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

  1. I have recently started using the same storage envelopes you are using. I’m in the process of putting all my dies and stamps into them. So glad to hear they have stencil size and the extra large size. I guess I’ll be placing some orders. Thanks for the helpful info!

  2. Thanks for all your hard work getting us this wonderful info! I currently don’t have a method but now I have plenty of ideas thanks to you. These envelopes look like they will work great! Thanks again.

  3. Storage seems to be ever evolving as products change and the collection grows. I have started to use the Avery Elle pockets (thanks for your videos!), clear cases, cd sleeves and cases. It’s a work in progress!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing your organizational tips! I store mine somewhat similar to you, but I use zip bags of multiple sizes. However, I need a method for larger sized stamps. You gave wonderful ideas. Thank you!

  5. Right now I store my CTMH and SU Stamps in the $1.00 Crates from Walmart. They fit perfectly but are sometimes difficult to find what I’m looking for. I really like how you’d done this!

  6. I store my stamps by theme. I have purchased various storage units over time with many drawers. I have most of them labeled. I wish I had the space to have everything in one space though. My favorite is an old oak cabinet with multi-drawers that originally stored letters for printing. I bought it on ebay and refinished it several years ago. If the drawers were just a little bit deeper it would be perfect!

  7. Thanks for sharing your organization tips! I’ve incorporated quite a few into my own craft room. I use the Simon Says Stamp and Avery Elle pockets to store my stamps and dies, and I place them in metal baskets with plastic liners that I found at Michaels. These are perfect, and quite sturdy. They fit perfectly in my Kallax storage, and it’s clean and neat! But, I’m so glad you shared the larger pockets for the sets like Altenew. Those were the only ones I hadn’t organized yet due to the size. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge to help others. My craft room isn’t so messy anymore. 🙂

  8. WOW… Just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate this post. I have been looking for a sustainable stamp storage system and your system is perfect. Now I just need to convert my old system. I enjoy your blog and your videos and find them very informative and easy to follow. Thanks again for all the time and effort you put into making them it is VERY much appreciated.

  9. You started me on a huge venture. As I had run out of space in my room. I’ve been doing this since late 80s early 90s cause I needed thank you cards. What I wanted was much too expensive for what was being sold. Then I found stamp! I should have bought boxed cards!

    Stampin Up woodies are mostly in 2 over the door shelves w/ the hooks cut off so the mount to the wall, with my greeting and Magenta wooden stamps. All others are in 3 oak bookcases in plastic document storage cases from Asian stores in Torrance one is Marukai. The other is new and I think it’s called Daiso. That system has worked perfect for me.

    CTMH clear are in Longaberger Lunchbox baskets in 2, 3-shelved bookcases under countertop my husband made for my room. Clear greeting stamps are all together in one spot. SU was mixed with their wooden ancestors; they really weren’t clear, but UMs, in a box. I had true clear stamps, besides CTMH in a single basket. Then I found PaperTrey, Mama Elephant, and Lawn Fawn. I found another basket. But as I started getting more and more clear stamps, that didn’t work. I tried the hub less dvd cases previously and they didn’t work. I liked the way my CTMH stamps were stored. Their categories pretty much matched my wooden categories.

    Then I saw your system. I am almost finished switching over ALL my clear stamps into Averyour Elle envies, even the CTMH and SU, UMS and clear. With some CTMH D-Sized sets, I’d have to cut the sets to make them fit the Avery Elle envies. Not any more. My Favorite Things now has 6×6 stamp storage pockets. I just have to trim the carrier sheets a bit and they fit perfectly.

    One other necessity for me is the flap. I live in a hot, dry part of SoCal on over an acre. Consequently, we fight dust and dirt. I need the storage option with the flaps. Not only do they keep all stamps and dies together, but they also keep dust out a bit better than no flap at all.

    Mixing every mfgr. together and putting all stamps in these uniform pockets, has also give me room for more and made it easier to find something. Eventually, I want to get the remaining Magenta stamps off the wall and into my document cases too.

    It’s been a BIG time consuming project, but worth it! Thanks so much for the ideas to start!

  10. Having a craft room designed in our new villa and will be using this helpful info for organizing and storing my supplies. As always, thanks for sharing! You are so talented!

