Hi, my name is Brandi, I am an anal paper crafting addict that loves to find new ways to organize J. I LOVE my cartridge handbooks, but I HATE having to flip through them to look for images or the different fonts. So I read on a Cricut MB post about how some people put the printouts of the handbooks in a notebook so all of them are handy. Well, I just thought this was a great idea. I found a post where a lady had sized the handbook pages so that you could print 9 pages and have all of the images from the handbooks. I downloaded the .pdf files for my 35 carts from mediafire (I think) and printed them off. I purchased a 3” binder, 200 sheet protectors (it takes 5 protectors per full cart handbook – only one for the solution carts, of which I have one), and one package of tri colored post it flags (NOT the labels – they were much more expensive and you got less. I got 60 for 3.97 as opposed to 24 for 4.97). I simply put the pages in order and made sure that I had the back page flipped so that when I flip through the book I don’t have to turn it back and forth, I can just simply set it on my desk and flip through all images. I used the flags as tabs and wrote the name of the cartridge on the tab, keeping them in alphabetical order. OK, I am telling on myself, but oh well...I am SO ANAL that I used my cutting mat as a guide as to where to place the tabs so they would be evenly spaced…isn’t that sick?! LOL!!
A few things I am planning on doing is adding a picture of the overlays and cheat sheets (if I can find them). The fifth protector only has one page in it and most of them have room to add the overlay and then I can add the cheat sheet to the backside of it. I am also planning on going back through them and numbering them using The Pink Stamper’s method (If you do this make sure you check the overlay, some of the books don’t work that way). Well, I hope you like it…I love comments so let me know if you have any! I am a big girl and can take constructive criticism too, so if you have better ideas PLEASE let me know! Oh, if you want the link to the MB post directing you to the reduced sized handbooks please leave a comment but make sure to provide your email address so I can reply to you. Thanks for looking!