Monthly Archives: December 2013

Cricut Flower Shoppe Ideas

by Richelle Naegle

It is no question that the Cricut Flower Shoppe cartridge is among the most popular in their product lineup. With the versatility it offers, you have endless possibilities for card-making and layout projects. Browse through my personal creations and share your thoughts and opinions. Be sure to save on Cricut supplies right here.

Various Greeting Cards

flower shoppe card from cricutFun Flower Card

This fun card was created using the Anna Griffin Flower Bramble cutting and embossing folder for the background, and the Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridge for the flowers.

The overall size of the card is 5 x 7 inches so that it fits the cut and emboss cut.  Each of the flowers were cut out at 2 inches for the largest petals and 1 inch for the smallest in 0.25” increments.

I used a little bit of water on each of the flower petals and then crumbled them up to give them a little more dimension and texture.

flower shoppe card from cricut with rose embellishmentCard for Any Occasion

The flower was cut out at 3” for the largest petal and decreased in size by 0.25” and the smallest petal is 1.5”.

The center was cut out at 2” and I used a Megan Elizabeth Sparkle Lightz in the center of the flower.

To create the background of the card I inked up an embossing folder and then embossed a white sheet of paper. Makes it look like a very custom paper, but it is super easy to create.

thank you card cricut flower shoppeThank You Card

For this super easy card I used the Extreme Fonts cartridge and Flower Shoppe cartridge. The size of this card is  4″ x 6″, and the thanks is cut out at 0.75″ with the shadow feature using the Junior font from this cartridge.

The flower was cut out from 1.5″ for the smallest petals and 2.5″ for the outer petals. The center was cut out at 1″ and then used a Girls Best Friend Sparkle Light in the center.

On the edges of the yellow flowers I used a brown ink to give them more of a sunflower look.

All Things Grow with Love

yellow flower card with flower shoppe cricutFor this beautiful card I used the Flower Shoppe cartridge and Accent Essentials, the overall size of the card is 6 x 6 the background scallop was cut out at 5″ and the flower was cut out at 2.5″.  All the flower petals were distressed with Tim Holtz distress ink. The leaves were cut out at 2.5″ and then I crumpled them up and distress them the Tim Holtz distress ink. The center of the flower is just a simple pearl bead.

The circle is 2″ you can use any cartridge that has a circle on it, and distressed with the Tim Holtz tea stain as well and then stamped with black ink.

The background paper is the Antique paper from Bazzill, I love this paper, it’s very thin but it’s so nice to work with. Then tied it with some orange ribbon and some raffia. Distressed the edges with the tea stain and rounded the corners with the We R Memory Keepers corner rounder (1/2″).

Please share with us your Cricut Flower Shoppe ideas, as well as projects you make with other Cricut cartridges, and happy creating! We have the best collection of Cricut font cartridges, online.

Forever Young Cricut Cartridge Ideas

by Richelle Naegle

This was one of my favorite projects because of how creative I was able to get. I think everything just tied in together so nicely, without making a predictable or common design for the card. Honestly, have you seen anything like this one? The versatility this Forever Young Cricut cartridge affords ensures that you will be able to come up with something clever and original as well. Unfortunately, this is a discontinued Cricut cartridge that we no longer carry.

Shoes Card

shoe card made with forever young cricut cartridgeThis project was inspired by a phrase I heard once and liked, “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world”.   I am obsessed with shoes, and I don’t think I’m the only one.  I notice women with some of the most beautiful shoes walking around and they range from a successful business women to successful moms, and every kind of woman in-between.  We all have our favorite pair of shoes, or our lucky shoes, or our shoes that we find so comfortable that we wear them until they  literally fall off our feet.  So no matter what type of shoe you wear you can conquer the world in them.

For this card we used the Forever Young Cricut cartridge, which unfortunately we do not usually have in stock.

The overall size of the card is 4 x 6, and the Background paper is from Bazzill Antique paper set. We have so many cardstock sets to choose from, you are sure to find something you like.

The shoes were cut out at 3″ from Forever Young, the bling on the heals are Uptown Girls Sparkle Lightz.

Now who wouldn’t want these shoes? Please share with us your Forever Young Cricut cartridge ideas, and happy creating! Order now and save on all your favorite Cricut products and get quality supplies at low prices. You can save on all Cricut cartridges, as well as accessories like Cricut blades and Cricut mats.

Kate’s ABC Cricut Cartridge Ideas

by Richelle Naegle

I made a layout and a card with the Kate’s ABCs Cricut cartridge and I am really happy about the finished products. Whether you are celebrating a holiday, or everyday living, you can come up with nice layouts and greeting cards for your scrapbook album memories with this popular Cricut cartridge.

You Are My Sunshine Layout

kate's abcs layout made with cricutI picture this being used as a summer time layout, but it could be utilized for a baby birth, or any occasion with children (or maybe you have a beekeeper in your life). The bees are cut out at 3 inches and the flowers at 5 inches. The clouds are from Create a Critter at 2 inches and then each one has been embossed and then lightly rubbed with blue ink so that the raised part of the paper stands out.

The photo frames on the right are all for a 3 x 3 inch photo and the large one on the left is for a 4 x 6 inch photo.

This layout is a super easy and quick layout that’s perfect for your summer photos. I love the contrast in colors and patterns on this layout. Let me know what variations you can come up with and share them here.

St. Patrick’s Day Card

kate's abc cartridge st. patty's day cardHere is how to make this super easy St. Patrick’s Day card:

The overall size of the card is 5 x 5 inches and I used Create a Critter for the horse shoe cut out at 2 inches. I cut the letters cut out at 2 inches (from the Kate’s ABC cartridge) as well. Designer’s Calendar for the shamrock cut out at 1.5 inches and covered the shamrock in green Ranger stickles.

