Storage Sunday – How I store and organize my stencils

Well hello there!

It’s time for another instalment of Storage Sunday, and today I thought I’d share a simple way of storing and organizing stencils.

I used to keep all my stencils in the original packaging, too keep them flat and to sort of keep track of the manufacturer. And then I kept them in a pile in a box like that. I found it wasn’t very practical and just became a bit of a hassle when it came to using the stencils, they weren’t very easy to get to and not very easy to put away after cleaning.

First of all, I wanted to make a little swatch book with examples of all the stencils, so I used a couple of grey shipping tags from my stash, and created this little booklet:

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Using gesso, I made examples of my stencils with black gesso:

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I keep that close at hand on my craft desk so I can flip through it for inspiration and reference as I am scrapbooking.

Nowadays I keep my stencils in a simple, transparent binder, with thick pvc page protectors that keep them flat, but still makes them easy enough to flip through and get out when I want to use them. I used my Dymo to label the page protectors with the manufacturers name. Easy enough to keep track of, and much more convenient when I am crafting!

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Ant that’s how I store and organize my stencils. How do you keep yours? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.

Thank you so much for visiting! I hope you’ll have a happy, scrappy day!

/Jennie, a.k.a. jenandtricks

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2 Comments

  1. Hi Jennie,

    Thank you for sharing these great tips and tricks for getting everything sorted and for the look into just how you yourself do it.

    Thank you also for involving Dymo and I am very happy to hear that it can be such a useful tool for you.

    We wish you all the best and look forward to what else you might create.

    With best regards,
    Jesper K
    DYMOSupport

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