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!

 

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

  1. Wow! I’m amazed there are so many options out there. I’m sad to say that most of my stamps are currently just tossed into a big bin. I have just started using dies so we’ll see how that goes.

  2. Wow Jennifer you did spend a lot of time on this post. I want to say thank you though because you did a super job. I have gone from boxes to cd cases to Tim Holtz pockets ( no longer available..ugh). I am looking for a new storage system. Some of the pockets you featured, especially the Avery Elle and Ellen Hutson have caught my eye. I’m thinking that this is my new way to go. Thanks again for all the information .

  3. This is a fantastic post and thank you for all of the ideas to get organized. The best part of this, is that these are good working solutions that ultimately saves time and space along with ease of access. I think you should turn your organizational series this into an OCC class, I think it would be a BIG hit. I’ve been transferring most of my clear stamps to this method (I call it the Pocket Flip method) and am using DVD (plastic) dividers with mini page protectors (1/2 size) for my cling stamps in a similar fashion, although Aileen’s Tack It Over glue is invaluable for this set up. How do you store your clings stamps (that aren’t background stamps) or are all your stamps mainly clear?

  4. I started using the Avery Elle stamp pockets after watching your video on you tube. I love all the information you share. Thank you for all the time you spend helping others with this rewarding hobby, Sarah

  5. You inspired me a while back to use refrig bins and Avery Elle pockets!! I just recently purchased my favorite things large size also. Thank you for all your guidance…I was a mess without it!! Lol

  6. I use the storage pockets for my stamps and dies thanks to you. Also fold up my fabrics to fit in the fridge bins by color.

  7. I am always looking for better ways to organize the fruits of my obsession! These pockets would take up a lot less room than the DVD cases I’m using now. I just found some of these fridge baskets on clearance, but didn’t think to use them like this! Thank you so much for taking the time to give us so much information!! And as always, thank you for sharing your talents with all of us!

  8. I have been using page protectors in a notebook but I like this idea much better. Having my stamps out like this would not only be easier but would also mean I use them more since they would be more visible. Thanks for the great ideas!!

  9. Currently I use plastic video cases to store stamps. I have been wanting switch over to plastic envelopes. Thanks for a chance to win.

  10. Wow, Jennifer, you did put a ton of time and effort into this post. It is much appreciated as a fabulous reference. I’ve already incorporated several of your storage techniques and each one makes such an improvement in my storage and saves time. thanks

  11. I have been using “Stufftainers” to store my stamps and while they are great for wooden stamps they are far from ideal for cling or polymer stamps – so I am really interested in the Avery Elle stamp pockets! Thanks so much for the chance to win ☺️

  12. I use plastic bins from Dollar Tree to store my stamps, dies and inks in. Lots of different sizes for all sizes of craft needs. But who would NOT want more???

  13. I already am using the Avery Elle pockets for stamp and die sets and LOVE this storage system that I chose to use of Jennifer’s . I sure could use more pockets though! ?

  14. I have too many to count! Most of my stamps are in several drawers (where I can’t see them or remember what I have). “Random access” is a term that could describe my storage non-system. Jennifer, your methods are an inspiration and I hope to come remotely close to organization in my lifetime!

  15. I’m new to this wonderful world of stamping and die cutting and stenciling. Right now, I keep my stamp sets and dies in their original packaging in plastic storage containers from our local Dollar stores or Wal-Mart. But to step beyond storage into organization is exciting. Your video and the explanatory info here is exceptional. Thank you for being so thorough and detailed. I aspire to this level of supply maintenence. 🙂

  16. I love the new pockets you’ve shared. I love to store my stamps 2 to a pocket in clear pockets in a square crate that looks like a mini milk crate.

  17. I love the clear pockets for my stamp sets. I am delighted to watch your video and learn about all the sizes available, especially the larger sizes. Thanks!

  18. Thank you again, Jennifer, for another giveaway. I’ve just started storing organization Crafters Companion pages that have magnetic side for dies and other side for stamps. I chose these because I thought for me it made sense to have the matching dies and stamps together. Have never used another way of organizing.

  19. I actually am just starting to organize my stamps and dies and have been using mainly the same system you do except I transitioned over to almost all Simon Says Stamped pockets. I don’t have enough background stamps or stencils to worry over yet.

  20. Thank you for the work you did in this post and video. I have been contemplating stencil and background stamp storage lately and want to get it right the first time. I store my stamp sets in Ellen Hutson pockets in the double sided Fridge Binz container. I just purchased the two newer sizes of Ellen Hutson stamp pockets for taller and larger sets. [I was excited that these were introduced because I was tired of cutting bigger sets down the middle to make them fit in two of the standard size pockets. (That looks ugly to me…) ] I store my dies that coordinate with a set in the back of the set’s pocket. Stand alone dies in the same type of pocket in a separate Fridge Binz. I label them with a label maker (I love my label maker…) and organize them with dividers on cut up folders (like yours) according to theme.

