{organizing with style} How to Organize Cricut Supplies + A GIVEAWAY

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Did anyone manage to snag a Cricut during the crazy Amazon Prime Day sale on Tuesday?! They sold out so fast, and I can see why. The Cricut electronic cutter is my favorite crafting, decor, and organizing tool for a reason - it can do ANYTHING! Ok, maybe not anything... but darn close!

I use my Cricut all the time, and the more I use it the more supplies I acquire to go with it, and the more supplies I have, the more I have to store... I think you see where this is going. An organizing challenge with lots of potential creative solutions!


My office/craft room is in desperate need of an overhaul. Add to that the fact that I do many of my crafty projects in the kitchen in order to be more central to keep an eye on the kids. I not only need to get my craft supplies better organized, I also need a system to make it easy to move my supplies around the house.

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I've been scouting out Cricut organizing ideas for while now, and then Cricut approached me with the perfect solution for my needs - a Cricut machine tote, rolling craft tote, and matching tweed shoulder bag. They offered to send me totes to test out, and I jumped at the chance. I'll tell you more about how fabulous this set is in a minute {and give you a chance to win a set of your own!}, but I also want to share some of the other super smart organizing ideas that I discovered along the way. 

how to organize cricut supplies, vinyl, tools and mats

Ok, so let's start by talking about this uber stylish set of tweed Cricut and craft totes... seriously, I wish my luggage was half this nice!

Cricut storage tote

The long thin case on top is the machine tote, and it's serious business! There's no chance of my machine getting damaged inside of this bad boy! It's padded on all sides, and there's a handy cut out in the bottom padding perfect for tucking away all of your cords and cables.

Cricut machine tote

Then there's the rolling craft tote ... otherwise known as an organizers dream! 

Cricut Rolling Craft Tote

I dug through my craft room and gathered up all of my Cricut tools, mats, and vinyl. There was still extra room in this tote. So then I thought I'd see if my Cuttlebug would fit too... Yep! And there was still extra room. Then I added my paper cutter, and stacks of scrapbook paper. Still extra room. 

Let me point out a few of my favorite details... 
  • There's a strap that velcros around the pull-out handle to hold the lid of this tote open
  • Detachable zipper compartments that securely velcro to the lid
  • Tall enough inside for rolls of vinyl
  • Front unzips to tilt forward for easier access to everything inside
  • Inside pocket large enough to hold a laptop computer {I filled this pocket with paper for now because I put my laptop in the separate shoulder bag}
  • Space for additional tools like the Cuttlebug
  • Multi-direction wheels make it smoothly roll in any direction
  • Pockets, pockets, and more pockets

organize Cricut tools and supplies in a tweed rolling cart

And I haven't even started filling up the large pockets on sides and back of the tote!

Stacking tweed Cricut storage totes

The machine case stacks perfectly on top of the craft tote. There's even a loop on the back of the machine tote to secure it the pull handle of the craft tote {although I didn't have it secured in this photo}. 

The one and only Cricut supply I have that won't fit in these cases is my large, 12 x 24 cutting mat. I wish there was a thin space behind the internal dividers to allow this oversized mat to slide in.

organize your Circut with tweet totes

Now that my Cricut supplies are all organized in these pretty totes, let's talk about organizing your Cricut supplies. At the end of this post, I've got a chance for your to win all three Cricut cases - a machine tote, a rolling craft tote, and a shoulder bag - worth $280! 

As much as I love these Cricut totes, I know that different solutions fit different needs, so I've also rounded up a whole bunch more organizing ideas for you...

Earlier this year, I wrote a post about 20 ways to organize with a shoe cabinet, including storing scrapbooking and Cricut supplies. You can read more about it here, but you can see from the photo that this provides space for vinyl, paper, tools, and extra large cutting mats.

organize vinyl rolls and scrapbook paper

Cori, from Hey, Let's Make Stuff uses a similar tilt-out solution to organize her paper - but her version mounts to the wall. Get the details in her post here.


Cori also uses a pretty basket to store her vinyl, which is so smart because it's easy to see and find what you need, and it ends up looking like decor. She has tons of other tips for organizing craft supplies in her full craft room tour!


