After becoming a Design Team member for Spellbinders Paper Arts, I found out that I numbered my dies the wrong way. I have since been told they are numbered from the inside out, not outside in like I had been counting. That would have been fine and dandy had I not been chosen to be on the DT.
Now, this is what you need to do if you have numbered your dies like the photo below. Use Germ-X and a cotton ball to remove the sharpie pen. Yes, it will come off. The alcohol in the Germ-x will take the Sharpie off of just about any surface.
Now, I will show you how to number your dies to keep track of them. I have numbered all of my dies in order from smallest to largest. For the Small dies I put a thick black line with a Sharpie marker on the back then number them smallest to largest using a thinner Sharpie. I do the same with the Large dies but, I don’t but the thick black line on the back, only numbers. That way if I have two #1 dies on the table I know one is Small and one is the Large. If there is a set that doesn’t have Small and Large I only put numbers on the back.
I store them with the flat side against the magnet. They are just turned over for a visual on how to number them. My dies are stored on a magnetic sheet. This helps me keep track of them and to see what dies I am missing. I also wrote in red the number of dies in a set. That way I can make sure I have all of them after a class or workshop and after an evening of mass producing projects.
I lay my dies out on the magnetic sheet prior to cutting to get the least amount of waste as possible. You will also want to keep a 4×6 or 5×7 sheet to keep your die from slipping when you are using a die to cut the center out of a card or frame. I’ll show you more on that later.
You can purchase magnet floor register vent covers at your local Lowes or Home Depot. They will be located in the flooring or heating area. Mine came three to a pack and I believe they are 8 x15 for only $4.60.
I store my Spellbinders dies in the large Zip-N-Flip storage from Cropper Hopper and label them accordingly. I put small and large straight edge in the same compartment and the scallop edge behind in the next compartment.
I also use them to store my Cuttlebug Embossing folders and dies.
Here are the smaller ones with 2×2 dies and folders as well as a few Quick Kutz dies.
You may also visit my gallery for more creative ways to organize your crafts space.