Another organization/storage question stamps with dies and stamps with stencils

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Posted 8/18/2013 by iring in General Stamping
 

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Posted: 8/18/2013 1:29:13 PM
How do you store stamp sets that have matching dies or matching stencils?

I have all my stamps in one place (hahahahaha, yeah right!), dies in another, and stencils in another spot.

How do you store stamps that come with matching dies or stencils? Keep the die with the stamps? Stamps with the dies? Separate them and put a note on each that they have a match?

Trying to make room to walk, and work in the craft room today.


Cindi



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Posted: 8/20/2013 11:12:30 AM
I have some of the same, and I have no idea how I am going to store them. Right now, I have the stamps that came with die cuts filed with the rest of that manufactures die cuts.

I also have a set of stamps and cardboard cut outs that go with a Cricut cartridge and so far they are just stuck in a drawer.

No place for them to file them together so I won't forget where they are and I have enough problem with that already.

Hope we get some helpful hints.



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Posted: 8/20/2013 11:57:53 AM
Good question! I have a few of those sets too, and I haven't figured out a good way of storing them yet. I think I will end up not storing them together, or maybe an empty dvd case would work, if you use some strips of magnets to hold the dies (if the dies are the thin steel variety).


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Posted: 8/20/2013 1:28:38 PM
Someone out there sells a clear plastic binder box with pages you can buy to place inside that are magnetic on one side and laminated on the other so that these types of sets can be stored together on the same page. It works for cling as well as clear stamps. Feel free to PM me if you need more details to find it.

I've also been known to just store the stamp set and framelits or stencils in a pocket together divided by a sheet of cardstock...whether it be the type that is commercially available or just a sheet protector.

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Posted: 8/20/2013 4:18:40 PM
I use one of these Artbin containers



It has magnetic sheets for the dies and I have been filing the matching stamps in their original package beside the die. I have yet to decide if this is going to be perfect for them.


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Posted: 8/20/2013 4:56:01 PM
I have tall plastic storage boxes for all my acrylic stamp sets. I used to store the matching dies separate. Now I keep my sets together, I just tuck the die package right in behind the stamp package. It's much less work trying to find one or the other when you need them.


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Posted: 8/21/2013 11:56:48 AM

Annie, you have peamail, but I'll ask here too. Is the artbin box what you refer to in your post?

Pearl,
I've had my eye on the artbin box! Trouble is, before it came out, I made something similar of my own, except I'm outgrowing it. I'm not sure the artbin will store as many dies as my current storage. Definitely no room for stamps in my current situation though ... hmmmm.

Here is my current spellbinders die storage. That binder has gotten a little thicker . It works pretty good (except the last roll of magnetic tape I bought was too thin and doesn't hold very well). No room for storing stamps with matching dies though ...


Cindi



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Posted: 8/21/2013 11:59:14 AM
Thanks for the suggestions so far! I can always use more.


Cindi



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Posted: 8/21/2013 1:08:00 PM
I just replied to your peamail, but if anyone else is interested, it is not the Artbin box pictured above that I use. I don't think I can say the name of the other company without breaking some rules on here, but I will say that this company also markets those reasonably priced alcohol markers "made for crafters".

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Posted: 8/23/2013 8:01:10 AM
I keep the dies with the stamp set.

I used to keep the die and stamp set in their packaging and keep them together on a binder ring.

Now that I use Avery Elle - Storage Pockets, I put the stamp set in the front and the dies in the back on an magnetic sheet. Works really well for me I find.
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Posted: 8/23/2013 2:52:23 PM
My stamps are stored by general theme (alphas, sentiments, images, holidays, backgrounds & borders). My dies are all stored together, as I don't have that many.

I ended up putting all the stamps that have coordinating dies or Cricut cartridges together in a box, as a separate category. It's not ideal, but it works so far. I have fewer than 15 stamp sets in that box, so it's not too hard to keep track of them.

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Posted: 8/26/2013 12:59:56 PM
I keep the stamps and dies separate. I just did a little scrap room tour that shows my die storage if you would like to see it.

http://1ashjoy.blogspot.com/2013/08/papertrey-ink-stamp-faire-2013.html


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Posted: 9/3/2013 4:11:04 AM
For me it depends on the set. Some of the dies I wouldn't really use on their own so I store them with the stamps. If they are very versatile, the dies, I store them with my dies. Same with stamps that have coordinating embossing folders.


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Posted: 9/13/2013 5:17:24 PM
Thank you for all of your suggestions! Seems like I am constantly searching for the perfect system ... or maybe I just have too much stuff?

These all make sense ... storing together, storing separate ... some of the dies are definitely more versatile than others. I was just looking at some new Sizzix framelit/stamp sets. Some framelits I can't really see being used without the stamp ... some, like pennants and label shapes could definitely be used without.

Joyce, thanks for the tour of your space!



Cindi



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Posted: 9/13/2013 11:11:40 PM
I store the stamps and dies together in a DVD- like box. I glue magnets to hold the des. The cases do not have the middle part to hold a DVD ( like stampin up cases) .. I found them online 100 cases for about 80.00.
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