Ok, so just like last time this is a mini blog hop between me and Joy(Obsessed with Scrapbooking). We are both giving away several prizes today. If this is your first stop then make sure you head over to her blog after you are done here. To enter to win these fabulous prizes you much sign up to join if you are not already a follower of this blog and leave a comment on this post. Tell me which cartridge you are most excited about from this release. I will be drawing the winners on Monday.
Now what are the prizes you ask.....well, on this blog I am giving away an Easter Mini cartridge, and Mother's Day mini cartridge, and a Provo Craft chef's hat from CHA. Joy is giving away a you pick one cartridge, a $1oo gift certificate to Peachy Cheap, and a deep cutting blade.
On to the new cartridges:
This layout is made using the new Straight From The Nest cartridge. The word art on this cartridge is really fantastic and perfect for blog titles. I think it is a must have for those of you who scrapbook out there.
This bird was so cute and I thought would be perfect perched some where way up high. I cut him out at 2".
The journaling tag was cut at 3" and stamped with a Close To My Heart stamp called 'comments' in a pale grey. Then I cut another one just a 1/4" larger for a shadow. It worked perfectly!
Another great feature of this cartridge is the photo corners. It has lots to choose from and I just love all of them! I went with the scalloped ones for this layout though. I cut the, at 1 1/2".
I also took advantage of the border feature and cut out this large scalloped border at 2". I also cut the title at 4 1/4. The paper is Songbird from DCWV and the cardstock is Core'dinations.
This card is made with the new Give A Hoot cartridge:
This cartridge is probably my favorite in this release. It has some really cute woodland animals, flowers, and a couple of cute earth cuts. This cartridge is very modern. We are going to feature it all next week over at Holidays with the Cricut! I think you guys are going to go crazy for this one!
This card was made using the nest cut from cartridge. It was cut out at 2 1/2"
the branch is cut using the border feature at 1 1/4". I just love that several of the new cartridges have border features!! Can you imagine this border cut to fit the length of your scrapbook page with a cute owl perched on it? How cute would that be!!
I speckled the eggs with a little bit of brown ink. The paper is Melissa Francis and Anna Griffin. Cardstock used is SU!.
This card is made with the new Preserves cartridge:
This cartridge is one that I have wanted for a long time. I just love anything fruit!! This definitely fits the bill! It has almost any kind of fruit you can think of and then a few more you did not know existed! I was very impressed when I got my first peek.
with this card I did more of the cricut wallpapering techinique. I cut all of the raspberries at 2"and adhered them to base of the card. I think I cut 20 out total using the auto fill feature. I think I ended up cutting about 2o single raspberries total.
For the central focus of the card I cut the circle and inlay using the 'lid' feature. It was cut at 2 1/2" and layered. This feature will be perfect for those of you who make your own jams and jellies!
This card is made with the new Just Because Cards cartridge:
This cartridge is chalked full of fantastic cuts and sentiments. It is perfect for those card makers out there. However, those of you who are scrapbookers don't count this cartridge out. The cuts are so cut that they can easily be used for layouts. Seriously! It has a pickle cut and come on...that is pretty stinkin' cute!!
Everything on this card was cut at 6". Which happens to be the height of the card, but it falls short of the usual 4 1/4" width. Basically I do not think these cards are standard sized cards. From what I have done so far though, the size on the cricut directly correlates to the height of the card. Keep that in mind when cutting from this cartridge.
Ok, now remember if you want to win one of my fabulous prizes you need to be a follower and leave a comment on this post telling me which of these new cartridges is at the top of your list. I will be drawing a winner on Monday!
If this was your first stop on the blog hop please head over to Obsessed with Scrapbooking because she also has four projects made with the new cartridges and is giving away 3 awesome prizes including a $100 gift certificate to Peachy Cheap!
One more thing, The Early Show on CBS will be showing Cricut Expression this Friday, Feb. 19. We don't have times yet but I’m guessing it will be featured in the Tech segment on Crafty Gadgets. I am going to record it and probably watch it while I am on the phone with either Scrapguy, Mandy, or Joy. Sad but true ;-)
I hope you enjoyed this blog hop! Have a wonderful day!!!
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