Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Tip Tuesday: Die Storage

Die Storage

Tip #1
I have a collection of sizzix dies so I have the sizzix die towers. I like them because you can see the names of the dies and they spin so you can store on both sides. I like sizzix new spinning die storage. Its similar to the old tower but its horizontal instead of vertical storage. You can see what you have easily and it doesnt take up much room.

Tip #2
I have a lot of dies. In order to find what I want quickly, I have a list in my computer with the details of each die and what "bin" they are located in. Each bin is numbered. I always find what I need quickly and easily. The list also acts as a shopping guide so I dont buy the same die twice!

Tip #3
I store my Nestabilities and similar dies in CD cases. I cut pieces of magnetic sheet to size to fit in the plastic folders, and put the dies on the magnet, then into the folders. I have different cases for different categories of dies. It is a great solution for those Nestabilities, and very portable, too!

Tip #4
I store my nestabilities on a magnetic sheet. I buy the Xyron magnet/laminate. I run a 4x5 paper with the label name through my xyron and then use the magnet side for the storage. I put all of these in photo boxes which are then put in a storage bin. Neat and tidy!

Tip #5
I store my sizzix dies in modified copier paper boxes. I cut the box so that its about as high as a BIGZ die standing on end. I stack them all in side and then print out the list of dies on paper - add the paper to the lid and voila! instant storage.

Tip #6
I got rid of the plastic boxes that Tim Holtz's dies come in. I cut the product picture from the packaging and use clear packing tape to attach it to back of the die. I then store them in a decorative box.

Tip #7
You can see a fun storage idea in a PDF at this link.

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