Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cricut Circle Blog Weekly Challenge #37: Technique

Weekly Challenge #37: Technique Challenge!

The Challenge: All week long the Cricut Circle Design Team has been showing you new and different techniques to use with your Cricut Cuts (check back tomorrow, there is still one more!). . . now it’s your turn! Create a project of your choice (Scrapbook page, mini album, card, home decor . . . it’s up to you!) including one of the techniques we have showcased this week. Let me recap for you! Monday, Kristen used letter stickers to create her own textured patterned paper of sorts to cut shapes from. Tuesday, Suzanne cut her shapes from vellum and used her Cuttlebug machine to emboss them. On Thursday, Jennifer used beads and glitter to dress up her Cricut cuts to create a Keepsake Photo Thank You card. Today, Deanna shows you a crayon resist technique with spray mists. Finally, tomorrow Michele Kovack will be back to show you how to add shading and dimension to your Cricut cuts using Copic markers! Choose one of these techniques and then apply it to your own project! We can’t wait to see what you do!

This cute tag was made using the Imagine.  I  selected the boy tag image from the Imagine cartridge Nursery Tails (pg.23).  You can print it as a combined image or print and cut the layers separately. 

One of the layers makes a terrific journaling box if you just want to print and cut that image (great for those baby albums).

To complete the look, I combined the image and selected cut only to cut the same tag shape in vellum.  I then embossed the vellum with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder and layered them together held by a matching ribbon (Stampin Up Bashful Blue 1" grossgrain double stitched ribbon).

Super easy, but super designer looking!

Other great uses for this tag:
  • Laminate several of the tags for your baby's luggage, bags, car seats and stroller for use when traveling (how cute...they would all match...great gift idea!). 
  • Journaling boxes
  • A mini-brag book...just cut the tag out several times with the layers separated so that there is room for a picture on some pages and journaling on the others.
NOTE:  has a FANTASTIC deal this week on their Imagine ink cartridges - Bundle includes:
Cricut Imagine™ Tri-Color Print Cartridge
Cricut Imagine™ Black Print Cartridge
FREE! American Craft White Cardstock Pack - 60 sheets            

All this for $33.99!!!  Hurry up and stock up now before they are all gone!  =)


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