Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Challenge and Tutorial

There is a challenge over at Aifactory and the winner will receive a really cool set of digi-stamps. I used the digi-stamp set found here, and the challenge involves a color scheme that I attempted to use in my card here:
The card uses the oval frame from the Jasmine Cricut cart cut at 3" and the spider from Doodlecharms cut at 2.25 ". From this digi set, I also made a tag (using George), and a possible embellishment for a card, gift bag, or scrapbook (using Accent Essentials).

Tutorial - How to use digi-stamps with Cricut die-cuts:
First, cut out shapes using Cricut in size desired for card or embellishment. I know the Expressions has a "center" cut option, but it is not always exact when dealing with smaller or odd shaped digistamps or regular stamps.

I print images out to the size desired on a regular piece of printer paper (great way to use paper in your recycle bin) - I make sure they will fit on the diecut shapes.
Using double sided tape, cover images with diecuts and run through printer a second time. Make sure to load the sheet in the same direction.
Here, the images have printed exactly where I want them on my diecuts. From here, finish assembling your embellishments or project. For these stamped diecuts, I have used the Jasmine oval frame cut at 3", the triangle with rounded corner using George cut at 2.75", and the purple cut is from Accent Essentials cut at 2.75".

8 comments:

de said...

Amazing Lola! Great tutorial too! I love your projects!

FibreJunky said...

Why didn't I think of that before!! That's brilliant! Love the projects - and fabulous tutorial!

StampinCathy said...

Fanatic and great tutorial.

Softpencil said...

I love your works for this week!!!
great and very useful tutorial! thanks for sharing ;)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

How cool! Thanks for the tutorial!

Erin Smetak said...

Ok, after seeing your awesome creations, I want a cricut!!!! Your projects are AWESOME!!!! Fabulous tutorial! I love that one shape that's purple! Too cool!!!

Thanks so much for doing the challenge! I greatly appreciate it!!!

Kerry said...

OMGosh, amazing tutorial and super fun projects! FUN!

Kendra said...

sweet idea... been pondering the best way to do that... think I'll try this. You're right, center cut, not always easy to figure out!

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