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Iris Spectrum 12-Case 4" x 6" Photo & Craft Storage Carrier

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Iris Spectrum 12-Case 4" x 6" Photo & Craft Storage Carrier


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Organize your 4" x 6" photos or recipe cards with our 12-Case Photo Storage Carrier. It includes twelve inner cases that are easily transportable, fitting easily inside a purse or briefcase. Each acid-free inner case accommodates approximately 100 photos and has a hinged lid that can be labeled by category or event for easy identification. Easily grab and transport our Photo Storage Carrier with the included handle.

  • Made of translucent polypropylene plastic
  • Outer case is stackable
  • Color code by event, year or group
  • Two each of six colors of interior cases


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  • 16" x 10-1/4" x 5" h

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Iris Spectrum 12-Case 4" x 6" Photo & Craft Storage Carrier is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 258.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from way better than fabric photo boxes I was looking for a long term storage solution for my photos. This is the best that I could find! I transferred all my photos from fabric/cardboard boxes to this container. I labeled each little photo container with a date or event category. Now when family comes over, memory lane is much more organized! I was hesitant to buy because of the price, but it is worth it. The only unavoidable drawback is that I will have to find another solution for my photos that are larger than 4x6. I will be purchasing another for "growth" very soon. Also important to note...the shape of this carrier is a real space saver!
Date published: 2019-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best picture organizer What a way to consolidate albums of pictures into a very small space. A huge space saver!
Date published: 2019-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not just for pictures! My 9-year old daughter loved the colors of the small boxes. We are storing all the “little” collectibles out there now - I.e. Shopkins. It’s nice that you can pick out one container and not make a big mess everywhere. Fun and helpful product not just for photos!
Date published: 2019-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This really helped me "control" the amount of photos I was keeping around. I am downsizing and de-cluttering. Perfect for this!
Date published: 2019-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Photos Finally Organized Prior to this purchase, i had 4 photo boxes full of unorganized pictures. I never knew where to find what with the exception of my most recent photos. I used my label maker and categorized by Childhood, School Years, Family, etc. The containers come clasp-up but you can turn them upside down so the label is visible and it still closes just fine. I also quickly realized that I'd need two of these instead of one so I kept the colors consistent with labels and ended up doing 3 colors per box so that each category was together.
Date published: 2019-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally! Organized 90 years of loose photos... Purchased 2 of these quality carriers to organize over 90 years of family photos that never made it into albums. I couldn’t be more pleased as I now have everything in one place organized by decade and I can find any photo.
Date published: 2019-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smart idea I really like it. It’s easy to store, keeps everything organized and safe. A little pricey for plastic boxes but not crazy.
Date published: 2019-03-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love ..... this case system. Takes care of most of my pictures.
Date published: 2019-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality photo container I purchase this by accident. But then I decided to to give them a chance. The container store won’t disappoint you. The container was made very well. Your photos will be safe from damage.
Date published: 2019-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great way to store photos We had a ton of old pictures that we didn't want to get damaged. Moved them from an old torn box to this, and we are so happy!
Date published: 2019-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This is the the best thing to happen to photo organization! So quick and easy, better than photo boxes. I can just grab the smaller box that has the photos I need and not have to dig or transfer them to a envelope when I want to show family and friends pictures from vacations, etc.
Date published: 2019-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great price for safe storage This is a great price for safe storage. Fits a TON of photos and I was able to label each individual case to make it easier to find specific photos if I need them. This is the second one I've bought and I'd happily buy more to store photos!
Date published: 2019-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great organizer for photos This photo box made makes it so much easier to find my pictures and looks so much neater! I will definitely be buying more in the future.
Date published: 2019-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful Really great storage for those keepsake photos! You can fit both 5x7 and 4x6 in them! And the case is clear so you can see what is inside and separate photos by topic/year/month etc
Date published: 2018-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for storage The darker blue color was disappointing as it is much darker than it appears in the picture, it's nearly a solid color, therefore you can't see what is inside. I use these containers for everything, I carry one in my purse to hold the small items that use to end up in the bottom. Two of them are in my car console to hold small items, useful in drawers, etc anywhere you'd like to contain small things. I bought the set because it was cheaper than buying each case individually.
Date published: 2018-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great storage! My daughter teaches high school math. She had laminated task cards for her students. I had cut them out after she laminated them and needed a way to group and store them. She had some clear boxes but they weren’t large enough for the cards. I found these boxes with the storage container. They are for 5 x 7 photos but worked great for my/ daughter’s needs. I love all of the storage solutions at The Container Store! Always great quality and price!
Date published: 2018-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replacing Photo albums I am thrilled to remove more than 75 photo albums from shelves and closets in our home. The photo storage carrier assisted me, as I sorted through years of photos. The translucent cases allowed me to detail years/events on the individual cases, making chronologically order possible. The 5 cases consolidated my almost 8,000 photos into a manageable and easy to locate system. The cases will keep dust from collecting on the photos. Once filled, they were easy to store, giving my shelves and closets free space!
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Photo Project My son died recently, and I was searching for a system to more easily organize and safely store all my old photos of him. His name is Noah, so when I found this rainbow option I knew I had to have it. Losing a child is the hardest thing I've ever done, and my grief is still very heavy. But, this photo project was a blessing. I enjoyed looking at all of my sons old pictures, and I'm sorry that I'm almost finished. I'm going to have them scanned, and the owner of the photo store said I can just bring the whole carrier in and they will scan them into folders by date for me. I'm planning to purchase more of these. I'd like to store all of my photos the same way.
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 12th Purchase!!! I don't know why but I certainly like this storage carrier! Kept on buying for myself and as retirement gifts for my friends. They all raved about it and so nice that we all can organize our pictures. I put labels on each inner case for easy reference. One carrier, I put all trinkets like paper clips, safety pins, buttons, tacks, picture hangers, etc. in each inner case and label them. YOU WILL FIND THEM HANDY so why wait? Go and buy one today!!!
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best storage for scrapbooking!! This case holds so much! Not only for pictures but for ephemera, sequins, beads and other scrapbooking stuff. Keeps all the little things neat and tidy right where I need it.
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE THIS I actually bought two of these to use to hold task card games for my students! They are so convenient and the clear containers allows my kids to see what games they're getting!!! Seriously, if you're a teacher THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Photo Container I have purchased several of these for my final "organize my photos day". They are perfect for 4x6 or smaller photos.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TOTALLY AWESOME BOXES I totally love these boxes. I went from having several books of not knowing what was in each book to being organized and labeled. Makes it easier to find pictures when i need them. I would totally recommend these to anyone who wants to have your pictures organized.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I wish I would have ordered 2 of these! I absolutely love it! I have so many pictures. It is easier to store them this way then in a photo album. Each kid has their separate box and I sorted them by activities also. I used my label maker to mark each box. I have one for my family pictures and the list goes on! It is a great item. I will order another for sure!
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Photo Storage Purchased storage organizers to organize years of photos and I am really glad I did! It is a journey as I have lots of photos to go, but love the storage items that I purchased.
Date published: 2016-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product These are the second time I've purchased this brand of case. 1 12 count, and just now, 2 16 count cases. My mother had albums with the corner tabs that we're getting tattered, and I needed something that would preserve the pictures and still be easy to get out and look through. These are great!
Date published: 2016-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! This photo storage carrier is sleek and easy to use. I purchased this product to help me with the KonMari Method. It made organizing my photos a breeze! I just love it!
Date published: 2016-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from absolutely perfect I have hundreds of old printed photos that I removed from albums so I could scan and keep them in digital format. These storage boxes proved to be the perfect solution for what to do with those old photos. And now I'm inclined to store all new printed photos the same way. I like the look of photo albums but there is much to be said for the practicality of these boxes. The only dilemma now is deciding if photos should be categorized by chronology or subject.
Date published: 2016-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product I had been looking for a better way to organize my photos b/f scrapbooking them. I had been looking at this for several weeks/months and decided to go from my hanging file folder system to this and I love it! I can label the outside of each case if needed but I have made a master list of picture (events) and numbered them and label the outside of the individual cases with the numbers from the sets inside and keep that master list in the lid -- great storage!
Date published: 2015-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellant storage option for photos and more I have several of these cases and use them for many items. It started with photos. I quickly realized this can store other smallish items that I have had difficulty with in the past. For my scrapbook supplies, I have one for my "bling" stuff; one for my flowers; one for my small stamps that get lost in other containers. For sewing projects, my various needles and threads, especially the embroidery floss.I also keep extras of the inside cases around for use on special projects until they are done. Each project can store all the little items needed to complete them. Can not stress enough about the usefulness of this case.
Date published: 2015-08-01
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Community Q&A

