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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Triple C-rated (Creating canvas w/Cricut)

Some of you may know that I recently acquired a Cricut from a dear friend (you know who you are!) I'll admit, I've been a little intimidated to try it out but I figured rather than let it just collect dust, I should actually use it! Since I only have two fonts, I used my "phone a friend" option and bummed a couple of cartridges. Thanks, T. :)

I started with a pre-primed 12x24 canvas, paints, fabrics, and some patterned paper. I used Heat and Bond on the back side of the fabric to prepare it for the Cricut. For the tree and follow your, I used Core'dinations and patterned paper. The bliss is different fabrics layered on a background of patterned paper. The swing is just twine and a piece of naked chipboard cut down.

Here is a view of the finished project...

I hope this inspires you to dust off the supplies, push out of your comfort zone and try something new! I also had to share what my space looked like when I finished the project. Obviously, I am CRAZY messy when I'm creating!

Thanks for stopping by! :)


  1. It really is marvelous, girl!
    FYI... there is a current submission call out right now for Cricut Magazine's Home Decor Idea Book 2011. I Really think you should submit this for that! ;)


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