Friday, August 3, 2012

August 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

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100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop Day One
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Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's August 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!!

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I have made a few projects to share with you today, so lets go check them out..

My first project was done using the Robotz and Indie Art Cricut Cartridges.
Obviously my fingers are not included in the card, but I couldn't get the lil booger to stay closed long enough for its picture! He was just bursting with excitement for his big debut! LOL

I opted to make a dimensional card that I learned how to make from a pin I found on pinterest. I wanted something that can stand and be displayed on its own, but not necessarily an easel card.

The robot is cut at 5 1/2" and the large gear was cut from the Indie Art cart at 6 1/2". the smaller gear that is directly under the robot was cut at 4 1/2".

I made my next project using Word Builders; A Word Party. I made this for my 2 year old nephew, we are going to frame it and hang it in his room.

What a cute cartridge! I have had this one for awhile , but never used it! Boy was I missing out! Look how cute this is!!
Everything was cut at 5".

I altered the train by taking off the cow pusher.( because we all know Thomas doesn't have a cow pusher! LOL)
This cartridge does not have many "layers" so I made my own :)
 And, (although I think it would be a great idea for a cartridge,HINT, HINT)  I drew my own "Thomas" face. Its not perfect, but Johnny doesn't care! LOL

Notice how his name is long enough to use all of the rainbow colors?
So this project is becoming a multiple learning tool too!

Now, notice something else? Thomas is #1 and the Caboose is he can learn to recognize his letters, name, colors and numbers!! (I will be adding the remaining numbers to the letter cars, and brads in between everything to hold it together at a later date to finish the project)
DANG! I am a great Aunt! LOL

All of the black that you see on the project is actually a marker. My intention was to laminate all of these and let him play with them, and didn't want all of the extra bulk, but Thomas turned out so well that we decided to frame it...don't worry I will make him one to play with too! :)

Onward to the next project..shall we?..

I made a card using Elmos Party and Create a Critter Cricut cartridges.
I was in a mood to make a landscaped card. I am not sure if that is its official name, but it is what I call it. And I wanted to be able to use the cartridge for something other than a kids party, so I challenged myself to think outside the box and try something new..again!

Who doesn't love watching Elmo fly his kite in the park?!!

Elmo was cut at 2" using the Elmos Party cartridge and the trees and sun were cut at multiple sizes from the Create a Critter cartridge.
I love this is simple but complicated.

Bonus Project!!

I made an extra project, a fun card (and matching envelope of course) for my not so little anymore cousin graduating from Luther college..and yep I used the Elmos Party! ( I told you I wanted to use the cartridge for something other than a kids party!)

All of the notes were cut at various sizes.

I embossed the music notes with my cuttlebug folder, I also hand embossed all of the raised notes on the card and envelope with my ScrapBoss embossing tools.

He is a very talented young man and although he sings more than plays piano, I will always remember him astonishing us while playing on Nanas piano at such a young age. He has an amazing future to look forward to and we are so proud of him.

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  1. Wow great projects!!
    MCCR DT Shelley

  2. Amy, wow what really amazing projects. Love the train & Elmo card. But that piano card...OMG!!!! Brilliant!!

  3. Oh yeah, love, love, love the robot card too!!

  4. Great projects! Love them all but Elmo is my favorite!
    Miranda :)
    MCCR DT Sister

  5. The piano card is super cute and a bonus project! Wow, you have created really nice projects and it is nice to see what can be created with those cartridges that I have but never really use. Great job!

    Nadja MCCR DT Sister

  6. Amy, Wow! You sure rocked it today, girl! Love it all but especially the Elmo card and the piano card! You are sooo creative! Great job!!!

    Heather Lynn
    MCCR DT Sister

  7. I can not tell which of your projects is my favorite...all super fun and different..that pop up robot is awesome.
    MCCR DT sis L.B.

  8. Miranda these projects are so creative! I love you thinking outside of the box! TFS, Mary M

  9. Very sweet projects love them all. They r great.

    MCCR DT, Lisa Ch

  10. Such wonderful cards. All of them sooo creative and original.

    Tammy S.

  11. Amy, you are so talented. The robot did a fabulous job during his debut. Nope, Thomas doesn't have a cow pusher! LOL. Fantastic job on the z fold card and I simple adore the piano card. I am sure your cousin will love it!
    Jessica S

  12. Wow! You were quite the busy bee. Love all your projects. Looks like you put a lot of time and care into each one. Thank you for sharing.

    Melissa, MCCR DT.

  13. Everything is so cute, awesome job!!

    Susie, MCCR DT Sister

  14. Thank you everyone! It really means a lot to hear all the kind words. I still have a hard time sharing my projects..guess I'm a bit shy :) But it means bunches to me! THANK YOU!

  15. Very cute projects, I really love your Graduation Card, I know my Daughter would love it.

    MCCR DT Sister

  16. Amazing job!! I would love to know how you did the robotz project and the piano one too.

  17. Amy... first thing I must say is "SHOW OFF"! You know I am always teaasing my new dt members about doing so much and having projects done so quickly! You knocked it out of the ball park today! Great projects...I am so impressed with every one of them! Thanks for doing such awesome work!
    MCCR DT sis

  18. Amy your projects are awesome, love the Robot card it is so cool. I also used my word builders cartridge for the first time as well, and I now know it won't be the last LOL. TFS
    Ava, DT Sister, MCCR

  19. Amy if you are looking at some of my projects and they look familiar, well, isn't imitation the best form of flattery? LOL!! you hit homeruns with all these little cuties! I bow down to your craftiness!!


    Jodie R
    MCCR DT Sister

  20. OMG, what awesome cards, I love the pop outs, the piano and robot. All your projects are so detailed and very creative.
    My Cricut Craft Room DTM

  21. Wow!!! Amazing projects! They are all fabulous

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