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Old 05-10-2010, 10:36 AM   #1  
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What is the best way to store the various sizes of dies for the big shot? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for your ideas!
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I saw a really cool idea where this person was using letter/mail organizers to stick the die in between the slats. Got me thinking, so... I went into my local Target and bought pot lid organizer (in the kitchen organization section with the dish drainers, etc.), and that is what I use. It works beautifully. I also use it to store my texture plates too. LOVE it. They are all lined up behind my big shot with the label showing, so I can see what I'm looking for right away. I used to keep them in a box, but then I would have to pull it down, go through it, put it back up, and it's heavy.

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Cutiepatutie-could you post a picture? It sounds really neat, but I can't picture it.
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Cutiepatutie-could you post a picture? It sounds really neat, but I can't picture it.
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Hey, I will try to get something up tomorrow or the next day.
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I repurposed a microwave cart from my kitchen to hold all of my die cutting machines and and most of the dies. The machines sit on top and my embossing folders, bigshot dies, cricut cartridges are in the drawer or in baskets inside the cabinent. The only ones that are not are the spinning sizzix towers. Hope that helps.
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I also need to find a good way to store my sizzix dies. I bought one last week & got three of the tim holtz bigz in the mail. They sure are bigger than the nestabilities! LOL! I ordered the rest of the tim holtz bigz dies & the on the edge one's, so I really need to get control of this soon.
I saw someone use one of the Making memories embelishment centers. You know the pretty white one that goes on your wall? It's regular price is $79, but it's much less with the michael's coupon. Does anyone have one of those that they use for dies?
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Since I don't have a dedicated space for stamping, I try to keep everything in clear containers that stack neatly. For my sizzix dies I use clear rubbermaid containers and label the outside so I know which type of dies are in each. The containers are cheap, durable, and portable.
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I also need to find a good way to store my sizzix dies. I bought one last week & got three of the tim holtz bigz in the mail. They sure are bigger than the nestabilities! LOL! I ordered the rest of the tim holtz bigz dies & the on the edge one's, so I really need to get control of this soon.
I saw someone use one of the Making memories embelishment centers. You know the pretty white one that goes on your wall? It's regular price is $79, but it's much less with the michael's coupon. Does anyone have one of those that they use for dies?

I wonder if storing dies in that would be to heavy to have hanging on the wall?
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I'm sure it would be too heavy. I have a large stamping area that is up agains the back wall of my stamp room. I figure I can put it on the desk against the wall. They'll be right in front of me & ready for use. I figure I should invest in the storage after I'm spending so much on all the dies. I just wish they were smaller & could cut chipboard. I guess we can't have it all! Any more ideas? JIL
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I store mine in the Sizzix Boxes - I have cabinets in my studio, so the boxes work nicely in the cabinet.
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I love the Sizzix boxes from Sizzix.com. They put them on sale for half price frequently if you check their website.
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I store mine (along with a bunch of stamp sets) in these little DVD racks they sell at Ikea. They work great for smaller dies like the Top Note and Pillow Box but not so much for the XL ones. I love having them on the wall right in front of me and you can't beat the price!

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The sixxiz boxes are great for the small dies. however, I am wondering about the long, XL dies from Stampin Up.
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Sorry, I had to find my USB cable. Here they are. It works for me:

These are actually the IKEA pot lid holders. I bought one from Target, and then realized I had two of these ones, so I switched.
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I found a video stand works for me. I was lucky enough to find one at a garage sale and I also have seen them at Goodwill, etc. They have a few shelves and the dies fit in nicely. I stand them so the title faces out.
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Thank you for the picture. I couldn't picture it either.
This looks like a good solution.
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Thank you for the picture of the lid holder. That looks like a good idea - better than letting them sit in a pile.
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