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!

12 comments:

hoLLy said...

looks like taras gettin crafty! you go girl. thats one sweet piece of machinery.

chelsea!!! said...

this looks like something that would entertain me for hours!!! haha. we should have a cricut party!! haha. or maybe not. :-) miss you!!!!!

jOeY said...

Wow, that is awesome. You have to bring that next time you come and visit. The girls would love it!

-Melissa- said...

I would love one of those! Your projects turned out cute.

Patty said...

That is so cool! What a nifty gadget!!

Grammy Staffy said...

That is SOOOO cool.

Where do I get one???

I bet they cost an arm and a leg but I would love to have one.

ACDC2005 said...

Wow, that is sooo cool! The cards look awesome! How neat, I want one!

Cindy said...

I know you're enjoying it ~ you were so excited at the craft store. That was extremely nice of Arthur to get it for ya!

cyndi/mom/nana said...

That's pretty cool. I think I've seen that on T.V. on PBS Saturday morning type show that has scrapbooking. It's a very cute way to make cards. Awesome, I like your Castle, Princess and Dragon.

Moon Devious said...

Dude....i want one...

I love the castle, too, by the way. That machine is awesome!!!

I just happened across one of my scrapbooks....its not done yet... hmmm. Maybe we should have a scrapbooking party, just me and you. (Yea, i know that was cheesy. Shut up. :) )

Nicole said...

That is AWESOME!

CHELSEA!!! said...

hey!! whats the deal?? you're slackin on the blog!! i need something new to look at!! haha.

<3 you!!