Sunday, September 27, 2009

10 Minutes and a Cricut

Got 10 minutes and a Cricut? That's how long this card took me. I pulled out my Cricut and put in the Christmas Cheer cartridge. I pulled scraps of paper from my scrap bin (about 2" squares) and placed them on my cutting mat. I set my cut size to 1 1/2 inches and cut the bulbs in the various colors and the bulb tops in black. I then changed the cut size to 1 1/4 inches and recut the bulb tops on a grey cardstock. I then took the smallest straight acrylic stamp from the Clear Dollar Stamps Plaid Set and arranged it on an acrylic block in a snake pattern and stamped that onto the card for the wire for the lights. I attached a straight piece of black cardstock at around 1 1/2 inches along the bottom and glued a ribbon in place. Then I ran all the pieces of the bulbs through the Xyron create-a-sticker, assembled the bulbs and adhered the bulbs along the "wire". I used the Stampin Up All Year Cheer III and stamped Merry Christmas on top. I finished this card by adding small hash marks to the tops of the bulbs and added a dot of stickles (I LOVE that stuff!). This card is super quick and really cute!

For more great Cricut cutting projects, check out http://cuttingabove.blogspot.com/
It's a new blog devoted to die cutting and they are currently giving away two Provo Craft Gypsies, so be sure to check them out!

**Note: The 10 minute project time did not include preparing my work space. :)

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