Monday, August 29, 2011

Creative Chat

MFT has come up with a new monthly feature and we think it's something you'll really enjoy. The My Favorite Things Design Team Creative Chat is a new monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative spaces and share valuable organizational methods, tools, and shopping strategies with you. You'll be able to peek into our creative spaces, ask questions, and share your own ideas in the MFT forum.  This month, we were asked the following questions:  
How do you store and organize your Die-namics?  
Any fun or helpful Die-namics purchasing strategies you'd like to share?  
How do you store extra Die-namics die-cuts? 
Visit Kim's Blog for a full list of designers that have taken up the challenge and get ready to delve into the minds of our creative team!
 So here is a peek at how I store my Die-namics. These are magnetic knife holders from the kitchen department at Ikea. I wanted something that I could readily see in my room and yet still be out of the way so that I am not constantly having to move them on my desk.
As you can see from this photo I have several dies stacked on top of one another. These magnets are SUPER strong.
I keep one section reserved on my holder for the new releases of the month....this helps me keep organized.
When I receive my die-namics I make sure to label them. This makes life A LOT easier when I am doing a blog post. I am not searching for the names of the dies.
This is how I store all my decorative edge die-namics. It is simple and easy to flip through.
All those tiny pieces.....here is a little tray that I have been keeping for those. It is still a work in progress but I am looking forward to hopping around to the other design team members posts to see what they do. I am sure they have some fantastic ideas too!

28 comments:

Sarah Gough said...

cool storage! it looks useful having them all at hand like that.

Eva said...

This is so cool!!! Love that you can see them so easily!

Heather Huggins said...

Awesome! I love how they stack on top of each other.. That's for sharing.

texasjodylynn said...

Those magnets are so strong. Something I would love to explore if I can find the space to mount them.

Kary said...

What a great storage idea, Sherrie! I like the magnet holder. Hmm... I might have to get that, thanks for sharing ;)

StampOwl said...

wow those magnets are great Sherrie

Kelli said...

Favorite post EVAH!!!! I SEE NEW DIES!!!! and TONS OF THEM!!!!! EEEEEK!!!!!

zehra said...

love those strips, cool. when my collection grows that would be a wonderful tip to work on.

Lisa H. said...

ooooo! soooo cool. love how this looks AND I love how you can stack them. I don't know what I'm drooling more over...all those pretty dies or your copic collection! LOL!

Wendy said...

Magnets at Ikea....love those!!! And great idea for the small pieces.

Michele Boyer said...

Ohhhhh...great idea to use those knife strips! Love that!

Barbara said...

Love how you can stack those dies on those knife holders, Sherrie!

Megan said...

Holy cow those are strong magnets!! Love how this turned out!

Jannette said...

That's the way I keep mine but my hubby made a box with a lazy susan on the bottom so I can spin it around and it's working out great. I have 2 "knife" holders on each side. What are you using to hold your copics?

Jannette

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh I love the magnetic -- SEE ALL -- fabulous idea!

Kerry Johnson said...

I would have never guessed that those strips would be that strong! How cool! Love your system Sherrie!! TFS!

justsomestuffimade said...

Great idea Sherrie! Now I need a trip to IKEA ;)
Rx

Emilia said...

Love this idea and love the nexw dies!!!!! thanks for the preview :)

Julie said...

Looks fabulous Sherrie! I would never have guessed that those magnets were that strong! WOW!

Claire said...

can I ask what you use to store your copics?

ednamburgess said...

Really like the magnetic strip idea. I've been putting mine on magnetic 8 1/2 x 11 paper and then into a plastic folder in a 3 ring binder and that works well also. And my son made me a special box for markers and copics. Edna

Conniecrafter said...

Wow that magnetic strip must be strong, so neat to have it all out at easy reach! Great storage for your markers too, how I would love to have that selection :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

AWESOME storage Sherrie! LOVE the system with them on the wall! And oh...your Copic collection is DELISH!!!

Jennifer said...

Very cool idea, Sherrie!!! :) I thought about using those for my Spellbinders or even for my SU tins...

Thanks for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

P.S.

Your room looks AMAZING!!!!!!!! I would love a tour... ;)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Wow, those ARE super strong magnets! Awesome!

Eileen Hull said...

Love the way you stored the dies! And thanks for joining our hop Sherrie- it's going to be so much fun! :-)

Corinna said...

Sherrie, I have a friend in a different state going to Ikea for me this week. Can you tell me the name of the knife holder or how much they cost? I want to be sure I get the right ones and there are 4 different styles on the website right now.

kReN said...

May I ask how long these magnetic holders are? I saw some that were 15 inches long, but these look longer.

kren dot kurts at gmail dot com