Every Cricut Trim the Tree Cut

This is exactly how they are laid out on the back of the cart.

I just got the Trim the Tree seasonal 2010 Cricut cartridge 2 days ago and decided right away that I’d make every one of the things on the cartridge so I could show you how they look.  Well, there they are.  I’m done.  Have a nice day.

LOL, just kidding! πŸ˜‰

Let me tell you a little bit about this cartridge.  Here’s a very little bit: 2 words – difficult and pretty.  It took me about 5 HOURS to cut all of these out.  The most difficult parts were figuring out which papers and speeds worked best with these intricate cuts.  It was a SUPER PAIN, but here’s what I came up with. (Wait.  First let’s look at another photo.)

This one is my FAVORITE!!  I’m going to make a t-shirt with this on it…if I ever actually use the Yudu I just got.  It could happen.  Or…it could happen in vinyl for sure. πŸ˜€  That gooey stuff all over the reindeer is adhesive from my Xyron.  You’ll also see some imperfect paper removal.  Yeah.  I had to let go of perfection somewhere around hour 3.

Oh yeah, I felt like I climbed the tree once I finished cutting all of these out.  Notice how I exactly lined them up for you?  There’s no charge for that bit of obsessiveness.  That’s just part of the service I provide here at Joy’s Life.  LOL…I’m cracking myself up.

Another cartridge that’s as intricate as this one is last year’s Love Struck Seasonal Cart.Β Here is some specific info for cutting with the Love Struck cart.

Ready for the specifics?  I know you are.  Here goes:  this is what worked for me…

Textured and Foil (American Crafts) paper – Speed 2, Pressure 5, regular blade 6.  I did a multi cut of 2 on the foil.

For regular paper: Speed 3, Pressure 5, regular blade 5.

I cut everything at 3 1/4″.  See how big some of the things cut out at 3 1/4″?  Woah!  Use the real dial size if you don’t want giant candy, sleigh or partridge (bird) because that’s how they came out at 3 1/4″.  Crazy huh?  For Real!!

Alright, alright…enough about the 1 billion hours I spent slaving away creating all these designs.  It’s water under the bridge.  Don’t even think about it.  LOL!  Actually, I’m using all of these for Christmas tags.  Cool!  By the way, the other biggest pain in the…neck…was punching out all the tiny pieces that didn’t want to easily release.  Moving on to something super fun…

Time for a Giveaway!

On the 14th of every month I do a give away just for YOU!  This is my way of thanking you for being a part of Joy’s Life.  I really do appreciate you being here.  THANK YOU!  Leave a comment to be entered for a super fun CRICUT CARTRIDGE…provided by…yours truly. πŸ˜‰  Also, I’d LOVE it if you’d “like” Joy’s Life on Facebook by clicking the like button on the left hand side of this page. πŸ˜‰  I’ll use Random.org to choose a winner on Nov 21.  Good luck everyone!  Winner Announced HERE.

Don’t forget…there’s FREE SHIPPING on all Joy’s Life stamps until Nov. 20. πŸ˜€

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  1. I don’t know if I am to late to get in on this, but I just saw it and I love that you are going to use on all the cut outs for Christmas tags. that is a great idea. I love Christmas and everything to do with it πŸ˜€

  2. i love this set thank you for offering it as a giveaway!! I would love to be entered into the contest thanks

  3. kristieann718 says:

    Thanks for another awesome giveaway!!!

  4. Melissa Perry says:


  5. trixsey52 says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Joy! Love your posts.

  6. clairbear3 says:

    These are soooo beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win…I have had my eye on this cart for a while. πŸ™‚

  7. jenleisen says:

    Wish I’d have seen this before the 21st! This cartridge may be tough to work with, but the results are beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us!

  8. Thank you for the chance to win. And a big thank you for all you do….5 hours??!! You are truly Super Joy.

  9. So pretty! I am not sure I would have been as dedicated as you to get them all done. LOL

  10. Whineybutt says:

    Gorgeous!!! I have been eyeing that cartridge. Think I may have to get it.

    Thanks for the chance to win. would love to add the paisley cartridge to my collection.


  11. Psychett03 says:

    Thanks for all you do. Hope you and your family have a happy Turkey day and a Merry Christmas.

  12. Thought I commented before, but after reading thru them I realize I didn’t. Wow!!! I can’t even imagine all the work u put into this post…everything is so intricate and beautiful, TFS.

  13. I had a fun time looking around your site and want to thank you for all you show us.

  14. ScrapHappyGirl says:

    Hi Joy,
    I appreciate your honest opinions about the cartridges. I don’t have the time (or patience!) to use the ones that take a long time. I need quick and cute, especially when I use them for projects in my classroom and I have to make 25 at a time. I’d love to have a list of what you think are the easiest to use cartridges. Keep up all your great work!

  15. Sheryl Kemper says:

    Those are really neat looking Joy. Good job!

  16. ilovecrafts says:

    Wow – looks like a complicated cartridge – thanks for sharing your tags!!!

  17. jennyplace26 says:

    Thanks for the chance to win the cartridge. As far as the one you just used I think I will skip this one, I have enough grey hair already!
    [email protected]

  18. Christine says:

    Pretty! Thanks for a chance to win a cart!

  19. scottandcarr says:

    Very nice tags!! These will look great on the gifts this year!

  20. Thanks for your comments, Joy. It’s nice to know that even you ahd a hard time with this cartridge. I thought this cartridge would make nice Christmas cards, but after a day of trying to figure out what speed, pressure and blade to use I almost threw it out. I will try it again when I have another day to waste, but I would not recommend this to anyone who thinks they will sit down and use it right away.

  21. dragonswing says:

    Great!! I just got this cartridge but haven’t used it yet. It’s nice to see what all can be done with it. I have become a cricut addict.

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