Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Today I am exploring cartridges with Kassidy from Inking It Up Crazy I happen to be lucky enough to be on her talented design team and she asked one of us to explore a cartridge with her so of course I volunteered. She chose the cartridge Give A Hoot and I am really glad that she did because I bought it when I first got my Cricut because it has owls on it and I love owls. Then I never ended up making anything with it. This is a cartridge full of cute animals but a lot of the sayings are about recycling and saving the planet. I am all about saving the planet and recycling but did not know how to coordinate this with scrapbooking and card making. After being challenged to use it, I was really suprised at how versatile it is. I have many plans of camping, hunting and outdoor scrapbook pages that I want to make with it.
The first picture I posted is of our recycling can in our house. I wanted to make it kid friendly since I am teaching the boys about recycling and why it is important to recycle. I thought if I made it more interesting for them, then they would want to help out.
Give A Hoot Raccoon and "Recycle" Phrase
Post it Craft Paper (all the colors)
Clear Contact Paper
Elmers Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
It turned out great. I used the Elmers Craft Bond so it would adhere better and I used the contact paper so I could wipe the surface down if I needed to and so the cut outs would stay dry.
I wanted to show how this cartridges is so great in many different ways so I used the Earth cut out and some of my Changito the monkey stamps and made my husband a manly Valentine's Day card. I really love how it turned out and he liked it better than the red/pink one I made for my Valentine's Day post.
Silver Celebrate It Holiday Ribbon
DCWV patterned paper
White Gel Pen
Core'dinations Blue Glitter Paper
Stampendous Changito the monkey stamp
Stampendous Changito sentiment stamp
Star stamp (bought at a garage sale- not sure where its from)
Green, silver ink pads
on the inside I wrote "and you mean the world to me" I also cut around the monkey so I could slide the Earth behind him as if he were holding it up.
I am so glad that I was challenged to explore this cartridge. I put it away when I first got it because it wasnt what I was expecting. As I went through it I have so many ideas of future projects that I would like to make. I think over time that this cartridge will get lots of use and will become one of my most favorite cartridges. To see what Kassidy discovered about this cartridge please visit her site. I cant wait to see what she liked the most about this cartridge that neither of us has really used.
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