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.