Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My new cuttlebug storage using Cricut Everyday cartridge and From My Kitchen Cricut cartridges

Hello, my sweet blogging friends!

A few of you requested pictures of my new Cuttlebug storage and I was planning on showing some of it to you this week. However, since you guys asked I decided to show you the whole thing!

I have been on a craft room cleaning mission lately. My cuttlebug storage has bugged me for a long time now, so I needed to come up with something better. I bought some jet max cubes and noticed that the drawers would be perfect for storing both the folders and the plates.

To decorate the outside of my drawers I used my Imagine, printable vinyl, Lori's Garden Imagine cartridge, Cricut Everyday cricut cartridge(this cartridge is a Cricut circle exclusive), and the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art cartridge(for the font). 

Both cuttlebugs were cut using the Cricut Everyday cartridge. I cut the font using the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art.
I like the color palate that come with the Lori's Garden cartridge, so I chose it to color in the wording and pieces for the cuttlebug.
This is just layered printable vinyl. It was super easy to do!

Then by using the From My Kitchen cartridge and my Imagine I made the dividers out of the recipe cards on the cartridge. Then I used my Your Story to laminate it. This will make it last a lot longer and makes it much more substancial.


To save on ink in my Imagine, I only cut the recipe cards at 4". I then added extra paper to the bottom(I used just plain white cardstock and my ATG gun) later to make the dividers the height I wanted. Laminating this with my Your Story increases the stability and will make it last much longer.
This green print is from the Lori's Garden Imagine cartridge. I just love it!

Ok, that is it! Not a very hard thing to do, but just a little time consuming. These drawers are the perfect size for my folders though. I am so glad they were on sale a few weeks ago at Michael's!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you all back here tomorrow!!

Have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!


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79 comments:

Short Scrapper said...

Nice solution! Gotta love "the cubes"!

Anonymous said...

Way 2 Mel!!! Great idea!! It is so much fun 2 organize and come up with innovative ideas for the craft room!




Joan Smith

Cindylu2u said...

Love how you decorated the cube, mine are stored in a plastic container and I have to sort thru to see what I want, will check into these, thanks!!
Cindy

Ann said...

What a great idea! Isn't it great to be organized and have everything right at your touch! Love it!
Mstgane
ANN

byAnnette said...

Looks Great!

Sparksgal said...

Love it! I just went through organizing my room also. TFS!!

Jennifer H said...

Love the decorations on your storage. Very cute! Organizing Rules!

Helen said...

I love this idea!! Now, if only I had my own room -- LOL!

Dakota Bear said...

Very nice idea! I will keep it in mind, if I get tired of storing the folders in three ring binders.

Rebecca said...

Ooh, great storage idea and I love the recipe card dividers! TFS

Terrie Mathison said...

WOW! Nice organization. I always have trouble with my folders and plates. Wish I had your collection!

jdahmen said...

SOOO jealous, I need more space in my craft room. I suggested to my children that mommy could use their playroom as my craft room, but they shot me down:(

Amy said...

Wow, this is a fabulous idea! I love that you can use your Cricut for projects like this.

Sahily said...

Great idea!

Northwoodszoo said...

Great ideas, inspiring me to some avoided spring cleaning...

Nancy said...

I love this!! You should show more ideas like this. I have a small craft room so I am always looking for ways to store everything neatly so I can but more!!

Kate said...

What a great idea! And how perfect that the drawers are just the right size! I love your cuts on the front of the drawers, too.

ScrappyMama said...

Great storage solution!!! My Cuttlebug supplies have been buggin' me for awhile now too & I need to get them organized. I tried the little blue folder but it's kind of a pain to access, etc & I swear that's why I don't use them very often.

ScrappyMama said...

OOPS!!!! I wanted to ask if you have any idea how many folders your cube will hold? Thanks!

afullwood said...

Great idea! I have got to get that kitchen cart!

Glora said...

Awesome idea. I absolutely LOVE it. It is SO nice to have things neat and organized. Then they are easy to find when you need them. Hugs- Glora

Lisa said...

This is fantastic!!! I don't have as many as you, but I have been looking for a storage solution for cuttlebug folders. Thanks for sharing!

Corrie M. said...

WOW! Love your collection of folders! Great storage solution, wish I had that many to use your idea . . . but I might need it for my clear stamp collection that seems to be growing daily!

Betsy said...

Seems like you can never have enough storage space! My husband got me a Workbox for Christmas, and I'm already running out of room for all the stuff I've bought over the last few months. I think I need to reorganize everything I put in it to make better use of the space. I love your idea for storing your CB folders/plates! Mine are just in a plastic crate, and I have to sort through the whole thing to find what I want.

Carolee said...

Looks great. I love it when my tools are organized.

snappy scrappy said...

Great idea and it's pretty too!!

Betsy said...

Now I want that, too! Great idea. Could you possibly share a photo of the whole unit? I can't quite see what is under the drawers. It looks like one whole unit.

Miranda said...

Awesome Idea!

MeGlo said...

