Stamp and Die Storage
Here is my Stamp and Die storage idea.
A lot of crafters I know use the Avery Elle Pockets, and I so badly wanted to try them out. But a couple of years ago, I bought a WHOLE lot of zipped pouches I bought at the local Stationery shop. I have Solo, SIVEC and Neostyle pockets in different sizes and colors. Of course, I was initially skeptical if the pockets would serve the purpose, but its been more than 3 years now and I absolutely LOVE them. I just add to the collection when I get a new stamp set. I typically go to Sapna Book House in Bangalore if I want many pieces as they stock all the brands/ colors and sizes.
I keep the backing of the stamp sets which contain the brand and product details. All the stamps are organized by type ( type which probably makes sense only to me LoL). So I have baskets for outline stamps of people, cute characters/ critters in one, sentiments and greetings, Floral images and of course one for Birthday and Celebrations. In each basket, stamps are segregated based on brand. I have a label printed and even written a code with a marker on each zipper tab, so even my daughter knows. If I ask her to pick out the ME( Mama Elephant) stamp from a basket, she can in less than 10 seconds.
I know it sounds complicated, but believe me its super easy after a couple of days. I am infinitely patient when it comes to organizing, but super impatient if I have to search for my stamps. Basket- Pouch by color, check code on tab and Boom! I have the stamp set I want in my hands.
I use Stampendous Stufftainers for my Art Impressions Rubber Stamp sets. I use the Spellbinders Die packing to store my large Fiskars Stamps.
By the way I use the same system for my thin dies as well. Take a look and see if this works for you.
If you use a great product to store your stamps/ dies, I would love to see.