What's new with Cricut?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

So you've all seen or heard about the new cartridges from Cricut, but do you know what you want to do with them yet?  Well here are some fabulous ideas!





























Framed Family Layout
Display your family pictures in this cheerful layout!


Design by: Miranda Urry
Date: 2010-05-19 11:30:32
Category: Scrapbooking
Skill level: Easy
Time: 1 hour, plus drying time

Instructions
  1. Spray paint frame. Let dry.
  2. Use one 12" x 12" sheet of light blue cardstock as layout base. Cut one 11 ½" x 11 ½" block of dark blue cardstock. Cut one 11" x 11" block of white patterned paper. Layer and adhere to layout base.
  3. Cut frames. Using Cindy Loo cartridge and yellow cardstock, select Frame feature and cut one 5" . Ink edges. Using dark blue cardstock, select Frame feature, press Shift, and cut one 5" . Layer together and set aside. Using yellow cardstock, select Frame feature and cut one 5" . Ink edges. Using dark blue cardstock, select Frame feature, press Shift, and cut one 5" . Layer together and set aside. Cut two 4 ¾" x 3 ¾" blocks of light blue cardstock. Adhere photographs to blocks. Adhere blocks behind frames using foam dots. Adhere frames to layout as shown.
  4. Cut tree. Using green cardstock, cut one 9 ½" . Using brown cardstock, press Shift and cut one 9 ½" . Layer together. Adhere to layout as shown using foam dots.
  5. Cut FaMiLy. Using yellow cardstock, select Font feature, press Shift, and cut one 2" , one 2" , and one 2" . Ink edges and set aside. Using yellow cardstock, select Font Layer feature and cut one 3" , one 3" , and one 3" . Ink edges and set aside. Using dark blue cardstock, select Font Layer feature, press Shift, and cut one 2" , one 2" , and one 2" . Using dark blue cardstock, select Font feature and cut one 3" , one 3" , and one 3" . Layer letters together. Adhere letters to layout as shown using foam dots. Place layout in frame.
What You Will Need
  1. Cricut Expression® Personal Electronic Cutter with Plantin SchoolBook and Accent Essentials® cartridges [290300]
  2. Cricut® Cindy Loo cartridge [2000333]
Other Supplies
  1. Cardstock: yellow, green, light blue, dark blue, brown
  2. Patterned paper: white
  3. 12" x 12" Wooden frame
  4. Ink: light brown
  5. Spray paint: brown
  6. Paper trimmer
  7. Foam dots
  8. Adhesive




 














My Little Monsters Treat Bags
Create a fun place to hang special treats!


Design by: Georgina Jarvie
Date: 2010-02-25 15:57:33
Category: Holidays
Skill level: Easy
Time: 2 hours, plus drying time


Instructions
  1. Paint board purple. Wax areas you want purple to show. Sand board and paint black over purple. Sand lightly to allow purple to show through. Use hammer to add nails to board as shown.
  2. Cut my little. Using Cricut DesignStudio software and Plantin SchoolBook cartridge, select 1 ½" letters to spell my little. Weld together. Cut from light purple cardstock. Using Plantin SchoolBook cartridge, select Shadow feature and select 1 ½" letters to spell my little. Weld together. Cut from black glitter cardstock. Cut again from dark purple cardstock. Layer and adhere to board as shown.
  3. Cut Monsters. Using Mini Monsters cartridge and black cardstock, select Phrase feature and cut one 2 ¼" . Repeat cut using light purple cardstock and Phrase Shadow feature. Using dark purple cardstock, select Phrase feature, press Shift, and cut one 2 ¼" . Layer together. Adhere to board as shown using foam squares.
  4. Cut first treat bag. Using green patterned cardstock, cut one 5 ½" . Repeat cut using green cardstock and Layer 1 feature. Repeat cut using white cardstock and Layer 2 feature. Using light purple cardstock, select Layer 1 feature, press Shift, and cut one 5 ½" . Repeat cut using black cardstock and Layer 2 feature. Assemble bag. Tie ribbon through holes for handle.
  5. Cut second treat bag. Using light purple cardstock, cut one 5 ½" . Repeat cut using dark purple cardstock and Layer 1 feature. Repeat cut using white cardstock and Layer 2 feature. Using black patterned cardstock, select Layer 1 feature, press Shift, and cut one 5 ½" . Repeat cut using black cardstock and Layer 2 feature. Cut off handle. Punch holes in sides. Assemble bag. Tie ribbon through holes for handle.
  6. Cut third treat bag. Using orange patterned cardstock, cut one 5 ½" . Repeat cut using light purple cardstock and Layer 1 feature. Repeat cut using white cardstock and Layer 2 feature. Using dark purple cardstock, select Layer 1 feature, press Shift, and cut one 5 ½" . Repeat cut using black cardstock and Layer 2 feature. Cut off handle. Cut one handle in half to make horns. Punch holes in sides. Assemble bag. Tie ribbon through holes for handle.
  7. Hang completed bags on nails.
What You Will Need
  1. Cricut Expression® Personal Electronic Cutter with Plantin SchoolBook and Accent Essentials® cartridges [290300]
  2. Cricut® Mini Monsters cartridge [2000192]
  3. Cricut DesignStudio® software [290500]
Other Supplies
  1. Cardstock: orange patterned, white, black, black patterned, black glitter, light purple, dark purple, green, green patterned
  2. 18" x 3 ½" x ¾" Board
  3. Ribbon: ¼ yard each of three different patterns
  4. Paint: purple, black
  5. Paintbrush and sandpaper
  6. Candle or other wax
  7. 3 Horseshoe nails, hammer, hole punch, and scissors
  8. Foam squares and adhesive

















