Sunday, May 1, 2011

Hidden Treasures from Disney Cartridges


If you are looking for the Creative Charms Farewell Blog Hop, please click HERE to go to Friday's post.  All of the details about the hop are in that post.


Welcome to Day 2 of the Disney Pixar Blog Hop.  You should be arriving from Shawn's blog.  If you are visiting by chance you should click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop.

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that my posts can get long.  If you are new here, I hope you will find some help and inspiration!

I wanted to try something a little different for my stop on the hop.  These cartridges are usually sought after for the layered character images.  I didn't buy any of the Disney cartridges when I first got my Cricut because our children are older and we are "just not that into" the animated characters.  It seemed that they wouldn't be very useful cartridges to own if you didn't care about the characters.  I soon discovered that there is so much more to like on the cartridges - I think they are worth having even if you never make a character!

There are some great frames, nice flower bunches and lots of hats on the Pooh and Friends cartridge, a wonderful teapot and some realistic shells and sea life on Dreams Come True, faceted gems and a needle and thread on Happily Ever After...and so much more.

 These "extras" are always fun to discover.  I  was using Design Studio to look through the various Disney cartridges I own and I found something on the Mickey and Friends cartridge that really caught my eye and made me start thinking.,.


This shape is meant to be used as the top layer to make a swirly lollipop.  I realized that it would make nice spirals that I could use to make some rolled flowers.


 I set up a mat to cut this image in a variety of sizes.  You don't need Design Studio or the Gypsy to make the flowers, however, you can place the images closer together to save paper if you do work through the software instead of cutting directly from the cartridge.

I used double sided paper from K and Company.  Cardstock could be too thick to curl nicely and text weight paper might be too fragile.  It is important to use double sided paper so there will be color on both sides of the flower.


 When  you lift the cuts from the mat, there are two pieces.  One is already a perfect spiral...


...and the other needs just a short snip with scissors to open up a second spiral.


Then, starting at the outer tip of the spiral, I used the quilling tool from one of my Cuttlebug quilling sets and wound up the strip tightly.  You could probably use a chopstick or skewer to wind the spiral if you don't have a quilling tool.


The strip widens a bit at the end and you should keep that area open for adding the glue to assemble the spiral into a flower.


A glue gun will be the best choice for adhering the end of the flower.  You do need to work quickly so the glue doesn't set up but you will have a little bit of "play" time before it dries.


Half of the spirals will have this type of an end to form the base of the flower.  For the others, you can bend the tip to create a small area to hold the glue.


 A pearl in the center gives the flower a much more finished appearance.  I used some pink Gradient Pearl Stickers from Creative Charms.


 It is difficult to hold on to the flat backed sticky pearl to center it in the flower.  This handy tool helped a lot.  It is a "QuickStik" from QuickKutz.


There is a low tack adhesive that will lift the pearl but then allow you to place and release it once you have the pearl in the right spot.


I prefer to make nearly flat layouts so this sort of flower has too much dimension for me to use it on a scrapbook page.  I decided to decorate a small gift box.  I took some of the smaller flowers and placed them on the box, moving them around until I was happy with the arrangement.


The box is a typical plain white jewelry box.  I could have covered the entire box with paper but I decided to just cut a backing square from paper in the same K and Company stack to fit the lid.


I also added some ribbon around the rim of the lid.  Scor-Tape is the best adhesive I have used for securing ribbon.  It sticks tightly and does not show through the way a liquid glue can.  I used the 1/8th inch tape on this 3/8 inch ribbon.


It is important to remove only a small part of the paper backing at a time - working around the sides so the sticky ribbon won't get tangled.  This ribbon is from American Crafts.

The ribbon adds some more texture and shine to the sides of the box.  You could use a paper strip or two cut to the proper size if you don't have ribbon that coordinates.


This little box would be a nice gift card holder.