I love double-duty furniture that provides storage, and the desk in the craft room of Laura's Crafty Life is a perfect example. The end of the desk has shelves and drawers that provide room for tons of paper, vinyl, and other supplies. And how cute is the case on her Cricut on top of the desk?! 


Laura also has a simple but genius solution for storing her cutting mats! Take her full craft room tour for all the details and lots more organizing tips!


A love a pretty rolling cart, and White House Black Shutter's found the a stylish cart to hold both her printer and her Cricut, as well as a bunch of other craft supplies! Her entire home office is a must see!


Pegboards are so versatile, and ideal for keeping everything in easy reach - including Cricut tools! As cute as it is, this pegboard doesn't even hint at the colorful, gorgeousness that is Something Turquoise's craft room!


If you're a Cricut crafter, then you're sure to have a lot of vinyl. So let's conclude with two simple vinyl storage solutions. A crafter by the name of Holly shared this with Expressions Vinyl, who shared it on Instagram, and it's pretty much genius! Those are IKEA plastic bag holders that can be purchased for about $2 each.


Last, but certainly not least, this inexpensive shoe rack in the craft room of Craftaholics Anonymous provides storage for SO. MUCH. VINYL! This is another swoon worthy craft-room tour that you really must see to believe!


And now... THE GIVEAWAY!


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130 comments :

  1. I love all of the things my cricut helps me make for my classroom. Thank you for this pot about organization.

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  2. Love you ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Pick ME!! I need help organizing

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  4. Great tips! I love the vinyl storage in the shoe organizer. And those bags, FABULOUS!

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  5. I made Mickey Head shirts for my Grandson's first visit to Disney World.

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  6. Awesome ideas! I'm new to cricut and my favorite project so far has been 40th birthday wine glasses and koozies.

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  7. I'm still waiting on my cricut to arrive but I love the options to help keep me organized

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  8. I can't wait to get my cricut and try these organization tips

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  9. I would have to say my favorite project was a memorial box for a customer with names of ones she had lost and a simple white paper rose.

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  10. I love my cricut and all I can do with it!! I've gotten 4 people at work to buy one and 3 family members!!!!

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  11. I love the idea of hanging the mats on the side of the desk, I'm doing that!

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  12. My favorite project was the Disney shirts I made for our family trip. I did four different designs and it totaled to be over 40 shirts!

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  13. My favorite project so far has to be the Disney shirts I made for our family trip. I did four different designs and it end up totaling over 40 shirts!

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  14. my favorite thing i have made is a flower shadow box.

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  15. A 40th Anniversary plaque, made my SIL cry, she loved it so much.

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  16. Love your ideas and organization. Thank toy foe sharing.

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  17. I Love the idea of the IKEA plastic bag keepers. Right now I have my vinyl rolled up and in a plastic bin and a shoe organizer. How would you suggest storing your scraps from HTV to 651?

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  18. Thank you for the ideas; I really like the basket full of vinyl so you you can see what you have.

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  19. Great information was shared. The totes are beautiful and very functional.

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  20. Hmmm...my favorite project. That is a difficult question to answer. I use my Cricut daily and have made so many since becoming a Cricuteer last year. I would have to say pregnancy announcements are one of my favorites. Whether a sign, shirt or something else they are always fun!

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  21. My favorite project was creating backpacks for my mothers graduating Pre-Kindergarten class (high school class of 2030)! The theme was traveling the world through Pre-K. I used HTV to put this quote with the world beside it on each of the students backpack and stuffed the bags with goodies!

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  22. Heather LechtenbergJuly 14, 2017 at 11:39 AM

    I love making shirts for my 13 month old daughter!

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  23. I love scrapbooking with my cricut. The possibilities are endless with what it can do.

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  24. Great ideas. Those totes are just what I need to commute with my cricut the hour and a half to/from school each day!

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  25. My favorite project was Writing Family with beautiful letters in my entryway picture wall. I could not have done it with out my Cricut!

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  26. I love making signs! My favorite is in my room and says always kiss me goodnight

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  27. I'm moving soon and will keep these organizing ideas in mind. Those totes would really be. I've hauling supplies between school and home!

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  28. Wedding decorations and classroom decorations.

