Sunday, October 7, 2012

October 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop Day Two

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Collectively the design team uses over 100 different Cricut Cartridges in their projects during the two days of this hop! There is so much talent and inspiration and PRIZES!! Erica is giving away 3 different prizes to 3 separate winners this month! One prize will be TPC Girlfriends pink papers,  one will be the Pink Journey Cricut cartridge,  and one will be a pink little cricut toy. Oh did I mention, we are going pink for breast cancer awareness this month?

Each of our projects will have pink somewhere even if it's on the back or covered up. This month each of the design team members had to choose 4 Cricut cartridges to use. I chose~
1. Storybook
2. Mini Monsters
3. Happy Hauntings
4. Create a Critter the projects.. 

This month I have used the heck out of my Storybook Cricut cartridge! My good friend was getting married and I couldn't wait to help!

I started with the wine list, she asked for a full size sheet that would be placed in a frame at the wine table. I cut a sheet of kraft board to size then cut a fancy shape with the "fit to page" function on the Cricut from a sheet of cream colored card stock. She also wanted matching Reserved table signs which I cut to be a 4x6 size.

 The table seating cards, food labels, beverage labels, and blank tags were cut to a 2x4" size.
Then the challenge of writing everything took place. :)


For her shower gift I told her I would like to make her "Thank You" cards. (because I really had no idea what to get them! LOL)
So I again used my Storybook cartridge and made simple but matching cards for her to send to all of her guests..this pic only shows 48 of them..there is another stack of 48 being made now..they are a little time consuming because the wording is so delicate, but she is worth it!
Now on to the next project!..

I love, love,love dimensional cards. So I decided to give a Center Step (or step ladder) card a try. I wanted to make it look like you were standing at the end of a giant mansions lane. I used the Happy Hauntings cartridge for the Trees, House and Tombstones. But I knew it needed more so I added a fence from Mini Monsters.

Side view so you can see the individual steps

A top view so you can more easily see the tombstones, those darn trees do a great job of keeping the place hidden! :)

OOOHH...lets move on to the next spooky card..shall we? Muahahaha!

This card is again something new to me..and as always I love making cards that do something, or look different that the traditional card.
The trees and tombstone were made using the Mini Monsters cartridge. The grass is cut by hand.
It looks fun enough as it sits..right?
But if you pull the little tab at the top...

BOO!  A scary little ghosty pops out from behind the tombstone! Hope I didn't scare you too much! LOL
 I added the spiders and ghost from the Happy Hauntings cartridge.

And now onto something a little more simple but still fun and cute!
I wanted to make something a little more simple than the other cards I have been making, but I still wanted it to be fun and different.

That's when I decided on a happy pumpkin ..

Telescoping card!
Isn't this adorable?!!
I cut the pumpkins using the Create a Critter cartridge at
2 1/4", 3", and 3 3/4". I used a shimmer orange card stock and a very dark brown card stock for the backing.


I know this post is long but I wanted to share with you some pictures of the Halloween projects I made last year.

Quad Easel card using plastic spiders and flies as props

Side Step Card using Happy Hauntings

I hope you had a good time checking out all of my sure to check out the rest of my blog to see what else you have missed out on.
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  1. HOLY COW!! You have been a busy girl!! Can I just say how much I ADORE ALL of your projects??? BUT can you PLEASE tell me how you made the pop up card and quad easle card! They are A-MAZ-ING!!!!

    Crafty hugs,
    Jessica-DT Sister

  2. Girl!! As my husband says when he likes something "you've got too much time on your hands" You're attention to detail is amazing! Great job on everything!!!

  3. OMG!! You have been one busy girl! You're projects are all amazing and love your bonus projects too! That quad easel card is so cool!!!

    MCCR DT Sis

  4. I think your Thank You cards are wonderful. And wow, you sure did put a lot of thought into those other projects. Great center step and love all the peek-a-boo features on your Halloween creations!
    Jessica S
    MCCR DT Sister

  5. Love,love,LOVE your projects!! I love Halloween and your cards are fantastic!!

  6. Abolutely ADORE all these projects you have made!

  7. WOW OH WOW!!! I love all your projects. you have been one busy worker bee.

  8. Wowser!!!! Your sooooo creative...your projects are absolutely amazing wonderful. So much detail....i wanna create now!

  9. Love moving cards too! just awesome! love them all! someone will be thrilled and lucky to get one this season! TFS Janet Royer-MCCR-DT

  10. Ohh my goodness- you have been busy! What a sweet friend to help the bride!
    I really really love your halloween cards...all of them! What a lot of work you did!
    MCCR DT sis

  11. Wonderful projects! Great job!

  12. love all of your projects!!!! just signed up as your newest follower. Would love for u to visit/follow me at


  13. Your projects were gorgeous and scary :)


  14. Oh Amy I don't know where to begin! All these cards are gorgeous. I love the interactive and step cards. I really have to get out of my comfort zone and try these. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs~ Mary M

  15. OMG your easel Halloween card is just simply stunning!!! I am lost for words! Great details and everything that came along with

    Nadja MCCR DT Sister

  16. WOW! You did a lot of work. And fabulous work at that....!
    I need to learn how to make an easel card. I always wonder if they are to complicated. TFS!!!

    MCCR DT sister
    PS: I am making sure I am follwer. :)

  17. What great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Great projects. Love your Halloween easel card.


  19. Awesome projects!
    Miranda :)
    MCCR DT Sister

  20. awesome follower on the blog hop.

  21. great projects!!
    MCCR DT Shelley.

  22. Amy~ OH MY GOODNESS!! You have been hard at work this month for our blog hop. I can't figure out which one of your projects I love the most. You did a wonderful job on all of them.
    Your MCCR DT Sister~Sharon


  24. EEEEEKKKKKK! Everything is sooooo cute!! Great job! Also loved last year's. So glad you shared those too!!

  25. Wow Amy, you really went the extra mile!! Love all your projects, my favorite is the spooky house!!

  26. Wonderful projects, I love all of them and the little pumpkins are so cute.
    Robin L.
    MCCR DT Sister

  27. Okay, SHOW OFF! :) Telescoping cards, quad easels. I need to learn how to make them. Fantastic.

    Melissa, MCCR DT