Saturday, May 19, 2012

Do You Speak Cricut Saturday - Potpourri Basket

Hi there!

I volunteered to do a spot for Made Especially for You, for their Saturday Cricut chat.  They are lots of fun and informative, and a good way to get a glimpse at cartridges you may not own.  I decided to share my review of this cartridge here, too, figuring it may be useful for some of you.  A little, enabling maybe? lol

I chose to do my 'chat' on the Potpourri Basket cartridge as it is one of my favourites!

 Don't be deceived by this cutesy box, this cartridge has a plethora of cuts avaialbe.  So many in fact, that it has 2 overlays!  Which means one of the function buttons controls this second overlay.
This cartridge is a compilation of select shape graphics from many available cartridges. These include Fabulous Finds, New Arrival, Celebrations, Joys of the Season, Stretch your Imagination, Doodlecharms, Walk in May Garden, Going Places, My Community, Beyond Birthdays, Indie Art, Home Accents, Campout, Baseball, Street Sign, Soccer, and Wedding.  Which makes it a great 'go to' cartridge for many of your projects and a great investment, too!

Here are a few cuts that I made to show you some of what it can do....

 As with most cartridges, you will notice that I cut the tree out and then I was able to cut out only the top portion.

 With these pieces I  created this little card.

 To make the fence a little more realistic, I stamped it with a wood grain stamp, in a tone on tone colour.

 I also added some blue ink to the edges of my clouds, to give them a little more dimension.

A little punched out area gives room for my sentiment.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and read my review. If you have any questions feel free to ask me!



  1. Ooohh!! Love this card. Can I borrow this cartridge?? Looks fab!

  2. Great cartridge review. I haven't really looked at this one before. Think I may have to check it out hehe.


  3. Wow ... I might just have to get myself a Cricut ... lol


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