Five Ways to Store Diecuts

Ever get in the middle of making a card, and can’t find the diecut you want to use? I have five diecuts storage solutions for you!

1)  Many of the Stampin’Up! diecuts coordinate with stamp sets. Cut a piece of magnetic vent cover (purchase it at hardware stores—much cheaper than the magnetic sheets sold at craft stores), cut it to fit inside the front cover of the stamp case, add Fast Fuse or Tear N Tape to the back and adhere it to the case. Place diecuts flat side down on the magnetic sheet.

Store diecut with stamp set

2)  Another option is to store diecuts in a clear-mount stamp case, item #119105. In this case J you can store two sets of diecuts, one on each side. Just adhere the magnetic sheets to both inside covers. I do this with similar diecuts, like the circles and ovals, so it takes up less space.

3)  A third option is to use the original sleeve the diecuts come in. With this option, I adhere the magnetic sheet to the piece of cardstock the diecuts come on. Then place diecuts flat side down on the magnetic sheet. No more trying to pull the diecuts off of the sticky tape!

Diecut in sleeve

4)  Photo albums with sheet protectors work also. Again, adhere a magnetic sheet to a piece of cardstock, add the diecuts, and slide into the sheet protector.

5)  The last option is to use Avery Elle Stamp and Die Storage Pockets. These are available on Amazon. Add a magnetic sheet and you’re all set.

Once you have decided on your method of storage, you will need someplace to put the organized diecuts. You can now file the diecuts on a bookshelf or in a drawer. And to add another layer of organization, you can sort the diecuts and place them in various sized bins.

And a bonus tip: ever misplace a diecut on your work surface? Keep a magnetic bowl out and place the working diecuts in it, OR, adhere a piece of magnetic sheet to a plastic angled photoframe. Pop the diecuts you are working with on it and you’ll never lose sight of the diecut!

Diecut on Picture Frame

Stamp It Up!

red rubber stamp

Every project – and every stamper – is just a bit different which is why Stampin’ Up! offers unique styles of stamps. All stamps are made in the United States and are packaged in uniformly sized cases with images on the side for easy storage and quick reference. The stamp medium is listed in each stamp set description. Here are the three types of stamps produced by Stampin’ Up!

Classic Rubber Clear Mount – Made using high-quality rubber that allows for detailed images. Come with a compact set of stamps ready to mount on reusable clear blocks (sold separately). Work your stamping magic, then remove the stamp from the block and store everything away for your next project.

Classic Rubber Wood Mount – Made using high-quality rubber that allows for detailed images. Come in larger plastic storage cases and include both stamps and one maple wood block per stamp (in coordinating sizes). Once you’ve mounted the red rubber stamp on the block, it will always be ready for you to used right out of the box.

Photopolymer – The transparent nature of photopolymer stamps makes it easy to line up images for precision placement. Mount the stamps on reusable clear blocks and see where creativity takes you! Some advantages to using photopolymer stamps are – 1) mix & match – combine multiple stamps on a single block; 2) repeating patterns – create backgrounds by repeating images to fill the page; 3) clear alignment – perfect for alphabet sets or builder stamps; 4) two-step – layering two or more stamped images is called Two-Step Stampin. Look for sets throughout the current catalog marked as Two-Step.

 

World Card Making Day Celebration

Why celebrate one day, when you can celebrate 10 days! Get 15% off select Note Cards & Envelopes and stamp sets now until October 10. Plus, buy Fast Fuse Adhesive (item 129026) and get TWO Fast Fuse Adhesive Refills for FREE! So celebrate the best hobby of all—card making today.

My Favorite Things

MyFavoriteThingsThe new 2017 Holiday Catalog is now live! I have my favorites…

13. 7/8″ Striped Ribbon, 144624

12. Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper, 144621

11. Winter Wonderland Textured Impressions Folder, 144686

10. Year of Cheer Embellishments, 144643

9. Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper, 144640

8. Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape, 144644

7. Champagne Foil Sheets, 144748

6. Foil Snowflakes, 144642

5. Cheers to the Year, 144925

4. Spooky Cat, 144749

3. Vintage Crochet Trim, 144611

2. Black Rhinestone Jewels, 144639

And my number one favorite is…….

1. Graveyard Gate Bundle, 146018

There’s a little something for everyone, including not one but two non-traditional color schemes for the holidays. And check out those Halloween offerings-spooky!

Got Heat?

Heat embossing PVC
Heat embossing PVC

Found a new use for a heat embossing tool! Works great for softening PVC so a square finial can be squished onto a round PVC end 🙂

Online Extravaganza Starts Now!

Online Extravaganza starts today with select items and bundles at discounted prices. Plus, there will be limited-time doorbusters on November 24 and December 1. You don’t want to miss them! This sale lasts from November 24 through December 2, or while supplies last. See the complete details here, Online Extravaganza PDF. Happy shopping!

 

Monthly Crafting Escape for 50% Off

Paper Pumpkin 50% Off

I love my subscription to My Paper Pumpkin. Each month I get a pretty red box in my mailbox full of stamps, ink, paper and embellishments. Everything is already prepped. So I get quick immediate crafting gratification! I can make the project as is using the project sheet, or I can go off on my own and use the pieces in different ways. And you should see September’s kit! Can you say burlap? And orange sequins? I don’t want to spoil the surprise.

Join Now! and enter the Promo Code, “HALFOFF2” when you sign up. Offer ends September 10.

Weekly Deals

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If it’s Tuesday, it must be time for the new weekly deals to be posted! Some great Big Shot dies and folders to add to your collections.

 

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Weekly Deals

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Some great products in the weekly deals – my favorites are the Artisan Label Punch – you can never have too many punches! – and the Gold Fancy Designer Vellum – love a little subtle bling! Let me know if you’d like to add to your stash, or click on the pictures to go directly to my online shop.

Blendabilities Box

Blendabilities
Blendabilitie

Eep! I’m so excited – went antiquing today and found this gorgeous metal box that’s the perfect size for storing my Blendabilities. Alcohol markers must be stored flat and this jewel works wonderfully. And there’s room for more colors!

Want to Escape Every Month?

Paper_Pumpkin

I’m lovin’ My Paper Pumpkin subscription. It’s similar to a magazine subscription, with multiple options for subscribing. You can prepay for 1-, 3-, 6- or 12-months, pay as you go monthly, or gift a subscription. It’s so much fun to get the brightly colored box in the mail, and open it up and see what’s inside. And there’s plenty! June’s issue was 24 patriotic pinwheels with two options for using them. Pinwheels not your thing? I’ll be showing you some alternatives in the next week. Subscribe Now!