Cataloging your dies is the best way to know what you have and where it’s stored. The chances are good that this week will just be the tip of the ice burg when it comes to cataloging your dies – but that’s okay.
The best way to organize your dies is by using a catalog and numbering system.
What you need:
- A binder (I recommend 12×12)
- Blank sheets of white paper (any solid color will work – plain white back side of ugly printed paper)
- Scrap paper for cutting samples of each die in your collection.
- A die storage system – magnet sheets and pockets, Die File, etc.
- Pop Up trash can
What to do:
Load your storage system/storage containers with dies. Don’t worry about the order or placement of the dies in the storage system.
Label each container in your die storage system. You can choose to name or number them, but be sure it’s a labeling system you can remember.
You may want to keep a cheat sheet of names of each if you’re using a variety of types of storage.
Create catalog sheets for each of the themes, sentiments, holidays and seasons on your list.
Work through each die storage container – create an example of each die, add it to the appropriate catalog page in your binder. Remember some dies will go in multiple sections – these flowers are in both “Flowers” and “Christmas” since they are poinsettias.
Label each example with the container name/number where the dies are stored.
Not sure you need a catalog for your crafting dies and other tools? Read – 7 Reasons to create a catalog of your crafting tools.
Would like more step-by-step detailed instructions? Try – Creating a catalog of your dies – this article also includes product storage suggestions.
Blog Post – Three reasons to catalog by number.
Video and Blog Post – This is an older post but has good basic information – G010 – Die Organization.
This week’s challenge checklist: (Print off the Checklist)
Set your cataloging goal – I recommend 20-30 dies per day.
Paper Sorting goal this week?
Embellishment sorting goal this week?
When you complete your goals, enjoy your reward!
Enter to win this week’s prize.
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