Video: 6×6 Background Stamp Storage

Hi there. Today I am (finally!!!) sharing my 6×6 background stamp storage.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I have been using this system for all my cling background stamps (6×6 and smaller) for awhile now and am very, very happy with it. Therefore, I felt it was finally time to share! (I like to live with a system a bit before I share it, just to be sure I would recommend it 100%.)


I keep my background stamps in THESE sleeves that are approximately 6 3/4″ x 6 3/4″. The thin sleeves actually come with an adhesive flap which I cut off. They are a little larger than the stamps, but I like the slightly loose fit for easy access. I labeled the sleeves in the same way I label all my stamps and dies – – using my favorite label maker. (Click HERE to see a video of the label maker in action.) I cut white cardstock inserts for support inside the pockets.


I keep the sleeves in categories with plastic dividers. The dividers are cut from inexpensive plastic folders. (You could recycle cardboard or laminate cardstock if you wanted.) I just added category titles using clear label in my label maker and rounded the corners with my Corner Chomper.


If you’ve seen my previous storage videos, you know I’m a big fan of the InterDesign Linus Storage Containers. I find that there are various 8″-wide containers is that work great for holding these background stamps. Here are some options:

Please look closely at the sizes before ordering. There are many options! Any container that is 7.5″ to 8″ wide would work well.

I hope you give this organizational system a try. It is really working well for me – – I find I’m using more of my background stamps now!


Here are some additional helpful videos:


Interested in the products I used? To make them easy to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), Container Store (CS), etc.

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113 thoughts on “Video: 6×6 Background Stamp Storage”

  1. If only I had that many background stamps! Then that would be a great storage solution. Thanks

  2. I am gradually changing over to your stamp and die storage system, but I calculated the cost of the blue plastic folder dividers as $0.50 each…I just use Manila folders which are sturdy and cheaper although they don’t look as nice! Thank you for the great ideas.

  3. Wonderful video, Jennifer, and thanks for all the links and ideas. I posted on the YouTube comment area as well, but do you have any ideas for what I might put on the backs of my wood-block backgrounds if I remove the rubber? Thanks!! And have a fabulous time!!

  4. What a terrific way to store background stamps. It should also work for the bigger embossing folders. I have quite a few 6 x 6 EF’s and they won’t fit in the container I use for my A2 and 5 x 7 folders. Thanks Jennifer!

  5. I have tried dark backgrounds …. But seem to have problems with excess embossing powders
    Btw… The best place to find plastic folders to make dividers for me is goodwill or similar stores. Another option is to buy the plastic dividers for larger index cards.

  6. Another great organizational video. Good timing, too, as I’ve been trying to figure out how to store all my background stamps. I do have a couple of questions for you. I want to unmount all my stamps on wood blocks and put them on a cling backing. Problem is how to store them. I’ve heard some types of acrylic material can ruin the cling backing. Any idea where to get acrylic sheets that won’t ruin the backing? Any idea as to the best way to store them once I find the right type of acrylic sheets? Thanks, Jennifer, and thanks too for another great video.

  7. Thanks for the great video. Several years ago I organized my stamp sets in clear cd cases and want to change to their system because the cases are not holding up well. My question is all original packaging was thrown away so I have nothing for the stamps to cling to, any suggestions for something to use. Thanks for any suggestions. Jennifer

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