Friday, August 5, 2011

Old School Cartridges Blog Hop!

Welcome to ICrea8Cards and the Old School Cartridges Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting Kassidy you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to and start at the beginning. We would love to share a few projects and ideas with you using the older Cricut Cartridges. After you have finished the hop,be sure to head on back to Inking it up Crazy and create and link up a project of your own using one of your older cartridges. The older the better!
Make sure to check out each members blog. There will be some fun prizes along the way, AND there will be some Awesome ideas!
For my project, I made an Explosion Box!! I am so happy with how it turned out. I think it would make a fun gift and I would use this to place fresh baked cookies in the middle of it for a birthday sweet treat or just because!! I have taken pictures of each layer, from the first to the last. But, I am so bummed! I worked so hard but unfortunately, I am having problems getting close up pictures. Ahhh! So, look closely! lol (really, It looks better in real life! ) The tag inside says Lovin from the Oven!
Here is what I used:
From My Kitchen Cricut Cartridge
Nana's Kitchen paper from DCWV
Twine from The Twinery
Copper Pot brad & yellow pot holder brad from Eyelet Oulet
stick pin I made myself
Scrappy Moms stamps
misc. brads from Jo-ann's
I have some blog candy to give away for stopping by! All you have to do is:
1. Become a follower and let me know you did
2. Leave a comment and tell me what your favorite older cart is!(be
sure to leave a way for me to get in touch with you!)
I will pick a winner on August 7th!
(**Sorry, only US residents are eligible)

Here is the line up!
Peggy ---YOU ARE HERE!
Justina http://www.justmycrafts.blogspot ----NEXT
Amy http

***The Old School Cartridges Blog Hop is almost over and the winner of my blog candy will be anounced Sunday! Also, If I get to 150 followers by Sunday night, I will pick an additional winner to win some other goodies!

The winner has been chosen!! Flair Girl won the blog candy!


  1. so cute! I love explosion boxes.

    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

  2. What a cute project! I am a new follower!


    hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

  3. Love your box. I am a new follower. I always seem to go back to the George cartridge when looking for basic shapes--can't really do without it.

  4. I love your box!! (To get a better look I clicked on the picture to make it bigger.) You did such a great job on the die cuts, they are all so cute! I love all of my older cartridges but if I had to pick just one I would have to say it's Everyday Paper dolls. There are so many great things on that cartridge. Tfs and have a great day. :)

    stars paper passion at gmail dot com

    Also I am a new follower. :)

  5. Love your explosion box. I am a follower of yours. I would have to say my favorite old cartridge is Bags, Tags, Boxes and More.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  6. Great explosion box ... makes me wanna get in my craft room and start crafting :) It's so hard to pick a favorite cartridge .. there are so many great ones but I really like Forever Young :) I am new follower!!

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

  7. Love your box! I'm a new follower. My favorite cartridge at the moment is Heritage.

    vwilson577 at

  8. That's such a GREAT cart that I forget to use! Well done dear-the cuts are fantastic! Thanks, Brynn

  9. Love the explosion box!! I love this cartridge too (I got mine for $9.99 a few months ago!). My Favorite cartridge is Forever Young- it's fab!


  10. Now following. Great project. I like the Doodlecharms Cart. :)

  11. Cute explosion box... My fav cart is Doodlecharms. Now a follower..Thanks

    netter at q dot com

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  13. I am so ridiculously in love with these exploding boxes and this is just darling. I am a new follower and my favorite (and well used) cartridge is Doodlecharms. I am linking a project I just completed using it on Kassidy's page. TFS this great box!

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B
    suenj99 at yahoo dot com

  14. Love the explosion boxes and you did a great job on yours -- the cookies inside is a fun idea! I have a lot of old carts and still use Celebration and Doodlecharms a lot. I am happy to be a new follower!!
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  15. What a great explosion box! I really need to try one of these! I think my favorite old school cart would be Walk in My Garden because it was one of my first ones when I got my Cricut! New follower =)

    skcactusflower75 at hotmail dot com

  16. I now follow you. I love explosion boxes, I really need to make one just for fun.

    my favorite old cart is... well I have a bunch that I have not used yet, from my kitchen is one of them.. I think I'd have to say George is my all time favorite cartridge :D

    Thanks for sharing your project.

    perfectlyunperfectcards at gmail dot com

  17. very very cute....mnew follower here and my favorite cart is Nifty fifties


  18. Such an adorable explosion it...I want that cart so bad...been stalking
    Sheri G

  19. Super cute!! I am a new follower. Doodlecharms is my favorite of the older carts.

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  20. WOW!! Such a great explosion box!! My fav "old" cart is Doodlecharms. It is loaded with something for everything!! I'm a new follower ;)


  21. I am now a follower. I used to use Base Camp all the time for my go to cart. I have to dig that one out and use it! Thanks for the inspiration.

