Wednesday, January 21, 2015

MFT's 5 Days to an Organized Crafty Stash Day 3 - Die-namics

Welcome to Day 3 of MFT's 5 Days to an Organized Crafty Stash! So far we have covered stamp sets and stencils and today we are sharing ideas for organizing your Die-namics. I know it can seem daunting and time consuming to start the organizational process, but I can't tell you how happy I am I took the time to get a system in place. 

You can stop by the MFT blog for the list of designers sharing ideas today. 


My system to store my Die-namics is very similar to the system for storing stamps. You can find that post HERE


Like many of the other designers, the basics of my organizational system is based on a tutorial written by Jennifer McGuire. I use two different size envelopes that you can purchase from MFT, the Clear Pocket Storage - Large and the Clear Pocket Storage - Small. I used a Brother P-Touch Label Maker and 1/2" Black on Clear Label Tape that I purchased through Amazon.


I use a clear Freezer Storage Bin, also purchased from Amazon


Here is a closer look at the label I created for the front of my bin using my label maker, the Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX and an arrow in the Go with It Die-namics. 


The dividers are cut from Sno Cone Card Stock and I rounded the upper two corners. I used my label maker to add titles to each each section. I grouped them by the categories you can see in the picture above. If a die set coordinates with a stamp set it is stored with the stamp set in the back of the envelope. 



I back the inside of each clear pocket with white card stock. It just makes it easier to see in the clear envelopes. I buy an inexpensive white card stock at Michaels. I can get two backings for the larger envelopes and two for the smaller envelopes out of each piece of 12 x 12 card stock.


To make the process easier I used an older paper cutter I had and used a permanent maker to make a note of the dimensions.


You will notice I have a section for the STAX Die-namics in my bin. In this one section I added additional dividers to file these dies by shape. I use Gray Grout Card Stock and cut the divider slighter shorter than the main dividers.


Here is an example of of the coordinating  Die-namics stored behind the stamp set and a pocket with just dies in it.


And here is a look at how I store my stamp sets, stencils, and dies all in one place for easy access. 


Stop by the MFT blog for all details about the great prize packages that will be given away each of the five days.

If you have any questions for me, please email me using the link on my side bar. Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another organizational post.

15 comments :

  1. Wonderful organization tips! Tfs!

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  2. I love your storage unit where did you find that? thanks

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  3. I love your storage unit too! :)

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  4. Thanks for all of the details, including pictures!
    Some of us struggle with organization,
    so the how to's are so helpful :-)

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  5. Your cabinet looks amazingly neat! I love that!

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  6. Thanks for sharing your well organized area, I'm sure a lot of have Jennifer to thank for her great organizational ideas and tools.

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  7. Thanks for sharing. Beautifully organized!

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  8. As I've been saying for the last couple days....fantastic system!

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  9. So many are using this lovely pocket system for storage. I really think it is quite handy.

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  10. Fantastic. I love your organization and that cabinet. I now need a big stash of the clear pockets. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  11. Love all your tips. Your room looks amazing!

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  12. Yayyyy, this is so neat. I really have to have it neat. I can't wait to get some of these pockets....I totally didn't know MFT had them and after Christmas I was just looking for way to store all of my stuff. Thank you so much!

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  13. Thanks for the meaurements, great idea!

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