Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Cuttlebug A2 folder storage

I knew I would do it. I should have done it in the first place. Why I didn't I shall never know *okie thinks her mind is a mystery to her sometimes and causes her too much work*. But this morning I did it. I made a .cut file for the Cuttlebug A2 folders.

I made the CUTTLEBUG A2 PLANTIN version and the CUTTLEBUG A2 GEORGE version. Yes you heard right. I did one for the Expressions and one for the baby bug. I couldn't forget those that don't have the E *it wasn't that long ago that okie only had the baby bug*

I haven't gotten around to do the ones for the combo sets, borders or 2x2 squares. But I likely will eventually.

The assembly should be the same for both versions.

I inked this version just to decorate it more. I hand wrote the name of the folder on the tab. And YES....I will likely be redoing all the folders I made yesterday *okie needs serious help...mentally that is*. I want to make them colored coded. Ya know like orange for Fall, green for Christmas, red for Valentines, etc.

Here is the cut. The PS version will cut two to a 12x12 sheet of cardstock and the George will cut one on the baby bug. In the pictures I only did the first tab version but there are mats to make graduated tabs. The mats are all labeled. I also made a divider if you want to divide by theme and such.

There is a first tab, middle tab and last tab. So 3 tabs in all. I can't really but them in alphabetical order this way....but come on folks I am not that anal!! NO COMMENTS FROM THE PEANUT GALLERY!! *okie gets a stick to bonk anyone on the head that wants to comment on that*


This is where you score. The score lines will cut for you so no measuring if you don't want to measure. And if you do...well I don't remember the measurements. If they dont seem to line up right just score 1/8" of an inch away from the first score line. I have them lined up correctly on the .cut file but as you know sometimes these machines have their own ideas about things!

I did score one and then pretty much lined up with the second set of score lines, and it was 1/8" of an inch *okay okie is that anal, she will admit*.

I used a ruler and an embossing stylus to do my embossing, but use what you wish. This was just the method I used because it gives me a smaller score line than my Crafters Companion does.

Here is a side view of how the cuttlebug embossing folder will look in it's new home *okie thinks her little cuttlebug folder even smiled in it's new home*.

Due to this version being specific for the width of the A2 folders. Like I said I will try to get ones done for the borders, combo dies and the 2x2 folders. Maybe I will work on those files today and maybe I won't.

I still gotta get that dang Tinkberbell card done before the child turns 5! HA HA HA *okie so cracks herself up*

To emboss the front you will need to put the NONE tabbed side of the folder in the cuttlebug folder.

You will also have to emboss it sideways. But of course if you want to turn it the other way you can. It is totally up to you.

Don't worry you won't break your cuttlebug, I have embossed this way quite a few times and it works just fine. But if you are afraid then just do it the othe way.


This is how it looks after embossed *okie makes oohh and ahh sounds to herself*. Now once you have done this you can make labels for the tabs if you wish, in the edges and or the embossed image, the sky is the limit on how you want to decorate them.

I think this gives you a quick reference to what the folder looks like embossed and I truly do like this method. Just wish I would have done this yesterday and saved me all the measuring, cutting, corner rounding etc. *okie sighs* but ya know sometimes it is better to reinvent the wheel!

65 comments:

  1. Well will have to change my comment as what I was first thinking would have gotten my a stick up side my head LOL
    Great job on reinventing the wheel Okie :-) And thanks as always for sharing your brain power with us *mine is in reverse most of the time* LOL

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  2. Thank you! I will put this to good use!

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  3. What gorgeous creations you have here! Love your ideas. Have a great day!

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  4. This is great! Thank you so much for thinking this up and sharing with us. I'm going to go work on it right now!!!! :)

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  5. Thank you so much! I was just thinking that there had to be a way to store these folders! That will teach me to forget about checking your blog in such a long time! TFS!

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  6. You are so clever! That is a wonderful idea. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Linda

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  7. Where do you store the folders once you are done?

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  8. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THE CUTTLEBUG FOLDERS. SURE BEATS HAVING TO LOOK THROUGH A BUNCH OF THEM BEFORE YOU FIND THE ONE YOU WANT. GREAT IDEA.

    THANKS,
    BOBBI

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  9. Great job OKIE. Girl with all this organizing you've been up to your gonna need a vacation, LOL.

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  10. Okie, this was a great idea because I have 28 folders and when I'm looking for a particular folder I usually find it towards the end. I think I will also use color grouping too. Like red for the Christmas ones and blue for the birthdays ones, etc. Thank you for making and sharing this.

