Tuesday Tip: Thin Cut Die Organization

Welcome to my first Tuesday Tip! Creating Tuesday Tip videos has been on my heart for over a year, but I worried it wouldn’t be something you would enjoy. After receiving encouragement from a friend, I decided to start adding a few videos each month to help you in your craft space.

Today, I am going to share how I organize my Thin Cut dies. There are quite a few options for metal die storage. (you may have searched the rabbit hole of pinterest for them) Instead of giving you multiple options, I am just going to share what works for me in my craft space.

I choose to utilize the space that I have and create storage systems that travel well. Unpacking and repacking supplies when I go to crops needs to be simple and easy, which is why I chose to use binders for storing my metal dies.

These albums are three-ring Everyday Life albums with pocket memory protectors. The pockets are sized at 3″ x 4″, 4″ x 6″, and 8″ x 6″ – which fit most of my thin cut dies. All I need to do is slide the magnetic sheets into the pockets.

In my Tuesday Tip video, I share with you how I label these binders and store the dies in each of the pockets.

Some dies come with magnetic sheets that do not fit in the memory protector pockets, and some of my dies did not come with magnetic sheets. I have found magnetic vent covers that work perfectly for this occasion. I just cut the magnetic sheet down to the size of my pocket and add my dies to the sheet.


I hope that today’s Tuesday Tip inspired you to organize your craft space. As I plan future videos, I would love to know what you would like to learn. Feel free to comment below with your requests.

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Creating a Card Can Get Crazy Funn

After having had a few days to recover from my whirlwind cardmaking experience with Mary Gunn, I am happy to say that I survived another game of Craft Roulette. Every Friday night, Mary hosts this amazing game show on facebook live that involves the spin of a wheel, four papercrafting parameters, and an hour of funn.

Before the game had even begun, I knew that it was going to be an interesting night. My previous appearance had simple parameters, no technical issues, and Stephen seemed to be in a good mood. I just had a feeling that THIS TIME something might go a little topsy-turvy. I probably should not have decided to veto the gnomes.


Let me back up a little bit. Craft Roulette involves two lovely people (Mary Gunn & her son Stephen) who had this wonderful idea to host a paper crafting game show and invite guest crafters, like me, to create something new based on four random choices determined by a roulette wheel. Here is the final result after my time on the show.

Can you guess what parameters were spun on the wheel?  Here is a hint: None of them were gnomes. As a guest crafter, I had the opportunity to veto one of the ninety-six possibilities that said wheel might have landed on – I chose gnomes. 

Now, I have nothing against gnomes. I enjoy tales of fairies, trolls, giants, and pixies. To be honest, I choose to veto the little buggers because I have no gnomes in my stash. I don’t think my veto mattered anyway because the wheel was determined to throw me for a loop.  If you want to know what we were feeling at that moment, take a look at this still-shot from the video. (I should have never vetoed gnomes.)

Project: Pick A Sketch

Colors: Pastels

Element: Best Friends

Random: Metallic Paper

That’s me writing down all the parameters and thinking “What am I going to do with this?

As usual, the time felt like it flew by quickly as I gathered pastel papers, a “best friend” stamp, and some metallic threads and paper. I must have had Valentines on my mind as I was creating because the end result was a simple 6″ x 6″ card with a few little stitched hearts and an image of my best friend.

To be honest, I don’t think it turned out too bad. I did feel frustrated that my video and sound kept giving Stephen fits throughout the show, but I realized later that it was my fault for not turning on the battery pack my phone was plugged into. (sorry Stephen…stinkin’ gnomes)

If you have some time and need a little entertainment, here is Episode #47 of Craft Roulette. 


Make sure to subscribe to the Craft Roulette channel so that you don’t miss any episodes AND join in every Friday live in Mary GunnFunn’s facebook group. After the show, you can submit your creations to be featured in the Contributor Showcase. 

I want to thank Mary and Stephen for being such wonderful hosts and apologize to all gnomes and gnome fans everywhere. I hope that this week’s challenge inspired you to try something new and that I can see you soon at Craft Roulette. 

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Welcome to the Doodled Borders Blog Hop

I am so happy to be able to join this month’s stamp of the month blog hop with my fellow Makers. Each month, we show you a variety of ways to use these exclusive stamp sets, and, this month, we are showing you how to use these adorable doodled images on your projects.

What is a blog hop? 136957575_10225564649602260_5947054056233782743_n Well, if you have come here from Kimberly Loewen’s blog, then you are in the right place.  As you travel from blog to blog, you will be inspired by projects created by our talented team.  When you are finished viewing my Doodled Border Valentine tutorial, you can click the link at the end to “hop” on over to the next creation.  If you get lost along the way, you will find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.


As a cardmaker, I like having a quick, simple pattern that I can make last-minute. If you are like me, you are going to enjoy the video tutorial I created showing you how to make these three cards using the Doodled Border stamp set

The original card with the bow was inspired by a few cards I found on Pinterest that used washi tape and ribbon.  I decided to take that pattern and adapt it to these border stamp images.

The first card was stamped using Scarlet ink with those adorable doodled hearts. I added a sentiment along the top border then embellished the card with a small bow.  

The bow was cut out using our Small Bow thin cuts, then dry embossed using a swiss dot embossing folder.  Adding those whimsical polka-dots matched the doodle hearts so well. 

The second card was stamped in the same manner as the first. This time, instead of the hearts, I used the little asterisks border to match the flower on the front of the card. 

I used Scarlet ink to match the Blue Belle flower sticker and gems, then added a simple wooden sentiment. Those wooden sentiments are some of my favorites to use on cards. 

The third and final card has more of a masculine feel. I designed this as a Valentine for my son. I used Espresso ink with a few of the large borders to create the background then added some die cuts I had leftover in my stash. 

Each card was created using the same technique, yet, they each look so uniquely different because of the colors used and the embellishments added. You could easily change the look of your cards by selecting a different color palette, die cut, or sentiment.

If you would like to learn how to make some of these Doodled Borders cards, you can view my video tutorial. I show you how to ensure that your borders are stamped straight across the card, and I share a few tips to help you as you create.

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I hope that these cards inspired you to try something new with the Doodled Borders stamp set.  Now head on over to Megan Lawrence’s blog to see her work!  Be sure to visit all of the blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. 

Don’t forget! The Doodled Borders stamp set is only available until February 28th.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the my website to learn how you can get this stamp set for FREE as a VIP or for only $5.00  with a qualifying purchase.

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