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Thank You So Very Much + Die Organization Video

Hi Everyone! Today, I have a project to share. I had this idea to interlock the Framed Out #1 dies together. It is a bit inspired by the card I created for the stamp set release here. I wanted to keep the card design “scrappy” to simulate a layout without the photos of course! These dies and coordinating stamps will work great on scrapbook projects too and I can’t wait to use them for a mini album soon. Yes, I have not forgotten about Mini Album Mondays this year. I will try to make time for a post this Monday…try!

Trim white cardstock to 5.5” x 4.25”, then mist ink onto card front.

 

Die cut frames from white cardstock and patterned paper. Stamp coordinating polka dotted frame on white cardstock die cuts.

 

Adhere frames to card front with foam adhesive. To interlock die cuts, use scissors to cut the frame at points and tuck between other die cut frames.

 

Stamp stars, sentiments, and chevron patterns.

 

Add glittered button with twine.

 

Today, I also wanted to share a video demonstration of my die storage organization and solutions. You can find additional posts about it here and here. I wanted to post this video to address additional questions I have received about it. I hope you find it helpful! View it on YouTube here.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Susan BeauchaineMarch 1, 2012 - 10:53 am

Thanks for the video Ashley. This is THE best solution I have seen for die storage! I LOVE it! My question is, how many packages of magnet sheets did you buy? I don’t have as many dies as you, but I have a lot. I only want to order one time to help with shipping costs.
I LOVE this system so much and the idea of it in a Library Drawer makes it look so cute. FYI: I have a vintage milk glass drinking glass that I store my border dies. The glass is heavy so they stay put and are easy to sort through! Works for me!
Thanks again, Ashley. Thanks for sharing your creative mind!
Susan

Deborah R.March 1, 2012 - 1:37 pm

Thank you for taking the time to make this video Ashley. I am just getting to the point where I have enough dies to need some organization. I bought one pack of magnet sheets thinking I would put them in a binder in plastic sleeves but I like the ease of access of this much more! Thanks for sharing.

debrakMarch 1, 2012 - 9:22 pm

I’m interested in about how much it cost to set up your first tray of die cuts. Not the dies, but the cardstock, magnetic sheets and dividers. Also, how many dies does it hold? Its a great idea!

MeganMarch 1, 2012 - 10:47 pm

This is probably my favorite storage idea so far, I think I will have to try this one! I am such a visual person that I know storing dies in a binder or drawer doesn’t really help my creative flow. Thank you so much for the tutorial! =)

I definitely relate to the ‘not-so-tidy’ crafter. My desk turns into total chaos when I make cards, lol.

F BondMarch 1, 2012 - 10:50 pm

Excellent video! love your solution for dies. Its organized and looks wonderful! Thank you so very much for sharing your ideas.

BeverlyMarch 2, 2012 - 1:12 pm

Thank you for the cute, card and the video.

Diana F.March 3, 2012 - 5:21 pm

This is the best way I have seen to organize dies, this is amazing. Thank you for taking the time to do a video. It is very helpful b/c you took the time to make it detailed and step by step. Excellent, excellent.

PattyMarch 4, 2012 - 8:40 am

Hi Ashley,
A clever idea to store our dies…I have a lot of dies without magnet, Do you have any recommendation about this type of dies?

Larissa Heskett =)March 9, 2012 - 11:57 am

AWESOME Video!! THANKS for sharing your process with us!! I have a 5 yr. old who likes to HELP and sometimes I find I need to keep things alittle less handy!! I would LOVE to use this technique though to store ALL of my dies and I agree with your comment on using your dies more if you can SEE/FIND them when your are creating!! =)
THANKS AGAIN for all of the info and for the GREAT VIDEO!!
Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

vicki dutcherMarch 26, 2012 - 12:30 am

Glad you have been PINNED! This is a fabulous set up~

[...]  Not only can you add the mini bags in albums, but also on layouts and even cards. They are a great size for lots of projects. I am even using some to hold extra die cuts in my die organization system! They fit perfectly for the smaller magnet sheet pages I have doubled up in one index file. I simply added a mini bag behind the small magnet sheet and placed extra die cuts in the bag for future use. To see more on the die organization to get a better idea what I am referring to click here, here, and here. [...]

SueJanuary 5, 2014 - 12:51 am

Ashley, Love, love, love your die storage idea! Do you have your dies in the file in any kind of order? If so, what “heading”, for lack of a better word, do you use? Perhaps, floral, nature, letters, numbers, shapes, mat stacks, etc? Again, thanks for the great video. Sue

LissaMarch 14, 2014 - 1:35 pm

Love your video! I’m starting to create something like this too. Thank you for the ideas!

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