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

  1. I organize my stamps the same way you do it because you were the one who introduced me to stamping and organizing my ever growing collection of stamps. I organize my stamps by topic (baby, holiday, alphabet, etc.) rather than by manufacturer (though I do put the name of the manufacturer on the pocket). Thanks so much for taking the time to make this video…I’m always interested in the best way to organize my stash. And thanks for the opportunity to win!

  2. I store my stamps according to manufacturer. They are in plastic sleeves in a container, but it’s getting a bit crowded so I think I need another container! Thanks for the video.

  3. Wow! Thanks for all the great information. Right now, I use shoe boxes and the original packaging. I often seem to lose little pieces though and certainly would love to have all of those wonderful pockets you showed!

  4. Thanks for all the tips, Jennifer! I don’t have a stamp storage system yet, but I’m hoping to clear out some of my stuff this summer!

  5. I have been a fan and avid follower of your blog since I accidentally stumbled on it while following a blog hop. I love, love, love your method of organization and switched to it from my original method, which was to store my dies in 3 ring binders. The binders turned out to be bulky, unwieldy, and the dies were always falling out all over the place. The plastic bins . which I purchase with coupons from Bed, Bath and Beyond are really sturdy and I anticipate will last almost forever. It is so easy to find a stamp set or die using your system and it looks neat if you have to leave it out on a shelf or desk. Thanks for your brilliant ideas!

  6. I have tried several ways to store, my latest is little snap top boxes from the dollar store. So far I’m not impressed, this looks like a good way to do it in less space.

  7. I have my stamps in their original packaging but, honestly many of the plastic covers are really falling apart. It’s time for me to order replacements and your guide is super helpful.

  8. I have used the Avery Elle pockets for my stamps for a few years now. I found some smaller pockets on Amazon about the same time that I use for my smaller stamps but am finding that size is taking up too much room because there are more of them. I recently bought the larger pockets from MFT for my taller stamps and can’t wait to start using them…just need the time to get them organized!!

  9. I have been searching for these type of envelopes for my stamps. Thank you for your organizational genius. At the moment I am storing my stamps/dies in baskets in a stand. To find what i am hunting for I have to search through all of them. You have made my stamping life much easier!

  10. Would love to get more organized with storage. Currently I store my stamps in original packaging and then in a narrow basket or Binz. Thanks for opportunity to win storage sleeves.

  11. I have a cheaper bin in a drawer with all my stamp sets in it. However, it’s a mess! Some have to lie down sideways, some have to lean so the drawer will close….argh. And it’s only going to get worse as I accumulate more stamps.

  12. I have enjoyed and learned so much in regard to organization. I have my dies and stamps separated into paper covered American Girl doll boxes. Each stamp or die set is placed in a clear sheet protector……(my husband had about 100 left over from his job). I have been wanting to order the Avery Elle packs. But just always spend my money somewhere else. Please enter me into your drawing, and thank you for an opportunity to win.

  13. I have the Avery Elle pockets for my 4×6 stamps and put the coordinating dies in back. But I wish that I saw this video sooner. I just ordered and received the large and tall pockets from Ellen Hutson and while they are amazing, they were very pricey. I didn’t realize how many other options that I had. Oh well….

  14. This looks like a great way to get the stamps/dies organized and trust me I have been looking for a way. Thanks so much for sharing this great idea. I look forward to hearing whether or not I won. Thanks

  15. Hello, Jennifer,
    I’m a beginner in stamping and everything about card-making and I store my stamps, embossing folders and die-cuts in their original packaging, all together in a medium plastic container. I don’t have much of them, but it seems that clear pockets would make it easier to find something I need. I also think that labeling them and adding some dividers would be very helpful. Thanks for a chance to win and good luck to everyone!
    Regina

  16. I use the EH plastic sleeves and love the thickness. I use the magnetic sheets work the EH sleeves for stamp + die storage. The Altnew sets are a challenge, thanks for dome new options!

  17. This is an amazing video full of awesome and in depth information , thank you Jen! Appreciate it so much and thanks for the chance to win!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

  18. Right now I keep my clear stamps in a basket on my desk. Not the best way! I’ve misplaced pieces several times…… Thanks for the chance!

  19. I love the Avery Elle pockets! They are the only ones I use because I am too cheap to buy other sizes when I have so few stamps sets that are not 4 x 6. For dies, I use magnetic sheets in a 3-ring binder.

  20. I’ve used the Avery Elle Stamp Pockets for less than a year. So happy with them!
    I love things to b organized n always looking for better solutions! Thank you for sharing the video with us!

  21. I had all my stamps in SU cases and changed to this system, oh my it saved me so much room. I love it!! I am not fond of the MFT 6 x 6, because as you said they are way to snug. My hands cannot get them in or out. I will find another use for them but was dissapointed in these.

  22. I lucked out at a shop one day when they sold me a SMASH revolving rack for just $10 and I’ve put lots of embellies and also most of my dies on that … but I’ve realized I don’t like the dies there and have just started picking up some binz and am transitioning them to those. I’ve been un-mounting my wooden block stamps and have a photo storage system where I can generally get 4-5 stamp sets in each container. I’ve stored most of my polymer clear stamp sets in a copy paper box but would love to get them sorted into binz as well. Thanx for being such an organizational inspiration!

