Saturday, November 29, 2014

My Magnetic Personality - *Update*

Hello Everyone!
So I have been crafting...but they have been Christmas gifts, 
so I can't show anything I have been working on!

I do have a great tip for you, for your dies.

I don't have many dies, yet...but I didn't like how I was storing them.

I put each die into a ziploc bag with a piece of cardboard to make it a little stable.  The problem I found with this way is that the dies I have that have many to them, like circles...would just be all over the place.  So I kept looking for a different way to store them.  I was so tempted to get the Art-Bin sheets and storage box, but after searching on YouTube, other crafters were saying how the sheets inside the box were hard to maneuver.
So my search continued.

I then found a fellow crafter, Catherine Pooler,
that just did a video on die-cut storage, and I was in awe!
This way is so much easier and I had to try it out.

But of course, I did end up doing mine different than hers, so I am going to show you my take on it.

So I drove to Home Depot and purchased these magnetic vent covers.

They are down the aisle where you purchase air-conditioner filters.
As the packaging states, 
there are 3 - 8" x 15" sheets inside and they were only $4.50!

Here's a picture of one of the sheets.

I then cut the sheets into 6" x 7 1/2" sheets with a rotary cutter.
Since these sheets are very thin, I then cut some chipboard the same size.
I then used double sided tape and adhered the sheet to the chipboard.

I then decided to make an album for them.
Like I said, I don't have many, but since I made the album open, with binder rings, I can always add bigger rings later on if I get more.

Here are my circle dies on a sheet.

Here is a look at the inside of the album.
Hubby said I should have decorated the backs of the that will be my project tomorrow since I only have a couple of pages anyway.

Here's the cover of the album...boring for now, 
but I will spruce it up tomorrow as well.
I just really wanted to share this with you.
I will update my blog after I update my album.

Hope you enjoyed this.
Out of the three sheets, I was able to make six pages all for $4.50.
The chipboard and paper I had around the craft room, so this was way cheaper than the ArtBin box that I believe is approximately $16.00 and you only get three pages.
I am not trying to be negative about the ArtBin box, it's just that I only have four of my sheets filled so I didn't want to get a whole box for a very limited collection.

I would love it if you'd share how you store your collection with me.

Please comment below.
Take care.

So I am updated my album...and I am so glad that I listened to the hubster!

I did something very simple on the front of the album,
since this is more for use, not for show.  LOL!!!

 I covered the back of each page with white cardstock and put a label of the company and what style die is in the front.

 Here's a close up of the label.
But please know that as with all of the pictures on my blog, 
you can click them to see them larger.

 So...the hubster was always!

Thank you hubby and thank you all for visiting.
I hope this helps in some way.

Again...take care!


  1. Great idea, well done! I'm in the UK so not sure if magnetic vent covers are available but I will have a look in our DIY stores. If I manage to source magnet sheets I will do as you have done and back them with cardboard. My collection of dies is growing and at the moment and still kept in the original packaging in my desk drawer. It's so easy to forget what we have unless it is easily accessible. Thank you for sharing your idea

    1. Why thank you! I have to have everything in front of me or I forget I have it and it never gets used. I hope you are able to find something there comparable. Keeping my fingers crossed for you. Thank you so much for visiting!!!