Melin's Cricut Critters-Piecings

These are all projects created using my Cricut and Cartridges ONLY. There are no “cutting files” or Gypsy (except where specified) used. I take cuts from cartridges and “piece” them together to create shapes (critters) not normally “Found” on the cartridges.
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** Baby Shower Layout For All Recent Projects & Updates **

I have always loved the art of Paper Piecing and that is where these ideas have stemmed from. This is just a different way of looking at the shapes on your cartridge and getting the most “bang” for your buck.

I have thought about writing detailed instructions for these layouts including step by step instructions and compiling them into a book of some sort. If there is enough demand, I may finish and produce it. Your thoughts would be welcomed. You can email me at melin at scrapbookeden dot com. or leave a comment on this page.

I have many more to get on here, this is just a start so please check back.
**SEE BELOW THIS FIRST PROJECT FOR UPDATES**
Baby Shower
Cartridges Used: Doodletype, Pooh and Friends, Songbird, Simply Sweet and From My Kitchen
I think this is the layout that started it all. Back when I did it, I didn’t realize how much people would enjoy it. It took moving heaven and earth to get the directions again after losing them during a computer failure. Of course I know, you say....well why didn’t you have it backed up.....Well to that I say, I DID. I wonder if someone could figure out what the odds are of having your hard drive AND your plugged in back up drive go bad at the same time. YEP, that’s what happened. So I had to take the time to recreate them. Oh by the way, I now have a back up drive AND Carbonite Online back up. Would hate to go around that mountain again!



Summer Time Fun
Cartridges Used: Art Philosophy and Artiste



Summertime BBQ
Cartridges Used: Art Philosophy and Artiste


My Pretty Pony
Cartridges Used: Art Philosophy and Artiste
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Love You
Cartridges Used: Art Philosophy and Artiste


You Make My Heart Sing Layout
Cartridges Used: Art Philosophy and Artiste
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Only used the Expression and my Art Philosophy cartridge.





Here Comes Santa Claus
Cartridge Used: Doodlecharms and Art Philosophy 
All cuts with the exception of the lettering were form the Doodlecharms cartridge. I only used the cartridge and my Expression. 
Cream of the Crop Layout
Cartridge Used: Doodlecharms and Art Philosophy 
All cuts with the exception of the lettering were form the Doodlecharms cartridge. I only used the cartridge and my Expression. 


Treats Served Here Sign
Cartridge Used: Doodlecharms and Art Philosophy 
All cuts with the exception of the lettering were form the Doodlecharms cartridge. I only used the cartridge and my Expression. 


Pumpkin Patch Cutie

Cartridge Used: Doodlecharms
All cuts with the exception of the lettering were form the Doodlecharms cartridge. I only used the cartridge and my Expression. 




You Are My Sunshine Layout
Cartridge Used: Country Life
ALL cuts including the bears were created with this cartridge and my Expression only.
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Fun In The Sun
Cartridges Used: Life's A Beach and From My Kitchen
This one was created a few years back but never made it's way on this page, 
so I thought I would put it up closer to the top.
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SWEET SPRING
Cartridge Used: Serenade
All cuts (except title) including bears created with the SERENADE Cartridge.
Title Created With The Hello Kitty Font Cartridge.
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NATURAL BEAUTY
Cartridge Used: Serenade
All cuts (except title) including bears created with the SERENADE Cartridge.
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Bugs n' Hugs Card
Cartridge Used: Garden Soup
Created the little Bumble Bee Paper Piecing with the cuts on this cartridge.
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Sweet Girl Layout
Cartridge Used: Sophisticated
All Die Cuts and Piecings Created Using The Sophisticated Cartridge
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Puppy Love Layout
Cartridges Used: Artiste and Art Philosophy
All Die Cuts Created with the Artiste Cartridge.


My Heart Roars For You Layout
Cartridge Used: Artiste and Art Philosophy
All Die Cuts Created with the Artiste Cartridge.
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Snow Fun Layout
Cartridge Used: Artiste and Art Philosophy
All Die Cuts Created with the Artiste Cartridge.
snow fun lo-500


Penguin Layout
Cartridge Used: Artiste and Art Philosophy
All Die Cuts Created with the Artiste Cartridge.




Rainy Day Fun Layout
Cartridge Used: Artiste and Art Philosophy
All Die Cuts Created with the Artiste Cartridge.
Paper from the Clementine Close To My Heart Collection.

