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.


  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

    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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