Long Nestibilities Storage Secret

Hi all, I’m back today with a non-card post but am sharing pictures and the answer to a question that I am asked quite frequently.  The question is how do I store my long nesties.  Some time ago I found some DVD cases that were perfect however they came with DVD’s in them.  Over time I was able to find a place to purchase them empty so I’ve bought quite a few and they serve several storage needs.  Now first of all this does not include my regular nesties.  In fact, if you check the Spellbinders site you will see that they have a storage solution for you to consider.  These cases are for all the oversized nesties that will not fit into a the Spellbinders case or say, a CD case.

Below is the DVD cases that I found:

For most DVD cases the insert is a molded part of the back however this particular brand is made with a removeable insert that comes out very easily. 

So the result is a standard size case – in other words, not a slim case.

After lining the case with magnet that I found in the framing department at Hobby Lobby, here is how I store my Decorative Frame and Curved Rectangles

Here is how I store my Pierceabilities:

The usable space inside the case is 5″ wide by 7.5″ tall.  The overall size of the case is 5.75″ wide by 7.5″ tall.  Here is the closed case with labels applied on the front and spine.

I’ve also been storing my cling mounted sets in the same cases.

That’s it for storage for those long Nesties.  Thanks to all who submitted the question!!  By the way the DVD case is called the Super Jewel Box King DVD Case and you can get them HEREETA:  This is a new vendor that I’ve switched to as of March 23, 2012.

Don’t forget that tomorrow is the first Magnolia-licous blog hop!!  I’m so excited – you can start the blog hop with Suzanne Dean at Scrapbitz and eventually you will come though here.  Hope to see you then!!

  • Regina NJune 4, 2009 - 11:32 pm

    That a really good way to keep the long spellbinders.

    Thanks ReginaReplyCancel

  • Rebecca EdnieJune 5, 2009 - 12:06 am

    Thanks for a fabulous tip. I was contemplating a similar box, 4 for $18! I like $1.65 each much better!ReplyCancel

  • Janine AJune 5, 2009 - 12:14 am


    Great idea. I just throw mine in the largest SU boxes that the sets come in but those DVD boxes are thinner…..better storage space saver

  • Chris OlsenJune 5, 2009 - 12:32 am

    Thanks for sharing these Becca! I so need to do something wih my spellbinders. They take up too much space since I have them in containers. I have to get cd cases. Hope to stop by tomorrow for your Magnolia Creation!

  • GermaineJune 5, 2009 - 2:37 am

    Thank you Becca, for showing how to store these nesties. I would love to know what sandwich to use for the Pierceabilities, I have the SU bigshot and I have tried the usual sandwich and it simply does not come okay! Thank you for your help as always! Hugs always!ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisJune 5, 2009 - 3:49 am

    Thank you Becca, for sharing your storage and for the link to purchase them . It really is a wonderful idea. All I need now is a pretty case or basket to keep mine in, and it’s another wonderful idea to keep your cling mounted stamps in too.ReplyCancel

  • KraftyauntJune 5, 2009 - 5:15 am

    Thanks Becca! I store my Nestabilities in DVD cases as well. I then put the individual cases in a rubbermaid-like container/plastic made by IRIS – the same folks who make the quality plastic scrapbooking storage carts. I bought the containers at BJ’s… these containers can be configured to hold all CDs or DVDs or a combination of both – they work great! And they are clear plastic so I just insert a small index card with a list of contents, on the inside…and I can see it clearly on the shelf when at my desk.ReplyCancel

  • Keri Lee SereikaJune 5, 2009 - 5:19 am

    Very nice storage solutions Ms Becca!ReplyCancel

  • CherylJune 5, 2009 - 6:45 am

    I like those boxes, but wanted to ask you how you attach the pearls to the cards? They look so neat, no glue is visible, how do you attach them? Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideJune 5, 2009 - 7:17 am

    ok email where i can find some of those that is neat!!

  • Susan BugalskiJune 5, 2009 - 7:48 am

    Thanks for the info – great idea.


