Sunday, May 15, 2011

Got Dies? This is How I Store Mine

I have gone through many storage systems over the years for all of my scrapbooking items.  I find that systems evolve based on need more than anything.  Sometimes the latest and greatest doesn't meet the need.  Sometimes it does.

Right now I am really happy with my present system of die storage.  It is NOT a new system, but it works for me. It is the QuicKutz Magnetic Storage Book. Here is a picture:



When closed it measures approximately 8x10 and is less than half an inch thick. The spine can accommodate a thin label.

Here is what it looks like when opened and filled with dies:


It provides about 15" of storage space.  The picture above shows all of my tag dies.  I have a separate book for each type of die I have.

Here is the one that houses my fashion doll dies:



All of my books are lined up in the die cutting area of my studio.  I am able to pull out the book I need and easily replace each die as I finish with it.  This is what makes it a good system for me.  I like to be able to find what I need quickly and then put it right back.

I found a few of these books at a local Hobby Lobby.  They were $12.99 each, but I was able to use a 40% coupon which made them a much better price.

Another great resource is Scrapbook.com.  Their current price is $12.34 each.  Often they offer coupons too.

I purchased quite a few of these at Amazon for a really good price because they have a 4 for 3 promotion on this item. Buy 4, pay for 3 - worked for me!  And this item is available for free shipping with a Prime membership.  Their current price is $11.36 each.

I'll be back tomorrow with a card I made using Gina K stamps and some of my favorite dies.

See you then,

Susie

6 comments:

Monica K. said...

This looks like a great way to store dies! I'll have to check it out! Thanks for the tip! :)

Linda said...

I use these books too and I had no idea about the 4 for 3 option at Amazon. I just went there and got 4 of them for $35 (free shipping!). What a great deal! Now I have some extras for more dies. I think they will be filling up fast.

dee dee said...

Love the storage system. Makes it easy to see. Will have to see if I can find a few at Hobby Lobby. :)

Lisa H. said...

ooooo! love to see others using this system. I love it. all those dies in one place makes me HAPPY!

Christy B. said...

I also use this system! I've got about 6 of them. :)

Hello From Texas said...

I store my dies this way as well; and agree, it's so nice to reach out, grab the right book, use the die and then pop it right back into the book.

I bought my first set of books at Scrapbook.com, but found the deal on Amazon earlier this year as well. At the time I bought extra books knowing I'd fill them up eventually. :)

TFS
Carole