Another Cricut Card

This is one of the first cards I made using the “Make-The-Cut!” software I recently purchased for use with my Cricut. I had been browsing various web sites to find SVG files to use with the program when I came across this pet frame.

It is cut in two pieces, the all-black and all-white parts of the frame. The puppy print is cardstock I printed. I then printed a photo of my sister-in-law’s puppy to fit inside the frame. (She loves the card, by the way.)

One of the great features of this product is that you can cut your shape to ANY size of your choosing. Cutting from cartridges allows you just the specific sizes on the Cricut dial. This will allow for any size whatsoever.

Another cool thing is that you see on your computer screen exactly where the cut will take place. In the case of this 2-piece frame, I laid it out in such a way that I could put the black paper on one half of the mat and the white paper on the other. So the whole thing was done in one cut process, not two.

I can’t sing the praises of this software loudly enough. It’s a super tool and an invaluable addition for every Cricut user. Click the link on the right side-bar for more specific information. You’ll be glad you did.

New Paper Pack

I bought a new paper pack yesterday and just couldn’t wait to make some cards. It is The Linen Closet Stack by DCWV. Half of the sheets have glitter on them. These two cards are the results – so far.

This is one sheet of the 8×8 stack folded in half. The flower border on the lower edge is glittered. I struggled for a while about what to do with the rest of the card. Eventually, as always, the light came on and I used some pastel vellum and a peel-off sentiment. The butterfly is also a peel-off affixed to the same vellum and trimmed down. I added crystals on the four corners of the sentiment and three more to the left edge for balance.

I recently purchased the idea book for the Romance board by Keepsake Embossing Boards and The Glitter Girls. I’ve had the board for some time but needed some new inspiration. I found a great idea in the book. I changed up some of the concepts to fit the supplies I had on hand. The body of the card is textured foil AC Specialty Paper by American Crafts. The lighter paper is from the new paper stack. It’s embellished with silver lines and corner peel-offs. I used two Metal Dots from ColorBok to emphasize the two silver diamond shapes.

Two New Cards

I’ve been busy this afternoon and got my Cricut cranking out more cuts using Make-The-Cut! software.

The focal on this one is standard issue with the Make-The-Cut! software. I used the shadow feature to create two mats, giving a 1/8th inch border on each.

 

I had more trouble with this second card. The large flower is a free SVG file that I picked up online. It seemed like the cuts didn’t quite meet on the inner parts, so I had to manually finish them. Perhaps the problem would not have occured had I used the file at the original size.  In the end, I liked the result.

Valentine

Here is a card I put together last week. The hearts were cut using my Cricut and Make-The-Cut! software. I LOVE this software. I’m always wishing I had a different font or a different shape to cut. Now I can cut font on my computer or anything else that I can find an SVG file for. And any font or shape can be cut in any size. It’s totally independent of the settings on the Cricut itself. How cool is that!