Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Monster Birthday (created with Cricut Explore)

Good afternoon peepsicles!

Simon and I spent a lovely weekend in the garden building chicken defences as the girls were taking over the patio (fingers crossed they haven't found a way round them yet). Simon is convinced that they are plotting to kill him, he says you can see it in their eyes. and that they are just like the raptors in Jurassic Park.

Today I thought I would spend a little time with the Cricut Explore as we have a family birthday coming up. I decided to do young Thomas a monster card. 

Here is a piccy of the creature feature...

What you need...

Die-cutting machine: Cricut Explore
Images: Bump in the Night - Fang #M440C6, Mr Baggs #M3DD63, Mr Marty #M3FA48; Doodlecharms - Star #M2FF07
Lettering: Cuttin' Up Font #S30
Vinyl: Black - Cricut
Card stock: brown, lime, orange, turquoise, white
Papers: 'Pinch of Hair' Monster Stew Collection 12x12  - Jillibean Soup
Card blank: white A6 top fold

What you do...

Die cut the three monsters in coloured card and assemble. Cut the stars and wording in black vinyl. 

Cut out one of the large journal spots from the 'Pinch of Hair' paper and mat to the left of the blank.

Fix the wording to the top of the journal spot, arrange and adhere the monsters at the lower right corner. Stick the stars above the monsters but below the wording.

Ta da! Simple!

I'm so in love with using vinyl on cards at the moment. It's so easy to work with and it cuts so cleanly and makes sticking letters to a card much easier than getting messy with glue pens. 

The monster images are so cute and I can't believe the precision of this machine. I'm keen to upload my own designs and see how they come out. I'll keep you posted on that one.

One of the brilliant things about the Explore is that you don't have to spend a lot of money on a cartridge if you only want a couple of the images. You can now purchase them individually and they start from only £0.79! Another good thing is that you can play with images, manipulate and re-size them before you buy. If you are happy with the image then you will be asked to purchase it before cutting - brill or what?

If you already have the Cricut Mini, any cartridges you purchased and have stored in your Cricut Craft Room will automatically be transferred to your Design Space.

Well that me for the time being. Don't forget you still have a couple of weeks to get those creations uploaded in the Cosmic Colours Challenge. You can enter as many times as you wish and you could win some lovely crafting goodies!

Thanks for dropping by xxx

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  1. now I'm determined to buy a cricut explore :) nice card..
    Moxie Craftie

  2. Cute monster card Colette :) everything fits perfect in there :D


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