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  11. oo okie if you didn't live so far away I would jump on my bike to comeover and give you a hug, but since it is a very long bike ride to you from Holland I just will keep i with a Cyber hug (((( OKIE)))) hihihi
    you are a doll te design and share this with us. Thank you so mutch.

    Big Hug, Linda

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  12. Great idea Okie! I have downloaded the file and can't wait to cut it. TFS

    Lesley (Himmykitty)

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  13. Another great idea! Thanks - I was just "digging" thru my box of folders yesterday and dumping them all out on the floor - really great idea!

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  14. You do know you're a goddess right??

    Love you tons!

    I thought I was happy with my CB folder storage until you went and did this!

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  15. Thank you so much for showing us another great storage idea! You've missed your calling (you should be a professional organizer).

    Thanks again.

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  16. Okie-What a great idea! Thanks for sharing your cut files so that we can try to be as organized as you are! You are wonderful to take the time to design them for both the E and the baby! : )

    Linda

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  17. Okie

    You are a genius and now I just gotta try this too. Today I picked up my 2nd set of nesties and combined them with my first set - then I thought I should Alter the CD case - CUTE! Now I need to alter other cases that have stamps! NOW I GOTTA ALTER AND REORGANIZE MY CBUG FOLDERS! aaggggggggggghhhhhh!

    STOP THE INSANITY!!!! Love your blog! You are great

    Marilyn C.
    Oakland Tennessee

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  18. Thanks Okie! i just made these!I still need to label them, and wait patiently for your file to cut folders for the borders and small cb folders. I don't think i'm going to put too much time into inking them right now (gasp!) because I'm afraid I may have to make them over in the near future. What type of CS did you use? I'm not sure that mine's sturdy enough.

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  19. Thank you for this one!!! I just got a Cuttlebug and already have 10 folders. I have been wondering how I was going to store them. This is perfect!! Thank you soooo much for sharing.

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  20. You are awesome!!!!! I can't wait to get started organizing!!!!

    Jessica

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  21. You are so wonderful. These are fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing.
    Marian

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  22. Okie
    Thank you so very much for the cut file for the folders. I also am using them for my Nestabilities I placed a magnetic sheet inside and used my atg gun to glue the magnetic sheet to the inside of the folder and placed my dies on it. It works great!!! Thank you!!
    God Bless you always
    Leann

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  23. Okie, you are just the queen of it! Great job on the CB folders. Thanks for being so generous.

    Good job on the smoking. I was a lunatic smoker for years and years and years. Decided one day that I was done and haven't touched one since. That will be 17 years in April. If I can do it, you can do it. Feel free to email me anytime you need to say sweary words rather than light up.

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  24. awesome Okie! thanks for sharing. See you on the MB!

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  25. Thanks so much for another awesome creation!

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  26. Thanks Okie! I'm going to change these a little bit, and use them as dividers in my cropperhopper photo storage box.

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  27. Holy smokes this is great!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  28. I second that- Holy Smokies Okie - bloody awesome!!!!
    Thanks a big bunch, now I have work to do...

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  29. Wow, Okie! These are awesome! I have been trying to figure out something different from the packages they come in! Thanks for sharing your cut files!

    CindyS. from Cricut MB

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  30. Thank you for these cut files. I downloaded the George one and just recently updated to the E and I was so happy to see that you did the file in both. That is just so great of you and I really appreciate it since. I have both carts but only have the trial of DS for now.
    Thanks again.

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  31. Thanks a bunch Okie.
    Going to be busy now....especially with ordering more, and more, and more of these CB folders!!!
    You are the greatest!

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  32. Thanks Okie. I am going to start making folders today. I just started with this so will help me practice and try out new folders. You are a real inspiration and so full of ideas. Not only that you are hysterical. Keep it coming.

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  33. Thank you so much, I really appreciate you sharing the files. I have started watching your videos as well. Keep it up you are doing a great job and I am learning lots of nice tips.

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  34. From one fellow 'Okie' to another, "Thank you so very much". I have been looking for a way to organize my folders...but being a former librarian...I will have to alphabetize them. Just the way my brain works. Anyway, love your folders. And thank you again. You rock!

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  35. From one fellow 'Okie' to another, "Thank you so very much." I have been looking for a way to organize my folders & I LOVE these! Being a former librarian, I WILL have to alphabetize them. It's just the way my brain works. Anyway, thanks again. You ROCK!

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  36. LOVE THESE! Thank you so much for remembering us baby buggers!

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  37. Hey Okie,
    I ran across this idea of yours for the Cuttlebug folders and I want you to know I spent all afternoon today, cutting, (using your cut file, thank you), and embossing and filing my folders. Now I can honestly say I have used each and every one of my Cuttlebug folders! LOL. I think I have finally come to the conclusion that I am a collector and not a scrapper. I can spend hours re-organizing and collecting, but when it comes time to creating something, I get intimidated or something.

    Anyway, thanks so much for sharing your cut file and I love your blog and all the creative things you have here.

    DebbyS

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  38. This is wonderful!! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Thanks you kindly for your generosity in sharing your file. I love it!

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  40. This is a fabulous storage tip! Thank you so much for the tutorial. I blogged about it and put a link back here.

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  41. You are absolutely amazing! Thanks for the free file to help anal people like myself organize the cuttlebug folders.

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  42. Oh I just found this and it is a wonderful idea! but I can't open the file.I think I will get my gypsy and see if I can do it. I can't get George on my Gypsy but I think I have Plantin.
    Thanks Okie!

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  43. I just love this idea. Now I just need to find something to put them in.

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  44. Great idea and very pretty. I finished my yesterday and now I want to make some for my spellbinder folders. Being new to Design Studio I can't get the tab to attach to the divider. Each time I try they cut separately. How do you layer the two together without the comma attached. Hide contour did not work on the tab. Can you help me

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  45. Great idea and very pretty. I finished mine yesterday and now want to make some for my spellbinders. I am new to Desing Studio and can not get the tab to cut with the divider. I tried layering it on top and on bottom, but still did not work. Also tried to hide countour on the comma at the bottom of the tab. Unable to hide it. Can you help please? Thank you

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  46. Darlene you just make sure you click weld on the object you are making the tab with. If you use the one I did then once you weld you won't see it. DS will cut the outside edges only. You can always click preview *the eyeball* to see if your pieces are going to cut right, the cut part will be a dark outline.

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  47. Thank you. The mystery is now solved and why did I not think of that?

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  48. This is the best idea, yet. Thank you so much for sharing.
    You are amazing!
    Carol

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  49. I just found this and love it! But I am totally lost on how to do it. I have no idea what you mean by George and I don't know how to find and use the pattern for making these. I don't have a cuttlebug, but I do have a big shot and I believe they are compatible. I really need some help here. thank you so much!
    Julia
    KeptFemale@aol.com

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  50. I LOVE U!♥♥♥ THANK U THANK U

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  51. This is so awesome!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! Where did the Okie come from? I'm guessing where you live. I have a friend whom uses "okie" instead of "okay" while using messaging services. You guys are twins as far as comments and thought process goes! She is the type who would measure out score lines to the 1/8th of an inch.

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  52. Thank you so much for this file and the idea. Do you have a file for the larger embossing folders? I believe they are 5x7. Also, what do you store your folders in?

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  53. Kathleen I do have the cut file for the larger one. If you want to shoot me an email at okie_ladybug at swbell dot com I will be glad to send it to you. I am able to fit them in the same drawer as the regular, but I turn them sideways in the drawer.

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  54. hi there how do i download this file have but only get a load of funny squares ect ,good oz girl

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  55. This is awesome! Linda from The Paper Boutique sent me your way. You have some great stuff. TFS!

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  56. When I click the link, it tells me the file is unavailable. Help! I used to have this .cut file but lost it when my computer crashed. Can Okie or anyone send me this file, please?? Thank you!

    KristineWhittaker@gmail.com

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  57. Yay for you .. and Yay for me. If you is happy so am I. gonna use these, fursur!! TFS

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  58. OMG, I use these all the time, they are wonderful!!! Thank you so much, you are the best.

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  59. OMG, I use these all the time, they are wonderful!!! Thank you so much, you are the best.

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  60. Love this idea! I hope I get to use it...I don't know if I will b/c I don't own Design Studio. Will this work with the Cricut Craft Room? If it won't, is there anyway you could please adapt it into a file CCR can use?

    Also, where do you place the first score line after the cut? I've got the 1/8 but it doesn't say anywhere where the first score should be.

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  61. Thank you for this. I can't wait to get some done and organize mine, (smile to self as she thinks she wants to be like okie)

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  63. Love your idea and am going to start making them for all my folders. Question: what do you store all these beautiful embossed folders in now? Did you create a custom size box?

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    1. I have one of the Ikea Expedit units and I store them in a drawer in that. I use to keep them in DVD crates before that. It makes it easy to find what you need.

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