Sunday, June 26, 2011

Organizing Cartridges and Blogoversary Update

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Have you ever looked for an object and been frustrated because you could not put your hand on it immediately?  I know I sure have been. I decided it was time to organize my Cricut cartridges to a system that was user and space friendly.  After seeing a post the other day about organizing, I thought what a great idea. I need to do that! So, I purchased a couple photo boxes at Michaels since they were on sale 3 for $5.00.

This morning I began alphabetizing and documenting titles on dividers.

Then I created a binder for the carts. My daughter helped with the sewing. My binder may not be the prettiest, but it sure is easy to use! Until I come up with another idea, I think this is going to work much better.
 I used a sheet protector with a piece of colored cardstock and divided it into 3 columns.
Then my daughter sewed on the lines that I had drawn. I cut a slit on the top of each pocket to store each individual cartridge. They will also be filed in ABC order on each page.

I would love to know how you organize some of your supplies. Here are my buttons and brads.
I bought these boxes at Joanns for $1.99 minus the coupon that gives a 40% discount. This system works great. I sure do like being able to go to one section and look for the size or shape since they are sorted by color. 
 Now I need to work on organizing my gems and florals. Any suggestions?
Lastly, I am going to share the next batch of goodies I bought yesterday since I now have 600 followers. The metallic cardstock is awesome. Plus there are some brads, ribbons, and frames. I may take another trip to a different set of stores in the Villages this week, so there could be even more.  I would like to add some buttons and craft thread. :)
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Until next time,
Georgiana : )


  1. Your storage solution for the Cricut carts is way cool, I really like it. TFS! ~Shen

  2. Great storage ideas! TFS! I just bought the artbin for cartridges at joanns. Congrats on 600 :)

  3. I love how you have organized your cartridges!!!

  4. How funny, that's what I have done with my booklets.. haven't decided what to do with my carts yet..

  5. Great job on organizing your cartridges. When I get more I may have to use this idea but for not they just sit on a bookshelf. Also your daughter did a great job on the sewing. :) Tfs and have a great day. :)

  6. Very good idea of organizing! Still I have a few scrap booking things and this system of storing is not actual here.. But maybe oneday..))

  7. What a cool idea for you cartrides. Thank you for sharing.

    Precious Hugs

  8. what a super cool idea of storing the

  9. You are so organized- I LOVE IT! Glad I'm not the only one who is completely crazy with organizing my scrap stuff! :)Amy

  10. Hi Georgiana,
    I just love your blog!! You always inspire me with your creations and have great tips too :0)
    I am passing an award on to you, please stop by my blog to pick up. Have a wonderful day :0)

  11. What a great way to organize Cricut carts! The photo boxes are a great idea and I think your binder for the carts is genius! I too, have to organize everything...even individual papers by color :)


  12. I love the cricut storage. I'm using the snapware ribbon box idea but my booklets are divided in a similar fashion. I love the little divider boxes you use for your buttons and brads! I'm a bit addicted to them lately. I also store my paper flowers by color and size in them. Congrats on 600 followers!!! TFS :)

  13. Great storage solutions! My dad lives in the villages what store do you go to to find all the scrap stuff?
    p.s. I have an award for you on my blog:)

  14. You're way more organized with me with buttons, I buy big bags of factory extras that are all mixed together, so I just throw them in one of those decorative boxes with the pretty pattern on them so it looks neat, and when I need buttons, I dump it, pick through, lift my desk protector so it makes a funnel and sweep them back in the box haha I used to have them organized, but I find the big box thing works well for me. My brads are organized by color, but I fall down on the button side because I literally have thousands.

    - Jodi
    Crafty Creations With Jodi

  15. Wow what a great system for your cartridges and much less then those fancy binders that I have been eyeing. TFS


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