Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy Fourth Using the New Word Collage Cart

Okay, so I said I wouldn't be crafting. And I'm really not. I'm cleaning my craft room. Normally I wouldn't bother (LOL), but the door to my craft room is right across the hall from our guest room and although I'm inclined to just close the door, don't you secretly wonder, when you visit someone, WHAT exactly they could be hiding behind closed doors? (Unless it's a teenager's bedroom, of course), but really, aren't you curious? Oh, come on, fess up. There will be no secrets here, so while I'm organizing (meaning throwing crap in any box available to be shoved in a closet until they leave), I let my Cricut do some work cutting the Fourth of July Word Collage. It's a really simple one. I didn't even bother to open DS (OMG!). It did, however, take me about 10 minutes to figure out how to change the size of the cut using just the machine. LOL Isn't that pitiful? Seriously how embarrassing!

I did find that these cuts take awhile and it's best to turn down your pressure (to 3) and do a multi-cut, but I'm fairly pleased with the way it turned out. It's a bite to get off the mat, however, and for most of the insides of the letters I just didn't bother, especially because I intended to pop it. Now what? While visiting my friend Joy's blog, I saw her sweet vintage God Bless America card and was reminded of the silhouettes from A Child's Year. I loved the cuts she used so that's what I did too.

I glued strips of blue behind some of the words and popped the mat, then popped the kids on top, doodled a teeny bit, and stuck on a star and a few gems at the bottom. DONE! I'm entering this in the Craft Us Crazy Red, White and Blue (or Summertime) Challenge. But I'm not done shoveling this mess out or about a zillion other things so...later!


  1. Love your card Donna. LOL! PLus your story. I have the same 'cleaning method' (three boxes hidden in my cupboard) PLUS don't you just hate it when you change interface and can't work out the basics again! You did a great job! Just a pity we can't clean other areas of the house and pump out a layout!

  2. So Stinkin cute!! I wanted this cart when I first saw but NOW I really have to have it!!..


    Ps Im a new follower.. cute blog :)

  3. Hi Donna,
    Love the red white and blue and the patriotic wording. Great creation. Have a great holiday.
    Fiona x

  4. LOL...I have the same cleaning method for when guests are coming!

    Love this card and want both the cartridges mentioned...I love that one! TFS

  5. Donna, this is really cute! I like the collage technique. And, yes, I do get curious about closed doors, but since I have several closed doors myself I have a pretty good idea what is behind them! All should have signs that say "Top Secret" to really stir up the curiousity! Or "Monsters, Inc", better yet "Monster's Ink"! Hee Hee! Big hugs and have a wonderful 4th of July!

  6. Such an adorable and cute card Donna!
    Have a fun 4th my friend.

    Hugz, xx


  7. LOL... you are so funny. I love the card.. I ordered a few carts. the other day and can't remember what I ordered.. :-( there were some I just didn't want, but I am hoping I got this one... super cute. hugs

  8. Seriously cute creation..... I love the colors of course this is the red white and blue kinda time but I love the design....and OMG, NO DS????....
    Glad you took time to do this no-crafting card.
    Happy July 4th my friend.

  9. Your card is just AMAZING!Great combo of papers and colors,I love your cut!:)Have a super July 4th!

  10. What a cute card, and I love the idea of the different strips of color behind the words...very clever!


  11. WOW...totally awesome. I can't believe you did this on Cricut without Design Studio. Turned out fabulous!


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