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Old 02-04-2015, 02:19 PM   #1  
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Default Need help with card storage

I store my cards in boxes with lids. I store them in categories. Like men's birthday card, ladies birthday cards, sympathy card etc.. I store them on their ends, so that I can flip through them. I use to store them flat, but they took up more room and was hard to sort through.

Last night I was looking for a certain card and I notice that a lot of my cards, were bent in the middle. The adhesive was still holding but the card was bowed. I don't have them crowded in the boxes, so can't figure out what in the world I am doing wrong.

Please help me out, before I have a nervous breakdown!!
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I store mine in boxes with lids too, but I haven't had a problem with my cards doing that.
However, I do put my completed cards, with their matching envelope, into a plastic envelope before I put them in the box. Maybe the plastic envelope is what is keeping mine from doing the same thing?
I actually do try to keep the boxes fairly full. Not stuffed so their are squashed together, but full enough that they don't fall over and shift around a lot.
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I store mine in boxes with lids too, but I haven't had a problem with my cards doing that.
However, I do put my completed cards, with their matching envelope, into a plastic envelope before I put them in the box. Maybe the plastic envelope is what is keeping mine from doing the same thing?
I actually do try to keep the boxes fairly full. Not stuffed so their are squashed together, but full enough that they don't fall over and shift around a lot.
Thanks. Mine are full enough that they don't fall over but not stuffed too.

I have several of them, I guess I should check rest of them. I just looked at two of the boxes last night. But I did put one under a stack of books and it bent back into shape and looked like new.

But it didn't have any embellishments like flowers on it. Not sure what will happen if I have to put one with flowers under a stack of books!
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Have you checked to make sure there's enough room in the box? This may sound like a silly question, but here's my experience.....I had several boxes that I had purchased over the years, they were very pretty but I decided I wanted to have may boxes match in color. I bought new matching boxes at Hobby Lobby and brought them home. As I was transferring the cards from the old boxes, I discovered that the new matching boxes are just a bit smaller in all the dimensions. My finished cards, that are each in their own plastic envelope with a mailing envelope, were too scrunched in the new boxes! So I transferred everything back to the old boxes.
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I store mine in boxes with lids too. I havent had issues with them bending at all. Not sure why yours would and many of ours don't. I hope someone has an answer for you.
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Just a thought. Do you live somewhere where the humidity is high? I live in the forest and I have to watch my stored paper and cards. They get a little limp/wavy if I don't have good air circulation.
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Just a thought. Do you live somewhere where the humidity is high? I live in the forest and I have to watch my stored paper and cards. They get a little limp/wavy if I don't have good air circulation.
I live in Alabama. I think you might have something there!
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I store mine in a stand up rack from pottery barn from a few years back! Super cute if you have the room!

On the topic of humidity though - the little personal sized dehumidifiers are great for rooms where you keep your paper craft goodies!
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It could be the cardstock weight you are using. I use both the PaperTrey (110lb) and the Recollections (65lb) weight and I can totally see a difference in the thinner cardstock bowing!
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