We hope you’ve been inspired by our posts so far this week! It’s exciting for us to share our ideas with all of you. While there isn’t one right way to organize and store your supplies, it’s almost as fun as crafting, right?
It seems like every time I work on organizing, I uncover some product I’d forgotten about, so sometimes getting organized can spur your creativity. And if you’re feeling overwhelmed, just tackle one thing at a time. Maybe it’s storing your Die-namics that is the most pressing need. If that’s the case, we’re here to help!
Whenever it’s time to organize, labeling everything is key. In an effort to make things easier for you, we have a SUPER handy resource available to you for FREE (yes, free!). Our Die-namics are organized in a downloadable PDF that is compatible with return address labels. You can find it HERE. Now you can take a lot of the grunt work out of getting organized. So COOL!
One of the simplest things that you can do when storing your Die-namics is to place them in the same pocket with the stamp set for which they coordinate. It’s smart, practical, and saves a lot of time and space!
Many of the Die-namics from My Favorite Things arrive at your home on a piece of magnet. The magnets hold everything in place, and they often fit quite nicely in our small and large Clear Pocket Storage. We also sell magnets that perfectly fit both sizes. You can find our Magnet Packs in the store HERE.
Debbie uses thick magnetic sheets with pre-punched holes to store her Die-namics. While she doesn’t use the holes (which you’ll see later), you definitely could place them in a small but sturdy binder. You can see that each STAX set is labeled using a label maker.
Francine sorts her Die-namics by shape, and stores them on these super awesome magnetic sheets that were created just for her! They are 11.7” x 8.3” and are made of a sturdy cardboard and heavier magnet sheets.
Then she stores all of her dies in 2 grey RÅSKOG trolleys from Ikea. Her MFT dies are on top of each RÅSKOG so she can easily flip through her MFT Die-namics collection.
Anna sorts all of her Die-namics by type, for example: alphabets, Blueprints, critters, florals, and numbers, etc.
Francine takes her organization to a whole other level by creating an inventory of all of her craft supplies on her computer. She uploads images of everything she gets from MFT, and saves them in an MFT file with the name of the set. Sometimes she adds keywords (Halloween, birthday, clouds, scene, die), and she says that it makes searching for something in particular easier. Below is a screenshot of a search for “STAX,” and she could easily see all her STAX Die-namics. This can also be done for stamps, inks, and card stock.
Once Anna has sorted her Die-namics, she creates dividers for each category and stands them up in a VARIERA box from IKEA.
Julie is one smart cookie. Once her Die-namics arrive, she cuts every die and places the cuts inside the large Clear Pocket Storage envelope. This allows her to see how each Die-namics will cut making it easier to decide what to use. Genius, right?
Kimberly places her Die-namics in two sizes of Clear Pocket Storage and stands them up in the clear and sturdy refrigerator bins mentioned in yesterday’s post about storing stamps.
Karolyn uses CD dividers (also mentioned in yesterday’s post) and stores her Die-namics in refrigerator bins. You can see that she’s labeled everything and sorted them by type.
Julie’s Die-namics filled pockets are stored side by side in the double version of the refrigerator bin. I bet it’s heavy, but the bin is made of a very sturdy plastic.
If being able to see everything all at one glance is more your style, you can do like Barbara does. She displays her impressive collection of Die-namics on the doors of the closet in her craft room. One way to cover a lot of ground is to use magnetic vent covers like the ones HERE that you can find at the hardware store.
So great, am I right? And I have a confession. My Die-namics are in a shambles, so this gives me a TON of amazing ideas.
To make it even easier and more fun for you to add to your Die-namics collection, we have this AWESOME deal to entice you! But don’t delay – it’s a one day only sale. Please note: This sale is good on in stock items only. No rain checks. Excludes brand new. Shop from our wide variety of Die-namics — including some of our most popular dies: Blueprints and STAX.
Here’s a look of some of the amazing Die-namics that you can add to your stash! Click the pictures to be taken directly to the MFT store.
Leave a comment below, and we’ll choose two randomly selected people to win a $50 gift certificate to the My Favorite Things boutique to stock up your Die-namics collection (or whatever you want!). All winners will be announced on Monday, February 15th, so make sure to check back to see if your name is on the list!
Before you go, be sure to stop by the blogs of these members of our Creative Team for more ideas of how to organize your Die-namics.
Now, who wants to get organized?