Good morning blog friends! Today I’m sharing how I catalog my current embossing folders, I’ve shared this before – long ago and I have a reason I’m sharing it today. A dear reader emailed me to ask for help in finding the stand. When I originally did a post on this in 2012 it was readily available but as far as I know it has been discontinued. I’d even like another myself so I thought I’d put this out on the airwaves today as well as share why I so enjoy it for organizing. Right now I use it for embossing folders and the stand is compact enough that it sits on my desk. I’m interested in doing another one for my ink samples. Mine is organized by manufacturer and I’ve even organized edges punched with my border punches and border dies.
The beauty is that you can actually pull out sample and lay it on the card you’re making to see it if works. I can’t visualize embossing – I have to see it in person so this accurately shows both sides and makes me use embossing folders more often than I normally would. I’ve labeled each card with the name of the embossing folder or border die so that when I select it, it’s easy to find.
Originally this was sold by 7gypsies. Not only that, they sold extra (2-1/2″ x 3-5/8″) cards and you could purchase a punch so that you could use regular card stock and punch your own cards. It sits 6″ tall and is about 7″ wide fully loaded, has two tiers that accept a 2 punched card; I’m at 150 cards and still have room for more. The original blog post that covered this storage is HERE.
I have to admit that my email gets filled up with ‘can you help me find’ requests and rarely have time to join the hunt. This time since I want one too, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to (re)show my organization. With any luck, we’ll find someone that has new stock of these that they never sold.
If you are a store or vendor and know where this can be purchased please reach out to me through my contact page. I get questions on this product often and would love to help find more.
Thanks for stopping by, I’ll see you soon!!
Hi Becca! This carousel isn’t exactly like the one you have above, but I thought I would send you the link from Amazon. They only have one left in stock! Take care and God bless!
Oh, wow, that does look like a great idea for embossing and ink swatches! I have no idea where to get any though…sadly! :( Hope you find some!
Thank you Becca…hope someone knows where to get this…would be a BIG help!!!
Genius! And I looked at the stand for a couple years and couldn’t figure out how I’d use it. This would be ideal (like you said, now that we can’t find it). I started with mine on a ring like swatches – but obviously it got way overloaded and turned into 2, then 3 and so on. But this is perfect! Gonna see if anyone finds where to buy them and I’m in.
This is such a good idea but sadly, I don’t have room for one. I have very, very many embossing folders which I store in an order I know and I use them often. I have removed them from their packaging to save space so I don’t always remember what they’re called but that doesn’t matter to me – I know which ones I want to go to when I need them!
Doreen R from Bournemouth UK
Becca, I found a (1) carousel on Amazon.com. It is sold by Barnett Investments, LLC.
Hope you find a supplier! I think they would sell out in 1 day! I’d love to have 1!
Clip it Up by Renee would work for you, I think. Google it for more info. I have these!
Gosh Becca , i do hope you get some feedback from this , it looks so useful.
Elaine H X
What about using a Rolodex ? For now, I cut out tags, embossed them and have them together with ring. I use the black core’dinations and sand it. Saw this idea on the internet once. Also handy to take with when shopping, so you don’t buy double. Saludos,
I want one, too! If you find some, please publish the seller so that I can see if I can get one. Just what I need. Thanks for sharing.
Great idea, Becca. I will be happy to look while out on the internet shopping around and will pass any info I get along to you.
I purchased one when you showed it and even got some extra cards, However, I have still to put it all together -well add the cards. it’s on my craft organization “to do:” list — which is VERY long
What a great reference idea!
I’m in the UK and haven’t come across these. I hope someone can help!
Anne (UK) x
I’ll keep an eye out for ya.”.but haven’t seen one in along time, but I go to thrift stores n such….I keep mine in an old wooden drawer, I found in an alley, painted it barn red, still had pretty knob on, it sets out….have them broke down, like baby, dots and etc…..but in each folder in that section, I have paper in them, so u can see better when u pull folder out….such as all the baby folders have plain yellow paper inside them and all dots have plain green paper and so on……hope you find one….
I just did a search for these and found them listed on Overstock.com and Corina Neilson’s site
Hope they are available still
I didn’t find them in Overstock, rats! And what is Corrina Neilson’s site?
This looks like a fabulous way to store samples of embossing folders. I’m like you Becca, I need to see the actual embossed piece to see if I either like it or if it works for my project.
I wish this companies wouldn’t discontinue or retire certain products that are either beautiful or super useful like this carrousel, it’s disappointing when this companies get rid of wonderful products or beautiful stamps or tools.
This is a brilliant idea because I’m like you. I need to see the card embossed to appreciate its beauty. I have loads of folders but only use a couple, because I “know” them. I have embossed all the folders at one time, but the cards lie in a box, it’s just too much trouble to thumb through them all.
Hi Becca, I have been looking for these for a few years now without luck. Have checked the websites that people have mentioned but they aren’t the same one. Will keep checking in case someone happens to find some. Perhaps you should design one. Am sure you would sell a lot of them. Have a great day.
I love organization. This is a great tool.
That’s a great way to organize those! I’m so visual too and love seeing samples of what I have. Hope you hear from someone with a supply! Happy Sunday!