 I cut a variety of sizes of spirals and some of the flowers are quite a bit larger.  These three fit nicely on a slightly larger box with just a strip of satin ribbon to dress up the top.


 They also look pretty arranged in a row.  If you cut several sheets of paper in different coordinating colors you could make a beautiful bouquet on the box top.


The finishing touch is the small white Sparkled Butterfly from Creative Charms.


I hope you didn't mind that I took a different "twist" on the Disney theme.  if you are feeling Disney-deprived, you can click on this LINK to see some older posts about the method I use to speed up production of the layered characters (yes, I do sometimes cut them out too!).  If you like videos, you can find the video explanation of this process at THIS POST.

Here is the full list of the blogs in the hop in case you get lost along the way.

Shawn
http://craftychicsblog.blogspot.com/
Diane (HERE) http://www.capadiadesign.com/
Susan http://www.cricutforbeginners.com/
Tami http://scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com/
Kristal http://www.gettingcricky.com/
Jessica http://thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com/
Kaye http://yesterdaystomorrow2011.blogspot.com/
Cathie http://www.creativecutter.org/
Bobbie Jo http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com/
Jamie http://jamielanedesigns.blogspot.com/
Kim http://uscrap2.blogspot.com/
Melissa  http://disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com/

Your next stop is Susan's Blog - have fun hopping and don't forget to look for the hidden Mickeys so you can have a chance to win the grand prize - a new Gypsy!


I have a token prize to send to one person who leaves a comment on this post.  Anonymous comments are fine but please be sure to leave some identifying information so I can contact you if your comment comes up in the random draw (message board name, email with (at) and (dot) typed out to avoid spam, etc.).  This is a photo or photo mat storage folder from Creative Memories with 12 journaling mats with Disney characters.


The journaling mats are double sided (one horizontal, one vertical) and are from the Disney Vacation line which is no longer available.  They could also be used for an autograph book.

Have a wonderful Sunday - the first of May!

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161 comments:

  1. Diane, as usual, you are GENIUS!!! I never thought to look at that cartridge for the long sought-after spirals for roses. Yours are lovely and offer terrific inspiration.

    You know I'm a follower anyway, and loved seeing you as part of this hop. Best wishes to your son as he graduates!!

    Fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey at comcast dot net

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  2. Love your roses! Thanks for the info on the extras. you are simply amazing.

    Tami
    http://scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com

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  3. Awesome project! Loved it! Thanks for sharing!
    Jill
    Jilliree at aol dot com.

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  4. Great idea! Love making these roses too and thanks for sharing this techinque. Your box is so pretty.

    Jennyscreations808@yahoo.com

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  5. It's always nice to see versatility in a cartridge. I've never been to Disney but have at one point owned all the movies! (At least it seems that way) Your flowers were beautiful. Thans for sharing.
    BethA
    bethwulff at gmail dot com

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  6. I lOVE your flowers and will try and make some. I am sure that they will not be as nice as yours, but flowers are my thing. I love the idea of putting flowers on a gift card as I like learning different ways to present gift cards. Thanks.

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  7. Beautiful flowers, Diane! You are always thinking outside of the box -- I love it! Happy May Day.

    ~ Jen @ Musings of A Crafty Mom
    www.gator-4-life.blogspot.com
    jlhudson2(at)cox(dot)net

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  8. OMG!!!! that is so clever!!! i have to go give that a try now...they look so amazing!!
    you can find me over on my blog
    http://mylifeasawannabescrapper.blogspot.com/

    thanks
    happy first of may!

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  9. Happy May 1st Diane :)
    Another great inspirational post, you're my hero :)
    Hugs
    Adele

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  10. Nice find, I found another spiral on one of the other carts, which one escapes me. I cut out the spirals but I have yet to make the
    flowers. thanks for sharing.
    Dawn RI
    abosoffit@hotmail.com

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  11. Thank you so much for sharing your spiral flower tip! Love them! GREAT idea!

