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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Cricut

Okay, I'm the first to admit it, I am a cricut freak! It is my absolute favorite scrapbooking tool! I purchased mine almost a year ago and have never looked back. The fonts available from Provo Craft are so cute and versatile and make creating a title so much easier. Each cartridge has several font options (tags, silhouettes, shadow, etc) and now some, such as Opposites attract, even offer more than one font. Gone are the days of searching through stacks of letter stickers trying to find a perfect match, only to find halfway through applying a word that you're missing a letter! With a few simple button strokes I have my title, the perfect size and color for my current project. The cricut completely takes the frustration out of scrapbooking and has considerably increased my production... and it is just so much fun to use!

***Some tips***
The most common dilemma I have hard from cricut users is how to adhere the cutouts. I have found that what works best for me is to run them through my Xyron machine. Refills are inexpensive and there is no mess! I have discovered that if you simply trace the cutout with a pen before removing the top layer of the Xyron sheet, you are able to avoid any extra adhesive that may be clinging to the edges of your cutout.

For more tips and ideas you can visit www.cricut.com. They have a great message board full of wonderful tips and ideas.

3 comments:

Greta said...

i love my cricut too!!!

Greta said...

oh yeah and great tip on the tracing..did not know that!

Thanks!

noelmignon said...

Thanks Jen! Great tips!