Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tutorial: Create Your Own Chipboard Using Your Cricut

Hey All,

Today on my Pieces of Me blog, I have a challenge going on - it's LCWC #11. You are to create using the sketch I have shown there, and to create a Christmas/Winter themed card. Anyways, on the card that I created, I feature a chipboard snowflake which I created using my Cricut Expression and a little help from my Circut Design Studio. Here's a little tutorial to show you how I did it.

I first select the snowflake cut that I wanted to use, which is a snowflake from the cartridge called "Joys of the Seasons". I JUST picked up this cartridge. I had my eyes on it for a LONG time, and finally found a STEAL of a price (even lower than my wholesale cost), so of course, I went for it. Anyways, so here I am.... I'm going to cut four of the exact same cut, I use the "Copy" and "Paste" features on the program, so that my cut are identical. I then push the button to have them cut out.

Next I glue each snowflake on top of each other creating a "thicker" piece of die cut, thus creating my chipboard thickness.

By the time I layer on the last die cut, it is already quite thick. Cardstock that I've used here is SU!'s Bashful Blue - one of my favs!!

Now all I need to do is make it glimmer... and I do this by spraying some adhesive on the top of my chipboard, and then adding glitter dust....

When it is all done with, it's a pretty lil' thing like this!!!

Here is my completed card....
Have a great day!!



Susan said...

wonderful and wonderful card too
Thank you

Jana said...

Great idea and beautiful card. Where did you get the stamp of the little girl on the front. She's so cute!!

Michele said...

What a cool idea! I wish I had creativity like that. TFS!

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