Thursday, February 14, 2008

Nestabilities Storage

So, like many folks out there, I love the nestabilities dies by Spellbinder. I love them, but I hate the way they are packaged and I've struggled with storing them since I first bought them. I think I have come up with a reasonable storage solution and I thought I would share it with you since it works so well for me.

Here's what you need: regular size CD jewel cases (not the thin ones), adhesive magnetic sheet. The CD cases can be purchased at any big box or office supply store. I purchased the magnetic sheet at Michaels and I'm sure you could find it at most hobby/craft stores. It comes in 1'x2' pieces which is more than enough for this project.

Get your CD jewel case and remove the black liner from it - throw it away because you won't need it.

Cut a piece of magnetic sheet about 5.25 inches by 1.5 inches. It will be slightly shorter on the left side of the CD case.

Adhere magnetic strip to the inside of the CD case.

Put your nestabilities inside the case and they will stick to the magnetic strip. Now all you have to do is label the spine with the set that's inside and store them in your preferred CD storage system. For the circles and ovals they will all fit on one side. The squares and rectangles do not "nest" so well so I alternate them between both sides of the jewel case.

Hope this is helpful to some folks. Thanks for stopping by!


Daria said...

Great idea! Now if I only had some Nestabilities. I bet I can use this idea for other types of storage. Brass stencils?

Beth M said...

Thanks for the idea! Mine are now stored like this too!

Danielle said...

I just ordered my first few sets and was looking for a storage solution...this is genius....thank you for sharing!