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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Stamp Storage in My Craft Space

Welcome to another sneak peek into my craft space!  This month, we are going tackle the stamp collection which is ever-growing and difficult to maintain in our craft rooms.  To help you out,  I am going to show you a few ways to store your stamps and keep track of the stamps that you own.  I have even included a short little video to help you start organizing your accumulation of images. 

If you are like me, your collection has grown over the years, so I suggest that you to FIRST go through all of your stamps sets.  Be honest with yourself and gift-away a few that you haven’t used in the last three years.  It’s okay …. there will always be more wonderful creations from Close to My Heart and you need to make room for them.  

Now that you have gone through you stamp collection, you are ready to start organizing them in your craft space. 

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As you search the Pinterest rabbit hole, you will see that there are so many wonderful ways to store your stamp sets.  I am going to show you a few that I have used in the past, what I use now, and how I keep track of the stamps I have in my collection. 

My Acrylix Storage Boxes

When I first started adding stamps to my collection, I purchased some Mini Stamp Organizers and quite a few My Acrylix Organizers.  (As a consultant, I was able to use my half-price hostess rewards to add to my collection each month.

Each one of these are made from hard plastic and have divider inserts. The Mini Organizer holds smaller stamps like our 3-inch M-Size stamp sets, while the larger organizer is designed to hold our 6½” clear stamps. You can decorate the outside, add labels, and stack them on a shelf where you store your stamps.  When I moved into my new craft space, I needed a new way to store my stamps. 

Decorative Storage Boxes

In my new space I wanted more of a decorative, vintage feel and I needed my stamps to be stored on the wall. If you had read any of my previous Craft Space posts, you know that I use the wall for most of my storage. My wonderful husband came up with solution. 

These “shelves” are actually altered fryer baskets destined for the trash. My sweet husband cleaned, painted, and attached some decorative wood slats to them to hold some storage boxes I found at Michaels.  To add to the vintage feel of my space, I added some Ornate Metal Frames with stamped labels on the front. Each box holds about forty sets of stamps in two rows of twenty and they are easily brought down from the wall when I need them. 

Travel Stamp Storage

When I take my stamps to workshops or retreats, I do not bring all of my big decorative boxes. misscarriescreations-TravelStampCaseInstead, I grab a few of my Travel Stamp Cases.  Not only do these store flat when not in use, but they are easy to fill and toss into a bag when I am packing for an event. 

If you are handy with a Cricut, you could easily personalize these fabric totes with iron-on decorations. 

Keeping Track of ALL those Stamps

If you watch the video, you will see that at one time I created a print-out of each stamp set I own, placed on a book binder ring, and stored it in the box.  Now that my collection has grown and I have become diligent about gifting away stamps every six months, I have found a new way to keep track of what I have. 

Evernote has become my new go-to organizer for stamps. It’s basically my little binder-ring of images that goes with me everywhere – on my phone, on my tablet, and on my laptop.  I can search the stamps set I own for images, phrases, and icons without having to dig through bins of stamps.  

I especially like that I can add a note showing the last time I used a particular stamp set.  When it comes time to gift-way stamps, I can see which ones I used more often and which ones I rarely used.  It makes purging so much easier. 


I hope that you were inspired to start going through your stamp stash and found a few new ways to organize them.   Hopefully, in the near future, I will give you a full Craft Space tour, but for now I will be offering little sneak peeks into my world. 

Next month, we will be tackling the Cricut collection – one of my favorites – and I will show you a few new ideas for storing your Cricut crafting items.  

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It’s a Cardstock Carnival!!

Right now is the perfect time to stock up on your favorite cardstock colors!  With many of us staying safe at home and spending more time crafting, cardstock is one of those most used items.  This month, you can enjoy out-of-this-world deals on our exclusive two-toned cardstock bundles and individual colors.

Our two-toned cardstock coordinates perfectly with all our paper packets and is a staple for any avid crafter.  Available in all of our exclusive colors, our cardstock is a crafting essential that you can never have too much of!  We’ve put together a few exclusive bundles with similar colors so it’s easy to expand your stash of cardstock.

Save 20% on all individual cardstock packs, 30% on exclusive combo packs, and 40% on the exclusive Cardstock Carnival bundle, available only through this sale!

As a thank you to all of you who are taking advantage of this sale, I am offering a special gift to anyone who places an order of $60 or more (before tax & shipping)  on my website – 6a35d326-2cdd-43cd-bff9-2ca153f56c89 A FREE CARDSTOCK SAMPLE PACK!  This little gem comes with a sample of every color of two-toned cardstock we carry, held together on a binder ring. Each one is labeled for you to refer to as you are creating.  Now you can match each of your papers perfectly without having to pull out all of your cardstock colors.  This sampler pack cannot be ordered on my website, is only available through me, and will be sent to you once you have placed your order along with a handmade card. I am extremely grateful for each of you have continued to support me. 

The discounts in the Cardstock Carnival special do not apply to cardstock packs associated with paper suites or other specials or the Custom Cardstock Pack options. This Cardstock Carnival special is only available from April 1 through April 30. With discounts between 20–40% on cardstock bundles and select individual colors, feel free to go on a shopping spree!  

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