Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cricut manuals and font organization

I've been busy this week trying to organize my Cricut cartridge manuals and making a record of all the fonts I have. I use my Gypsy all the time, but I still like to use my manuals, and the Gypsy doesn't have a way to see all my font choices in one spot. So this is what I came up with.

I adapted this idea from" Okie" on the cricut message board. For mine I started with a Rubbermaid photo storage box. It's just wide enough for the manuals. I used file folders for my dividers. I got two from each folder. First I cut each side of the folder 7 7/8" wide by 8" long (not counting the tab). I used my cutter with an embossing blade and embossed across the width of each one at 3 7/8" and 4 1/8" and folded it to make a flat bottom for the manual to sit on. Use folders with tabs on the ends or you will need to trim a little extra off folders with center tabs. This system holds 40 manuals nicely.

This is the system I came up with to show what fonts I have . I started with a D-ring binder made to use with standard size index cards. (It came with the dividers) I just went through my cartridges and cut out examples of any and all fonts that are on my cartridges. I hand labelled them according to the feature they were under on each cartridge.They are now all stored alphabetically, and I can easily add to it when I get new fonts. It's not fancy, but I'm happy with it.

1 comment:

  1. Such a great idea. Thanks for the instructions too.
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