Die File – Metal Die Storage

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Customizable magnetic die storage

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Desk Maid Die File – Metal Die Storage

The Desk Maid Die File is your solution to an easily-accessible metal die storage vault for your thin metal craft dies.

Finally a solid, convenient, accessible, compact, visual storage solution for all of your dies!  The Desk Maid Die File by Totally-Tiffany has 10 tabbed, pull-out wood panels for you to cover with your thin metal dies.   Using the included self-adhesive magnetic strips,  you can line the panels to best fit your dies, then sort and store your die collection, labelling the tabs as you go.  You’ll never have to dig through bins and boxes for your long-lost dies again!  Simply pull out a panel, and find the die you want for your project.  Putting them away is just as easy!  This sturdy, compact storage center will hold hundreds of dies, from the smallest flower to a 12″ long border.

The Die File can stand vertically or horizontally, and 2 will fit inside one cube in many cube-style furniture pieces, including IKEA Kallax and Expedit.

Want to DOUBLE your die storage in the Die File?  Get an additional set of 60 self-adhesive Magnetic Strips to add to the back of each tabbed panel!

Do you travel with your craft supplies? You don’t need to leave your organized dies at home.  With Die File Sleeves you can take your Die File panels to an event and back again, without having to re-organize.  Click here for details. 

Die file box dimensions:  15.75″ long x 13″ wide x 6.25″ tall (horizontal orientation)  (40.2cm x 33cm x 16cm)
Each of the 10 panels measures 11.5″ x 14.5″ (not counting the tab)  (29cm x 37cm)
Each of the 60 self-adhesive magnetic strips measures 1″ x 11″ (2.5cm x 28cm)

Looking for craft organization inspiration?  Visit us on Pinterest!

Made of MDF wood.

NOTE: Factories can be dusty!  For best results, wipe the Die File panels with a clean dry cloth before applying the adhesive magnetic strips.

UPC:  852540006963
HSN:  703536

23 reviews for Die File – Metal Die Storage

  1. Etta Buchwald (verified owner)

    When I saw this item, I wanted it right away. Fortunately I ordered it right away as it is now out of stock. I love having a shelf that I can label: “words, ovals, circles, alphabets, etc. I think it would work better if I take the time to tape the strips in place before moving them in and out. I also notice that I had many sets of things that were very similar and perhaps some circles and ovals I can get rid of. I think it will help me use my dies more frequently.
    I did run out of strips and have one whole shelf I cannot use because I have no strips left.

    • Tiffany Spaulding

      Hi Etta –
      Did you know the magnetic strips are adhesive on the back? This will help with your sliding problem. If you spread then out evenly – you will have 6 strips per shelf. Please email customer service if you have questions and we will help you further. T.

  2. Robin Padilla (verified owner)

    I recently bought the die file and really like it. There is lots of storage room, and both sides of each panel can be loaded with dies.The only problems I had were not with the product itself; some of my dies were slightly warped and did not grip the magnets well. I love being able to label dies and find exactly what I want. My only complaint is with the rather high price. The product is well designed and very useful. Great job, Tiffany!

  3. Jennifer

    Very pleased with this product. Each shelf holds a TON of dies. The magnetic strips give you flexibility and firmly hold the dies. I have eight large sets of dies on just one shelf! So much easier to organize and find your dies. I bought two of these – they stack together solidly and fit perfectly in my cube storage system.

  4. Katy Young

    I bought two of these and put them in my kallax side by side. I did order two extra sets of magnetic strips and have my files double sided. These hold so many dies! I can finally see what I have!

  5. Yvonne

    Received my box and so happy to fill it up with my dies I will need to get a 2nd box soon. Thanks

  6. Debby

    I really like this storage item! I can see what I have so much easier than magnet sheets piled on top of each other. I bought extra magnet strips because I have a lot of small dies that required the strips to be closer than suggested. However, I now have extra strips and was thinking of putting dies on the other side of the panel, but am hesitant. I am worried about possibly having dies that are not as secure because they are upside down. Is this a valid assumption? I would like to know anyone’s experience.
    P.S. not in the budget to purchase a 2nd unit.

  7. Kathleen

    Best Storage Ever. Love this storage box, makes all my dies easy to organize and find. My only regret is I didn’t buy more! Hopefully they will be back in stock soon!