Are the 12- individual cases included with the storage carrier? Or must they be purchased separately?

Asked by: photohappy
Answered by: julzounanian
Date published: 2017-03-04

Will my photos that are enclosed in the smaller cases that fit 100 eventually stick together?

The photos I have are currently sticking together the way that I have them stored in shoeboxes.
Asked by: AlisonMarie
Never experienced that problem. However, old snapshots from the 50's tend to stick together from the processing coating on them and the color pictures tend to fade.
Answered by: Pepper64
Date published: 2015-05-23

How tall are the individual cases?

I have some game pieces I'd like to store easily, and this looks like just the thing, but lying down they are about 1 inch tall. I want to make sure they would fit before purchasing. (Pieces are 1"x1"x2") Thanks!
Asked by: Tanith
The official response from The Container Store is not correct. I received this product intending to store flashcards that are 4.5"x6" but they did not fit. The actual outer dimensions of the individual cases are 6 5/8"x 4 5/8"x 1 1/8" but because of the shape of the case you'll only be able to fit something with maximum dimensions of 6 1/8" x 4 1/4" x 1".
Answered by: naumanea
Date published: 2019-08-17

What about storing negatives? My pictures are in original pack with negatives, in transferring to these containers what's the best way to handle?

Asked by: Mwood333
I put the negatives on top of the photo boxes.
Answered by: RosieM
Date published: 2017-08-19

case for 5 x 7

which case holds the 5 x 7 I can not find it?
Asked by: MaryNSC
I've never seen any cases for 5 x 7 pictures; just the 4 x 6 sizes.
Answered by: Pepper64
Date published: 2015-05-23

Can you stack two of the 6-Case Storage containers on top of this 12-Case Storage container?

Asked by: Dilly
Actually, I have both the 12-case and the 6-case. and two 6-cases stack neatly on top of the 12-case (I actually have 2 'levels' of 2 6-cases stacked on top of 2 12-cases that are stacked on top of each other..). BTW, these are awesome and I'm coming back for more. :-)
Answered by: iycnyc
Date published: 2019-08-11

Will these prevent photos from curling?

Having just gone through the process of straightening old family photos that curled because they had not been stored properly, I would like to know if these cases are designed to prevent photos from curling. Thank you.
Asked by: Iowegian
The protection of our individual photo storage cases combined with the added protection of the storage carrier will deter re-curling of your photographs.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2019-02-16

Would I be able to fit a few 8x10 and 5x7 photos in this box if I layed them on top of the individual cases?

I'm looking for a single storage solution for all of my photos and I can't seem to find something that holds multiple sizes in one place. Thanks!
Asked by: Nina73
They would fit, but it would only be a handful. When the lid is closed, there's not much room between the top of the lid and the individual cases.
Answered by: chuckm
Date published: 2019-03-26
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