Happy Friday everyone! Today I have something a little different to share with you.
If you stop by often, you know that I’m on some crazy never-ending crusade to organize my crafty supplies and my office. I love knowing where my stuff is but take 1 on my methods aren’t usually the best so I always love new ideas. When Sam from SP & Company saw me asking on Facebook about die storage and offered to send me one of her new systems to try out I was all HECK YES I’d like to!
I’ve been using it for a handful of months now and I’ve probably tried 3 or 4 (or more, shhhhh) styles of dies storage before this one that haven’t floated my boat.
The SP Storage Binder is about the size of a CD case you used to have in your car in the 90s (sounding old here), but what makes it different is it has magnetic sheets you can clip and unclip in, sort of like a more forgiving 3 ring binder.
I don’t know about you but I hardly ever read instructions (unless its Ikea furniture, and then that’s deciphering not reading) so when it came in the mail I proceeded to slap all my Nesties and dies on the front and back of every magnetic sheet. The sheets are flexible so that method was not the greatest. I figured out though, after a long while of stubbornness, that the sheets have 2 sides…
The shiny side is the strongly magnetic side, while the backside, which is more matte, is not. So slapping dies on both sides wasn’t such a smooth move. Had I looked at it, or read the product description, before having a heyday its pretty easy to notice… I’m chalking it up to organizational excitement.
Now I mentioned that the sheets are flexible which when I was doubling it up was frustrating because they would pop off… the lesson kids is reading and patience… but once I got the sheet figured out then place on only one side I then put the back sides back to back. This stiffens them up nicely but leaves them flexible enough to keep the good part of the sheets, how easy it is to get the dies OFF.
Ever had to use your nail to pick the small die out of the center of a stiff sheet and get a die cut under your nail? I have, it’s not fun.
You can also get plastic sleeves that clip into the same binder for clear stamps and other storage, but as I already have a system for those I haven’t given them a go. They feel nice and thick though so I think they would hold up very well. If you have stamps that have coordinating dies, this is a great way to keep them together.
Before I started using the binder, like I said, I had gone thru a few methods that were frustrating and at the time I was keeping all of them in a single basket in a drawer…
that’s just sad.
All that’s left are the dies too large to fit in the case but since the case is that small, I keep the case in the basket now so they are still all together.
That said, of the methods I’ve tried for die storage, this one is the one I like the most. The small size makes it easy to keep with your die machine yet it holds a TON. The price on new binders and inserts is really great too.
But hang on to your basket of mismatched and loose dies because I’m giving a Binder and Magnetic Sheet set away to 1 lucky person! All I need you to do is tell me which color of binder is your fav and your biggest storage woe. On Monday I’ll announce the winner who will get that color binder and the sheets.
I take care of you :eeep: