Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cricut Cartridge Storage - VIDEO

I had posted some pictures on Facebook of a container I got at Staples to store my cartridges. The container is a Really Useful Box *okie wonders how many people are going to understand that is the name* and is the 4L size. I had quite a few responses and thought I would make a video showing the container and how it works. In the video I said it holds 74 carts, but it actually holds 84 cartridges.

The little boxes in that I keep my carts in are made from a .cut file I made years ago. The file uses George and cuts 3 at a time. I had another file that cut more but I am unable to find it right now. Here is the file for the one I have...CRICUT CARTRIDGE BOX and hopefully you guys can download this. I am trying Google Docs to store the file and not sure if it will work.

Here is the video....



If you are unable to get to a Staples or find the Really Useful Boxes they can be ordered online at REALLY USEFUL PRODUCTS. I would like to thank Kymberlee of The Paper Midwife for sharing this information with me!

So you don't have to go searching for the handbook video I am re-posting it now in case you want to see more details on the handbook storage and missed it before.



UPDATE: I have been asked to post how many handbooks the 9L containers hold and it really depends on the handbooks you are using. I would say you can fit approximately 30-40 handbooks to a box, it depends on if it is a full content, lite or solutions handbook.

37 comments:

  1. Nice video. I could use a box like that for my carts. No Staples around here but maybe I'll find one in one of the other office supplies stores. You are just too darn organized!
    pjballew

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  2. Thanks Okie, that is a great box.

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  3. I think I might be taking a trip to staples tomorrow.
    If I can get you file to download. Now would you come up and organize my scrap room for me, please...........ROTFLOL!!!!
    Nobody would really tackle my scrap room. My sweetie was the one that helped me keep it organized before. He could organizer any and everything..I can organize nothing!!! It just seems to pile up.

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  4. Ohh...I forgot to post the most important thing!! THANKS!!

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  5. Andrea if the file doesn't download shoot me an email and I will email you the .cut file. I really like this system!!

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  6. so good to hear from you. have the cut file and love it!!!!
    Sandy R.

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  7. I LOVE this box!!! This is a great idea!! And you had me LOL!!! I loved your video! The wart thing cracked me up!! Hilarious!! :)
    ♥ Laura ♥
    tweetyb@satx.rr.com
    http://laurascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

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  8. Gee hearing you is even more comical than reading you. Hope that didn't offend you cause I think you enjoy being funny.
    I do a system kinda-sorta like yours .. except .. I put a velcro dot on the cart. and the other piece on the manila folder .. so they are "together". I is lazy. Yes it takes more 9l's but the ones I have latch together. Mark A -- S on one and T -- Z on the other.
    That's the way this lazy ol' lady does hers. Thanks for all your wonderful words and "stuff"

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  9. This is the best idea I have seen in some time!!! You are one creative and clever gal. For some reason I can't open the cut file. Can you give me specific directions or sizes so that I duplicate something similar? PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you.
    L.K.
    ck14240@windstream.net

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  10. You crack me up, I love your storage system! Off to Staple tomorrow. I downloaded the Cricut cartridge box, but I can't open it. What program do I need to open it? Thanks! :)
    Jen
    jenny dot naus at yahoo dot com

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  11. I'm convinced...hitting Staples tomorrow :)

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  12. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [24 Aug 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  13. Great idea - thanks for sharing! I think its the best storage system I've seen thus far!

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  14. Great idea! TFS! I think its the best organization tip i've seen thus far for carts and booklets.

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  15. Glad to see you back! You are so funny! Thanks for the video and the cut file. I am going to use this system also. How many books does the storage box hold?

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  16. Loved your video you cracked me up and made my morning a little brighter.
    Debby

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  17. Love this idea for the carts Okie!! Glad that you are back to videoing again, you are such fun to watch! You always crack me up and I am glad that your wart is gone!!! LOL I have my cart books and overlays like you do, so now I need the box for the carts. Will be looking for them at my Staples. Thanks for the video, I will be looking for some more!!!! LOL So get crackin'! LOL Just kidding, but love your videos!!

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  18. Guess I'll get started cutting the little boxes for my cartridges.

    I do store my handbooks and overlays in the same type of container but instead of making a folder for each one, I just made a tabbed divider page using white cardstock and stood them up between each of mine. Sort of like a divider in a recipe box.

