Friday, June 1, 2012

Erica's Craft Room 100 Cricut Cartridge

June's 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop

     Welcome to Erica's 100 Cartridge Blog Hop. I am so delighted you decided to join our very talented Design Team. Our goal is to show you some of the projects that you can make with your Cricut cartridges. I do hope you find some inspiration along the way and that you try some of these yourself.
     If you came from Lisa's then you are in the right place. If not, then you will want to start at Erica's so you don't miss a thing!
     I am using the Yummy cart for the Imagine, Tinkerbell and Robotz cartridges for my projects.So let's get started:
     I just love using this cart. The image is on page 8 of the booklet which I cut @ 2".I cut one image combined and then separated the images so I could use just the flowers of which I cut 2 more layers. Then it was just a matter of embellishing the flowers with some lime green stickles on the leaves, glossy accents on the flower and glossy accents plus glitter for the frosting. After it was dry I used pop dots to raise up the flowers.
     While all that was drying, I cut a background mat using Elegant edges on page 52 with the oblong and shadow feature. I used Smooch pearlized accent for the flower centers after I inked the edges with Tumbled Glass distress ink. You know me, I love glitz, so I used some Zing embossing powder in silver glitter finish for my sentiment. Of course I used Pink By Designs stamp set called "age is only a number."
     This guy is so cute! I made this card for one of my Grandsons who turns 2 the end of July. This Robot is on page 57 of the Robotz cart. He is the Retro Botz. The layers I used were Retro Botz+shift, Layer 2 shadow+shift, Layer1+shift . Whew that's a lot of pieces! I cut him @4'' so the pieces weren't too bad to work with. I inked everything while the cuts were still on the mat before I remved any of the card stock. This actually makes it so much easier to ink. The distress inks I used were Faded Jeans and Spiced Marmalade. I used a 5"x7" base and matted it with a piece of printed card stock from DCWV All About Boys Stack. Again I used the same PBD stamp set however I found there was a defect in this particular phrase. The #2 just wouldn't stamp right so I decided to use the black glaze pen Erica sent me as a member of the DT. (LOVE when she does that!!!). I am so pleased how this glaze added so much to the dimension of the phrase.
     Provo Craft also has some awesome embossing folders which go with some of the carts. I love embossing and my cuttlebug but I didn't have room to do this on the front of the card sooo, I embossed the inside!
     I had to use a wobble to make this robot really move, lol. This was missing something so I decided to add some "screw" brads to the corners before I put everything together.
      My final project is the one and only Tinkerbell! I used the image on page 30 and cut it @ 3.5". The cuts on this cart can be challenging especially for facial features such as the eyes and mouth. So I decided to add the features by going over the cut marks with a fine archival pen before I assembled all the pieces. to add a little life to her eyes, I used the white glaze pen Erica also included in my package. Tink is also on a wobble action device.
     I had also received some Zing red embossing powder and flower soft from Erica (I told you she was good to me, Hee Hee) so I found these would be perfect to use on this card. The flowers and butterfly is from Inkadinkado stamps and the sentiment is from My Time Made Easy. I used Versamark Dazzle Ink and the Zink red powder for the flowers  plus a white opaque embossing powder for the butterfly.i finally had a chance to use the flowersoft for the center of the flowers. This is really cool stuff to use.
     All of these products can be found at Ericas store: 
     I am so glad you took the time to visit with me today and hope you will hop over to Marji's blog and see what she has created just for you!
    Here is the list unless you get lost along the way (you won't want to miss a thing!)


Lisa said...

great cards!!O love the versatility pf the cartridges, and how everyone sees something different and unique and all are just awesome!

Josie0602 said...

That Robot card is so adorable!! Tinkerbell is so pretty and the first card is gorgeous!!


Janet's Planet said...

Love the cards, and Yummy cartridge! Your blog is so pretty!! TFS Janet Royer MCCR DT

KathyJo said...

Awesome projects! I am very impressed with Tink. I know so many people get so discouraged they give up.
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Miranda said...

Mary, your projects are fantastic! I love, love, love Tink! It seems all of the Disney carts are challenging! LOL Have a great weekend my friend!
Miranda :)
MCCR DT Sister

TeresaK said...

Mary - love your projects! I especially think that Robot is so cute! Tinkerbell is beautiful!
Great job, as always my friend!
Teresa k

Anonymous said...

OMG ii love your beautiful blog, I also love your cards, awesome projects.

and i am also your new follower

happishay said...

These are beautiful and I love ther little touch the brads added to the robot card, great work! :)

scrapbookingforfun said...

Fabulous projects!!!
MCCR DT Shelley

Jamie said...

great projects thanks for sharing.

Jessica S said...

Wow, you really work wonderful magic with textures, layers, and sparkle! All of your projects are lovely!
Happy to have hopped in to your blog!
Jessica S
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Blog: http://jessicascraftshaque{blogspot}com

MsJay said...

Cute projectw

Mary said...

Thanks for all the wonderful comments. It really means so much to me.

Sarah said...

Cute projects! I love the robot. it is so adorable.

mamawcindy said...

Love your Projects! My Grand Daughter would Love that Tinker Bell Card! Thanks for Sharing! :0)

Audrey said...

LOVE your projects! Thank you for sharing and be blessed

lisacustomscrapbooking said...

Very cute Mary! I love ur cards!


Big Mama Kaboose said...

Oh wow......all super cute cards!! Thanks for the inspiration!

~DT Sister Raquel

katskraps4kids said...

these are great- the Tinkerbell Bday is my fave- but I am partial to Tink! Love all the embossed touches too!

Marji said...

great projects, love the matching embossing cool

Pattie Mcginnis said...

Very cute and lovely projects.

Hannah's Stampin' Nana said...

such cute projects, love the tinkerbell :-) TFS and for being part of the hop.

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SusieScrapper said...

Awesome cards, so cute.

missstamper said...

Fabulous projects. Your robot card is my favorite!

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silvia said...

Great cards!

Kathy Salido said...

Simply love all your projects. The glitter on the frosting is fabualous. My favorite is the Tinkerbell, is I am a tinkerbell fanatic!!
My Cricut Craft Room Design Team

The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

Mary, you have crafted some wonderfully creative projects. I love the mini album. It is just lovely. You have inspired me to use that EE cut sometime soon. The Robotz card is delightful. TFS!
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Debbie said...

great cards Tinkerbell is so cute,thanks for the ideas and inspiration
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Pat said...

Very nice crafting. Like all of the little details. They add so much!!

rlovew said...

Fabulous cards- lot of little touches in the details- beautiful.

Sue D said...

Great projects--my favorite is the robot card.

Creative M said...

awesome cards!!!The tinkerbell card is my favorite.It's Super Cute!!!

cema1cema said...

Wonderful cards! Christina

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the cards. Great ideas.
DT Sis

Anonymous said...

Wonderful projects love the robot card super cute and tinker bell!