To be so organized.... I'm jealous! :) Thanks for letting me dream...

Scrapper69 said...

What a great idea Melanie! I don't own any jetmax... Maybe once I expand this room I might get some.... but I really like the drawer idea and the seperation of them.... right now most of mine are stored in a 3 ring binder.... in pockets I can get 4 on each side... That has worked so far... but I got a bunch more now that don't fit so maybe I need to get another 3 ring binder or come up with a different solution! :o)

Carol said...

What a fabulous idea for your cuttlebug tools! TFS

Kaycee said...

Awesome organization! I really need to do something like this. My scrapbook stuff got put in the dining room and it's a mess! LOL.

Linda said...

Fantastic idea! I love how you label everything. Wnderful!

Linda said...

Love what you did! I need to do that for my clear plastic drawers that house my bling, inks, stamps, etc.

Tammy said...

Great solution....great cuts!
smiles...Tammy

Karen Wilson said...

what a fantastic idea!! TFS!

Jennie said...

Very cleaver! I love it!
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TropicalWon said...

Hello Mel,

That's a great idea!! Very creative!! I love how organized it is!! Thanks for sharing it with us!!
Amanda

Donna said...

Well, you have me beat! Any extra time? I could use a hand, for sure!

Really great ideas.

Thank you for sharing and wishing you a blessed Easter! Donna
grandma4five

mary said...

I was wondering if the cube with 4 drawers would work for c folders. I love the cuttlebug cuts. I don't have access to those carts. I need to find a solution for the folders, also. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

Great way to organize your folders and dies. :)

lindagk23 said...

Great storage idea! I love the dividers and how you decorated the outside of the cube drawers! Thanks for sharing.

Cori said...

Love the dividers - they are super cute!
I may have to steal that Idea LOL!
TFS

Rachel said...

Love this storage solution! Organizing is right up my alley. :) Very good idea and cute too!

Kelly said...

I love you idea....too bad that i don't have the cartridge...

Vanessa said...

How perfect is that! Not only is it functional but it looks great! Thanks for sharing!

Angela said...

Pefect-a-mundo!

Luria said...

Nice idea. TFS

Luria

Cathy said...

When can you come over and do mine?

Cynthia B. said...

So organized and neat! Right now, my embossing folders are in a plastic shoebox. I keep "collecting" more though, so I may have to think about a better system like this in the future! TFS!

Julia said...

Nice job at orginizing!

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-mandy said...

That is so neat! You are so organized!
-Mandy
hull.mandy@yahoo.com

Karen said...

Great organization idea! Love the recipe card dividers. Where do you get jetmax cubes?

Brenda said...

I wish I could be that organized. Thanks for sharing.

jamme said...

What a slick idea for storage. It is my constant struggle to keep things organized so I can find what I need when I need it.

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

Fabulous idea! TFS!

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Great storage idea! Thanks for sharing.

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, I should do the same! Great solution and like the cubes!

Nati Tristan said...

I love how you have it set up!

huzzah616 (Christy) said...

Loving how you store you stuff!!

Rock Girl Designs said...

Wholly Moley! Thank you for sharing! This is such a cool idea!

Rock Girl
bobbi
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SHELLEE said...

Perfect solution! Thanks for sharing!
Shellee

kkay214 said...

Great idea. Looks great tooo!

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Snowmanlover said...

looks great Mel Love your room anyway!

Tiffmc said...

Wonderful storage ideas, thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

Love how organized that you are. I wish I had the room to do that. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.

Stephanie Austin said...

Your Locker layout is adorable. And the answer to why you're behind with your son's book is ~ you're a mom and as moms we are ALWAYS behind in something LOL - imagine how far behind you'd be without the Cricut - GO CRICUT!!!

Toodles
Stephanie
The Scrappin' Diva

RAP said...

Love this! Thanks for the idea.

marcia said...

super smart! I don't have too many folders yet, so I should do this now before I'm overwhelmed. :)

Debc06 said...

Love michaels and those cubes. Ready to get more soon. Thanks for the tip.
Debbie
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

Kerry--Momma K said...

I love this. Very organized.
Kerry

mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

Susan said...

Love the storage and I have this cartridge and LOVE it!! I am organizing my space all the time!

mamawcindy said...

I love how you decorated your storage unit.And I love how you used the recipe Card divider's. So creative. I'm needing more storage. Running out of room. Thank's for the inspiration. :0)
Cindy M.

Noelle said...

Super Cute! I love the organizational stuff! Just wish I had room for one of these...

JoAnne said...

This is a wonderful solution. Great idea.

Cindy said...

I your storage! I wish I had room for it. :( Great work!

Rhonda V. said...

I need to call around and see if my local Michael's carries JetMax. My friend in CA has gotten them and I've been so envious!

You've inspired me to try and find one, thank you!!!

Ruby said...

Super Cute Idea

Linda Dale said...

I love this so much I went out and bought the same cube. I am in the process of organizing my now. How do you store the very small either folders or ones that cut? Thanks www.thefruitofmyhands.blogspot.com

 
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