Thursday, March 1, 2007

Inexpensive storage solution for Cuttlebug dies!



I was checking in on my son, "Basketball Boy", the other night while he was looking at his basketball cards and this idea hit me. He loves basketball cards and has a binder full of them. I thought maybe a binder full of sleeves would work for my Cuttlebug dies and mini embossing folders and Big Shot dies. They are all about the same size as sports cards, right?? So, I went to Walmart looking for binder sleeves, but all the while thinking that it could get to be costly. Big binder with few dies... that would have made me want to shop for more dies to fill it up??!! Anyway, with the binder in mind off to Walmart I went. When I got to the sports card section, I discovered something that works even better for me. This little book is 6 x 8 and has 40 pockets and is less than $4.00. They are deep enough for all the 2 inch dies. I don't have any that are larger than that. And it would be perfect for ATCs. so I bought two! Now to figure out the best storage for the A2 size embossing folders.

I'll have to put my thinking cap on so that I can come up with a way to embellish or cover the outside.

7 comments:

Monica said...

Jacki, at Target right now in the $1 section, they have coupon files that the CB embossing folder fit in perfectly. Someone on the Gingerwood board alerted me to this and I ran out and bought some. They come in 4 colors, including PURPLE! It's an expandable file with a band that holds the flap closed. There are 2 sizes available, but the smaller one fits the folders just right. It has 7 pockets, but you can put several in each pocket. They're made by a company called "Everyday Objects". (The larger file has 13 pockets, but it is much wider, so the folders would slip around a bit.) HTH! Monica

Trish D said...

Great idea! I'll have to add this to my WM list...

Debbie Olson said...

What a great idea! I have so many of these little pieces floating around my craft room in limbo, just waiting to get lost. Ü Thanks for sharing!

DDDzStmpn said...

Great idea.....let us know when you come up with a plan for the A2 embossing folders ok?

DDDzStmpn said...

Me again.......was at WalMart looking for this tonite to no avail. And of course no one knew what I was talking about. Can you tell me what dept you found this in? Thanks so much.

Joyfulheartart said...

I found them in the section where they sell baseball cards. At my Walmart it's right up front by the 12 item or less check out.

Kelly said...

great idea! thanks for sharing!