Saturday, September 7, 2013

My Cricut Craft Room's September 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop 

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's September 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop 
Collectively the design team and guest designers use over 100 different Cricut Cartridges in their projects during this hop.  

I have made these great projects to share with you today. I used the following Cricut cartridges
Creative Memories - Tis the Season
CTMH - Art Philosophy
Baby Shower
Autumn Celebrations
Freshly Picked
Mothers Day Bouquet
Spring Cottage
Flower Shoppe
First I will start with my Flowering Pocket Card. I used the Cricut Cartridges Freshly Picked, Mothers Day Bouquet, Spring Cottage and Flower Shoppe. I made a card with a pocket. First I started by making the roses. I wanted to try something difference so I cut out the petals with the Flower Shoppe cartridge. I cut the petals at 1.75"and 1.63". I also cut out a heart at 1.63" for the center of the rose. I then spritzed the heart with water and let the water penetrate the paper a few seconds. I then tightly wrapped the heart into a cone.

Using the end with the tightest end for the center....I then spritzed a few smaller petals and wrapped them around the center, holding the bottom edges to keep it all together, At times, I need a few more hands or fingers. I used 3 petal for the first row. Then I went to the larger petals and again spritzed them. I carefully added each petal leaving them a little more loose. I shaped each petal as I went. 

 When I got the look and size I wanted I would wrap the bottom of the paper rose with flower tape and I used Kleenex and cotton balls to support each rose until dry. When dry I cut off the bottom and re wrapped each rose to make a nice finished look. I was surprise how hard the petals were when
they dried. I cut 2 flower pots with my Cricut at 6.75" on a dark orange card stock. I used some of my brown ink and a sponge to age the flower pot. I carefully glued the back side edges of each pot and put together to leave an opening.

 I then cut out the rest of the flowers and put my flowering pocket card together. I measured the flower pot and hand cut a piece of paper to slip between the 2 flower pots. I slipped the paper into the flower pot and built the flower arrangement.

 I stamped the message inside and the banner and finished up. I hope you enjoyed my project today. I really liked this when it was all finished. What do you think?

What I used:
My Cricut Craft Room
Cricut Cartridge - Freshly Picked, Mothers
Day Bouquet, Spring Cottage and Flower Shoppe.
Scotch ATG Adhesive
Zip Dry Adhesive
Gel Pens - Silver
Zig 2 Way Glue
Paper - Bazzill Basics Paper T2-211 Ruby Red and 12" x 12" Cricut Card Stock from my stash
Pop Dots Dimensional
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Plum, Cottage Ivy, Dandelion and Rich Cocoa.
Stamps - "Thanks A Bunch" and from Rubbernecker Stamps - "Hope Your Day Blooms
With Special Joy"
Brad - Rose
Glitter - Extra Fine Yellow
Ribbon - Pink from my stash
For my next project I used Cricut Cartridges Creative Memories - Tis the Season and CTMH - Art Philosophy. I made a Christmas Card. My card is 5" x 7".

I cut the base at 10" x 7" using blue polka dotted card stock. I cut out the following layer at 4.75" x 6.75". I rounded all of the edges and cut out the center layer with my Cricut using CTMH - Art Philosophy cartridge at 5" and put thru my Cuttlebug and used the Darice Snow Flake Embossing folder. I cut the banners at 4.5" on the blue polka dotted paper and the white at 4.25".
 I added two sparkly blue brads from my stash. I used foam tape to add dimension to the banner. I added ribbon to the center striped layer and then attached it to my card layer.
 I added the top layer with a few pop dots and then added the banner. I used my white gel pen to add snow to the trees and then used my Memento markers to make the highlighting. 
I then pop them up with pop dots and added a bow. Inside I stamped my sentiment in Memento Teal Zeal ink. I added a bow and finished up the card. I hope you have enjoyed my Christmas card.
What I used:
My Cricut Craft Room

Cricut Cartridges - Creative Memories - Tis the Season and CTMH- Art Philosophy
Scotch ATG Adhesive
Zip Dry Adhesive
Pop dots
Foam Tape
Stamp Set - Close to My Heart stamp set
Card Stock - Core Impressions Textured Paper (Card base), Recollections 12x12 and Cricut Textured White
Teal Offray Ribbon 3/16"
Memento Marker - Cottage Ivy
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black and Teal Zeal


My last project is a fall card. I used a Cricut Craft Room Exclusive Autumn Celebrations.
I cut the card at 5" x 10"  with a dark gold card stock from my stash. I then cut the top layer at the same size but in black Crciut Card Stock. Before cutting I added the word FALL to the top of the card. I then inked my card and layer and put together.I added twine and tied a bow.  Easy peasy. This was the easiest card I have ever made but, I love how it turned out. I am glad I cut out a bunch before the free week was over. I would love this cartridge!

What I Used:
My Cricut Craft Room
Cricut Cartridges - Cricut Craft Room Exclusive Autumn Celebrations
Scotch ATG Adhesive
Paper - Cricut Black Card Stock

Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black 

That's it for me today. Please follow our hop by continuing on below.

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Thank you for joining us on the September 100 Cricut Blog Hop.

Kathy  ©
 I hope you had fun!  Have a great day! God Bless!


  1. Kathy, you have made three beautiful cards. Love the simplicity of the third card and the winter scene of the second. The first card is over the top fantastic! Wow!! ~ Marilyn

  2. Kathy, these are just wonderful. Awesome inspiration as always.
    Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day,
    ♥ Scrapbook Blessings ♥

  3. Great projects! The Christmas card is so lovely!

  4. Gorgeous projects. Your flowers look amazing and your Christmas card is really beautiful!! Thanks for sharing.



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