Sunday, December 18, 2011

Playing with my Cricut

I've had my Cricut for a while now, but I never really bothered to 'get to know' it. Then I went to a crop and met a friend who showed me how to set the pressure to make it not chew the paper, and I wanted to give it another try. I got a few new cartridges and have been playing around ever since.
I have found that it is sometimes difficult to marry the cricut with my style of scrapping, but not impossible. It's also a sort of new way of thinking about my paper crafting. There are so many options with the cricut, and I can make them all match!

Here is a Christmas card that I created with the Damask Decor cartridge and some Crate paper and My Mind's Eye papers, and My Mind's Eye chipboard. The sentiment is SRM stickers.
The card is cut from Crate paper Random paper, and then layered with another cut of blue denim Random paper and the green print Random paper. With this card I ran into a little bit of a photography problem. I'd love some ideas if you have any on how to fix this problem. It happens whenever I have a window, or cut out like this.

I created the card so that the tree rests over the red polka dot paper, but when I went to photograph it, it wouldn't lie flat enough so really show that. I took the shot above with the card laying flat. Then the one below with it standing up. But you can see with both of them that you don't really get the full effect. The front of the card is askew from the back because it is slightly open in both photos.
And on a side note, don't you LOVE those SRM stickers? I wanted to keep the card simple, and I wanted to use the ornament, so I decided that putting the sentiment on the ornament was the way to go. I had to trim the stickers a little bit, and overlap them, but that's the beauty of these clear stickers - they still look GREAT!


LyndaKay said...

Love your design and the pp used!

Andrea Amu said...

Wow! Super design! Love this... so interesting... and glad to see you using your Cricut more! ;)