Monthly Archives: September 2014

Pink Journey Cricut Cartridge Ideas

Pink Journey Cricut Cartridge Cardby Richelle Naegle

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in honor of all those who are fighting or have fought this terrible disease I created this card. I have learned through my own trials in life that the one thing no matter what that we have to hold on to is hope without hope we see no reason to go on and keep fighting. So regardless of what you are going through in life remember to hold onto any bit of hope you have!

I have actually done another project for this cartridge design in the past. The card was pretty similar, but you will enjoy seeing the variation in design and I think it’s important to raise awareness, so I felt the need to do another breast cancer-related post. You can see that version at the bottom of this post.

Here Are A Few Facts About Breast Cancer

  • One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.
  • Their is a 99% survival rate five years after diagnosis of localized breast cancer
  • Their is a 34% decrease in breast cancer deaths from 1990 to 2010.
  • 64,560 cases of breast cancer diagnosed in women 40-50.

There is so much to learn about Breast Cancer and the most important thing is to check yourself and be aware of what is going on inside your body so you can detect it early.

The Details On How To Make This Simple Card

This card was created using the Pink Journey Cricut cartridge. The size of this card is about 6.5″ wide and 3.5″ tall. The word Hope was cut out at 2.25″ and the butterfly at 1.75″. Such a simple and easy to make card.

The Pink Journey cartridge is awesome if you have loved ones who battle or have battled with breast cancer. Cancer is devastating to those who have to deal with it, whether they be afflicted or caring for an afflicted love one. The support one can receive from friends and family, as well as work colleagues can make all the difference. Have fun with this cartridge and try to brighten someone’s day! Though this is one of our many classic Cricut cartridges, it has aged well and is still very popular. It’s compatible even the newest of machines, including the Cricut Explore Air 2.

Hope Card Revisited

hope card made with pink journey cartridgeI made this card again, with a slight twist in materials, and I thought y’all would like to see it. It has 3 super simple layers, one being the shadow feature so it made it easy to create a card.

“Hope” is cut out at 2.25 inches and then propped up on pop-dots to give it some dimension. This card was very easy to make and I think it came together nicely!

Maybe next year for breast cancer awareness month we can have a contest to see who can come up with the best creation using only the Cricut Pink Journey cartridge. Leave us feedback if this sounds like something in which you would like to participate and maybe we will put it all together. Also, please share with us what cards and layouts you may have made with the Pink Journey cartridge. Of course, if you don’t have this cartridge you can purchase it here, along with wonderful Cricut material, at CraftDirect for a low price. Get it for yourself or as a gift.

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating.

Autumn Celebrations Cricut Cartridge Ideas

by Richelle Naegle

CGull Embossing Folder CardFall is officially here, and in southern Utah the leaves are already starting to change colors. The Autumn Basket CGull embossing folder is one of my favorites. I just love the simplicity of it, and how the image is just in the bottom corner leaving you room for a simple sentiment at the top or in this case I added a few falling colored leaves.

The folder is 5″ x 7″ so the card is 5″ x 7″. I used one of the Cut’N’Boss machines but you could use which ever embossing machine you have. These folders will work with most embossing machines. Next, using the Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink to go around the edge of the card as well as lightly over the embossed image, I added some fun dimension. The card would look great and finished if you just wanted to leave it this way. However I wanted to add a little bit more so I used the Autumn Celebrations Cricut cartridge for the falling leaves. The leaves are part of the acorn image. The larger one was cut out at 1.5″ and two smaller ones at 1″. Then I added a little bit of green craft rope around it.

It was a super easy and fun card! Do you created “fall themed” cards or scrapbook layouts, using the Autumn Celebrations Cricut cartridge Ideas? With Cricut you can make regular Cricut paper into a work of art. I would love to see your projects on the Paper Crafting Fanatic’s Google page. Let’s get some fun inspiration going 🙂

You will want to check out the Explore Air 2, which has all the features of the original Explore Air, but it cuts twice as fast.

Happy fall creating!

Potions & Spells Cricut Cartridge Ideas

By Richelle Naegle

Potions & Spells ImagesAre you ready for the Halloween season yet? I’m not! It’s only September and I generally don’t start with my Halloween decorations until the beginning of October. But that changed because when I saw the NEW Potions & Spells Cricut cartridge, ideas just started running though my head. I really wanted to create something with this fun cartridge the moment I saw its potential. So I know I’m a little early but if you want this cartridge for Halloween, now is a great time to order it and for a limited time it’s on sale for $20.95! We also carry other Halloween Cricut cartridges.

If you haven’t had a chance to check this cartridge out yet, take the time now and browse these fun images that you can cut with this cartridge and your Cricut machine. Some of my favorite images are the owls ( bet you couldn’t have guessed that) :), and the frogs and newts. I don’t know why those are my favorites, but I just think they are super adorable. This cartridge also has some fun phrases like Once Upon a Midnight Dreary and Eye of Newt. But my absolute favorite thing about this cartridge is some of the shape cards that are on here like the Skeleton holding the sign, and the coffin shaped card, I can’t wait to make some of these fun cards as well.

So Easy To Make Cards with the Potions and Spells CartridgePotions & Spells Cricut Cartridge ideas

OK, now for all the details of this card: the overall size of the colored cardstock base is 4.25″ x 6″, the owls were cut out at 3.75″, and Happy Halloween at .75″. The top layer of the Happy Halloween was just not coming out very well so I changed it to the drawing feature (don’t forget to Attach the images) even though I didn’t ungroup, you still have to attach to have it draw and cut at the same time. I used the Midnight (black) marker out of the Antiquity Fine Point Marker Set to draw the image on, which I think turned out really well, perfect for when you want to have small text on something without having to stamp or draw it in yourself.

That’s it! A super simple and easy card! Did you get this cartridge and like me had to make something right away? if you start your Halloween crafts early, share them with me on the CraftDirect Facebook page, and if you don’t post anything until October I will completely understand. 🙂 But please don’t forget to share with us your Potions & Spells Cricut cartridge ideas, so we can inspire each other. And don’t forget to save on Cricut cartridges online. Remember that your project is only as good as your supplies. Fresh Cricut blades will make all the difference, and save on Cricut mats, too.

Happy Halloween Creating