Cartridge showcase – Pooh and Friends

Today, I’m doing a Cartridge Showcase for Cooking with Cricut.  The cartridge I’m showcasing is an oldie but goodie, Pooh and Friends, and I have found that it’s a surprisingly versatile cartridge.

 

This is a great cartridge for creating scenes.  You can see some great scenes that Jennifer made when she showcased this same cartridge last year:  http://www.cookingwithcricut.com/2011/08/monday-showcase-pooh-friends.html

 

You might think that all the cuts on this cartridge would be babyish, but many are beautiful, exquisite, even.  I’m not going to show you the obvious cuts on this cartridge; instead I’m going to show you what made me need to buy it – the icons!

There are lots of themes included on this cartridge, and you can bundle the cuts together on your project or use them separately.  For example, there are TEN HATS!  There are four birthday-themed cuts: a birthday hat, cake, present, and balloon.  There’s a beautiful snowflake and a Pooh snowman for winter.  For spring, there is an umbrella, a turtle, a worm, a kite, and rain clouds.  Summer cuts include a blazing sun, lightning, grass, a flower in a pot, two flower bouquets, a bee and beehive.  The fall cuts include pumpkins, apple basket, leaves, and a signpost.  There are two very nice trees that you could dress up for any of the seasons.  You can use the sailboat, kite, moon and stars, and book for a baby theme.  If you’re a gardener, you can use the wheelbarrow, watering can, vegetables, signs, and fences.

Here are the projects I made with the Pooh and Friends cartridge:

This is a page for birthday-themed CD mini-album I made for a swap.  Isn’t the present lovely?

I made this Hello card using the flower frame and the butterfly.

Here is the bee and beehive.  The sentiment is from the Go Green stamp set by Pink by Design.

I used one of the bouquets and the wooden frame for this scrapbook page.

These 3 x 3 cards were made using the snowflake and snowflake frame.  Gorgeous, aren’t they?

This is the wheelbarrow and tomatoes.

Here are a few more of the icons.  I cut them at about 1.8 inches to decorate the front of these matchbook notepads.

Finally, I made a fall-themed scrapbook page using several more of the icons.

The main images have the base cut, up to four layers, a shadow and a blackout.  The icons are generally made of two layers, although you may want to cut some parts twice using different colors.  There are also shadows for all the icons.  The silhouettes of the icons are also included on square and circle bases.

 

Each page of the handbook contains two cuts, the main image and the icon.  One thing I really like is that there are pictures showing you exactly what the two images should look like when you make them.  You don’t have to guess like you do with the pictures in some handbooks.


 

So, that’s Pooh and Friends!  I hope you enjoyed my cartridge exploration.  I sure did!

Evelyn

 

 

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About Evelyn

I created this little blog so that I could have a place to show different crafts that I make for my family, my friends, my students, and myself! I have always enjoyed crafting. I particularly love paper, and that's what I'm currently working with.
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6 Responses to Cartridge showcase – Pooh and Friends

  1. Wow these are wonderful projects and ideas. I have had this cart for a long time but have not used it. You have motivated me to give it a try. Thanks!

  2. Eunice B says:

    Oh my, I too have had this cartriage for a very long time and I never knew it had all that on it…silly me. It even has the one ico I have been looking for and couldn’t find on any of my other cartiages. TFS.

  3. Jayne says:

    My good ness, Evelyn, you are truly an enabler this morning! I don’t have it but LOVE it! Would love to know how to make the matchbook notepads. They are adorable for the many luncheon/party favors we need to make!

    GREAT projects!

    • Evelyn says:

      Hi, Jayne. I didn’t have this one either. What happened was I got an email from Cricutmachine.com and they had lots of cartridges on sale. I always look at price first, and this one was on sale at the time for about $15.00. I checked out the handbook and saw all the cool icons it had, so I picked it up. You should check them out; they’re always having sales, and this cartridge is so old, you can often pick it up on sale. Good luck hunting!!
      Evelyn

  4. Mary says:

    Evelyn, i really like the icons you’ve creacted, I totally agree it would be a great projecct. It’s hard to remember all the images on the cartridges and I need to find a way to be more creative .
    Please continue the “Cartridge Show” Thanks I’m a Newvie

  5. sharondalyn says:

    You did a fantastic job!!

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