How to Create Your Own Custom Dividers for Clear Stamp + Die Storage (free download!)

Cathy ZielskeFree Downloads, Tutorials10 Comments

If you’re like me and a new year (and heck, even a new decade!) get you wanting to refresh your craft organization, then today I have a fun free download to help you tackle your clear stamp and die storage.

When I started making cards in 2017, Jennifer McGuire was my guide to all things organization and I knew better than to question her many years of testing out various systems. Long story short: she’s the bomb when it comes to getting your crafty stuff organized so I adopted her bin/divider approach.

Recently, however, I decided to switch over to a card stock based divider system so I could easily print and trim out as many custom dividers as I needed. I am using Gina K. Designs Whisper cardstock for my dividers. It’s a wonderful neutral light gray.

Today I’m sharing my divider templates as a free download that you can use to customize your own divider labels in a few ways:

  1. You can print onto your choice of cardstock, opening up all sorts of fun, colorful possibilities for your storage system.
  2. You can customize the font and divider topic to meet whatever types of stamps and dies you are organizing.
  3. And three… you do not need Photoshop to use my free templates!

Using a free online editor called Photopea, you can easily edit the templates to suit your needs and with one quick export to make an easy-to-print PDF, you can get to creating your own custom dividers.

Here is the video walking you through the steps of using either Photopea or Photoshop, as well as creating the final, laminated dividers:

Note: there are time stamps to skip to what you are interested in only! Photopea is at 0:40; Photoshop is at 5:19; and the creation of the physical dividers is at 7:53. Also, the cardstock I’m using in the video is Fog from Simon Says Stamp, another wonderful neutral. I ran out of Whisper cardstock before filming.

Here is the free download. The package contains three files that I’m calling Standard, Large and Small. The Standard size, when laminated, will work with your divided bins (I use this one) and your 4 x 6 stamps and dies. I store mine in Avery Elle Large Stamp & Die Pockets which are 5.5 x 7.375 inches. The Large divider, when laminated, will fit easily into a bin like this one and I use that for my larger 6 x 8 sets and larger die sets, which I store in Avery Elle’s Extra Large pockets which are 6.75 x 9.375. The Small size will work for smaller die storage and for those dies, I use the Simon Says Stamp Small Pockets which are 5 x 5 inches. The small pockets also fit into my divided bin.

Note: this packaged is zipped and must be unzipped to access the contents.

MORE ON ORGANIZATION: If you are looking for quite literally the best tips in craft organization, Jennifer McGuire has years of tried and true methods and following her advice, I’ve been able to get my supplies in order so that creating is just more fun!

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Cathy ZielskeHow to Create Your Own Custom Dividers for Clear Stamp + Die Storage (free download!)

10 Comments on “How to Create Your Own Custom Dividers for Clear Stamp + Die Storage (free download!)”

  1. #1
    Kimberly O.

    Hi Cathy, what kind of printer do you use? My HP Envy 5530 doesn’t take card stock. 🙁 GOOD photo paper seems to be the thickest it will work with.

    1. #1.1
      Cathy Zielske

      I have an Epson SureColor P400. WAY too much printer for anyone honestly. But could you find some medium weight cardstock???

  2. #2
    Jen Petersen

    Thank you for this! I am in the process of organizing my craft area and stamps were next on the list. This post and download couldn’t have been more timely. Thanks again!

  3. #5
    Terrie D.

    Thanks for sharing this Cathy! I also follow Jennifer’s bin/divider approach to organizing my stamps & dies. The funny thing is that I’ve had my supplies in the bins for a while now, but still haven’t gotten around to the sorting and divider step yet. Maybe this will help me get more organized this weekend. 🙂

  4. #6
    Kathleen S.

    Thank you for the download! The video was very helpful, and your soothing voice made it seem easy as pie. As I’m sure it will be! Appreciate your sharing your helpful hints!

  5. #7
    Gay Engelberger

    Your attention to detail (providing time stamps for certain areas in your video) as well as your background-sharing (pointing out your connection to Jennifer) are SO welcome and refreshing! Can’t wait to get back to this post!

    (Btw, just a little story. Your mention of not needing Photoshop made me stop! It reminded me that the last time I read you mentioning Photoshop, I went right to Amazon and purchased my own copy. However, after trying for a good amount of time, I wasn’t able to figure out how to access it [I bought a digital version] and so I … completely FORGOT about it! Yikes! I wonder if I’ll even be allowed to any longer! Wish me luck! 🤯)

  6. #8
    JoAnneRIL

    You are so kind. Thank you for sharing this. My stamps are pretty organized but I’ve never made the dividers. Now you’ve made it easy.

  7. #9
    Judy

    My printer is cutting off the top of the headings. I’ve tried to move the heading down toward the center of the page just a smidge but I can’t seem to do it. Is that because you have formed a template for us? I’m a little frustrated at this moment since I have spent several hours trying to adjust this. What do I need to do?

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