- Storage for pages/projects in progress, keeping all of the supplies you are using for one project together. When you’re on the way out to a crop, just grab a box or two and go.
- Storage for Embellishments (my personal favorite): I have all of my metal and plastic embellishments separated by color and have four 12×12 cases to hold them. I have one for gold/silver/pewter, one for black/white/cream, one for red/pink/yellow/orange, one for blue/purple/green. Inside each case I store brads, eyelets, acrylic letters, buttons, clips etc. Inside the cases, I keep most of the embellishments in the original manufacturer containers, but in some cases use baggies and plastic jars. When I go to crops, I don’t take all four though, instead I combine a bunch of my most commonly used items regardless of color into one case and then re-sort by color when I get home.
- Storage for small hand tools, like a paper crimpers, rulers, bone folders, embossing stylus and brass templates, Coluzzle cutting knife and templates, etc.
- Temporary Storage for Completed Pages before they go in the album — for those pages that maybe require just one or two finishing touches (maybe some journaling) before they go on display, or for those that are 100% finished and the album just isn’t handy.
- Make up a journaling kit which includes all of your journaling stamps, markers, pens, pencil, eraser, ruler, journaling tags etc. so it’s all handy when you need it.
- Storage for 12 inch strips of stickers, or maybe some chipboard letters — the possibilities are really endless.
- Polypropylene construction makes it strong, durable and easy to wipe clean.
- Can be stored horizontally or vertically
- Secure closure won’t open up accidentally
- Holds 12×12 paper safely, without curling.
- At only 3″ high (outside dimension), it can slide easily under a bed if you want it to be out-of-sight and/or have limited storage space
- Seals tightly due to double edged closure which prevents little items for slipping out when turned on it’s end.
- The case is 2 1/2″ deep (on the inside), but the lid gives you and additional 1/2″ or so of storage room when closed, so you can really load if up if you need to.
- Stackable with built-in feet to prevent slippage.
- Transparent: You can see what’s inside without opening the case.
- My Fiskars 12″ Paper trimmer does not fit — and this is a must-have for me when I’m cropping so it means carrying it solo or in an extra bag. If the case was just a bit larger, I could tuck it inside.
- Sometimes it is difficult to close (due to the double-edged closure design) and if you’re not careful you can pinch your fingers.
- The hinge may wear over time requiring replacement of the unit. (I have not personally experienced hinge breakage/wear, but it’s something to consider with long term use)
- Transparent: If you don’t like ‘visible’ storage, this product may not be for you.
- Inside dimensions: 2 1/2″ high, 13 1/2″ wide, 13″ long
- Outside dimensions: 3″ high, 14 3/8″ wide, 14 5/8″ long
Also available from Iris if you want it, is a table-top unit that holds 3 of the cases, or a floor cart that holds 6 cases and has casters & can be wheeled around. The benefit of these units is that the cases are kept separate and they are not stacked, so it’s a little easier to access them. The downside is that the cases must be stored horizontally within these units — so if you like your paper to be vertical, this won’t work for you. Also, if your hobby area is carpeted, the wheeled cart might give you some trouble, especially if your cases are weighted heavily with paper.
Do you use the Iris 12×12 Scrapbook Case for something other than what is listed here? We’d love to know. Who would of thought that a simple plastic container could be so versatile?