I made this for my Grandson Dustin, he is gonna love it. Originally I had planned on making him one with Pooh Bear because I just found the Pooh and Friends Cartridge at Jo-Ann's for $18.99 a couple of weeks ago and couldn't pass it up. I will have to use it soon for something else. So after painting the plaque blue all I could think of was how cool a red and black spidey face would look on it and Spiderman is his favorite character. I thought I would do a quick search for a svg and see what it came up with...wow I found the perfect file over at Everyday Little Things, this is exactly what I wanted. If you use cut files, you will find some great ones on her site.
I took the spiderman face svg into my Sure cuts Alot 2 and sized it on my mat to the size I needed. I then copied and pasted a second face onto my mat so I could break apart the image and move the pieces I wanted onto other sections of my mat for the different colors I needed. I cut the first full svg out in black vinyl, the eyes in white cardstock and the outline of the face in red paper all on my Pink Cricut Expression. Super easy and super cool result. I used my Pink Xyron 1.5 inch X sticker maker for the eyes to easily stick. I layed the black vinyl cut with backing still on over the red backing, once lined up good I placed each sticky backed white eye into place and then the hardest part...removed the backing from the vinyl. Once removed I carefully lined it up on the red backing piece using the eyes to help line it up and voila...Spidy was created. I found some black letter stickers to add on his name and Room. after affixing the letters in place I mod podged the spidey face in place and then went over the entire plaque to seal everthing in with mod podge. I use the gloss Lustre & Love It. I am looking forward to seeing his face when I give it to him. He saw it over the weekend but it was just a plain blue plaque at that point and I told him I was going to put pooh Bear on it and his name. I know he will be much happier with Spiderman. Thanks again Christy from Everyday Little Things for such an awesome free svg file, I am sure I will be using much more of your awesome svg's in the future.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
and I removed the outer edge. once I had the sign in place in SCAL I made a copy and pasted it on top, I checked the box keep proportions, then I made it a little larger around the first one. I sent that cut file to a second page in the exact same place and deleted it from my 1st page. I typed in the word Happy Birthday with the Bradley Font. I loaded white card stock into my Cricut and changed out the blade to my new Cri-kits black gel pen. I made sure to adjust my settings to pressure 3 and speed 2. I chose cut and let my Cricut draw in the details. after it finished I hit load paper on my Cricut and changed to page 2 of my SCAL. I now had the outline to my sign only showing, I changed out the gel pen back to my cutting blade, adjusted my settings and hit cut in SCAL. I chose to make the sign white and black lettering like the old route 66 sign. It was too cool to first draw the details and then cut around it to make my own sign embellishment. I added some cute brads that look like a screw from OTC and popped the sign up on popdots and that finished of this simple masculine card front. Now for the inside...
Sunday, April 10, 2011
I finished my first set of cards for the Card Swap I am in...Fun Fun Fun...The Papers I used for this card were from Prima - the Breathe Paper Collection. I mostly used my paper trimmer for this card and my Crop-A-Dile corner chomper to round the corners. On the Cricut, the only things I cut were the word HI & the layers for the top flower. I used the 6 petal flower and cut in normal & again in Shadow Blackout. The circle on top I just used simple shapes in Sure Cuts Alot. Here is the link for the free 6 petal flower svg from Heather, you also get a 9 petal flower.
I used 1 of my new Cri-Kits gel pens for the inside sentiment...
I used the Blue Glitter pen...omg!!! So Awesome!!!
Makes me love my Cricut EVEN MORE!!!
Saturday, April 9, 2011
OK...so I made this little divided organizer for my new Cri-kits gel pens, and here it is all filled up. Now I am ready to try them out...time to make a new card. You should also make sure you store your gel pens upside down to keep the ink flowing evenly and always keep your caps on tight.
For your Cricut machine settings when using your gel pens: Pressure 3 & Speed 2
For your Cricut machine settings when using your gel pens: Pressure 3 & Speed 2
I am so excited...I finally broke down and ordered the Sure Cuts Alot 2 program...Wow, why did I ever wait sooo long? It is so awesome!!! So when I ordered I also chose the option of buying the whole set of Cri-Kits Gel pens to work in my Cricut for $24 more. That is a great value because they are about $60 to buy all of the pens and holder by themselves. this is what I got, the Pen Kit Bundle (All 40 Pens - 10 Pastel, 10 Reg. & Neon, 10 glitter & 10 Metallic + 1 Pen Holder + 1 FREE pack of 2 swirl pens). I am so excited to try these out. now I can draw in the lines and only cut out the outline...woo hooo. My project today is to make a little pen holder for these awesome new little mini-pens to be close at hand near my Cricut. I will share the outcome later :) here is the link if you want to check out this great deal on the bundle I bought.http://www.craftedge.com/purchase/purchase.html
or go to http://www.cri-kits.com/cricut/cricut_pen_kits.html for further info on the pens from the maker and many other products they have come up with for the Cricut.
I Love this card and was fun to make. I got the pocket from http://cafexpressions.blogspot.com/2011/03/pocket-full-of-fun-free-svg.html
I just wanted a pocket for the front of my card to stick a tissue out of and this one was perfect...Thank you Cheryl Ann. I used my Cricut Cartridge - Wild Card to make the envelope and liner to match the card. I used another free svg for the get well soon, cut with a shadow layer as well from svg cuts. Here is the link for that http://www.svgcuts.com/blog/2009/07/30/free-svg-sure-cuts-a-lot-073009-get-well-soon-caption/
I made the band Aid in Sure Cuts Alot 2 from the quick shapes and then I ran each piece through my cuttlebug with the Swiss dots folder and then layered them together. I dont yet know how to add my svg files but I will work on that. The flowers are just from my clear stamp collection. They were in a set I got from my CardMaker kit of the Month club. I pasted some small orange circles to bring in the bandaid colors and used some gold glitter glue from the dollar store to the center of each flower. The cute square brads came in a kit from OTC and I used my white Opaque Stix, it is a water based pigment marker for the stitches around the pocket. Hope you like it :)
I adore the puzzle pieces on this card. I will add a link to where I got this awesome free svg file to cut a nine piece puzzle from svg cuts. I used my cuttlebug folder D'Vine Swirls also and some white tule that I inked to purple and tied around one of the puzzle pieces. I made a liner for my envelope to match the puzzle pieces. I chose to grunge mine up using Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Walnut stain on both the card and envelope.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Go check out the original with the free cutting file from Denise. http://dscrapbookingroom.blogspot.com/2011/02/easter-favor-box-with-egg-on-top.html
I made this recipe box with dividers and Recipe cards to go in the Raffle at my upcoming Family Reunion. I am trying to get everyone to send me the recipe for whatever they are bringing to the potluck so I can put them on the handmade recipe cards I created to go inside the recipe box.
I am the youngest of 15 kids...So Our Family is having our first ever Family Reunion next Month...I am so excited. I have been so busy creating items for this event. Here is the first of many projects I have been making to share with my big huge Family.
Well here is my first official blog post. I hope to add to and improve my blog as days go on but I am very new to all of this so please bear with me. :) I am going to be adding some photos of my new creations for now. Maybe one day I will get good enough to post some card making videos and some free svg's that I create. I so love my Cricut and all of the other wonderful tools that I continue to add to my ever growing collection of paper crafting tools.