I’ve been tinkering around with my Cricut for a few weeks now and finally have a craft to show off. Although I love my Cricut Create, I’m kind of wishing I had gotten the Expression instead. 🙁 Maybe I’m not having as much fun because I don’t have a lot of carts to work with? So far I have Tags, Bags, Boxes and More which is great for tags but not such much bags and boxes……….unless you are making gifts for Smurfs. They kind of come out small. Ok. I’m exaggerating a bit but I think the Expression would be better for that part. I also have Opposites Attract which is font cartridge and I have Don Juan which came with the Cricut. That seems to be my cart of choice………….for now. Hoping to either pick up Design Studio or some more cartridges soon.
Alright, enough mindless chatter, let me show ya what I made. My friend’s birthday
The first thing I did was pick out my paper. I chose 5 different patterns from my scrapbook paper collection. All of my papers are 12×12 so I cut them down to 8.5×11. I then cut those in half and folded them.
Then with my Cricut (Don Juan cartridge) I cut out a bunch of “N”s in regular size and then a bunch of shadow ones so that I could layer them. If you’ve never used a Cricut before, using the shadow button just cuts out your letters, graphics, whatever, a bit bigger so that you can layer them creating a shadow.
My original idea was to make a bunch of pretty tags, put them in the “smurf” size bag and let that be her gift but when I realized I didn’t have any good ribbons for the tags, I thought of this idea instead. All that to say, the tag on the cards was made with my Cricut. I tied the cards up with some raffia just to dress them up a bit.
Lastly, I made this bag from scrapbook paper and popped the notecards in there. I did NOT use my Cricut to make this bag. I just concocted this on my own and was really happy with the results. If you would like to know how I made it, let me know and I will create a tutorial for it. 🙂