Wanted to show you all what I have been busy working on for the past week! I have been working on re-organizing my dies every moment I could. A task I have been avoiding because I was not sure what to do, but after much thought, I got a plan.
I used Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage 5 5/8" x 7 3/8" Pockets. I cut a piece of cardstock to fit inside the envelope and glued a magnet on it. The magnet size all depended on how many dies or how big the die was. The magnets I used were the big sheets I got from Home Depot...made to cover the front of an air vent. Worked perfect and much cheaper. I used my Dymo to make the labels.
I was able to go from this........(4 shelves worth of cases and containers, bags, envelopes etc)....
to this.....(1/2 shelf).....
I have 2 envelopes left over so I just made it. I was able to put 98 different sets of dies from many different companies into 60 envelopes and those all fit in one 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" container!
Here is the side view...
A couple of them have something a small magnet on the back if the dies did not all fit on the front but 98% of them are just on the front. I wanted to make sure I had more supplies for future so I tried to order more today at Amazon but they are discontinued. Avery came out with an envelope slightly larger than what I have which disappointed me because I like to keep everything the same. After much searching I found another company that had the exact size and according to the write-ups, the envelopes are pretty close except the cost. Much cheaper!
I went to Michael's and found the perfect containers I wanted to store them in. They were on sale this week for only $4 and used to put a plant in. The sides are straight and not slanted like most baskets and such. They hold 60 envelopes in each. There was only 3 available so I snatched all 3.
All the dies are now in my book
Manetta's Organized "A" to "Z" Book and Everything Between
so now I know exactly what I have for Dies and they are easy to find!
It feels good to get more organized in my room. Some day I will be done...right?
EXAMPLE of the Magnets: Magnets
Substitute Envelopes: CheckOut Store
Ashland Greenhouse Market Container (sold at Michaels)