ID: Magnetic Die Holder
Size 9"w x 12"h x.75"thk

Created: March 6, 2012

I bought one of Marianne Design's magnetic folders ($21.00 CDN) to hold multiple dies. Works well. But today I thought I'd try making my own... It also works well and only cost $10.50 for the supplies, not including the decorations, but that was minimal since I only used my scraps.... and of course not counting my time BIG GRIN


I used white chipboard 12 x 12 sheets and trimmed them down to size. The cut off pieces were used for the spines and flap. I used a Xyron 900 laminate/magnetic cartridge, but only using the magnetic section and doing it by hand. I bound the spine and flap area with Lineco adhesive linen hinging tape both on the outside and inside. At this point I could have left it alone, but that's just not me...

I decided the chipboard was a bit too flimsy for me as single sheets, so I sandwiched a second sheet on the back and front. Much better. I also cut out 2 cavities to adhered a magnet to keep the flap closed. Did the same on the flap. I then pasted a whole bunch of scrap painted tissues and paper towels with Golden's matte medium. Used Tim's tissue tape on the bottom and top edges, but since it doesn't stick very well, I added some of the medium. When everything was dry, I adhered the various Spellbinder die cuts, also cut from scraps. I stamped some flowers on the lip of the pot, and butterfly on the butterfly die cut (Bo Bunny "Forever Fall" set). Stamped the word Spellbinder on the grommet tag using Just Rite alphabet set. Added the blue shimmer stickers - center of flower and as grommets on the tag.

As a final touch, adhered the burgundy bookcloth on the flap.

I also peeled off the top layer of the cardboard packaging from the dies in the folder and stuck it to the magnet with Scotch Tape. This way I know if I'm missing a die, and I know the name and item number of the die.


Inside empty


Inside semi filled

Back which will eventually get decorated with some die cuts...

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