Hi everyone, I hope you have enjoyed hopping along so far, there's a lot more and you won't want to miss any! You should have come from Christina's blog, so if you didn't please go to Erica's blog to start.
It's summer time and since I'm from the Sunshine State I chose the Splish Splash Cricut Lite cartridge. My layout is titled All the Fish in the Sea, from a little quote that seemed to be me.
All the birds in the sky
All the fish in the sea
Will never explain
what you mean to me.
I added this text to my photo using an editing software.
I decided to use centerpoint on my Cricut Expression to showcase my picture. Erica recently gave us a tutorial on centerpoint, you really should try it if you haven't already. Thanks Erica! The frame is 5-5 on the overlay (5th row-5 over) The cut is 7.50 5.50 on the gypsy. I had to use rotate to position the cut out on my patterned paper, which is Best Creation Inc.
I'm going to list my cuts as you would see in the phamplet that comes with the "Lites"
<fish 2> 3-5 overlay
dark orange card stock
cut 3.95 2.88
<fish 2s> 3-5 overlay (this is shift)
light orange cardstock
cut 3.95 2.88
<seaweed> 2-10 overlay
dark green cardstock
cut 1.40 4.29
cut 0.79 4.29
I needed some small fish so I used Life is a Beach, this is one of my favorites, living in Florida....well you get it!
<fish> 1-9 overlay
cut 1.03 0.88
light and green cardstock
cut 1.50 7.59
And I can't remember the seahorse cut ,sorry but I did run him through the Cuttlebug using Swiss Dots. Oh, and lots of bling! They are class a' peel stickers by Stampendous. I LOVE them! I also used pop dots to give the layout some dimension.
Whew! With all these cuts to keep up with I did find a way that helps me, as I cut out on practice paper (another of Erica's tips!) I jot down the cut I want and save it . I just don't know where I put the seahorse! But stay tuned I think I have come up with a solution for that and I will share!
I have one more project to share and I will send you on your way.
This is my first attempt to cut fabric and I can tell you what NOT to do! Do not use a dull blade (Wal Mart was out)! Other than that it went pretty well. I found some old burlap I had and some beachy material (at Wal Mart, I had to buy something!). I used burlap fabricpage that I applied the fish to for the pocket (purchased at LSS) . I didn't have a pattern so I looked at an old beach bag and patterned it after that. I'm happy! And so is my granddaughter (she's already claimed it).
Oh dear, where's THAT cut? I saved it on the gypsy this time! I grouped them together and sized them at 10.06 height, then ungrouped and created two layers to cut them out using two pieces of material.
First time doing this too! I used Heat and Bond and it worked great on the burlap. One more thing be sure to use a very sticky mat.
It's been fun, thank you for stopping by, and Happy Crafting!
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