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  29. My favorite project with my cricut would probably be invitations.

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  30. I Love creating personalized and fun teachers gifts, as well as creating gifts for my friends and family. With no craft room, I am in serious need of organizational help! My craft stuff is spread out all over the place lol!

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  31. My favorite thing I have made was t-shirts to sell to help raise money for my sisters medical bills

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  32. Elizabeth CampbellJuly 14, 2017 at 12:04 PM

    I like to make wine glasses. Glitter dipped or okay with vinyl sayings. I need creative storage for stemless wine glasses.

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  33. Such a hard choice since I love everything I can make with my cricut, but if I have to pick one it would be the 3D nativity in the MIN projects.

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  34. Difficult to answer. I have made several things with my Cricut that I love.

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  35. Scrapbooking, card making, other paper crafting are my thing. Use my Cricut daily. Would love to win the organizers. It sure will make going to crops easier and safer,

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  36. I'm new to cricut, thank you so much for the ideas!!

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  37. This storage is amazing to go with the fantastic Cricut system!

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  38. My favorite thing I made was a wedding board.

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  39. I LOVE making t-shirts for myself and family with my Cricut. That and wall decals...who doesn't love an adorable wall decal? :)

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  40. I love my Stained glass lamp that I made with my Cricut Explore. It glows so beautifully and is made using velum and paper. Fabulous giveaway!! You are sooo organized! I love it!

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  41. 75 Personalized Santa hats for a Christmas company party last year :)

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  42. OMG! I love your ideas! The cricut mat organizations was pure genius.

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  43. I use my Cricut to make signage for my vape shop. But sometimes I like to just "play" with it too. My favorite project has to be a pair of little canvas bags I customized for my two grandsons. One is truck-themed, and the other features Pokemon.

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  44. I love cutting out HTV to make super cute shirts for my family.

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  45. I love these storage ideas! My favorite cricut project so far has been a glittered mermaid cup that I made!

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  46. Just getting started but the first thing I did was decorate my machine with the vinyl that came with it... it was interesting since I had no idea about transfer tape. It was quite a challenge but I made it work... :)

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  47. OMG these hold so much! My little corner of a room is really crowded with all my Cricut supplies and storage would great!

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  48. OMG! This opportunity would really help because the corner of my room is really getting crowded with Cricut supplies!

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  49. Hey Angela! This is an awesome blog! I love learning new ideas on organizing! Another thing that I just did with the Ikea bag holders are attach them to ikeas lazy Susan and it becomes a Vinyl tower spinner! I don't have much wall space in my little craft area so that was the best option for me! Love love love the desk with all the storage space as well! You can't have enough storage for things. Thank you again for such a great read and I look forward to seeing who the lucky winner is on these AMAZING bags from cricut. They look so awesome and would make a great addition I think to any one of us lucky ladies! ��

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  50. I love to use my cricut to make decor for my classroom!

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  51. Great ideas! Thanks for posting this.

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  52. Thank you for the great storage ideas. My favorite project was a layered 3D picture for my granddaughter.

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  53. Thank you for the excellent storage ideas. I'm going to incorporate some of them this weekend.
    My favorite project was a 3D picture I made for my granddaughter.

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  54. Awesome post! I love all of the organizational tips and tricks you have shared! I am a huge Cricut fan and have wanted the storage totes since they were released. I travel for work and really need the totes to protect all of my crafty supplies! I love to use my Cricut for scrapbooking layout pages to memorialize all aspects of my families lives! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  55. It's hard to choose a favourite! Mostly I use my Cricut with background cutfiles or titles for pages. 5 friend have now purchased Cricut after seeing how easily I can use it at crops and Scrap camps. Love the storage bags...would make transporting my tools heaps easier...I don't have a space to leave my things at home.

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  56. Great ideas- especially when your craft room is also your dining room.

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  57. Oh man soo much space for all my supplies 😍😍😍 I have soo many favorite projects I have made. But my most recent one was my son's birthday party decor in November last year. It was pokemon theme! I made 99% of the decor with my cricut.

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  58. I love using my cricut to make dresses for my daughter and to help my fellow educators decorate their classrooms! -Danielle gulley

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  59. I hang my mats on the wall with a command hook. Got the idea from the picture with the desk. Thinking about using a peg board next. Need more ideas on organizing in small spaces.

