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Stamp and Die Storage Pockets Overview + GIVEAWAY

Hello! Today I am sharing several storage pocket options for any size of stamp sets, dies, and stencils. I have shared this info before here and there, but wanted to pull it all together and also offer some new-to-the-market options.

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[All supplies are linked to multiple sources below. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Notes: Please know that I put a ton of time and effort into this post and video. I am praying I didn’t make any mistakes, but will update this post if I do. Approximate sizes are given and rounded up to nearest 1/8″. White inserts do not come with pockets – I create those myself with inexpensive white cardstock that I have pre-cut at Kinkos. Please confirm all the details with the stores before buying. Prices will very, etc.

STORAGE POCKETS

Here is a list of the storage pockets available from craft companies. There are other likely other solutions out there, but here are the most popular and the ones I have tried:

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(Featured: Avery Elle Big Greetings Stamp Set)

POCKETS FOR “REGULAR” STAMP SETS (such as 4″ x 6″ – MOST COMMON SIZE)

I use regular stamp pockets for all my stamp sets that are 4″ x 6″ and smaller. (If smaller, I often put two stamp sets in one pocket.) I also use these for large dies.

Avery Elle Stamp Pockets

  • What I use.
  • It is the original!
  • Approximate pocket size: 5 5/8″ x 7 3/8″
  • Thickness: Medium-weight
  • Cost: 25 pockets for $8.99
  • Closure: Small flap that folds in
  • Buy at: Avery Elle, Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson

Simon Says Stamp Storage Pockets

  • Approximate pocket size:  5 5/8″ x 7 1/2″
  • Thickness: Medium-weight
  • Cost: 50 pockets for $11.99
  • Closure: Small flap that folds in
  • Buy at: Simon Says Stamp

My Favorite Things Large Pocket Storage

  • Approximate pocket size: 5 3/4″ x 7 1/2″ (Note: These are slightly wider then the previously mentioned.)
  • Thickness: Medium-weight
  • Cost: 50 pockets for $8.99
  • Closure: Small flap that folds in
  • Buy at: My Favorite Things

Essentials by Ellen Storage Envelopes

  • Approximate pocket size: 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″
  • Thickness: Heavy-weight with reinforced edges
  • Cost per pocket: 25 pockets for $9.00
  • Closure: Small flap that folds in
  • Buy at: Ellen Hutson

SugarPea Stamp Pouches

  • Approximate pocket size: 5 3/4″ x 7 5/8″
  • Thickness: Heavy-weight (the highest quality of all the pockets, with reinforced edges and rounded corners)
  • Cost: 10 pockets for $5.95
  • Closure: A flap that folds in snugly
  • Buy at: Sugar Pea Stamps

Next up….

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(Featured: My Favorite Things Top Dog Stamp Set)

POCKETS FOR “TALL” STAMP SETS (such as 4″ x 8″)

I use these for my tall stamp sets, such as 4″ x 8″. Some companies sell this taller stamp set size, such as My Favorite Things, etc.

My Favorite Things Tall Pocket Storage

  • What I use.
  • Approximate pocket size: 5 3/4″ x 8 5/8″
  • Thickness: Medium-weight
  • Cost: 50 pockets for $9.99
  • Closure: Small flap that folds in
  • Buy at: My Favorite Things

Essentials By Ellen Medium Storage Envelopes

  • Approximate pocket size: 5 1/2″ x  9 1/2″ (Tall enough to keep stamp backer cards in most cases.)
  • Thickness: Heavy-weight with reinforced edges
  • Cost: 25 pockets for $15.00
  • Closure: Small flap that folds in
  • Buy at: Ellen Hutson

Simon Says Stamp Tall Clear Sleeves

  • These are just thin, cello bags but work great. I use these, also.
  • Approximate pocket size: 5 5/8″ x 8 5/8″ (I cut to 8 1/4″ tall.)
  • Thickness: Light-weight
  • Cost: 100 sleeves for $8.99
  • Closure: No closure.
  • Buy at: Simon Says Stamp

Next we have…

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(Featured: Altenew Wild Hibiscus Stamp Set)

POCKETS FOR “LARGE” STAMP SETS (such as 6″x8″)

I use these for my large stamp sets, such as 6″ x 8″. Some companies sell this larger stamp set size, such as Altenew, Winnie & Walter, Neat & Tangled, etc.

