Monday, October 11, 2010
Exploring Cricut Cartidges - Day One
Good morning. I hope everyone had a great weekend, per usual it went by too fast!!
Kel and I were talking about how we have those "go to" cartridges that we use all the time. We decided to challenge ourselves to using two different cartridges on a card or layout. On my layout I used Graphically Speaking for the title and the cute little banner on the bottom and then for the word wonderful I used Paisley. This is a picture of my hubby (in the middle) and our two nephews.
I also wanted to pass along a helpful hint that Kel found on the internet. We found a way to make the book for the cartidge more user friendly.
Step 1: Take out the pages you don't need. So at the beginning of the book, there are a ton of pages we don't need, all the pages in a different language, take them out (I will tell you what do with them in a minute).
Step 2: On the first pages of images, start numbering the pages in the right hand corner, 1, 2, 3 until they are all numbered. When you have the overlay on the Cricut and you see a flower you want to cut, on your number 6 page, you count over six images on the overlay and that will be your flower (let me know if you have any questions, I can post pictures). This truly is a time saver.
Step 3: Don't recycle those torn out pages yet. The pages are perforated on the top and/or bottom. I cut up from the perforated part, about a 1/4 of an inch (so I have somewhere to put the adhesive) and you can use on a page, like I did with this page, underneath the picture you can see the perforated paper (I see these on pages everywhere now).
Stay tuned for some really cute cards that Kel and I made last night, so much fun exploring our cartridges!!