Good evening my lovely friends....how are you all this evening. No card from me I'm afraid I thought I would give you a break lol. I've been so busy today & what time I've had I've been commenting here & there well as much as possible lol. The men went fishing tonight & the eldest was out with his girlfriend bless him tho he made me a cuppa before he went lol. So its just been me & the princess tonight....not that she has been a princess mind lol.
Anyway I thought I would show you a storage idea I had 1 of them is my old idea but I've now changed to something so I thought I would show them both. Now I dont know if someone has already thought of things like this or anything similar I'm still on a learning curve lol. Now with us crafters comes the storage issue even those with large craft spaces have storage issues. Mine is not huge but is quite big & I need to store things sensibly & use every nook & cranny lol.
This is how I used to keep all my nestie sets
Its an empty cd case & I've cut a square from a A4 Magnetic Sheet it is adhesive on one side so I just stuck it inside the cd case & then simply put my nesties onto the magnet.
Now while this is a good idea I needed something on a larger scale & something close to hand. So as I am organising my craft room at the mo I thought it was the ideal time to rethink a few things.
I have arranged things so I have an area dedicated to cutting. So all my cutting machines are all in the same place. So I ordered about half a dozen magnetic sheets. Hubby attached a piece of white melamine to the wall & then I attached all of my magnetic sheets
You can see the white melamine at the end, I ran out of sheets lol. Now you could do this on a wall or a notice board or a canvas even. You could even attach some to the side of your bookcase, this is where my next lot of sheets are going as that will be for my XXL grand dies. I dont need to find storage for the cd cases now & they are at hand & I can see easily what I've got.
The dies like this one from whiff of joy what have the plastic guide as well is easily stored the same way.
You just place the plastic guide behind the metal die & the metal die will magnetise & hold them both in place so you can still keep them together.
This is how my wall is looking so far I'm still digging out dies out of my box but only got a few more to put on now lol.
I did actually think also of making a ring binder storage by placing a couple of sheets of A4 card together & laminate it then punch holes at the side for the rings in the binder. Then attach the magnetic sheet to one side of the card, I think both sides could be too heavy then place your nesties on. You could use any size binder you want to & that would also save you quite a bit of storage. If any of you do this I would love to hear if it worked or not cus sometimes these ideas that bounce around my thick skull dont pan out lol.
Anyway hope this has maybe been a little bit useful for you. Like I said I may be way behind with this sort of thing, but I'm a kinda crafting storage virgin so to speak rofl.
Well I will go now as my hubby & sons are back home.....safe & sound might I add lol.
Thank you so much for stopping by & listening to me babble on you all totally rock.
Better go now as I'm drawing a plan for my fab teamies Sue's craft room it involves lots of cupboards then you basically throw everything inside out of sight & then just wear blinkers whilst in the room lol.
See ya soonies my lovelies take care & keep on smiling.