Category Archives: Dies – How to organize

How to organize stamps & dies together with 5×7 pockets & magnets.

Organizing your dies and stamps together is an easy way to ensure you'll be able to find them when you need them.

Create a file of organized dies and stamps using our 5x7 pockets, 5x7 magnets and either the 5x7 Card Maker's Fab File or the Karen Buddy Bag.

I recently received a couple of new die and stamps sets from Diamond Press.  Here's how I put them together.

organize stamps & dies Diamond Press, Totally-Tiffany HSN

These two sets are both "Valentine's" type designs.  After I get them organized and into a storage container (Fab File or Karen Buddy Bag) I'll add them to my tool catalog.  If you haven't yet created a tool catalog that includes your dies and stamps I would really recommend it.  Learn more...

I'll use 1 5x7 pocket, 2 magnetic sheets and our small Shut Your Flap label tabs for these dies & stamps.

It's sometimes difficult to know which dies match up with which stamps.

I laid the stamp sets on top of the magnetic sheets and then began sorting through the dies.

How to organize dies & stamps together with Totally-Tiffany HSN
HOw to organize dies and stamps, Totally-Tiffany HSN
How to organize stamps and dies with Tiffany Spaulding, Totally-Tiffany HSN

With the dies arranged in the same layout as the stamps, it's easy to find the correct die for each stamp.  It's also helpful to figure out if you're missing a die/stamp.

Organize dies and stamps with Tiffany Spaulding, Totally-Tiffany HSN
Organize dies and stamps with Tiffany Spaulding, Totally-Tiffany HSN

I repeated the process with the second set and created label tabs for each set.

I placed the first set into the pocket facing forward and the second set into the pocket facing backward.  With the second set, I put the label tab on the magnet sheet facing forward so it will be easy to read.

Organize 2 sets of dies & stamps in 1 pocket, Totally-Tiffany
Organize with Tiffany Spaulding, Totally-Tiffany, Dies and Stamps HSN

These 5x7 pockets can be stored in either the 5x7 Card Maker's Fab File or the Karen Buddy Bag.  If you travel with your supplies or need to stack them for storage, I would recommend the Fab File.  If you craft at home, you'll like the ease of folding back the top of the Karen Buddy Bag for easy access to your stamps and dies.

The 5x7 Stamp and due organizer lets you keep your dies and stamps together in one neat tidy box.  Add our 5x7 magnets or sticky die storage cards for an even better system.
Organize card making supplies with Karen Buddy Bag from Totally-Tiffany
Organize stamps dies HSN
Dies & Stamps organized by 4 section system HSN

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Fabulous 5×7 Pockets – How to use them

Our 5×7 pockets are a favorite among crafters who collect acrylic stamps, but they have many other crafty uses as well.  Add one of our 5×7 magnetic sheets to a pocket and you’ve got the perfect stamp & die storage system.  Use them to sort and store embellishments, stickers, and photos too. These handy pockets… Continue Reading

Die Storage – tips for using the Die File – 2

Challenge – organizing stamps and dies together in the Desk Maid Die File. When I created the Die File, I wasn’t thinking that crafters would use it for both dies and stamps.  After we released it, one of the first questions I was asked, “Can I store my stamps with my dies in this?” I recently… Continue Reading

Die Storage – tips for using the Die File

You’ve invested big money in your die collection. Keeping your dies organized will help you use them more.  The Desk Maid Die File is the perfect solution for crafting at home. Challenge – The Diamond Press sentiment/word die set, is very difficult to read. Because word dies are backwards, reading them can be difficult.  With… Continue Reading

Tuesday Live – Die Organization

We’re so sorry for the technical difficulties with Facebook Live and YouTube Live today.  Here’s the video from Vimeo/Livestream.  It’s much clearer. We started a little early, so the first few minutes, I’m just talking about using the Rotating Design Board and Magnetic Design Tool Set with Kiwi Lane and Stencils – so if you… Continue Reading

3 Reasons it’s better to catalog by number

There are many ways to create a catalog for your dies – you can create a catalog based on brand, designer, theme, sentiment, size, holiday…but without a numbering system for locating your dies, finding them may not be any easier.  To learn how to create a catalog for your dies using Tiffany’s system, read her… Continue Reading