Monday, November 7, 2011

Cartridge Showcase: Something to Celebrate




Today Chef Mindy is featuring cards and gift boxes she made using the Cricut Something to Celebrate cartridge.  This cartridge is filled with cute party-themed images that are perfect for the celebrations in your life. The cards, boxes, bags, cupcake wrappers, and tags are perfect for any occasion. It has rosettes, banner pennants and a cute candle font, too. 

So without further ado . . . here's Mindy!


Hi, this is Mindy and it's my turn to host the Cooking With Cricut cartridge showcase.  I have chosen to showcase the cartridge Something to Celebrate.  This is a newer cartridge and it is adorable.  It has a little something for all sorts of events like birthdays, baby showers, graduations and more.   The cartridge has several features -- there are shaped cards, a font, font shaped cards, and decor items.
My first project is this adorable cupcake shaped card.  I cut the card at 5 1/2 inches and then cut the actual cupcake and it's layers at the same size. This worked great and the card base served as a shadow for the layered image.  I finished the card with some googly eyes which are perfect for this cartridge because most of the images have faces on them.  If you are not a fan of the faces, you could definitely hide them with your Gypsy, Design Studio or in the Cricut Craft Room. 



For my next project I used one of the images by itself.  I chose this piece of pie and decided to make it look like pumpkin pie.  This makes a great Thanksgiving card.  Once again I used googly eyes on the piece of pie and added the image to the card with an action wobble to give it some movement. 


Next I decided to make two of the decor items from the cartridge.  The hot pink pillow box is the decor item from the pennant cut on page 45.  I cut it at "fit to page" which ended up being 5 3/4 inches -- a really nice size.  You could fill this box with some candy and a gift card and give it to someone for their birthday.  That would be much more exciting than just putting the gift card in an envelope.  I decorated my box with a birthday cake, but you could easily change the cake to the graduation cap or the stork and use it for whatever you need.   

The other decor item I made is this little pink polka dotted favor box.  This is the decor cut from the streamers image on page 40. I also cut this at "fit to page" and it ended up being 2 1/2 inches.  This is the perfect size to use as a little candy favor box to put on the table at a shower or birthday party. 
I have only touched the tip of the iceberg with this cartridge.  As I mentioned before it also has a font letters and number with and without a little flame on the top.  You can also make a shaped card out of the numbers and letters.  The number shaped cards would be perfect for a child's birthday.  I hope I have inspired you to take a look at the Something to Celebrate cartridge and see what you can make with it. 
- Mindy
Great job, Mindy!  These are sooo cute!  Please check out all the details for these projects and more at Chef Mindy's blog Scrappy and Piggy.  We'll see you back here Wednesday for our weekly Design Team challenge and you won't want to miss Chef Michelle's Cartridge Showcase on Thursday.  She is featuring the Simply Charmed cartridge.
~ CWC Design Team




7 comments:

Larelyn said...

Great job, Mindy. Your projects are just so cute. Thank you for the inspiration.

Debbie said...

Mindy-I love all of your projects, I do not have this cart but looks like it is going on my wish list now! TFS.

Debbie B.

Melin said...

WOW Mindy what a wonderful showcase...I too don't have this cartridge....Geez. I need to hit the lottery :) Thank you so much for such a wonderful showcase!!!

Melin

Nita said...

Great job on the showcase Mindy! That pillow box is fabulous - what a great way to give a gift card. And "Pie Love You" - HA! Cracks me up. :)
Nita

JustYolie said...

Mindy your projects are soooo cute!!! Fab job!!

Sheena said...

Super Cute projects!!

marlene said...

Hi there
you have a wonderful web site
thanks marlene