Monday, 6 June 2016

Die-cutting storage.

Hi everyone

For a while now I have toyed with finding a different system for storing my dies - which have been increasing at quite a rate.

I have 2 of Tonic's system - the large folders. But I find them cumbersome & quite heavy to pick up. Also they are too tall for my bookcases so I have had to store them laying flat, which isn't good for the dies when 2 are placed on top of each other.  I also have 2 other folder systems.

I finally decided to try Stamps Away (Clever Cuts) MDF storage unit which is basically an open sided box with shelves that fit inside on runners.  Each shelf holds a magnetic mat (after you have put it all together) & they can be pulled out individually for easy access.  I purchased 2 & they arrived last week.  On Friday I unpacked all the pieces & checked it was all there & that the pieces went together OK.  Then on Saturday I asked for Bob's help as I realised I wouldn't be able to support a piece whilst trying to glue another piece in place.  So, bless him he did - well, he didn't actually - 'cos he put them together for me without any help from me.

Today I have glued the magnetic sheets on to the shelves of one unit & will do the other one later. Then over the next couple of days I will transfer my dies to their new home.  I am sure I will need to purchase another one though.

I haven't painted or decorated the units mainly because they sit on my wooden bookshelf & you wouldn't see any decoration.  But who knows I might decide to cover the sides & top with some of this "small?" amount of decorative paper I have, some time later.

Here is what they look like on the Stamps Away web site;


That's me for this visit.
'Bye for now.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Gloria, I've also got 2 of these and they are brilliant! You can also stick a magnetic sheet on the underside of each slider, which doubles your space! If you get good quality magnetic sheets, the dies don't fall off either, regards Carolyn

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    1. Hi Carolyn
      Thank you. That hadn't crossed my mind.
      Now I know what to do with those spare magnetic sheets I will have from the folders

      Note; For some reason or other Carolyn couldn't give this comment through the blog - so I have copied it from her email to me.
      Will copy this to the blog

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