Monday, November 7, 2011

Something to Celebrate

Hi, it's my turn to host the Cooking With Cricut cartridge showcase. I have chosen to showcase the cartridge Something to Celebrate. This is a newer cartridge and it is adorable. It has a little something for all sorts of events like birthdays, baby showers, graduations and more. The cartridge has several features -- there are shaped cards, a font, font shaped cards, and decor items.

My first project is this adorable cupcake shaped card. I cut the card at 5 1/2 inches and then cut the actual cupcake and it's layers at the same size. This worked great and the card base served as a shadow for the layered image. I finished the card with some googly eyes which are perfect for this cartridge because most of the images have faces on them. If you are not a fan of the faces, you could definitely hide them with your Gypsy, Design Studio or in the Cricut Craft Room.

For my next project I used one of the images by itself. I chose this piece of pie and decided to make it look like pumpkin pie. This makes a great Thanksgiving card. Once again I used googly eyes on the piece of pie and added the image to the card with an action wobble to give it some movement.

Next I decided to make two of the decor items from the cartridge. The hot pink pillow box is the decor item from the pennant cut on page 45. I cut it at "fit to page" which ended up being 5 3/4 inches -- a really nice size. You could fill this box with some candy and a gift card and give it to someone for their birthday. That would be much more exciting than just putting the gift card in an envelope. I decorated my box with a birthday cake, but you could easily change the cake to the graduation cap or the stork and use it for whatever you need.

The other decor item I made is this little pink polka dotted favor box. This is the decor cut from the streamers image on page 40. I also cut this at "fit to page" and it ended up being 2 1/2 inches. This is the perfect size to use as a little candy favor box to put on the table at a shower or birthday party. I have only touched the tip of the iceberg with this cartridge. As I mentioned before it also has a font letters and number with and without a little flame on the top. You can also make a shaped card out of the numbers and letters. The number shaped cards would be perfect for a child's birthday. I hope I have inspired you to take a look at the Something to Celebrate cartridge and see what you can make with it.


Anonymous said...

What fun stuff!!! I love the pie card!!!
Thanks for sharing,
Judy Garrelts

Michelle said...

I LOVE it Mindy!! You did such a great job!! Thanks for all the helpful hints about the cartridge!!


Anonymous said...

Hi, Mindy,
The little faces are adorable!