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Big Shot Organization Tips

What kind of stamper are you?  Do you put everything away as you use it?  Or does your creative space get smaller and smaller as you create?

Here are two ideas that we’ve used lately that fit our style.

And what kind of style is that?  As much as we would like everything to match, we try to use things we have on hand as much as possible.

We did a Facebook Live presentation for our Facebook fans to compare different magnets.  Why did we do this?  Because we wanted to save you from buying a weak magnet.

Yes, the magnets may look the same, but they don’t all perform the same.  You can see the video here.

We decided that these magnets were the best.  In fact, we just bought more!  The other ones we tested just weren’t strong enough.

To start off with, we used the plastic envelopes that your Stampin’ Up! framelits and thinlits come in.

  • They’re sturdy.
  • They have the name of the dies imprinted.

NOTE:  We like to use a Sharpie marker to write the number of dies to the right of the imprinted names so that we know they’re all there before putting them away.

Here’s how we like to apply the magnets.  (The video gives you some extra tips.)  You can click on any picture for a larger view.

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The magnet sheets are thin enough to cut in half if that would fit your dies better.

 

 

 

 

And the best thing about doing it this way is that you may even have a box or basket around the house that will easily house your dies.

We house the larger ones in a 97 cent tin we bought on sale.

Our regular sized dies are housed in a container we bought at Target.  (And yes, they’re in alphabetical order.)  The Embossing Folders are in a tin inside the same container that we had around the house.

(I think Ann had some recipes in it that she didn’t use.)

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You may be able to tell that this was BEFORE we cleaned up after a fun stamping time.

One of the smartest things that Ann has ever done is to place one of those clothes pins on the container.  That’s where she puts her dies when I’m in the middle of a creative boost.  I just don’t always give her enough time between barks for her to put everything away as we’re stamping.

By hanging them there until we put them away, we don’t lose them.  (Yep.  That happened before the clothes pin.)

Well, I hope that this helps.

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Big Shot organization doesn’t mean that you have to spend a lot.

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2 Comments

  1. Love your clothes pin idea! Did you ever try the magnetic vent covers that come in packs of 3 at the big box hardware stores? I wonder how they compare to the magnets you are recommending….

    • Ann took me to the big box store with the blue sign. They didn’t even know what we were talking about and we never could find them. We looked at the one with the orange sign too.

      With these, you get 12 for $10 and no cutting unless you prefer to. Anything to save time! With Amazon Prime, they’re on your doorstep in 2 days with no shipping.

      These are strong, but not so strong that you break a nail to get them off. The other ones we tried fell off when just moving them a little.

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