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  12. I love your step by step tutorials. This is a very cute project and just in time for Mother's Day too-TFS Cathie
    www.creativecutter.org
    Rcathierigby@aol.com

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  13. Your project and blog are so very inspirational! I just love how you always have a unique and beautiful project to share!
    TFS as always
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  14. Thank you so much for the step by step instructions. I am so flower challenged it isn't even funny. I also love the look of the pearl in the middle. I will be trying these for sure.
    I am a follower.
    susanslomski at yahoo dot com

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  15. I LOVE that you showed people that Disney cartridges are not JUST for Disney themed projects! Way to think out side of the box . . . the paper flower covered box in this case! :)

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  16. I am so excited! I just got the Mickey & Friends Cart and this looks like something I can do! I love these little flowers, I think I will start out using them on a card and go from there. Thank you!

    america57@comcast.net

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  17. The flowers are lovely and an unexpected treat for this hop. I think anyone would love to get the little gift box. I've got to tell you tho' I'm most excited about the little tool you showed. I have been wanting/needing something like that but unable to find anything other than tweezers (which aren't always ideal for the job.) TFS

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  18. Oh Pooh,haha, I am not the first one to comment on your hop. These flowers are fantastic. To live in the west of America is sure a bummer when it comes to the time difference. LOVE the flower!!! Thnaks!!

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  19. I love your flowers! That is such a neat idea. I enjoyed reading your blog too.
    Margaret
    d_mcgrath@ bellsouth.net

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  20. Your flowers are beautiful! It's always nice to see projects you wouldn't expect using certain carts. I'm a new follower.

    http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/
    HappyScrapper64@bex.net

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  21. The roses are beautiful. What crafting savvy you have you have to see this alternative use of the lollipop swirl image! Thanks for sharing. I am now a follower.
    lflinesatcomcastdotnet

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  22. Thanks for showing us alternative cuts on these carts. I think this is a useful post!

    Your flowers are beautiful and I love the finished box!

    TFS!

    Nicole T.
    niclax13@gmail.com

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  23. I too steer away from making 3-D decorations, even on cards. It can make it hard to send also. I thought twice about buying this cart due to no children at home anymore, but I have my first grandchild! I tried my first layered Mickey just yesterday for a bday card, yeah!! I may have to try these flowers. You always come up with clever ideas.

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  24. Very creative - love how you did the flowers!
    kkmaehrer@gmail.com

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  25. Thanks for another great idea!!! I have been looking at the 3D flower die from Sizzix (that is always sold out) :) This will be a good replacement and I already have the cartridge. I am so glad you post these ideas. Hope you have a blessed Sunday.

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  26. Love the flowers & how you explain the how to.
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  27. I felt the same way about the Disney carts at first and bought them basically for the "extras" (now I love them, giggle) and when I seen this image I actually thought that was what it was for, LOL! Then I seen it was a lollipop! And it's so easy to make differant sizes. I guess Great minds think alike, lol!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

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  28. Just as I had expected when I found out you'd be in this hop--AMAZING! Thank you so much! :)
    kristyscraps@sbcglobal.net

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  29. Those flowers are AMAZING. I'm so glad you are in this hop. I love your blog. I'm definately a new follower.
    janaktm at msn dot com

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  30. I loved this post so much I had to share it with my readers. Thanks for the great tip!
    Deanne
    http://deannescreativejuice.blogspot.com/

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  31. Diane leave it to you to find non traditional images on a cart!! LOL loved your project

    www.tryin2craft.blogspot.com
    lizabratt@comcast.net

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  32. Thank you for showing us some extras on the carts. I think we often pass up great images without thinking about it. I love the flowers!
    Linda Marino
    Linjmarino@gmail.com

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  33. Flowers from a lollipop cut...BRILLIANT and oh so beautiful!!!

    I love these CM Disney journaling squares! Thanks so much for the chance to win and for being a part of our hop Diane!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  34. Diane, trust "you" to find something different in a design. LOVE it. TFS!

