So this week, as it has still been too hot for me, I have been hiding in my craft room and playing with some more of my Cricut Cartridges. I had recently purchased the digital version of the Tags Bags Boxes & More 2 cartridge to use with the Cricut Craft Room but not experimented with it as yet so thought I would give that a go.
I bought the scoring tip, recommended for use with this cartridge quite a while ago whilst on a trip to the US, thinking "that will be useful" and then promptly put it away in a drawer, never to see the light of day again ... until now. There were several moments of utter frustration **not to mention a string of expletives** as it kept leaving raggedy edges and ripping the paper and I couldn't work out why. I tried adjusting the pressure and blade depth but the result was still the same. After several ruined pieces of paper and much searching on t'Interweb I discovered that I had I had in fact ... erm ... fitted it upside down ... ahem. **In my defence m'Lord ... er ...nope ... I got nothing ..** Once that was sorted it worked like a dream!
After experimenting with a couple of small basic boxes, I decided to give the tea cup and saucer a whirl. I used some double sided card stock that I have had in my stash for ages (think it may have been from a kit that I bought at Costco several years ago) and added a border from the Elegant Edges cartridge and a doily from the Cricut Alphabet cartridge. I finished it off with some flowers that I had made previously with some leftover paper from LOTV's Paper Pad- Always and Forever and a scrap of checked ribbon from American Crafts (also from my 'leftover bits' box).
This was the result.
I thought this would make a nice gift for a friend with perhaps a couple of those individually wrapped specialist tea bags inside, and maybe a cup cake to go with it? **hmmm.. will have to dig out the Sweet Tooth Boxes cart next and try one of those **. What do you think?
I also got round to using one of the little deer characters that I shared in last week's blog. I decided that he needed some woodland friends and so made him a few companions (again using the Create a Critter cartridge) and created another of the pop up box cards which seem to be all the rage at the moment.
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