Friday, February 19, 2010

Cricut Cartridge Storage

This is what I originally used for cartridge storage, but it only holds 26 and it was a pretty snug fit with all cartridges, layouts and books inside.
So, when my collection grew to 35 cartridges I had to figure out something new. I got the idea from one of the ladies on the Cricut Lovers Yahoo group she used containers from Wal-Mart and I think put one cartridge per divider and taped the plastic to each divider.

So I went to Staples in search of containers (I had reward money to use). The brand of box is "Really Usefull Boxes" and they're $9.99 each.  I was originally going to use 5x8 index cards as dividers but those were too flimsy.... light bulb.... use my scrap pieces of chipboard. This worked out perfectly because I had a bunch of scraps that were 5" wide and 11" long so I cut them down to 8.75". I then cut out the plastic so it was just the "holder" part so I could put 3 per divider. I glued them on using Zip Dry glue. Each box will hold 27 cartridges along with the overlays and books.

I didn't have any file labels, so I printed out the "labels" on card stock and used my Xyron to make stickers. I think I'm really happy with this solution and it will continue to work as my collection grows. And you can always reorganize the carts just by re-labeling the dividers.


  1. This is the FIRST "expanded" solution I am LOVIN' I am going on a hunt for the supplies....this could work for me! :o) Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Renee, I'm really glad that this could work for you! I'm pretty sure that this is my "final" solution for cartridge storage!!

    Happy Crafting!!

  3. Great solution! Lovew that is can grow w/you collection w/o much work.