Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Getting crafty with my cricut

On Christmas day, I was so delighted to receive a Cricut machine from my two favorite aunts. It was such a surprise; it brought tears to my eyes! The Cricut infomercials on television are SO convincing and make this look like a must have. Trust me, if you like crafts, you’ll love the Cricut.

As you probably have read in previous posts, I really enjoy crafts and make hand made cards. Typically, I use stamps, embossing powder and punches or die cut shapes to decorate my creations. This new machine takes my crafting to a new level.

Here’s my first preppy design that I made for a friend who recently had a little girl. She loves all things preppy, pink, and green, so I decided to use my favorite color combination for her gift. I love the shadowing of the letters and the detail on the stroller. Perfect for a new little Preppy Princess!










The machine uses different cartridges, think old school Nintendo-type cartridges, to create a wide variety of designs. Each cartridge has hundreds of possibilities. I used Alphalicious for the font and George, the cartridge that came with the machine, for the stroller. The size of the letters and shapes can be adjusted for such a variety of projects, from small note cards to large posters.

The uses for this are endless! I can see myself “helping” the Minnies with school projects, making posters and decorations for parties, designing cards, and so much more. I’ll post more projects as I create them and would love to hear about any ideas you have used with the Cricut. Do you have a Cricut at home? If so, what are some of your favorite cartridges? I want to start building my library of cartridges and need some suggestions.

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Have a great day!!

xx Bethany

8 comments:

  1. You are goint to LOVE it. I have both a little bug and a big pink one of course. My favorite carts are Alphalicious and Paper Doll Dress Up. You wouldn't believe all the extras you get on that one.

    Enjoy. Check out the Crict message board for some fun ideas!

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  2. That's a great gift from your aunts!! xoxo

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  3. I am probably the least crafy person in the world (due to a lack of skills), but this Cricut thing looks pretty neat! Can't wait to see what other fabulous creations you make :)

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  4. DSS, you're not the least crafty person in the world because I AM! LOL. Bethany this was a perfect gift for you, and I can't wait to see what you create! :-) XOXO

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  5. WOW Bethany! I bet Baby Bea's mommy is going to love this!! Beautiful job, my fellow cricuteer! ;)

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  6. Thanks for the sweet comments! So excited with my new toy!

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  7. Hello,

    I'm a fellow Marylander and found your blog on Its a Golden Day:) Your blog is too cute and I look forward to your posts!

    Tracy

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  8. I am impressed with your Cricut! I'm not sure I'd know what to do but your design is fabulous!!!

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