Saturday, September 15, 2012

"My Dies" Storage Album


Before I saw this idea for die storage on Youtube, I stored my dies in c.d. cases in a drawer, but some of them didn't fit in the cases, so they ended up in plastic bags.  It wasn't really the best system so I decided to make this storage album. I can already tell that this is going to work much better. 
The cover measures 11 inches x 7.5 and the pages inside are slightly smaller. The papers I used are from the "Lace & Linen Stack" by DCWV. (below)
I raided my pantry for cereal boxes and that is what all my pages are made with.  The cover is just a piece of cardboard.  I edged all the pages with a black marker and then added the designer paper to each side.  This paper is quite thick, so the pages are pretty sturdy.


 First Page
I added a pocket to some of the left side pages, In this one I have the instructions for cutting and embossing with dies and also a picture of how it looks when done. I cut these from the packaging the dies came in.
I used sticky back magnet and cut it to the sizes needed & rounded the corners, just makes it look a little neater.

Second Page

Third Page
Pocket on left for future use.

Fourth Page

Fifth Page

Sixth Page
This is a larger die, I still have room to add a couple of smaller ones on this page. I don't know the name of this one, didn't keep the info. from the package. (Thanks Lynn for the name)  There are 3 more pages in the album that I didn't show pics of, they are for future purchases.

The Back
I used 2 pieces of cereal box mod podged together for this.

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8 comments :

Linda w said...

The last die is labels 8, the one I tend to use most. Your album is so beautiful. I also popped to see your son's blog, and photo's, they are beautiful. Hugs lin

Faye said...

Baby's, this is beautiful and functional, I love it. X

dj1952 said...

Babs, that is a wonderful idea. I had mine in an expanding folder, but I have to pull the dies all out to see what I have. Great job. Hugs, dj

Tracy said...

You did a beautiful job on this Babs. This is how I store mine too. I need to make a second one though. LOL Sorry I'm so late in commenting. I hit the button to follow your blog a couple of weeks ago and for some reason blogger didn't complete it so I've done it again and should be up to speed now. :-) Hugs!

Shirley-anne said...

Fabulous idea and beautiful to boot! . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are: #111 and #124.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…

Hugs,

Julia




Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are: #111 and #124.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…

Hugs,

Julia




Manu said...

wow.. awesome solution to store the dies... :) and they are of wondeful designs :)
saw your entry on MIM and dropped in to say how wonderful it has come out to be!!

Love!
Manu
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