Sunday, November 6, 2011

What Is SVG Cuts?

This is the skinny on SVG Cuts. The site that offers tons of free SVG files plus some great projects that are very economical.  Mary has numerous "watch me make this" videos to view before buying kits.  I browse their site way too frequently!!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

 Happy Fall Y'all !

Today I found some Fabulous fall Subway art at Today's Fabulous Find Janet has these as well as other seasonal Subway Art posters she has created for free download at her site and offers them in several colors. Thank you Janet!  Someone new to swing by and visit with! I am going to reproduce mine in vinyl on a store bought frame then put some subtle fall paper inside the frame. I suppose I could also put leaves in the frame. Hmmm....

                                                                 ..................Does anyone else seem to spend more time admiring other peoples creativity and not enough time  getting busy utilizing their own creativity? I am so guilty.  I spend hours looking through the idea galleries at SVGcuts or My Vinyl Designer or Lettering Delights to name a few. And then I have my daily blog list I go through with my coffee several times a week. Then I read the forums at Make the Cuts or Craftedge for Sure Cuts A lot. or Smart Buy Gal.  I learn so much ! But it does take away from my design time.

   This weekend I bought my first set of Letraset Promarkers. (Joann's with 50% off coupon). This set 1 has 12 basic colors and the blender pen. These are the permanent twin-tip alcohol based markers. Perhaps similar to Copics, but not refillable. But $15 for the set.  I stamped some fall images. Googled YouTube Promaster tutorials and practiced while watching others shading and blending with these great markers.  I discovered I need better cardstock to avoid bleed through, and probably order some Gina K  pure luxury as recommended by others.
   Next I got out my Koh-I Noor colored pencils and then blended using my new Promarker blender...Awesome! ( a tip from Gina K )  While in the past I have used odorless mineral spirits (OMS) or baby oil with Q-tip "stubs" the blender pen was effortless and I had such control without leaving a "wet spot" from the OMS.  I promise to post as I finish my images. Keep in mind I was practicing a new technique.
   Does this redeem me from too much lurking and not enough finishing my own projects? no. But tomorrow is another day. I gotta get busy !   

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Enjoying the Summer

Brandon diving in ! 
Is everyone enjoying the summer ?  We added a new pool to the back yard, yeah ! Although it was a huge construction project requiring long hours especially for my sweet husband, the pool is now finished and we have been enjoying it almost daily ! Did I tell you I cut vinyl geckos with my Cricut and decorated the pool liner! Too stinking cute! And it brings attention to the drop off! I will post a picture next week!

    I have not put much time into my crafting. I worked with a client with SCAL2 lessons. She and I worked on 30+ multi-layer vinyl cuts on tumblers for her daughters cheer-leading and dance teams. This was an ambitious project for someone new to SCAL and new to vinyl but the results were AMAZING.  Way to go Sheri! I am available for private or group lessons for  SCAL2  and will teach basic  Make the Cuts if anyone is interested. ( I  less familiar with MTC but using it more lately)  My craft room or yours. I am still getting by with the Cricut Expression but am looking into a third party friendly new cutting machine down the road.
    Has anyone been to SVG.cuts blog lately?  Mary has wonderful detailed step by step tutorial videos ! I wish she was my neighbor! I would certainly invite her and Leo to the pool in exchange for some great paper magic tips! ( 3D flowers, pumpkins, pie boxes, lever cards... all too cute)
    Lettering Delights and Make the Cuts have a wonderful new relationship! And if you have the new MTC version 3 your Lettering Delights library is TA DA  right there, easy to utilize. Of course to use this with the Cricut you must keep the PCCPlugin.dll from your previous MTC version before MTC and Provo-Craft went through the ugly divorce ( lawsuit).

Once fall gets here I will catch up on my card making.  Have a  Happy Labor Day enjoying time with family and friends! Stay cool!


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tumblin' over Tumblers

   I stayed up all night finishing these before leaving for our vacation. I personalized 10 tumblers and 8 beer mugs. But they turned out just as I had hoped. And the girls got to use their tumblers at the lake.  The photos are not my best, but was taken just before handing them out!  H & H vinyl cut like a dream. I mixed some Lettering Delights floral SVGs along with a floral font, Saru's Flower Ding  and SCAL2 basic shape flower.  There were too many floral patterns to choose from!

cups with printed dots from Gordmans
These didn't need much more that flower w initial but I liked the spiral added
Cups from Gordmans
The white daisy design really popped on the dark blue tumblers!

