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Saturday, November 6, 2010

My Cricut Cartridge Binder

Hey yall! Happy Saturday! The hubby and I are veggin' out on the couch today watching football and playing Lego Batman on the XBOX, but I wanted to hop online and share a project I finished up yesterday with yall. One of my good friends Sheila, from She's A Sassy Lady, inspired this idea. As you may know, Sheila hosts videos every Saturday on her blog that focus on learning more about your Cricut Gypsy. They are called Gypsy Made Simple Saturdays. If you haven't checked 'em out, I highly recommend that you do. They are awesome! I have learned so much in the short time I have had my Gypsy.

Anyways, a few weeks back during one of videos, Sheila showed us how she keeps track of all of the images on the various Cricut cartridges. She keeps a binder. I just adored this idea from the minute I saw it and I knew I had to make me one. Now, unless I want to, I no longer have to dig out booklets and flip through them when I'm designing/cutting with my Cricut. So I picked up a 1/2" binder at Wal Mart and decided to make a cover for it. You know me...have to decorate up everything. I used the Cricut Create A Critter and Lyrical Letters cartridges and some patterned paper from Imaginisce for my binder. Here is the outside:
 My little hooty tooty...this is my favorite cut on this cartridge!!!
 This little deer is a close second to being a fave though.
 Now, for the inside, I printed off each of the sample sheets (found HERE) for all of the cartridges that I own. I then slipped them into the page protectors that you can buy at any store. I got mine at Wal Mart. I love these page protectors for 2 reasons. One, they make turning the page so smooth and easy. Second, they protect the pages. Since I will use this on a regular basis, it's nice to know that they won't get messed up from daily use. I just love this idea because I have all of my cartridges right at my fingertips...no more digging around forever finding what I need.
Thank you for the inspo Sheila! You rock!

Have a great weekend yall! Happy Scrappin'!!!
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GabyCreates.com said...

Hi Aymee! What a great idea! without seeing this I had already been thinking on printing something like this because the little handbooks are too small for my sight! Thanks for sharing this!

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Kray said...

Aymee, this is a wonderful idea! I am going to have to do this. I am getting a lot of cartridges, so this makes it much easier to go through.

Love That Bug said...

What a great idea.
Thanks for sharing

Audrey Frelx said...

Great idea!

Kristie said...

Thanks Aymee!!! What a great idea the binder is~ I had photocopied all my keyboard covers and was keeping them in the same kind of sheet protectors but I LOVE this BIG and COLOR idea so much better, printing them off as I write to you.
Thanks too for providing the great links, you are just so organized and helpful. I have just started using my Gypsy after having it for an entire YEAR and I love it! Definitely gonna check out Sheila's videos.
Have a great weekend!!!

ownhomedog said...

what a great idea! i think i may have to try this!