Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Paper Piecing Cow instead of the SVG

This cow may look super cute now, but it was a pain in the butt to put together. I got the SVG file from Miss Kate Cuttables. It would have probably been great as a print and cut, but I wanted to try it as an SVG instead. That black outline was way too small to work with. I really didn't like the eyes so I put the googly eyes on instead. I also don't like that the eyebrows aren't black. I could play with this a bit and make it bigger and I bet it would be much better. 

I did love the ability to print and cut the tag for the birthday card.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Print and Cut

I have to say that the "print and cut" Cricut Explore feature feels a little like cheating to me. It's a great way to make some quick cards that I needed done ASAP, but I still feel like the cuts would have been cuter as fully pieced die cuts. 

The jeep is from Miss Kate's Cuttables

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas projects

I finished the goodie bags for my daughter's Kindergarten Christmas party. I did 2 dozen bags, six of each design shown. 

I cut the snowflakes from the Sweethearts cartridge using my Cricut Explore for the first time. It definitely made this project go by much faster. It's going to take me awhile to get used to the Design Space software though. I can't remember where the tree and star came from. The snowman I didn't use the Cricut for at all, just a circle punch and the rest by hand.

I also put together 24 craft kits for the kids to do a Christmas craft. This was a fun project. I cut the trees and stars with the Cricut Explore. 

I know the kids will have fun decorating their plates this Friday. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Cricut Explore

I know I am quite a bit late getting one, but I finally got a Cricute Explore. I bought a "like new" one for $125. It was just missing the cables to it, but the cables to my Expression work with it. I am just getting used to Design Space, but I think I'll like it. 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Goodie bags

I'm making the goodie bags for my daughter's Kindergarten class party for Christmas. No Cricut required so far. I have white, green and red craft gift bags that I picked up at Joann's. My daughter and I made these tonight with the white ones. I had her help glue the eyes and noses on. We used a one inch circle punch for the eyes. I hand cut the noses and scarfs. I just drew on the smiles with marker. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Christmas cards

I've been busy making Christmas cards and haven't posted them in awhile.

Simply Charmed

Create a Critter 2

Hello Kitty