Several companies have come out with stamp storage envelopes that are to say the least pricey. These ones are Simon Says Stamp storage envelopes which are 10.00 for 50. It doesn't take long to rack up the $'s if you want to store many stamps/dies this way.
The other issue I have with these bags are that not all stamp sets are the same size... It's kind of a waste to use a big bag on smaller sets of stamps.
So, a while ago when I was replacing some of my page protectors I had a thought... I removed these page protectors from my stamp binders because the holes were getting ready to break through... If you don't have any used page protectors you can buy the cheap ones for like 12.00 - 200 on amazon (that's where I get mine - I usually go for the 35.00 & free shipping deal).
So I decided to give something a try and it worked! What did I do? Well, to begin with I cut the PP along the binding side from top to bottom.
Then I pulled out my handy-dandy Food Saver...
I measured the page protector to fit my stamp set.
Closed the lid and hit the seal button!
And I had the beginnings of a brand new stamp envelope!
You need to make a second seal close to the first. This allows you to use the rest of the page protector for a 2nd envelope. Simply cut between the two seals to separate them. I usually get 2 larger envelopes or anywhere from 3-6 smaller sized envelopes from a single page protector.
In no time at all you'll have loads of custom fit storage envelopes for virtually any tool in your stash - stamps, dies, stencils, etc.
Normally I don't use the flaps because I have my stamps stored upright in a shoe box sided container but if you want to seal the envelopes I have in the past used my ATG to run a strip of adhesive on the binding strip and used it as a re-sealable closure.
And now all my stamps are safe and sound in their very own custom sized stamp envelopes! I have been using these for approx. 6 months and so far they have all held up very well.
So there you go - Quick and Easy storage envelopes for
just a few cents!