Quilling with the cricut (or scissors if you don’t have one!)

I am constantly amazed by the stuff you can make with the cricut. I was looking at the $50 paper fringers at the craft store the other day and wondered if I could make a file that I could cut with the cricut using SCAL software to make quilling fringe for flowers and guess what? I can. I used the geisha stamp from About Art Accents and this weeks sketch from 2 sketches4you for inspiration. Check out the flowers on this card:

Stamp: About Art Accents, Texture plate Fiskars

Stamp: About Art Accents, Texture plate Fiskars

It is easy too. Basically what you do is import my quilling fringe file into SCAL software and size it so you have 4 to 8 cuts per inch and copy and paste the file one or twice to get the length you want, draw a box from the shapes menu around the fringe column making sure the top and bottom of the box touch the quilling fringe, and cut. You will have 2 fringe strips. You can make longer or shorter fringes too, you can’t do that with a fringer!

How to use the quilling fring svg file

How to use the quilling fringe svg file

Here is the quilling fringe svg file and here is the SCUT file I made my flowers with. Download them both because you will need to have the svg file for the scut to work. Here is how to make the flowers. If you don’t have a cricut just cut a strip of paper and snip fringe on one side with scissors. If you have the multi blade scissors that people use to shred documents you can make quick work of it!

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They are really quick and fun to make. I made a bunch of white ones then dyed them with my homemade glimmer mist or you can simply cut them out of colored paper!

plain but pretty quilled flowers!

plain but pretty quilled flowers!

Thanks for stopping by. If you try this let me know how it turns out! Happy crafting!

I made a font!

..and don’t I feel clever! I made a cute little font filled with stick people, cupcakes, bugs and flourishes here is a preview:

Font designed by me! Linny's Stickfont Copyright 2009 Lindsay Weirich

Font designed by me! Linny's Stickfont Copyright 2009 Lindsay Weirich

I designed it to work with SCAL so you can cut the shapes with the Cricut…and low and behold it does! You can download Linny’s Stickfont here. Wow, that was fun, I think I’ll try it again sometime! Please let me know what you think as it is my first font! Have a great Sunday and happy crafting, and typing too!

Miss you card

A dear friend is moving away so a few days ago I sent her this:

Stamps: Crafty Secrets, Inkadinkado Paper: American Crafts, Cardstock: DCWV

Stamps: Crafty Secrets, Inkadinkado Paper: American Crafts, Cardstock: DCWV

How can you resist the cut ladybug with a suitcase? It is from Crafty Secrets. The paper is from American crafts and the blank Bingo Card is my design and you can download a sheet of 6 blank bingo cards here. I used my kaliadacolor rainbow pad to ink up the fun letter stamps from Inkadinkado (I love these stamps for this technique) then stamped “miss u” on the top of the bingo card. I use a lable maker for the “we will” and added a hit of sparkle wih my homemade dew drops. Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Wiiiiiiiiii!

Well, hubby ordered the Wii Fit gizmo and it arrived yesterday and I got a chance to try it last night. The good news: my weight and BMI are great! The bad news: I have the fitness level of a 46 year old, that wouldn’t be so bad except I’m only 32! Edit: I just did my workout and a new fitness test and I am now 32!!! I’m going to get back on it this morning and try to eek it down to a more youthful 40. Anyway, on to the cards!

Inch by inch this card is a cinch!

Inch by inch this card is a cinch!

Stamps: The Rubber CAfe, Die: Nestibilities

Stamps: The Rubber CAfe, Die: Nestibilities

Remember a few weeks ago I made some inchie mats and masks with my cricut? You can still download the freebie from this post. Well, I has all of these little 1″ squares left over and you know me, I couldn’t bear to throw away 1″ squares of paper so I lined them up into a box and stamped and colored them and used them in these cards. Yes, i know it would have been easier just to stamp, color then cut it up into 1″ squares but I like a challenge!

I used stamps from The Rubber Cafe: Large Paisley Dragonfly, Small Paisley Dragonfly, Lori Renn I Adore You, Paisley flower and Grass Edge on these designs.

Off to play with the Wii some more. Have a great weekend and happy crafting!

A Spring Star Decoration!

For many years I have wanted to try making a star book. I love the dimension these little books have but I never got around to it until yesterday.

Stamps: About Art Accents, Dies: Creative Cuts and More

Stamps: About Art Accents, Dies: Creative Cuts and More

I used 5 sets of Oval cutout cards from Creative Cuts and More to make this. I also used 5 pieces of 8 1/2″x5 1/2″ reddish pink cardstock. I stamped some of the pretty spring silhouette images from About Art Accents and heat embossed them in white on the reddish cardstock so they would show through the window then stitched the 3 pieces of the card together. I made 5 of these signatures (fancy technical term that means a group of paper in a book) then adhered them to each other at the edges with killer red tacky tape. I’ll have a full tutorial on the die cut diva blog in a couple of days. Here are a few more shots of the book:

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Thanks for stopping by and until next time happy crafting!

Good deals on paper and fonts!

Just a quick post tonight (LOST is on in 15 minutes and a girl has her priorities!) but I will have a super cool project for you tomorrow. I wanted to pop in and tell you that the SIStv Boutique is having a huge sale on their paper, the stuff regularly .75 cents is 25 cents! Hambly overlays are a buck and their speciality paper is on sale too! There is some very cute Cosmo Cricket paper I may have to get! Sistv also has cool scrapbook shows that you can watch for free (new episodes this week yay!) and a few digital freebies to grab as well. Check them out here. As for the fonts I am a huge fan of the doodlebats by Lettering Delights ans they are having a sale over at scrapnfonts until next Tuesday. The doodlebats are great for cutting on the cricut if you have SCAL software or just printing to use like rubber stamps. I purchased DB Ladybird Notes, DBjournal Flourishes, DB Artsy, and DB flower Power. That adds to my large collection of doodlebatfonts! Sign up for the newsletter too so you can find out about sales and when they have freebies. It’s LOST time folks, see you tomorrow and happy crafting!

My free Cricut cartridges came today!!!

Minutes ago the fed-ex guy dropped off my cricut rebate cartridges that I sent for back in early January. I got My Community and Printing 101, With 3 kids in school I think they will come in quite handy! Since I got something free today I think I should give out a freebie too, pay it forward KWIM? I made this card inspired by this weeks sketch at 2 sketches 4 you and thought you might like the shaped card file so you can make one too if you have a cricut and Sure cuts a lot software:

stamps: Stampin Up!, Paper: MME, cupcake tag: Cricut

stamps: Stampin Up!, Paper: MME, cupcake tag: Cricut

Download the fancy bracket plate SVG here. Download the SCUT file with the bracket plate sizes, welded and ready to cut here. You can use the SVG to shape paper or make journal spots, very versatile, enjoy!

I borrowed my Moms Doodlecharms Cartridge and used it to cut the cupcake tag then backed it with pattern paper but you could do the same thing if you have a circle and cupcake punch.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time happy crafting!

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