More organizing tips from the SCT team!

More organizing tips from the SCT team!

"Organizing and storage is not one of my strong suits, but as I've become a hoarder collector of dies, I really needed to get them into some sort of order that made them easier to use! I saw this idea on Pinterest for storing embellishments, so I modified it to fit my die storage needs.

Memorex makes these really cool CD/DVD boxes called a "File-n-Store" storage box. Each box comes with 80 two-sided, mini hanging folders and are available at most Walmart stores, Staples, OfficeMax and Office Depot. They retail for around $20.


I trimmed kraft cardstock squares to fit loosely inside each hanging folder, and applied three strips of thin magnet to each kraft square. The gaps in between each strip of magnet allow you to grab just the die you need, especially handy if they are nested dies. Although you can't see it in my photos, the hanging sleeves are two-sided, so you can place dies on each side. I found that the boxes hold anywhere from 30-40 hanging folders, depending on whether you use both sides of the sleeve.




What I love about this storage is that it keeps my dies all in one place and I only have to slide out the folder that I need while I am working on a project. Oh, and the box looks great on a shelf when not in use." ~ Becky Fleck


Sheri Reguly _ Storage 1

"I keep a pretty wooden tray on my desk that’s home to my everyday supplies such as my scissors, exacto knife, pencils and a random assortment of miscellaneous buttons. There’s also a tiny dish on the tray where I store my most frequently used washi tapes, as well as an assortment of embellishments that are waiting to return to their proper home.

Sheri Reguly _ Storage 2

My tiny embellishments are stored in stackable divided containers. This is the perfect way to find what I need quickly and easily. Prior to this system, those little packages would tend to get lost, or I’d simply forget about supplies that I actually had on hand." ~ Sheri Reguly


"The best item I have to organize my supplies by far is an Alex cart from IKEA. It houses most of my punches, tools, stamps, inks, smaller embellishments and many more items!

Nicole Nowosad_Scrapspace cart

Nicole Nowosad_Scrapspace cart open

Each drawer has several drawers that keep my items neatly organized and close at hand. It has great casters so I can roll it around and use the top as an extra workspace area when needed too!" ~ Nicole Nowosad


"I use iPhoto to organize my photos. My favorite tip is one that helps me manage my images for Project Life. I create a folder called "Project Life" and in that folder, I create a Smart Album for Week 1. I define the album to Match the Following Condition and I set it to Date and In the Range Of. Then I change the dates to match whatever the week 1 dates are. Next, I duplicate this album and change the name and dates for Week 2, 3 and so on. I break the weeks into quarters. Now, every photo I take will show up in the correct week so when I sit down to work on my Project Life album, all the weeks are nicely organized. It's a little work to set it up, but then it makes for seamless photo gathering for the rest of the year." ~  Cathy Zielske



We would love to hear what your organizing tips are!  Send me your tips, along with an image (under 1mb) to  We would love to share your ideas with all our readers!

~ Catherine




  1. barbara macaskill May 21, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Thank you Becky for sharing this amazing storage box with me!! I will be checking it out because I think it may be the solution to my storage problem!! THANK YOU!!!

  2. Alma May 21, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    I LOVE, LOVE that file that Becky uses for her dies. What a great idea! I need to get one of those for sure. Thank you all for sharing this great tips.

  3. Deborah Dvorak May 21, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Thanks for the great ideas. I’ll have to head to Bloomington, mn ikea and look for that cart!

  4. Heather Thompson May 21, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Very awesome ideas. I like the embellishment one.

  5. Nathalie Jakubik May 21, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Love the die storage. Thanks for the ideas. Really helps trying to reorganize some of my storage issues. 🙂

  6. Dorina D May 21, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Love this storage box and how you use it. So cool. As is your many storage ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  7. TracyM #6773 May 22, 2014 at 8:03 am

    ALL great storage ideas – THANK YOU for sharing 🙂
    I have only just started collecting dies, so I will definitely keep that file box in mind.

  8. Linsey R May 22, 2014 at 9:30 am

    yup some great tips here! And I love the yummy pics hehe 🙂

  9. Helen Gullett May 22, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Clever ideas! I love the CD/DVD storage idea 🙂

  10. Diane W May 22, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Those storage boxes are ideal. For those of you in Ontario they are available at Canafa Computers for $6.99 each. I just picked up a couple at the Scarborough store. Fabulous price!

  11. Diane W May 22, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    That would be Canada Computers. Just noticed the typo. Sorry about that.

  12. Amber M. May 22, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Love both of the posts on organizing – such wonderful and creative ideas and tips. Thank you!!!

  13. Natalie H May 28, 2014 at 10:44 am

    I’m always looking for new and creative ways to store and organize my supplies, thanks for sharing so many ideas – definitely will be adding these to my Pinterest board!

  14. Joan May 29, 2014 at 6:40 am

    I have the cart from Ikea and it is the best! Love the height of the drawers. That File & Store box is so neat! Might have to get me one those 🙂 Thanks for the tips girls!

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