    Nice to see you on this "hop". Thanks for a chance to win your blog candy!

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  35. Wow! Who else would have seen that swirl and come up with such an idea?!
    jejaebAtcflDotrrDotcom

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  36. I am a new follower, wow what an awesome idea to use the swirl like that, I have made the flowers before but never would have thought to look for swirls in a cart. Genius! TFS, I love how the box turned out.
    Hugs,
    Melissa D
    mkds312@hotmail.com
    sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

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  37. I absolutely love the way you did those flowers.
    Just lovely
    scrappinangel3{at}blogspots{dot}com

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  38. What a lovely gift box! I love discovering hidden treasures on cartridges. Thanks for the flower tutorial, too!
    Kate
    smallbitsofpaper(at)hotmail(.)com
    Small Bits of Paper

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  39. Absolutely love your ideas! Fantastic flowers.
    Dawne
    flammger at gmail dotcom

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  40. Love the roses,ABSOLUTELY Beautiful! They would be great decorations for a bridal shower.
    Thank you for the ideas, Mary
    mcdolese@aol.com

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  41. AMAZING! Love, love, love this idea for the flowers. The look fabulous! Thanks for showing us how you did it.

    skcactusflower75 at hotmail dot com

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  42. I like how you thought out of the box and found the hidden gems of the carts -- and then showed them to us, too! Your projects and flowers are really nice, but what I really liked was the lace-type paper you made with the seahorses, shells, etc. Love it! Thanks for sharing and thanks for a chance to win.
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  43. I love the way you did the flowers, I am going to have to look at my carts a bit more carefully!

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  44. ..your flower creations look so involved,, but you took us step by step to make it seem easy.. ty.. wonderful.. thanks for the opportunity at your candy.. mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

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  45. BEAUTIFUL!! With teacher apprecation week starting tomorrow what a great idea to put on a box holding a gift card!

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  46. Leave it to you to find the "hidden" cuts. You always find ways to use the Cricut cuts for more than their intended use and I thank you so much for that. I so enjoy your vision. Beautiful boxs. jlsateplusdotnet

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  47. How creative is that?!! I definitely need to try this. I almost gasped well I actually did when you said your family wasn't that into all that animated stuff. LOL My kids are 21 and 16 and we all just get more and more into it. LOL Love your stuff anyways. ;o)
    Tina Gale

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  48. I love the flowers! very creative!

    jonder@frontier.com

    http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/

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  49. I'm so glad I have Design Studio to help me look through a cart and find it's potential. Thank you for reminding us that there's more to a cart that what's on the back cover! Happy Sunday.

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  50. Wow you just convicned me to consider buying some of the disney carts. Thansk for showing me what you can do with out cutting the images.
    Debbie
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

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  51. Wow! Those flowers are awesome! I never would have thought to do something like that from a simple swirl! I am a new follower too. :)
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

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  52. Wow you always have such Awesome Ideas!! I have looked at that so many times and never would have Thought this up!! Thanks for the Inspriation!!! TFS!!! I have been a follower for a while now!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann♥

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  53. These are amazing!! Do any other cartridges have this swirl? Is it possible to "invent" this swirl on the Gypsy/CDS?

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  54. Wow, thank you so much for the great tip, I do not own this cartridge but looks like I will be getting it. What an amazing find. Thanks again. Daynene@msn.com

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  55. These are gorgeous!!!
    I think the gift box is so beautiful

    iluvkatie74
    at yahoo
    dot com

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  56. what a great idea!! love your project!
    scrappinwithjc at gmail dot com

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  57. Great tutorial -- I love the Disney carts for all the extras too!! :)

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

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  58. Finding hidden flowers seems perfect for May Day, Diane. What a great gift box idea. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day!

