1/06/2007

Cuttlebug die storage

If I am to use a product, it must be easily accessible.
I had my CB (Cuttlebug) dies in a drawer on my desk. It was difficult to find what I was looking for, and I really want to use these! So I copied the images of each set I owned (and the ones that are on their way - LOL) from the Provo Craft site, and adjusted their sizes to 3/4" in width. Then, I printed the color images on a sheet of white cardstock, and used a 3/4" square punch to punch them all out. Adhered punched images to cardstock units high enough so the printed area would peek out perfectly. I then trimmed these units so they would lay like file folders in thirds.
Silver mesh 3"x9" tray is from Wal-Mart.
It now takes a mere second to locate and retrieve what I am looking for.
edited to add: the small embossing folders fit too - they are in the back; the dividers must be cut taller to compensate for their increased height compared to the steel dies.

8 comments:

Cindy Keery said...

Thanks for sharing your organization idea! Do your embossing folders fit in there as well?

tbreanna said...

Oh thank you so much for sharing your ideas...i would have to copy this one =) thanks again!

Wife2TJ said...

What a wonderful idea!

Debbie said...

How very clever! Cindy, want to come help me organize my workspace? :-D (I'm a walking disaster. . . too many project piles.) Thanks for another great idea!

DDDzStmpn said...

What a great idea.....can always use help with organizing my goodies cause if I can't see em I don't use em.

Carole said...

What a fantastic idea. Mine are in a small lidded box and it is very frustrating to shuffle through all or most of them just to get to the one I want.
I'm crossing my fingers that Walmart still has these smaller trays.

Thank you for sharing your invention. :D

Michelle said...

As craftewrs we are visual people so having things tucked away just doesn't work.This is a great idea for organised usable storage ....thanks for sharing

SewDelish said...

Thanks for the inspiration. Here is what I made.