Monday, April 15, 2013

Cartridge Showcase: Graphically Speaking



Hello, and welcome to our Cartridge Showcase.  This week, our featured design team member is Kaylee from 104 Cards For Soldiers.  And Kaylee is featuring the cartridge Graphically Speaking.  So, sit back and enjoy the showcase.


It's my favorite Cricut cartridge.  I really like the basic shapes and outlines.  All the phrases have icons that go with them, and a lot of the phases themselves have been turned into a graphic image.  The images remind me of street signs-they are super basic and easy to understand.  It makes combining and layering them very easy, like I did on the Valentine card for my husband.  The look is very crisp, clean, and basic, yet not boring.


 I usually use the cartridge for putting titles on my scrapbook pages.  I like that I can layer a word over an image to make it more interesting to look at.  I also like how the words are condensed together and don't take up much room.





I also made a reminder pad.  I made it on chipboard with a magnetic base so that it can stick to my refrigerator.  I'm going to coat it in a sealant, so that I can write on it with dry erase markers-making it reusable.   My favorite part is the little knotted string that I added-it makes me chuckle.


The final thing that I made was a bookmark.  I used my Gypsy to combine the blackout image of a sign and the readers for the background.  I then cut the outline and phrase of the readers on red paper.  It was so easy and is really cute


Thanks for joining us today.  We hope you will come back daily to see all the amazing creations of our oh so talented design team.  Remember to drop by Kaylee's Blog and leave her some lovely comments.  Have a great week!
Charlotte 

2 comments:

Brenda said...

Wow Kaylee, I am loving this showcase! I love, love your card, so simple, but so unique and perfect! I also love your scrap page title, I too love that the sentiments on this cartridge doesn't take up a lot of roam! And omgosh I love your bookmark! As a person who loves to read, this is great! Great job in showcasing this cartridge!! I will be looking at GS in a whole new way!

Beth F. said...

I have that cartridge and rarely use it. Thanks for the inspiration for using it! I really like the card you made!