Sunday, October 12, 2008
My New Cricut Machine
Arthur suprised me one day with this nifty little cricut machine. At first I was saying, "What is it?", but after opening it up and reading the instruction manual and uses, I have to say I'm pretty impressed. I'm no scrapbooking genius, and as a matter of fact, I've never scrapbooked (I don't think). Does it count if you were really young and unwilling? I have nothing to scrapbook, but I am finding other uses for this little gadget. I can make my own greeting cards, crafty cut-outs for other projects (don't ask what they are), and I believe there's even an option to create and punch out your own charms (you'd have to go out and buy the proper tool for working with metal). Since Arthur is out of town this weekend and I am super bored, I thought I'd try this thing out and see what I can do with it. So far, I'm very pleased with the results. For some reason, I had the sudden urge to add the theme to Kill Bill to my playlist. I have no idea why, I guess the cricut is to blame. Why is there a line under what I'm typing? Okay, well I don't know how to get rid of this so I guess the line stays...
Not only did Arthur bring home the machine for me, but also eight other cartridges to use with it (it already comes with one). Everything from Disney cut-outs and lettering to school things and Christmas.
A card I made just for fun. Maybe I'll save this one and send it out to someone special this year. Maybe not.
Now for a little demonstration of how easy it is to use. With just the touch of a few buttons, voila, it's all done. Here is the beginning of another project. This is me cutting out the first piece in a series of many other pieces. I am cutting out a paper doll in this video.
Now that I have all the pieces I need, all I need to do is use my handy dandy little glue stick and put it all together.
And here you have it, my finished piece. What do you think? Of course if I had children, I'd go crazy with scrapbooking. So, I guess it's a good thing that I don't. lol Go to www.cricut.com to check this out!