July 19, 2012

How I store my dies?

Warning: This post has lots and lots of photos. 
I have been rearranging my dies because I have a LOT of them. 
I wanted them organised and neatly labeled so I can find them quickly when I wanted. 
Here is how I did it. These two boxes have all my dies:)
These are CD boxes from Smiggle. Smiggle is a stationary store in Australia. I have one box full of PTI dies and the other is also full with Wplus9, MFT, Hero Arts, Memory Box and misc dies. I now need two more. Smiggle, here I come once again.


 And inside, I have them stored in CD paper covers and labelled using the electronic labeller. I bought the CD cover in bulk from a stationary shop.You can see, I have left some of the Memory Box dies as it is because their packaging is awesome.
 Here is a Wplus9 Baby Onesie die labelled.

  All dies were stored in a basket previously and finding the right die took me a long time. I love how I can just flick and find the die I want now:)

 I also store the dies in a zip lock bag inside the CD covers.Some dies come in ziplock bags but for the rest I use Gladwrap. That way the die don’t tear up the CD covers or fall out. Hero Arts dies below.

Here are all my PTI dies. I have to arrange them in alphabetical order now. I have also combined dies in one CD cover. For example, all Boy Basics dies together, Flower Fusion Flowers together. Similarly the tags, mat stacks,  leaves, flowers, fillable frames…….. That saves space and easy to find them too.

 Here are the embossing folders and impression plates in an another CD box. 
So far they nicely fit into one box. I do have a few bigger embossing folder and they are in a A5 display folder.

 Now for the border and larger dies. These are zipper pockets from Kaisercraft. They come in four different sizes. I have chosen the A6 size. All border and larger dies fit neatly inside. All I need is to buy the binder for the pockets:)


Here in one pocket I have about 15 MFT border dies.

And all the PTI larger dies, shaped dies easily fit in the pocket. And because the pockets have zippers, the dies don’t fall out.
I am so glad I spent some time and organised my dies and embossing folders. It took me two days to do it. But from now on, I only have to do the newer ones. Amazing to see how much space I have in my cupboard now. I have also organised my stamps into folders. So they are portable and each company has one or two folders. Flicking through the sleeves and finding the right stamp set is so easy. I will share some photos of them after I finalise them:)

Hope I have given you some ideas.
Thanks for visiting and have a great evening!

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  1. Cool storage, I use CD boxes too & flimsy CD pockets which are not quite sturdy enough. I need to revisit my storage & you've inspired me to do so! TFS Hugs Bev x

  2. Oh I have some of those pockets from Kaisercraft What a great idea of how to use them TFS Sandy 🙂

  3. Looks great! Organizing is half the fun of creating. 🙂

  4. I need to move in and use all these awesome dies and folders you have!

  5. Thanks for sharing how you organize your dies and embossing folders. I file my EF similar to how you have organized them. However, my dies are in their original packaging and sorted by type (floral, animals, etc)in a photo box. I really must do something with them and so I appreciate you and others sharing your organizational system. (And I agree – I like the packaging Memory Box uses).

  6. Oh no, now you peaked my interest in the Wplus9 impression plate. I have to go to their website and take look at it. Look what you did, Gayatri. 🙂

  7. Great job organizing all those dies and folders! Always fun to see how others organize.

  8. Cool ideas! I use shoe boxes to store my dies/embossing folders/6×6 pads/clear stamps. I'm going to check out Smiggle – love going there to buy presents for my nieces! BTW You have some awesome dies!! So envious!!

  9. That's it! I'm off to Smiggle! Love this storage idea. Then I'll have to buy a tonne more dies, to fill a box, LOL!

  10. Thanks for sharing your storage method, it's always a topic I'm curious about. Currently, I just have 2 magnetic folders from Quick Kuts. CLEARLY, I need to acquire more dies : )

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