Friday, May 9, 2008

I'm in love...








So a month or so ago I took the plunge and bought Sure Cuts a Lot, the software you can use with your Cricut that allows it to cut any TTF font (including dingbats!) on your computer, but I haven't gotten much of a chance to play with it until now. Well, I discovered that not only can it cut fonts, but it will also let you cut any SVG file. With the programs I have, that basically means I can cut anything I can draw -- yippee!

I've been doing some reorganizing and in my scraproom and needed to find a new home for my flower collection and the magnet board I did a while back. (I'm sure some of these flowers would like to find a new home on a project -- since I almost never use them -- but that's a post for another time.) I bought this shelf unfinished from the craft store, and I'd also just bought a big pack of Quickutz vinyl on a really great deal at Costco, so I decided to fancy it up. I drew these flourishes and the little birdie using my Bamboo pen tablet (love it!), then turned them into SVG files and cut them in vinyl with SCAL. Voila! I LOVE how this turned out! I used Cricut Design Studio to create the rows of dots for the ledge. I think I'm going to have a LOT of fun with these new toys.

9 comments:

Alli said...

I love that little bird! (where did you get that image?) SCAL is so great isn't it? Last week i cut the boys school logo out for their school photo layout. Turned out really well. Love how you've decorated the mirror.

tomiannie said...

I actually drew the swirls and the little bird, then cut them out. If you'd like the SVG file, I'd be happy to send it to you.

Tonya said...

Wow! How cute is that?! Love the way you re-vamped your already fabulous shelf! TFS!! -- ScrapMom8

Anonymous said...

Can you tell me where you got the Sure Cuts A Lot you talked about?
Thank you.
JoAnn B. iluvscrapping@iwon.com

cherioneill said...

I love your blog! Im taking on your challenge.......here I go!!
Cheri
http://cherioneill.wordpress.com/

Regina Easter said...

oh my goodness, i love that shelf...this is awesome....

Sonia Kertznus said...

WOW Tomi, this is beyond gorgeous... you have convinced me to buy the SCAL without any efforts. On my way to check it out. Hugs, SK

Jenny said...

That is so AWESOME! I love this! You do amazing work! Thanks for sharing and letting us know where you get all of your goodies from!
Jenny
http://jenny-outofmymind.blogspot.com/

chelemom said...

Hey, fellow BBTB gal, first time at your blog! Love all of your creations!!! Will be back to "visit" again! : )