Essential by Ellen Large Storage Envelopes

  • What I use.
  • Approximate pocket size: 6 3/4″ x 9 1/2″
  • Thickness: Heavy-weight
  • Cost: 25 pockets for $22.50
  • Closure: Small flap that folds in
  • Buy at: Ellen Hutson

Simon Says Stamp Large Clear Sleeves

  • These are just thin, cello bags. Worked well for me! Stamp sets fit snugly, and a few may need to be trimmed a bit.
  • Approximate pocket size: 6″ x 10″ (I cut to 6″ x 8 1/8″)
  • Thickness: Light-weight
  • Cost: 100 sleeves for $9.99
  • Closure: No closure.
  • Buy at: Simon Says Stamp

Moving on to…

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(Featured: Lawn Fawn Sweet Smiles Stamp Set)

POCKETS FOR “SMALL” STAMP SETS (such as 4″ x 4″ and smaller)

Some people like small stamp pockets for small stamps. I don’t use these because I feel they get lost among the bigger pockets. I instead put a couple small sets in one regular pocket. However, I thought I should share the option. Some companies sell smaller sets such as Lawn Fawn, Waffle Flower, My Favorite Things, etc.

My Favorite Things Small Pocket Storage

  • Approximate pocket size: 5 1/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Thickness: Medium-weight
  • Cost: 50 pockets for $4.99
  • Closure: Small flap that folds in
  • Buy at: My Favorite Things

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(Featured: Hero Arts Foliage Bold Background Stamps)

POCKETS FOR “background” STAMP SETS (such as 4″ x 6″ or 6″ x 6″ RUbber)

Large cling rubber background stamps are becoming more popular, so this size is handy to have. You can also use these pockets for stencils. Some companies that sell background stamps include Hero Arts, My Favorite Things, Impression Obsession, Simon Says Stamp, etc.

Simon Says Stamp Background Stamp Clear Sleeves

  • What I use.
  • These are just thin, cello bags. Works well for me for background stamps!
  • Approximate pocket size: 6 3/4″ x 8 5/8″ – I cut a bit off the top to make it 6 5/8″ tall.
  • Must be altered: Need to cut to 6 5/8″ tall.
  • Thickness: Light-weight
  • Cost: 100 sleeves for $9.99
  • Closure: Sleeves come with an adhesive flap but I cut these off and use as open sleeve.
  • Buy at: Simon Says Stamp

My Favorite Things Square Pockets

  • Heads up! I find these to be very snug or too small for many of 6×6 stamps.
  • Approximate pocket size: 6 1/8″ x 6 1/4″
  • Thickness: Medium-weight
  • Cost: 50 pockets for $8.99
  • Closure: Small flap that folds in
  • Buy at: My Favorite Things

Let’s move on to die pockets next…

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(Featured: Simon Says Stamp Stacked Hearts Die)

POCKETS FOR most Dies  (such as 5″ and smaller)

I like to use smaller pockets for my wafer thin dies since most dies are smaller. For larger dies, I use regular stamp pockets.

Simon Says Stamp Die Pockets

  • What I use. They are durable (thick, reinforced sides, and larger flap with closure.)
  • Approximate pocket size: 5 1/8″ x 5″
  • Thickness: Durable
  • Cost: 25 pockets for $5.99
  • Closure: Flap with a small closure. This closure isn’t a tuck-in closure so it will really prevent small dies from falling out.
  • Buy at: Simon Says Stamp

My Favorite Things Small Pocket Storage

  • Same as above for stamps – but they work great for dies.
  • Approximate pocket size: 5 1/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Thickness: Medium-weight
  • Cost: 50 pockets for $4.99
  • Closure: Small flap that folds in
  • Buy at: My Favorite Things

Finally, we have stencils…

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(Featured: Neat and Tangled Hexastar Stencil)

POCKETS FOR most stencils

These hold most stencils around 6″ x 6″. You could also use the Simon Says Stamp Background Stamp Clear Sleeves for your stencils!

