Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas challenge - Cut It Up (Cricut tutorial)

   This fortnight Cut It Up challenge blog has a Christmas challenge sponsored by As Cute as a Button.  You could win a $20 voucher just by creating a Christmas-themed card, layout, or project and using a die cut.  You have until noon EST December 23rd to link up.
  My trio of Christmas cards was created from scraps of papers from the We R Memory Keepers "Yuletide" collection.  The sentiment stamp is also from their "Yuletide" collection.  The gold stars are brads that I purchased a dozen years ago when a local stamp store was closing.  My die cut is from my Cricut cartridge "Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2" and the tree is cut @ 3" (p.48 "tag" button).

  I was going for a simple flat card for easy mailing, but I couldn't resist adding those gold stars.  Sometimes the image in my head of what I want to make is quite different from what actually evolves.  I think these cards are sweet!

Cricut tutorial (cutting the trees in the center of the grey tree layer):
I cut my grey tree layer, then centered it in the middle of my Cricut mat.  *Remember that the top of your cut will be at the right hand side, so my layer was placed landscape vs. portrait and the tree print was horizontal on the mat.
I moved the blade to be in the center of the mat.  Make sure the "center point" key is lit.  (For this specific tree cut, also make sure the "tag" key is also lit.)

Happy Friday!  I hope to see you at Cut It Up.

8 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Beautiful!! I loveeeeee the tree!!!!!

mylittlecraftblog said...

I like how the gray tree layer is a little smaller than the green so the green paper also becomes the "mat" layer!
Thanks for the quick tip!
Evelyn

~amy~ said...

Love your trio of cards June!
Happy Friday!

Creative M said...

Gorgeous trio!!!
I have to back to that cart!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
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Julie M said...

Pretty cards, June - lovely shade of green on the trees - and you were definitely right to add the gold stars, adds just the finishing touch.

Julie xx

Sherrie K. said...

Super pretty trio of cards! I love how the tree turned out:) Very cute June!
I hope your having a great wknd!I can't believe Christmas is around the corner! Aaaw, so much to do still:(
Sherrie K

cm said...

Wonderful tree-trio! Festive, fun and inspiring!!
c

Katie Ann Brooks said...

June!!!! These are fabulous! I love these holiday cards, the DP is PERFECT!