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Artiste Bear Card
Cartridge Used: Artiste and Art Philosophy
The Bear, Cupcake and Crown are all from the Artiste Cartridge.
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YEE HAW Layout
Cartridge Used: Yee Haw
All Die cuts from the Yee Haw Cartridge including the Cowboy"Bear"


Bunny Express
Cartridges Used: Create A Critter, Easter 2010, Everyday Paper Dolls, My Community, Ashlyn’s Alphabet, Learning Curve, Word Builders 1 A Word Party and Gypsy to lay out bunny....BUT you could do him without a Gypsy as well.




Happy Birthday

Cartridge Used: Stretch Your Imagination..
Yep, even the puppy dogs are from this cartridge.

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Puddle Jumping
Cartridges Used: George and Basic Shapes And Paper Dolls Dress Up

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Sweet Boy Lamb
Cartridges Used:
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Key 2 My Heart
Cartridge Used: Romance. 
All Die Cuts and Piecings came from 
this cartridge (Including the bear).
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Celebrate Layout
Cartridges Used: George and Basic Shapes and Celebrations
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We Remember Layout
Cartridges Used: Stand and Salute, Independence Day, Seasonal Cake Art 
and George and Basic Shapes 
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Summer Fun 
Cartridges Used: Preserves, Everyday Paper Dolls and 
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20 comments:

Cheryl Zenoz said...

What Cricut cartridge did you get the giraffe from to make the Baby Shower Layout? Very Cute.

Melin said...

Hi Cheryl, thank you for your question. I am currently working on compiling a recipe book that contains the recipe for the giraffe. Please stay tuned for it's release. Thank you again!
-Melin

Sandy said...

Your idea's are super cute and fantastic as a way to be super creative with your cricut machine!!! I literally would pay to have a gypsy file or cut file to download with these!! Absolutely brilliant!!

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

You never cease to amaze me. This is an amazing wonderful idea. Let me say I would buy this immediately. I must say you have taken the Cricut and cartridges to a whole different level my friend.

Sandy Palmer said...

WOW, WOW, WOW,your talent never seems to stop amazing me! Every piece of paper you touch is always like a work of art! You are truly gifted my friend! :)
Fabulous layouts!

Scrappin' Realtor said...

Hi, I love your work and would definitely buy your book, gypsy files, etc. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Larelyn said...

I want the BOOK!! This is the greatest idea ever and I hope, hope, hope you continue to pursue compiling the recipes. I think it's a definite winner!!!
Hugs,
Larelyn

Brenda said...

Wow, wow, wow!! You are truly a talented person Melin!! I loved each project and would love to see you produce a recipe book!! I know I would buy it for sure! Hugs!

Laurie H. said...

I would love and so much need instructions on how to make these. I have a lot of cartridges but find myself stump on what and how to make things! If you have a book I would so much love to have one.
Scrappinlaurie@yahoo.com

simplykim419 said...

I love your work. I have always wanted to do paper piecings like this and would love to be able to do it with my Cricut. I would love to find out how you do them.

Jana said...

I would definitely buy a book with directions on how you made these using cricut. Your creativity is amazing! Thank you sharing.

Jana said...

I would definitely buy a book on how you made these cute paper piecings. Your creativity is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Del Marie Riley said...

Love love love. So cute and clever. Save a copy of your book for me too. I definitely want one.

Iesha said...

I am so in Love with all of the little critters! I would love to buy your book, just point me in the right direction.

linda smith said...

I love your paper piercings and would totally purchase the recipe for making these. I have tons of cartridges and love the paper piercing but not sure how to make them. TO be able to do these with my cricut and cartridges would be awesome. Yours are awesome and so cute. love it.

Cheryl Rogers said...

I would be very interested in your "book" of paper piecing to create new "critters" from Cricut Cartridges. Your creations are beautiful.
Cheryl
crogers0819@yahoo.com

okscrapgal13 said...

I've always loved all your layouts, etc. using the various Cricut cartridges.
I would want to be among the first in line to purchase your book. I would so love to be able to make all your awesome layouts.
Keep up the great work!!
Thanks,
Jill

Kay Miracle said...

I would love a book and I would also want to continue to get he recipes as you create them.

Laverna Taylor said...

Your layouts are darling and I would love to buy the book. How do I know when and where to find it....
I can't do anything with the computer not sure what you even do, but I love my cricut.

Pam said...

Would be happy to buy the book. Have you proceeded in your plans to put all these ideas on paper? I love to scrapbook but don't currently have the time to figure this out for myself. Let me know when you can. Thank you for considering this.