I couldn't believe the strong chemical smell when I opened this up but other then that I like it's use and wish it provided more or at least the option to add onto. Not all brands fit for example the Sizzix doesn't fit but if you put just the bottom half into a slot it'll fit. Of course these aren't made for the big folders or the small borders but it does fit 40 folders which is a pretty good chunk.
This is a great binder as it fits the Darice and Cuttlebug brand folders very well. Perfect sizing. Beware though: the Sizzix and Tim Holtz folders are a bit bigger. They fit but are a tight squeeze.
Oddly, the only embossing folders that fit comfortably in the indiviual slots are the Cuttlebug, there are other brands that you can get into the storage slots but trying to get them out is difficult and you are likely to tear the plastic slots that hold the folders. I say oddly because this is made by Darice and their folders do not fit the storage slots. They do make an organizer for the 5 x 7 embossing folders which I am going to try since I do have a number of 5 x 7 folders
I was kinda disappointed when I got this. I asked the company specifically if the sizzix would fit. As I dont have many other brands, there reply was yes!
Well they fit BUT you have to only put in the smallest side of the folder & leave the other hanging out. Also I dont feel very safe about the folders being on top, Ive yet to travel with this ... but Im concerned they will fall out.
Ok, so they actually stick so tight in the pockets they are hard to pull out once they are in. Its been 100+ degree in heat, and some of the images have actually melted into the plastic ... and the pages have stuck together. So Ive went from 2 star's going down to 1 -- and I wouldnt recoment spending 20$ for this. Not even 10$