Sunday, July 31, 2011

July Projects with Art Philosophy!

I’ve been having quite the good time exploring Close To My Heart’s new Cricut Cartridge. It’s got a ton of useful shapes and banners, an appealing and useful font, cards, borders, 3D flowers, and quite a few boxes that aren’t available on other cartridges like the French fry box pictured below.  Plus it coordinates with stamp sets made by CTMH.  The cartridge even comes with three stamp sets and chipboard shapes that coordinate.  This partnership has got me thinking about using stamp sets I already own with my Cricut.  I've probably done this in the past but this has inspired me to try it some more, also some computer journaling with it as well.  Anytime I can use things I already own with my Cricut makes me a happy crafter! 

TIP:  When using stamps with Cricut shapes, I’ve found it easier to outline the shapes with my Cricut pens, run the cardstock back through the Cricut, cutting the shapes, and then while the shapes are still stuck on the mat, I stamp the appropriate images.  Also, the sizes are listed on the stamp sets, but I’ve found I like cutting the images 1/4-inch and even 1/2-inch larger so that I have a bit of a border around the shape.


a la carte just for you French fry box supplies

Gourmet Paper Pack and Gourmet Word Art and Labels Pack--COMING SOON; Meet and Greet Wordart Pack by In The Making Design

Other Supplies:  Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and Large Scallop Punch, white eyelets, and jewels


Cosmo Cricket No-Sew Iron-On Patches (Tutorial Coming Soon to MPL) supplies

Social Club Elements, Cogsmo Elements, and Material Girl Elements by Cosmo Cricket.

Other Supplies:  Heat-n-Bond, Scissors, Felt, and PhotoFabric


Big Trees Hybrid Layout supplies

Its A Start Templates Set 5 and Retro Mango Paper Pack by In The Making Design.

Other Supplies:  Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, string, Autumn Leaves stamps, and black ink.

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