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  60. This is an awesome giveaway! Thanks for sharing in the Facebook group!

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  61. just started crafting and i have made 3 ruler growth charts, one for my kid and two for baby shower gifts. so simple and so cute!

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  62. My favorite thing was making my niece's babyshower elephant centerpieces❤❤

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  63. My favorite project has been a sign for my son James.

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  64. My cricut is still new, only had it about 2.5 months. I am still learning design space and now I have to download DS3.I made a card with a high heel shoe and it took me forever to get it to come out right. So far that is my favorite. I am learning all new things I can use my machine for, but first I have to see what DS3 is all about.

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  65. I made a Mother's Day paper flower arrangement for my mom and I made cake pops for the flower centers. It was really cute.

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  66. Love the hangers for your mats!!! Been trying to find something that would work! Great ideas and inspiration to organize my craft (cricut) room!

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  67. My favorite project was making flowers for my great niece's bedroom.

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  68. The hanging mats is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win,

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  69. Tough question! Made a cute invitation for my grandson's 1st birthday party. Thanks for the organization tips--love the hanging mats.

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  70. Great ideas! I love using my cricut to make shirts for my baby girl.

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  71. So many projects! I think my favorite would be the birthday party decorations I made for our baby granddaughter's first birthday. Thanks for all of the organizing ideas!

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  72. currently my "craft room" is in whatever kid is away at school. I dream of the day I can organize it all and leave it in one room rather than pack it up each time said kid comes home !

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  73. What a great blog post. The cricut "luggage" is beautiful. And all the other tips are great. Thanks.

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  74. Wonderful ideas, Thanks for sharing. I love to make gift with my Cricut.

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  75. I have been wanting these since I first saw them.... they look amazing!!!

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  76. Love love love!! I cannot wait to redesign my craft room when we transfer to our new duty station in a few months.. this blog post has definitely given me inspiration and ideas.. Thanks!! <3

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  77. Thanks for your blog post.. It has definitely provided lots of inspiration for when I redesign my office once we transfer to our new duty station in a few months.. love it!

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  78. I am still fairly new with my Cricut (got it for MOther's Day) but I'd have to say my favorite project would be my oversized Minnie Mouse character! =)

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  79. Great ideas! Thank you for sharing!

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  80. I just ordered my new Cricut, I can't wait to get started! Thanks for the ideas to get me on the right path.

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  81. Ashley BlankenshipJuly 14, 2017 at 11:36 PM

    I think my favorite project has been my glass cubes

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  82. Love the Cricut totes and their possibilities! Love your organization ideas!

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  83. My favorite project has to be the paper flower and paper vase project I did for Teacher Appreciation day!

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  84. So far only made t shirts(fun to do), but want to learn to make templates for applique quilts.

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  85. My favorite Cricut project was the wine glases that I vinyled for my Son and Daughter in laws wedding in Hawaii. I made 50 glasses for each of the friends and family that joined us.

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  86. Favorite? Hands down it is cards for my parents.

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  87. Thank you for the awesome organization tips! I need all the help I can get lol

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  88. My very favorite is a card I just made for a wedding for a customer! Thank you for the opportunity to win. PS lover the organization tips.

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  89. I am fairly new to the cricut world and I have been making pretty paper flowers using pearl papers.

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  90. My favorite project was Thelma and Louise t shirts for my sistet and sister in law for girls weekend.

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  91. One of my favorite projects that I've done with my cricut so far was water bottles for each of my 40 kiddos that had their name on it (simple, but I'm a beginner). I gave it as part of their Christmas present and they loved bringing them to school the rest of the year.

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  92. I've only had my Cricut two months and things have already gotten out of control. I need to implement some of these wonderful ideas!

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  93. I do not have a favorite project. I have been teaching my granddaughter how to use the cricut and design space. I show her projects and she creates her own. Thank you for the chance to win the totes to clean up our craft/school room and be able to carry to my mothers so she can craft with us.

