Sunday, December 4, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

Welcome to Day Two of  Erica's Craft Room 100 Cartridge Blog Hop. You should have come from the very talented Lezlye .

Today I have two projects that I'm very excited to share. One is my first attempt of a tri-fold card. Everyone should know by now I'm not a card maker but I came across this Christmas card by Crafting with Katie on Everyday Cricut, so I challenged myself.  Believe me it would not have been possible without Katie's instructional video see HERE Thank you Katie!

Carts I used~
Tis the Season
Wild Card
George and Basic Shapes

The base was made with a 12x24 mat.  It is an A-2 card 12'' wide, folded 4" wide.
The instructions on how to make the base is best shown in a video of which I will refer you to Katie's.
She makes it very easy to follow.  I chose different words and cut, which is what is so great about creating with your Gypsy.  I have saved the base file and can go back to this and add different words and design for different occasions.
With the Tis the Season cart I used <tree3> pg. 17 #55
The decoration on the tree is the Layer Feature Key #55. After cutting it out I added Deco Art Glistening Snow Writer and let it dry 2-3 hours before applying it to tree.
The red Christmas balls are Recollections Glitter Shapes.

The paper is DCWV, The Merry Christmas Stack
After seeing it posted here I might add some presents under the tree.
What do you think?

My second project was also inspired during my web surfing.  I found these adorable lollipop holders that were made with a die designed by Emma of  My Creative Time. I knew I wouldn't be able to order and get them in time to make for the hop and as it turns out they are so popular they are sold out but will be available again on December 7th.  You can find them (Stiched Lollipop Holder Die) in her store and you can bet I'll be purchasing them along with some of her All Around Stamps. Check them out, they are so cute!

Well then on to plan B!

I decided to try to make them using my Cricut carts and Gypsy.  Have I told you how much I love my Gypsy?

Ok, this took a bit of searching but I found the cuts I needed in Billionare, George and Basic Shapes and Art Philosophy.

This is the lollipop holder or anything else that you that you might want to use as a super creative gift.
The possibilities are endless!

I used the <tie-s> in Cricut Cartridge Billionare and used the hide/contour on the Gypsy to hide the suspenders. I then made a duplicate, flipping one and putting them end to end. The center square is from George and Basic Shapes and the scalloped circles  are from the Art Philosophy Cart. <Circle 3> Pg. 41 #21

The outline in red is showing what will be cut out after welding.

This is a sample of the cut and how I scored the bottom.

The cardstock is from the Martha Stewart 12x12 Frosty Gingerbread paper pad. I punched two holes in the center of both circles, placed the lollipop in the center, laced the ribbon through and tied the bow. I topped off the bow with a candy cane brad from my stash.

Next you should go to

Here is the entire lineup in case you get lost.

Thank you for stopping by

Happy Holidays and Happy Crafting!


  1. I love that card and how it opens!! And of course your lollipop holder is super cute too!

  2. connie, katies card is the pattern i used for our christmas card swap group. i totally 'lifted' this idea and made them, forgetting the name of the lady who shared this. thank you for the link, (another thing i forgot to save). you did great, and love both your projects.

  3. First of all AWESOME job on the tri-fold card! They confuse the crud outta me! LOL! Second, OMG! LOVE LOVE LOVE the lollipop holder! You are so talented!

  4. Your Card turned out so Cute! It's really Whimsical and I LOVE the Lollipop Holder. Great Job! :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  5. would never know you have never made a tri-fold card before. You did fabulous and of course that lollipop holder is awesome too!

  6. oh so crafty! Love to see that you made the design yourself!!! Great job

  7. maybe i missed it but how did you do the red and green to make it look like mints? love it!!

  8. These are very nice! Thanks for sharing. This is my first blog hop.

  9. Very nice card, great job!

  10. Stunning projects!! Love them both.

    Hugs XX

  11. LOL I also tried re-creating those cake pop dies! Glad to know it can be done...I'll have to keep trying. They turned out adorable

  12. What a great project. Thanks for sharing


  13. I LOVE your card!! I am going to have to look for that Tis the Season cartridge!


  14. Thank you so much for your detail instructions. Carol

  15. Great work. Thanks for sharing.


  16. Wow...your lollipop holder is awesome. It's amazing what can be done on the Gypsy...I love my G!

  17. Cute card & love the lollipop super cute :)

    jennykingham at att dot net

  18. Absolutely love the lollipop holder! You did a great job!

  19. LOVE the lollipop holder!!! So super cute!!
    Laura :)

  20. Love your lollipop holder and your card. I loved my gypsy too but don't use it much anymore.

  21. Oh My gosh Thanks so Much for doing this I wanted the lollipop die so bad but my hubby said bec we moving to wash I had to wait. Thanks so much I don’t have the other 2 carts but I do have billionaire and I'm sure I can find other carts for the rest. Thanks SO Much. You have a friend in me!

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  23. I was good to go until the art philosphy was mentioned. I so need this cartridge!! awesome projects!! tfs :) new follower :) Doris

  24. So pretty! TFS! I am your newest follower from I hope you will follow me back!

  25. You do great work Connie! Love the tri-fold card.

    Please stop by my blog I have an award for you!