Walmart Tumbler
Zebra print started with Denise's from Paper Pastime then made a few changes. The reverse has the flip flops for my Sis in law who spends the summer in her flip flops ( she must own 20+) including zebra!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Favorite Fonts Screen Shot

Someone said they had a difficult seeing my fonts previously displayed so here is a screen shot "Snip". Hope this works better. I am still learning this HTML jazz !  


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Favorite Fonts for Papercrafting

I put together a list of my favorite fonts to use for die cutting ( using SCAL2), or just to print and cut for sentiments. I hope I can post it in the font depicted. I am giving a letter sampling as well. A size 16 is not consistently the same size as you can see. Font names are underlined. You can google for these, they were all free !  I have probably close to 1000 fonts but these are my favs.  Add your in comments please.

Favorite Fonts  bold   size 16   A B C D F G H J L M P R S T & 

aka Dora       A B C  D F  G H J L M  P R 

Amperzand      A  B  C  D  F  G  H  J L M  P R  S  

ArtScript               A  B  C  D  F  G  H  J L M  P R  S  

Algerian      A  B  C  D  F  G  H  J L M  P R  S  

Balzac     A  B  C  D F  G  H  J L M  P R  S  

Baskerville       A  B  C  D  F  G  H  J L M  P R  S  

Beautiful                 A  B  C  D  F  G  H  J L M  P R  S  

Belshaw     A B C D F G H J L M P R S 

Blach Chancery     A  B  C  D  F  G  H  J L M  P R

Balkeno      A  B  C  D  F  G  H  J L M  P R  S     
Ballpark      A  B  C  D  F  G  H  J L M  P R  S 

Boingo        A  B  C  D  F  G  H  J L M  P R  S  T 

Cac Champagne    A  B  C  D  F  G  H  J L M  P R  S  T  

Caslon Becker 540 Swash A  B C D F G H  J L M  P R  S
Curlz  MT   A  B  C  D  F  G  H  J L M  P R  S  T

Caslon Initials ABCDFGHR     

CoffeeMilkCrazy     A B C D  F G  H J L M P R S T 

Chocolate Box A B C D  F G  H J L M P R S T  

Crazy Harold   A B C D F G H J L MP R S T 

Creampuff     A  B  C  D  F  G  H  J L M  P R  S 

Duvall A B C D F G H J L M P R S T 

Edwardian Medium LET              A B C D  F G  H J L M P R S T 

Fatso      A B C D F G H J L M  P R S T

FontLeroy Brown    A  B  C  D  F  G  H  J L M  P R  S  T  

 Geselle                        A  B  C  D  F  G  H  J L M  P R  S  T  

Good Vibrations  A  B  C  D  F  G  H  J L M  P R  S 

Harrington   A  B  C  D  F  G  H  J L M  P R  S  T 

Japan   A B C D  F G  H J L M P R S T 

LD Filigree  A B C D  F G  H J L M P R S T 
Nuptial              A  B  C  D  F  G  H  J L M  P R  S  T  

Peach Sundress  A  B  C  D  F  G  H  J L M  P R  S  T
Penguin Attack   A  B  C  D  F  G  H  J L M  P R  S  T 

Puritan Swash  ABC DFG HJ LMP R S T 

Lucinda Handwriting  A B C D F G H J L M P R S 

Regal A B D FG H J L M P R S T 


Shardee    A B C D  F G  H J L M P R S T

Water  Street  A B C D  F G  H J L M P R S T
Storybook    A B C D  F G  H J L M P R S T  

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

This is Embarassing

I multi task. But I don't stay focused on just one project at a time. I see a birthday card, graduation card, and gift for my mother-in-law all "under construction".  This photo is for Creations with Cristine. Yep, it's embarrassing.

Quick Birthday Girl Card

Quick and Easy Peasy card for a birthday girl of any age  

  I only had half an hour to devote to a couple of birthday cards. One for now one for later.   I grabbed my old time favorite Storybook cartridge and used the birthday girl phrase. I  placed this  on top of  the Accent Blackout cut. I used Design Studio to get proper sizing. I then grabbed my Marvy floral punch and EK Success leaf punch, my We R Memory Keepers Big Bite hole punch and ta da done.  DCWV Summer and Citrus cardstock made this June Birthday card pop. The bit of green use on the leaf helped to "ground" it a bit.  I couldn't decide if I liked the flowers centered or diagonal, so I made one of each. I use 5 flowers and curl or bend them for dimension. 

