Ready, Set, 1,2,3...
My father recently purchased a mini-sized baseball glove
for my 3-year-old nephew who was recently "dethroned" by
his newborn baby brother and has been in need of a little
extra T.L.C. Grandpa and grandson practiced throwing
a plastic baseball back and forth in the living room
while standing five feet apart. My nephew felt very important
and mimicked many of the actions that he had observed
while attending his oldest brother's baseball games that
preceding summer. He practiced tossing his baseball into
his own glove while repeatedly exclaiming, "Ready, Set,
1,2,3!" After which he threw the ball in the general
direction of his amused grandfather. How adorable!
I've been exploring "Baseball", which is one of the newly
released Cricut Solutions Cartridges. It is a welcome addition
to my Cricut cartridge collection and will be the perfect
cartridge to help me scrap these fun family memories.
Lonna Joy Smoot- Editor, Cricut CHIRP!
PROJECT CORNER AND SPOTLIGHT
I love to craft so you can find me in my crafting
depot in my lovely basement most of the time. I will
admitt that I have a very bad addiction to crafting
and craft supplies. My crafting habit takes up too
much of my time there fore leaving my family without
clean clothes or dinner on the table. Hey but look
at the bright side of things, my scrapbooks and cards
are being completed.
Barbara's Project: Chirp'n Trivia
George and Basic Shapes; Making the Grade; MIckey
Mouse Font; Tags, Bags, Boxes and More=A0
The Chirpin Trivia Game Game box instructions:
1. I cut the shirt box from BTBM @ 11 inches for
the game box.
2. I used Cricut Design Studio to make the title
for my game box using Making the Grade cartridge.I
cut it out twice in two different colors and over
lapped them. I then used a black sharpie to trace
3. I typed and hand wrote the details of the game
on the box.
4. I twisted two pipe clearners together to make
the handle for the game box.
5. The gold seal is a sticker that I wrote on.
The game board:
1. I cut four white squares of paper @ 7.5 x 8.5
2. I cut four purple squares of paper slightly bigger
then the white ones and glued them on the back of
the while for a purple boarder.
3. I taped the four squares together on the back
of the purple squares.
4. I cut out the title Chirpin Trivia from Mickey
Mouse Font @ 1 inch.
5. I cut out the treasure chest from paper dolls
@ 6 inches.
6. I cut the circle spaces from George @ 1.5 inches
7. I photo copied the cartridges and cut them out
to make the cartridge spaces.
8. The letters R and L were cut from Mickey Mouse
Font at 1 inch.
9. I hand drew the cricut coupon card space.
1. I photo copied four cartridges.
2. I glued them onto cardboard.
3. I then cut them out and made a slit on the bottom
for the little stands made from same cardboard.
The Grand Cricut Crown:
1. I used the Cricut Design Studio to cut out the
words in the crown.
2. I then cut two strips of paper for the sides and
used flower brads to connect them to the crown.
3. I added velco at the ends of the strips to be
use to fasten crown on head. It is adjustable with
the velco closure.
4. I added jewels to the points of the crown.
1. I made the dice from two woodend little blocks.
2. I glued squares of colored paper on each side.
3. I cut out the numbers, letters and ? from Mickey
Mouse Font and glued them to the dice with a glue
1. I simply photo copied my tools on a copier.
2. I then cut them out.
R cards, L cards, and cricut coupon cards:
1. I used George to cut the cards from the rounded
retangular shape @ 3 inches.
2. The letters R and L were cut from Mickey Mouse
Font @ 2 inches.
3. I then glued the letters onto the cards.
The trivia card box:
1. I used BTBM for this box cut @ 5 3/4 inches from
the nut cup.
2.On my computer I typed the words cricut trivia
cards four times and glued them to my box.
1. I cut card category card dividers from BTBM @
5 inches round top2.
2. I printed out the category titles on my pc.
3. I cut and glued them onto the top of the dividers.
1. I cut the cards @ 4 inches from George rounded
2. I cut out the letters from Mickey Mouse Font @
3 inches and glued them onto the cards.
3. I typed up the trivia questions, printed them
out and then cut and glued them to the cards.
The category reference card:
1. I cut the card out from George @ 4 inches using
the rounded rectangle.
2. I printed out the title of the card and card categories
and glued them onto the card.
Instructions for the game:
1. I typed up and printed out the trivia game instructions.
This week's highlighted threads are:
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turn "hiding from online status" off.
CARTRIDGE EXPLORATION -
This week I fell in love with the "Pooh Font" Cartridge.
This cartridge is so cute and easy to use. (Well all the
cartridges are easy to use if you just follow the instructions-silly
me!) I couldn't wait to see what this new Pooh cartridge
could do and as I discovered everything that came with
the cartridge I got really excited. The six creative features
that come with this cartridge are: Marker, Wood, Marker
Shadow, Wood Shadow, Shadow, and Honey Pot. Basally you
get four different fonts; three of these fonts come with
a shadow feature to help make your designs stand out. WOW!
That is so great, plus you get a few Pooh babies character
my project this week, I am giving you the cut
I cut one of the baby Pooh images
and attached him to the front of my book. I wanted to see
if I could make a book with different letters attached
to the sides. There are so many different types of books
and I have seen some really great ideas. I opened my Design
Studio Software and began to experiment with the "Pooh
Font" cartridge. One of the images that is on this cartridge
is a honey pot. (You know, the one that Pooh always eats
honey out of). I thought this image would make a great
book. Then I began playing around with the letters to the
side of the image. A friend stopped over while I was playing
with my project and so I bounced some ideas off of her
and she helped me to finalize my book project (see pic).
I layered the word "Baby" down the side of the pot; these
letters can be used to open each of the different pages.
I used the Bind-It-All tool to punch the holes in the end
of the book and some wire to bind the book together, and
then added ribbon to the wire. I cut out the book from
chipboard then cut the honey pot out of fun colorful cardstock.
The letters are cut out from plain paper so they will stand
out. I was very pleased with my project and I hope you
like it too. This book could be used for a baby announcement,
mother's day card (change the letters on the side to say "mom"),
or to display some fun baby photos.
Other fonts that come with this cartridge are the Marker
and Wood styles. The wood design has lines
the letters so they look like real pieces of wood. I love
the lines of the marker style because they are so easy
to see (see pic). Both of these styles come with the shadow
feature to compliment the titles or words that you are
creating for your projects or scrapbook page. The basic
font that comes with the cartridge has thin lines but is
easy to read. It would look great on a bulletin board.
I also think you could use it to make a book for younger
kids that are just learning how to write. You could trace
this alphabet really easily because the lines are so easy
to follow, then once the child has the letter down he or
she can try practicing the letter or letters on their own.
The other font that comes with this cartridge is all the
letters inside the shape of Pooh's honey pot. This font
would look really cute on a title or side bar for a scrapbook
page or even a bulletin board.
The images that come with this cartridge are Pooh, Tigger,
Piglet, and Eeyore. The baby images are so cute and each
character comes with a few different types of images. These
images make me want kids. Oh well, I will just have to
use them on my dog's scrapbook pages (they won't even notice-hehe).
Check out next week as I continue to explore the wonderful
world of Cricut Cartridges.
TECH SUPPORT NOOK -
QUESTION: What is the Multi Cut feature?
ANSWER: This feature allows each contour
of each glyph to cut 2, 3, or 4 times according to the
Multi Cut setting instead of the usual single cut. This
allows the Cricut Expression to cut deeper each time and
eventually all the way through thicker stock such as chipboard.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing,
moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just
common sense, dancing."
~ William James