3/24/2014

Craft Storage Ideas Blog Hop!


Welcome to the first ever CSI Blog Hop!!!

We're showcasing our favorite craft storage or organization items from our own craft rooms!  The hop starts at Craft Storage Ideas so if you would like to start from the beginning head on over to CSI. Our hop is sponsored by OrganizeMore.com. There are give-a-ways all week long from OrganizeMore.com, Silhouette and some of the team CSI contributors are offering blog candy! 

Here's what I have to share with you today. I store my dies in two Martha Stewart Recipe tins. That's right...Miss Martha strikes again!!  


The tins are a bit larger then a typical recipe box measuring 6.25" x 4.5" x 4.75". They come with divider cards that are printed with usual recipe words. I just flip them over to write the names/categories of my dies. When those run out I cut more from inexpensive card stock. 




My dies are are placed in plain white envelopes from Office Max. I trim about 1  1/2" off of the top (this removes the flap), then I add a strip of clear packaging tape over the center seams to make it a bit sturdier. Trimming the envelopes lets them sit lower than the dividers making the index label visible. The name of the company and the dies are written on the envelope. Extra envelopes are kept in the back of the box.




I trim off the ziplock portion of the platsic bag the dies are shipped in and slip this inside the envelope. Extra die cuts can be kept here as well. 



 Now how about some blog candy from me!!! 
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As many of you know I'm a fan (understatement!!) of polka dots. 
I have one prize package containing a plethora of polka dots up for grabs! 


  Impression Plate (PTI), Dotted Frame cling stamp, 
Washi Tape, Sequins & Ribbon 



One random winner will be announced on {Friday March 28th} from all comments on this post. Please remember I must have a way to contact you! 
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 Okay now off you go to Hazel's blog ~ Play As You Go!

Here's the complete lineup:
Rebecca - Scrapista
Lisa - My Paper Tales ~ you are here!
Noelle - Paper & Ice
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Thanks for taking a peek at my blog. And don't forget there are super give-a-ways all week long on the CSI blog!!! ~Lisa

71 comments:

McStamper said...

What a great project. Thanks for the giveaway.

Maria said...

What a wonderful way to organize all your dies! Love the red tin from Martha Stewart! And, thank you for sharing this great tip!:-)

Karen Buchanan said...

What a great idea for die storage! I have never seen those tins but will be on the lookout now!

Marie said...

What a great organizer you are, Lisa. Thanks for sharing this storage tip.

4Ucards said...

I was just thinking that I need a better way to store my dies as my collection is growing too fast. Thank you for the great tip. Love the red tin and strawberry paper.

Carol W. said...

Love this die organization using envelopes. Do you organize by manufacture too? or just by categories? Thank you for sharing your organization tip.
~Carol W.
workmanscraps at gmail dot com

Sandy Luckett sjluckett@cox.net said...

Awesome storage idea! Thanks for sharing!

Pokey Puppy said...

This couldn't be cuter or easier! I would not have thought of this and am glad you shared. Thanks!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Great way to organized the dies, all contained in one spot. Love polka dots too!

Amy said...

Cool idea! Thanks for the chance to win!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Great idea! I have some chipboard recipe boxes I could use! Thanks! Hatfieldhome1@gmail.com

Lisa O'Reilly said...

Love your little tin box. It's amazing how the little things can make life so much easier. Thanks for sharing and participating in the blog hop. LOVE the idea of sharing storage solutions!!!!

Have any ideas for storing wood mounted stamp sets?
Cheers,
Lisa O'Reilly

Kathy Grigas said...

Great idea with the larger recipe box.

Susan Gosman said...

I also love polka dots - they are so cheerful and pretty. This is a great give-away, thanks.

Kim Horlander said...

Love your die storage! Super cute!

Dana said...

Awesome die storage!!! And thanks for the giveaway!!

KarmasJourney said...

Lovely blog and giveaway! :)
Jennifer

CraftyLoops said...

Oh my goodness, what a fantastic way to store smaller dies. I am in the process of redecorating and reorganising my craft room (what an ordeal!) and I was a little stuck for ideas as to what to do with my thinlits dies and smaller dies. This is a fantastic idea. Thank you so much for sharing. Right....Its back to the slog of the craft room redo....after I check out the other girls ideas first.....they will most likely come in handy. Lee x

Mary O.K. said...

Lisa, I don't think I've ever seen Martha's recipe tins, but I sure do like your idea! I also have many of the small embossing folders (Cuttlebug) that just seem to sift to the bottom of the drawer and never get used-- this idea would solve THAT problem, too. Thanks for the tip!
Best Wishes,
Mary

Lara said...

Great idea thank you for sharing!

Mona Pendleton said...

Not here for your give away Lisa just wanted to tell you what a cute way to store you crafting treasures :) Thanks for the inspiration!

chelsea499 said...

What an interesting way to store your dies. And inexpensive too!

Jen said...

What an excellent way of storing dies. I always seem to be looking for a better way to store mine. Thanks for the inspiration!

zehra said...