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  59. I am so jealous of your talent. I wish I could look at things and create a totally different item like you do. Thank you so much for sharing all your creativity with all of us who can only follow your lead. : )

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  60. How ingenious, I agree a special eye you have to see more than what is on the page, love the help!

    catagal@aol.com

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  61. Thanks for the chance to win and I love the way you made your flowers. Thanks for sharing that Idea with us.

    Sincerely

    Donna Scrapp'n Nana

    nana2beof5@gmail.com

    http://scrappnana.blogspot.com/

    www.mycmsite.com/dmdegraw want to look, I would love you too.

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  62. Amazing! you have a wonderful gift to see things that i would never see thank you so much for the idea!

    Lisa Grave
    lkgra@hotmail.com

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  63. I LOVE the flowers!! So cool!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  64. Wonderful project! I have been making these flowers ever since I read this post this morning! Such a clever crafter you are!!!!
    Nadia (With Glittering Eyes blog)

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  65. Love it. Fantastic roses.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  66. Thank you! I have this cartridge and will now attempt to make those beautiful flowers! Thanks you for your inspiration!

    rissaflor@yahoo.com

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  67. This was a fabulous twist on Disney Cartridges! The flowers are beautiful, thanks for sharing them.

    Regis_mom1@comcast.net

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  68. That is a great idea!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  69. Wow! These flowers are gorgeous! You are so creative, way to think outside of the box! TFS!

    lovelyinspiredcreatios.blogspot.com
    majelica at comcast dot net

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  70. just lovely you have such talent thanks
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  71. Wow - I just loved your project! I've never done quilling before but your technique looks easy to follow.
    TFS - Kim - a new follower
    tandkparker at comcast dot net

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  72. Love this idea! I've been getting back into the quilling mode recently and this is a fantastic way to make flowers. Thanks for sharing!

    Melp555@aol.com

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  73. I LOVE these flowers. Great Job!

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  74. Very cute TFS

    veronica

    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  75. That's a wonderful flower! Thanks so much for your tutorial! I definitely would love to try it! It looks great!

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  76. Diane, I will say it again ~ you are a cricut/ design studio genious!!

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  77. I love that you chose to represent the Disney theme in a different way. I love the way that your project turned out and you showed us that there are so many other uses for the images on the cartridges. Thanks for sharing!

    ~Lynda
    lyndascreativetouches.blogspot.com
    rlhamm1 at gmail dot com

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  78. Thanks for the fantastic tutorial! I love when you find little undiscovered gems on a cartridge. :) I will definately be making some of these using your instructions. Inspired!!
    Lori
    got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom

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  79. Beautiful boxes, love them!! I'm been a fan for a long time and you never disappoint! thanks, Dallas

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  80. Love these flowers. Thanks for the idea to look for all the extras on carts.

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  81. Love these!! Thanks for the tutorial!!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  82. Thank you for showing how to make the flowers for the gift box. I have been trying to figure it out. The gift box is cute. Love your color choices. I love the Disney jouranaling tags. Thanks for giving us a chance to win them.
    Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

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  83. I'd love to see more like this, the hidden surprises. There are so many things if you can learn to look differently. Thanks!
    SiskiyouSue
    http://siskiyousue.blogspot.com

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  84. Great idea! Thank you for sharing it with us.
    lklebs1 at yahoo dot com

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  85. I think this is awesome. I also have no use for disney cartidges but yu gave me alot of ideas now thanks

    Sabrina
    Brimarie78@yahoo.com

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  86. Bravo!!! I love how you took a Disney Cartridge and did something completely not Disney with it... My children are also older so I really didn't see the need to buy the Disney Cartridges because of that reason but then I found the Tinkerbell and friends cartridge for like $20.00 so I had to get it and, I've found so many other items on it that I could use.

