Monday, August 20, 2012

Nestability organization

We just got back from vacation-that's one reason I haven't posted in a while. It was pretty hectic in the week or two before, getting everything ready, and then we drove from Indiana to Nevada and then to California. I know. Crazy, right? On the trip my son took over the camera and here is a picture he took, I believe, in Colorado.



And here is one of the places we visited in Las Vegas. I'm sure History Channel fans will recognize this.



We didn't see any famous people but we saw a lot of interesting ones!

So the nestabilities. I tried several different methods to organize them. I tried the magnetic folders and the cd cases but nothing worked for me. Then someone at Split Coast Stampers posted this method and I tried it. I love it. It works out perfectly for me. I used some mat board to create some dividers in the box, including one long one on the side for the bigger dies. I used mat boards to put the dies on, and used the magnetic business card things that Staples sells. I cut one in half for each board. On sets that have a really small piece in the center, I put an extra square of magnet there so the small pieces stayed put. Then I made some tabs by printing out the names on card stock and folding and gluing them over the boards that hold my dies. Here's how it looks. I took these with my phone so the quality isn't great but you get the idea.

the box (the top hinges on the back and swings straight up):



the view from the front:



the view from the top:



this shows one board with dies on it:


11 comments:

Tanya Ham said...

This is a really awesome idea! :)

Larissa said...

wow great storage for your nesties. I am using cd-cases right now, but looks much better !
I hope jou had a lovely vacation. :-)

Cheryl said...

Great Nestibilities storage, Gayle. I'm always looking or new organization ideas. I think this one might work for my small space. Thanks!

Your Summer driving trip reminded me of your trip last Summer. We (my husband and two teenage daughters) drove from Atlanta, GA to Carmel/Monterey, CA. We made 2 college visits in route, stopped and saw in-laws in Phoenix, and several fun stops in between. People thought we were crazy. We (even our girls) look back on last Summer with wonderful memories, and believe it or not, want to do it again!

So how was Pawn Stars?

Lynn Murphy said...

WE did a wild west trip and had a blast. Its amazing what kids see through a camera. Love your storage idea. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.

Becky said...

Hope you had a fun time on your trip! We were just watching that show last night! I love your nesties storage, i do something similar for my thin dies and love it!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a great way to organize these! love it- tfs

MiamiKel said...

Oh seriously this is fantastic!! What a great idea!! Your trip looks fun ... My dh is a huge Pawn Stars fan :)

Jingle said...

That is a great die storage system!

Chris D. said...

This is such a great idea! I'm slowly building my die stash, and will be needing something like this. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog!

Maureen said...

Really great storage system! I'll have to try that!

Tracy said...

Great storage idea.
I am still trying to figure out the perfect storage idea for me. I will work on it on my down time this winter.

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