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Storage Solution for Stampin’ Up!’s Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Framelits and Thinlits

February 25, 2017

I was struggling with how to conveniently store my Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (TIEFs) yesterday and put a call out to my fellow demonstrators on the Sudsol (Simply Unique [or Stampin’ Up!] Demonstrators Sharing On Line) email list.  Apparently my photos didn’t get through to everyone when I posted my end solution, and I was asked to share that enlightenment here on my blog.  I’m sure there are many readers who also have storage issues when they have more than 5-10 of these great folders.  My ‘success’ email post to Sudsol is below:

[TIEF = Textured Impressions Embossing Folder]

“I have to say that being a member of Sudsol is just one of the most rewarding moves I’ve ever made!  So many of you (Sudsol members) had such great suggestions for how you store your TIEFs and I hope others will take advantage of some of your tips.

“You’ll croak when you see what I’ve done.  Mega simple.  I have a small ‘unit’ where I store most of my Big Shot stuff.  With asking my TIEF question I purged the bookcase thing and got rid of several of the Bigz Dies I had held onto and not touched since they retired.  Gone.  I also reorganized my Framelits and Thinlits into a box for current ones and then I left the retired ones in two albums where they’d been since SU! came out with them.

Bookcase storage unit

Bookcase storage unit in one corner of my stampin’ studio

“Why will you croak?  I put my TIEFs in a dollar store box that fits them perfectly and is easy to move around.  Before I had them in a retired Bigz Die box that was………too big and they slopped all over the place.  They’re neat and tidy, still have post it note like tabs at the top of each folder, but they’re so much tidier and I’m content, at least for now.  They drove me nuts each time I went to retrieve one!”

TIEF storage

TIEF storage box from dollar tree

TIEF storage box from dollar tree

I just used post it note tabs to identify each folder at a glance. They’re alphabetically stored in the box.  Retired folders are in the back, also alphabetically.

 

For now, my Framelits and Thinlits are stored alphabetically stored in retired Stampin’ Up! card storage box or in the stamp set box they coordinate with.  I’ve always kept the sturdy plastic folders they come in and now all of those folders are in the storage box, with or without the Framelits inside.

storage box for Stampin' Up! Thinlits and Framelits

This storage box for Stampin’ Up! Thinlits and Framelits, where they ‘lived’ for less than 24 hours, has already been changed to this below……….

 

TIEFs, Framelits & Thinlits storage

I decided to take one of my retired card storage boxes and put my Framelits and Thinlits there and place it in that same storage unit. Wow does that feel right!  The yellow albums above hold retired framelits/thinlits and the striped ones are empty.  For now.

 

As I’m attacking some storage issues in my Stampin’ studio, I’ll share what I do and the thoughts behind my moves.  It seems as if it’s a never ending project.

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