Tip - It only takes a couple on minutes longer to make 2 cards while you have all the supplies out. When coming up with a new card layout one may be your practice card but plenty good enough to give !

"Red Bra Chic" 50th Birthday

     Welcome to the RBC ! Red Bra Chics . This ain't no Red Hat Ladies Club! This is for the 50 year old gal with spunk. Started by yours truly prior to turning 50, but just not ready for the Red Hatters. I had to come up with something for myself and friends because 50 seems to be the new 40 for us. Red Bra Chics it is. Wear it, flaunt it, hide it, you are old enough to decide. So we present the new 50 year old with a red bra usually at a party.
So here is the card I made for the newest RBC, my friend Linda.  This is a multi- opening card, with a front opening bra, the cleavage revealing the letters RBC.  The girls Loved It !
Gate Fold 4 x 6
Font   Riesling 
Opens to Retro Bats One font lady

Fold up to discover Red Bra from Princess font embossed with Spellbinder Flowers
This is a Gate Fold cut away to hint at "cleavage" 
RBC from Riesling font creates cleavage when shadowed 

Shows the folds and cuts of a 12 x12
verticals scores at 3 & 9
horizontal scores at 4 & 8

I started with a 12 X12 Gray cardstock, scored at intervals shown above. The red bra was cut in half, placed on the gate-fold and then cardstock trimmed to allow "cleavage to show. RBC letters placed just so the R & B tops peak through.( I removed the black s later to spell chic since it made the c look like an o.)
  Cardstock  used was Michaels Recollections and Jeweled Metallics collections.
 Fonts - Caslon Becker 540 Swash and  Riesling. Dingbat Fonts- Retro Bats One and Princess.
 Bling on ladies hat and earrings from Making Memories collection.
ATG and Xyron adhesives, Martha Steward Score-Board. SCAL2
Envelope  miscellanous patterned paper made at 5x7 size to accomodate thickness of folded card.
            Time Consuming : yes   Worth it : Definitely !!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

10 minute Graduation Card

   Yes, I knew about this graduation party for weeks. When did I make the card? Ten minutes before I needed to get in the shower. Which means:
No time to search for unique color combinations, grab something out of the "scrap" basket.
Grab the "congratulations" word design I made up last year and print it out.
Stamp a cap, forget the embossing. Handwrite 2011, Print inside sentiment with Word
Slice and Dice, no time for embossing plates, Cricut cuts, embellishments, just make it and run.
But I did take a second to scan it for future reference.

Office Max card stock  white & gray
"scrap basket" black and metallic silver cs
Stampendous Grad cap  rubber stamp

Fiskar trimmer, 2" Marvy sq punch
ATG & pop up adhesives

Sentiment      Don't Forget Your Sunglasses!
              You have a Bright Future ahead of you! 

Get It Done !    Yes I whipped out an envelope too A2 using my Martha Scoreboard.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Monogrammed Plate Vinyl

I was so busy finishing the plate for a wedding gift I neglected to get a photo taken.

I used the same plate I had used for Christmas presents, but personalized it with the bride and grooms names.

I used the Fontleroy-Brown font, Separated the W using SCAL basic shapes and then added the couples first names.  The W was cut using black vinyl, the first names with brown metallic vinyl, both sign vinyl from H&H.

When I separated the W the further apart they were, the more "off" the angles became, To keep them close I cut the first names at about 1 inch. They didn't cut well even at bold so I ungrouped them and shadowed some of the fragile letters like "e".  I wish I had taken a picture !  Next time I will.

Thanks for looking!

Gate Fold Graduation Cards

     These are cards I made last year. I had an assembly line going since my own son graduated from high school, we had quite a few of his friends to recognize. Each time I thought I had enough cards, I would receive another announcement! 
This was "lifted" from a talented contributer at Split-Coast Stampers. I'm sorry I don't have her name handy.
I will be making more of these next week and will add dimensions with scoring lines then.
I typed Congratulations a jillion times ( and then cut paste a jillion more) using various font styles and sizes.
Embossing was done with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder
Stamp   Stampendous
Embossing Powder Black Stampendous
Ink Memento
Card Stock  Black and White Value Pack from Michael's

Wedding Card

I am busy making cards this week for friends celebrating weddings, graduations,and birthdays this month.

