February 24, 2011

Die storage

Last night while Eric and the girls were at swim lessons I spent some time in my craft room. I had seen a couple of great ideas for storing the PTI (and other) dies and combined them for my storage.
First I started with Tracey's idea of using magnetic vent covers and cardstock in a photo storage box. I still need to label the cardstock though. I plan on writing the name of the die on the front, and on the back I will list all of the coordinating stamp sets and their respective numbers (new stamp storage coming soon...)


After I had all of my PTI dies on the cards.. I was left with the small Cuttlebug and Sizzix dies. I wanted them in the same place, but they did not stick to the magnets. Then I remembered Dawn's storage idea for the PTI dies. I pulled out the clear acetate sheets that come with the PTI stamps, plugged in my sewing machine, and made pockets!
Now, I suppose I could have made the pockets for all of the dies, but I loved Tracey's magnet idea and it is so easy to take them on and off... so I continued. I put my embossing plates and folders behind the dies, and even added the Cuttlebug plates and embossing mats.


For my long dies I added some magnet to the side of the box...

And now all of my Cuttlebug supplies are in one spot, with room to grow.

8 comments:

Denise said...

I'm constantly struggling with storage ideas. Thanks for all the ideas and great pics!

Kristin said...

I've been pretty happy with my storage ideas, but I REALLY like this!! Cute

Lorraine said...

Wow, this is cool and so organized looking. Great idea! I still have mine in 3 different places due to the diff sizes.

steph said...

Love the idea of adding magnet to the side of the box for the border dies! Great idea! I am in serious need of some kind of storage for all my dies- currently they're just piled all together in a container. Boo on me.

Jen said...

Gosh. What clever storage idea you've come up with. Plus it is so pretty to boot! Well done. Not sure if you knew, but I am a new member to the PTI Post Its! and am very grateful for your inspiring tips. TFS!

Chris said...

Hee hee! I did that too last week! I love having them on the magnet sheets!

Anne B said...

This looks greaat and I love your idea of attaching the border dies to the side of the box! You asked about the svg file I used for the roses on my recent card - it's Penny Duncan's 3D rose design and she has a video showing how to put it together. Sorry don't think I can post an active link but here are the details:
http://pennyduncancreations.blogspot.com/2010/08/is-it-p-or-pdc-rose.html

Leigh said...

Oh, this looks great!