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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171 Comments

  1. Thanks for all your hard work!!!!! Looks like a fun cartridge to own.

  2. Love the what you did with the christmas cartridge! However I don’t think it will be going on my wish list…I don’t have the patience that you do. I would have probably chucked it out the window after the first hour.

  3. Thanks for the tutorial. I was at a cross road on this. πŸ™‚

  4. Oh, I don’t have nearly enough patience for this one!! Although the deer and the partridge are very pretty!! TFS!

    ~Sharon C.
    sconn0925 at yahoo dot com

  5. Joy, I LOVE all your projects. The talent you have is incredeble. Wish I had 1/2 of what you have. I really like the what you did w/this cart. I’m sure it took you loads of time and patience. Read your facebook all the time;it’s my favorite and we all learn so much. You really are the best!!

  6. Wow! The first thing I thought when I saw this cart was how much of a pain the cuts would probably be. I don’t think I would have the patience, so I’m super impressed that you did! Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. Psychett03 says:

    Hey Joy….thank you so much for taking the time to share what all this cartridge has to offer. I like the deer and the partridge the best I think. I can see why some of the cuts could be a pain in the butt, but you did them up great. Thanks again. Cheri

  8. WOW, you did a great job on your cuts! Thanks for sharing. You made my laughed with your comments… you are so funny ;o)

    Gina L.
    agsainz at gmail dot com

  9. lginther08 says:

    this is such a pretty cartridge!

  10. Oh I just love all the cuts….Very awesome cartridge.

    Mickey

  11. These are all so cute! It’s amazing how big some cuts are when you select 3 1/4!!

  12. celticfemale says:

    Thanks for taking the time to cut all of those out from the Trim a Tree cart! I am debating on whether I have to own that one or not and seeing it with actual art work made it easier to decide!

  13. THANK YOU for taking hours to cut these out so we could see and understand how intricate the cuts are!
    Now I know I don’t want to buy it! LOL! Very pretty!
    Thanks for SUPER JOY Day!!

  14. helenastreet says:

    Thanks for sharing your joy Joy.

  15. Wow, Joy. I have to commend you for sticking at it and cutting out all those intricate shapes! Personally, I am a stickler for detail but I’m sure I would’ve given up after about the first 3 or 4 shapes and picking out those tiny pieces that wouldn’t release. It’s nice to see the work all done for us. LOL

    Grace
    http://gracenotes4today.blogspot.com

  16. Wow!! You were busy!! Thanks for showing us all the cuts. Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. Geeze girl you had a tedious weekend! Thank you for reviewing this cart… It not one i will have on my list now.. Cant do small cuts like that I get frustrated. Oh- cant wait to see you use you yudu- Ive never seen one in action!
    kacee
    mcvicwif@yahoo.com

  18. debsdesigns says:

    Super Joy – you are my “go to gal” for cartridge exploration! Thanks for giving an honest review – it is so helpful because so often I wonder if I am the only one experiencing problems with certain cuts, etc. You always have fun, informative posts on your site. Thank you! Oh, and thanks for the awesome give-a-ways too!

  19. Awesome cuts. Love them. I know that must have taken you forever.

  20. keeponscrapn says:

    Thank you for all you bring to this site:)

  21. dgutierez1 says:

    Joy – I love reading your posts – so much fun and or course, love the creativity!!! Thanks so much…

    Deanne G
    dgutierez1@msn.com

  22. Thank you so much for offering us a way to win this cartridge! Also thanks for all your hard work and inspiration.
    With Warm Regards,
    Carol. Broney

  23. The cuts are really nice! Thanks for the chance to win! abusybee24atcoxdotnet

  24. Scrappinchic says:

    What an awesome cart. Thanks so much for giving it away. I hope to win it! I will make awesome cards and Christmas decor.

  25. sy3_smith says:

    Oh wow Joy! You really are super! look what a great job you did! thanks for the chance to win! you’re the best!

  26. i just absolutely love reading your blog. You “crack” me up. These designs are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with us. I think making tag out of them will be an awesome project.

    Have a wonderful rest of the day.

