Hi all! Noelle here today with a quick tip that might just help you manage your crafty time a bit better-a die cut center! I have a “mini center” (above) in my small room, which consists of a simple rolling cart (like a TV cart) and it houses my Cricut Expression, my Big Shot (used to be my Cuttlebug, but I got a Big Shot for Christmas!), and all the coordinating pads, mats, cartridges, and dies. I keep my cartridges, booklets and overlays in a cartridge bag on the floor next to the cart. A die cut center is a great way to make your room’s flow and functionality increase. I have found it best over the years that it really helps to keep all like things together, in other words all papers should be near each other, all stamps should be together, and the same goes for die cutting. Some people like to separate electronic die cutting from press die cutting, and that’s fine too. I know I tend to use the Cricut primarily for scrapbooking, and the Big Shot more for cards, so it would work for me to have the two kinds of cutting separate, if I had room-that is! I found some options that I can dream about for the future, check them out…..
This first one is just ideal. I love the cabinetry underneath to house just about everything you could need to use with your machines. I also love the long countertop which would give you plenty of room to cut things before you need to pile things up. What I wouldn’t give for all this space!
This next one is more like what I have, but I love that her cart is taller (she tells you where to get one in the comments below the photo) and has a drawer in it, she also has gorgeous custom-made dustcovers over her machines for when they’re not in use! Very cool!
I think even a vintage dresser would make an AMAZING start for a die cut center. If I can find a secondhand one small enough, I might end up replacing that old TV cart at some point!
Have a great weekend!