Diana, you won!



Just contact me at acartaweek@gmail.com and let me know where to send your Wrap It Up cartridge.

Cricut Explore: Fun on the Farm Layout


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The next pages in Sean’s Kindergarten book are about his field trip to a farm. The images on this double layout are from Miss Kate’s Cuttables, another great resource for cutting files if you have a Cameo or Explore. The grass is from the Sports Mania cartridge.

I did this layout with my Explore and I have included two pictures I took while assembling the layered images. Look at how skinny and tiny those chick legs and feet and that pig’s tail are! I did have to use a custom setting for these cuts, especially the pig’s tail, but they came out perfectly.

Don’t forget you have until Monday morning at 9 am EST to comment on the Wrap It Up post to win that cartridge. Good luck!

Details: Windmill cut at 5.4 inches, barn at 4.6, title at 2.4, horse at 4, pig at 1.9, chick at 1.75, grass at .75. Patterned Paper: Authentique Paper Curiosity stack. Cardstock: Recollections.

Cricut Wrap It Up: School Treats and a Giveaway


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I made these treat holders for Fun Friday at my sons’ school. It was just two weeks into the year so I went with a “back to school” theme.

Both of these were cut from the Wrap It Up cartridge. This is another super versatile cart. It includes shaped cards with layered images, sentiments, boxes and bags, and layered tags. And it covers everything from birthdays and babies to Halloween and weddings. (One word of advice when using this cart in Design Space, on some of the 3D items the score lines are not attached to the main image and when you hit GO they will be moved off of the main image and onto their own mat. Just select the score lines and the main image and ATTACH to solve that issue. I noticed it was an issue on just some of the items.)

Take a peek at the handbook and again, if you decide you need to add this baby to your library, comment on this post. I will draw a winner at 9 am EST Monday morning so just comment sometime before then. Good luck!

Details: Files are here and here. Cardstock: Recollections and Canson Watercolor 140 lb.

And the Winner is…..


Treva, of Treva’s Craft Corner! Just contact me via email and let me know where to send your brand new Something to Celebrate cartridge.

Cricut Explore: Merry Christmas Kindergarten Layout


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Everything here was cut by the Explore and the journaling was written by the Explore, too.

The images are from Lettering Delights. If you have an Explore or a Cameo (or another machine that cuts SVG files), you should check out this site. I love their images, both their cutting files and their graphics. They also have a collection of thin fonts that are meant to be written and not cut by the Explore or Cameo. If you like their stuff, sign up. They have weekly freebies, alphabets you can use for free and you can get notices of their constant sales and coupon codes.

The poinsettia is from A Christmas Carol. The tree is from Festival of Trees and the “Merry Christmas” and Santa sleigh are from Vintage Christmas.

And don’t forget my giveaway! Enter to win the Cricut Something to Celebrate cartridge a few posts down. You just need to follow and comment before 9 am EST Wednesday morning. That’s when I will draw the winner. Good luck!

Details: Poinsettia cut at 4.45 inches, tree at 10.6 inches, sleigh at 1.8 and title at 4.9. Patterned Paper: Authentique Paper Curiosity stack. Cardstock: Recollections.

Silhouette Cameo: Halloween Tissue Boxes


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A little classroom decor for my sons’ teacher. Both tissue box files are available in the Silhouette Store. One is plain and can be used for any theme. The other has the drippy blood top for Halloween. They are perfectly sized for any any square box of tissues. One of these was Kleenex and the other was Target brand.

Details: Patterned Paper: K and Co. Jan Yanok Specialty Stack. Cardstock: Recollections.

Cricut Something to Celebrate: Happy Birthday Layout and a Giveaway


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More Kindergarten book. This layout was made using one of my favorite cartridges, Something to Celebrate. It covers everything, birthdays, engagements, new babies, New Year’s, 4th of July, Cinco de Mayo, Congratulations, etc. It has images, shaped cards, phrases, backgrounds and 2 different fonts. Go take a look at it, and if you decide you just have to have it, comment here and try to win it.

To win, you have to be a follower of this blog in some way (email, Pinterest, Facebook, etc.) and leave a comment on this post. I’ll use a random number generator to pick a winner on Wednesday. Good luck!

Details: Design Space file is here. Patterned Paper: Authentique Paper Curiosity stack. Cardstock: Recollections.

Cricut Create A Friend and Recess: Classroom Fun Layout


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A double layout showcasing various classroom activities. The little red-headed student (like Sean!) is from Create A Friend. The glue, crayons and paint are from Recess.  The font is from the Baby Steps cartridge.

Details: Student cut a 3 inches, glue at 2 inches, paint at 3 inches, crayons at 1 inch and font at 1.25 inches. Patterned paper: Authentique Paper Curiosity stack. Cardstock: Recollections.




Cricut and Cuttlebug: Class Pictures and High Tech Layouts


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These are the first two pages of the Kindergarten book. I used the Nate’s ABC cartridge for the “My Class” title and A Child’s Year for the silhouette of the schoolboy. On the High Tech layout, I used Locker Talk for the laptop cut and Cursive 101 for the computer and the “High Tech” title.

I used my Cuttlebug to emboss some of the squares on the High Tech layout and a I stamped the image of filmstrip.

Details: Patterned Paper: Authentique Paper Curiosity stack. Cardstock: Recollections.

Cricut Explore and Silhouette Cameo: Kindergarten Not-So-Mini Album


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For the next several days, I will be posting pictures from my son Sean’s Kindergarten album. I used one of the Recollections packaged chipboard books as the base so it is very sturdy. It was advertised as 12×12 but it is really closer to 11.5×11.5.  I used Authentique Paper’s Curiosity paper as my theme. I Modge Podged it on to the chipboard pages.

This is, obviously, the cover. I used the schoolhouse from the Recess cartridge and the font from Nate’s ABCs.

Details: Schoolhouse cut at 9 inches. Cardstock: Recollections. Patterned Paper: Authentique Paper Curiosity stack.


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