Fish Bowl Box, with Birthday Greeting hidden inside. Eat candy, see message.
Peppermint candy box, fill it with white candy, or fill it with red, either way, it is the perfect little gift for the holidays.
Well today’s projects, come to you compliments of the Cricut Craft Room! This free software, offered by Provocraft, is a wonderful tool which allows you to create as you would on a Gypsy. Ok, so here is the low-down. The idea is that when you download and open the Craft Room, you have the ability to see every cartridge for every machine, which Cricut has available. Not only can you see it with all the layers, but you can also play with it. Now this is great if you are not sure how versatile a cartridge is! On top of this, they offer exclusive digital cartridges which are for purchase online, and many of their existing cartridges are also available for digital purchase. The only thing which you will need to do, is ensure that you have a Cricut account. Now once you have looked at the different cartridges, and played around a bit, you will realize how great this studio is! You can alter and remove parts of a design, or create new ones using existing shapes. The only thing which you must be aware of, is that you will need the cartridges used in order to cut out your project (along with a Cricut Digital Machine). The cartridges must be either physical (actual cartridge), or Digital. And if that wasn’t enough, Cricut Craft Room has an exclusive free digital cartridge which has some images, as well as a font.
Ok, so there are a few quirks about the Craft Room, which I should mention. For starters, you can only use it with an internet connection. This means that should your internet go down…… there will be no playing. On top of that (due to the internet issue), you will not have your digital cartridges downloaded on to your computer, but rather will have access to them while you are in the Craft Room. I have to admit that this was not the most pleasing way of running it, but as long as you have a good computer, and a good connnection, you should be fine!
So for today’s projects, I used the Cricut Craft Room for designing. I made sure that each project would require only one cartridge. The Fish Bowl uses the Create a Critter cartridge, and the Candy Box uses the Simply Charmed cartridge. I thought it would be fun, to alter them a bit to create some shaped treat boxes/flat cards. For Paper Crafter Library members, you will have the ease of downloading my Craft Room files, so that all you have to do is load and cut!
- Cartridges: Simply Charmed, Create a Critter
- Paper: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Tangering Tango (retired), Cajun Craze, Basic Black, Whisper White, Appricot Appeal (retired), Creamy Caramel (retired), Island Indigo, Real Red DP Stampin’Up!
- Ink: Shabby Shutter, Broken China, Vintage Photo, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Chipped Sapphire, Aged Mahogany Distress Ink
- Other: strong glue, glue dots, Tombow multi-purpose adhesive, Sakura Stardust pen, sponges, Pool Party 3/8″ ruffled ribbon, Cricut Expression, candy