Hi everyone! Welcome to another installment of Five Days to an Organized Crafty Stash with My Favorite Things! Today we’re sharing our ideas for managing Die-namics.
Necessary statement: I attribute 90% of my stamp room organization to Jennifer McGuire and her incredibly creative and brilliant ideas. I cannot thank her enough. (You can find her info on die organization here.)
I purchased two of these refrigerator bins from Bed, Bath & Beyond. They’re a bit pricey (for bins) but worth every penny. (Plus I had a coupon for each.) I use one bin for dies and a second for stamps.
Here’s a close-up of my labels. The categories are basically in order of most used. (I hate to dig through things.)
I use this label maker and tape to label my Blu Raspberry dividers. I’ll eventually switch the dividers out for something more sturdy but for now they work great!
I accidentally bought black on white tape once so you may notice a white label. I’m not picky enough to peel it off and replace, but I do prefer clear.
ETA: Free downloadable files are now available HERE for printing labels for MFT stamps, dies, stencils, etc.
I purchase these magnetic sheets from my local Home Depot (about $4), cut to size and adhere to Sweet Tooth card stock to place in each sleeve.
I had originally used three types of sleeves for my dies but I’m transitioning down to two. And they just happen to now be available here in the MFT store. :)
Here’s a sample of my dies on the magnetic sheets. *So happy*
I keep the label maker on my desk but everything else is stored in a basket on a shelf over my dies.
I cannot begin to tell you how great this system works for me. It took a while to get organized as I already had a LOT when I started but it was worth every minute, every penny. I already thanked Jennifer once, but I will thank her again. And again. And again. ♥
Head on over to the MFT blog for a list of direct links to more Die-namics organization! And be sure to leave a comment there on the MFT blog for your chance to win one of two Prize Packages:
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