Sunday, March 28, 2010

An Explosion and Making the Cut!

So you may remember when my good friend who I have dubbed Obi-Knit-Kenobi gifted me a Cricut. Well, she became a fan of a new program called Make-the-Cut which allows you to design your own images with your computer that the Cricut, hooked up to the computer, will then cut...without having to purchase cartridges over and over again. Anything you can think of, you can cut with this program! She wrote about the program through her blog and then she became an affiliate seller. Her tutorials are wonderful, and really the possibilities are endless! I purchased the software and have had so much fun playing with it. I've got loads of ideas that I want to implement, but I thought I'd share two projects I've made.

The first project is a card I designed where the card and the fish were all cut out in one piece, I painted the fish and then there is a separate watercolor background. Little Man quickly snapped this card up and it's currently sitting in his room.

The second project I wanted to share was made for my Little Brother's wedding (more on that next post). I knew I wanted to gift the new couple (who have blended two households) a monetary gift, but I wanted to do something a little more involved. So I decided to make an explosion box card, which I was first introduced to by Obi-Knit-Kenobi. Her project had multiple layers, but I decided to go a little simpler. The foundation was cut from one 12 X 12 piece of cardstock. VERY EASY! The monograms I cut out with the Make the Cut software, the envelope and love birds were cut out using cartridges that I already had. The envelope housed a check from me, and on the other side I printed an excerpt from First Corinthians.

Yes, my Cricut and I have been having a lot of creative fun together! I finished it off with ribbon and a tag with love birds cut out.


Sinéad said...

I love the explosion card! I've made an explosion box before, but that looks fabulous, and such a special wedding card.

Connie said...

OH my gosh Rose! Your explosion box is GRAND! Thank you also for mentioning me blog...and me...LOL Love you girl and hope to get together soon to cut or knit!