Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room - Would you guess Wednesdays

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's Wednesday which means we are half way through the week.  Wahoo!  It also means that it is Would you guess Wednesdays at My Cricut Craft Room does this mean you ask?

Well, on Wednesdays the Design Team can choose any Cricut Cartridge but we are not able to use the main image on the overlay/handbook...we can only use the feature buttons (these are the 6 buttons at the top left of your overlay) The only exception to this is that we can not use the Shadow or Blackout features as these are basically like using the main image.  The other option is to use any image from the Cricut Cake Cartridge to create a paper craft.  That's right you are able to use Cricut Cake Cartridges in any Cricut machine.  

For my project I chose to use the Cricut Cake Cartridge Birthday Cakes along with my Gypsy.  The cuts I used are the Square from the Gypsy Font Cartridge which can be found by pushing Shift and selecting the Monogram Shadow Feature.  The square is the 4th button in from the right on the bottom row.  I like to call these shapes my hidden treasures. :)  This is sized at Width 5" x Height at 8" essentially making a rectangle.

From the Birthday Cakes Cartridge I used Border 10 found on page 76 in the handbook.  This border was welded to my square/rectangle and is sized at Width 5" x Height 2".  With the border welded this makes my card base 5x10.  I copied Border 10 at the same size so I could layer it over the base with a different color cardstock. On page 56 of the Handbook I selected Robot 3 hit Shift and selected the same button to grab his layers. He is cut at 3.5".

 Now it's time to cut.  When I am placing my papers on my mat I like to turn my Gypsy so the arrows on the mat's match  This way I know the Cricut is going to cut at the right places.  The really funny thing is I originally took a picture for this tutorial and still didn't place my papers on the mat correctly.  Trust me it works if you are paying attention. :)  After everything was cut (correctly) I layered my two base cards and my cute Robot.  I added some doodling to my Robot to give him some finishing touches and pop dotted him to give some dimension.  I stamped my Happy Birthday sentiment which is from Many Greetings by My Creative Time with Emma and my card is complete.

Here is a side view of the card...I am trying to show that the Silver paper is shimmery.  Soo fun!

Cricut Cartridges:  Birthday Cakes, Gypsy Font
Paper:  Recollections Rockets N Sprockets Gear Head & Shimmer Cardstock (Silver)
Bazzill Basics Paper (Navajo)
Recollections - Foam Adhesive Squares
Close to my Heart Ink - Grey Wool
Stamp:  My Creative Time (Many Greetings)
Zig Writer (Black)
Adhesive:  ATG & Zig two way glue pen

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today.  Please go to to see what else was created on this Would You Guess Wednesday.

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  1. You had my attention with the Rocket card and now this ~ LOVE IT! Those bolts are super fab! I'm so glad you shared and your are bookmarked girl....:O)

  2. Love this card! I like how you put your gipsy down to face the same way as your mat to make sure that your paper is correctly placed! I have done this when using my design studio (well placed the mat the same way of my computer screen as I don't have a gipsy)


  3. Very cute card, Jenny! I love the gears :)

  4. Awesome robot card. Just love all the details. You won an Echo Park paper pad at my blog. Please email me your info!

  5. Awe what a cute card:) I just love the robot:)


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