  11. Thanks for the helpful details and information! I would like to start storing my stamp sets in a more organized fashion. Right now, they stay in the packaging they came in and are simply piled in a box and kept together.

  12. I have recently started to use the Avery Elle sleeves and I am loving them! I still need to find a way to make my wooden stamps as wonderfully organized and accessible. Love all your great ideas and helpful links! Thanks!

  13. I’ve been slowly moving my stamps over to storage sleeves that are similar to the ‘regular’ stamps storage sleeves. Eventually they will go into an container and live on top of a shelf.

  14. I currently store stamps, dies, embossing folders in half size document protectors filed in rectangle reinforced baskets. Sleeves made for stamp storage would work much better but weren’t available when I started this storage system. I plan to begin replacing them with one of the brands in your video.

  15. I actually like storing my stamps in cd cases by category ( all my “thank you” stamps are together). Now that I have a few sets I can see the benefit of not separating the set and these stamp pockets would help for those situations.

  16. I’ve been inspired by your storage design. I love how nice and neat everything is. So handy to grab what you need and out away when your finished. 12×12 designer papers had me overwhelmed until I read your storage solutions. Thank you for the helpful craft tips. I hope I can win! I’m ready to organize.

  17. I love and watch all your videos. But the organizing ones is always for me the place to go! Love your organizing style, it’s perfect!
    I personally store stamps in their original packaging, just cut it open on the top (I just hate throwing away so much plastic). The dies I store the same. And background cling stamps are my pain.. Most of them just stored loosely in the wooden box. Will need to think of some pockets for them as well.
    Thank you for a chance to win these pockets. I’d love to try them.

  18. I have some Plastic Sleeves, but I haven’t had time to transfer everything to that method!! I have some Brand in Totes and some in Wooden Storage Bins!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the New Sizes and THANKS SO MUCH for sharing!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKENED!! =)

  19. Jennifer,

    Thank you so much for putting so much time and energy into this video in particular. I spend LOTS of time comparing prices for anything card-making related, so I know all that involves.
    I store my clear and cling stamps in a box (that I found at Hobby Lobby yesterday! Before that, I was using a shoebox..). I store the stamps by theme. I am currently unemployed, so I do not buy pockets for my stamps. I just carefully use the plastic sheeting that the stamps come in (very carefully so they don’ rip).
    Although you didn’t ask, I’d like to share how I store my stencils in case it is helpful for someone else. I did buy pockets for my stencils because they were just catching on each other when I piled them together, and I was fearful that something would eventually rip.. The pockets are 6 x 8″ from [email protected] Studio, and I found them at the best price at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Simple-Stories-Match-8-Inch-Protectors/dp/B007MS3Y74?ie=UTF8
    These pockets come hole-punched, however I had to re-punch the holes so that I could put them in a small binder. The width of the binder is a titch small, but I really like having the stencils protected and in one, easy-to-get-to place. I do put black cardstock liners in the pockets so the stencils are easier to see.
    Thanks again, Jennifer!
    With Hugs,
    Cindy

  20. I store a lot of my sets with coordinating dies. The ones that match my Cricut cartridges are stored by cartridge. I use baskets, and a drawer I re-purposed that slides under the futon. I really enjoy your teaching style on your videos! Thank you for sharing!

  21. I’ve learned all my stamp organization tips from you. I have purchased all the things you recommend and I love this system.

  22. I would so love to have sleeves for all of my stamps and dies
    Thanks so much for all of the awesome products that are available!!

  23. I use baskets that are just wide enough for the stamps. Some I have in pockets, and others are still in the packages.

  24. I have used a couple of different methods since there were not good options for storing clear stamps in the beginning. One method was to use small notebook page protectors which really doesn’t work, and another method was just leaving them in their package and placing them in bins.
    Now I have been slowly trying to switch over more to your method.
    Thanks for the tip on storing Tim’s Cling stamps. I have been using his stamp storage books but you can’t get them anymore and they take up way too much room if you have a lot of stamps.

  25. Thanks so much for this run-down on all the different stamp and die storage styles! I have been storing my stamps and dies in a hodge podge of zip lock bags, cellophane bags, old CD cases…you name it. It would be wonderful to be able to get them all organized!