  27. Your humor cracks me up!! Glad you have the patience to do all those cuts!! Thanks for sharing.

  28. You are an extremely patient woman! I get frustrated trying to figure. out the settings, etc. Thanks for doing this. They all turned out beautifully!

  29. Wow! They look great, but beyond insane. Phew… Just got some pumpkins on clearance from WalMart to try your Thanksgiving display ideas. Thanks for the chance to win such a fun cart.

  30. Wow! Way to go, Joy! I just ordered this cartridge the other day, along with the other two that were released with it….I am especially fond on “gingerbread” so I can’t wait…seriously loving all the filigree…Hopefully, I will be a patient as you were! Thanks for the chance to win the Paisley Cartridge…it is cute!
    -tanya
    thomfam at inreach dot com

  31. I didn’t realize they were so intricate. thanks!

  32. shewhodreams says:

    Wow thanks for cutting them and showing us. We all love your info and projects. Thanks for the chance to win this cart. I never really looked at it and it is so cute! Will have to add to my must have list. But it is so long already. lol

  33. scrapbooknut67114 says:

    I don’t think I would be able to sit still that long and do all the work you did! Thanks for sharing.

  34. clairbear3 says:

    These are beautiful…but I cannot see myself making these. Especially if it takes sooooo long…i would have given up LOL!!!! and for your giveaway…it would be sooo great to win…I have been searching for that cart and cannot find it anywhere! Thanks for the chance to win!

  35. WOW Joy! 5 hours…. you are very patient….. I don’t think I would spend 5 hours cutting these things out… I’m not liking this cartridge at all… I do however like the bell that you cut out in the silver/blue… that is PPPRREEETTTTYYY! :o)
    So glad that you made it easy on other’s for the cutting depth…. you are tooo KIND! :o) by the way…. I enjoy your posts… you are pretty funny Lady! You make me laugh everytime I read your posts! Thanks for that! πŸ™‚

  36. CathyinMN says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your Trim the Tree cuts and insight on how to cut it easiest. I don’t think I would have the time or patience for that cart. Thanks for the great giveaway, too. I really like your blog and try to check it out every day.

  37. ksully4597 says:

    Wow – that looks very labor intensive! The look beautiful though! We are going to be making gift tags as favors for our Angel Party. We help a couple of needy families by hosting a party and asking our friends to bring gift cards. We then decorate small Christmas trees with the gift cards and deliver them to the families. It’s always emotional for us to experience the generosity of our family and friends. Makes this Thanksgiving and Holiday season all the more special.

    Thanks again for sharing!

  38. Love this blog… I’ve been a little overwhelmed by my Cricut… you help me lots! Would love to win some more cartridges!

  39. Thanks for taking the time to make all those cuts, that’s awesome!!

  40. As much trouble as all those cuts were, you should bronze them. Thanks for doing that for us.

  41. Wow Joy, that’s impressive! They do look so beautiful but the intricate details had me shy away from this cart… may have to rethink that! Thanks for making all of those!!

  42. Your a nut! IN a good way1 You are so funny and creative! I cant believe you cut ALL the cuts from Trim a tree! Thank you for the time you put into your crafts to teach us!
    Cherie
    cheriescraps.blogspot.com

  43. It is so hard to resist getting these new cartridges Joy and then you show us all these cut out so beautifully! What am I going to do? DH will have a cow if he see’s me order these. LOL, Well maybe Santa will bring them! They turned out beautiful, Joy! Thanks for sharing with us.
    angel hugs
    Debby

  44. I would love to win this cartidge for my daughters. They both have Cricuts & love, love, love them! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

  45. These are absolutely beautiful!! TFS!!

  46. 5 hours is a long time but they came out lookin awesome. TFS!!!!

  47. Too much work for me with 3 kids under the age of 4. Speedy-fast is what l need, but they are beautiful. Maybe one day……

  48. Wow! Thanks for all the hard work. I got this cartridge, but it looks like I may only be cutting out a few at a time! πŸ™‚

  49. You certainly have more staying power than me. Thanks for the great tips and review of the Trim the Tree Cart.

  50. You are sooo funny Joy.. what a lot of work you did here. I am not sure if I want these carts..

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