If you’ve been paper crafting for a while, you probably have quite a few stamp sets/dies, and will be in need of some sort of storage system. I recently noticed that I was needing a better way to store my stamps and dies… so, I went online shopping for a better storage system. I liked the products offered but did not like the high prices. I decided that I would make my own stamp and die storage system myself – I am a crafter, after all! 😉
Below, I have linked the supplies for you, just to give you an idea of what to purchase. It would be best to purchase in person since the Dollar Tree website is for bulk orders only. Also, I linked to some Dollar Tree items which are available to order on eBay. In the event that your local Dollar Tree does not carry the supplies needed, you can find them for a comparable price elsewhere.
Note: I will post the basic written instructions here, but will have more detailed images and instructions on my YouTube video which is posted below.
STEP 1: The stamp & die storage is very easy to make using the items from the Dollar Tree as well as some craft items you probably already have. Begin by removing the plastic spine off your report covers. One end is already sealed, so be sure to leave the sealed end intact. Use your scissors or paper trimmer to cut the report covers to the desired size needed to house your stamps and/or matching dies. ↓
STEP 2: After you have your plastic report cover sheets cut to size, use your clear tape to seal the two sides (leaving the top open to insert stamps & dies). If you have a Fuse Tool, this would be ideal – but if not, the clear tape works like a charm! ↓
STEP 3: At this point, you can slip your stamp sheets into the storage pockets you’ve just created and call it done… but, I added some cardstock with tabs into my pockets so I could label the stamp set. Also, some of my stamps had matching metal dies. In order to keep the dies with the stamp set, I cut some magnetic sheets to size and affixed the dies. The stamps and dies (both) fit nicely into the storage pockets! I filed mine in a Dollar Tree storage bin for easy access. ↓
Quick Tips: If you have loose stamps without acetate OR some that you’ve unmounted from wood blocks, you can use acetate or clear overhead projector transparencies (cut down to size) to affix your stamps to. This way, they will be protected and slide into your storage pockets easily.
Another great idea is to use these storage pockets to store your dry embossing folders, stencils, and more! You can label/file them in the storage bin for easy access.
To see the video of how to make the storage pockets in today’s blog, please be sure to check out the video below. Have a happy crafty day! 😉