Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Craft Room Organization: Storing Frequently Used Die Cuts

Hello, and thank you for checking out my blog! Today, I want to talk about organization. Craft spaces are so hard to keep organized, especially if you don't have some sort of system already in place. I've been working on developing some storage solutions that work for me, and I would love to share them with you!

I use a lot of die cuts, and most of the time, I mass produce a bunch of tags or circles or frames in one sitting to save myself the hassle of having to die cut a basic shape every time I want to do a project. I originally stored all of my die cuts in a plastic ziplock bag, but it was getting too hard to find what I needed. 

I developed this system to store my die cut tags. I have an Avery Elle tag die set that I use all the time to cut the tags I use when packaging my gift sets. Each tag has a different description of what's in each set, and I needed a way to keep them separated by color and in their own categories. I only use Kraft/white tags for my packaging, so the solution I came up with was perfect!

I began by sliding a 4x6 piece of colored cardstock (Bazzill's Navajo) into an equally sized cellophane sleeve/treat bag. The cellophane bag I am using is thick, which is perfect, and is the Artist's Loft/Michael's Brand. I found them in the bakery section of the store! I used my label maker to create a label for the top of the cardstock, and I also labeled these Clip Rite Binder Clip Tabs with the contents of the sleeve. I then could slide my kraft  and white cardstock tags in side my side. 

I love the way it turned out! As you can see in the first photo, I am storing them in glass bowl on top of my work space for easy access. 

If you are interested in seeing some more great ideas, my friend Maraiah over at Maraiah Crystal Designs has some wonderful organization ideas. https://maraiahcrystaldesigns.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/crafty-things-101-mini-ink-storage/

As I continue to organize my space, I will share with you my storage solutions. Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. I think you can get those plastic pockets that come in a file so that you can actually have them all bound together in one place. It's essentially the same storage idea, but in the form of a file!