Labeling your booklets is an easy way to quickly decipher your overlays.
Every time I buy a new cartridge, I must label my booklet before using it. I’m getting pretty obsessive about it. However, I find that it makes finding everything a breeze. Sometimes it’s really hard to tell what is being shown on the buttons of those overlays. You’ll especially appreciate having things labeled if you have a font cartridge because they include letters AND numbers. You’ll think everything is easy when it’s numbers, but those letters are all over the place. Here’s an example using the Sesame Street Font Cartridge.
Here’s How I Label my Cricut Booklets:
I actually use a Sharpie marker to write my handy guide on the top left hand corner of each page.
The “R” stands for the ROW on the overlay where the item is found.
There are 5 ROWS on every overlay. So R2 = ROW 2.
There are 10 BUTTONS in every ROW.
So R2 – 6 = ROW 2 BUTTON 6. Meaning, go down to Row 2 and over 6 buttons and in this case you will find Cookie Monster with the letter Y and all the offerings on that page in the booklet.
Here’s Where Labeling Comes in Really Handy:
Seem like “I” should naturally follow “J”, but it’s a QWERTY overlay, so “I” is actually located at R2-8 (Row 2 Button 8 ) and “J” is located at R3-7 (Row 3 Button 7).
You might not feel like you need to do all this labeling, but it’s helped me a TON!!