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Friday, 14 June 2013


Peeps.....I've got to tell you something.....I've started a new relationship. A new, amazingly awesome relationship. You see, I've got a Cricut. Well, a Cricut Mini to be specific. If you've read my blog before and seen the Sonic the Hedgehog stuff or the Mario or Mushroom templates, you know that I've had to do all of this stuff for YEARS by hand. I have always wanted a Cricut....AND NOW I HAVE ONE!!

Cricut Mini projects how to
Hey Gorgeous!!
 Theo was so incredibly excited for this too! He's seen lego "skins" being made using a vinyl template and he is convinced that the Cricut can do this. I need to look it up but as this beaut can do EVERYTHING else, I wouldn't be surprised if she can make these "skins" too. *super excited*

I couldn't wait to try it out. But with purpose. Not just anything....a project. Father's Day seemed to be the best reason to get a project started.

Theo and I downloaded the software from the Cricut website. Plugged in the machine and seriously that's it. After less than 5 minutes, we were ready to go.

You get this amazing sticky mat that keeps the material in place. The gridlines match the gridlines in the software. So basically, what you have on the mat on screen, prints out on the mat in the machine. Super cool.

Cricut Mini projects how to
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You have access to free content within the basics library but you can buy downloadable stuff online through the Cricut Craftroom website. 

We decided that we wanted to make 2 cards for Dad. One dedicated to Theo and Dad's fav passtime; video games. 

Cricut Mini projects how to
£0.99?? How can you beat that???
You pick the image from your library in the software (you can search by keyword too) and bring the image up on your on screen mat. 

Cricut Mini projects how to

With the measurements on screen and on the mat you have a perfect idea of how big the project is going to be. We loaded up the paper onto the sticky mat and followed the on screen directions.

It's done. All you have to do is peel it back from the sticky mat. 

Someone's pretty pleased with himself

My choice was a Super Dad card. Again, on sale on the website!

Super easy. Same process. Load the paper on to the sticky mat, follow the 3 steps on screen and you're done. Peel back and you have yourself a fab card for the special Dad in your life.

I went back and printed the insert on yellow paper to make the image pop. What'd you think??

I can't stress enough how easy this was! I can't wait to see everything it can do!! There is over 80,000 images to chose from.......amazing


  1. LOVE the superhero card! Great job!!

  2. What a neat card - that Cricut looks like it will be a lot of fun!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week.


  3. Congrats on your Cricket. You've already found so many cool ways to use it! I love the cards :)

  4. I love cardmaking and yours are so fun!
    Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday Link Party!
    Hope your week is extraordinary!

  5. New follower via Follow Who? hop.
    I love my Cricut too!

    @ wwww.pjstreasures.blogspot.com

  6. beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Linda

  7. The card looks great, thanks for sharing! I featured your card on my link party this week. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Tooth Tuesdays! Hope you link up again this week.


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