    I don't find that your posts are overly long... I find them to be very helpful.. I'm like you I can talk and talk and talk....lol

    I enjoyed your blog so much that I just had to become a follower.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win,
    Michelle

    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

    If you have time please stop by my blog I'd love to have you.

    http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

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  87. Great job! I see your project topping gift boxes! Very beautiful!
    Riki B.
    bakersgirl2011@gmail.com

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  88. How clever you are! The roses are awesome!
    Esigmon at cox dot net

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  89. I love your flowers..they are beautiful!
    Minta

    mintab@gmail.com
    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  90. what a clever idea, I am sure there are a lot of designs on cartridges that have double uses. love the flowers
    pat
    grier59@hotmail.com

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  91. woooow! I gotta say I love your blog! Love your detailed tutorial on those flowers! smart sister!!! lol!

    Thank you also for a chance to win those adorable journaling cards!!
    xoxo,
    Jen

    partyof5inca06 AT sbcglobal DOT NET

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  92. These are awesome!! Thanks for the lollypop tip!!!

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  93. Lovely flowers - love them all bunched up like a bouquet! Thanks for the tutorial.
    Amyscats
    amylfahnestock at gmail dot com

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  94. This is just amazing! I love it! Great idea. New follower.


    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com
    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

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  95. WOW, awesome Idea. The roses are so adorable

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  96. OMG you are AMAZING girl. I would never be able to look at that swirl and think ohh cool flowers. WOW. Thank you so much for the idea it is so awesome. I am already a follower
    Thanks
    Trish
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

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  97. Oh,My Goodness!!! This is Amazing! I loved it and loved how you showed the process step by step.I am going to have to try to make some.
    I'm a follower and I can't wait to come back and see what else you create.:0)
    Thank you so much for the chance to win your giveaway. So kind of you.
    cindymarshall63@hotmail dot com

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  98. Beautiful box! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that it doesn't scream Disney but you found something suitable for a lot of folks other than Disney lovers on a Disney cart!

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  99. how cute - the flowers are really cool and you have such great instructions! Have not seen these Disney journaling blocks - would love to win. Peggie
    barker944atmsndotcom

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  100. Diane what a clever way to make flowers I never would have thought of this TFS I will have to try this.

    Luria
    www.cuttinscraps.blogspot.com

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  101. LOVE the flowers!!! thanks also for a chance to win!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  102. Love the box! It is so cool to see the cartridges used in "non-traditional" ways. I wish I was that creative in my thinking -- I would never have thought to use the lolly pop top to make the flowers. You're a GREAT inspiration. TFS

    Kim
    http://uscrap2.blogspot.com/

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  103. I just love your idea! Thank you for the step by step on how to roll the flowers; I can't wait to make one!
    smileyjnb@yahoo.com

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  104. Love the flowers and thank you for showing how you made them. Love it!!
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

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  105. I have been a subscriber for quite a while now, I just LOVE your work!! I also look for the unusual cuts on a cartridge. I can't wait to make some flowers!

    www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com

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  106. The roses are awesome - but then again, I love all your projects!
    jhilligus@yahoo.com

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  107. You have such an eye for the hidden treasures on a cart. I love the spiral flowers. They look so elegant on the gift box. I, too, love to use scor-tape. It's simply the best. I read how other people like the quik stick for the paper doll carts and the detailed licensed ones. It looks to be a very handy tool. Thanks for the pic/tutorial on the flowers. I have the quilling tool so now I need to look for a spiral shape on one of my carts. TFS.
    Kathryn

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  108. Diane, great ideas and you are 100% correct there are some awesome extras on all of these cartridges. And those journal blocks are awesome. Too bad they don't sell them anymore. I love them. Hugs- Glora

    me(at)glorajean(dot)com

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  109. Too cute, you are so creative and always seem to find the hidden treasures on these cartridges!

    thedhillonz@hotmail.com

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  110. Hi, Diane! I actually read about your using the Disney cart for the spiral roses on Deanne's blog and rushed over to see what she was talking about. I have never made that style of roses so the thought never would have occurred to me to use those lollipop cuts to make them. You really are a creative thinker!

