Friday, October 5, 2012

It's the October Blog Hop for My Cricut Craftroom!


Hello and once again it is the first weekend of the month and time for our 100 Cartridge Blog Hop over at My Cricut CraftroomThis 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 
www.mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com
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
  • Sophie
  • 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!
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:
1. MCCR http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/

2. Kathy http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

3. Shelley http://shelley-scrapbookingforfun.blogspot.com/





Thank you so much for stopping by and I LOVE, LOVE,  LOVE to read your comments- - won't you take a moment to leave one for me?  










46 comments:

Norma G. said...

Beautiful cards!

Janet's Planet said...

mail that cricut card right to me... Love it!!
all your projects are just super! TFS
Janet Royer

Nadja said...

OH wow!!! I love the Cricut Santa card it is amazing!!! What a super great and creative card. And the other cards are just equally fabulous! Great job , Teresa.

Nadja MCCR DT Sister

scrapbookingforfun said...

Teresa you did a great job!!! Your cards are always so elegant!!!
MCCR DT Shelley

angel4ever said...

Your projects are super cute! My favorite one is the pumpkin card because I am an autumn baby!

Tiffany ♥

Darla Haverstock said...

Fabulous cards Teresa!!

SusieScrapper said...

Your cards are awesome, but I'm so not ready for Christmas yet! lol I do love the Thankful card too and love your signature stamp!

Have a great day!

Susie
MCCR DT Sis
http://scrappyrandomness.blogspot.com/

My Cricut Craft Room said...

LOVE your projects!!!!
I always love the detail that you show and the challenge of pink this month.... Hmm where did you get that button.... I need one... I am making a card for my mom and that would be perfect for it :)
Of course I LOVE the Cricutmas/Cricut card. my two favorite things!!! I just realized that I combined Christmas and Cricut to make Cricutmas.... I think it would be such a fun theme.... but I hate taking the Reason for the Season out of the word Christmas.... Subliminal blending????
Anyway, just a mintue to thank you for ALL that you do... I know you have so many things going on and you put so much time into the team and to helping me out. Not only am I thankful for you as a GREAT design team member... I am so LUCKY to have you as a friend....
In my blessings everyday that I thank God for.... You are in my list every morning!!!
Thank you as a Team member and a friend.... (And everything else that you do to help me )
I am just so lucky!!!
*Erica Lyn

Robin said...

What beautiful projects!!!!

robin
http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/

Craftin Desert Divas said...

Love your projects. I really like all the papers. That pumpkin card is my favorite!! I also love that you put pink your Christmas card.


Tara

Tina H said...

Very nice cards. I do love that cricut Santa! Thanks for sharing;)

Sarah said...

oh Teresa! you made such wonderful and beautiful projects. i love them all. See I told you that you didn't need us to make them for you. teehehehe!
Sarah <3
MCCR DT Sis

Rose said...

great projects..so talented! thank you for sharing

Kathy Salido said...

What wonderful projects Teresa! My favorite is the Sophie card. Love the pumpkin image and the extra swirls and vine you added. Great Job!!

Koala T Crafts said...

That little cricut guy is so cute! He made me laugh! The intricate cutting is fantastic! I don't have a cutting machine yet. :( tfs!
Sincerely,
Jen
http://koalatcrafts.weebly.com/

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing!

Rhonda R. said...

OMGosh!!! I LOVE all your cards.. they are soooooooo darn cute! Beautiful work :))
rrandrr@insightbb.com

KristiDaroci said...

I adore your color choices

Heather Lynn said...

Teresa!!! LOVE your projects! How sweet of you to make me that cricut card! I'll pm you my address..LOL Love all of the die cuts on everything and the designs you come up with! Great job!

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

What beautiful projects. I love the pumpkin card against that patterned paper especially. I'm your newest follower.

Melanie Rozwood said...

Those are all really neat designs. Thanks for sharing.


afternoonscrapper.blogspot.com

Marji said...

Cute!!!! I love that tree image

Cathy said...

Wow Teresa, love the projects. Hard to pick a favorite, but I would have to say the Christmas one, love the tree on it. I love Christmas anyways:))) TFS
cathyplus5.blogspot.com
MCCR DT

Andrea West said...

Wow loved your cards, thank you so much for sharing with everyone!!

Kris Dietz said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you combined different cuts from different cartridges to come up with the perfect looks. Great job! TFS.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Mary said...

Oh Teresa these cards are stunning! I love the pink cheeks on the Cricut head, the Thankful card is gorgeous since those are my favorite colors and I absolutely love the Christmas card! TFS my friend, Mary M
http://Mary-fortheloveofart.blogspot.com

lisacustomscrapbooking said...

I lvoe your projects the cricut santa is adorable. TFS

MCCR DT, Lisa ch

Jessica S said...

Well, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE peeking into your blog sweet Twin. I adore the pink cheeked Cricut on your first card. Super cute job on the pumpkin and marvelous paper choices, too. Wonderful job adding Pink to all the projects, but I love it with the traditional red and green on your Christmas card. You are so talented.
:O)
Jessica S
MCCR DT Sister

The Creative Mommy said...

WONDERFUL projects today Mama Bird! I must say, my favorite was an easy one to pick...Cricut Christmas Card!! I LOVE THAT!!!! Super great job!!

Crafty Hugs,
Jessica-MCCR DT Sister
www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com

Scrappin' Robin said...

Beautiful cards Momma Teresa, the Cricut one is too cute.
Robin L.

tremblayfam said...

Wow! I love the added details you put on the pumpkin card. Great idea!

Jenny V. said...

Wow beautiful cards!

Miranda said...

Your cards are awesome! Are you sure you aren't hacking into my computer to see my pics before you create! j/k LOL You are correct great minds do think alike!!!!
Miranda :)
MCCR DT Sister
www.nanasscrapspot.com

Dulcindaa I. said...

I loved your choices, great creations!!! :) dulcindaa.blogspot.com

Creative Mine by Maria said...

Very nice cards...thank you for sharing

Jenn said...

I love your cart choices and your projects are great!!

~Jenn~
1scrappyjenn atgmail.com
scraphappensembellishit.blogspot.com

Marcia said...

Wonderful ideas!

mb6464@hotmail.com
marciasmemories.blogspot.com

cema1cema said...

I love the pumpkin on your card!! And cricut looks great in a santa hat!
Christina

Jodie R said...

Such adorable cards, Teresa! That little Cricut head is too cute! They all are!!

Three Waters Creations (aka: ClaireR) said...

Teresa, love your projects! You made me pull out my sophie cart to take a look at the pumpkin, cuz I LOVE it!
TFS!
Claire
My Cricut Craft Room DTM

Lori Apgar said...

What sweet cards you made!!! Love the bit of pink on the bug :)

Simply Sweet by Sharon said...

Your Cricut bug is so cute already for Christmas. The pumpkin turned out so great.
MCCR DT Sister~Sharon

Cuttin' and Stampin' Cards said...

I just love all the cards. I keep thinking the Cricut Christmas one would be great with a gift certificate in it for more circut products. I just might have to steal that idea. :)

Tammy S.
My Cricut Craft Room Design Team.

[Melissa] said...

I always love to see what mama bird creates. :) Such cute projects.

Melissa, MCCR DT

Jamie said...

great projects tfs!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Annette_Marlow said...

How fun and cute! I need to dust of my cricut and put it to use now!

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