In the never ending search for organizing the plethora of supplies this craft utilizes I made this pattern paper covered chipboard album to store my Spellbinders Dies.
Scraps of medium weight chipboard cut to 6-1/2" x 9", Graphic 45 Le Cirque papers, bits of ribbon, a chipboard blank from Maya Road and Spellbinder dies created a book pretty enough to keep out on my counter full time so I can access my dies easily.
Prior to this system I used cd cases (hidden in the cupboard underneath) that did a pretty good job of keeping things organized until I dropped them (and the cases broke) or the die size outgrew the cd size or the smallest of dies slipped around, or or or....there is always something about most systems that doesn't work as best we'd like.
Inside the album the pages are made from magnetic vent covers, chipboard and clear sheet protectors.
I found packages of magnetic vent covers (3 per pack) at my local hardware store near the heating supply aisle. They started out 8" x 15" and I divided them into thirds so I ended up with three 5" x 8" pieces from each sheet. I adhered the magnetic panels to chipboard cut to size using Scor-Tape.
An Avery label printed with the die name and size is adhered to the magnetic sheet to help me remember what is what. After putting the dies in their new home the entire page was slipped into the 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" clear sheet protector.
A few divider pages ( 6-1/4" x 8-3/4") separate classic sets from scallop sets from labels set. Most pages have 2 sets of dies while several are holding single sets.
Originally I had loose leaf binder circles holding the book together but they were just too big and unappealing. A bit of black leather cording works for now to bind it together. Only time will tell if this will work long term. ;-)
I still have room to add a few more pages should my collection expand. For now, 18 pages is what I have filled. If I ever get the gigantic dies Spellbinders offers I'll have to think of something else as they would never fit in this! :)
It was fun making something "just for me" that I will use daily that is not only functional but fun to look at!