Sunday, March 30, 2014

Make it Monday # 157: DIY Cover Plates-Take Two & DIe Storage at LAST!!

I first must say that I love to partake in the MIM challenges found here because, it not only gets me to think out of the box, but I also do things that I would never think to try. Thank you PTI for that!! It is always so much fun and I love to see what others come up with and draw so much inspiration from all the other crafty people out there! Thanks to you as well!

This weeks MIM was a challenge for me because I do like things symmetrical. My card did NOT
turn out perfect but it'll do. Sometimes it's not worth shooting for perfection when it's not such a big issue and I can live with it.

I chose to use the Tranquility Trilogy and I didn't get the spacing exactly how I wanted it-Oh well.
Here is my card:

I also used Blueberry PP, Melon Berry CS and ink, Double ended Banner Die and Simple Sentiments.

As for my NEW and IMPROVED Die storage. I always used the CD sleeves but hated when there
was more than one die in the collection and they swam around together in the pocket. I decided to try and figure this out. This is a small sample of the dies I have figured out a new way to store them but still using the CD sleeve:
I just stitched the sleeve to make pockets within the sleeve. 

A closer look:

and the back where I can store extra cuts:

I really like this for the Limitless Layers that I have(the smaller size). I have not figured out the larger size yet.

Sorry about the sideways picture. For the shapes on the bottom, after I stitched, I just used an exacto knife to slice a place where the die could slip in.  So far, this is an answer for me. I am also keeping these with the stamp set by adhering it to the back of the storage folder that I keep the coordinating stamp set in.

Any questions?? Don't hesitate to ask, have a great day!!

My next challenge is color coding with these:

Any suggestions are welcome, thanks and have a super day!!


  1. I have to say I adore your lovely card with such great colors. Wonderful!!
    And looks like you are a organized crafter, I simply dump my dies all in 2 boxes, that is why hard to find things, LOL!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog to say HELLO too, I didn't really have much time to blog on the day of the hop but I certainly love your sweet comment, thank you!