Saturday, September 1, 2012

September 100 Cricut Cartridge Hop

Welcome!

You should have come from
LB http://www.coolbeansbylb.blogspot.com/

Woo Hoo! It's the September Blog hop! Its amazing how fast time has gone since I have become a My Cricut Craft Room Design Team Member! I have traveled well outside of my box and really expanded my horizons and crafting time. So thanks for coming and checking out my projects :)

First card I made is a Never Ending card. These cards are so fun! And even better, they are sooo easy to make! If you haven't tried to make one, I highly recommend it!
I made the card using glittered card stock and cut all of the details from the Celebrations Cricut Cartridge. There are so many fun party cuts on this cartridge!

Here is the front of the card..


Then you open it up vertically from the center..

The writing and music notes I made using a white gel pen.


Then you open it horizontally from the center..



Then you open it vertically from the center again..


Then you get the back of the card..the fun thing is you then open it horizontally from the center again..and you end up back on the front!
Like I said, its easy and fun..everyone loves getting this type of card, they think its a magic trick! LOL

My next project I made using the Calligraphy Cricut cartridge. I cut out the letters I wanted from 1 sheet of card stock and used the negative images left after removing the letters.
I then taped it onto my rock and used it as a stencil to paint it.
SUPER EASY! And it looks expensive! LOL
Wouldn't it be cute to do this on bricks to give to family and friends for gifts. I think I have a perfect soon to be married couple that will be receiving one! Probably should put their last name and not ours though! LOL



And last but not least..I signed myself up to make something with the Sugar and Spice Cricut cartridge. I again have owned this cartridge for quite awhile but never did more than look at the booklet after I got it. So what better way to get myself to use it then sign up for a challenge and make myself use it! LOL

I used the multi layered tag from the cartridge, embossed 2 layers and glued them all together.

I made slots in the card thatched the slots on the tag. Then threaded the ribbon through and tied with a bow in the center.
I then added a sentiment from a stamp set that I have onto the center of the tag.

The little rattle that you saw on the front of the card is actually the piece punched from the interior of the card. It was too cute..I couldn't just throw it away!
The entire card was made using only shades of purple! Now that was a challenge all on its own!!

*BONUS*

So while making the tag card, I fell in love with the stork that is also on the Sugar and Spice cartridge. So I decided to make a couple of simple cards as back ups..we have LOTS of little babies coming in the next few months so I have to start stocking up! LOL
This is what I came up with..


Simple cards are new to me..I have always made complex cards that take me hours and hours to complete, but a friend of mine encouraged me to try simple. I have to admit, I am slightly addicted! I made 5 cards in less time that it usually takes me to make 1!! AWESOME!! UNBELIEVABLE! I cant wait to make more!!
Thanks for stopping by..don't forget to leave me a comment..I love comments!

Next you should hop on over to see Claire at


                                              Here is the line up in case you get lost along the way..
                       1. MCCR http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/


2. Kathy
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/
3. heather
http://heathernovinger.blogspot.com/
4. Miranda
http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/
5. LB
http://www.coolbeansbylb.blogspot.com/
6. Amy
http://clayfulimagination.blogspot.com/



37 comments:

  1. Oh these projects are great! I love the rock idea. I just might have to use this myself. My 6 year old would be all over this... I so understand to pick the cartridges that you have not used because I did the same thing for this hop. I picked three that have been waiting for me to be used and I finally did!

    Nadja MCCR DT Sister

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  2. so many fun projects. What great ideas and that never ending card is way to fun.

    MCCR DT sis

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  3. Your Never Ending Card is adorable! I have not tried it, so I need to find some instructions online and give it a try!
    Love your baby cards...and Simple IS good! Your cards don't look "simple", they look adorable!
    Teresa
    MCCR DT sis

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  4. Love all your projects, they're awesome!!

    Susie
    MCCR DT Sis
    www.SusiesScrappers.com

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  5. Your never ending card is super cute :) Great job on your projects!!

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  6. I'm going to scrap lift your never ending card ... TFS

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  7. I love trying new cards! Great projects!! Christina

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  8. Great projects!! LOVE the stork cards!!

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  9. Amy I just am in love with the never ending card. What a great idea! I love all your projects-such creativity! TFS~Mary M
    http://Mary-fortheloveofart.blogspot.com

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  10. These are so cute! I've never used my Sugar and Spice yet either and I have three girls! My family loves the neverending card and they are always bugging me to make them.

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  11. Great projects!!! tfs!

    Dana
    Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

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  12. Super cute and sweet projects!

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  13. Great cards.....now I just have to try this Never Ending card!
    Lisa
    MCCR DT

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  14. I'm defiantly going to try the never ending card. Your baby cards were great also. Sometimes simple is better.

    Tammy S. M CCR DT

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  15. wow impressive never ending card... and love all the projects you've done... I like the rock stencil project for sure.

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  16. Very very neat!! I really love your projects, great job

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  17. Wowza! All of your projects are amazing!! I especially love the rock and the pink baby card! Great job showcasing your chosen carts! <3

    Hugs,
    HL
    MCCR DT Sis

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  18. I love making simple cards too. It's the happy feeling that you get when you quickly see your finished project.

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  19. Super simple but super cute!

    Mandy

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  20. These are all such fabulous cards! I LOVE the glitter on the first one! :)

    Ashley - MCCR DT Sister
    http://especiallymade.blogspot.com

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  21. Great cards but I LOVE that rock!!!! What a great gift idea!!!

    www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com

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  22. The Never Ending Card looks fun & I love the baby stork cards!!

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  23. These are all amazing....and I love your rock...will have to try that....on brick....and I will use my last name....LOL....and maybe put EST....if I can get a big enough rock....LOL....
    tfs

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  24. The tork cards are lovely. Wish I had that cart. Have been wanting a stork.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  25. Wow, youwere on a roll with soo many great projects, I love the stork too:)
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com
    MCCR DT sis

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  26. I love that gift idea of putting name (or their street address) on a brick! I may have to try that out!

    Tracy
    http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com

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  27. Oh my gosh! All uour projects are AMAZING! I love that never ending card and after reading your comments about card making, I can see you are patient enough to glue on all that confetti! Love that!

    Jodie R

    MCCR DT

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  28. wow!!!! Your projects are amazing. Thanks for the inspiration. I love the stork cards.
    Sarah
    craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
    MCCR DT SIS

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  29. Super cute projects!!! Loved them all
    MCCR DT Shelley
    http://shelley-scrapbookingforfun.blogspot.com/

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  30. The cards are adorable, but the rock is so cute and a fantastic idea!!!

    Angie MCCR DT sis

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  31. Love this card! I too forget to to it easy sometimes and it can be just as beautiful.

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  32. Amazing projects, love that stenciled rock.. Going to have to make one of my own, you could even use little rocks adding individual letters.. how cool would that be?..LOL
    hugs
    Nanné
    MCCR DT sister

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  33. Love ur cards & the rock idea! TFS

    MCCR DT, Lisa Ch

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  34. Love your projects Amy! Ive never done a never ending card before, what a great idea. May have to try it at some point.
    TFS!
    ClaireR
    My Cricut Craft Room DTM

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  35. Great projects, really love the rock!!
    Kathy
    My Cricut Craft Room Design Team
    http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

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