  21. You’re so amazing! My craft buddy (who happens to be my mom) and I both use your organizational techniques and have found it to be so helpful! I love the Avery Elle Stamp pockets for my stamps. I have also purchased some magnet sheets for inside of them to hold the dies in place as I like to keep them together if I have the stamp and die. Having everything organized in one place makes everything so much easier. Thank you so much for all your help and suggestions!

  22. Refrigerator storage bins! I bought a set from Costco once and am still using them today. They are perhaps a bit more flexible than I’d like so I really appreciate your recommendation Jennifer. Aloha!

  23. Thanks for the wonderfully helpful post. I’m still very new to stamping so have only a few sets, but they’ve got to the stage that I need to start being organised. I tried the DoCrafts stamp folders but they ended up being too bulky, though they’re good for crafting on the go. I currently remove the outer plastic from the stamps and use either the magnetic sheets for dies or the included plastic sheets for stamps, then keep them in a cheap £1 box I picked up from the bargin store. It’s okay for the moment, until I start to purchase more stamp sets! I just wish we had more variety in the UK and it didn’t cost so much for postage. Thanks for your suggestions!

  24. We really appreciate all of the time you spend on making such informative videos. I use hard plastic cases to store my unmounted stamps and then put the cases into a CD tower.

  25. I’ve started to store my stamps the way you do. They’re mostly in little envelopes now but I still have hundreds of labels to make and a filing system to invent!!

  26. I use Avery Elle stamp pockets for all my stamps, and CD cello pockets for my dies. But I now need to do larger stamp sets, background stamps and stencils – all of which you have listed above – thank you Jennifer, you are amazing!

  27. Right now, my stamps and dies are in 3 ring binders, but I want to go the “Jennifer” way! Thanks for the chance to win!

  28. Thanks for all this helpful information!

    Right now I store my stamps and dies mostly in the packages they came in, in a drawer. I’m slowly investing in pockets and will eventually buy an organizer container for them though! This post will definitely help with that!

  29. Thank you so much for the great post. I have started converting my stamp collection using this storage method and am thrilled with the ease of use. I had not thought about organizing my stencils in the same way – great idea.

  30. Jennifer – First let me say I LOVE your blog! You are such an inspiration. I’d love to store my stamps like yours, right now I have them in binders.

  31. I love how you pulled all of these together!!! I’m just recently back into the creative arena and was looking for something just like this. Thank you!!!

  32. I’ve just recently discovered you while researching the zig clean color brush markers, and I can’t tell you how helpful you’ve been! I’ve slowly been buying more stamp sets, and I’m currently keeping them in a shoebox…I think it’s time to invest in a better storage solution! Thanks again for all your help! 🙂

  33. I have all my stamps in their original package and they are all stored in a huge shoebox. I did purchase 2 pkgs of the Avery Elle stamp storage pockets. I’m so glad I watched your video and read your blog. It gave me a lot of info. Thank you so much for taking the time out to explain everything because I’m a newbie at this. Can’t wait till I can read more of your blog!

  34. Wow, thank you for all the work you put into this! This is awesome and I’ve put it in my favorites as it will be a BIG help to me. Recently I converted to clear pockets (Avery Elle) for my clear stamps – love this system. Today is the day I will finish unmounting thousands of wood mounted red rubber stamps and I’ve started to put them into clear sleeves that I’ve custom made using a Meals In Minutes sealer (very old machine that creates a seamed bond on plastic) so that I can use my current filing system (drawers). I know some of the pockets you’ve shown will be ordered and used, like for the background stamps. I had no idea what I was going to do with them – do now!

  35. My very old (yes, wood favs) are in their containers by category. My newer sets are in their flat holders. I have watched your older video many times, it’s wonderful. Thank you for all your work to inform us, we are so great full to learn and see it working , even if we cannot afford to begin one yet.

  36. It is such a conundrum to figure out how to store stamps and dies and such so that you can provide for yourself the most economical but also the most efficient way to get to your “stuff” and actually create! Thank you for helping us with this dilemma. I would love to try these pockets, I have used binders and CD cases and just plain brown boxes in an effort to find out what works…not there yet!

  37. Thank you for doing all this hard work for us, it is very useful to know what other people think when deciding myself. I value your opinions, and appreciate all the pros and cons you mention – it is helpful to those of uis who may be on the fence, or who have less experience.

  38. I use storage boxes for my stamps but haven’t tried the clear pockets. These look great and worth investing in. Thanks for taking the time to show and recording all the technical details.

  39. I have not been able to get my stamp sets organized and this has been very helpful in deciding how to do start. Thank you for your help.

  40. I do not have an organized storage system. My stamps & dies are squirreled away in dollar store bins, hopefully in their original packaging. It takes me longer to find a stamp or die than it does to use it, which is why I watched your video. Thank You! for taking the time to share with us your system. I’m excited to get organized.

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