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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Cricut Explore and CTMH

I should confess that I went five years barely using my Cricut.  I had lots of cartridges that I fully intended to use, but I always felt sort of overwhelmed.  That is, until CTMH partnered with Provocraft and began selling it's own branded cartridges.  Now I use my Cricut in almost every project I make!  

I had been thinking about getting a die cut machine that can cut SVG and digital files, but again, felt overwhelmed.  So, I decided to investigate, watch a ton of YouTube videos and finally decided to jump in and bought the Cricut Explore. WOW WOW WOW!

I've been using it to design three cards the Paper Salutations Small Group will be making to deliver to a nearby skilled nursing facility, and I'm amazed at every new thing I learn!  

I hope you enjoy this picture of my very first creation, Nativity Moon.  I wish I could have captured how beautifully the circle sparkle paper shimmers - 
it looks like stars!

Cricut: Explore
Cartridge:  Artfully Sent (I welded the nativity images together as I liked them)
Paper: Black, Creme Brulee, Colonial White, Slate, Circle Sparkle Paper (Michaels)
Ink: Black