Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Workspace Wednesday - Organizing Framelits

I just love the new Framelits that Stampin' Up! has came out with recently! I think it's great that they even included a plastic storage envelope with the name of the set right on them for easy organization. What I didn't like was the strip of tape attached to the inner cardboard piece that held the Framelits in place. It was hard to get them off the tape and I was always worried I would bend here's what I did to make them even easier to use.

First, hang on to the cardboard sheet with the strip of tape on it, this will be the backing & template for size. Next, cut a magnetic sheet & a piece of DSP to the same size of the cardboard piece.
Note: for smaller dies like the Edgelits, you can get away with using just a strip of the magnetic sheet.

Next, just adhere the magnetic sheet to the cardboard backing and then cover the magnetic sheet with a pretty piece of Designer Paper. (Tombo Multipurpose Adhesive is what I used)
Now it's easy to grab just the right sized die and put away when done. I also keep the instruction sheet in the envelope for easy reference if needed. I did all my Framelits & Edgelits but plan to do the same with my Nesties. Sizzix sells plastic envelopes in a set of three with a cute scalloped  flap. (around $5- $6 for the pack) The flap on these are one the side, but otherwise they are the same. Hopefully some day SU! will sell just the envelopes.
For now I have them on my Big Shot cutting station stored in this cute cardboard bin I picked up a while back in the Target Dollar Spot. It's kind of small...I'm sure I'll be outgrowing it soon...especially after getting a peek of the upcoming Holiday Catalog!
I just added a bow and a brad to the front to dress it up and now even my Framelits coordinate with my room! I'm not sure where I originally saw the idea to add the magnetic sheet for easy storage, but I thought it was a great idea...and I hope you do as well!

1 comment:

Denise Willerton said...

I've done the same thing with all my framelits ~ I love this idea!!!