Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hello Thursday! Cricut Nifty Fifties, Birthday Bash and Shall We Dance? Cartridges!

After all the Imagine chatter and excitement comes Hello Thursday (new cartridge preview day)!  Provocraft sure knows how to keep us pumped up and primed with new products!!

The owners of the Cricut Expression, Create and Baby Bugs will be happy to see that Hello Thursday is just for them - three new cartridges, all full size!

Cricut Nifty Fifties Cartridge - Tons of layered images, word art and a shadowed font!
Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge - Loads of layered images, shadowed font and a whole feature key full of cards and tags with matching word art/images!
Cricut Shall We Dance Cartridge (Cricut Circle Exclusive) - Cartridge full of silhouettes, word art, and layered images - so darn cute!

Now, onto the projects:

Cricut Nifty Fifties:

 I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this cartridge!  Now, a bit about this card and envelope: I have a friend who has a Corvette and is in a Corvette club that drives all over the place together.  Recently, she went on a trip with her Corvette Club all along Route 66 so I immediately thought of her when I saw the Route 66 images on the cartridge.  Conveniently, it also happens to be her birthday soon so I made this card and envelope in celebration of that.  I gave it to her yesterday!

This is an acrylic card I got from Close to My Heart - thought it would be a fun medium to use.  Paper is from Club Scrap's Cruisin Kit - love the retro colors!

This word art is from the cartridge.  I ran the emblem through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder. Pen work using the Uniball Signo white pen.  Ribbon from Michaels.

Peek to the inside:

Here is the inside of the card.  Stamps from Club Scrap and Close to My Heart.  Notice the shadowed font on the right hand side of the card ("ON") - also on this Nifty Fifties cartridge.  It will look great welded, won't it?  Route 66 emblem is from the cartrdige also.

Here is the card and back of the envelope. I made the envelope using the Scor-Pal.  Car is from the Nifty Fifties cartridge also.

This is actually the front of the envelope!  I love the "cruisin'" word art with the car!  "Jean" was cut using the font on the cartridge.

Card with envelope:

Cricut Birthday Bash Cartridge:  This cartridge not only has a shadowed font, it also has a whole feature key filled with cards and tags!  Woo hoo!  And they are SUPER CUTE!!

Green Card and Dotted Envelope:

Green card is from the card feature key.  Bird on the banner is also from the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge!  Cloud is cut from Cricut Serenade cartridge and stamp is from Papertrey Ink. Paper by DCWV, Core'dinations and Bo Bunny.

Word art ("have a banner year") is also from the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge.

Front of envelope - I cut the scalloped circle and sentiment.

Cricut Shall We Dance? cartridge (Cricut Circle Exclusive):

Finally, a dance oriented cartridge!  This has been a highly requested cartridge.

I used the new Cuttlebug Art Deco folders for the front of this card.  I love how it frames the ballet shoes and word art.

Let's see the inside of the card:

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  1. Love it!!! These are so flippin' cute!!!!

  2. SAWKAT66 said...

    Nifty Fifty - All the way, who does not love a sock hop!?!?!

    Birthday bash looks fun, too!

    Love your cards.
    Ridding out the storm in TExas.


  3. I LOOOOVE your card and envelope. One of the cutest I've seen recently. I really can't wait to get the birthday bash cartridge, especially after seeing your card. LOVE it!

    -Katie Tiger
    sugar _ cookie08 at hotmail dot com

  4. I am loving the "Shall We Dance" cartridge. It's so cute and perfect to capture your little ballerina.

    Scrapping City Gal,

  5. I have watched some of your videos on you tube, I love them!! I need to get me a cuddle bug!!

    Toni in WI.

  6. I love the birthday bash cartridge, but the nifty fifties is awesome!!! All your cards are so very, very cute!

  7. Absolutely LOVE the Birthday Bash cartridge! Can find lots of uses for it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. I follow your blog using fourkidstwocats at msn dot com.
    I like the Winter Frolic cartridge the best! Would love to play with it.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    snowdraak at msn dot com

  9. I love all the cartridges, but I could use the Birthday Bash the most. nuts4muts

  10. love the birthday bash card that turned out really really cute!!

  11. Your cards are all beautiful. I especially love the Birthday Bash one with the bird.


    stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

  12. I like the Nifty Fifties cartridge best. I am a follower and subscriber.

  13. Although all 3 new carts look fabulous, my favorite is the "Shall We Dance?" cart!! I was a professional dancer (seems like a lifetime ago) and I not only follow all the televised dance shows (DWTS, SYTYCD, ABDC), but attend ALL of the Live shows when they come into town. In fact, my daughter and I have great seats for So You Think You Can Dance on October 5th! The "Shall We Dance?" cart is going to be an absolute MUST for my collection. Thanks for sharing these beautiful ideas.

  14. Birthday Bash is my favorite. It has such cute characters.

  15. Wow i have just found your it. I also have the iphone app and find it to be fantastic. The 50's cart is great as I love everything about that period. The dance cart is gorgeous as well but being in Oz the Cricut Circle is out of my price range so I won't be getting that one which sucks.

    Back of Beyond
    Middle of nowhere
    West Oz

  16. I'm loving the winter frolic. Too cute

  17. Love your projects! Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks also for the chance to win some really, really cool stuff!

  18. I have to say that nifty fifties cartridge gets my vote! So adorable! I grew up near the old route 66, and I wish I could have known it back in it's glory days. And the movie cars made me love it even more!

    Real okie gurl

  19. I would LOVE the chance to win Winter Frolic, as I am a first grade teacher! I just found your blog and am LOVING it! Thank you!

  20. It is really hard to choose which one is the cutest!! I think the birthday bash may win me over, though!
    thanks, Jen Sully in Raymore MO

  21. Both cartridges look great but I favor the birthday bash because I make so many birthday cards. Izzy's Mom

  22. I would have said the Nifty Fifty was my favorite ~ until I saw what you did with the Birthday Bash! You've converted me! You are sooooo inspiring! Thanks for the great ideas!
    SusanJ in Atlanta

  23. I'm new at Cricut and would love to have the Winter Frolic cartridge. I can see so many possibilities!!


  24. Great cards Joy,
    I so want the nifty fifty cart,
    My husband was a teenager in the fifties.
    I still have his book to do for my boys..The ballet shoe are adorable.

  25. I love the Nifty fiftys !! i will be using this with all of the cars i need to scrap !!

  26. I love the birthday bash cartridge, your cards are lovely and I love the banners.

    Janette P

  27. All of the new carts look great, but if I had to pick just one I think it would be the birthday one.

  28. I love the birthday bash cartridge-it will be perfect for crafting cards for our 4 grandsons!!


  29. Love the Nifti Fifties- lots of neat things on it.

  30. All the projects are simply awesome and thanks for making them cards. That's what I use my cricut for these days...just purchased two new cartridges this week. I would love to have tghe Birthday Bash to add to the collection. Thanks, Jean R

  31. I would love to win "winter frolic" cartridge because winter is my favorite time of year, all the snow it is just beautiful. thanks for the chance to win. scrapin"mitzi


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