    Anniebee
    anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

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  111. I've followed you before due to the Cricut website but now I arrive from the hop, as always you have got soooo much talent, I wish I had just a tad bit of!

    Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful projects with us!

    Tammy Klein

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  112. Very nice flowers! When I first glanced at the pictures, I was reminded of the teacup ride at Disney so the flowers could probably be manipulated just a touch to make 3D teacups too. I can just see a little mouse twirling around in one now!

    pawprintspetsits @ yahoo dotcom

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  113. Wow..... great idea. Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous!

    Sandy
    http://thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/

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  114. Hi. I love your flowers and box idea! That's funny your comments about the Disney cartridges because I felt the same way. Thanks for the opportunity to win the Disney journal blocks.
    sue
    smokiesue2010@hotmail.com

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  115. Wow! These are so creative! I love finding unexpected images on carts I have! Thanks for the chance to win! These would be perfect for my yet to be started Disney album! (Hubby and I spent Christmas there in 09).

    karenskapin at yahoo dot com

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  116. I have a grandson and a granddaughter who would love to have the Disney mats in their books! You have wonderful giveaways! Thanks for sharing!

    Jeannette B.
    jjbchef at juno dot com

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  117. What an AMAZING project! I would have never thought to do those beautiful flowers! You make it look so easy! I love the pearl in the middle. What a great gift to give! The butterfly was a perfect touch! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

    scrappingwithstephanie at gmail dot com
    scrappingwithstephanie.blogspot.com

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  118. Very pretty box! How creative to use the spirals to make your flowers!
    melissaseme at yahoo dot com

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  119. Love the roses.
    deb0603@wi.rr.com

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  120. Diane that is a really pretty presentation for a box. It is so sweet!

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  121. I am already a follower but just wanted to let you know that using the Disney cartridges for other reason is a great idea. I love Disney but thanks for the ideas with the roses. I love the box!!
    tlcunder at nb dot sympatico dot ca

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  122. I love the rolled flowers but have never tried them as they seemed like way to much work to hand cut. I was thinking last week, that I wish there was a cricut cartridge that I could use...and there it was...it was even one of my first cricut cartridges as I was working on some albums from a Disney World trip. Thank you for the find.

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  123. Thanks for showing how to make these swirling flowers. They are very pretty and always looked so difficult to make. But now with your tutorial I think I might give it a try. And you are so right about the cartridges containing to much more than just the obvious. It's nice to find those hidden gems on a cartridge that will work for non-Disney as well as Disney projects. Thanks for sharing!

    coupondenise at live dot com

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  124. as always the things you come up with are amazing thank you so much

    i need that tool

    Chris
    mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

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  125. Very pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Eileen

    madimon(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  126. I didn't get time to follow on the blog hop, but just wanted to say that I appreciate your going back to the older carts for hidden treasures. Remember the days when we only had a few carts to choose from and you and Okie were the ones who always came up w something creative w our carts. We did search out the different cuts on the carts so much more than now, when there are soooo many carts out there. I guess I could say I don't need anymore carts...but I've still got a wishlist.

    Carol aka cyimbugbitten
    bugbitten at hotmail dot com

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  127. Wow, beautiful creation! Love those flowers, TFS!
    Jenn
    www.craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

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  128. I love finding hidden gems on cartridges...and your find is terrific! I've made paper flowers just a few times...I'm excited to try this new technique...I'm thrilled to have this cartridge! Those boxes would make wonderful gifts! TFS!

    ~Sharon C.

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  129. You are such a creative force! I love how you seek the hidden jewels on the Cricut cartridges!

    Kathy Brockman
    kathybrockman @ comcast.net

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  130. Beautiful flowers!!

