Saturday, February 12, 2011

Cricut Storage

Still Hoping Across the 50 I see..... Well, good! I have an awesome project I just couldn't wait to show you gals!
I absolutely LOVE this new storage container I just bought for my Cricut Carts. In keeping with some of our favorite projects, I saw this idea and added my own touch to it. I bought these amazing VHS containers that hold 20 VHS tapes at a thrift store for $2! I immediately knew I wanted to make file folders to make it easier for me to find my carts. I have 52 carts and sometimes it can get tough to find specific ones. I saw the idea for the file folders and "ding" went the lightbulb. This was perfect size, and since I bought 2 I can always expand in the future. Right now it houses my carts as well. Which is perfect.

I took a permanent marker and wrote on the tops what each cart was, then quickly whipped up this little plastic canvas divider. It keeps all the carts from moving around and falling over. The pink container I bought at Walmart for $2 as well. It will hold 50 carts (more if you don't use the divider). I cut the file folders out of "From My Kitchen" cartridge. I used Q,W, & E. Then I took small round letter stickers and adhered one to each. Easy! This took me less than an hour to complete. Eventually I want to make a cut from each cart and add it to the appropriate file folder to decorate them.
This is a really easy project that took me less than a few hours to complete and makes finding my carts much easier! I can't wait to go to my next big crop and show it off!

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Shannon Lefew of My Scrappy Creations at
http://shannonleffew.blogspot.com/
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Kathy of Creative Cutter at
http://www.creativecutter.org
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22 comments:

Mariam said...

this is a BRILLIANT idea!!! I should get started organizing my carts before I get any more! LOL!

alohalisa said...

Great organizing idea! Thanks for sharing!
lisa_williamson2004 @ yahoo dot com

Teela said...

I love this idea!

Kards by Kathi said...

Love your storage idea. I did something similar using photo boxes and also cut my dividers from the Kitchen cart. Thanks for your state, your time and your talent.

The Crafty Aunt! said...

What an awesome idea!!!
Sally
opolski07@gmail.com

Gina said...

What an awesome idea!! Thanks for sharing. I'm not a follower..
Gina
glscarbrough@gmail.com

Rockin Robin Caldwell said...

I so need to organize my carts...they are stored, like my photos..in shoe boxes. Shame on me!! Great idea!! Hugs, Rockin Robin C (stampinsavage at yahoo dot com)

zenderzoocrew said...

Love the box. I still haven't figured out the best organization for my carts but love this idea!
Jen from Ohio
zenderzoocrew@yahoo

sleeplesswonder said...

Great idea. TFS.
Hugs,
Melissa D
mkds312@hotmail.com
www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

doverdi said...

Great storage idea. TFS!

Mrs.Debbie said...

TFS Sharing a part of you and where you live and sharing your crafts.

Trisha said...

Nice way to easily find your cartridges. Thanks for sharing your idea and I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

jodi_599 said...

I love the organization system, but I am mostly drooling over your collection. I'm a newbie and only have two!

Teri A said...

I love your idea
Thank you,
Teri
teri dot barefoot at gmail dot com

opasnana said...

Lovin' the blog hop! Thanks for the great organizing idea.

Lovebug Creations said...

What a great storage idea!!! Love seeing new ideas on ways to improve organization!! TFS!!!

Kimi

kmbrlysue22 at yahoo dot com

Lisa said...

Great idea!!

patti said...

Great Idea! pjseagers at hotmail dot com

2LilPrincesses said...

awesome idea!!! you have a lot of carts!!! I think I havw 14 and my husband thinks that's too many! :)

zentner.candace at gmail.com

CherylP said...

Great idea!! TFS

sroper1 said...

thanks for sharing

msmillcreek said...

what a good idea! i may have to steal this:) millcreekroofing@aol.com