Wedding card shown was made to compliment the brides colors. I also tried to imitate the font style used on their invitations. I think details like this really let the bride know you made the card especially for them. I say bride because the groom probably doesn't notice !

Card Details
size 5 x 7
white CS base       Georgia Pacific
Silver under-layer    DCWV Metallic Stack
Black liner             The Paper Studio
Deep Blue Metallic  Recollections Gemstone - Michael's
Patterned Paper      Making Memories Wedding
Bling                      Making Memories Gem Collection
Embossing Folder   Paisley  Cuttlebug
Martha Stewart Punches
Die- Cut Label from SCAL2
Inked edges - Brilliance Starlight Silver Pigment Ink.
Adhesives   ATG, Glue Dots, Scotch Quick Dry
Ribbon   Michaels       Martha Stewart Scoring Board
Fonts     Front:   Nestie-lookalikes, Garamond
Inside: Amperzand and DB Fleuries (Lettering Delights)

A lot of products for one card, but worth it!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sure Cuts a Lot 2 Discontinued

      Craft Edge no longer offers Sure Cuts A Lot 2 which was compatible with the Provo-Craft Cricut die-cutting machine. They do offer SCAL 3 which is compatible with other die-cutting machines BUT NOT CRICUT.
     This may in fact be due to Provo-Craft's recent legal actions against third-party software programs.
I am sorry if anyone delayed in purchasing this program, and planned on using SCAL2 in the future.
     If you already own SCAL2 and are using it with a Cricut machine do not upgrade to SCAL3. Continue to use it as you presently are.  If I had a choice between using SCAL or getting a different die-cutting machine, I would be saving for the new die-cutting machine. Seriously.  Fortunately my old SCAL2 is working great with my Cricut Expression.
                     Sorry Guys!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Which Cricut Cartridge to Buy?

     Which Cricut cartridge is your favorite and which one collects dust?  Of course we all are at different stages of our lives and are involved with various activities.  The mom of little girls on soccer teams will reach for cartridges I don't own. I am the mother of teenage (and college age) son's.  I am past the "Room Mom Diva" stage, although they must still have my photo on the room mom wall of fame for best parties ever LOL.

I use my Cricut for vinyl projects, card-making, home decor and finally scrapbooking.
You know already that I usually start my Cricut projects at my computer. I use SCAL for anything involving a font. I have hundreds of SVG files neatly organized on my computer. Most of these were free or under $5 for a collection.   Often I use SCAL2  for the whole project. SCAL gives me total control of any SVG image I want to cut. I can see it on my mat before cutting.  "Measure twice cut once"  is my motto And there are thousands of free designs / fonts to use. Google SVG which stands for scalable vector graphic.
      If I am using cartridges I usually go to Design Studio, I can utilize the Key Word function to find the design I need and then place it exactly where I want it to cut on my mat. This lets me know where to place my paper.  Design Studio. I can resize, skew and stretch and weld the Cricut designs and then cut - AS Long As I Own that Cartridge.
     I shop for cartridges with Design Studio. Even with the free trial software you can examine cartridges and truly evaluate if it is cartridge worth purchasing. You can see the feature keys and overlay. You just can not cut with it until you purchase it.  This is one of my favorite ways to use Design Studio.

My favorite Cricut Cartridges......
don't hold me to this as I am fickle.

A Child's Year
Home Accents
Martha Stewart Elegant Cakes - (and I don't own the Cricut Cake )
Give a Hoot
Winter Wonderland or Joy's of the Season ( year round)
Life's a Beach
Plantin Schoolbook or Calligraphy for fonts
Cindy Loo
Sports Mania  ( mom of athletes )

Non-Cricut designs (I cut with SCAL2)

Lettering Delights SVG collections ($4 collections)
SVGcuts    free SVGs and nice under $8.00 collections
 free font sites with dingbats like Dafont
and more too numerous to mention

Comment on your favorites please, and what you use them for.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sugar's Suggestions for a Happy Mother's Day

Sugar wishes all her lady friends a Happy Mother's Day.
 Here are her ideas for a perfect day.

Spend time relaxing with family.

Count your blessings as you think about your mother.

Take a nap. 

Happy Mother's Day

I'll be missing you, Mom.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Easter Tumblers

Easter Tumblers 

      The Webbe cousins and aunts all received embellished tumblers filled with Easter candy from me this year.  I tried to make each one unique for the special lady they were intended for.    The best selection of tumblers came from Home Goods, while the solid color ones came from Walmart. I used the H&H GT5 vinyl so they could be hand washed and remain intact without curling, peeling or fading.

