Saturday, October 09, 2010

Cricut Fun

I have really been doing different things this year. I had been a scrapbooker, but lately I have discovered card and invitation making and now "off the page"... mostly making door and wall decorations for my daughter's room. A while ago I was asked to make this door sign for a friend's child ... I had a great time making it and of course I had to use glitter paper on the characters and words! I am rather adicted to glitter paper right now.
Basically I followed the example on the Pooh and Friends cartridge and used my Design Studio to put it all together. I basically cut everything with the help of my Design Studio now. I have a Gypsy but find it harder to work with, so stick (mostly) to my tried and true.
The log was cut at 6 1/4 inches and the Pooh characters at 3 1/2 inches. "Indiana's Room" was the marker and marker shadow font from the Pooh Font cartridge and cut at 2". I used foam art board as my backing, used green and blue 12 x 24 cardstock as my background, then trimmed with ribbon. I have had a bit of a hit and miss with getting an adhesive strong enough to keep the ribbon attached to the foam board. Very frustrating, and I haven't discovered the perfect adhesive yet, but I shall keep practicing.