Today I'll show you how I manage my Stampin'Up! Big Shot Die Image Organization!
With the new Stampin'Up! Occasions Mini catalog products I've collected tons of new thinlets and framelits. I often can't remember which leaf die is in which set framelits. So I've developed a system that will help me quickly identify what images are in which set of framelits! Here's a close up of one set of dies...
I took the die set (Catch of the Day) and if there was a coordinating stamp (Best Catch) I stamped the image on cardstock and then die cut it. This way I'll know what stamps have a coordinating die. If there is no coordinating stamp I simply cut the image with the die.
I cut a contrasting piece of cardstock 6 X 5 1/2 (this way you get 2 pieces from a single sheet of cardstock) --this size will fit in one of the Stampin'Up! 6 X 8 cello bags (Item #102210, 50 bags in a pack). I adhere the cutouts on this cardstock and slip it in the cello bag.
I cut another piece of cardstock (I used white) 3 X 6 1/4, scoring the long side at 1 1/2 inches. On one side of this "header" I write the name of Suite/Dies/Stamps, the page number in the catalog...and now that I'm thinking about it---I would also include the name of the catalog.
Fold this piece on the score line and staple it to the top of the cello bag...now you have all the images and the relevant info about this set of dies.
I'm storing mine in a plastic shoebox but one of my stampers thought it would be great to file it in a 6 X 8 album (#144764, p. 195 in the Annual catalog) which is an awesome suggestion!
Now when I need a leaf die, I can quickly thumb through the cello bags and find just the right die in seconds rather than trying to see what they look like and what size they are in the catalog or opening up the die envelope and rustling through the dies...that just takes too much time for me. I need something quick and easy...so far, I've loved the efficiency of this!
Speaking of the new Occasions mini catalog...there are tons of great new products...if you don't have your own copy and would like one...contact me (just hit the button) and we'll get one to you. (In the meantime click on the Catalogs button and see them online)
Also, did you know that Jan - March is Sale-a-bration? For each $50 in product that you spend you can select something free from the SAB mini brochure---stamps, framelits, wooden elements, designer paper, foil!
Plus if you shop with me, for every 4 SAB rewards you earn from Stampin'Up!, you will receive a hand-decorated box of chocolates and a $5 coupon for Stampin'Up! products.
And, if you order online and use the current host code (UDWJNNDR) you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products from me!
So, let's get started earning those Sale-a-bration rewards and the $5 Stampin'UP! products....go hit that Shop Now button and order you favorites from the new Occasions mini and the Annual Stampin'Up! catalog! Happy shopping!!