How do you store your Cuttlebug embossing plates? A while back, I decided with a growing collection I needed a more practical way to store them than keeping them in the cardboard and plastic sleeves and dragging them out each time. I saw several really great ideas on the internet, but I couldn't find any of the exact materials, or they required cricut design studio, which I do not have or plan to have. So I came up with my own idea!
I have to give Mr. Fiance the credit for this one - I showed him the size I needed and he found the perfect storage box. (Hobby Lobby). I have found that this method works really well and looks nice too. :)
* I begin by cutting kraft cardstock to 8 3/4" x 6". Score it at 4 3/8". You can do this using any scoring tool. This will form a folder.
* Round the top 2 corners of the folder at 1/2".
* Run one side of the folder through the Cuttlebug, with whatever plate you are going to store in that folder. NOTE: This must be matched up and done twice, as the embossing plate size is larger than the kraft folder.
* Cut tabs from From My Kitchen Cricut Cartridge. I use the round tab on page 55, (Row 3, # 8), cut at 1 1/2" with Real Dial Size ON.
* Score tabs in half and adhere to one folder at a time using ATG tape or similar adhesive. I alternate the colors of mine, and also stagger them in 3 rows.
* Insert each embossing plate in it's new folder.
I store my A, B, and C plates and a few dies behind the folders. I keep an index card with these measurements taped to the bottom of the box (in the photo, the wrong cricut information is written - please disregard). I also keep a small bag of extra tabs for when I get a new embossing plate.
Hope this helps someone! Thanks for reading.