Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine’s Day Cards and My New Toy!!

This is my second card using a cartridge from the Cricut Craft Room exclusive line. I purchased their Valentine’s Sentiments cartridge online and had it almost immediately! If you would like to watch my video on how to order from the Cricut Craft Room, click here.


The card and layers were cut at 4.6 inches from the Cricut Craft Room Valentine’s Sentiments using the Cricut Craft Room Studio. I cut two shadow layers and used the glue and fold method to attach them.

I added a twine bow and button and was done! Well almost done, I added the sentiment using Photoshop.

My next card was made with my new toy, the Cameo Silhouette. I love all my Cricuts including my Imagine and Gypsy and will continue to use them. I especially love the cartridges and all the layers! Cricut makes it so easy to cut a wide variety of materials!

I purchased the Cameo to be able to cut fonts for free that are already installed on my computer and to print colored images on my printer and cut them out with my Cameo. I am just learning the print and cut function and I will let you know how it goes. So far, I have been very impressed with its accuracy! I also want to cut SVG files since there are lots of free SVG files out there and tons of cute ones to purchase. In other words, I like having a variety.


This card is from the Silhouette Store and was cut at 7.24 x 10.42 inches. The card measures 5.25 inches tall. I added some glitter on the bow and was done. Super easy first card! Note the intricate cuts on the wing. Wow!

If you want to check out the Silhouette store, click here. You can also download their software for free to try it out, by clicking here. I tried out the software and shopped the store for weeks before deciding to buy. The software includes 50 free images that you can play with. You have to buy the Silhouette if you want to cut or print and cut using your home printer. I will keep you informed of my Cameo adventures.

In the meantime, have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Linda

11 comments:

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Very cute cards!! I really want a cameo but have to wait til the price goes down because the shipping is crazy to get it to canada!! Thanks for sharing
Kristan

Crafting Katie said...

Okay, first of all your little bear is just the cutest thing ever! I love the patterns you used! Your birdie is just adorable too! Isn't it amazing how well it cut out the wing???

Sandi said...

cute cute bear and birdie, Hugs

tndj said...

two very cute cards. Love the bear. Adorable. Lke the wing on the bird. Can't afford any more machines alas I am on a budget.

CathyinMN said...

Adorable cards!

Anonymous said...

Linda, I love my Cameo and I am happy that you got one!

Congrats!
Megan

Angi Barrs said...

Super adorable! Love the little birdie. :)

Anonymous said...

Cute cards! Thanks for the info on the Cameo. Please keep us posted on your experience with it. This will help us who are on the fence whether to purchase it.
linda

Nelda said...

My poor little CE sits abandoned in my craft room - the Cameo has taken it's place. You can DO SO MUCH MORE with the Cameo - you will love it! It is so much cheaper to use, PnC is super-licious! There are so many cute svgs and patterns out there - you will never miss the cartridges. Many are free (I have some free MTC files on my blog) and if not free, then low-cost. You no longer need to buy a cartridge for one design! Nancy Kubuo (of Create-A-Critter fame) is now designing for Lettering Delights (http://www.ittybittyurl.com/aw2)! Make-the-Cut works with it like a charm and designing is super easy with MTC. You have opened new worlds for yourself and you will not regret this! nelda from http://papercraftingwithnelda.blogspot.com/

VICTORIA said...

These cards are adorable. Love both of them.

Kate said...

These cards are precious, Linda! I'm smitten by your little bear - and how brilliantly creative with the hearts on your little bird!

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