Earlier this morning I uploaded a video with a difference!
Recently I've been requested by a lot of crafters who've been watching my videos, to explain the die storage system I use.
I've also been asked how I number my dies.
Both questions have been answered in today's video.
Although I started at the beginning of November 2016, I still haven't finished updating my die storage files - it's taking so long to do!
This is partly because I have so many die sets, but also the way I'm organising my folders.
I like systems that are quick and easy, and hardcopy. I really do not like relying on technology!
I really want to make a final push with it over the next three or four weeks, so I'm up to date by the time the new catalogue is launched!
I forgot to mention on the video, I store 24 wallets in each file - by adding the cardboard and the die cuts to each wallet, adds to the thickness of each one.
I don't know if the brand of storage file I use is international or not, but I'm sure the same style of system must be available worldwide.
For sure, if you're in the UK,google Docrafts - Papermania - stamp & die storage, you'll find this product, or something similar, quite easily.
If you have the patience, it' may well be worth spending some time checking out different suppliers.
The best deal I normally find is to buy one case, which includes some wallets with magnetic sheets, plus a pack of extra wallets free.
I expect to pay approximately £20.00 for the bundle.
I explain in the videos that I number my dies on the premise of "the smaller the die, the smaller the number!"
This was a lot easier before we had our fabulous Layering Circle/Oval/Square dies.
With our new layerong dies, each layer is so close to the next one they have to be stored in two piles - see the last photographs.
Therefore, looking at the straight cut circles, the smallest die is in the middle of top left-hand side pile, that's no. 1; the next size up is in the middle of the bottom left-hand side pile, that's no.2; the next size up is the second die in the top left-hand side pile, that's no.3; and so on!
The top pile finishes up with nos. 1,3,5,7 and the bottom pile finishes up with nos. 2, 4, 6, 8.
It would have been nice if the dies came with these numbers already marked on the dies, but it's little things like this that add to the final cost of products!!
The final photograph shows how I adhere my die cut shapes from these Layering dies.
If you like this idea, make sure you use one colour cardstock for all the odd numbered dies and a contrasting colour for the even numbered dies! ☺
I hope you've found this useful.
We're now off to buy our wedding outfits!
Until tomorrow, happy crafting!