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  94. I love my snowmen that are made from fishbowls. I used my Cricut for the eyes and buttons

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  95. My favourite project is a shadow box for my grandson

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  96. Being brand new to cricuting.... is that even a word....everything I make tends to be my favorite thing. I love my sunflower paper crafts, my glass blocks, my cups for me kids and the list goes on and on. Having the best time of my life just playing around

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  97. I use my cricut for letters and die cuts for my scrapbooks and to make cards. I take my cricut with me whenever I go to a scrapbooking retreat - which is several times a year. Hauling my stuff is definitely not organized, so I appreciate the tips you gave and hope to win the cricut bags, so that I can be organized when I get to a retreat and get to work!

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  98. So far, my favorite project was personalizing a toy box for my kids!

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  99. Thanks for the ideas. Can't wait to get my craft room set up.

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  100. Love all these ideas!! My favorite thing I made was my nieces graduation cap. She loved it.

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  101. Signs that I made for my kids house and customer coasters.

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  102. Loved the posts! I'm a new cricuteer Just learning but already addicted.

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  103. Loved the article thanks! I am a new Cricuteer! I made a monogrammed shadow box for a friend. I loved it and so did they. I'm addicted.

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  104. I just love how everyone helps each other with their way of storing or making things. sometimes we get stuck and we cant see outside the box. groups, blogs etc all help us all in one way or another. thank you for your tips. i am going to use several of them

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  105. Scrapbooking is a favorite but learning new things all the time....love the organizational ideas.thanks.

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  106. 💜💚💛 to create Mardi Gras apparel with my favorite Cricut Glitter HTV

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  107. Loved the post! Thanks for the opportunity! I just recently really got into cricut crafts! Scrapping and love my wedding crafts are my favorite! This would be so nice to have!

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  108. Love the post! Thanks for the opportunity! I would say crapping or my wedding decorations right now! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  109. Thank you for the chance to win. I love making t shirts for my grandkids.

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  110. Thanks for the chance to win. Love the blog. I love making t shirts for my grandkids

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  111. Awesome blog. I love my cricut. Can't imagine what I would do without it. Great organization tips. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  112. I love my cricut and recently upgraded from an original to the air2. First project was matching tshirts for Father's day for my daughter and husband. Made shirts with "large" and "small" frenchfries on them. They love their shirts!

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  113. Loved your storage review. Gave me a few ideas orange.

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  114. Awesome ideas. .my craft room is a disaster area. I can't wait until I can try some of them

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  115. I love all of your ideas!! I just need a bigger house so I can get a craft room!! Right now, I'm on the coffee table designing. lol. My favorite thing I've made is my daughters Wonder Woman outfit.

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  116. Love my cricut and going to retreats this would really cut down on how many bags I take

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  117. For my parent's 50th wedding anniversary I made almost all decorations and giveaways with the help of my Cricket!

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  118. My favourite project - there's too many to count! I've made so many gifts for family and friends and decor for around my house. I couldn't live without my cricut!

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  119. These are great organizational tips. Matt favorite thing that I have made was last year my children and I made Christmas ornaments for everyone as gifts. They were so pretty and so much fun to make

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  120. I have been making t shirts recently and I love working with all types of vinyl...

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  121. After reading this blog I hung up my bag holder from costco for the tools and I hung my mats up on the side of my work space I will be doing more tomorrow after work lol

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  122. Denise Colvard DavisJuly 17, 2017 at 3:10 PM

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  123. Denise Colvard DavisJuly 17, 2017 at 3:11 PM

    I made kitchen towels and put HTV using signatures from my mom, dad, Aunts, Uncles and grandmothers. Gave to my sister, brothers and nieces. This project was priceless!

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  124. I made Tshirts for all the grands. Superhero of course. I was a hit!

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  125. My favorite project so far has been a sign I made for my boss. I put a quote on it with an owl and when I gave it to him I found out it's actually one of his favorite quotes!

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  126. My favorite project I have made so far was a decal to decorate the back of my cell phone.

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  127. They are so beautiful!! We just moved into a smaller house and now I have craft and scrapbook supplies everywhere with nowhere to put them. These would help solve that problem!

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  128. My uncle who was like my daddy passed away when I was 6, He was my best friend. My favorite thingni have made is a memory light block in remembrance of him.

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