Wednesday, July 23, 2014

How Do You Store Your Dies? And....WOYWW

It's not quite Thursday, close, but not quite!'s my desktop for WOYWW  If you follow me at all, you know that on Wednesday, we crafters get together and share what our workdesk looks like.  Today mine is kind of boring, but at least it's somewhat organized.  What you see are items I'm hoping to use to make a card for my September class.  Note, I did say "hoping".  I always have great ideas, but my ideas sometimes need major changing.  I will post my card when it is finished.  Then you can see how much I actually used. 

I've been in an organizing mood of late and this week I am working on organizing my dies.  I hate to tell you how many there are.  Lets just say more than some....So, I am organizing them by manufacturer and then by kind, i.e. holiday, animal, flowers, frames, etc.  I started with my Poppystamps and my Memory Box dies.  Next I will be doing Spellbinders and then...probably Die-namics.  Here's what I've done so far.....

I'm putting the dies into plastic sleeves.  The Poppystamps and the Memory Box dies are easy as I've saved the envelopes they came in. My other dies are being stored on magnetic sheets.  I write the name of each die using a white paint pen.  I've been doing this for a long time, Finally I decided to take them from the boxes and put them into binders.  Trust me, the binders are heavy, so I do hope the binders will hold up well.
And this is how I'm labeling the binders. 
Notice one of the Poppystamps binders is a different color.  I always keep the new release in a separate binder.  This makes it easy for me to remember what is new. 

So, I'm on my way to die organization.  I've finished organizing my papers, Maybe next I'll move on to my rubber stamps.  Or maybe I'll take a break and play.  That sounds like a better idea!

So, here's a do you store your dies?  I'd love it if you shared....

Well, if I'm going to get my post on line before the clock strikes 12:00, I'd best hurry. 

Happy Crafting, make sure you check out Julia's blog to see what everyone has been sharing.  I'm off to see what's on everyone's workdesk this week. 

Hugs from Me to You,
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy


  1. Well that is VERY organised of you Mary. I have 3 magnetic knife racks from Ikea on my craft room wall that I add my dies to . . . bit overcrowded now . . . need some more!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. Great storage for your dies I made a little magnetic folder to hold all of mine it's small but it does the trick I have a few extra now that don't fit guess I'll have to make a few more pages for it eventually :)
    hugs Nikki 2

  3. I have large black zip folios that hold my embossing folders and another with magnetic sheets that hold my dies.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue 28

  4. Mine are stored in a large plastic storage box which has a snap lid on it but it is now bursting at the seams so I need to move them. Just a question of where I move them too. I keep robbing Peter to pay Paul but am fast running out of new spaces! Course the easy answer would be to stop buying any more but where would be the fun in that!! Hugs Mrs A.

  5. The dies are all looking very organised. I agree with Mrs A. if I stopped buying so many the storage would not be such a problem but ha! ho! that's not going to happen LOL! happy crafting, Angela x #44

  6. Wow i am nowhere near choosing a system in storing my dies, I started out with baskets which quickly became full, now I use DVD cases which are great because the dies stay in them and not fall out all over the baskets previously. Love the colour of your folders, the purple one is my favourite LOL
    Bridget #3

  7. Goodness, Mary. I am so impressed. I suppose that, not having had my bigshot for long, I actually don't have all that many dies.... yet... I simply keep them in a box, in their envelopes, standing tall, along with my embossing folders and stencils. Nothing very organised, really.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #10


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