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Category Archives: Cricut Projects

Cricut Expression Idea Book Giveaway!

The new Cricut Expression book by Cathy Rigby is finally here! Let’s celebrate by having a giveaway! We will be giving away 10 copies of the book right here on the Cricut Blog!  For a chance to win, all you have to do is “Like” us on the Official Cricut Facebook Page  and follow us on the Official Cricut Pinterest Page! Once you start following us, leave a comment on this thread by midnight, Thursday, May 3rd 2012, and you will be entered to win! The 10 winners will be announced here on the Cricut Blog on Friday, May 4th, 2012.

For those of you who would like to purchase this amazing book, the publisher, Gibbs-Smith, has offered 40% off just for our Cricut fans!  CLICK HERE to purchase the book from the Gibbs-Smith site and enter the promo code CRICUT40 at checkout! This offer is good through the end of June 2012.

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A Gift for Mom

Good Morning Everyone!  Jill Cassity here to share a special way to present a gift to that special gal in your life- your Mom!  I created this little octagon gift box with one of the neatest new Cricut cartridges: Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2.  Although some of these boxes may seem to be a little intimidating to assemble they are actual pretty easy!  The octagon box took just a few minutes to put together.  However, I did spent a lot more time creating the giant pink rose with the Giant Flowers cartridge, but I had so much fun putting it together.  I simply glued the rose on top of the box, wrapped ribbon around the rose, arranged a few leaves and roses around the base and finished it off with a pretty tag.

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A Bracelet for Mom

Hello! Kristen Swain here today to show you a fun and cute project that you can create with the kids for a great mother’s day present. I think Shrink Art is fun, fast, and fabulous! So today I created this pretty charm bracelet that I think will just ‘charm’ mom on her day! And don’t forget, mother-in-laws, grandmothers, sisters and cousins are sure to love this sweet gift as well. And of course, with your Cricut Expression Electronic Cutting Machine you can make your own gift boxes and not only will they be gorgeous, but so much less expensive then buying wrapping and bows and bags at the store.

I  bought some clear shrink film at the craft store. You can buy the opaque kind and sand it and use colored pencils.But I prefer the clear, and I use sharpie markers to get the color on each charm.

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Now Available for Digital Purchase

Hi Cricut Fans! The third Thursday of the month usually marks the day where we showcase the newly released cartridges on a feature called Hello Thursday. Today, there will not be an April Hello Thursday announcement, but please stay tuned for a special Mother’s Day Hello Thursday that will take place on May 3rd, 2012. We will be announcing five beautiful new cartridges that will hit stores just in time for Mother’s Day!

Instead, we thought we would revisit cartridges that were released a few months ago and are now available for digital purchase on Cricut Craft Room and Cricut.com. Check out some of the past projects by our designers below.


 Cricut® Olé Digital cartridge

Celebrate with the vibrant Spanish and Latin inspired content in the Olé Digital cartridge! This cartridge is packed full of striking images, Spanish phrases, and a bold layered font. You will love using the images on this cartridge for party decorations and invitations, scrapbook pages, cards, and other creative projects.

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Let Your Dreams Take Flight!

Hello again everyone! Ginger Williams here continuing our weekly theme of Graduation projects here on the Cricut Blog. Today I have a graduation card to share with you, featuring the Paper Dolls Teen Scene Cartridge.

I love that the dolls on this cartridge have a so many outfit choices. You can really customize them to almost any event you can think of! I used the graduation outfit for my doll and added her to a bright and fun background that I thought represented just how happy and free I felt after my own graduation.

To give her hair dimension I embossed it with the Cuttlebug Machine and the Mesh Texture Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. There is also a little bit of embossing along the bottom of her gown done with the Pinking Stitch Embossing Border Folder.

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