    That doesn't use as much cardstock and works okay for me since I seldom get the handbooks out to use. I just find stuff in Design Studio.

    Glad you posted the video!

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  19. Great organizing idea. I have been trying to decide how to organize my Cricut cartridges (out of the boxes) and this looks like the system I will use. Love it! Good to see you posting again, hope everything is getting better for you and you have a great day.

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  20. Love your storage ideas. Thanks for the videos.

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  21. Could you post how many handbooks you were able to fit in the taller box? I know you said 84 carts in the skinny box. Just trying to figure out how many of each I will need to get. Thanks for such a great video and wonderful idea. I love it!!!!!

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  22. Okie.....you crack me up!!!! Keep the video's comin', the're great!!
    By the way, I made the little boxes and folder thingy's for my cartridges also. Thanks to you. Now I want that dang plastic box!! Love it all, Janber

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  23. I LOVE, LOVE this idea Okie! You are AMAZING! Of course you already knew that! haha! This is wayyy better storage and looks like it will work better for me than all those other crazy storage ideas/systems out there! Thanks for the file cuts too..... Boy... I've got lots of work to do! :o)

    Theresa

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  24. This is the best cartridge solution I have seen. I did the ribbon box with the plastic mesh dividers and it was OK, then I thought I had to have the new Iris cartridge/handbook box but it doesn't hold the cartridges tightly and they fall out of place when you move the box. Thanks for this tutorial, I am going to go purchase both boxes. I don't have near that many cartridges, but I can dream.

    syoung6987 at aol dot com

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  25. Ok I love this idea but what did you do with all your cartridge boxes? I would love to have all my handbooks in something because I use them but I don't use the overlays or the cartridges. I always use my Gypsy. BUT when I go to a friends it would be so nice to have this set up. So if you could tell me what you did with all those lovely boxes that would be great.
    Thanks, Linda

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  26. just to let you know I went to staples this morning near my home, and they didnt have this size. I then ran over to office max, and they did. THey are also on sale right not buy one get one half off

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  27. OMG! You are such a crazy lady! This is some "Really Useful" info!I love this idea! Wanna come over and do my cartridges & books for me? Yeah, I didn't think so! Tks for sharing!

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  28. All I can say is "Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!! I have been looking for something like this for a LONG time! They are perfect!
    Thanks for sharing!

    God Bless
    Nance
    http://littlefootprints54.blogspot.com/

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  29. I really wish I had seen this video before I invested in all those Cricut cartridge storage boxes that only hold 16 carts. If I ever decide to change again this is the way I'll be going.

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  30. Hi I am new to your site and just wondering if you could possibly send me the pattern for your cricut cartridge books and also the one for the cartridge. I do not know how to get the svg file, really I don't know what that is. Thanking you in advance. Carol. My email is hennemann@dr-photos.com

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  31. My old system broke (The ribbon holder way) and I was looking for a new storage system. I cam across yours on Pinterest and have created my own. Your file was so easy to use and made life so much easier! Thanks so much for sharing this. Now I'm off to the store to buy one more box for my booklets as I've exceeded my limit in the two I have. LOL

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  32. My old system broke (The ribbon holder way) and I was looking for a new storage system. I cam across yours on Pinterest and have created my own. Your file was so easy to use and made life so much easier! Thanks so much for sharing this. Now I'm off to the store to buy one more box for my booklets as I've exceeded my limit in the two I have. LOL

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  33. My old system (using the ribbon storage boxes) broke and I was looking for a new one. I came across yours on Pinterest and decided to give it a go. I must say, your file made it so much easier!! I am loving my new system and I'm on my way out the door right now to get a new box for my booklets as I've added more cartridges! I'm loving it!!

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  34. for some reason i can't download this file. can you send it to me?
    stacytruman@cox.net
    thanks a million!

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  35. hi there!
    for some reason i can't download the file, can you send it to me?
    stacytruman@cox.net
    thanks!

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  36. I can't download this file. Sent you an email. Please help!

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  37. What is a cut file, please? I have a cricut that has never been online and scal but have never used it. Is there a way to print one out and cut it? I don't mind fussy cutting as I am mostly bedridden...gives me something to do.

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