Simon Says Stamp Stencil Clear Sleeves

  • What I use.
  • These are just thin, cello bags. Works well for me for stencils!
  • Approximate sleeve size: 6 1/2″ x 6 1/4″ with a flap that I cut off.
  • Must be altered: Flap needs to be cut off.
  • Thickness: Light-weight
  • Cost: 100 sleeves for $9.99… approximately $.10 a sleeve
  • Closure: Sleeves come with an adhesive flap but I cut these off and use as open sleeve.
  • Buy at: Simon Says Stamp

My Favorite Things Square Pockets

  • These a bit snug on some stencils.
  • Approximate pocket size: 6 1/8″ x 6 1/4″
  • Thickness: Medium-weight
  • Cost: 50 pockets for $8.99
  • Closure: Small flap that folds in
  • Buy at: My Favorite Things

That wraps up storage pockets. Let’s next talk about the containers that I like for holding them…

STORAGE CONTAINERS

I really like the line of storage containers from InterDesign. They are high quality and sized perfectly. However, you can use recycled boxes, baskets, or inexpensive containers. Many of the pockets I mentioned fit in in CD/DVD storage bins.

Here is what I use…

For most of my stamps, I use the InterDesign Fridge Split Binz.

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The InterDesign Fridge Split Binz is incredible! I can hold approximately 150 stamp sets in one. The container is approximately 12″ x 14.5″ x 4″ and very sturdy. I hold my regular, small, and tall stamp sets/pockets in this container. If you want a smaller container to hold the same products, try the InterDesign Linus Binz Cube (approx 6″ x 6″ x 6″) or the InterDesign Kitchen Binz (approx 10″ x 6″ x 5″).

For my die pocket storage, I use a smaller container… the InterDesign Linus 6″ Pullz.

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The InterDesign Linus 6″ Pullz is approximately 11.5″ x 6″ x 3.5″. It works great for these smaller pockets.

For bigger stamp sets, the InterDesign Linus Fridge N Pantry Binz is great.

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The InterDesign Linus Fridge N Pantry Binz is approximately 8″ x 8″ x 6″ and is handy in the kitchen, too!

You can see the line of storage containers from InterDesign that work well for crafting HERE.

I hope this was all helpful to you! If you have questions, please email me.

GIVEAWAY

How would you like to win THREE packs of Avery Elle Stamp Pockets! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 6/25/16 telling me how you like to store your stamp sets. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too! Prize personally donated.)

Thanks for stopping by!

 

(Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased.)


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978 thoughts on “Stamp and Die Storage Pockets Overview + GIVEAWAY”

  1. Thanks for the storage ideas. I usually just store them in the original pockets but some of them are ripping. I may try your idea, thanks again for all the work that was involved in this video great and all the options.

  2. I’ve had such a difficult time with storage. I hate digging through a drawer to find a die or stamp set. Love your ideas, and thank you so very much.

  3. I started using AE storage pockets some time ago and storing them in IKEA Kassett boxes, but that left me me several odd-sized sets that I didn’t know what to do with, e.g. the large Winnie & Walter sets. Thanks for providing an update on all the options that are currently availab. I really appreciate all the time and effort you put into this, Jennifer.

  4. I ordered the clear pockets about 3 months ago. What an improvement. I store stamp sets on both front and back, according to theme or subject. Then place a colored divider in between themes. What a help this has been. Thanks for your suggestions and your “show and tell.”

  5. I love your ideas. Thank you. I like to store my DVD sized stamp cases on a DVD rack. It’s the perfect size and holds a lot. Bought mine second hand…one mans trash is another stampers dream! Thank you for your give away. Would love to win!

