Two Tips Tuesday – Cool Ideas for the Craft Room

Hi everyone. Hope you are enjoying your week.

Here are a couple of craft room tips using something you would find in your local hardware store. Dies are metal shapes that you but through a machine to mass produce that shape on cardstock. To store them is always a challenge. Most crafters store them on magnetic sheets in a clear envelope.

Tip #1 – Die Storage – There are many crafting companies who sell magnetic sheets for your dies. That is always a good option but if you are like me and have a lot of dies and a limited budget – Magnetic Vent Covers are an inexpensive option for storing your dies. Some time ago, I remember hearing about this from someone on YouTube but just can’t remember who. I have used this option for a while now and really think it’s a great, inexpensive option for storing your dies. ***A bonus to buying these magnetic vent covers is that they come on a hard cardboard. This is a great stiff board that you can use to make a junk journal, photo album, and many other things.

Tip #2 – Cutting Magnetic Sheets – One of the great things about these sheets is that you can customize the size so you do not waste any of it. In order to cut them you will need a pair of scissors strictly for cutting these sheets or like me you can use an old paper trimmer. I bought this paper trimmer and was really not happy with the way it was cutting. So, I put it away thinking one day I would figure out a way to use it again. When I started using these magnetic sheets I needed to find something that I could use to cut them down quickly. But also it needed to be something that I knew I wouldn’t use anymore for paper. That’s when I had the idea of putting my old paper trimmer to use. It works great!

I hope these tips are helpful for you. Have a blessed day.

PS – Stay tuned. Tomorrow I will be posting details of how I made the diaper cake. I finally finished it. Yay!

After this manner he made the ten stands. All of them were cast alike, of the same measure and the same form.

1 Kings 7:37

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