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Monday, August 13, 2012

My First Cartridge Showcase -- Nifty Fifties!

Welcome to my first Cooking with Cricut Cartridge Showcase --  NIFTY FIFTIES!

First up is a ROCKIN’ layout!

It was fun to use large sized cuts to accent the pages and play off of the photos! 
Layout created with Cricut Craft Room


For the layout --
Route 66 sign (page 38)
Hotel Sign (page 49) was personalized using the
Nifty Fifties font with the name of the school.
Juke Box (page 56)
Car (page 24)
The sign’s background was created using the Cuttlebug “Swiss Dots” embossing folder.

This cartridge is very versatile; you can make layouts (like the one above),
decorations, and cards for girls…

You’re the Cat’s Meow Card

For the card --

Cat (page 23) was cut at 4”.
Instead of cutting the small whites of her eyes
I used a Signo White Pigment ink pen (UM-153).
Her collar is Magenta stickles.
The white background was created using the Cuttlebug “Seeing Spots” embossing folder.
Stamp is My Pink Stamper More Punny-licious using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

And cards for Dad……..
Crusin’ By Birthday Card

For the card --
Car1 (page 24)
I really like how using the shimmery silver cardstock looks!
The teal background was created using the Cuttlebug “Seeing Spots” embossing folder.
A Black Glaze pen was used on the tires to give them a shinny look.
Inside sentiment created on my computer.

And cards for friends……..
Poodles of Laughter Card

For the card --
Poodle (page 29) was cut at 4”.

The Poodle’s fur was created using Marvy’s Snow Marker pen and a heat gun. (My first time…)
Stamp is My Pink Stamper More Punny-licious using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

And cards for boys…….
Rocket Card

For the card --
Rocket (page 28) was cut at 4”.

The white background was created using the
Cuttlebug  “Swiss Dots” embossing folder.
Silver nail-heads
Stamp is Making Memories Giggle Kids Boy (no. 31927)
using VersaFine Onyx Black ink (my NEW FAVORITE ink).

The possibilities are endless with the Nifty Fifties cartridge. 
It has a fun font and lots of images that can be used for a variety of events!! 
Images include everything from a sewing machine to a Tiki Bar sign! 
Remember the pink lawn flamingo’s???? 
Yep, they are in there too!

Just looking through the booklet I’ve come up with other ideas for cards and layouts…stayed tuned….you’ll be seeing more of this cartridge!    

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a "Nifty" Crafty Day!


  1. Hattie,
    You more than rocked this showcase. It is fabulous!!!!!

  2. Looks super fun you did a nifty job on all your work

  3. What great projects. This cart is so fun. Love the pink car and the poodle. Thanks for sharing the showcase.

  4. Really nice showcase, nifty fifty is one of my favorite cartridges.




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