Quick Crafty Tips- Die-cutting

Hi there! Today I have another Quick Crafty Tip to share. (If you’re new to my blog, click HERE to see previous crafty tips.)

Recently, I lost one of my dies from THIS set. I’ve looked everywhere. My husband came into my craft room to find me frustrated and under my desk searching for the tiny heart die. He helped me look for it with no luck. Fast forward a couple of days and he came home with one of THESE

I politely said thanks and then asked, “What’s this for?”. He said he uses them in his garage to hold parts while working on projects and thought I could use it to keep my dies in a safe place when I’m die-cutting, since it’s magnetic. Genius. So really this quick crafty tip comes from my hubby. Thanks hon! 
I decided to use it for awhile to see if I liked it before I shared it here and it has worked great! I throw my die in the holder when I’m done die-cutting, so it stays secure until it’s time to clean up. I’ve tried magnetic sheets before but I prefer the bowl shape of this…

So the girly girl in me wanted to not only make is functional, but pretty. I found a bowl on clearance at Target for $1.50 and it fits it like a glove! …
I hope this gives you a solution to keep your dies safe from disappearing. Dies can be pricey and are an investment. Here’s to not losing anymore! 
Thanks so much for stopping by! 


  1. Mary-Anne V
    July 8, 2015

    This is such a great idea! I have been using a magnetic strip that is attached to one of my stamp container organziers.

  2. Miriam Prantner
    July 2, 2015

    Another totally genius idea….I am ashamed to admit how many small dies I have lost! Best thing right now is that my mom/sister had the girls last night so we could have an anniversary date and sleep in. 🙂

  3. Nancy Wilson
    July 1, 2015

    Heather I feels your pain as I have lost a couple of small dies and cannot replace them. What a fabulous idea – and a fabulous husband you have. Best thing going right – it's raining and I have spent two hours crafting!

  4. Tigger's Mom
    June 29, 2015

    Just got a new set of tires on the van! Yay,

  5. Valerie Doyle
    June 28, 2015

    My positive things is that I just finished two days of classes with Tammy Tutterow and came home with 3 amazing projects and a set of technique cards. Love the idea of the magnetic dish.

  6. Karen L K
    June 28, 2015

    Forgot to say great idea!


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