Ok, I know we have talked about this before but I need ideas for cataloging dies an easy way to make a list of which ones I have so I can eliminate buying duplicates!! Maybe a computer spread sheet so as I get new ones they can be easily listed in order?? Maybe something creative?? and remember the word EASY
Post by Steeler Girl on May 7, 2013 13:31:48 GMT -5
An excel spreadsheet would be easy to do. For my cricut carts, I listed them and actually printed the images (I use my gypsy) so I know what I have in a binder. For just a list I would just make a list of what the dies are and carry in my purse.
I need better organization for my dies, too. Lately I've just sort of given up!! I have been storing by company, but then I wind up going from bin to bin looking for a certain image... Maybe I need to store similar images together and forget the company entirely??
What do you guys do?? Life was so much easier when it was pretty much just QK, Sizzix, and Spellbinders! Gail
I have a list (long list) with dies, organised by company. for QK it is by 2x2, rev, border, CC, alphabet, each by number of die. My die-version list became too long, so it is also divided in alphabet or other dies, all by numer. (I don't like it the numbers of the die-version dies are not on the packaging! All other companies: just for the number. But: storage is not by company: it is by theme. *2x2 is by theme: animals, baby, food, ....... in two large coin folders (I need a third one); In these folders are plastic holders, 2x2 or 3x3, so dies some larger as 2x2 also can be stowed away here. *alphabets in QK-binders; *4x4/small cookiecutters: by theme in CD cases (can hold 80-100 CD, so the same numer of 4x4 (double) dies *my 4x8 alphabets are just in the packaging, I have no good storage for these. For the 2x2 and 4x4 I have a picture of the die on the plastic holder, so I can easily see which die it is. Most times it is just the picture from the packaging. Untill now I am content with my system. I use the list in my computer when I want to order new dies, I can easily check if I have a die or not.
Post by scrappykaren on May 8, 2013 22:41:17 GMT -5
Oh Cindy I really like your idea with the 4x8 clear coupon folders! I have that QK storage binder and I am really beginning to hate it. I am having a hard time getting my 4x8 alpha dies out of the plastic sleeves. The sleeves tear and the binder is getting so heavy.
Where did you get the clear coupon folders and the nice looking box to keep them in?
Also I need so creative ideas to store my 4x4 dies.
I store my 2x2 dies in the coin holders that Dani sells and I use a zip around binder to store them in. This works great for me.
I also use Dani's storage sleeves for the 2x2 dies. For 4x4 dies I use the Quickutz sleeves and binders but have the same problem with them tearing and being too tight.
I also use the Martha Stewart/Avery (Staples) storage sleeves that fit into a 3-ring binder for the 4x4 dies. The pockets are a bit big (I think they are really for CDs). It is not my favorite but it works for now. I would LOVE to find a uniform organization system that is cohesive for everything but that is not likely to happen.
I got the clear coupon folders and pink box from Hobby Lobby. Cindy
Post by travelscraper on May 21, 2013 10:44:37 GMT -5
I'm a long time reader but frist time poster. I have an app on my Iphone Its called MyStuff It was intended for books and art but you can add categories Like Sizzix or embossing plates and you can add ways to sort and filter I have over 1,000 entrys and its still going strong. Most of the time I have my phone with me when I'm shopping. So it keeps me from buying dups.