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…..


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:



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.


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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