Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Close To My Heart & Cricut Craft Room (part 2)

Yesterday I posted a great article from Close To My Heart on how to use the Cricut Craft Room (a FREE program) to create a gorgeous butterfly card!  For the basic set up instructions see that post HERE.  Today I'm going to share how to make this birthday card using the Art Philosophy Cartridge and Cricut Craft Room.

Birthday Greetings card

Here’s how to create the bracket frame as shown in this Birthday Greetings card:
  1. Drag a card base from Art Philosophy cartridge and size it to be 9" wide and 4½" high.
  2. Add a 1½" bracket frame (from the Basic tab) to the center of the right side of the card. So far, all of the shapes have been placed in Layer 1. You can add additional layers using the Layer feature located toward the top of the screen, directly above the mat. Each Layer will be cut from a separate sheet of paper and is indicated by a different color on the screen. Using the Layer feature allows you to fully design your Cricut® shapes before cutting any pieces.
  3. Add a second Layer by clicking the plus sign. Click and hold the Layer 2 tab and drag the tab to the left so it is first in the row. This allows you to see the second Layer on top of the first so you can visualize your finished project. Drag a 3" bracket frame to the card base and position it over the 1½" frame. Then, still using Layer 2, add a 1½" bracket frame in the center of the 3" frame.
  4. Maneuver the Layer 2 frames so that they perfectly line up with the Layer 1 frame. Use your keyboard arrows for exactness.
  5. Cut the pieces following the prompts on the computer screen and Cricut® machine. Layer 2 will be cut first, so be sure to load that paper first. Then load a new sheet of paper for the Layer 1 pieces.
  6. Embellish the card as desired.

Tomorrow I'll share how to make a scrapbook layout using this great tool from Cricut!

Happy Crafting, 

Elizabeth Mindemann alwaysdeeper@hotmail.com www.ejoym.blogspot.com
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  1. Sigh, I really should use my Cricut and Art Philosphy more. Such a great cart - actually the only cart I have bought since winning my Cricut last fall. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!! ~ Blessings, Tracey


    1. Oh you should. I use mine all the time and love the results :)


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