  26. I recently finished switching all my stamps from CD/DVD/original packaging to pockets. I love it. Still deciding how to organize. So far I have categories, but then I have a bunch that don’t easily fit in categories so will probably go by company. I store them all in rectangular red baskets from JoAnn’s.

  27. Hi, actually my craft room is totally disorganized right now, I an in need of a system… most of my product is in its original packages…. with all the various sizes and designs it will never look neat without an intervrention, and everything re-packaged like yours. I know it must be done… but in my ever expanding list of priorities… my craft space has fallen away from the top of the list…. however, some of those nifty sleeves and pouches sure would help the process once it is a priority again.

  28. I have been using the regular size envelopes….wow what a space saver. With the easy of locating what I want I find I use more of my dies and stamps . I’m now looking into the various sizes. Thanks you for such a informative post. It is very helpful. Throwing my hat into the ring for a chance to win.

  29. WOW – THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing all your tips Jennifer – THIS is a WONDERFUL reference that I will keep bookmarked!!!
    THANK YOU for ALL the time and effort you have taken to shared this information and links with us – YOU are one of the KINDEST crafters in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD!!!
    PS – my stamps are currently in their original packaging but not for long, many of the outer cellophane packaging sleeves are split and I have put them in resealable bags but it is only temporary, I am going to learn from your experience, invest some time and $ to put my stamps, dies and stencils into dedicated pockets 🙂

  30. Love your videos and blog! Have started storing my stamps & dies yet… Maybe winning will get me started.

  31. Love your organization posts. Right now I store my stamps in page protectors in a 6×8 mini album, bu I would to switch to storage sleeves and nice wire baskets.

  32. I appreciate your videos and information so much! I actually have changed my storage to these pockets and love them! Thank you for helping me organize all my supplies!

  33. I use the Avery Elle pockets and the same containers as you for my 4×6 or smaller stamp sets. The bigger ones are in their original packaging right now as I don’t have many and I don’t have a spot for another container. Thank you for taking the time and effort to put this post and video together! And thanks for the chance to win!

  34. Thanks very much for the work you did in putting this information together. I have been coveting storage pockets for a while now but haven’t taken the leap yet. I currently keep my stamps in their original packaging, which actually drives me crazy! 🙂 That sticky bit always gets in the way. Now that I have more information on weight and sizes of the pockets, I can make an informed purchase.

  35. I use the Avery Elle storage pockets for most things, however, I have gotten several of the taller stamps lately that need the taller storage pockets, so thanks for this video! I have those on my list. I love the clear bins for keeping them in because they are so easy to see. They are also easy to move around.

  36. Wow! So much information! I can only imagine the work you put into this. I am embarrassed to say that I mostly store my cling stamps in their original packaging in a recycled cardboard box. My stencils are kept in their original packaging in an office organizer by size. My dies are stored in a drawer. Thank you so much for all this information!

  37. Thanks to you, I store them with these storage pockets and put the matching dies in the back. A couple of years ago, I watched all your videos on stamp and die organization and set mine up that way. I love it! Thanks for the awesome organization tips!

  38. My storage is all over the place. I used to store my stamps in rolling plastic multi drawers , with inks in one drawer, stamps in one, dies in the other and stencils in the smallest drawers ( as I didn’t have much) .
    BUT NOW….. they are a ll over the place. I need a solution asap.

    Thank you for all the ideas!

  39. Currently, My stamps are stored in notebooks, in various styles of plastic scrapbook pages and trade card holders. I would love to convert them to the method you have shared above. Currently, I’m in the process of setting up my embossing folders using the above method.

  40. Jennifer, I’ve learned so much from you not only about stamping but about organization and tried & true products. I store my stamps in stamp pockets in a lined wicker basket. My dies are stored in Memorex CD sleeves (hard to find clear ones any more) and placed in a Fridge Binz like you do. Both seem to work great for me! Thanks, as always, for your thorough descriptions and links to product + an awesome video!

  41. First, thank you for putting all of this information together!!! Very much appreciated! Second, thanks for the chance to win!!!!

  42. Thank you sharing your storage ideas. I have been using the cd sleeves from memorex. They work in a similar fashion as the small size pockets.

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