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:
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!