Day 13: Organization

Hi everyone!!  I am so sorry! I totally forgot to check yesterday to see if my prescheduled post actually posted on time!  I guess better late than never. . .

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For today, I cheated! I didn’t actually use my Cricut for today’s project, BUT what I did for Day 13 is going to help me to use my Cricut cartridges.

I am in the process of making the handbooks printable so that I can make a binder to hold all the handbook information. To see my printable Cricut handbooks list, click here!

But I need a way to keep the overlays organized. Probably unlike most of you, I do not use my Gypsy hardly ever! I actually plug in cartridges and press the buttons on my Expression machine all the time! That is just the way I like it.

Anyway, so I have seen people making their own little files for their handbooks and overlays so I decided to make some little files of my own! Here they are:

Mini File Details:

  • The files were made from cardstock. I cut the cardstock down to measure 6.75X7inches. Then I scored them so that they were 3.5inches X 6.75inches. Then I attached a file tab to the top of each file so that I could label them.  I chose to use these plastic tabs because they are sturdy and would withstand wear and tear over time.
  • I also rounded the corners of the files with a corner rounder punch just to try to keep them from getting all bent up.

Now I just need to finish them up and get them alphabetized.

I also wanted to show you how I store my actual cartridges. I store my cartridges in a Cgull tote, like the one below (but mine is pink polka dotted fabric rather than leather):

CGull Cricut Cartridge Tote - Brown / Pink Leather
CGull Cricut Cartridge Tote - Brown / Pink Leather

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12 thoughts on “Day 13: Organization

  1. Great idea! I think I will do that and put the handbook and overlay in it. Right now I just have my handbooks & overlays in the middle section of my CGull Cricut Bag and I have to keep digging thru them to find the handbook I need. Do you put your cartridges in any kind of order in your bag? I thought about alphabetical but then I would have to keep moving all of them every time I got a new one.

  2. Great minds think alike 🙂 I have already have started working on my storage solutions. Now I am looking at your folders and wanting to organize them too.

  3. What a great way to store your cartridges!! Thanks for sharing. Mine stay in there boxes. I have less than 20 so they don’t take up too much space… yet! haha. I love your blog. I justed wanted to let you know that!! Thanks again!

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