Friday, July 6, 2012

July 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop Day ONE
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Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's one year
"BLOG-iversary" of our first 100 cartridge Blog hop!
A year ago the blog was kicked off with the first design team members
and daily postings. It took 2 months to get ready for this hop last year.
Now we bring it to you the first full weekend of every month.
Collectively the design team uses over 100 different Cricut Cartridges
in their projects during the two days of this hop. Sunday the new members
of the design team will be announced and some have even made a
project to share with you!!
What an exciting weekend!!
As special treat enjoy 10% off of your total purchase with Erica's Craft Room Store.
Use the code JULY to see 10% off of your total purchase (No exclusions)
on July 7 & 8. Also on Sunday there will be an exciting announcement!!!
This month I picked the following cartridges:
Sports Mania
Paper Dolls Dress Up

I can't believe it is time for the 100 Cartridge Blog Hop again. It has been a quick month. I wanted this month to be different for my projects.I wanted to use my carts in ways that would make you go, "Wow I can't believe that is that cart." I hope I have achieved this goal.

Here is my project showcasing the Pagoda cartridge. I wanted to make some big flowers that could act as center pieces. I used the shadow for the flower on page ?. It has an even number of petals. I used 12x12 sheets of cream cardstock. I cut the flower at fit to page. I did this six times, because I only had six sheets the same color. I think it would look incredible with more layers.
I cut slits between every other bump on the flower. Each section had two bumps. I then used a skewer to curve the petals back and shape them. I then stacked the layers and glued them together.
I added a votive holder and a candle to make a lovely centerpiece. They would be great for a bridal shower or a nice tea.
This is a picture on a 12x12 sheet of paper to show you the real size of it. On the top layer I added some Iced Stickles in Coffee and then added Stardust Stickles to all the layers.

Some side shots of the details of the petals.

My second project uses both the Sports Mania Cartridge and Paper Doll Dress Up. I was part of a banner swap. I had to make the E in a banner that will spell create and only used white, cream, and kraft to design with.

 When you look at this I hope you would say Sports Mania and PDDU? That is where getting to know your cartridges comes in handy. The hearts are from sports mania and the crown is from Paper Dolls Dress Up. This is a cartridge with lots of fun cuts and at only $29, you can't go wrong, There are many little goodies here.

The liquid pearls on the butterflies is called Platinum. I use these on lots of things. Erica is having a great sale, so go check things out, but first head on over to see what my design team sister Doris has for you to see.
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If you get lost along the way here is the entire line up


Jenny R said...

You totally achieved your goal...these projects are amazing. I really love the centerpiece! I love trying to use my cartridges in different ways!
Jenny R
MCCR DT Sister

Nadja said...

The centerpiece flower looks amazing! I love the cream color on the "E". It is so true that once you know a cartridge the uses are endless.

Lisa said...

Fantastic projects!

TeresaK said...

Ohhh wow Kathy Jo! Those are great projects!
I especially love the flower centerpiece/candle holder! LOVELY!

L.B. said...

would never have picked those carts for the banner piece...great work.

Cathy said...

great job Kathy Jo, I am always looking through the booklets,cause there are always cuts you will find you never noticed b4:)

lisacustomscrapbooking said...

Very nice! Love the flower. I like the way it does not look like paper more like a soft fabric.

MCCR DT, Lisa Ch

Cuttin' and Stampin' Cards said...

OK the flower votive center piece has me at WOW. The banner looks like it will be very elegant as well.

Kim said...

Good job on your projects.

ClaireR said...

I love the flower you created from the pagoda cart. I would have never thought to do that, you are very creative! I really need to start thinking out of the box like you :) Thanks for inspiring!
My Cricut Craft Room DTM

Kathy Salido said...

Kathy Jo, wonderful projects!! Really love the banner piece and what a great idea for a swap!!
Hope you are feeling better.
My Cricut Craft Room Design Team

Janet's Planet said...

awesome, but the flower is super. they'll be great for centerpieces and I love the candles in them! TFS
MCCR-DT Janet Royer

SusieScrapper said...

Just love the flower, it's an awesome centerpiece!

Miranda said...

Great projects! The banner is beautiful and the flower is amazing!
Miranda :)
MCCR DT Sister

HeatherLynn said...

Love your projects~ What a gorgeous flower!!! Hope you are having a great weekend!


scrapbookingforfun said...

Very pretty!!!
MCCR DT Shelley

Marji said...

Gorgeous!!! That flower is amazing and who'd of guessed about the E, I love using carts in fun ways.

silvia said...

Great projects!!

Marianne said...

Kathy Jo, what a lovely idea for a center piece! It is gorgeous. And the "E" looks great. Thanks for sharing.

Jodie R said...

Stunning center piece! I am so blown away with how creative it is! As for you banner! Darn! I almost signed up for that swap, but I wasn't sure about the colors! Now that I see it though... I. Am jealous!! Lol!

D- said...

You did it!
I said wow that came from that cart. lol TFS.
dmcardmaker at aol dot com

Ava Fernandez said...

Kathy Jo what a great idea yesterday was my sisters wedding the flower would have been a beautiful addition to our decorations, guess I willl have to remember this for future parties. TFS
Ava DT Sister

cema1cema said...

Beautiful!! Christina

Mary said...

This centerpiece is awesome Kathy Jo. What a fabulous idea! I also really love the banner. TFS, Mary M

rlovew said...

Beautiful centerpiece- that flower is gorgeous!

Pattie Mcginnis said...

Awesome centerpiece... It is AMAZING...
Great job..

Sarah said...

Great projects. I love the letter for the banner.

Jessica S said...

Wow, Kathy Jo...super elegant job!
Jessica S
MCCR DT Sister

febe said...

Stunning work on the centerpiece. Lovely card in white. Awesome creations! :)

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[Melissa] said...

Love the centerpiece! Great job!

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