So I experimented. First I just kept them in tupperware boxes by type, but if you can't see them you don't use them. Then a friend suggested using the metal cd box that I used to keep my promarkers in. But I didn't see them, either. And I got tired of going through the box.
So then I splashed the cash and got one of those folders from Crafters Companion with the magnetic sheets. And that works really well - but the folder is SUPER heavy. I've put most of my matting dies in there though, and will get another couple of magnetic sheets for the remaining dies. But I have a lot more dies that are one offs, or small sets, like flowers. And I didn't really have the cash to go for another lot of sheets even if they would a) fit in the binder and b) I could lift it!
|Halfway through loading the system with dies|
First I bought a 10m roll of self adhesive magnetic tape, which I thought would be lighter than a whole sheet. Dies don't need a lot to stick to as long as key points are covered. This cost me £9.65 from a company on ebay.
Most of the wall mounted multi poster displays on sale in the UK were about £50 including postage - and that was a lot more than I wanted to pay for an experiment. So I checked these out on ebay too, and on there found a company in Lithuania selling a plastic version for $35 (including postage) or around £21. In a spirit of adventure I ordered it - and it arrived within the week.
So yes, it is plastic. You get what you pay for. But! It also works really well. There are 8 A4 poster holders (which you can use on both sides) and a sturdy plastic sheet is also supplied to go inside them. I just put some grey board in there to give it some stability, and then stuck my magnetic tape at judicious intervals on the sheets.
How cool is that?