I have several ways I keep my spellbinder dies. I have a peg board. I have a magnetic bulletin board. I also have two full Art bins and plan on ordering a third. For full use of the sheets, open the bin and let the sheets spread out at the opening (don't pick through the stack as this will cause all kinds of problems), file through the sheets, pull out the die set or sets you want to use. It is convient to keep the sheet out and replace the dies as they are used so they don't get lost. Also dies can be kept in sets. If the sheets were magnetic on both sides, the sheets would stick together. There are just a few tricks to use the art bin efficiently.
The person who invented the magnetic sheets for the art bin is a genius. My drawers were a mess of spellbinders dies that I kept in the original packaging but could never find the one I wanted and when I did, it was a hassle to get it out of the packaging and then get it back in. Now my dies are neatly on my desk in the art bin, not getting bent or damaged, within arms reach and I can easily reach the size and shape I want. I feel like a new woman.
These sheets and the Art Bin case are the perfect way to store and carry my dies at home and when traveling. I keep my dies sorted by whether they're shapes such as hearts, stars, ovals, etc. or designs such as swirls, beach themes, and flower borders. I like being able to add the magnetic die sheets as my die collection grows.
I am so excited about thes magnetic die sheets. I kept putting it off due to seeing the size and thinking one would not beable to get many on a sheet. As it turns out, they are perfect. I LOVE them. I arranged mine and labeled the tops with what was on the sheet. For example one is Christmas, Flowers, Leaves, Shapes, Hearts, Labels, Tags, etc. It makes it so easy to get to and I have found I can get quite a few on each one. I wanted to tell Belffinder since she is not happy with them, to let me know at lcrawford2455atyahoo.com and I will be more than happy to buy hers from her.
This product is too small to be cost effective...cannot get very many die on a page...would have been better if magnetic on both sides...then the edges curl a little which really cuts down on how much it will hold...Since I opened it and discovered how ineffectual it was, now it cannot be returned!
I really like this system for organizing my Spellbinders Nestabilities dies. I can usually fit 2 sets per magnetic page (sometimes 3 if small) and they fit in the case perfectly. By being magnetic on only one side, it prevents dies from the page behind it getting pulled off. I bought extra pages and love that all my dies fit in it and I have room for my expanding collection. It's the best system I've seen for organizing and traveling to crops with your dies.
Trying to keep up with all my thin dies has been a real pain - until now. I've seen lots of options, but this is actually workable, and affordable. The magnetic sheet is the same as the ones you can buy at any craft/hobby store, but they are cut to fit perfectly in the case. I really like being able to see my dies easily, with out having to open up envelopes or individual cases. I have 9 sheets and there is still lots of space after my 125 dies.
I've found these magnetic sheets to be super for my thin dies, but some of them don't adhere as well as they should. I haven't determined if the dies have too many nonmetallic parts or if the sheets themselves have some nonadhesive areas, but I'll investigate further and report back if I find an answer! The bin with the sheets containing dies is getting pretty heavy, but I like it anyway!! 😃
I really love this storage system. My dies are safe, protected and organized in the plastic box with the magnetic sheets.
The alternative for storage was a binder system but for me this system was better as I know that with time the pockets in the binder pages that held the dies would crack and/or rip from storing and removing the dies.
I have two of the Artbin boxes for storing thin metal dies. One is mainly for my Spellbinders and the other is for other brands. These magnetic sheets work wonderfully for storing organizing and storing my dies. And I don't have to worry about them getting lost. Everything is contained on the magnetic sheets inside the box.
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