Spellbinder Die Storage Workshop

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Spellbinder Die Storage Workshop


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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Spellbinder Bitty Blossoms : WIZS5-086

Spellbinder Spiral Blossom Three : WIZS4-357

                            Spellbinder : Nestabilities – Large Labels : WIZS4-168                                 

Eco Green Garden Chic stamp set : ECRSGARD

Creative Expressions Non Stick Craft Sheet –  300mm x 400mm : CRAFTSHEET

 Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

Double Sided Tape : Tape2s

or Wonder Tape  WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Kraft Resist Paper Stash : TH92918

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad –  Victorian Velvet: DPVICTORIAN

 & Peeled Paint : DPPEELEDPAINT

Vintage Seam Tape – Violet : VRVIO

pk 3 A4 Magnetic Sheets : MAGNET

Metal A4 Filling Box & Additional Suspension Files – Available in Many Shops

 This one was £7.50 from Tescos Instore but Available it`s was also Online too


Step by Step Instructions

1 Take a suspension file box (this one was £7.50 from Tesco’s) or this project would work in a filing cabinet. This file came with 5 lovely kraft paper files, but additional files can be bought & added.


2 Take one of the files and open it out fully. Cut down the centre creased line to create 2 file panels giving 10 file panels in total.


3 Take the small leafy stamp from the Eco Green garden chic stamp set. Stamp at random around the edges of the brown side of the file. Use the peeled paint & Victorian velvet ink pad to add interest to edges.


4 Take either the wonder tape or some strong double sided tape and secure the magnetic sheet to the file. Cosmic Shimmer glue can also be used.


5 Repeat this process on how ever many files are needed to take the Spellbinder die collection you have. Cut & emboss 10 of the large labels die to make the tabs for the files.


6 Cut the smallest die shape from each set of dies that will be added to the magnetic sheets.


7 Fold the labels shape in half and add it to the suspension file. Stamp the small leaf design over the small die pieces before adding them to the tab. This will just help co-ordinate the project.


8 Here the grand oval set and small oval set have been added to the sheets as well as the labels & the eyelet set. Add all 3 die shapes to the tab for easy reference of the dies.


9 Print off 3 sheets of a light floral image onto 160gsm paper. Place the spiral die & ditty blossom dies on the paper & cut out the 3 sheets of paper. Starting from the outer edge, curl up the spiral to create the small flowers.


10 To cover the top of the file box take a sheet of the kraft 12” x 12” paper & lay the piece so it just covers the middle of the lid. Cut the edge to fit the lid. Mark in pencil around the handle & cut out the rectangle


11 Take a 2nd piece of the paper and mark the notches onto the new piece of paper.


12 Turn the 1st piece of paper and lay over the marked lines.  Now cut out this piece to make the slot to house the file handle.


13 Stick the 2 panels of kraft paper to the top of the file before placing a line of wonder tape along the top & bottom of the papers edge.


14 Pleat the seam tape along the wonder tape & add some clear Cosmic Shimmer glue to secure the ribbon in place. Add a shabby bow before placing the small ditty flowers over the bow knot & above the handle.


15 Fill up as many files as you have dies. Add a sheet of thick grey backing board, often sent in card packs to stop the files sticking to one another as the magnet sheets are strong. This makes them perfect for holding the dies.


16 Add the tabs at various positions across the files to make for easy reference markers.


17 Here is the filing box lid which is lifted by the papers & ditty flowers. Personalize the box to your colour scheme & enjoy having the Spellbinder dies in a lovely easy to reach storage unit.



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5 Responses to Spellbinder Die Storage Workshop

  1. Jackie Durrant says:

    What a super idea. Mine are all on magnetic sheets in a BIG carrier bag and are getting a bit awkward. Will have to take a trip to tesco after the weekend. Can’t go before as can’t miss Sue’s demos on C & C. Thank you

  2. Paper Junkie says:

    I will try and aspire to be as organised as you one day Suzanne. This is a lovely idea. Trouble is I will need to have at least three of these if I am to store all my dies this way – otherwise I will need Mr Universe to lift them if they were all to go in one box – especially as I am just about to succumb to the new dies the lovely Sue is demonstrating today! (hand mending very slowly)

  3. Suzanne says:

    Pleased you are on the mend – maybe lifting the box wouldn`t be a good thing at the moment !!! – The box would hold at least 20 files if not more but would need to be stood still if full – enjoy your new dies when they arrive & thank you both for the lovely comments – Suzanne x

  4. Sally Walsh says:

    What a wonderful idea. I had a file box already and have been out and bought some more suspension files and my dies are all in there now looking great. Thanks for the idea.

  5. Suzanne says:

    So pleased the idea has helped – have fun x

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