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Tips on Organizing new stamp sets & dies/bundles and using Pinterest

Not being organized makes me go in a tizzy!  I like to be able to put my hands on a stamp set when I'm creating a card.  Looking for a sentiment or an image can create anxious moments. so I like to make it as easy as possible and it all starts with the arrival of new stamps, dies, punches and DSP.

Here's a quick video on how I start with organizing my stamp sets, dies and punches using my photocopier, my Brother label maker and Velcro dots from the dollar store. 

Up until recently I have used Evernote to organize my stamp  & die images, stamp sentiments and DSP by patterns and colors.  I have to change my ways.  Evernote used to be free for up to two devices.  They are now charging $149 a year.  I can't afford that.  But I did notice the other day that Pinterest is now allowing tags, visible to the account owner.  I'm going to try to use that going forward.  

I normally add my cards to Pinterest, and save card ideas to my boards by catalog or theme.  I will now try to use this for saving copies of the stamp sets. You can capture current images from the online Stampin' Up!© digital catalog/store. Or you can take a photo of your stamp set and save it to a file to upload.

Here are the steps to create a board, add a section (I go by catalog, you can also go by theme) and add a pin with tags. 


Go to your Pinterest Profile on the right click on the + sign and then click on the Board from the drop down list.

You will then get this screen where you can give your board a name, in this case I'm creating a board for the 2024 January to April Mini Catalog. 

From here I will create a section for the stamp set.


Click the Plus + sign at the bottom of the screen. You'll get this drop down list, click on Section.

Give your section a name, in this case I'm creating a section for each stamp set in this catalog that I have. This is the section for the Sending Love Stamp set. I will also save ideas for using this stamp set in the same section.


Next we will create the Pin.  Click on the plus + sign at the bottom of the page again.

Click on Pin instead of Section

Next we will add our Pin. 

  • There will be a section of the left side where you can go to your files and add the image.

  • Give your pin a title, I'm using the name of the stamp set

  • Give your pin a description.  One thing I forgot to do was to enter the cross reference for the die set/punch.  I will go into edit Pin later and add this.

  • Next you can enter a URL if you have a website, like a blog where, this is located.  Otherwise it will just show an photos of the pin.

  • Next it will show what board it is attached to.  If you change your mine you can correct it here.

  • Lastly, and most important for me, is to enter the tags. I usually tag events, themes, images and sentiments like miss you, welcome, mail box

Lastly, make sure you click Publish on the upper right-hand side to save your work.  Now next time you can go to your account and search your pins for the image or stamp set.  

I would love to hear if this makes organizing your stamp sets, dies and even DSP

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