Saturday, September 18, 2010

Saturday & Sunday Shop - Die Storage Solution

First off I want to say THANKS to everyone who has emailed me and left comments wishing me a speedy recovery.  I am feeling a bit better but having some muscle and nerve pain which I'm dealing with by taking drugs and going to physio therapy.  I hope to be back to my regular schedule soon!

Next off I want to show you my NEW Nestabilities die storage solution. 

I used to keep my dies in a small CD wallet like this

but I quickly outgrew it and needed something bigger.

I found this one - Check this out!

It's a CD storage BINDER from Case Logic.  This one holds 320 cds and has lots of room for my dies.

I got it at Staples but I've seen them around at other stores like Walmart, Target, London Drugs etc.

I really like that it has a zipper,

a handle

and the inside has some pockets to store magnet sheets, rubber, and shims.

I like to keep the original upc tag from the dies in the pocket with them

For larger dies I use the bottom pockets only.

9/30/10 Edited to add:  Someone asked what I have the dies attached to.  I keep the backing cardboard that comes with the packaging.  It has a bit of double stick tape on it and it's just enough to keep the dies from sliding around.  For the larger dies it gives some protection against bending.

I keep it by my Big Shot in my craft room but with the handle and zipper the whole binder can travel with me to crops or classes.

I really like this storage solution but I need to make up some side index tabs so that I can find the dies more easily!


  1. Isn't it great? I have used this system for a number of years now. However, I found it was getting too heavy for me to pack around and I have split mine into two 72-cd cases. I use one for Nestabilities and one for my Pendants.


  2. I must be living under a rock as i hadnt heard you havent been well, i wish you a preedy recovery, and the fact that you still find time to share with us other humble crafters, thanks so much

  3. Thanks for posting a link to your entry on DieCutAlls Marie. I had heard of using a CD storage binder for Spellbinder dies but couldn't figure out what to do with the larger die sets -- now I know what to look for! Do you have any of the 12" border dies and if yes, how do you store these?


  4. I've been using the same storage system for a while now but gave up putting my longer dies in, although I used to do the same as you. I found they started to bow so I've bought some Quickutz magnetic storage folders and keep the long ones in them. Helps to keep the weight down. Wish I could find something for the 12" dies though as the large CD wallet, although the right measurement, is very tight for them and can see them bowing as well.

  5. Wow! I have a CD case just sitting here looking at me! I see that you have the dies attached to something, so that they do not slide around. What are they attached to, please?