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Old 08-22-2015, 07:29 AM   #1  
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I inherited a stack of sissix original dies. The ones in plastic 2 piece boxes. Red, green, yellow. No problem. Next generation ones are in a heavy acetate sleeve box. Very hard to get in and out. Even the newer tim holtz thick black dies are in this packaging. Would it damage he dies if i put them in plastic bags or sleeves for easier use? I have them filed in fridge bins standing up so label shows. I have put the picture wrap that comes with it over the cutting side.
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I got rid of the plastic packaging, even the 2 piece plastic boxes. I have my older red, yellow and green dies in old sizzix die holders that rotate. The newer dies are standing on end in plastic bins, not in any sort of sleeve or bag. I did keep the labels and have them over the cutting side like you do.
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Thanks Paige. I put them in a sleeve so I could put extra or leftover cuts with the die. Do you happen to know of a link for suggestions and ideas for layering. The very early ones come with just a flat colored picture of the cut. Later ones have more detail and get the creative juices flowing.
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I never, ever, ever keep the packaging for anything! There's just no room for it... I have my big dies on a shelf in a media tower (designed to hold CDs/DVDs), and the small ones are in four in a sleeve (the ones intended for baseball cards and such) by set (four flower dies, four tags, etc.) and the sleeves are in a DVD-style case. Six sets of dies or five sets of small embossing folders will fit in each case.
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I don't have a whole ton of Bigz or Originals dies, and those I do have are just in a stack in one of my cubes...with the labels facing out.

My Sizzlits and Clearlits are stored in one of the Artbin boxes like this one:
http://www.amazon.com/ArtBin-6978AB-.../dp/B007Q41MO6
So are my embossing folders and texture plates, none of which have their magnetic sheets any more...

...Because those magnetic sheets are loaded into two more of the same Artbin boxes and hold my wafer-thin dies.

I'm with Sue on this one. I never keep the packaging...not my plastic envelopes from my wafer thin dies, not my SU DVD cases, not the plastic blister packaging from anything I buy (well, I keep it for shaker cards and clear cards and such, but not for storage). The space it takes up is phenomenal.
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recycle those cases.
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I keep the Bigz and Original Dies stacked on a shelf like Diane does. I do keep the picture of the die, trim it down and slide it into a sleeve in my reference book. I bought a small 3 ring album for this purpose. Extra cuts are kept in sectioned tray in a drawer.
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recycle those cases.
I just wait for someone to PM me and say, "Hey, you want to get rid of some of those cases/envelopes/whatever?" Since they're current I'm limited as to how I can get rid of them.
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