Happy Easter Everyone!

Direct Link to H&H

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sure Cuts A Lot Version 3 Update

     A new version of Sure Cuts A Lot has been introduced for those cutting with die- cutting machines other than Provo Craft's Cricut machine. This is version 3. It will not be compatible with Cricut.
     Sure Cuts A Lot version 2 is compatible  with Cricut and is still available. Don't miss the boat!
If you have been in my classes you know how much I utilize this program to create unlimited designs and I can cut any True Type font from my computer.
    You will need a USB cord to connect your computer to your die-cutting machine.
     Click on my SCAL2 link for more information.  The forum at this site will answer many of your questions.
If you are a visual learner Google SCAL tutorials on YouTube and watch what all this amazing software will allow you to do.  Believe me you do not need to be that computer savvy to reap the benefits of this program, not do you need to use Inkscape anymore.
 Have fun!   

Create something beautiful today! 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Gina's Creative Chaos: Denise at Paper Pastimes

Denise at Paper Pastimes

Are You Feeling Neglected?

    You have been neglected my dear friends. and I am sorry. This girl has been burning the midnight oil between my two college courses through the University of Texas/Arlington and being a wife and mom.
    It is track season for us. Josh is a junior this year and has been pole vaulting, running hurdles, doing long jumps and now they have him running the distance in 800 and 400 events.  I am the unofficial team photographer and keep the Shutterfly share site updated.  And these track meets are an all afternoon-evening endurance test.
   I am ready for some warm dry weather for not only my son but for my Nikon as well!

    Easter is just days away. I am taking my oldest sons goody basket to the post office after this blog. Yes, my freshman son is hanging out down at school and not coming home for Easter. sniff sniff.  And with Marshall working I have decided it is road trip time for Josh & I. We are spending time with family "down south".
and I don't plan on showing up empty handed.  Diane from Capadia has inspired me with her Easter eggs and her cute shaped cards. Thanks Diane!  And Denise from Paper Pastimes has some really cute baskets to download for a donation.  She deserves the donation. She is so generous with her time creating easy to follow tutorials and clever projects.  Click on the blue links to see some awesome Easter projects.
   Todays plan: finish the tumblers. put the candy in the tumblers, put the tumblers in the baskets, back up, make the baskets, embellish the baskets, embellish the store bought plastic eggs ( sorry I am not blowing egg whites today) finish the cards, I mean start then finish the cards.... Laundry, pack, finish homework......and go.

                                     Better Blogging Next Week

Happy Easter.  The holiday that gives a reason to celebrate the other holidays.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Photography Composition

     Today Everyday Elements posted a link to Photographymad's tutorial on the top 10 photography composition rules.  I work with people often trying to create beautiful scrapbook layouts while working with photos they are not happy with.  Poor composition is often the culprit. Taking a quick shot of that beautiful smiling child without being aware of the distracting background is pretty common. Understanding how to adjust the depth of field so as to blur the background is one answer. Sometimes just moving a few inches or shooting from a different angle will solve the problem.
     The rules used for photography composition also apply to create visually appealing scrapbook pages.
Take a minute to study these beautiful photo examples of effective composition.

See Everyday Elements to learn more about improving your photography.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Vinyl Information

     This is that sweet vinyl I was using in class."Cuts like butter".  I didn't mean to snub the Cricut vinyl but you probably noticed how much easier mine was to work with. It makes me look good! Lol.
The transfer tape I use is also from H&H; Clear Choice 12 inch medium tac. I started with a 12 x24 sheet and it lasted forever, You just kept reusing it.
The vinyl I started with was the GT5 - 5 pack 5 yards each and picked my top 5 colors, I use matte black,( I think it looks more like paint), white, blue, green and pink. Thats 25 yards. You get 4 feet from Provo Craft.
Remember, the GT5 is outdoor sign vinyl, it will hold up to the elements, meaning it will hold up on cups, tumblers, car windshields, etc.  It is not recommended for wall applications. The people at H&H are great to work with and will answer any questions.  Just make sure your surface is squeaky clean  !  Be warned this vinyl work is addicting!

