I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday weekend! I had a grand time crafting and opening presents, though my dogs had the most fun: eating the dog treats I kept giving them so they would leave me alone so I could craft. Along with unwrapping presents I also explored some new Cricut and Cricut Imagine cartridges: Wrap it Up, Paper Lace, Snapshot: Texture, Snapshot: Everyday, and Snapshot: Nature cartridges.
Snapshot: Nature, Texture, and Everyday are all Cricut Imagine cartridges designed to help the crafter print paper with realistic snapshot images. Each cartridge comes with 20 different coordinating patterns that fit the three different topics.
The Texture cartridge is full of a variety of patterns such as: diagonal lines, tire tread, blue jeans, small bathroom tiles, paint splatters, red brick wall, wood grains, and metal rust.
The Nature cartridge has pictures of a variety of wood grains, sunflowers, fall leaves, running water, sand mounds, sunset clouds, green grass, river rock wall, river bottom pebble stones, and lake ice cracking.
The Everyday cartridge has examples of oranges, strawberries, tennis balls, baseballs, rubber ducks, chocolate chip cookies, basketballs, a hardwood floor, apples, money coins, and roses.
Don't forget that all three of these cartridges also include fourteen solid colors that match of the different themes. These make great backgrounds for all of your scrapbook pages, or even a fun personalized envelope!
I also spent some time exploring the Wrap it Up cartridge. This is a full cartridge and the creative features are: Layer, Phrase, Box, Card, Tag, and Tag Blackout. This cartridge is full of images that cover all the holidays, plus other special occasions. For example, you can cut a baby stroller, school house, monster, spider, wedding bells, castle, pirate ship, golf clubs, balloons, stork, clown, witch, football, and graduation cap. Each of the images will cut out a base layer, and you can add in the Shift and Layer buttons for additional layers. Phrases include: "Happy Mother's Day," "Schools Out," "Happy Couple," "Good Luck," "Welcome Little One," "You Rock," and "Just Married." You can also cut each of the images out in boxes or cards when you have the Box or Card creative feature button pressed.
Paper Lace was the last cartridge that I explored over my holiday week. The designs on this cartridge are all intricate and detailed. They are so beautiful and would be amazing with any type of a wedding project! A few examples of other images are: flowers, diamonds, big flowers, leaf border, and flower border. Word art includes: "You're Invited," "Thank You," "Happy Birthday," "Get Well Soon," "Celebrate," and "I love You." The creative features for this cartridge are: Lace 1 (square), Lace 2 (round), Font, Base Shadow, Lace 1 Shadow, and Lace 2 Shadow. When I first realized there was font included with this cartridge I was so excited! The style of the font is clean, feminine lines. You have upper and lower case letters plus numbers and some symbols. Also, under this creative feature, are some charm. For example: heart charm, square charm, flower charm, and ten other shapes.
Well, that wraps up this exploration. I hope you enjoy playing with these new cartridges as much as I have this past week. I wish you all a Happy New Year and happy crafting!