Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cricut's New Cartridge: Elegant Edges

There's a new kid or cartridge on the block. It's Cricut's Elegant Edges. This cart is chocked full of images ranging from borders to tags and the list goes on. It also has a book feature that's perfect for those of us who create minis. I got this cart from ACMoore when I did a competitors price match. Boy! I was so happy that they honored that price. (39.99) So I wanted to see how functional that book feature is. I took some lightweight chipboard and cut out one of the books using my deep cut blade and my Expression. I used the multicut feature and my blade pressure was 6. I then cut out the pattern paper and adhered them to my chipboard. It was a perfect match. No measuring. Fit perfect. So here is the results.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Few Layouts

I still Like doing layouts on occasion. So here are two I did using my beloved Cricut and the Graphically Speaking cartridge.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Another Sissix Die Project

Boy! Was I on a roll this week. I created a mini album using another Sissix die. This die is like an A10 mailing envelope. I used the die and cut out several envies to created a cute little mini that has a lot of realstate. The top of the envie is open so that tags or photomats can be housed there. The envie itself has a lot of room for embellies and more photomats. Enjoy!

Pocket Envelope Project

These Sissix dies keep on packing a powerful punch. They are so versatile and fun to work with. I created a project recently using a pocket envelope die. Because these dies can cut through so many different types of material, it makes for an interesting journey. I created this project with lots of them(pockets) to hold tags and anything else you can stuff into them. You might make one to house your coupons or your receipts from purchases. The uses are endless. I hope you like this project. I also have a YouTube video showing all the features.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Sissix Scoreboards Die Project

Sissix is a tried and trusted name in the crafting world. Their dies are to die for. I have quite a few in my stash and find myself pulling them out over and over again. Recently, I made a booboo and got what I thought was a die that I had seen on a favorite YouTube channel. Needless to say when I finished fumbling on the Joanns.com site, I ended up with two dies. The one I didn't want(at the time) and the one I did want. When they both arrived, the scoreboards die was the least favorite. As I tested it out and did a little searching, I came to love this die. The thing with these dies is the fact that they were designed to be used successfully with chipboard. So I created a project using this die and have come to the conclusion that I might as well keep it. Check out my project.