Cathy's Crafting Journey

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Friday, August 3, 2012

MCCR 100 cartridge blog hop

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100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop Day ONE

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Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's 100 Cartridge Blog Hop. 

Collectively the design team uses over 100 different Cricut Cartridges in their projects during the two days of this hop. Sunday the new members of the design team will be announced and some have even made a project to share with you!! What an exciting weekend!!

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Good morning everyone, for todays' hop I had to incorporate 3 cartridges in my project, and I chose, Cricuts'   Straight From the Nest, Paisley, and Fancy Frames cartridges.  I decides to make a project for each cartridge.

The first project I made I used Art Philosophy cartridge co cut out a gift back with the fit to page feature, using white 12x12 card stock.  and everything else I used the Paisley cartridge.  I cut the bee on page 25 @ 2" and   the sentiment  "just be you" on page 70,@ the same.  I used papers from the Bo Bunny 6x6 Hello Sunshine pack.   I then cut a tag from page 25, added some Bo Bunny gems and yellow ribbon.


the second cartridge was   Straight from the Nest.  I loved the card that is at the beginning of the booklet on page 7.  S I decided to do a card like it using Close To My Hear papers, My Reflections Sonoma.    I followed the instructions at the front of the book and this is how it came out.  It is a  7x6 card when finished.  

I cut the word Celebrate at 1 inch and ran i through my Xyron sticker maker and put it on the side flap.

Here is the inside of the card.. I used paisley cuts and border on the cartridge and for the slider because there is a paisly flower on the Sonoma papers.  
Last, but not least  my third cartridge is Fancy Frames:

So I did a simple card using on of the fancy frames, I cut it at 4 inches and using  papers from Colorbok.  I cut the frame at 4 inches.  and then cut an oval from K&Co Julianne  6x6 pack.   then I added a small bird house from Cricut's Stretch Your Imagination cartridge at 1 1/2 inches and made a flower cut at 2 1/2 inches and leaves at 2 inches.  I cut the word Spring from Stretch your imagination and glued it to a chipboard piece, inked it with Tim Holtz walnut distress ink. lastly added some bling, and stickles.

here is what the car looks like on the inside.

These were my projects for today, hope you enjoyed them:)

next you should go to Claires' blog here:


If you get lost along the way
here is the entire line up:


  1. MCCR
  2. jenn lorist
  3. Teresa
  4. Kathy
  5. shelley
  6. heather
  7. Jessica S
  8. Tammy
  9. Jen L
  10. Erica's Projects
  11. Samantha
  12. robin
  13. amy
  14. Miranda
  15. Angie
  16. LB
  17. Cathy
  18. Claire
  19. Lisa Carrier
  20. Blog Candy

Happy crafting :))   Come back again!!



  1. Beautiful projects Cathy. My favorite is the bee bag!!

  2. Fantastic projects. I really love the gift bag.\ with that darling little bee.

    Hugs Nana
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  3. Awesome projects Cathy!
    Miranda :)
    MCCR DT Sister

  4. Great projects Cathy!!!
    MCCR DT Lead Shelley

  5. Very cute! Love the little bird house.

    MCCR DT, Lisa Ch

  6. Really great projects. The cards are super cute.

    Tammy S.

  7. Cathy, adorable gift bag and very elegant cards. Fabulous job on all your projects!
    Jessica S

  8. Lovin' all of your projects, Cathy! You make the prettiest cards! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Super cute projects! Great job! Thank you for sharing!

    Melissa, MCCR DT

  10. Love your projects, great job!!

    Susie, MCCR DT Sister

  11. very pretty work. Love the purple.
    MCCR DT sis

  12. Super cute projects. Love your celebrate card. The colors just work so well together!

    Nadja MCCR DT sister

  13. Very cute projects, love your card.

    MCCR DT Sister

  14. did such a great job for the Hop! I love the Spring sweet! I think my favorite is the gift box! Super cute!
    MCCR DT sis

  15. Cathy your projects are so cute, love the cards they are beautiful. TFS
    Ava DT Sister MCCR

  16. Beautiful projects!! Serenade is one of my favorite carts and you just showed why! Love that card!

  17. Awesome and beautiful projects Cathy. Great job on recreating the card from SFTN cart. I love your version even better! So much more elegant :)
    My Cricut Craft Room DTM

  18. Wow, Cathy, all of your projects are so fabulous!! You did such a great job!! I love them all :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  19. CUte projects thank you for following my blog, I am following yours