I’ll look for one too. However, another good way to organize is to use loose ring binders—punch either 1 or 2 holes, add reinforcements if you want to, label and you can do this by manufacturer. You can then store in a drawer instead of taking up space desk space or cabinet space with an organizer such as this one.
I have not seen one of these in awhile, I will look and if I do I will let you know asap, I hope that both of you can find one or more of these for your paper crafting!
I also use the ring system ever since I saw Becca’s first post of this carousel. I don’t have room for it on my desk either. I have 2 rings which hold all my embossing folders. Need to start some for my dies. Many more of those!
If I find this, I will let you all know!
Good morning Becca, fab idea!!! I haven’t checked the web!!! I too thought of using a Rolodex it would work just as well I think!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lynda xxx
I also found it on Corina Nielson’s blog, but it’s $24 plus $16 shipping! Yes, I said SIXTEEN dollars. Seriously ridiculous amount for shipping. Love the idea though, so I will continue to search. If nothing else, I will commission my hubby and make use of his vast resume of skills. :)
I just seen this at my Tuesday morning, I want to say it was 7.00 dollars and it was a double carousel, if you have one in your city try checking there!
What a great idea! If I find the carousel, I will certainly share.
I sooo remember this post and loved, love seeing it again! Talk about great organizational skills, so impressive!!! Hope someone finds a source!
This is a fab idea. I need one!
Good luck, Becca! You’re so very organized and you must have a beautiful stamp room. Oh, to have the space! I need storage ideas for dies and was looking at your organization page. I’m thinking it’s a project for retirement. Thanks for all you share!
It´s such an awesome idea, but you can make your own, if you don´t find more of these. I got some of these spinners to make carrousels from, when I was in the US here this spring, and in 3 different sizes, so you could easily make your own, if you want to. But I´ve also already sent you a mail withone adresse, where I found some, so hope, it can be to any help sweet lady.
The closest I could find in the UK was Rolodex Index File but that went over and under instead of round at eBay. You can also buy sleeves and cards for these. Couldn’t find any similar to yours though.
Morning Becca, Wow, this is a fabulous idea of yours and would be ideal for me too, I have lots and lots of embossing folders etc and haven’t a clue what I’ve got, a ‘visual’ would be fantastic. I have tried googling it but haven’t found anything yet, although there is a Youtube video on making your own, but don’t think it would be strong enough really.
Please let us all know if anyone can help !!!!
Lots of love from Patricia xx
Love your gadget! If they can’t be found, you might consider a Rolodex (meant for phone numbers) as it reminds me so much of yours, but works sideways!
Great idea never seen one I use rings XXX
It looks a beautiful holder, sorry to say I have looked over her but cannot find one, but I will keep looking.
Love & hugs
Jacquie J xxx
I had one of these a couple of years ago but sold it because at that stage I wasn’t doing anything much with it and it was just taking up valuable space on my desk. Now I am kicking myself because I have lots and lots of embossing folders and it would have been so useful! It was made by 7gypsies and it’s suggested use was to hold photos I think. As Becca has already said it is discontinued. It looks like they have replaced it with a vertical option. If anyone has one I’d like to know if it works as well as the original.
good afternoon Becca,
what a great idea and so useful too. it reminds me of what they used to use to hold the prescriptions from the doctors on at the chemist (pharmacy) so dont know if this would be a way of being able to fine some or not but worth a look at. You have some lovely patterns on your carousel and it is great because you forget what embossing folders you have when you start getting a few shall we say.
Thank you Becca for bringing this idea to us as us newbies to your site haven’t seen it before, have a wonderful day across the water
With love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village, Scotland)
I’m just flabbergasted that you have that many embossing folders. Wow! I haven’t seen them for a year or better so I can’t help you.
Becca, What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.
Hi Becca! I just wanted to let you know I have a stand and some cards as well. I sent you an email through your contact page. Loves, Ruthie
I do this with rolodex files- they come in many shapes and sizes and can often be found in thrift stores
I loved this when you showed it originally. I totally agree that it is better to be able to see the actual embossed design or die cut. I did start to do this with my dies and embossing folders – full of good intentions which I didn’t follow through! I do keep them all in two large boxes just under my desk so they are withing very easy reach when I need them. Good luck with your search!! Hugs Christine xx
Saw your post awhile back about how it was utilized for your embossing folders. If you have not already found one, I have one of these carousels in the box, never used, that I am willing to part with.
Hi Becca. Tim Holtz has a double carousel with clips on to hold samples etc. Think it was a terrific idea of yours. I could certainly do with being able to see where my messy paint backgrounds are also left over embossed card.
Thank you for the idea x
I’d love to find one, too. I’ve been looking, also.
TH93214 Tim Holtz Idea-ology Clip Carousel double tiered tabletop model. $37 I think. I’m sure Ranger has it on its website but I found it on overstock.com. Extra rings sold separately. I apologize if I’m repeating info already posted!
Cute idea. Sorry to hear your tool is no longer available. I decided to go a similar route with a rolodex. I just ordered the spellbinders address die that punches out the the cards. Rolodex are becoming popular again. I may be able to find a vintage style at a thrift shop. Hth