What do you store your embossing folders in?

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Posted: 1/29/2013 4:19:07 PM
Still organizing here.

I have quite a few folders...Tim Holtz, doodlebug, Anna Griffin (yay!)

Looking for a nice, compact way to store them upright, maybe, file-like.

Do you have a good way to store your embossing folders???

Thanks for all of the help that everyone is offering! I have gotten some great ideas!

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Posted: 1/29/2013 4:29:06 PM
I use a 13 x 9 sterlite snap-top container. Have them stored so I can just flip through them.

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I just received the AG folders to put the folders in that HSN had with the cuttlebug. I wish I would have ordered 2 sets! They are really nice!
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Posted: 1/29/2013 4:44:19 PM
I have SU storage boxes in 3 different sizes to store all my folders & dies. Very sturdy!
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Posted: 1/29/2013 5:12:26 PM
I store mine in an open clear plastic shoe box (the kind that only costs a dollar). fits in my shoe holder organizer perfectly!

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Posted: 1/29/2013 7:19:33 PM
I store mine in DVD cases. You can see them in my gallery beside the Expedit in the 01/12 photos. I love having them right beside my table, the spines are labeled so it is easy to find the one I want. I also have dies this way and unmounted stamps on the bottom shelf sorted by category. I bought a case of 100 on Amazon for $20 and I still have about 20 left for future additions, will just need a bigger bookcase!


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Posted: 1/29/2013 7:21:19 PM
I keep mine in a photo box that I got at Hobby Lobby a few years ago. It is that clear white plastic and looks like a recipe file box that holds regular size index cards. Holds the regular size embossing folders perfectly. I will probably get a 5x7 version when I start buying the bigger folders.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 7:24:16 PM
A plastic card holder box with dividers. I got it at M's.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 7:45:53 PM
I was storing them in a 3 ring binder in the DVD sleeves which I really like until I bought a couple of the carry all caddies from 31. The embossing folders fit in there perfectly & are so easily accessible


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Posted: 1/29/2013 8:14:42 PM
I store mine in a photo box.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 9:52:02 PM
I use a metal storage box, but I would think a photo storage box would be perfect.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 10:03:45 PM
Mine are in a basket with my dies. I don't have very many.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 10:10:20 PM
Mine are stored in a rectangle shaped decorative metal mesh CD holder.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 12:07:36 AM
I use DVD cases standing in a photo box. Each case has an example of the embossing folder so I can see it, it covers the front and the spine.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 12:11:00 AM
I plan to store store them in a cd box from Ikea. The cheap cardboard one. I have cd/dvd sleeves from Office Depot that I'll put each on in and label so it's easier to find.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 12:53:41 AM
I also store mine in a photo box. Works for now.



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Posted: 1/30/2013 2:24:37 AM
I store mine in an old floppy disk storage container that I got at goodwill for about $1-$2! It works great!


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Posted: 1/30/2013 6:16:10 AM
Not sophisticated at all, but right now they're in a shoe box. Literally a card board shoe box from the shoe store. It's more narrow than the photo boxes, so they are held more tightly than the photo box. I keep them in the closet, so I haven't been concerned about how un-pretty it is.

However, it's stuffed full and my first shipment of AG folders just arrived yesterday & I need to make more room.



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Posted: 1/30/2013 6:31:56 AM
Mine are in a decorated box, much like a photo box, that I got at HomeGoods for about $4. It's just slightly bigger than a photo box and I love it because it also fits my Cuttlebug plates. I store everything upright so I can just flip through them.

I also have a small empty plastic container (I'm pretty sure it's the bottom of a baby wipe container) in the box that holds my small metal dies so they don't get lost.

Along the long side of the box, I can lay the longer metal dies (like the PTI rickrack die) and they fit perfectly.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 6:35:02 AM
A ziplock bag. ...Yeah, they don't get used a lot.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 6:38:48 AM
Mine are stored with my dies in open baskets on my 9 slot cubby shelf next to my craft table. Convenient to get to and sort.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:38:26 AM
Photo storage box, like this:

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upright in a mini tote bag i got at lot less and i just take the ones i want to take to a crop in my bag

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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:07:16 AM
I recently put mine in a vintage metal tin, they lay flat and I can't flip through them...but it works for me for now. I have also told myself I cannot outgrow this tin, if I get new ones some old have to go.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:13:19 AM
I use a cropper hopper photo holders.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:29:45 AM
I put mine in CD envelopes.
I got the idea from Aryne Kelly here on 2 peas.
It works great for me. I have both my embossing folders and thin dies stored this way.

I have a video to better understand how I did this.

Storing Embossing Folders



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Posted: 1/30/2013 11:45:57 AM
Plastic containers that are used for sewing patterns. Got them at Joann's.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 12:21:11 PM
I have mine in a Itso storage bin from T. All stand up nicely to flip through. And it holds all the sizes.
I also store my larger Cuttlebug dies in the bin as they are about the same size.
It sits on a shelf below my Bigshot and E. All of my dies and cartridges are on shelves below my Bigshot and E. In Itso bins.
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Posted: 1/30/2013 12:55:51 PM
I have mine in an old Basic Grey lunchbox.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 1:04:05 PM
I have a very large collection of embossing folders. I store mine in photo box, with the turned side ways. I have them all sorted alphabetically so I can find them easier and put them away. Using a sharpie, I wrote the name of the die on the front of the folder and then added a piece of clear tape over it so it doesn't rub off.

I also took the time and made a tag with the design for each one with the folder name, size and manufacturer name on the back of the tag. I have these hanging from large Binder rings so when I am not sure what pattern I want to use, I can flip through these and find one I like, go to my box and pull out the folder to use. easy peasy ....

I find I use my embossing folders a lot more now since I took the time to do this. Now when I get a new folder, the first thing I do is emboss the design on a tag for my ring and add it on.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 1:38:58 PM
I used to use a Sterilite container.

Now I use a half pint binder and MS page protectors from Staples. Takes up a fraction of the space on my shelf and it is easier for me to find what I need.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 4:37:21 PM
Don't you love those MS binder sleeves? I use them for my spellbinder type dies, too.

I don't understand why you put embossing folders in DVD cases? Seems like it would take up a ton a space.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 6:40:46 PM
I put mine into the DVD sleeves back in '09 and that has worked great for me. I also use those DVD sleeves for stamps. I'm a binder kind of gal and love storing things that way.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 7:37:25 PM
Mine are sitting in a desktop mail organizer. Kinda like this but only 2 layers and not so tall. I like it cause they are handy and visible. I got it at the Dollar Tree, so cheap, too.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 8:54:22 PM
I'm too cheap to buy a shoebox , I use an old baby wipe container with no lid. I also did the tag idea on the ring with the title of the folder- makes it SO much easier to grab that and flip through for inspiration.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 7:39:36 AM
just ran across this great ideal.

I think that I am going to change to this system because it will hold the bigger embossing folders as well as the regular size.

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An old green hinged wood box.

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