Storing Stamps and Dies

The market is filled with rubber and acrylic stamps that have matching dies. I, for one, am a huge fan, since it means no more fussy cutting! BUT, storing them is not quite as convenient.

I store my stamps in several different containers. Some are kept in pocket pages, like these …

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I love my stamps stored this way and I want the matching dies kept close by. However, if I put dies in any of these systems, I am afraid they will bend.

I have my dies in Art Bin boxes like this …

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I love this system, but I am afraid if I put stamps in with the dies, they would get squished.

Fortunately, I have amazing friends. My friend Jill came up with a brilliant idea that has worked perfectly. It starts with an empty case from Stampin’ Up. (please ignore my messy desk. It is my creative mind at work …)

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I tucked the stamp set inside the box. Then I cut a piece of adhesive-backed magnetic sheet and adhered it inside the box.

Stamp storage Candy Spiegel

The magnetic side holds the dies in place. The stamps stay tucked in on the other side, where both are safe and secure.

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I trimmed the sheet that came with the stamps and tucked it inside the front pocket.
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And, I used my label maker to create a label for the side.

IMGP0677Now they all fit nicely on my shelf with my Stampin’ Up stamps. Thanks for the great idea, Jill!!

I do not sell Stampin’ Up products, but if you would like to purchase any of the other storage options mentioned in here, let me know. I can order them for you!

 

2 thoughts on “Storing Stamps and Dies

  1. Your desk doen’t look very messy to me. You sure do beautirul work from there. I would like to know how much the Stampin’ Up folders are and how large they are. Also, how much they cost. Thanks.

    • Thank you for your compliments! The Stampin’ Up Folders are the size of a DVD case. They come in packs of 4 and are not very expensive. If you don’t have a Stampin’ Up consultant, I can put you in touch with one. (I don’t sell it or represent the company in any way)

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