Friday, October 14, 2011

Spellbinders Die Cut Storage

Good morning!  Many of you know I do not have a craft room.  I use my dining room table, which is the only table in the house.  My supplies have to be tucked away, as out of sight as possible so no one trips over the stuff during our daily lives.

I recently read about someone using magnetic vent covers for Spellbinders Die Cut storage, and thought that would work for me too.


My craft cabinet is our former TV/entertainment armoire, now located in the dining room.  The inside of the doors were transformed last night into die cut heaven!

My husband bought me a 3 pack of magnetic vent covers like these, available at hardware stores or even Amazon.com:
I added this double-sided adhesive to stick them to the doors:


Unfortunately, that 3-pack of vent covers didn't create enough storage for me, so I thought of something else.
You know those advertising magnets you get in the mail, from realtors and restaurants, or even can find on your Yellow Pages book?  These.....



I just put that adhesive on 'em and hung those up too - virtually free storage! (except for the tape)


It might not be fancy, but it beats keeping these in a box.  I like looking at everything!  And because I LOOOVE organization, I keep all of the original Spellbinders package fronts in my Big Binder like this:


That same binder holds pictures of all my stamps and punched-out pieces from all of my punches, too.
I couldn't get along without that Big Binder!

I've got another post to share later, so I'll see you soon!  Thanks for joining me.  :)

Colleen

20 comments:

Marisa said...

Aren't you smart keeping the Nestie fronts in a binder. Glad you got to store them on your cupboard door - great way to see them all quickly. Have a great weekend (((hugs)))

NanaConnie said...

Oh, you have so inspired me! All my dies are kept in a box (still stuck to the original packaging folders) and I'm so tired of digging through that box to find the die I want for one simple cut. This is such a great idea. I'm so glad you shared it with all of us, Colleen!

Janeen said...

what a great idea and I'm wondering now, where I could put those besides on the door as my craft room doubles as a guest bedroom for infirm people who can't use the stairs. I'm thinking, I'm thinking!! I love the idea. Thank you for sharing. And who would think such GREAT projects would come from someone who doesn't have a designated craft room. CHEERS to you, Colleen.

Lisa Lara said...

Absolutely brilliant idea Colleen!

Emily Keaton said...

Clever, clever you, Colleen!! What a great way to organize these--right at your fingertips. Just open up your armoire!! No more hunting and flipping through packages, right? You can find what you need at a glance. Great idea, Col!! You've turned your Big Binder into a fantastic reference resource. I love it!!

lynn said...

i use the magnetic sheets and love it! so much easier to see everything at a glance:) tfs, colleen!

Lisa said...

As my die collection grows I am seeking out storage ideas! Thanks for sharing your tip Colleen!!!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is awesome Colleen! This is exactly what I have been wanting to do with mine. Put them on magnets inside my cabinets! Great minds... Lol! I did not know about the vent covers though! I like it. I was going to buy a roll of magnetic sheeting, but it is quite pricey. My husband thought I should use strips of magnets but I did not think you could utilize the space the same. I love this thanks for sharing. My husband is definitely going to have a looksey at this!

Bonnie said...

This is a great idea to create storage on the back of the door! What a wonderful collection of Nesties! I need to take the time to do a binder. It sounds like a good idea.

Bumblebee said...

Loved reading this as I'm in the exact same position crafting on my dining table, and storing all my craft stuff in a large TV cabinet!!! I bought myself some magnetic foam A4 sheets to put my nesties on, but have just never got round to it, may have to give it a go!!Thanks for sharing!

Barb said...

you've inspired me to CLEAN my craft space this weekend :) i have a spare bedroom that is overrun with crafting supplies, so to hear that you make it work (and work so well!) from an armoire and your dining room table, i see that i can do a lot better. i love the idea of the binder! i wish i'd kept all my spellbinders packages. i have to look up the name of most of them everytime i do a post ;) thanks for sharing!

Benzi said...

So nice to have them where you can open the door and there they are! I have mine in magnetics binders found at Hobby Lobby.

Bev J. said...

What a neat idea-thanks for sharing!

Shirley said...

What a totally awesome idea! TFS

Shirley said...

Who would have guessed that these wonderful colors would look so great together and the gray as the BG is perfect!!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

that is such a great idea, I love it.

Ann Schach said...

What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing!

Pauline said...

This is such a fab storage idea! I keep mine in a box, and it does make it tricky locating the dies I want. I too use my dining room table, and I would love a craft room. I keep telling my hubby we need a bigger house, but he won't listen lol!

Andrea Ewen said...

Ah, necessity is the mother of invention! How clever of you, momma! I have mine jumbled in a metal bucket...the polar opposite of your swell, organized solution! I think Home Depot is going to sell out of those covers, FYI! Maybe you'll get a royalty check! Haha...great thinking, you.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH! What a clever clever idea! LOVE the vent magnets-perfect size for these dies! I am in need of new dies...and I think I have room behind my door for this!! LOVE:)

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