It took a little less time to do this girl than the polar bear and I am pretty pleased with the end result. The picture of the card that I made with the polar bear and this eskimo girl will be posted in the next post. :)
So I bought a couple of files from Lettering Delights and I really liked this polar bear from their Chill Out font. I got the grand idea that I would cut the image out with MTC but it was a lot more complicated than I thought it would be.
There were so many broken lines that I decided that I would remove the scarf and then make a separate cutout for it. So my polar bear became this:
I spent way too much time but I think I finally managed to turn the single font character into a polar bear cut out with Make-the-Cut. I'll post a picture of it later.
I really need to start working on the blank mailboxes that I bought from Target. Valentine's Day will be here before I know it and I have to work on 25 of these babies for the 1st graders.
I thought I was brilliant when I had the grand idea of using Design Studio to make a cut file for the mailbox. After working on it for 1 hour it dawned upon me that somebody else probably already made one. So I did a goggle search and I was right, there was already a cut file made last year! After some begging around, a kind crafter from the Cricut message board sent me the cut file. Unfortunately the dimensions were just a little different from what I wanted so I ended up spending another 2 hours working on my original file. It's finally done. Whew!
Here's a picture of a mailbox that I dressed up last year. No Design Studio was involved. :P
June 12, 2010 update: You can now download the Cricut Design Studio cut file here Please note that you will need Cricut Design Studio to open the file.
One of my favorite ways of using scraps is to make these 10-min cards. They are super easy to make and always make me feel good whenever I'm in a creative rut.
All you need are 2 punches: a scallop and a smaller circle, a strip of leftover ribbon, a sentiment stamp, and a card for the base and you're all set. If you feel a little creative, go ahead and do some embossing too.
This card was whipped up in 15 mins. All it took was 2 pieces of pretty patterned paper, a sheet of solid-colored paper, and a frame that I cut out using MTC. I used a Fiskars clear stamp that came in a set that I bought from Tuesday Morning.
Cut down a a piece of patterned paper so that it'll work as a card front. Use a border punch on one edge. Adhere to card base. Wrap a piece of printed ribbon around it. Glue a scalloped ring to highlight the sentiment. Viola! The card is done. :)