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100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop Day ONE
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Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's 100 cartridge Blog hop!
Collectively the design team uses over 100 different Cricut Cartridges in their projects during the two days of this hop. What an exciting weekend is awaiting you
Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying yourselves on this wonderful hop that we have for you. It is all about Christmas this time around!!! We are getting you all in the festive spirit. Only a few weeks before Christmas! Can you believe it.
You should have come from the talented Mary http://
Here is a list of Cartridges that I chose for this hop:
* Crocs Rules
* Cindy Loo
* A Child's Year
Now before I show you the first Card I have to confess that I had a temporary brain malfunction...lol. Our assignment was to make Christmas related projects for this hop. Now as you read the cartridges that I picked, well they do not appear to be related to Christmas. Lucky that after a closer look I was able to come up with some good ideas..... Without waiting any longer here is the first card I made for all of you:
For this card I used the A Child's Year and Elegant Edges cartridges.
Here are the beginning cuts for this card. The kids with the tree cut is from A Child's Year (page 57), the stamp cut is from Elegant Edges (page 37)
For the background I used a Martha Stewart edge punch.
All edges were inked with the Vintage Photo Distress Markers.
Added together and you have the backdrop for the rest of the card.
I added the Children's cut and placed all of the components onto the card that I made out of green card stock. I used the distress tool to rough up the edge and then I used a piece of ribbon that I got last year at Micheals. I thought the Christmas Trees were just perfect for this card.
To finish the card up I used yellow Stickels to give the tree some sparckel.
My second card was made with Cindy Loo cartridge:
I kept this card simple, but for some reason it was the one card that I had the most issue with to put it all together. When I saw the frame with the deer (page 61) I thought of Rudolph!
Since I wanted some glitter on my card I decided to use red glitter paper for the frame. In order to achieve to have only the frame red and not the deer I cut the frame twice. Once in the dark brown and once in the glitter red (top picture) I then trimmed the deer out so I would have the dark brown showing. After the trim I ran the red frame through the snowflake cuttlebug folder.
To complete the center piece I added a piece of cream card stock which I heat embossed with Christmas Ornaments and a "merry...merry...merry" stamp. Both stamps are from Recollections Stamp Set called Merry Merry.
To complete the card I used two different disigner paper (from last year, and I not remember where or what the name is). Where they meet I added a velvet ribbon. The snowflakes are buttons that I cut off the "arch" part off with wire pliers to make them flat and able to adhere them to the card. The string of light on the top of the card is a Whimsy Die called Ornaments Border Die. I fell in love with this die and I had to add it to one of my cards for this hop....hehe.
So needless to say for this project I had to use an alternative to hot glue to adhere the snowflakes. I used glue dots! Not only that but I blew the braker in my craft room and did not know it until I needed to use my Cricut for my next card for the hop.....Did mention that I was the "Smart"one... lol.
For my final card of this hop:
I used Thanksgiving, Crocs Rule and Sentiment cartridges. What a combo!!!! I love the way this one turned out. So unexpected. The Croc is from Crocs Rule, the turkey is from Thanksgiving and the table is from Sentiments.
Here are some pictures of the layout of the items on my Gypsy and then the line up on the mat.
The Turkey got a trim as well. I tried the cut with the
"smell" swirls but it was too large... so I cut them off! All cuts were
inked with Distress Markers,Walnut Stain.
inked with Distress Markers,Walnut Stain.
Here you see the altered table cut. When I started to put the different pieces together the table was just to big and to ornate. So I took a craft knife to it.
I know this might be silly but when I started I used the pop dots and threw away the left over... silly me! Now I use the dots and then I cut up the left overs!!! For the seasoned crafter a no brainer however I now we do have some new crafters along as well and I sure would like to save them some money and share tricks. I guess that is why I always go into such details with my posts. When I started I would look at blogs and they had great projects but not much details on how they achieved the look or the feel. I told myself if I ever had a blog I would go into more details.... so now you know why I go to such lenght to show my steps. Oh before I forget the reason I showed the last picture with the square dot and the two round dots is I needed to adjust for the hight of the first layer and the polka doted piece the Croc is on.
I hope you had fun checking out all my projects, I am sure glad you stopped by. Your next stop is:
And here is a full line up for you in case you get lost along the way.
- MCCR http://
- Kathy S http://
- Mary http://
- Nadja http://
- Miranda http://www.nanasscrapspot.com
- Shelley http://
- Lisa Chamberlain http://
- Janet http://