Sunday, February 27, 2011
Cricut's Best of Pixar Cartridge ~ Nemo
Finding Nemo is a personal favorite of mine. This was the main reason I purchased this cartridge. Not only are the characters great for all types of projects, but they will work perfectly for all my scrapbook pages for The Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion at Epcot in Walt Disney World. The characters include Nemo, Marlin, Dory, Nemo's school friends, Crush, Squirt, Bruce and Nemo's friends from the fish tank in the dentist's office. In addition to the characters, there is an icon for each. These include anything from the logo for the movie title, to jellyfish, to Bruce's shark buddies. I love the icons because not only will they be great embellishments for Nemo themed projects, but also any ocean themed projects I might create.
We made a Dory (Emily's favorite) and a Nemo. Normally, I find the Disney cartridges to sometimes be a little tricky to cut and put together, but that is simply because of the tremendous detail to each character. If you read my review of the princess cartridge, you know that I find those to be most difficult to use. But making the Nemo characters was actually quite simple. For the Nemo I created for this card, I only needed four colors and four cuts. Dory required six colors, but was still easy to assemble. So far I really like this cartridge!
Directions for the Nemo card:
A4 card - White
4x5.25 blue cardstock
Cuttlebug embossing folder - Seeing Spots
Black, orange, white and pink paper
Pop Up glue dots
1. Cut Nemo out at 4" and assemble
2. Emboss the blue cardstock with the Seeing Spots embossing folder
3. Adhere the blue cardstock onto the front of the card
4. Attach Nemo to front of card with pop up dots
5. Apply Stickles on random dots to look like bubbles
This was a very simple card to create and even my three year old, Emily, helped put it all together. I would have posted a picture of the Dory we made, but Emily has let me know that Dory is busy "playing" with her other toys. It sounds very similar to what happened to the Jasmine I made, if you read my post Cricut Cartridge Review ~ Dreams Come True.
The next section of this cartridge I will be checking out is the Bug's Life characters. Check back soon to see what I think about that!
Don't forget, if you are looking for a little Disney inspiration while working on your Disney projects, you can use the Live 365 player to the right to listen to my favorite Disney radio station - Sorcerer Radio.