Monday, April 7, 2014

CTMH Cricut Cartridge Cuts with a Twist! You'll have to see it to believe it!

 First off I want to say how excited I am to be the Guest Designer over at Heart 2 Heart this month!  Yes, all month I'll be sharing my crazy ideas and ramblings!  Please join in the fun!  This first challenge is Cricut Cuts with a Twist!

So, with no further intro I'll get right to the project!

I'm sure you are looking at this thinking, "Wait, isn't this a challenge where we show off our CTMH goodies?  Sure it is about Cricut Cuts with a Twist: Use a die-cut in a unique way, but .......... I don't get it!"

Ah, but you will!

Everything you see here is from CTMH!  Really, it's true!  I would never lie around these guys!

When I saw the challenge for this week, I was so excited because I immediately interpreted it to mean twist the cuts and change them in a unique way.  Now, after talking with my family 2/4 of us read it that way, but my daughter thinks it means something else.  She interpreted it to mean make a Cricut cut and USE it in a unique way like not in the usual card or layout.   My son even got into this discussion and added he thought it meant to use it in a layout or card in an unexpected way.  This is what I LOVE about Heart 2 Heart Challenges; they are really open to interpretation and we get to see how all of our crafty minds envision them!

So, I really literally went with the idea of Cricut Cuts with a Twist!  I twisted, manipulated, flipped, welded, and made everything you see here from shapes in CTMH Artiste, Art Philosophy, and Artbooking Cartridges!

From his movie recent promos, here's Kermit!

I basically welded those shapes and hand cut an arc in the red and pink shapes to make the mouth and tongue.  I'm sure you can see the rest since a picture is worth a thousand words!  I cut two clovers because I wasn't sure of the size and I wanted some extras!  I finished him up with a black marker.  I cut off the bottoms of his collar for use in a window type card, but removed him for his Heart 2 Heart photo shoot!

As you can see, I used a lot of pieces for Pooh!  Yes, I used socks in the honey pot and shirt!  Now, that's some unique twists!

 Now for my thinkers!  I created these guys for a belated birthday card.  Here's the funny part, the recipient's b-day isn't until May, but I always forget!  So now I just plan to send a belated card!  Snoopy's ears are cut from the 0 and his body was a flower vase.  His head is an inverted raindrop!

Ok, so now you have an in-depth view of how my mind works.  A little scary, huh?  A little twisted?  Maybe!

All products and cuts are from CTMH!  Hightlights:  Artbooking, Art Philosophy, Artiste, Cardstocks (Honey, Black, Daisy White, Sky, Saddle, Cranberry, Hollyhock, Sweet Leaf, Pear), Markers (Twilight, Sky), Opaque Gems Licorice, Liquid Glass, Baker's Twine, Happy Alphabet Stamp Set, Universal Backgrounds Stamp, Black Embroidery Floss, and Inks (Slate, Twilight, Sky, Honey).

If you need one of those cartridges to make your own cuts, go on over to KatiesCorner.  Now it's time to see how you interperate the challenge; head over to Heart 2 Heart and link up your project!  You have until the end of the month!


  1. I absolutely love this! Everything about it :-) It's sooo cute, and what you've done is incredible!
    I'm so happy that you are Guest Designer this month with us at H2H.
    Debbie Reed

  2. You can tell your family that you were all correct: we do try to leave our challenges open to interpretation and creativity. I cannot believe how totally twisted you are! Your CTMH/Cricut characters are amazing. You totally rocked this one! Thanks for being our H2H guest DT!

    1. Thanks, Haley! Yeah, my brain works in a different kind of way sometimes! That truly is the fun part of these challenges for me; I enjoy seeing how everyone comes to the conclusion of their creation!

  3. WOW! super clever manipulation and welding of the images! I am in awe!