  6. Thank you for sharing this review of all these different pockets. This was very informative!!! I would love to win this giveaway!! I’m sure it took you a long time to put this together, but please know that it was very helpful!!! I pinned this post so that I can have it readily available when I’m ready to buy items to organize my stamps, etc. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!!!!

  7. Right now, my stamps are disorganized. My wooden, and some cling, stamps are organized in an 8 drawer cabinet. Stampin Up, and a few other, stamps that are in a CD case are on a bookshelf. Finally, there are a few others that are in a plastic bin on that same bookshelf. I want to organize my stamps, but I haven’t done that yet.

  8. Jennifer,
    Even though the chance to win free pockets is closed, I just had to tell you what a great job you did on the video. I know it took a lot of work. I am 72 year old widow who has only been into the card making craft since January, I have managed to accumulate a lot of stuff. So the video was very helpful and informative. What machine did you use to make your hello die cuts with sticky on the back? (I saw in another video from your blog. It was partial die cutting and using acetate and vellum for card stock..
    Thanks again,
    Nancy

  9. I have such problems with stamp storage. Most recently I cut all my sets apart (gasp!) and store them by theme. It works in a way, but I’m not sure.

  10. Thank you Jenniferor sharing this information. I love your videos. Your organizational videos have helped me tremendously. I have been using the AE pockets and plastic bins for stamps and love this system. I recently started storing the matching die behind the stamp set in the same pocket. I add a colored circle sticker to the front of the pocket to indicate there is a matching die in the back. After snipping the dies apart, I don’t like the pieces loose in the pocket so I store them on magnet sheet. I often use the magnet business cards, calendars and ads people give away or send in the mail. Flip them over and small dies can be stored on them and even larger dies, they may not fit entirely but are kept in place. The price is great too!

  11. WOW ! You are AMAZING Jennifer! And a great teacher. I am absolutely fascinated by your awesome crafts. Thank you so much.
    I have been initiated to cards crafts by my sister last year. Shea gave me lots of stuff but I have to search the internet to know how to use them. That is how I found you today. I wondered how to use vellum, which to me is a luxury and brings me back to my childhood. Whenever I saw cards with vellum they looked so special! My sister gave me so me vellum sheets and I want to know what I can do with them. Thank you for having these so very interesting videos for beginners, etc. You can be sure I will learn from you because you are strait minded, detailed and very easy to understand – the qualities of a great teacher. I appreciate all your kindness in sharing these.
    sincerely, Danielle, xxx
    PS forgive me but I do not go to facebook etc…

  12. Thank you for the opportunity at yet another great giveaway.
    As a beginning stamper my collection is not too big so what I use currently are little plastic baskets from the dollar tree, mostly because the stamps that I have are wooden. The system I would like to get into as I collect the great new stamps they have out there will probably be a 3 ring binder with clear pocket pages, that way I can store the stamps and make an easy way to categorize and know what is in each binder by just looking at the cover.

  13. I’ve been using your storage ideas for a while now and love it. I have several of the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamp sets. Do you know if they will fit in the large stamp pockets you mentioned? Thanks.

  14. Thanks for the update on your stamp storage system. I first saw how you did storage approximately a year ago when I started to search for ways to store my stuff. I’m a bit like you as I hate disorganization and cannot work in a mess. That said keeping a craft room tidy is difficult and for a while I couldn’t find some of my items. Now I am using some of the Avery Elle pockets for my stamp storage and am in the process of buying some of the ones you mention in your update. As well I am in the process of getting those Interdesign binz. In the meantime my stamp pockets are in a shoe box that holds them quite well for short term but will not hold up in the long term. My stencils are in a small basket but I often can’t find the one I want so I shall be upgrading to pockets as well. For a while I was using a binder for my stamps but I found that if they lose a little bit of their cling they slip off and small ones can easily get lost or misplaced. The pocket system is way better and it is easier to find what I am looking for. I’m a big fan of Gina K Designs and those larger pockets will hold her backer cards as well which is great. I really appreciate your video tutorials and your blog information. You give great directions, have wonderful ideas and I just enjoy sharing the information. Thanks so much.