  • DebbyJune 5, 2009 - 12:12 pm

    Thank You so much for the link. That is exactly what I was looking for.ReplyCancel

  • cazzyJune 5, 2009 - 1:25 pm

    Fantastic idea, I have a pile of empty cases somewhere, will have to get some magnetic pvc.


    Cazzy xReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. Atha (inspired by purple)June 5, 2009 - 1:35 pm

    Oh my gosh, what a great idea! Thanks for the link! I don’t have any of the long Nesties yet, but I do have a bunch of Cling mounted stamp sets that are in need of good storage! Thank you so much for posting this!


    Lisa A.ReplyCancel

  • MrsHJune 5, 2009 - 1:41 pm

    Good evening, Becca – I have quite a few of the larger nestabilities and at present have to keep them in their original packaging. However, since I keep my others in CD cases I must look out for these DVD cases on this side of The Pond :) Many thanksReplyCancel

  • Silke LedlowJune 5, 2009 - 5:10 pm

    Awesome idea – Becca!!! I’m telling ya – you are one clever lady :)!!!

    Love everything you create and invent for us :)!!! Hugs ~S~ReplyCancel

  • CarolenJune 5, 2009 - 5:37 pm

    Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • DianeJune 7, 2009 - 3:54 pm

    Hey Becca,
    Thanks for the link for those DVD cases. Just ordered some.


  • Deborah YoungJune 7, 2009 - 6:34 pm

    Thanks for the link – I just ordered mine! Now my long Nesties and Piercies can have a home with the rest of their family!!

  • GvendalenJune 22, 2009 - 5:49 am

    Thanks for a great idea!ReplyCancel

  • NeenieJune 26, 2009 - 8:44 pm

    Thanks for the suggestion. I found that magnetic register covers at Home Depot can be cut to any size. Right now I have all of my nesties on the long covers and plan to adhere these magnetic strips to the inside of built-in cabinet doors above my craft desk.ReplyCancel

  • LizAugust 28, 2009 - 9:26 am

    Hi Becc,
    Love your cards and its the first site I go to everyday.
    I put magnetic strips on cardboard that comes with my son’s books he gets each week and cut them to size and put them in a CD book case that zippers closed and it has a handle to carry it from so I can take it with me. I am able to fit my spellbinders, cuttlebug Folders plus dies, and even all but the Big sizzix dies it it. Plus it is a 3 ring so I can buy more pages as I need to and since they are nice and snug and on magnetics they don’t come lose.ReplyCancel

  • […] For the longer nested dies I use CD Cases – I covered them in another post HERE.  […]ReplyCancel

  • PaulaApril 7, 2010 - 3:19 pm

    ingenious – thanks for sharing Becca – and if you use it – i know it will work for me.

    Paula x x xReplyCancel

  • PhyllisApril 8, 2010 - 8:56 am

    Love these ideas…..just starting out but, thanks to you I won’t be a clutter-bug with my CD cases and magnetic strips on hand!! Thanks!!

  • Betty GoodsonApril 8, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    I’m so missing your cards, but hope you are getting better each day. thanks for posting this info. I just have started storing my Nesties in Cd cases and loving it, but as you said they don’t all fit. Since storage is such a big issue with me, I’m grateful that stamp companies are offering us un-mounted with cling already attached. I’m buying all my Stampin Up stamps that way and if they come with mounting I’m choosing to not mount. My friend is in the process of unmounting all of hers and I may get ambitious and do the same. Some of these stamps also need DVD cases instead of CD cases and we can’t buy them locally. The labeling will present another challenge as I’m not Excel literate. My son may help. Thanks again and take care.ReplyCancel

  • Debbi JAugust 1, 2010 - 10:32 pm

    I Love your card!!!! The 3-D effect is great!!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda BAugust 2, 2010 - 1:33 pm

    Becca you are a wonder……I found a link that showed me all the new stuff from CHA and like you I went nuts over Prima…those papers are killer…..like I don’t have enough paper.ReplyCancel