Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Snip Snip! It's back to school!

I am very excited today because my replacement Cricut Imagine came! I was so excited that I took it out of the box the moment it got here and just set it up on the dining room table!  I've been busy with it all day.  It's been awesome - I didn't even align the print heads or calibrate it or anything, just plugged in and went!  AWESOME!!!!

Here is a card I made with it today:

This card is using only the Imagine More cart that comes with the machine.  Like I said, I was right there in the dining room when all of my craft stuff is downstairs so I used what came in the box!  I printed the base pattern from the card shape on the card and cut at 8.5".  I scored it in the middle to make it fold.

The ruler border along the bottom was cut at 2".  I cut two of the base shapes from the Imagine, one in white and another smaller one in the dot pattern from Imagine More. Around the bigger one, I wound orange twine.  I did the Twinery's blog hop today and got so inspired!

The scissors were cut out three times.  I wanted it to say "snip snip" instead of just snip so I hand cut around the words and popped one up, both cover the original one word that was there.

I used one of the extra scissors on the inside and again cut one of the base shapes, flooding it with a tan color from Imagine More.

I then used painter's tape to print out a sentiment using my computer.  This method is awesome! Print your paper once (here you can see I printed the sentiment two different ways because I wasn't sure which would fit).   Then tape your precut shape on to the paper and send it through your printer again!

I am a library media specialist and myself as well as many of my friends are preparing for going back to school. This will be a great card to send to one of my teacher friends.  The "snip, snip, it's almost time" implies that school is almost here and we better hurry to get ready!

Happy back to school everyone!

I am submitting this card to multiple back to school challenges that I have come across:
Cards by Jovan - Back to School Blog Hop
Scrapbookaholic By Abby Challenge #11
Creative Cutter Room Back to School Challenge 
Amber's Crafts and Stuff


  1. This is so cute...thanks for playing!

  2. Very fun! Love the ruler and trim!

    Thanks for joining us over at the CCR! DT Member Carri~abusybee

  3. Love the card. I do the same thing to get my computer to print on my cut pieces. Good luck on your spending freeze!

  4. So cute! I often just print off the right sentiment for my cards as well. Thanks for sharing your adorable card in the Creative Cutter Room. Cathie

  5. I haven't tried printing my sentiments like this before. I need to try it! Cute card...TFS

  6. Very cute. have a great school year!

  7. Wow! I love your card but that tip is amazing. When it clicked in my head, a think instead of a light bulb coming on, the whole dang power plant started up! TFS and joining with over at the Creative Cutter Room.

    CCR DT

  8. omgosh! i so love the little printing tip you gave. i'm going to be using it so much (and saving lots of cardstock that way, too!). THANK YOU!