Friday, September 21, 2012

Comprehensive Overview of Cricut Cartridge, "Life's a Party"

Cricut has a whole line of Project and Events cartridges that offer specifically themed party decorations and elements.  What I love about the "Life's a Party" cartridge is that it offers a variety of different party themes, a nice selection of projects plus a font!  In this cartridge overview we will take a look at:
  • a sample view of the cartridge images
  • a list of the various themes this cartridge can work with
  • a look at all of the cards offered on the cartridge and a PDF reference sheet download
  • a look at the font and a PDF reference sheet download
  • a look at all of the phrases offered on the cartridge and a PDF reference sheet download
  • a look at all of the projects offered on the cartridge and a PDF reference sheet download
  • a look at a few handbook pages with photos of completed projects completely assembled
  • a link to the PDF of the handbook
  • a spreadsheet with a list of the images, words and phrases, cards and projects with their pages numbers including a link to download the PDF version.
Above is the sample sheet that is on the back of the cartridge box.  Below is a list of the various party themes included on this cartridge which include coordinating cards/ invitations, phrases, cupcake wrappers, scrapbook pages and 3-D projects.

Party themes includes:

  • Birthday/ celebration
  • Princess
  • Rock Star
  • Pirate
  • Outer Space
  • Zoo or Animals
  • Sports
  • Over the hill
  • Baby shower/ New baby
  • Bridal shower/ Wedding
First lets take a look at the cards included in this cartridge:

 
There are 5 cards for each theme which can be used for invitations, greetings and thank you notes.  I created a quick reference sheet so I can quickly look through my options when I need a card. You can download a PDF copy of the Life's A Party card reference sheet by clicking the link below.  If you would like to share this information on your blog, instead of copy and pasting this info, please paste a link to my site:


Next, lets take a look at the font that comes with the cartridge.  I use this font all the time.  I love its playful tone and weight. It is perfect for scrapbook page titles, cards and banners!

 

I have a hard time judging how a font will look as a word unless I see the letters next to one another so I created this Font Quick Reference Sheet. You can download a PDF copy of the Life's A Party Font Reference Sheet by clicking the link below.  If you would like to share this information on your blog, instead of copy and pasting this info, please paste a link to my site:


This cartridge also offers a category (creative feature) called phrases although many of the cuts in this category are images rather than words.

 
You can download a PDF copy of the Life's A Party Phrase Reference Sheet by clicking the link below.  If you would like to share this information on your blog, instead of copy and pasting this info, please paste a link to my site:


Believe it or not this cartridge also has a variety of projects including gift boxes, crowns, hats, glasses and scrapbook pages.
 
You can download a PDF copy of the Life's A Party Project Reference Sheet by clicking the link below.


There is also a cupcake wrapper and topper for each key on the cartridge that coordinates with the primary image. 
 Here are a few examples of completed projects:



 
 
 




 



To download a copy of the Life's A Party handbook visit the Cricut website here.
 
Last but not least, here is a list of all of the images and phrases on this cartridge with their page numbers.  If you find any errors in the spreadsheet, please let me know so I can correct them. If you would like to share this information on your blog, instead of copy and pasting this info, please paste a link to my site. The spreadsheet below is saved as a JPEG but you can download a PDF version of Life's A Party here:


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