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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Quick Tip Tuesday: Maximizing Shape Cartridges

Happy Tuesday!

For today's Quick Tip, I want to share some ideas I found at Cricut.com, on how to maximize your Cricut cartridges and alter cuts to make new images!  Here are some of the ideas listed for Doodlecharms, which I consider a must-have cartridge:

1.  Use the one of the snowflakes (cut in multiples) and circles as a bouncy ball and jacks game

2.  Turn the waterglobe upside-down, flatcut the rounded bottom and you have a shapely vase or pot

3.  Cut multiples of either heart and layer in a circle for a 3-D flower

4.  Trim the bunny ears to a point and your bunny looks like a cat (not to be confused with the cat on page 113)

5.  Trim the handle off the Easter basket for a pot o' gold or flower pot

6.  Cut 4 bugs (page 92) and line them up in a row, all facing the same direction.  Cut off the antennae of three bugs and glue the heads of those three underneath the bottom of the bug in front of it. You should end up with a centipede-like creature. If you use brads instead of glue, you'll have a bug with a movable body.

7.  Turn the scoop of ice cream upside-down, add ribbon handles, and you have a darling cinch sack for your layout.

Aren't these super-creative?  There are tons of ideas for lots of different shape and font cartridges, so go check out Cricut.com today and maximize the cartridges in your own stash!

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  1. great ideas! Doodlecharms was my very first cricut cart (purchased almost a year ago). I still go to it over and over. Thanks for sharing this helpful tip.


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