Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A New Year's Resolution

Hello and Welcome!

I think I might have the best resolution ever: to use my cricut more and get better at scrapbooking and other papercraft.

I just recently entered the world of cricut when I purchased my cricut expression 2 this past August. I bought the Happy Hauntings cartridge in October and A Quilted Christmas in December. Then my husband gave me two cartridges for christmas and bought one for me on boxing day (I love that man!). So now I also have Create a Critter 2, Mini Books and Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2.

I can't stop making stuff from the Create a Critter 2 cart, I just love the cute little critters and phrases.

Here's what I've made so far:

This is the Party Monkey (from page 75, CAC2). I cut the clothes in pink instead of blue because it's for my niece (her nickname is monkey). I cut out the Happy Birthday phrase on page 77. I'm going to cut "1st" using CCR because it's for a scrapbook page for her first birthday. (I'm creating an album for my sister to put baby pictures in).

This is the Skeleton Bear and the candy apple (from page 58, CAC2). I just love the candy apple, it's so cute. I'm going to be making a halloween card for my friend in Australia (yes, I love halloween that much). She doesn't have Halloween there and I like to send her goodies ever year (and yes I know that halloween was 2 months ago). The eyes on the bear were a little "off" and I'm not really sure why. I tried my best to put the layered images together straight, but I think the eyes just cut wrong in the first place. I fixed the problem by colouring the offending bits with black gel pen.

For New Year's I cut out "Happy New Year" (from page 29,CAC2) in black bristol board and white card stock and then I laminated it with my new laminator. It turned out decently, although I wish the laminating was a bit better. I love that the bristol board cuts so nicely in my cricut, I'll have buy more of that.

So that's what I've been doing since christmas day. I haven't had a chance to use the mini books or tbbm2 cartridges yet, but I have big plans for those two cards.

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