  22. Oh wow, I LOVE your explosion box!! Your project came out absolutely adorable!! I've got so much respect for crafters who attempt those...I haven't quite gotten up the courage yet to try one!

    Walk in my Garden is my fave oldie cartridge, but I think you may have me sold on the My Kitchen cart now! The idea of putting cookies in the box and giving it as a gift is so cool!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  23. Love the explosion box. I need to try this one day!! I am now a follower and my favorite old cart is probably TBBM.
    justina1218 at aim dot com

  24. I like your explosion box. One craft I have yet to make!! Perhaps I will try now! :) My favorite old cart is Stretch your imagination for the simple fact it has every season on it. I might make something from that!! ;) I am happy to be a new follower..come check out my blog, I like new followers too! Thanks for the offer of blog candy

    rynmich92 at gmail dot com


  25. Great kitchen explosion box..I see why you are partial to that cartridge..:) My cartridges are soo dated that I only have fonts...and I still am not sure how to work my Cricut so it will be a while before I advance. I do have a friend whose daughter recently married and now she has free time to help me learn the machine.

  26. Love your Explosion Box. Love the From the Kitchen Cartridge to.I don't have a lot of Cartridges yet. But one of my older ones that use Alot is Storybook. Thanks for the chance to win. :0)

    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  27. Such a pretty explosion box, thanks so much for sharing it!

  28. OMG! Love the Explosion box. It's amazing. New follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

  29. new follower via gfc & i only have 4 carts & my fave is Plantin School cart! thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot comnew follower via gfc & i only have 4 carts & my fave is Plantin School cart! thanx~prhmangel at gmail dot com

  30. Great Explosion box!!!!! It is too cute!!! My favorite older cartridge is Paisley....and I've been a follower for a while! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    mderosby at gmail dot com

  31. LOVE YOUR BOX!!!! So cute! New follower and one of my all time favorite old cartridge is Doodlecharms! Love it! Thanks for sharing with us, Charlotte

  32. Love it! My favorite oldy is creative critter, I use it on everything! Thanks so much!

  33. Hi I am now a follower and my favorite older cartridge is Everyday paperdolls. I use it a lot for school projects and scrap pages. Love the explosion box!!! I love From My Kitchen.


  34. HI! Im a new follower- my fav. older cart is doodlecharms!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  35. That must have taken you forever! Thanks for sharing:-)


  36. this is adorable....I am a new follower,
    I LOVE LOVE Paper Pups......
    brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

  37. I just started following you. the box is really cute! haven't made one yet. my fav older cart is george and basic shapes.

  38. Cute explosion box! New follower :) Fav cart has to be one of the paperdolls. TFS!!!

  39. New follower here! Love your box! My fav older cart is actually Accent Essentials! I use that SO much!!
    ♥ Laura ♥

  40. I love explosion boxes and your is absoulutely adorable!!! I never thought about putting a goodie is the center - great idea. My fave older cartridge is Doodlecharms. I find myself using it over and over again. Thanks for sharing....(and your photos are perfect!)

    westfamily @ mlode dot com

  41. Love the explosion box. One of my favorite older cartridges is Create a Critter.

  42. Love this box so very cool it opens and i have wanted to see how it is done. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

  43. Hi! What a cute box. I love that cartridge too. But my all time oldie fav is Paper Dolls. So much you can do! Love it. CallyAnn(new follower)

  44. Cute Explosion box. I am a follower.
    Katsews at gmail dot com

  45. HOLY MOLEY!! This is FANTASTIC! I love the way you used this cart in a way I wouldn't have thought of... but it's BRILLIANT! I have already created three things in my head while typing! Thanks so much for your inspiration and TFS! I am a new follower and would be honored if you would check out my blog and do the same at if you aren't already. ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!

  46. What a great explosion box! I really need to get that From the kitchen cart :) New follower here. My fave older cart is Tags, Bags, Boxrs and more! TFS!

  47. Great explosion box! I've been thinking about getting From My Kitchen, and I think you've just help me decide that I need to get it. I'm a new follower.

  48. Love your explosion box! My fav cart is tags, bags, follower

  49. Love your explosion book! I think one of my faves would have to be Everyday Paper Dolls.. :)


  50. I have so many favorite cartridges, but my favorite oldie is probably Walk in My Garden. Your explosion box is great! Thans for the chance to win.

  51. Great explosion box! My favorite older cartridge is New Arrival! Already a Follower!