Creating With Cricut
(This post is part of my Onwards and Upwards Blog Event)
I was lucky enough to be sent a Cricut Mini by the Make and Craft Magazine, for me to create some projects and write a review on. I was super excited!
I’ve had great fun playing with it. Here’s one of the projects I made for the magazine – a memorabilia folder for some baby items like scan photos and welcome cards:
You need to connect the Cricut Mini to a computer to use it, which means I don’t use it as often as I’d like to. I have to pull out a TV table to rest it on as there’s no space on my computer desk. Plus I can’t use it when Cheeky Boy is awake or he comes and pulls the cable out and tries to stick his finger in!
I found the Craft Room software easy enough to learn and use. I just wish you could buy more individual, trendy images like you can with the Silhouette – maybe one day they’ll introduce this? Go on Cricut, you really should you know!
Thanks to my projects being featured in the magazine, Cricut UK invited me to a blogger’s event in London that I attended in March. It was a long way to go for a day, but they paid my travel and I had lots of lovely peace and quiet on the train so I was happy! When I arrived (a bit late because I got lost) there was lots of things to play with, plus tea and cake:
One of the things I spotted straight away was vinyl. I made this from purple vinyl:
Which they said was probably the most intricate thing they had ever seen cut from vinyl! It was a bit fiddly getting it off the mat, but Tinker Bell’s wings looked very pretty in the end!
I’d like to learn more with my Cricut, including using the iron on glitter paper, which I don’t think are out in the UK yet, but they will be so cool for altering clothes!
Make or alter a memorabilia folder
Die-cut a detailed object (or use something with detailed cute – like a paper doily)
Use some wings on a project
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