Cartridge Showcase: A Child's Year

Happy Monday!  We hope you all had a wonderfully crafty weekend!  Welcome to our Monday Cartridge Showcase.  Chef Larelyn is taking over the blog today and sharing some of her favorite projects made with the Cricut A Child's Year cartridge.  All the sweetest childhood memories are captured in classic silhouettes on the A Child’s Year cartridge. Document the adventures of your little ones with the variety of playful scenes.  This cartridge includes: Monogram, Icon, Card, Tag, Font, and Shadow creative features.

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

Hello my crafty friends!  I'm so happy to share one of my favorite cartridges with you today.  This cartridge is one that I was almost positive I didn't need or want.  I figured that since my daughters were grown, I don't have grand kids, and I'm no longer teaching there was no reason to get this cartridge.  Boy was I wrong!!  A Child's Year has become one of my go-to all-time favorite cartridges.  For me, it has everything:   adorable silhouette images with shadows, scalloped and balloon monograms, icons, tags, a great font, and a card feature.  What else would you need?  Here are some projects that I've created using A Child's Year:
This card uses the base-shift and shadow image on page 40.

The second card uses the base image and shadow on page 47.  I also used the icon from that page.

My next project is a page layout using the base and shadow image on page 32.

I love the scalloped oval on this cartridge.  I used it on this card.  It is the monogram found on page 57.

This cute little witch is found on page 53 using the shift key.  I also welded the font for the sentiment.

Next, this was my CWC project last week.  I used the inside cut from the monogram found on page 69 for the tag.

This project uses the tag feature on page 49. It's a box that holds seven Hershey Treasures chocolates.

And finally, I used the card feature (shift) on page 48 for the scalloped mat on this card. 
I hope you can see the versatility of this "oldie but goodie" cartridge.  When I'm in a designing slump, I turn to A Child's Year and can almost always find the perfect images to make a project come to life.
Hugs and Happy Crafting,
Super cute projects, Larelyn!  Thanks so much for sharing them with us today.  Make sure you head over to Larelyn's blog and leave her a comment and let her know how much you enjoyed her showcase!
We hope you'll stop back in Wednesday for our weekly Cooking With Cricut challenge.  On Thursday, Chef Jenny R. will be sharing projects she's made for her Cartridge Showcase featuring the Go Canada cartridge. 
Make sure you mark your calendar for this weekend's blog hop, too!

And there is still time to join our Design Team -- click on the banner at the top of the page for more information . . . the deadline is February 12th!
~ CWC Design Team


  1. ACY is one of my top 3 all time favorites.  Love all the projects you shared.  I need to use the reading one on a layout page I need to do of granddaughter.  Thanks for sharing. 

  2. MelissaSunshineHoneyBee2/6/12, 10:05 AM

    Especially like the Spring Has Sprung layout.

    Was wonderiing if you have a blog archive pull down lookup so that one can look back at older posts without having to go to a post & clicking on older posts & going backwards looking for a particular post? I do not seem to be able to find an archive to use. Appreciate a response.

    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Wonderful post!  This is one of my all-time favorite cartridges too.  It has SO many hidden gems!  TFS!

  4. Jennyplace262/6/12, 4:00 PM

    OMG! Such a great variety of cuts, you have done such a great job showcases this cartridge, I think it is time for me to dig it out and blow off the dust. Your layout is just wonderful and I think I will just have to scraplift this ideal. Great Job!

  5. That IS a great cartridge.  I love the font.  I use it a lot!

  6. You did SUCHa  wonderful job Larelyn!!  I LOVE how you showcased the many features of A Childs Year.  I am planning on using this for my valentines card!!  So SWEET..


  7. WOW Larelyn! What a wonderful showcase! I love the variety of projects you showcased! It is always amazing to see how much can be done with one cartridge. Thank you so much for your creativity with all of us! 

  8. Debbie B-WorkinScrappinMomof42/7/12, 1:53 PM

    Larelyn-I love the showcase, I do not have this cartridge but you make me want it!  Thanks so much for showing different uses of it.  I love the you're #1 treat box.


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