Shabby Chic Name Swag
Create a cute piece of wall décor for your daughter or granddaughter!


Design by: Georgina Jarvie
Date: 2010-03-30 12:04:23
Category: Home Decor
Skill level: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour 30 minutes


Instructions
  1. Cut square charms. Using George and Basic Shapes cartridge and brown cardstock, select Charm feature, press Shift, and cut enough 5 ½" that you will have one for each letter in the name, plus two. Using a variety of pink patterned cardstock, press Shift and cut the same number of 4 ½" . Layer together using foam squares.
  2. Cut butterfly. Using Wall Décor and More cartridge and pink cardstock, cut one 3" . Repeat cut using pink patterned cardstock. Using brown cardstock, press Shift and cut two 3" . Cut out one brown body and discard wings. Layer butterfly together as shown, adhering only body sections together. Fold up pink and pink patterned wings for dimension. Adhere to charm as shown using foam squares.
  3. Cut dancer. Using brown cardstock, cut one 3 ½" . Adhere to charm as shown using foam squares.
  4. Cut name. Using pink cardstock, select Monogram feature and cut 3" letters to spell name. Using brown cardstock, select Monogram feature, press Shift, and cut 3" letters to spell name. Layer together. Adhere to charms as shown using foam squares. Embellish with rhinestones.
  5. Loop ribbon through charms, alternating colors. Adhere ribbons to tulle using glue gun. Glue buttons over ribbon, alternating colors. Tie loop in ends of tulle. Adhere craft flowers over knots using glue gun.
What You Will Need
  1. Cricut® Personal Electronic Cutter with George and Basic Shapes® cartridge [290001]
  2. Cricut® Wall Décor and More cartridge [2000270]
Other Supplies
  1. Cardstock: brown, pink, various pink patterned
  2. Ribbon: 1 yard brown, 1 yard pink, pink tulle
  3. Buttons: pink, brown
  4. Rhinestones: pink
  5. Two 1 ½" craft flowers
  6. Scissors
  7. Glue gun
  8. Foam squares and adhesive


Freshly Picked:



























Flower Card
This cute flower card is a great for almost any occasion!


Design by: Miranda Urry
Date: 2010-05-19 16:35:53
Category: Paper Crafting
Skill level: Easy
Time: 30 minutes


Instructions
  1. Cut one 12" x 8 ½" block of light purple cardstock. Fold in half to create card base. Cut one 5 ¾" x 8" block of floral patterned paper. Adhere to card front using foam dots. Cut one 5" x 7 ¾" block of cream cardstock. Adhere to card front using foam dots.
  2. Cut flower. Using Freshly Picked cartridge and green cardstock, cut one 7" . Repeat cut using light pink cardstock and Layers feature. Using orange patterned paper, press Shift and cut one 7" . Repeat cut using dark purple cardstock and Layers feature. Layer together.
  3. Tie ribbon around pot as shown. Adhere flower to card as shown using foam dots.
What You Will Need
  1. Cricut Expression® Personal Electronic Cutter with Plantin SchoolBook and Accent Essentials® cartridges [290300]
  2. Cricut® Freshly Picked cartridge [2000313]
Other Supplies
  1. Cardstock: light purple, dark purple, green, light pink, cream
  2. Patterned paper: floral, orange
  3. Ribbon: 4" pink sheer
  4. Paper trimmer
  5. Foam dots
  6. Adhesive


Aren't those projects just too cute? These new cartridges have oh so many possibilities!




Happy crafting!




6 comments:

crazyaboutcricut said...

Those are some awsome projects! I'm bookmarking this post, so as soon as I get my hands on the new carts I will be able to make these projects!

Maureen Reiss said...

Thanks for all the wonderful ideas, they're all soooo cute.

ashjoy said...

Great projects, the directions are perfect!

scrappingjoy said...

Those are awesome projects. Great ideas to use. thanks so much. jmmaley@comcast.net

cal8007 said...

My favorite post is the card with the Cindy Loo cartridge - love the letters!!

Carmen
cal8007 at aol dot com

Dianne said...

I love the Cindy Loo card. Do not have this cart. yet, but planning on getting it when it goes on a good sale. I am new to your site. Will visit again. Thanks for all the good info. - Dianne

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