Recently I saw ArtBin had a new storage case with magnetic sheets for dies. I almost ran out and bought some but after seeing the dimensions and odd shape, I thought there had to be a better way. I’m so glad I thought ahead instead of buying it!
I have lots of dies, more than I should (LOL!), but I love them all! My collection is continuing to grow every month. This storage is perfect for dies that are too big for my other methods, or for dies I want to keep together.
I started off buying this ArtBin Scrapbooking container. I bought it at Joanns for 50% off (it retails at $19.99) and also used my education discount for an extra 15% off.
Then I found some 12×12 chipboard that was also on sale (retails for $9.99) and added that to my stash.
It came with gray, white and black in the pack.
And finally, I bought a Xyron Magnetic 900 cartridge that I used a coupon with. I headed home and hoped it would all work out.
First I took a sheet of chipboard and then separated the layers of the Xyron cartridge. I don’t know if you can see it, but the plastic is not connected to the magnetic layer (which it would need it to be if you were using it with the Xyron).
I was able to do 7 full 12×12 sheets with this cartridge and had some left over. I didn’t check to see if it was enough for another sheet but wouldn’t be surprised if there was.
Here are a few of my completed sheets.
I would guess you could comfortably fit at least another 6-9 more sheets in this case. It would be heavy, but for storage purposes, perfect. When I’m working on something specific, I pull out the sheet I need, use it, then store it away again. No more remembering where I stashed something and wasting time looking for it! My sheets filled up quickly and I need to pull another cartridge out and make more.
There are a lot of excellent ways to store dies out there and I wanted to share another one that works for me. If you have more ideas or tips, I’d love to hear them! Thanks for stopping by!