Friday, January 8, 2010

Organizational {Friday} Die Cuts & More Unit

Most of you know that I have several organizational pieces from Sue of Stampin' Things. Well, I must share my latest piece with you--the Die Cuts and More unit. Once again, I am extremely pleased with this unit! Sue's workmanship and customer service is beyond amazing. I sure wish I was gifted that way but thus I am not. LOL!

This unit works for the following products:

*Quickutz
*Sizzix
*Cuttlebug
*Nestabilities
*Spellbinders
*SU Big Shot products
*Etc., etc., etc.

This unit measures 18"x12"x14", has a swivel base, and hold dies 2"x2" all the way up to the extended 6"x13 3/4". It can hold approximately:

*Up to 60 BigZ and Original Die Cuts plus 11 BigZ XL and Movers and Shapers
*OVER 150+ Sizzlets, Embosslets, and Sizzlets Decorative Strip Dies
*All Cutting Pads (Standard, Extended and Decorative)
*All Spacer Platforms (Standard, Extended and Decorative)
*All Premium Crease Pads, Texturz Pads
*Texturz Plates, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
*Countless Quickutz dies
*Holds many Nestabilities (when stored in CD cases)

It will also hold BOTH a Big Shot and Cuttlebug on top with dies under them. Here you can see a few Quickutz alpha dies and some Sizzlet dies (both large and small Sizzlets) in the top. And yes, I have tons of room left for a lot more here!
Then here you can see both my BigShot and my Cuttlebug on top of the dies. The dies are hidden just underneath both of my machines. And the cubbies below my machines hold all of my cutting and embossing pads and the big Sizzix Texturz plates. Again, tons of room left to grow here too.

On this side of the unit, I put my Cuttlebug embossing folders. I have them in alphabetical order by design name. I again, have tons of room left. For now I have a jar of miscellaneous buttons and two tins full of WRMK metal alphas. These storage areas here can actually hold a lot of Sizzix dies or Quickutz 4x4 dies. I just do not have that many dies yet so this works great for me and looks pretty in my area. :) I did put some of my Quickutz 4x4 storage binders on here, and they worked beautifully but I already have a different storage area for those. But you could certainly put yours on here. I do not have any of the 4x8 alphas so I could not test those for you.
And on this side, you can see my few Sizzix dies, my Quickutz 12" border dies, and some of my large CM punches. One thing I noticed when I received the unit is that one side is blank. The way the storage areas have to be for the extended dies, etc., I think this side must be built as it is. But don't fear. I found a GREAT solution for the blank side. I altered a KaiserCraft memo board to hang there. I am always needing paper in my craft area so this is perfect!
Board: KaiserCraft Memo Board
Papers: Memory Box Gossamer Flitter & Gossamer Happenstance
Stamp Ink: Adirondack shell pink, SU creamy caramel
Stamp: Memory Box Branch Heart E1310
Paints: Memory Makers rose petal, Smooch vanilla shimmer, Shimmerz angel wings
Embellishments: misc. ribbon, Memory Box baby pink pearls, My Mind's Eye buttons, Bazzill flowers, American Crafts felt flower, Basic Grey dark chocolate chip micro-chip stickers, Mod Podge


You could also use hooks to hang scissors or ribbon, etc. Use your imagination to customize this side as you wish. There are also other blank wood areas around the unit as you can probably see. I talked to Sue, and she said it is not a problem to put nails, hooks, or whatever in those areas to add hanging storage as you wish. Now that's fun! Nothing more fun than expandable and customizable storage!

If you would like to see my post on the other units I have from Stampin' Things, see my post here. I hope you have enjoyed today's post. Be sure to stop by and see what else Sue has at Stampin' Things. You will not be disappointed in any piece you get from her! Blessings to each of you!

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7 comments:

Jenny Lilac said...

Wow that organization system looks fantastic!

Patty M said...

Your organizational skills never cease to amaze me and I love that clipboard. Thanks for all your Friday ideas.

Becky said...

Sold!!! And I made sure to tell her that you sent me!

Thanks so much for sharing an incredible product!!

Anonymous said...

where did you get your cuttlebug cover?

Patter Cross said...

I made it by altering a toaster pattern. :) Hope that helps.

Aprils Stamping Zone said...

On the die cuts and more unit, can you tell me what the measurments are "between" each divider and depth of the top where the sizzlet dies are? Also the width of the section for the extended dies? I also noticed on the side where you have your embossing folder, is that a door on the bottom right? I have looked at all the sides and I can't figure what that is for.

Patter Cross said...

Oh gosh April, I am not sure exactly what measurements you want. But the very top tray that holds the Sizzlets is 1 3/4" deep. And no, that is not a door where the embossing folders are. That is the back side of one of the other sides of the unit that holds the 12" dies. It's a deep area on the other side for those dies. And if you mean the measurements between each divider as the height of each shelf, they are about 7" high each. If you look at Picture 4, you see I have some Sizzix dies on their side. Well, now I have them stacked top to bottom instead of sideways. I have 20 dies stacked right there from the bottom of the unit to the top. Then in that same photo you can see where the 12" dies go. That is the front of the area where you thought there was a door on the other side. Make sense?

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