Today I wanted to address a reaccuring question that I get. So many of you have emailed me your concerns about storing the Big Shot and its dies.
Colleen emailed me ~ " I see you use your Big Shot alot, I do too. I just don't know where to put it. I have purchased so many of the dies, embossing folders, Sizzlits, & textured plates but I don't have a good solution for storage. How do you store your Big Shot and dies?".
Sophie emailed ~ "I love your pojects using the Big Shot. Do you keep it on your stamp table?"
Kelly emailed ~ "How do you store all your Big Shot dies?"
Great questions ! You have the Big Shot and you love it but simply don't know where to store it along wit all the different dies.
FIRST this is what I do ~
I have found that I use my Big Shot daily. I love it. I don't want to put it away and then have to take it out each day to use it. I also don't want to have is just sitting on my stamp table where it will take up valuable work space.
You want to keep it out so you use it. Don't hid it away were you forget you have it or don't feel like getting it out.
I decided I needed some sort of "Big Shot STATION". A place to keep it where it sits out and is always ready to use right were it is. This place needed to be able to house a growing inventory of dies and plates that I use with it.
My Solution is this ~
It is a Sears Craftsman tool chest. Each onw of those silver stripes on the front is a drawer handle. So you can see there are 8 drawers – all with different depths. I am sorry this is not a better picture of it. It has a big flat surface on top. You can seem my big shot is on top along with another tool I use behind it. To the right at the top is a bar (kind of like a towel rack) – I use this to hang some punches on (they are the original style punches – it is not a good view of it in this picture).
This Big Shot Station sits to the left of my Stamp Table. It is so convenient to just get up when I am working on a project and open a drawer get out the plateform and die I need and run it through. I never have to worry about a mess – after running my paper through the big shot I simply put the die and plateform back in the drawer. The drawers slide in and out easily – even with all the weight of the dies in them.
Here are a few shots of some of the drawers ~
Stationary stores – look for File cabinets. The Big Shot would sit on top and you could store your dies and supplies in the file drawers.
Craft Stores ~ Look for a cabinet that has drawers. You can store the big shot on top while the drawers could hold all the dies and supplies.
Don't forget that Garage Sales, Flea Markets, Craigs List and Ebay are great places to look for bargains on this type of cabinet.
I hope that I was able to give you some ideas on how to store your Big Shot and how to create a Big Shot Station that would work for you.
KEEP THE EMAILS COMING. I love to hear from you. Tell me what your Stamping Storage Solutions are!
Email me at: email@example.com today if you have any questions or would like more information.
Happy Stamping ~