  8. Marianne

    I recently received 3 of these organizers, and I could not be happier with them. I was able to organize my dies by manufacturer and even found a way to store die and stamp sets in one of the organizers. Two fit nicely in either the Ikea storage unit or the modular squares that are sold in Michael’s, Joann’s and everywhere else. I’m a happy camper. I do think, however, that the craftsmanship inside was a little substandard because two of my units were not sanded well in the tracks that hold the boards. It did not affect the performance of the unit. Also had to keep them outside for a few days because of the odor that came from them. But, in the end, it’s the best organization for dies there is.

  9. steph

    very disappointed that a product that was just released is sold out already!

    • Karen Slusher

      Hi Steph – Sorry for the disappointment. We were disappointed, too! Had we known how popular these were going to be, we would have ordered more. We have a new batch on the way now. I’ve added you to the waitlist, so you’ll know as soon as it arrives.

  10. Linda Lopez

    This is the best storage solution!!! I just wish I ordered more than one whenI hade the chance but the cost was too high! I am now on the waiting list and will buy at least two more!!I am using my dies every day now!!!!

  11. Rebecca Foley

    Wondering if you have any ETA on the availability of these? And do you think you have enough ordered that all of us on the waitlist will be able to get one?

    • Tiffany Spaulding

      HI Rebecca –
      They have just arrived at the port of Tacoma, and should go live on our website before the end of the week. They will also be featured again on HSN in September.

  12. Karen Hutchinson

    I received my Die File and was so excited because I have so many dies. Imagine my disappointment when the magnetic strips allowed my dies to fall off. Really frustrated. Bought some magnetic sheets (8-1/2 x 11)from Amazon. Everything now works like a charm. Tiffany I really enjoy your products but you need to up your grade of magnetic strips or sheets with this product. The product is a great idea and with the proper magnetic strips (sheets) it is ideal.

    • Tiffany Spaulding

      Hmmm…This is very odd, we’ve sold thousands of these and the only problem so far was a crafter putting her dies on the magnets with the cutting side down instead of the flat side down. Do you want us to send you a new box of magnets? I’m happy to send you a new box of magnets any chance you could record a short video and send it in so I can get a good visual on what might be going on? Tif

  13. Janis (verified owner)

    I love this thing so much that I actually have 2 of them. One I stand vertically on my workspace and the other is lying flat. That allows me the ability to keep my coordinating stamps WITH their dies. I just put a tiny Velcro dot on the shelf to hold the stamps and viola! They stay in place and together. I can not say enough about this organizer. I got the first one a few months ago and then checked HSN and Tiffany’s website EVERYDAY to watch for it come back…just love it.

    I did have one slight problem when the first one arrived. I got all of the magnetic strips on and started to put my dies on and some of them I just could not get to stick. Then I realized the ones that were sticking had the flat side down and the ones that I couldn’t get to stick I was trying to put them cut side down so that I could see what they were. That does not work…you need to put them flat side down. Just a heads up…took me a few…DUH.

  14. Ellen

    Love these! Wondering if they would hold 12 x 12” paper?

    • Tiffany Spaulding

      The interior length is deep enough, but the interior width is just a hair shy of 12″ so no. 🙁

  15. Susan Smith (verified owner)

    I love this product. I now have all my dies together. Yea!!!! The only problem I am having is that some of the dies do not stay stuck very long. I am using both side to put dies on. Maybe some stronger magnet strips. I have had to use more strips per shelf so that the cheaper dies will stick by placing them on two strips. I did notice That the dies from China are the ones not sticking well. I bought them off Amazon and they do not tell you where they are coming from. One box has a chip on the top edge and box it arrived in looked like it had gone thru a war. But it still works well. I love this product.

    • Tiffany Spaulding

      Hi Susan –
      This is odd about the Chinese dies, I’m curious about their metal composition…just one thought, the adhesive on the magnetic strips will easily stick to the wood of the file, but the top is a little rounded because of the way they are packaged – I did notice with mine that I had to push down along the entire length of the strip to make it more “flat”, if that makes sense – maybe I’ll do a little video about it – thanks for taking to post your comments. It’s very helpful as we develop products to get feedback directly from the end user.

