Monday, August 22, 2011

An organizational post for your lovely Monday!

Good Monday morning!  I have a fun organizational post for you today.  Last weekend I was over on the message board at Papertrey Ink and I ran across this idea for die storage.  I can't remember who the person was, but they are really SMART!  :)  This person used it specifically for Papertrey's dies, but there are many dies out there that this will work for, and even other flat embellishments.  So, here we go.

I went to Target and bought this:

The Memorex File-n-Store CD and DVD box.  It was $14.92 at my Target and they had it in black and brown canvas.

It has built in rails and a hinged lid like this:

Which is nice because then I won't lose my top.  Haha!

The box comes with 40 hanging CD/DVD holders that look like this:

They are two sided, which is nice.  You know, for storage on both sides :)  Double the pleasure, double the fun.  Double the reason to buy more dies because you have all this room now to keep them!

Here's a look at all these pretty hanging CD/DVD holders in their box:

Check that out!  Isn't that niiiiiiiice (said in my best George St. Pierre accent)?  Pretty sweet if you ask me.

Now for the die part.  So easy.  Just put them in the CD/DVD holders like this:

I haven't labeled mine yet.  I'm debating on buying a label maker.  Do any of you have one?  I'm wondering about the pink one Michael's sells, because I can use a coupon on it :)

Oh, I will tell you, I tried to put my Cuttlebug folders in this and while they fit in the sleeves, they were too tall for the lid to close all the way on the box.  Any other ideas of what could go in here?
So that's my organizational post for today.  Not my idea, but I love the way it turned out.  Thanks so much lady on the Papertrey message board, you rock!

Have a fab Monday and I'll see you back here tomorrow!  Thanks for coming by today!


  1. oh this is a great idea! i am needing some storage idea for my dies as well--might have to give this a try! thanks!!!!

  2. This is a really great idea...I too am doing some reorganizing, so I might have to look into this idea! TFS.

  3. What a great idea! I am afraid if I got that I would need to fill it up with pretty dies. :)

  4. Ooohhh! Looks nice! Bummer that the embossing folders do not fit, but still cool. I have a brother p-touch and LOVE it! I will never go back! My oldest and middle child have used it for school projects too. Definately worth the investment! -Amanda

  5. This is a great idea! {And how much do I love that you just threw a GSP reference out there! Niiiiice indeed.}
    I've been debating on the label maker too. Sometimes Amazon has a brother p-touch listed for under $20, haven't taken the plunge yet but seriously considering it!

  6. I love this. I've always struggled with how to keep dies easily accessible but put away. I hated the magnet things the QK dies came with and the PTI dies just come in bags. I definitely need better storage for everything. Will look at Target the next time I go! :)

  7. This is an awesome idea.
    I was getting excited as we are in the States and there is a Target near by. But then it doesn't fit the cuttle bug folders :(
    I may have to get one never know :)

  8. Hello, Great post. I have been looking for these boxes to store my dies. I found a leather one in the electronics section. Do you remember where you found this one? Do you know if the Spellbinders Nestabilities fit?

  9. I cant find these anywhere. I really want to buy one - any ideas?