6.24.2011

Word Collage

Today Cricut announced their new line of Project cartridges. Each of these cartridges feature 50 items that are catered to making a specific type of item. The projects that I was tasked to create for this launch was an entire cartridge of subway sign art.
I must point out that the dessert plate on the front of the box was painted by me and my wife. We cut the sign out of vinyl and used the vinyl as a stencil on the ceramic plate. Once we were finished painting in the letters, we peeled off the vinyl.  This is what the plate looked like before it was fired.


I wanted this cartridge to have lots of different uses, so I created signs with the following themes:
  • Travel: fashion capitals, Paris landmarks, New York City neighborhoods, and tropical destinations.
  • Baby: baby words, Rock-a-Bye Baby nursery rhyme, the alphabet, and Nursery Rhymes.
  • BoysWhat Little Boys Are Made Of nursery rhyme, dinosaurs, pirate words, and comic book words.
  • GirlsWhat Little Girls Are Made Of nursery rhyme, princess words, fairy tales, and ballet terms (for my little girl).
  • Animals: types of pets, dog breeds, cat breeds, and zoo animals.
  • Home: washing words for your laundry room, movie genres for your home theatre, welcome in different languages for your entry, and games for your game room.
  • Food & Drink: desserts, coffee words, wines, and cooking terms.
  • Sports: popular sports, football words, basketball words, and golf words.
  • Crafts & Hobbies: sewing words, paper crafting words featuring the new Cricut logo (I knew our consumers would love this!!!), fonts (for the graphic designers out there like myself), and types of flowers.
  • The Arts: titles of Jane Austen's books, music composer's signatures, titles of Shakespeare's plays (because I am a drama geek), and artist's signatures.
  • Holidays: Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Canada Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, fun Christmas, and religious Christmas.



Here are a couple of projects that I found online today to showcase just how cool this cartridge really is. This first project uses the What Little Girls Are Made Of sign.







This second project uses the What Little Boys Are Made Of sign.





Word Collage is now available from Cricut.com.

3 comments:

Kim said...

Very Cool! Thanks for sharing! I will have to check this out:)
~Kim

Cely said...

Very cool. At first I was confused and didn't understand why..the images seemed backwards or something. But now that I see projects made with the cartridge, I understand! LOL. That plate is beautiful!

Sara Carns said...

Saw the Jane Austen spread on the cricut website and had to google it! What a FAB cartridge! Happy to find your blog! (And the plate is AMAZING, too!)