Today, I’m sharing how I store my dies and how to create the labels as I’ve had so many requests! I absolutely LOVE this storage system for my dies, and many of you do too! Here’s a look at my die storage:
You’ll notice some retired dies in these pictures, but my storage system remains the same! I have changed the container they are in, which I will show you when I finally do my craft room tour (it’s a custom container from Stamp-n-Storage). But, in these pictures, I used an InterDesign Linus Clear Storage Bin that measures 8″ x 11-1/4″ x 6″.
Okay, now onto the labels I create! I use a Brother P-Touch PT-D400, recommended by Jennifer McGuire! And I use THESE tapes, which were also recommended by her – great price and I haven’t had any problems with them! Here she is:
QUICK TIP! I prefer to use batteries, even though she comes with an AC adapter, because on battery power, the label maker saves your settings! For some reason, when you only use AC power, your settings aren’t saved!
Now, let’s step through the screens to show you how I have them set up:
Width: x 1
QUICK TIP! The “chain” margin setting saves so much tape!! If you are planning on creating a lot of labels, then create each label and when the label maker asks, “OK to Feed?”, hit the ‘Esc’ button and create the next label. When you are done creating labels, hit OK and then the label maker will feed the label far enough for you to cut it. Then, you can just hand cut each label. You will also do a happy dance at how much label you didn’t waist ;).
Once you have these settings all set up, here’s is what your home screen will look like:
I set my font size to 12pt, but there are some product names that might not fit within these label parameters at 12pt. If you see this on your screen (where the 1.4″ disappears):
Then that indicates that the name will not fit within the 1.4″ (which is the right size for the Totally Tiffany Stamp Pocket tabs). There are a couple of things you can do: you can either drop the font size down to 9pt font or you can abbreviate the name to fit within the label! Just remember that you can use 1 or 2 rows for your label, so be creative if needed!
If you give this organization system a try, I’d love to see a picture of it! I’ve tried many other ways of organizing dies and this one is by far my favorite!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you found this post helpful! If you have any questions, please let me know – I’m happy to help! Have a wonderful & blessed day! Tomorrow starts the Holiday Catalog and the B3G1 DSP promotion! Yippee!!!
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