    Kaitlin
    angel1694@comcast.net
    http://cupcakesandcards.blogspot.com/

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  131. Beautiful!!! My head is spinning, you gave sooooo much info!!! Thanks for the different view point!!! I love finding hidden jems like that!!!!!

    rpt3ket@aol.com

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  132. Love the twist on the project - I am a new follwer - TFS. Feel free to stop by my blog and check out my newest creations.
    Hugs ~ Jacqueline
    madebyjacqueline(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  133. WOW I love learning how to get more out of anything I buy/have. Thank you so much for sharing and seeing things that is there that I don't see. LOL
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  134. Wow Diane! You are so creative! Thank you for your detailed instructions with pics!

    amanbains1 at gmail dot com

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  135. I love that you gave me such a different outlook on these cartridges. I never would have thought about purchasing them before, but your post definitely makes me want to look at them again! TFS

    Tiffany
    tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com

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  136. As always, your work is more than interesting.
    SusanJ in Atlanta

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  137. By golly, I just may have to try that. Those flowers are awesome.
    mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

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  138. You are amazing I love your work!!! So beautiful!
    gravelprincess@hotmail.com

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  139. lovely, thank you for your input on getting disney charater cartridges when you don't feel the need to have them because of older children. I recently got my first one and thought the same thing.

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  140. That is very creative. It turned out beautiful!!

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  141. WhaT great idea! I love seeing all the other cool cuts you don't initially think of. Beautiful
    It was great hopping with you!
    Jessica
    http://thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com

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  142. Absolutely beautiful!! What a clever idea!

    Christina
    ascrapbooknook@rogers.com
    www.ascrapbooknook.com

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  143. That is so clever! (And beautiful!)

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  144. Wow, thanks Diane! I'll have to look closely at my cartridges and see what else I can find. Your roses came out so nice, epscially with the pearl in the middle.

    TFS

    Happy cutting!

    Carmen L
    cal8007 at aol dot com

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  145. I love your boxes. What a great way to use the disney cartridge!

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  146. Oh Diane - these journaling mats are IDEAL for a Disney World album I'm working on! Thanks for the chance to win!

    And, especially thanks for sharing your tips on "thinking outside the box" with these carts - I forget to do that and I miss so much!

    jackie
    jkraftchick at triad dot rr dot com

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  147. OMG, how absolutely lovely!!! And, you make an excellent point about looking at the other items you can make, how true!!! Thank you for the great idea....

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  148. Love the flowers! I am thrilled to have new ideas for using old cartridges! Thanks for offering the great candy!

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  149. What an amazing idea. The flowers are stunning.

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  150. I think that's a great idea! there are so many wonderful things in all those carts to be discovered!

    i have enjoyed hopping on this blog with you.

    I have been a follower! TFS!

    i look forward to hopping with you again. Hope to see you at cha too! :)

    http://sweetsassydiva.com

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  151. Great projects. Love them
    amywooten2010 at gmail dot com

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  152. Such a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!
    Lmshaggard at aol dot com

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  153. Do love different ways to do dimensional flowers .. cleaver girl you are! Thanks for always sharing..

    jcamp2020 at aol

    from CA

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  154. I think it takes a treasure (YOU) to find a treasure! You are just the cleverest girl!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  155. Thanks for showing us the unexpected on a cartridge. Love those spiral flowers.

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  156. What a lovely & unique way to use that Disney cart.Can't wait to try it.
    Thank You

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  157. Love the box idea. I did not know that there was a spiral on the Mickey and Friends cartridge. Will have to check it out. Also I will have to look closer at that cartridge as I am taking my granddaughter to WDW for her borthday. With that said, I hope I win your token prize.

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  158. Wow...these flowers are just amazing. Thanks for sharing them.

    Gabriela

    gaby@hispaniclifestyle.com

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  159. Love the use of the spirals for the flowers they sell dies to cut them but who needs that now that we have our cartridge. tHANKS FOR SHARING , karen k3 at ameritech dot net

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  160. What a great idea! I never notice all these other extras on carts sometimes & it's nice to see the unusual on blogs to point them out.

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