Nestability storage tip and a sneak peek…

I’ve been working on some stuff that’s rather time consuming….but I’ll give you a little peek at it for the time being…..

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Ok…..more on that later!!

And I talked about the Nestabilities <here> and wanted update the fact that I’ve changed how I store mine. I had issues with the magnet strips not sticking down – the ends would curl up, they would slip sometimes, etc. So I decided to try something else. I saw <this idea> on GinaK’s blog. I don’t have extra DVD tins but I figured I could make it work in CD cases. So I purchased a pack of magnetic sheets – ultra thin little suckers! – at Staples. They weren’t cheap – about $12 for 4 sheets – but I was able to do all 4 complete sets of the nestabilities and still had some extra. I just cut the size I needed and then used mono multi to glue the magnet in to the CD case. They seem to hold them much better than the other magnets I had. Now they do still fall off sometimes, but way less often than they used to! Here’s how they look now:

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Now most sets (the large and small of that style) will fit in one case. The scalloped squares I had to use 2 cases for. I will probably move the scalloped rectangles to 2 cases as well. But I’m much happier with this than those silly magnet strips. But don’t worry – I’ve come up for a great use for all that cut up magnet too!

And since I had about a sheet left over, I decided to cut a 4×6 piece off and use it as a magnetic mat for the Nestabilities. It works great! I’m not sure what they one they sell looks like or how thick it is. But this seems to go a loooong way in helping them stay where I want them and it is so thin, it doesn’t mess up my sandwich layering at all.

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Pretty handy!

So that’s what I’ve discovered to help me out in storing and using the Nestabilities. I will say that using them for a multiples project is kind of a PITA – I mean, running a scalloped circle die through there a bunch of times to cut multiples takes quite awhile. But really, they are just so classy and nice – I love them! Alrighty – enjoy your Sunday!

16 comments to Nestability storage tip and a sneak peek…

  • Oooh cute cards! Making a stash of cards to have on hand is on my to-do list. I realy want to have some of the basics on hand. Oh, and check out my first blog post from today, I showed a tag that I created inspired by you! Thanks for having such a wonderful inspiring blog! I love it!

    Oh, and one question that I keep forgetting to ask you…
    how do you keep your ribbon ends from fraying?

  • Cool idea with using the magnet in your sandwich…I’ve been struggling with not jostling the layers so things don’t move! You are brilliant…off to get some of those magnet sheets!!

  • Sharon (stampscout)

    Emily, what is your sandwich layer when using the magnetic strip to hold the nestabilities in place? Didn’t notice that’s what you did the other night.

  • Diane Lapointe

    Great idea!TFS!

  • What an awesome idea! I will have to try this when I start my Nestibilities collection.

  • Thanks for sharing the storage tips—I just ordered my first little set (I had to order them one set at a time for my budget, but I can do it in four months—I’m not that greedy!) SOOOO, I LOVE seeing what you did to store them. I can’t wait to get my hands on them. I also can’t wait to see what all that pretty is in the picture you shared—it looks BEAUTIFUL!!! Do tell soon!!!! stamping hugs~

  • Denise R

    Those cards are gorgeous!

  • Jen

    I had been wondering where to buy the magnet in sheets, thanks for the info! I am off to Staples this weekend!!! I store mine in a CD storage binder. SO far so good except for the new Megabilities, they are just too long! Oh well. 🙂

  • thanks for this great tip! Mine keep falling off with the magnet strips I put in the cases – will have to convert them all to this now!!

  • Thanks for sharing your great idea. I still have mine in the original package and need to move them over to a CD case. I hadn’t moved them yet because I wasn’t crazy about using sticky tape but these magnetic sheets will be perfect.

  • Charlene H.

    I decided to give your idea a try and I love it. I was using the magnetic strips and did not like how the smaller ones didn’t have enough to stick on. I was at Michael’s and found magnetic sheets called “ProMAG”. It is a self-adhesive magnetic sheet 1′ X 2′. In Canada it sells for $16.99 (or $10.19) with the 40% coupon. This is one sheet vs 4 81/2 X11 sheets from Staples. Just another option for you. I haven’t checked the price for the magnetic sheets at Staples yet – but there is no 40% off coupon there! How spoiled we get with that coupon.

  • Debby

    If that link did not go thru and anyone is interested please email me and I will email you the link. Not affiliated by any means.

  • Amy

    Perfect idea! I found your blog by googling ‘nestabilities storage’ I am surprised I managed to find the perfect solution so quickly! I have heaps of magnet stuff lying around (actually, it was in my paper bin… I thought the other day I had no use for it!) so I am even more glad that I found your idea now… I probably would have emptied my bin into the real bin soon then I would have had to buy more! Thanks heaps.

  • I’ve seen people use these stored in an old zip up CD storage case as well. Great for travel!

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