  16. Diane

    This is perfect for my dies. I will have to put some with stronger magnets but most work great. I am having a little trouble with getting some of the files in and out. They are in there pretty tight

    • Tiffany Spaulding

      Hi Diane –
      Glad you’re like the Die File. Because the panels are painted and wooden, they can occasionally be a little sticky – sliding them in and out several times will help, as will a bit of bees wax or candle wax. If you live somewhere with lots of humidity that could be adding to “swelling” of the wood, but either of the suggestions above will remedy that as well. Thanks so much for taking the time to post your comments. T.

  17. Carmen

    Am on my second Die File Storage container which I purchased from HSN! They’re great! I like that even the very long dies fit! I wanted to speak to you when you were on HSN but your products sold out so fast, and I wasn’t able to get to talk to you. Wanted to ask you to please make the extra magnet strips available for purchase on HSN. I use both sides of the filing wooden panels. I am able to only do 10 (front and back). It would make it convenient to have them available for those that need extra magnet strips, AND less expensive in Shipping and Handling fees!
    Now I have to wait for more magnet strips since you’re sold out!
    Thank you for such great product.

  18. Marie T. (verified owner)

    I now own 3 of the great storage Die Files. The first two were perfect. The magnetic strips stuck well on both sides of the slide tray. The 3rd one I purchased from HSN and while the storage container and trays are great the magnetic strips Do Not Stick. I have been in touch with TT customer service and they will be replacing the defective magnetic strips. I have to say this is the best storage system for dies. I love that the magnetic strips are white but I just wished they’d stick much better.

  19. Carolee

    I now have 3 of these and absolutely love the ease of seeing all my dies – definitely will be using more variety now. Would like to buy 3 more for Christmas gifts. When will they be back on HSN at a lower price?

    • Tiffany Spaulding

      HSN is planning to air these again in Late January or early March.
      So glad to hear you love them!!

  20. Carol Adams

    Love the die storage. Wish people would post how they set up their dies. That would be helpful to see .Also would like if HSN would carry the extra magnet strip as shipping would be a lot cheaper.

    • Tiffany Spaulding

      Hi Carol –
      I believe we’ve convinced HSN that they do need to add the magnetic strips to their inventory. This item will be back on HSN in March 2020.
      I’m working on a video about how to use/setup/catalog dies in your die file. Keep an eye on your email for it. T.

  21. Sandi Smith

    I do not own any of your Desk Maid Die Storage yet since they are out of stock. I missed them on HSN as My Mother had passed away and I could not watch. I plan to Order as soon as they are back in stock on HSN. I’ve watched videos and LOVE this storage. I have a lot of dies…I think I’m a collector or hoarder! LOL! I have several different storage methods for them using magnets and have spent a lot of $$$ on Avery Elle storage pockets, Anna Griffin die storage with binders for larger dies and CD pockets for the smaller dies. As you might imagine, not having a single type of storage can be frustrating. I would love to have all my dies in one place and the convenience of your Desk Maid system is AMAZING! Even though I’ve already spent a lot on my various storage systems, I believe it will be worth the money to have them all organized together. I’m also updating to the Expedit and I’m thrilled you created your boxes to fit! You’ve definitely thought of everything! Just yesterday, I ordered more pockets and magnet sheets from Amazon. I will be returning them and holding out for your system! Thank you so much for your inspiration! I cannot wait! Thank you

    I would easily give your system 20 stars if I could!

  22. nanasstamps (verified owner)

    I bought this Die File – Metal Die Storage/Organize a while ago and am just getting brave enough to put it together! I can’t wait to use it! I do have a comment to make on the video, however. I went back to watch it again to make sure that I knew how this product worked. I always TRY to research/checkout something before I buy it. Anyway, on the video, around the 1:29 mark Tiffany says “you get 10 strips per board” but it seems like it’s only 6 per board from my magnet box. Six, is probably more correct, right? Thanks for addressing!

  23. Andrea

    I know you had said they will be on HSN in March but what about here for those of us that don’t shop on HSN?

    • Karen Slusher

      Hi Andrea – YES, we will also have them available on our website even earlier than March. Be sure you’re on the waitlist to receive an email as soon as they’re back in stock.

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PLEASE NOTE: Tiffany refers in this video to each of the Die File panels having 10 magnetic strips, but there are 10 panels and 60 strips. Our intention is that you use 6 strips per panel, but you’re free to customize how many strips you place on each panel to fit your die collection. By putting 6 strips per panel, there will be an equal amount on each of the 10 panels, using the 60 strips provided. Sorry for any confusion.

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