Thursday, 21 July 2016

Have you ever lost a Thinlit or Framelit Die?

A couple of weeks ago I had a mini meltdown when I thought I had lost a new framelit after only having used the set once, the worst part was I wasn't even exactly sure what I was missing!

Our wonderful bundles come with a package of Dies to make easy cutting of our stamped images, likewise there are layering circles, squares etc.  We receive our dies in sturdy packaging that provides both storage and details of the number of dies:

I find that the double sided tape on the card becomes a bit tattered when I remove the dies, especially when I use them frequently, this annoys me so I find that I end up storing the Dies like this:

Whilst this works perfectly well, it was also my undoing when I left a framelit on my workstation, luckily I was making a project the next day, I thought I was going mad thinking there was another swirly die or was there only 2 and it was a flower I was missing! But how could I be sure, the packaging only provides the total number of Dies, what exactly was I missing? The only way to be sure what to check the catalogue or view the framelits online - and oh yes I was missing a swirly!

So to avoid this occuring again I came up with a solution that is working well for me.  I printed the name of the Framelits as well as the quantity, item number and coordinating stamp set onto a sheet of A4 paper, then positioned the framelits onto the paper and with the aid of a clear plastic folder flipped them over so that I could copy the details as well as the images of the framelits and printed them!

Then I have trimmed the paper and placed a magnetic sheet (or tape depending on the size of the dies) behind the paper and popped into a cello bag. Now I can see at a glance which die is missing when I pack up the set, no more leaving these little guys at my work station :)

This Die storage can be put in a box, back in the plastic folder or wil also fit within the Stamp Set cover so if they are specific to the set they can be stored with the stamps :) 

Now all that's left is for me to do this will all my dies!  Here's a couple more that I have completed. 

I used a strip of magnetic tape for the Bold Butterfly Dies rather than a sheet as there weren't any tiny Dies, it worked a treat!

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  1. Brilliant idea to have a picture of the dies on the paper Sue!!!xoxo

    1. Cheers Gail, now if I am missing something I know what I am looking for!

  2. What a clever idea! I use magnetic sheets, but this is wizard, and so is using strips too! TFS xxx

  3. Wow! Love this idea! So very clever! What size cello bags do you use? Thanks so much for sharing your great tip!

  4. Fantastic idea Sue! Off to sort mine out now!


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