The Creative Magic of Die Cuts & MN Blog Con Preview

die cut storage ideasThanks to Hefty for sponsoring today’s post.

About a year ago, I got access to a die cut machine. It’s a tool that uses molds to cut paper shapes out, and these shapes are perfect for uses in children’s crafts, card making and scrapbooking. And for about a year, I’ve been storing these little cutouts so they are ready for the occasions to use them.

On Saturday, I’m presenting at the Minnesota Blogger Conference and I’m totally using these cutouts in my workshop. Everyone who attends my session is going to get one of these to use in a creative exercise. I’m so excited to meet some other local bloggers and share ideas with them on my topic, Getting Unstuck: Using Writer’s Block to Your Creative Advantage!

In the meantime, I found a great solution for storing these little cutouts. Because once you have over 100 of these paper shapes, you start looking for die cut storage ideas beyond stuffing them in a box, which is how mine were for a while! I picked up a box of Hefty® Slider Bags at Walmart so I can easily sort and transport them. And since the brand is a sponsor for this post, I’m sharing a special offer for savings on slider bags.

Die cut storage Check out more clever ideas for crafts and recipes as well as household hacks.

And if you’re going to the Blogger Conference, make sure to say hi!

die cut storage solutionsOne thing I noticed while shopping is that they’re actually less expensive than Ziploc, plus you get the strength of the MaxLock® track design. These are not flimsy bags. They feel sturdy and could handle storage for crafts a lot heavier than my die-cuts. That’s just what I happened to have an urgent need for this week, since the blog conference is coming up fast!

Happy crafting! If you have a storage hack to share this fall, leave it in the comments.

4 Comments on The Creative Magic of Die Cuts & MN Blog Con Preview

  1. Risa
    October 12, 2016 at 2:39 pm (4 years ago)

    What a cute idea! So is this machine similar to a Cricut for paper? I wonder if the blade on mine is strong enough to make these little cutouts?
    (And I love Hefty bags!)

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    • admin
      October 14, 2016 at 3:25 pm (4 years ago)

      It’s very similar! The brand is Accu-cut.

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  2. Danielle
    October 12, 2016 at 4:21 pm (4 years ago)

    Very cool! Can’t wait!

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  3. Micaela @MindfulMomma
    October 13, 2016 at 8:29 am (4 years ago)

    Hey Abbie! I’m so intrigued by this – and planning to attend your workshop on Saturday. See you then!

    Reply

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