Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hurray for Cricut!

I finally got around to posting all the things I cut out with my Cricut. :) When I got it, I literally spent the next two or three days just cutting stuff out. Most of it didn't really have a purpose so I gave all the cute cut-outs to my husband. It was Valentine's Day so I was making cute hearts and name tags and stuff. He thought they were awesome. :)

First of all, I have to say that I bought this Cricut off eBay at half the suggested retail price with free shipping so I had NO idea what it was I might be getting. I was kind of expecting the worst since I've had such horrible eBay experience. Anyway, it came in an official Cricut box that was taped with Cricut tape, and everything was there! It looked so perfect and beautiful! Brand new and in the box. It restored some of my faith in eBay. Then I actually watched the included DVD and wrote down some notes. I wanted to make sure I did everything my Cricut could possibly do. So here are some of the things I made.

These are some random shapes I made for my hubby. I made name tags for just about everyone in our house. :)

Then I made some fun shapes. I really like the leaf there. I don't think you can see it very well, but there's a larger brown shadow underneath it that I also cut out. I LOVE its shadow cutting option.

That's my dog's tag. I even let her wear it around for a little while, but I took it off before she could tear it. After all the tag-making, I went for the big guns and made an envelope! Watch as I amaze you!

Is this envelope not way cool? Not to mention, I used some wicked paper. It turned out wonderfully. :) The things you can do with this thing are basically boundless. There are limits to everything, of course, but this comes pretty close.

I bought an additional cartridge about a week after I got the machine. I was pretty much set with the 2 cartridges that came with the machine, but I heard about one that made just cards. It makes all these crazy wicked cards. So far, I've only really had time to make an argyle card, but it's awesome! The cartridge also came with phrases and an owl card!!! I think we all know how much I like owls. :) Yay, Etsy Owls!

Anyway, I'll have to get some pictures of the new cards up soon. I've been a bit of a slacker in my duty (hee, hee, duty...) to update my blog. I will not ignore it! I'm going to sort of promise!


  1. i want to see and know more about your cricut so i can sit here and be crazy jealous.

  2. p.s. that is the fourth time and third computer i've used to try to leave you a comment!

  3. I knew you said the cricut was cool but these are awesome cut-outs!! You are SO my go-to girl for helping me create fantastic wedding stationery. Yay!!