A long-time crafter, but a Cricut virgin—yup, embarrassing but that’s me. 🙂 Luckily, a couple friends gave me a Cricut for my 30th birthday. I was cutting up a storm trying to figure out how it works. It’s so nifty and even after only a few uses, I highly recommend it.
Here’s what I made so far:
1. Thank you signs for party favors
I used the George and Basic Shapes cartridge with a 6 cut pressure and 1 inch setting for the bubble. I stamped on a “thanks!” with my Martha Stewart Crafts Set Your Own Stamp Kit (the reviews about the small letters falling out are true, but a good buy if you use one of those 40%/50% coupons to Joann’s/Michael’s like I did). I glued a craft stick to the back and stuck it in the succulent pot. I taped a piece of ribbon around the pot for more color. All my wonderful succulents came from East Austin Succulents.
2. Sake prize signs
I used the George and Basic Shapes cartridge with 6 cut pressure, 2 inch setting, and slotted option for the circle. The numbers were cut out at 1 inch with shadow and glued to the circles. Attached with curling ribbon, each “medal” identifies the prizes for the sumo wrestling champions.
3. Other prize signs
I again used the George and Basic Shapes cartridge with 6 cut pressure and 2.5 inch setting for the tags. I didn’t get a chance to brainstorm with C-Man on the miscellaneous awards for the Hello Panda cookies so they ended up being participation awards.
I can’t wait to make more things with my Cricut. There will definitely need to be Princemas cutouts, too bad there isn’t a cartridge for that!