Today I am going to show you how to make a helpful, user-friendly Cricut Cartridge Library for planning your scrapbook layouts. You can add professional looking embellishments and fonts to your layouts, using this tool to help you remember what cartridges you own and what is on each cartridge.
DIY Cricut Cartridge Library:
Having a Cricut makes adding fonts and embellishments to your scrapbook pages quick, easy and professional looking with the press of a button. Here is how you can make a quick reference of all of the cartridges you have in your collection.
DIY Cricut Cartridge Library Supplies:
1-Three Ring Binder 5.5 x 8.5
Photographs or scans of the cartridge cover (or the actual cover will also work)
Step 1: Put the page protectors in your 3-ring binder. You can use an 11 x 8.5-inch binder or 5.5 X 8.5-inch binder depending on how you plan to store your covers/images. This library is in a 5.5 X 8.5-inch binder.
Step 2: If you can use the cover from your Cricut Cartridge, fold it in half and insert it into the page protector. If you prefer not to remove the covers from your cartridge cases, scan or take a photo of the back of each cartridge, so you will have the name of the cartridge and the images that it contains at your fingertips. Store them in any order that makes sense to you. This book starts with fonts, then anytime images, and then has the holiday designs in the back.
Step3: Just for fun, I inserted a scan of my Cricut mouse pad in the cover of my book to identify it. Since you will use this binder a lot, you may want to put an identifying image in yours as well, so that you can find it quickly.
Whether you use a machine that still needs the cartridges, or have a machine like the Cricut Explore, where the cartridges can be uploaded and used from your laptop, this Cricut Cartridge Library will become an immense source of information and inspiration in your crafting. Finding just the right font or image is so simple with this book at your fingertips.
Well, there you have it, your own Cricut Cartridge Library that takes a few minutes to make today, but saves hours of time digging through cartridges later. I hope you found this post helpful.
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