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I was wondering how everyone stores their nestabilities and dies. I don't have all that many, but I have been storing them in small plastic boxes, they are about 4 x 6 inches and I get them at Hobby Lobby. I think they are really to store pictures. I keep the sets together with those large type jump rings used as key rings, the kind that open, But some days trying to get those rings apart, is a pain.
I came across this idea and really like it. Creations with Christina: Paper Trey Ink Die Storage
She uses magnetic sheets to keep them in the page protectors. I found Martha Stewart makes the page protectors, I like the 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 size and they have flaps on the top of each one to keep the stuff in, so there should be no need for the magnetic. Martha has full sheets and those divided in 1/2 and also those to store business cards. You can buy generic page protectors in different arrangement, but they do not have the flaps. I like this idea, but was wondering how everyone else stores their supplies.
I ordered from the net Marth's page protectos and a generic brand 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 binder 2 inch for less than $30, should be enough to store all I have.
I have a number of Papertrey ones, stamps and dies, and am looking into this method. And even to store my papertrey stamps in here too, right now they are in the plastic pages from Tim Holtz. I have 3 of his zippered binders, but they go too expensive and I keep them together by theme with those rings, and in a large rubber maid type box.
I would love to have some feedback on what you use.
Here is a pic of what I do. I use magnetic strips that I got at JoAnn's (a roll of like 10' was under $5) on box cardstock (I cut up all my boxes and save). I paste the card front with the style and number from the Spellbinders package. Inexpensive and functional. You could cover the faces of the cardstock if you want it to be pretty. I couldn't justify spending money on something I could make.
I got some of the 'cold air return' vent covers from Home Depot. They're 6 or 8 inches wide, 15 inches long, and come 3 to a pack for under $5. I cut them to fit in a quart ziplock bag, one for each set. Picture from the packaging goes on the other side, then they're stored in a box, vertical, so I can just flip through them. Box also holds embossing folders, and quickutz dies, and my few bigz dies.
I currently store mine on the card they are attached to. I use magnetic strips ( like mentioned above) and stick a few right where the tape is currently at on the back of the card. Then I store the card with the dies attached in a plastic file folder that is legal paper size. Works wonderfully and takes up very little room.
Like LindaBabe, I use the cold air vent sheets and cut them myself. I store them in the clear boxes (Iris) sold at many of the craft stores. The labels are just kept together by a rubber and stored away. Because I have an ever growing wish list of Nesties, I keep those I already have in a craft tool list that's stored digitally on my phone. That way I'm not buying duplicates.
i just bought a bunch of nesties at Hobby Lobby marked way way down and am storing each set in the old Sizzix embossing folders (metal) cases. They are heavy weight plastic and work perfect for my nesties and they were free.
I was keeping mine in magnetic folders but hated going through them each time I needed one. I now keep them hanging on pegs. I hole punch thru the flyer that comes with them and use a book ring for the flyer and dies. They can then be put on a hook and i keep those organized by basic shape. They are easy to flip thru and I find myself using them a lot more. I still use my folders for borders and decorative shapes.
Mine just hang out together in a plastic container with a lid. Seems to work fine. I do have one magnetic binder, but it is full. I don't see the point in buying another one. I have a fair number of dies, but it only takes me a few minutes to locate the one I am looking for.
I have tried quite a few different storage methods! I purchased the Artbin magnetic storage case and LOVE it! I don't have to buy the magnetic sheets/or the magnetic vents and cut them,etc. I only need to buy the refill sheets and always use a coupon! I take them right out of the package put them on the sheet and take my label maker to put the name/number on it and then I place that right on the sheet. You can fit 21 sheets with the dies on them into each case. It is small and portable if you need it to be!
I started off storing mine in photo books with the slip in pockets (about 4 x6 or 5 x 7) size on a magnetic sheet or strip and cutting off the label on the pkg, taping it along the size. It's worked great, and its nice and neat. However, I bought one of the ArtBin cases with the inserts, and LOVE IT!!!!!! I filled it with all my other dies, waiting to go into books, and I'm now thinking of converting the others. I agree with Connie, it's a great way to store them and so convenient.