  23. Thank you for the very informative video! I love storing my stamps in a similar way, inspired by you of course. I use pockets similar to SSS that I found at Office Depot and then I bought some at Ellen Hutson which are very good quality. Thanks for the chance!

  24. I just recently started using the Avery Elle pockets for my stamps and dies. I tried several of the InterDesign bins, but it seems they have changed their measurements, and the pockets don’t seem to fit. Instead I have been using the Like-It bins from The Container Store, which are very sturdy and work great. They also come in several sizes. Thanks for the video – it’s great!

  25. I’m just starting to have my own collection, and a good friend advised me to start investing and properly storing my stamps and dies now. So, now I can see the value of her recommendations and the inspiration from your experience and by sharing your own storage. I really appreciate it!

  26. Don’t laugh….but I store my stamps in 12″ pizza boxes – I label the front of the boxes as to type and store on shelves 4 boxes high and A – Z so easy to find what I want. I line the boxes with aluminum foil to help keep the cardboard of the box from leaching moisture from the stamp. Works like a charm – especially since I have over 100 boxes of stamps – LOL! Would like to try a few of the pockets to store as I think I could then just flip through shoe boxes full…have to think on that a bit!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

  27. Jennifer, thank you so much for your excellent explanation and demonstration of your storage system. I have been looking for a way to organize my stamps and dies and now I know how. Thanks again.

  28. I have been using pockets for sometime now for my medium sized stamps. I am going to setup storage for all of my various stamp sizes, along with stencils soon! Thanks for such a great video full of such useful information!

  29. Thanks you sooooooo much for this info . I’ve already bought the Avery sleeves and some of the clear bins . Got a great deal at TJ maxx today . I got the double bin for 6 bucks . Yippee !

  30. I watch many stamp/die storage solutions and I have sett!ed on yours!! I am impressed at all hRdwork and efficiency and believe your system will work best fgor me, so now to start gathering supplies to make it so. Thanks for all your great videos!!! Orlaina

  31. I currently am growing out of my stamp storage notebook with clear sleves. So I think I’ll staet using my coupon binder that I already have set up. I store my embossing folders and thin dies in 2 look alike boxes, they are perfect in size.

  32. I store my stamps and dies in the Avery Elle pockets! I love how sturdy they are. Thanks for sharing this tip with us in the 2015 “My favorite things”. Also thanks for sharing the size and manufacturer of the 6×6 stencil pockets, yay!

  33. I have tried many methods of storeage. Most of my stamps are SU wood mount blocks. They take up way to much storeage so I want to unmount them & turn into cling stamps. Major task ahead. I have some of their new clear stamps in cd cases. I have some Gina K Design cling stamps on the sheet that can be stored in binder. I have Sizzix dies in bins in drawers. I took them out of cases because of storeage space. Also SpellBinder dies I put in a binder on magnetic sheets. Embossing folders in Scraprack. I need major help before I drown. Can’t create because I have no idea where to look for my supplies. I love the way your supplies are all uniform in plastic sleeves & catagorized so you can easily locate what you are looking for. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I so enjoy your videos. You are totally prepared before you begin recording. Everything is neat & tidy. You share tips that it took years of trial & errors to master. Thank you so much for sharing. And there is no cost. That gives us more $ to purchase tools & supplies. You are a blessing to so many.

  34. I just started using clear envelopes for storage. Hoping to get organized so I spend more time crafting, instead of looking for supplies. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  35. Great storage tips. This gives me a starting point to organize my stamps. Thanks you for putting this video together.

  36. I had no organization until I found you. So, as long as it has your stamp of approval it’s good enough for me. Thanks for all the great information. I know it’s a lot of work on your end, but I really appreciate it!

    Carolyn Cece

  37. Thanks for all the effort you put into this. Great information. I currently use CD Cases, but have been looking at other options.

  38. I use the Paper Studio refill pages. I would like to have a new system.
    Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us.

  39. I use Avery Elle pockets for my clear stamps, and SSS pockets for my die’s. All other large stamp set and stencils just live in one of the linus bins in original packaging because I haven’t found pocket to store them in …. until now! Thanks for another great video =)
    Now time to shop 😉

    Gotta love a well organised craft room!

  40. I store mine in shoe boxes but was looking for new ideas when I came across your video on you tube…..bye bye shoe boxes!!!
    Teri in Texas

  41. I keep my stamps standing on their side in metal tins from the $2 shop. Those tins sit in an ikea cart that gets shifted around where ever I feel like crafting. I’d love to get some plastic sleeves to store the stamp sets but its an expense I can’t really justify.

  42. Sometimes I think you can read my mind, Jennifer McGuire, as I REALLY REALLY needed help with this exact storage problem as I am in the process of revamping my craft room. Thank you once again and it would be special to win some of these to get me started and get my stuff out of a drawer I keep it all in!

  43. What a great resource of really useful information! Right now, my stamps live in a copy paper box in their original packaging (not the best!).

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