  15. I haven’t had a real way to set up my stamp storage, which is why I was looking at this blog post. I love how all this is clean and matching and doesn’t take up a lot of space. I plan to use this system (depending on where I can get the supplies here in Canada), but the change I want to make is to create a type of book (similar to your ink swatch book), where there is a photocopy of each of the stamp sets put into subject categories. This way, if a set has words, birds, and plants, I can have a photocopy of the set in each of those “sections” of the binder, so when I am looking for something, I won’t miss out on a set I could have used but that was in a section I didn’t think of looking in. Then, I would number the photocopy, and it does not matter about reorganizing the stamps when I get new ones, I just need to use the next number in sequence. I can’t wait to get started! Thank you, Jennifer!

  16. jennifer,
    this is SUCH a helpful post! i’ve looked at those envelopes on sss many times but thought, “oh, what if it’s not the right thickness” because you just can’t tell from the website. i’m so thankful for this post! because i’m like you – i need to be organized in order to be creative!!!
    love you and your work. keep it up!
    -christy (in arkansas)

  17. Can you please tell me if Avery Elle has discontinued their regular size stamp pockets (5 5/8 x 7 3/8)? These are the ones I’ve always used but now I can’t seem to find them any more. Even the links you list above don’t work any more to their site. The one it links to on SSS say they are now 5 1/2 x 7 1/4, even though the item picture on both SSS and AE show 5 1/2 x 7 3/8. Would love to any assistance clearing up the confusion. Thanks!

  18. Jennifer, I’m not certain you’ll see this comment since it comes 8 months after you originally posted this blog post about stamp storage but I wanted to offer up my gratitide for all the work you put into this to share your experience and great ideas. I can see it was a lot of work on your behalf so I am so appreciative as I came away with some great storage solutions that will work for me. Thank you for all the wonderful techniques and ideas such as this post that you generously share every week!

  19. Thanks so much for your great video on stamp storage. I have stored my stamps by manufacture and in cd cases. I am considering switching to the pocket system and do it by theme. Since I have stored my stamps in cd’s I don’t have the original packaging that cam with the stamps. Any suggestions on what to mount the stamps on, and also I have a lot of sentiment stamps, any suggestions on being able to tell what is in each pocket. Love your videos, I get som much infor, keep up the good work.

    Jan

  20. I am on a stamp and die organization mission. Your suggestions are by far the best for my needs. I need to stock up on these storage supplies. Thank you for your thorough demonstration of these great products. I’m learning so much on the website. ??

  21. Question….you show the coordinating stamp and die sets stored in the stamp pockets…stamps in the front, dies in the back but you don’t really go over this or show what the dies are on. Do you suggest they are loose, magnet sheets or something else? I have the Diamond Press dies and stamps so there a lot of small dies. I just wondered if there is a video about this or if you have any suggestions. I often use the vent covers from Home Depot or Lowes..they are very inexpensive and work great, but they make it heavy so I am wondering if there is another option. Thanks in advance.

  22. Thank you SO much for all the great research and work you put into this.. It is very much appreciated.. I am in the process of organizing these items and this is so helpful.. I had started working on it last year and then we moved.. so needless to say it was put on the back burner.. but I am diving into it now and this is such a big help.. You are awesome!!! Another great video!

  23. I recently discovered a new company of pockets for you to investigate. I’ve tried a few different sizes and like the reduced price. I found them on Amazon. The company is called the “Checkoutstore” and the pockets that are 5 x 5 1/8 comes in a pack of 100. The 5 5/8 x 8 1/2 also come in a pack of 100 and currently $10.95 and the 5 x 5 1/8 are currently $13.95. I really appreciate all of your effort and suggestions for making storing stamps and dies easier. Is there a way to store STENCILS? I have them in all sizes – from the half sheet, to the square to the 12″ x 12″ and right now they are just in a plastic flex file folder. I have used a C-clip for the half sheets but am unsure what to do with the others. HELP???
    Beth

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