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Old 09-02-2015, 11:02 AM   #1  
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I'm in the process of unmounting and wonder what to do with the empty SU clamshell boxes? Should I just recycle them or do you all have some amazing ideas? Thanks!
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I put all my re-inkers in them. Also I put a bunch of tags in them. The best thing I did was I arranged all my single stamps by theme, then I used my old clamshell boxes to store them in!!

I am thinking about storing some digi images in some too!
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I keep 'leftovers' in them: Punched-out circles, centers of stitched rectangles where I used the frame, my Xyron-ed strips to use with word dies. ie Things I will use someday.
Another one holds dies that don't fit in my Spellbinders system, or other die storage.
Someone down the way in this forum was looking to buy some.
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They come in handy for most of stuff. I gave some away but kept the major it. I store die cuts and other embellishments in some. I carry card stuff to classes to keep the stuff from getting smashed.
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I store my reinkers and markers in them. I also use them to store other small items.
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I've done all of the above. Recently I started using the lids for watercoloring. Use your markers on the lide, spritz with water (4-5 squirts) apply to watercolor paper, whisper white thick cardstock or shimmery white. Voila! Watercolored background.
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I use them to store anything that I want to see and not have to dig through a box to see whats in it - like my paper flowers, buttons, die cuts, etc.
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for storing:

* ink cubes
* reinkers
* ribbon scraps, bakers twine, etc.
* sequins (stored in tiny ziplock bags)
* dies in small ziplock bags; one box per theme (words, flowers, shapes, etc.) - I did this for a long time, but recently switched over to a different storage system
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I use them a lot! For pearls, rhinestones, buttons, eyelets, ribbon pieces, flowers, die-cuts, etc.
I store them on their sides and put them in market baskets. I can see at a glance what is in each container.
When I make a card and have leftover pieces, I put these pieces in a clamshell for the next card.....then I have a "kit" started and can put the next card together quicker...sometimes I even have all of the pieces for a card in a container and then when my mojo is tired, I just enjoy assembling a card from the "kit". I always seem to have these "kits" on hand to make cards when needed.
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I use some to store my finished cards by theme. All my sympathy cards are in 2 boxes; thank you in another, etc.
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In addition to using them for many of the things already mentioned, I also use them for storing non-craft related things. The small ones are especially useful for thumb/flash drives; cords that come with cameras and spare batteries (I know, most people seem to use their smart phones for pictures these days); computer recovery CD's for DH's and my computers, etc.
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In addition to using them for many of the things already mentioned, I also use them for storing non-craft related things. The small ones are especially useful for thumb/flash drives; cords that come with cameras and spare batteries (I know, most people seem to use their smart phones for pictures these days); computer recovery CD's for DH's and my computers, etc.
Now this is a great idea! But I have no more cases left over
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I love them for storing the SU ink spots I bought years ago. A set fits perfectly in a box. I also store all my PTI cubes, Versacolor cubes, etc. in separate boxes. I keep my markers in a couple larger boxes, also my colored pencils and my watercolor pencils in separate large boxes. When I give a set of cards away as a gift, I put them in one of the medium boxes and tie with a bow. I take pictures of the cards I make (4 cards to a picture), and after I get these back from Snapfish, I keep them in a clamshell. I unmounted my background stamps, too, and keep them stacked in a clamshell. I keep my stock of dimensionals in a small one. I keep all my sheets of rhinestones in a clamshell. I keep scrap paper, cut to the size of the box, on my desk so I always have clean scrap paper accessible. My husband uses a few of them in his workshop for storing small tools, metals, etc. I've never had to throw any away yet!
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I store my Spellbinder dies in them. I put 1 or 2 strips of magnet tape into the bottom, and mount the dies into those strips. The boxes are big enough to hold the 5x7 dies, the dies are not rattling around scratching up the embossing sides of each other, and I can put the front picture and name onto the back of the box (so I don't buy it again!). I actually love the CD cases more than the stamps... and the cases are quite large, which is great.
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1) 4 of them house my SU reinkers by color family.
2) all my glue sticks
3) dry embossing metal stencils
4) hold lots of card kit materials, mostly pre-cut cardstock.
5) lots hold together lots of loose non SU wooden stamps that share the same theme.

If you have no use for them, you'd find people who are willing to buy them!
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These are all such great suggestions! Thanks to all of you for the ideas! On a side note, this unmounting business is a lot of work!
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