Please share your creations with us here at CraftDirect. With St. Patty’s day right around the corner, this design idea gives you ample time to get your party invitations sent out for the occasion. Hopefully our Kate’s ABC Cricut cartridge ideas are helpful to you. Let us know what your questions are in the comment section. Save on Cricut supplies online and as always, happy creating. You can update your Cricut Explore Air machine with a fresh new Cricut mat at a great low price. Or change out your deep Explore cut blade.

Cricut Quilted Christmas Ideas

by Richelle Naeglea quilted christmas layout santa

Wow! Christmas is only 2 days away. I am so excited!  I have this post crafted just for the occasion. A Quilted Christmas Cricut cartridge offers all kinds of wonderful designs to play with this holiday season. I made a layout for my scrapbook and a card to share with you today.

Christmas Layout

For this super easy layout, I used A Quilted Christmas cartridge to cut out the Santa (at 5 inches) and used photo sheet protectors for the Multi-pack, which is quality We R Memory Keepers paper Yuletide paper kit.

You wouldn’t need to do the 4 x 6 sheets if you just have pictures to put into them. Just slip your pictures in, or try putting the ribbon on them and then slide them into place. Cricut makes this project easy.

If you’re like me, then you have a ton of Christmas photos. This year I’m going to use this system to scrapbook all of my Christmas photos. I know it will make it so much easier and faster, and I’ll still get the benefit of a fun handmade scrapbook made by yours truly. I will post pictures next year, when I get to them 😉

For the border around the Santa square I used the Sew Easy and just the basic piercer that comes with the handle to make my little sewing element. It made for an easy process.

Nativity Card

nativity card made with A Quilted ChristmasIf you’re like me, then you make a bunch of Christmas cards in wide variety. Well, here is an easy solution to make beautiful Christmas cards. Using the A Quilted Christmas cartridge you can cut these cards out with just two simple cuts.

For this nativity card I used my Cricut machine and made the cut at 5 inches. Cutting the image at 5 inches will allow you to cut two cards on each 12″ x 12″ sheet.

With this process you can get a lot done in quick fashion, which is an extra valuable convenience during the busy Christmas season.

If you have any Cricut Quilted Christmas ideas to share this holiday, please contact us about showcasing your creations. Inspire others with your talent! Don’t hide your candle under a bushel. Save on Cricut cartridges with

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Martha Stewart Cake Art Projects

by Richelle Naegle

There are actually two cartridges to cover from the Martha Stewart Cake Art line from Cricut. I’ve been able to do a lot more with the Seasonal Cake Art cartridge so if you have completed projects with the Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art, then please feel free to share your creations. With Christmas just around the corner these two cartridges will make great gifts for the crafter in your life.

Cricut Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art

Happy Mother’s Day

seasonal art cartridge mother's day cardFor this fun Mother’s Day card we used the Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridge for the flower. The largest flower petals were cut out from Cricut cardstock at 3 inches and then decreased in size by 0.25 inches to 1.5 inches. The center was cut out at 2 inches and I used a Megan Elizabeth Sparkle Lightz for the center of the flower.

“Happy Mother’s Day” is from the Martha Stewart Seasonal Cake Art cartridge at 1.5 inches. The overall size of the card is 5×7 inches, but with the flower being so large and bulky it won’t fit in an envelope. This is a card that you definitely want to be able to hand deliver.

mother's day card from cricut martha stewartOne wasn’t enough, so I came up with another Mother’s Day card. The one above is probably more geared towards a grandmother, whereas this one to the left is a little “louder” and maybe for a younger Mother. Each card definitely has its own personality.

I cut out the borders at 1 inch and “Happy Mother’s Day” cut out at 1 inch as well.

The overall size of this card is 4 x 6 and was super easy and quick card to make. I love the way Cricut machines make these projects so quick and convenient.

This is such a fun cartridge to make quick cards, scrapbook layouts or even home decor and of course cut out fondant if you have a Cricut Cake Machine.

Various Seasonal Cake Art Cards

This first one was cut out at 6″ for just the two layers. I did use the gypsy to weld the back image together to make a fun shape card, and stamped Easter Joy. Super easy and quick card.

ester bunny card made with martha stewart cricutThis card is a 4 x 6 card. the grass is cut out at 2″ and the chick with her egg is 2″ as well. Happy Easter is 1.5 inches. The phrases on this cartridge is great, I didn’t have a problem with it being to thin and ripping coming off the mat. And it has Happy Easter in a couple different designs.

easter card from martha stewart seasonal cakeThis card I made as a Mother’s Day card. The overall size of this card is 4 x 5.5″ ( not a standard size).  The flower bouquet was cut out at 5″. I did cut each of the images out twice so that I could have green stems and a red ribbon and pink and purple flowers. Inside each of the flowers is a Girls Best Friend Sparkle Light.

flower bouquet card by martha stewart seasonal cake cricut cartridgeCricut Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art Cartridge

martha stewart elegant cake cartridge happy halloweenAnother Halloween card! I know, I’ve posted a lot of these lately, but some are from years past, so don’t think I’m obsessed or anything. I really love the Martha Stewart Elegant Cake cartridge.

The overall size of the card is 4” x 6”. The fence was cut out at 2.5” (this does make it longer then than 6”) but I just trimmed it down to fit the size.

I was more looking for the height. The pumpkins are just starburst (cut out at 1.25”) that when you add some cute faces and a little ribbon for stems and those starbursts look like fun pumpkins!

Please share your creations because this is the only one I’ve made with this awesome cartridge. Show me what you came up with! Make the most out of your Cricut cartridges and save with CraftDirect. You can never have too many fresh Cricut blades and replacement Cricut cutting mats.

Happy creating