Lovely idea and thanks for a chance to wi

JennyH said...

What a neat idea, such a cute way to store your dies : )

Sheila Burns said...

I LOVE it when you can use something for a purpose other than its intended use!!! And love the color red...btw, new follower too :)

Sue Lelli said...

What a Great storage idea, Lisa! THX for sharing!

flowerdisco said...

great idea.

~Tammy~ said...

This truly is a slaps forehead moment Lisa! I am always looking for the best ways to store my dies. Right now most are in a three binder, but I have smaller ones that are homeless in a shoe box, and I think this is it! You smart devil you! I LOVE YOU for this friend! I think I just kissed you through the screen! :-)))))

Sharon C. dscolbert@rogers.com said...

Nice idea for storing dies! Thanks for sharing!

Marybeth said...

What a great idea Lisa ......very easy and simple. Did you mention where you got the tins?
I couldn't help but see Tammy's coment and she is too funny! Love her!

Erika said...

I like the storage idea for your dies because it makes them quicker to find. I have to look at every die to find the one and I would love to have them with the tabs like you. Thanks for showing this idea!

Rosemary said...

really cute way to store your dies, lisa!

Mandi said...

Cute way to store your dies. Thanks for the giveaway.

Judi said...

Love this storage idea. Thanks for sharing.

Mera said...

Yay for organization!!

K said...

Great way to store dies, thanks.

Jennifer H said...

Never thought to store dies like that, thanks for the idea.

scrappymom4Him said...

This is a great idea for your dies! Love the red tin..I love collecting tins for storage! Thanks for sharing.

AmyMpls said...

And where did you find these Martha containers?? Love the red.

Anne said...

I love metal containers!

grandmato19 said...

Never seen those tins before, but they are gorgeous -- what a great idea!
debvasel@gmail.com

Denise Bryant said...

Great idea for your dies! I'll have to check them out!
deniseb777ATgmailDOTcom

Jill Norwood said...

Lisa I love your die storage! Red is one of my favorite colors! :)

Brenda in IN said...

Love your bright red tin for dies. This hop is a great idea for us to share tips. Thanks so much.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Dagnabit! I am okay with my faux leather CD boxes (which sadly weren't cheap or I'd replace them), but, boy, I wish I'd seen these bright red beauties a year ago!! Hugs, Darnell

just me said...

Great idea. Simple and compact. Love how you keep the extras with the dies.

Karla at littleduells@hotmail.com

Kavitha Vadhri said...

lovely way to store the dies. thanks for sharing the idea and for the giveaway.

Beth said...

Love your room!

Mynn xx said...

I LOVE this idea. And I'm going to copy it! Now to go find a tin! :) Thanks for a chance to win some goodies, too! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

PS: I think you have my email, but if not, it's onastampageATyahooDOTcom :)

Sandy Kay said...

I love polka dots! Thanks for sharing your ideas! bobbiesue32@hotmail.com

Jill said...

This is an efficient and pretty way to store your stamps, Lisa! Those MS boxes are so decorative and happy! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Always looking for new ways to store dies. Thanks for sharing.

Nana

Tracey McNeely said...

Brilliant idea Lisa, die storage is something everyone is thinking about!

Anonymous said...

I am always in need of storage ideas. My die collection is growing by leaps and bounds. Your tin idea looks great!
Carol b

Tina M said...

What a GREAT idea! I am struggling with what to do with all the dies I've accumulated as of late...this is genius :)

What awesome blog candy, Lisa...wow!

Colleen Calhoun said...

Super idea! Very simple and easy as well as inexpensive, my kind of organizing.

Kathleen Sheeks said...

Wonderful ideas for storing dies. These methods of storing dies really work for me. I can see more time creating and less time 'searching', thank you

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great little box! I love the color and it's simple and easy! Thanks for the chance to win! mprantner at gmail dot com

Sabrina said...

I absolutely love this idea!!!

Kim Heggins said...

I am always looking for better ways to be organized, love those sweet recipe tin. Thank you for the chance to win too!

Ninch said...

Great organization.

Suzanne Lowrie said...

Your bright red tins are gorgeous! Thank you for the prize pack giveaway!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Now that I like! affordable and easy!

Sam F said...

Great idea for storing dies! Thank you for sharing!

Sarah Scales said...

I have been a fan of CSI for some time and am constantly looking to improve my storage. Thanks for the great idea. So cute.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Great storage idea!!!!

LeAnne said...

Such a cute storage idea....I need some sort of labeling in my tin...I am ALWAYS searching, searching, searching!

Lisa Petrella said...

It's one thing to have your crafty supplies organized but even better to have them organized in such totally ADORABLE containers!!! Love this storage idea, Lisa!!!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVING your AWESOME TIN Storage Idea! I LOVE the Idea of that!! I'm weird though, because I have to be able to see my dies!! I could never have them hidden away or I'd constantly be pulling them all out to see what would work best for a project!! It's just the way I'm wired!! LOL!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

jhon carter said...

Great post..Love this storage idea. Thanks for sharing.

 
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