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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Seriously need to update my blog

I have been so caught up in other things, that I have not had time to put anything on my blog.  I promise that will change soon.  Linda

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Noteworthy Cricut Imagine Style

I wanted to make a 3D project that would show off the versatility of the Cricut Imagine.  I wanted it to be a project you would want to make without saying :  I can't do that, I don't have that cartridge.

I know Cricut Imagine Imagine More cart came with the machine.  So here is what I did: 

front cover of notepad
I used a mini note pad I bought over at Office Depot.

Here is what you do:
You are going to take a 12 x 12 piece of white paper (I am using Bazzil from  Flood fill the entire page (I use over spray on high) and a pattern from the Imagine More (or any cart your choose).  As you can see I used the sheet music.
Now using the scor-pal buddy score your page at 8.  Then cut using a paper cutter on that score line.
So now your paper measures 8" x 12".
Put the paper back in the scor-pal buddy and score at 1, 1 1/4, 6, 61/4.  Then fold on the lines.
The side scored at 1 will be on your right hand side.  So if you are using a pattern paper make sure the paper will be correct when you fold it.
You will need a piece of paper (I used black)  that measures 6 1/2" x 8".  Score at 1/4" and at 6".
Then measuring about 3" down from the top you will make a slit (this is so you can insert the cardboard piece of the note pad)  I placed my paper cutter blade at the 1/4" and brought it over to the 6".
Now using a double sided tape.  I use the tape available on the scor-pal site.  I put this on the 1/4" side of the black paper and on the fold that your scored at 6".  This gives you 1/4" on each side.  This goes inside the folder and fit nice on the side that cover the sides of the note pad.
you can see where I taped the black paper that hides the cardboard of the notepad.

To cover the notepad you take a piece from the scrap of the main cover.  I took the paper and measured it over the notepad.  Then I cut it to fit the width of the notepad, used my scor-pal buddy to score the lines.
Using the double sided tape I put that on the top of the notepad, then covered with the paper.  Now my notepad had a nice coordinating top.
I added a ribbon at the 4" across or in the middle of the notepad cover so that I could tie the notebook.
Ribbon at the 1/2 way mark.  Then I took an icon from the Imagine More Cart.
I took an icon from the Imagine More Cart and cut it out in layers at 4 rel.  For the bottom layer I ran it thru my Xyron machine and put that on top of the ribbon.  I did the same thing for the second layer which is the blue layer.  The Top Five and 1,2,3,4,5 pieces I used 3M foam double sided tape this creates dimension.
Note that the title and the -5 are attached with 3M double sided foam tape.

This is a fast easy quick project.  Inexpensive and a nice gift for co-workers, teachers, anyone you want to give a little gift.  You could use them as Thank you hostess gifts, etc.  Try this, enjoy and don't forget to leave me a comment.

Happy New Year= CI Card for a farewall to a co worker

One of my co-workers is leaving to work for another organization this week.  So with Aulde Lang Syne:
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

and never brought to mind ?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

and auld lang syne* ?  I made this card:

So many of you may recognize the paper.  It is from SU.  It may be retired, but I had a pack of it and thought I should use it up.
The Cartridge I used was for the Cricut Imagine called Lori's Garden.  This cartridge was for the circle members who purchased their Cricut Imagine during the first HSN launch.  It is a beautiful cartidge and I do hope it is made available to the public soon.  I did see it on ebay but it was pricey.
I always use a scor-pal and I used my scor-pal buddy (thanks Dianna I love this tool) for this particular project.  Why?  I love the fact that everything is done in intervals so if I need to score at 1/18"  I can. 

This card is a tri-fold fancy card if you click the link you will find the directions on Cindy Lawrence's website.  These are very clear directions she has posted.

Here is the card laying flat without the ribbon closure

Here is the card standing up and open

Here is looking down from the top of the card,  You can see why it is called tri=fold.

"inside" of the card so to speak.  Love this Lori's garden cart.  I cut it in layer mode and used 3M dimensional foam tape to make the layers pop up.

"back" panel of the card.

more of the card open

front of the card.  the tag is in layers and reads "best wishes"

I love how the CI images match so well with the SU paper.  What is nice is that I can have the rest of my coworkers sign the back of the card.  This was my first time making this type of card, but it was very easy.  Hope you try this.  Please leave me a comment.  -Linda