I sometimes have difficulty deciding if stamping is my first hobby or if organization is #1. I’ve come to the realization that it doesn’t matter. When I can combine my love of stamping with my love of organization, I am one happy camper!
I’ve used various systems over the years to organize my Stampin’ Up! dies, but the one I have been using for the past couple of years works so well for me. I hope it will help you too if you’re looking for an organization method for dies.
My system consists of several parts. The dies, of course, and my Brother P-Touch D600 label maker as well as pockets from Totally Tiffany and 5×7 magnet cards from Stamp-n-Storage. I made two videos to show you how all of this comes together. You can watch them in any order, but the two do work together so I recommend you watch them both. They are short and won’t take much of your time.
Label Maker Demonstration
This video shows how I use my Label Maker. The model I have connects to my computer via USB cable. The reason I chose this model is because of two features. I like things to be uniform so when I make a label for my dies I want the next one I make to look the same. With this model I can save layouts!! I have layouts for dies, embossing folders, punches, stamp sets and other miscellaneous labels I need in my craft studio. The second feature is that I can use any font that I have on my computer. As a font collector, this is a real perk!
Assembling the System
This video shows how the labels created work with the file pockets and magnet cards to complete my storage system. At one time I stored my dies with the coordinating stamp set. I found that limited the use of many of the dies. While some dies are made to cut out specific stamped images, there are many that are useful for labels, borders and embellishments for many types of cards. Having my dies out of the envelope they come in, stored in one location and visible has greatly increased my die use.
The links to all of the products I use are under the Organization tab. Some of the links are affiliate links which means I receive a small commission if you make a purchase using my link. It does not increase your cost and I only recommend products and systems that I like and that work for me.
I’d love to know your organization ideas! Leave me a comment. You might point me to a new product that fits my system perfectly!
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