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. An 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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p.p.s. This post has also been published on jenandtricks.com, personal scrapbooking- and crafting blog where I share layouts and thoughts about being a scrapbooker. Come on by and have a look!

Jenandtricks

Jennie, a.k.a Jenandtricks, is a crafter, scrapbooker, creative writer, photographer, blogger and geek. Among other things she runs the crafting blog forglueandglory.com, about handmade items, memory keeping, adhesive experiments and crafting disasters.

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