Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday Showcase: Pooh & Friends


Good morning and welcome to Cooking With Cricut's Cartridge Showcase. Each Monday a member of our Design Team will feature a Cricut cartridge of their choice and projects they've made with that cartridge. We hope you'll be inspired to pull out your cartridges and find new ways to use them!


Hi!  This is Chef Jen and I'd like to share with you some projects I've made using the Pooh & Friends Cricut cartridge.  Did you know that August 21st is Winnie the Pooh's birthday?  Yep, my favorite bear turned 90 years old yesterday!  You will often see Pooh's birth date listed as October 14, 1926 --- the date of the first printing of the book "Winnie-the-Pooh".    It is a fact (as presented in the book "House at Pooh Corner") that Winnie-the-Pooh is one year younger than Christopher Robin.  Pooh was given to Christopher Robin Milne on August 21, 1921 on the occasion of his first birthday. Therefore, Pooh's real birthday is August 21.

Pooh and his pals have been favorites of mine since I was very young.  I've even managed to pass that love on to my daughters.  My youngest's nursery was decorated in classic Pooh and we used Pooh decorations for my older daughter's baby shower!

My first project is a birthday card.  My card base is an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of white card stock folded in half.  The red mat measures 8" x 5".  The patterned birthday paper is cut at 7 1/2" x 4 1/2" and is by American Traditional Designs, Celebrate Collection - Celebrate Words.  All other papers came from my scrap stash.


Here's the recipe:
  • Pooh & Friends cartridge -- Pooh cut at 4 3/4" tall; Piglet cut at 4 1/4" tall; birthday hat cut at 1 3/4" tall.

  • Create-A-Critter cartridge -- Happy Birthday cut at 4 1/2" wide; cupcake cut at 1 1/2" tall.

I snipped Piglet's arms away from his body to enable him to "hold" the cupcake.  The Disney cartridges are notorious for their small pieces and intricate cuts.    Here are a few tips to make your experience less frustrating -- make sure your mat is sticky, your blade is sharp and don't use textured papers.  I cut Pooh's body (golden color) no less than four times before I achieved one that wasn't ripped -- Piglet's face only took three tries.  (I believe my last new blade is a dud!  Time for a trip to Michael's.)

Here are a few more projects I've done in the past using the Pooh & Friends and Pooh Font (baby Pooh and his pals are on Pooh Font) cartridges.  The link to the post on my blog is beneath each photo, if you'd like project details.





Sweetest Day card




Baby Shower Invitation (Pooh Font)




Baby Shower:  Welcome Sign




Baby Shower:  Table Centerpieces (same link as above)




Baby Shower:  Diaper Cake (same link as above)




Valentine's Day Card




April Calendar topper




1st Birthday Layout for my grandson




Family Reunion layout

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Don't forget to check back Tuesday morning to see what this week's Guest Designer has whipped up.

~ Jen

7 comments:

  1. Wow you did an amazing job on all of these..I especially love the april calendar topper...beautiful and so cute. Love the diaper cake...cute , cute , cute. I love your love for pooh , he is such a adorable character. TFS

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  2. These are amazing. I am a HUGE Disney fan and love all of these. I think I need to play with my Disney carts :)

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B
    http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

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  3. Okay, now I can again pull out mu Pooh cart and attempt again to do something with it. Thanks millions for the suggestions and your lovely cards.

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  4. Amazing Pooh projects!!! You did a wonderful job on them all!

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  5. Jen, these projects are so adorable!!! Now I want this cartridge!! I went to the movies to see the new Pooh movie:) I must be a kid:) Thanks so much for all the great inspiration. You ROCK!!!
    ~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

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  6. Jen
    SUPER WOW!!! All of your proijects are just fabulous!!
    Charlotte, Your BAMA friend!!

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