Click here for the  H & H GT5 Color Chart

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Creativity Unleashed

     I am one of those people that will drive you crazy in a restaurant. I am notorious for asking if the menu item can be tweaked. " Could I have that broiled instead of grilled and how about asparagus instead of broccoli," yeah, you know my type.
     It is the same when I am crafting. And quite evident when I am using my die cutter machine, My Cricut Expression.  Those designs on the cartridges are cute, but I would rather cut out my own design, or use a font I have on my computer.  I will spent time drawing or stamping something, scanning it, putting it into Sure Cuts A Lot2, altering it if I chose, previewing it on my widescreen computer monitor, then sending it to my Cricut through the USB card....voila, I have created something !
    My eyes are too old to work very long on the Gypsy screen. After working with SCAL2 and then going to Design Studio it is like going from a mountain bike to a tricycle. Frustrating.
I still buy Cricut Cartridges, on sale, never paying more than $25.00 for a cartridge.  Why should I when I have so many cool designs (SVGs) I have downloaded FREE from the internet. And cool designs too!
I can't tell you how much I enjoy using this incredible program.
      Recently I became an affiliate with Sure Cuts A Lot2. If you click on my link to the Sure Cuts A Lot site (Craft-edge) and purchase, I will be monetarily compensated. Keep in mind I was promoting this product long before I signed up for the affiliation. Just keeping it real.  I would suggest you trying out the trial, playing with it, and then decide. There are tons of tutorials on YouTube if you want to check them out.  I would teach classes here if my craft room wasn't such a mess all the time!

Monday, March 21, 2011

How about a Money saving Cricut Tip? 

How to Sharpen your Cricut blades:

  1. Cover your mat with heavy-duty aluminum foil.
  2. Make sure your blade is in the machine as usual.
  3. Set your sped to min or 1 and pressure to low or 1.
  4. Cut some large letters, O’s and K’s are good as you get a lot of straight and curved lines. 4 or 5 large shapes should do the trick. The Eiffel tower cut was a test cut after sharpening an old dull blade.

Why Can't We All Just Get Along ? 

Provo Craft is now suing SCAL after a lawsuit they won against Make the Cut. If you are a Make the Cut user I strongly suggest you do not upgrade your software because MTC will have to disable the Cricut compatibility in the next upgrade.  If they win the lawsuit against SCAL they will also have to remove the cricut compatibility on future upgrades.  BUT if you already have it or if you buy SCAL2 now you will be OK, just don’t update it after.

There is even a facebook group called Boycott Provo Craft, people are really upset over this, many of the ladies are ready to dump their cricut and carts in Boston Harbor-OK I’m Kidding but they are rushing to sell them on EBAY and buy cutters that will work with outside software. I’m keeping my cricut, it is still going to work with SCAL2 and if it breaks some sad day then I will look at another brand.
So, that is all I am going to say about the Cricut lawsuit business, if you want more info on this you can read a well written article on Scrapbook Update here and here

from the frugalcrafter  blog site

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cricut Classes Materials List

 Basic Cricut ( Let's Cricut) Class Materials

In this class we explore fundamental Cricut operations.This includes care of mat & blades, understanding the cartridge features, and the unique feature keys, machine settings and functions.  We learn paper placement and navigation on the mat. We cover  depth, pressure and speed setting determinations.

Cricut Machine, Mat in good condition
Cartridge with book and overlay- Plantin-Schoolbook or basic cartridge that came with machine
tools- spatula, tweezers, 

                 paper and handouts provided 

Advance Cricut Class Materials         


In this class we work with vinyl, etch on glass, and cut fabric while learning more of the features of the Cricut machine
   If the students just want to do one of the techniques and watch the others that is fine, then they won't need to buy all the  supplies

Please bring the basics : 
Cricut Machine, Mat, Cartridge with overlay and book - one with nice font would be nice.

Glass Etching requires         flat glass surface or mirror,  Armour Etch,  Cricut vinyl, cricut tool kit ( tweezers, spatula, smoothing tool) 
  I will provide paint brushes 

Vinyl technique requires      flat item to put vinyl item on like a 5 x 7 picture frame with glass,  cricut vinyl, transfer paper, cricut tool kit
 ( need spatula, tweezer, smoothing tool ) 

Fabric cutting requires              12 inch square of tightly woven light-weigh pressed fabric, Heat and Bond applied to back, cricut tool kit (spatula and smoothing tool or brayer) starch optional
Cricut mat should be very sticky ( like new) and new or like new blade

A class size maximum of 6 would be optimum.  They need room for their machines, tools, mat to lay flat, and glass etching project.

Gina Herman

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awesome software for your Silhouette or other die cutting machine, no longer supports Cricut products

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