Winter Holidays

What would you do if you wanted to make a project for a winter holiday . . that means anything from Halloween to Valentine’s Day but you cannot use ANY Cricut holiday cartridges?

That is exactly the challenge going on right now at

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Let me show you what I would do.  I would start off at and I would think of an image that is a symbol of each holiday and search for that.  Here are some examples . . . 

Holiday: Halloween

Image: pumpkin

So now let’s look at just SOME of the non-holiday cartridges I found.

Did you know that A Child’s Year has some really cute pumpkin cuts on it?

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and Simply Charmed

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Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 . . . this one even has a Happy Halloween phrase cut

Now, I personally don’t own any of those cartridges, but I did find some that I do own, one of them being Disney Happily Ever After

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And here is a Halloween themed project where I used that cut


Let’s try another holiday

Holiday: Thanksgiving

Image: turkey

Again, these are just a FEW of the images I found using

Animal Kingdom

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Create A Critter

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Celebrate with Flourish

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And here is a project I created with the turkey from Celebrate with Flourish


This is kind of fun!

Holiday: Christmas

Image: Christmas tree

How about these for Christmas Tree images from non-holiday cartridges

Art Philosophy

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Create A Critter 2

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Lyrical Letters

(the tree is in the small icon, top row, middle image, shift key)

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And here is a card I made with that tree cut


I hope this shows you that when you use the right tools for the job 

( for finding images)

it is not that hard to find an image for your holiday projects without going to a holiday Cricut cartridge.

So show me what you can find and join the challenge at 


2 Responses

  1. My cut search is my go to tool when I need to find a certain cut on a cartridge. I own quite a few cartridges and I don't have the time to search and search the handbooks. I type in what I'm looking for, scan for the cartridges I already own and bingo I'm done. My Cut Search has saved me a lot of money. If I'm looking at a new cartridge or a die to cut a certain image, I type in that image i.e. pillow box, and make sure I don't already own a cartridge that will do that for me.

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