Friday, July 6, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room's 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 one year "BLOG-iversary" of our first 100 cartridge Blog hop!

A year ago the blog was kicked off with the first design team members and daily postings. It took 2 months to get ready for this hop last year. Now we bring it to you the first full weekend of every month.

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!!

As special treat enjoy 10% off of your total purchase with Erica's Craft Room Store.
Use the code JULY to see 10% off of your total purchase (No exclusions)
on July 7 & 8. Also on Sunday there will be an exciting announcement!!

You should have come from:
Jenn's Blog
If not you will want to go back !! We wouldn't want you to miss any projects on the way!!
Here is my project for the hop with one of my favorite little ones as the star :)

I used several cartridges on this layout. I used Nate's ABCs for the blocks and I cut those at 1.50 you will find the block cuts on each one of the pages in your booklets according to the ABC's. I cut the blocks first in the ABC's to spell out Patrick and then again in the solid blocks to layer them. I did the project in Cricut Craft Room so I was able to use the Hey Diddle Diddle cartridge to fill the solid blocks with a cute pin wheel print. The ball is on page 55 in your booklet and I did the standard cut and then the blackout cut and layered the blue on top of the red.
 on Nate's ABC's I cut the wagon at 2.00 and then went into the layering features for the wheels. The wheels are tiny and I found the best way for me to pick them up and place them was with the pic in my cricut tools!! I gently poked them with the sharp tip and placed them.The wagon is from Kate's ABC's but after using that cartridge I see the same cut on Nates ABC's
The cute little birds are from Campin Critters cartridge and you will find them on page 33 of your booklet. I cut them at 1.25 and once again used the layering feature. You will once again have some tiny cuts to work with and I used my cricut tool pic again. After cutting all of the layers and putting them together I decided it needed to be more defined to stand out on the page so I used the shadow feature and black card stock to make it pop. The shadow will cut with the a spot for the musical notes to go so what I did was put it all together then trim off the the part I didn't want to use.
The frame is from Fancy Frames and I cut it at 8 inches tall the width will automatically proportion itself. Even though the picture is a 5x7 when I did the cut at 7 inches it covered a portion of the photo and frankly my little great nephew is too darn cute to cover up so I went 1 inch larger and it was perfect. I once again did this cut in Cricut Craft Room and used the Hey Diddle Diddle cartridge to flood it with the Pin wheels print to match the blocks. The All Boy Sticker and the Photo Corners are from DCWV and are available for purchase at Erica's Craft Room store You will also find a huge selection of cartridges as well as the latest trends in paper crafting!!
 Thank-you for stopping by and I would love for you to leave a comment on my project!!! Your next stop should be

Kathy's Blog
Have a great crafty day!!
Here is the full line up for today in case you get lost along the way!


  1. Shelley, what a super cute layout! You used so many great cuts on so many cartridges!
    MCCR DT sis

  2. Adorable layout & adorable picture!!

  3. Super cute LO for a Super cute boy!
    Jenny R
    MCCR DT Sister

  4. Such a cute Layout!

  5. Very cute layout, I do not have either of those cartridges, but hope to some day!

  6. Very Cute love the birds.
    MCCR DT, Lisa Ch

  7. Great LO Shelley. I love the blocks for his name.
    My Cricut Craft Room DTM

  8. cute layout, but the baby is adorable!!He's a cutie!
    MCCR-DT Janet Royer

  9. Such a cute layout and he's a cutie too!

  10. Adorable!
    Miranda :)
    MCCR DT Sister

  11. Super cute layout! Love all of the adorable die cuts!

    Have a great weekend!

    Heather Lynn

  12. What a cute page and even cuter little man

  13. Shelley, so adorable. Love the papers you used!and the chicks are so cute. Thanks for sharing.

  14. I love Nates ABC's, but I never noticed the blocks!! Such an adorable LO!!

  15. Nate;s ABcs is one of my favs.
    TFS your cute layout.
    dmcardmaker at aol dot com

  16. Love this layout, I just got Nate's ABC's cartridge
    can't wait to paly with it. TFS
    Ava DT Sister

  17. I love this layout Shelley.You used such great colors. TFS, Mary M

  18. Beautiful layout and I love the way you did the title.

  19. Great layout. I love the colors that you used.

  20. Awww...what a cute little star you have. Your layout if wonderful. Love the "masculinity" with the colors you chose and great use of the Cricut Carts.
    Jessica S
    MCCR DT Sister


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