Welcome to day three of MFT's Five Days to An Organized Crafty Stash event! The MFT Blog has a complete list of today's participants. Today we are sharing ways that we have organized our dies. As you might image, I have a LOT of dies--not even going to try to count them! Most of my dies are the thinner, wafer or cookie cutter type dies, though I have a few of the thicker variety as well for cutting heavy materials like chipboard. Today I'm focusing on the wafer dies such as MFT's Die-namics line.
I store dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the same clear envelope that I store the stamp set in; that way they don't get separated, and I don't have to spend time looking for them.
The dies that are nesting or that don't coordinate with specific sets are placed on magnetic sheets and labeled, then stored in an Inter-Design refrigerator bin.
And here we have the oh-so-rare-all-tidied-up look! Seriously, my die-cutting area is the area most likely to be in disarray since I really DO use dies quite often. This bin contains not only my MFT dies, but also dies from three other companies. Since I am storing stamp-set-coordinating dies in the envelopes with the stamps, I should have sufficient room in the box for quite a while. (The patterned paper and label maker are in there mostly to keep the dies from sliding down toward the front, and the metal cutters are on there for when I need to cut apart attached die sets.)
If you have any questions, feel free to ask! I'll be traveling down to South Carolina today to visit my parents, but I'll try to watch for questions and answer them when I get a chance along the way. Tomorrow is all about cardstock storage. . . Don't forget to check out the MFT Blog for a complete list of designers participating in the Storage and Organization event! Thanks for visiting,