by Richelle Naegle
I know this cartridge has been long-awaited, for those of us who prefer to work with physical cartridges vs using digital files. I figure they are the same price, but I want to have that physical cartridge so I can have a booklet (it makes it easy to see each of the cuts and to determine how to put the layers together). Disney Cricut cartridges have especially small cuts, so the booklet is a must-have, in my opinion.
So I finally got my Disney Frozen cartridge< after waiting what felt like a very long time. I couldn't wait to use it, it was calling my name. :) So I got right to designing multiple card projects. Just one card wouldn't do, in this case.
I then got carried away and even made a layout for my scrapbook. Here are all the fun details for these three projects:
Frozen Card Ideas
The first card I wanted to make was with Elsa and I cut her out at 6.25". The phrase "A friend is someone who reaches for your hand, and touches your heart." is from the Anna Griffin Garden Cards and Embellishments cartridge. I just had the Cricut Explore draw it on a 5" x 7" card. The second card has Pabbie on it. The phrase was also drawn on the card using the Cricut Explore. The drawing is one of my favorite features of this machine, and even with these small intricate cuts you find in the Disney cartridges, you get precise cuts every time.
Expert Tip: If your cuts are not as crisp as they should be, try checking/changing your German carbide blade first. Thick, quality patterned scrapbook paper tends to dull blades quickly, and changing the blade can usually help. If that's not the problem, I suggest you use a new StandardGrip 12x12 cutting mat. Sometimes on those small cuts, it's best to use a new one that is free of imperfections like paper fibers or small dents/cuts.
Frozen Scrapbook Layout
This layout was a little more work than usual, but I absolutely love how it turned out so it was well worth the extra time. This extra time wasn't spent gluing or designing it was spent letting the machine draw the snowflakes - so my tip for this one is to start it drawing and do something else, grab lunch, do the dishes clean the bathroom, etc. Or just relax, but just know that it's going to take some time. So that's where I started with this layout, am I wanted to use the Explore to draw the background on my paper.
I used a white 12" x 12" sheet of cardstock and the Blue Bonnet pen from the Wildflower pen set and let my machine draw the snowflakes in the background. Tip: You will need to link the snowflakes together so that they stay where you lay them out on your page. I love using American Crafts cardstock for my projects. Try Pebbles or world-famous We R Memory Keepers paper.
Olaf is cut out at 7.5" and "Always up for an adventure" was cut out at 2.5" with 2 spots for 4" x 6" photos. This layout really was simple just a little time-consuming. Don't you love how it turned out? I have so many more ideas for projects that I can make with this cartridge. That includes using the printable iron-on sheets to make custom t-shirts.
I hope you have enjoyed these Frozen Cricut cartridge ideas. We'd love to see what you have created with this cartridge post a picture on our Google + paper crafting fanatics page or on Facebook.