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Friday, September 13, 2013

Lets talk organization!

Hi Die-namite Fans!

 Taniesa here again, bringing inspiration for you today in a different kind of way. We talk a lot about how to use all your wonderful Die-namite dies but how do you store them? I have a pretty simple and inexpensive idea for you! First, Let me show you what I was doing that was NOT working for me. 




It was pretty messy in that little drawer, not to mention I was outgrowing the drawer very quickly with all the beautiful new die releases we have had recently. So I went to Target to see if I could find something that would help me organize a little bit better. I spied these super cool coupon accordion files and I just knew they would be the perfect thing!




And I picked up a black storage box too.


My mess went from crazy chaos to streamline and compact.


Let me show you how I did it! First I removed the notepad that came with the file, you could leave it if you wanted but it adds a bit extra bulk. I am thinking that as my collection grows I will place a index card in that spot and list which dies are in that file.

Then, I took some white cardstock and made little folders that fit perfectly in each of the slots. You could make these a few different ways. The one on the left side was cut using an electronic die cutting machine, but that was taking too long as I needed to make several so the one on the right was paper cut to size, scored in the middle, folded and then I attached a tab punch (WRMK Tab Punch) with some mini staples. These two files are folders from another accordion file system I set up for other supplies, to see more you can visit my blog.


I removed the cellophane packaging from the die and card. I took the Die-namites card and attached it with some dry adhesive to the front of the folder. I also labeled the tab on the folder with the Die name.


Then I just slipped the die inside the folder and put that folder inside the accordion file. Little bonus tip: when you are using your die cuts make a few extra to slip into your folders, I do this in white as I can color it with copics for a fast fix. Sometimes I don't feel like pulling out my die machine.


Pretty cool isn't it? It is so nice to have every die have a place. Here is a look at all of the file folders in their place.



I store it with some other supplies in the black box I showed you earlier.


There you have it! I hope this has inspired you to organize your dies so they are quick to find, easy to put away, and makes the most of your crafting time!

Do you have another way you organize your Die-namites dies? If so I would love to hear about it! Drop a comment and a link to your organization method if you have one!

Happy Organizing!















3 comments:

  1. this is SUCH AN AWESOME IDEA!!!!! Thanks soooo much for sharing Taniesa!!!

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  2. Fabulous idea Taniesa, I love that you store extra cuts in your folders too, great time saver on top of your amazing storage system!

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  3. Whoooozer Taniesa this is amazing storage solution!!!1 thanks for sharing it with us...I spied a die I don't have and now need...lol
    hugs,
    Peggy Lee

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