Monday, June 28, 2010

Had my last Cricut Expression class this evening. Since we had gone over the buttons in the class last Thursday, tonight was mainly informational and getting more familiar with our Cricuts. We went over how to take care of the mats, types of vinyl and stenciling materials to use, what settings to use for the different materials and using the "air cut". We made cuts in vinyl, magnet, stencil and fabric materials. I was surprised at how easy it was to cut the magnet material with the regular blade and using the multi cut feature. Isn't that car just the cutest thing? To cut the fabric, it had a material called Heat and Bond ironed on to it. I had a bit of trouble getting the settings right for the fabric and I think that the way the grain of the fabric runs also has to do with getting good cuts. I will have to play with this one. We cut the shoe out of regular stenciling material and we also made a stencil out of the vinyl. All in all, it was a very good series of classes. I learned a lot and feel pretty comfortable with my Cricut Expression. I will definitely be using my Cricut more often.

This card was made using my Cricut and the Bloom cartridge. I used a Fiskar's combo punch to cut the cream mat. 
I had cut the flowers just playing around and the mat was also from playing around. I tried to make a card out of each of them Then I started putting the two pieces together . And this is what I came up with. I think this would make a great Christmas card, just need to change the verse. 

It seems that July is birthday month. I have five birthday cards to make, so here are two of what I'm playing around with.

The card on the right was made using the Celebrations cartridge. I'm still playing around with the card. The balloons, package and words were all cut with the Cricut. The card still needs something and I have some more ideas, but if you have any suggestions, they would be welcomed. 

For the card on the left, I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder, white ink over the embossing and colored some of the flowers. The notes are pearls and I used some Stickles on the staff. Inside the card are the words to the Happy Birthday song. The card looks better in person because the embellishments show up.

Thank you for looking

1 comment:

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Your cat is so cute and seems to keep you all on your toes. The cards you made with your Cricut are great, my poor Cricut seems to sit more now, that I use stamps, may have to bring it out again some day.