Thursday, April 19, 2012

Cooking With Cricut Cartridge Showcase - TBBM2

Hi fellow crafters!! If you came here today looking for my Cooking with Cricut Challenge #82 post, CLICK HERE  or scroll down to the post below this one.  Today's post is all about the new cartridge, Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2! It's my turn to do a cartridge showcase over at COOKING WITH CRICUT ! I chose this cartridge because it has so much to offer, (and there is  sooooo much to learn!)

I really do love this cartridge, but I have to tell you, there is a bit of a learning curve in using the scoring tool that is designed to work with this cartridge.  This is definitely something I will have to take more time working on! I'm hoping to do a video on this because I know there are more people like me who need some help with this cartridge! :-) 

TBBM2 is a full cartridge that has lots of shaped boxes, tags, cards and card phrases and is designed to work with the Cricut scoring tool and the Cricut gel pens.

My first 2 projects are cards. The cupcake card is on page 56 of the handbook and the circle flap card is on page 72.
Sorry for the messy pic - I dropped my card when the Stickles were still wet! :-(

I backed the cupcake cut-out with bright pink paper so it would show through easily. This card is cut @ 5". I tried the scoring tool to see how it works and this is how I made it work.  After cutting the card, DON'T unload your mat. If you are using a Gypsy, (as I did), touch RETURN TO DESIGN and click shift for the image you are wanting to score, making sure that your cursor is set the the same size as your cut image.  Line the score lines up on your original cut - being careful not to move your original image. Once you have the lines matched up, replace the cutting blade with the scoring tool and press cut again. It will simply go over the cuts again and score where needed.  Do you see why a video would be helpful here? :-)

This circle flap card is very simple but you could really have some fun embellishing this! I could also see it as a great invitation card! 

This next box is one of the big reasons that I got this cartridge! I made a mini pizza box - cut at 6.5". I ned more practice using the scoring tool for this cut, so I just referred to the instruction booklet that comes with this cartridge. It shows where the score lines are.

I think this little box would be perfect with a decorated cookie in it or even a gift card! Just imagine the possibilities when you make this box even larger! 

Lastly, I made the tea bag holder. I cut it at 5" which is a little big but it actually works for a Family Size iced tea bag! :-)  It has just enough dimension for a tea bag to fit snuggly inside. 

I hope you have enjoyed this exploration of TBBM2! I know that I have a lot to learn when it comes to using this cartridge to its fullest ~ and I will have fun doing it! :-) 

Now go create your own masterpiece and show the world!


Michelle said...

This is so cute Jen!! I LOVE that pizza box!


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Love all the projects you did. I still have to get this cart. I already have the scorin tool. TFS said...

OMGoodness love love all your creation, but that pizza box, to die for!! Super cuttteee!! That cart is a must! TFS

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I know this is an older post, but could you resize that pizza box to your own dimensions?
Thanks in advance!

Java Jen's Creations said...

Anonymous, since this cut is on a Cricut cart, you can size this any size you want that will fit on a cricut mat - even a 12x24 size mat. Thanks for asking!