|Decades Poster for the 90's|
Music scales were copied, wrinkled, & inked. Title cut from Shall We Dance cartridge.
I don't think he's realized yet how much work he actually does himself, since I'm mostly just helping with direction-- he does the gluing, the inking, and paper piecing, as well as the research & printing from the PC. And I don't plan on enlightening him either. Ha ha... I have to say though, that the Cricut is a wonderful tool in helping with school projects for the kids--and not just those last minute ones. I know that Provocraft has donated quite a few Cricuts to schools all over, and teachers have been able to use them for their classroom creations. And I think that's awesome.
I don't use my Cricut for all my crafts though, because I enjoy using a variety of crafting tools & mediums. But I love having it as part of my craft room for so many things besides school projects. It's especially great when I need a LOT of a certain cut, such as gift tags, Valentine heart confetti, creative name badges, etc (the list goes on & on). For those of you that have been thinking about getting one, I would recommend checking out some blogs that do a lot with their Cricut at the Cricut Top 40 blogs site. The Gypsy is a handheld device that lets you do so much more with your cartridges--but I'd recommend becoming familiar with your Cricut first. I'll talk more about the Gypsy in another post, but please feel free to contact me with questions any time.
In the meantime, here are a few school projects Cody and I put together that uses the Cricut in conjunction with paper crafting.
|Decades-The 90's, Television - one of our old TVs had the same scratches on it.|
|Sometimes using a white poster & filling in white space with squiggles works wonders.|
|Cody had to show the differences in weddings between the USA & China.|
This was during the Bejing Olympics so we worked that into the design.
|This poster had a lot of info about Panera Bread & the Cricut wasn't used at all|
|Cody's Spanish Album|