Hello and once again it is the first weekend of the month and time for our 100 Cartridge Blog Hop over at My Cricut Craftroom! This weekend you will see at least 100 Cricut Cartridges used in a wide variety of projects created by our wonderful design team!
If you just happened to stop by my blog today, please start back at the very beginning so you don't miss any of the projects our team has created at
Please be sure to visit all the team's blogs and leave a comment on each and every one so that you will be eligible for the three wonderful prizes that Erica will be giving away:
TPC Girlfriends Pink Papers, a Pink Journey Cricut Cartridge, and a pink Cricut toy!
In honor of breast cancer awareness month - the team has been using the color pink to bring awareness to this very important cause. Somewhere on our project we are to use at least a touch of pink.
This month, the cartridges I selected to feature are the following:
- Cricut Everyday
- Scandinavian Christmas Cards
- Jolly Holidays
Let's start with my project that I made using the Cricut Everyday Cartridge. This cartridge was a Cricut Circle Exclusive Cartridge when I belonged to the Circle a couple of years ago. I decided to use this cartridge to create a Christmas card for one of my Cricut loving friends!
From the Cricut Everyday handbook, I found the cute Cricut head on page 22 and cut him out at 3 inches.
To get my Cricut into the mood of the season - I found a cute little Santa Hat from the cartridge Joys Of The Season (on page 47 of the handbook) and cut that out at 2 3/4 inches. I had to remove one part of the Cricut's antenna so his cute little hat would fit him just right! I added a tiny little cotton ball for the "puff ball" at the end of his hat.
I cut the shaped base using the Elegant Edges cartridge. I found the shape I liked on page 63 and cut this with a width of 4" and a height of 5" using my Gypsy to help me get just the right size.
To get my touch of pink included in my card, I used a narrow ribbon and wrapped it in an X around the base of the card.
Since it will be cold weather around Christmas time, I thought my Cricut could use a touch of pink to create his rosy cheeks! I did some inking around his eyes and the edges of his face and hat to help him stand out.
I used foam mounting squares to have him stand out a little bit from the base.
And there you have it....my Cricut Christmas Card!
For my next project, I created a card a bit more appropriate for October -
a pumpkin card featuring the
Sophie Cricut Cartridge!
Sophie Cricut Cartridge!
Let's take a look:
I found this unique take on a pumpkin in Sophie on page 70 of the cartridge handbook.
I cut the pumpkin at 3 1/4 inches. Since the pumpkin in Sophie has that neat little vine in the middle of it, I decided to play that up by using the Caligraphy Collection cartridge and adding a leaf vine found on page
79. I flipped the image and cut it at 1 1/2 inches and added that to the bottom of the pumpkin. I felt it went well with the paper I used as well as gives it the idea of the pumpkin laying in a pumpkin patch with vines around the ground.
From the same Calligraphy Collection Cartridge - I selected a swirl image on page 80 and cut that at 3/4" to make a "vine" on the top of the pumpkin.
I added the word "Thankful" that I typed up on the computer and printed out since I did not have a rubber stamp that said what I wanted!
I just free handed the cut around it and then rounded the corners and inked the edges.
I mounted the pumpkin on foam mounting squares (YES, I do love using them!!)
to add a bit of dimension.
Try as I might, there was just not a good way to work the color Pink into this card...so this time I added my
"signature" on the back using pink ink!
And there it is - - Project Number Two - - my "Thankful" autumn card!
For Project Number Three today I have another Christmas Card for you. This one can be for anyone...it does not need to be just for a Cricut Loving friend!
I used Three cartridges in this simple card - -
Scandinavian Christmas Cards, Jolly Holidays and Sophie!
Here is a quick look at it , then I'll give you the details!
When I began designing this card I started with this cute Christmas tree
that I found on the Scandinavian Cartridge. I bought this cartridge last winter but never
opened it until I planned to use it for this project. I was frustrated because it did not come with any booklet or even a pamphlet in the box, only the photo on the back showing the images.It is not hard to figure out, but just frustrating that Provo Craft went through a period where they were really lacking in the handbook area. I understand that is going to be very different from now on and I am very happy and thankful! I am so happy with my Cricut products I don't want to have any reason to be disappointed!
Back to my design - sorry , got a bit off track with my opinions!
I cut the Christmas tree at 3 inches.
I then selected the words "Merry Christmas" from the Jolly Holiday Cricut Lite Cartridge word art section.
Again, I used my Gypsy to size it to fit just as I wanted it to on the card -
I selected it to be 4.26 x 1.43. I love to be able to size things exactly as I want them using the Gyspy!
To finish up the upper left corner of the card... I added a heart that I cut from the Sophie Cartridge---
cut out at 2 inches and then ran it through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dot embossing folder.
I tied the button with Doodle Twine and popped the button up with a glue dot!
I attached the tree with foam mounting squares as well so the card is balanced and has dimension.
I hope you enjoyed my projects for this month's hop and please now head on over my friend and fellow design team member, Tammy, to see what she has to share today!
Just in case you get lost along the way, here is the listing of the entire hop for today:
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