Friday, April 5, 2013

Vital Organization: Cricut Cartridges

Are you getting swamped (in a great and wonderful way) with all your awesome Cricut Cartridges? I know I am! I decided I needed a way to quickly scan the cartridges I own. I created a laminated fan of the cricut cartridges and organized them in groups of fonts and shapes. I use it to get a sense of the kind of cuts each cartridge has, creative inspiration when I am stumped, and to make decisions about fonts.

To do this I photocopied the back of each of my cartridges, cut them out and placed them in the two groups. Some cartridges have both font and shapes but I based it on what was predominant. Once organized I placed them back to back and laminated them using my Your Story Laminating Machine. Then, I placed a sticker labeling them with a letter and number. Font cartridges are labeled F1, F2, F3, etc. Shape Cartridges are labeled S1, S2, etc. Next, I hole punched them in the upper left corner and attached them with a binder ring.

Next, I organized the cartridges, overlays and booklets. I used a sharpie to label the cartridges and placed them into two containers. Next, I attached a sticker to the booklets using the assigned code. I separated the booklets and overlays in a photo box. I have one photo box for each group. 


You can adjust this strategy to how you search your cartridges. Maybe you have more seasonal ones or like to search by style. Also there is nothing stopping you from creating more than two groups.

Please feel free to comment, add suggestions, or tell me how you organize your cartridges! I would love to hear it!

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, Emily, you are so organized! I appreciate your tips and pictures. I'm inspired to go and organize my craft supplies so they're more accessible. Thanks!