Monday, September 21, 2009

Loopy Strips & Mats

I'm in a bit of a rush - I should be picking up DS#1 from school - so this will be a fast post. I'll be back later to fix it up.
I'm in love with the MS Loopy Punch, but have not been able to find it at my AC Moore. I don't have a Michael's relatively near by and paying for shipping is a little too much for me. So I decided to try and make a file for it. I think I did an OK job with it. The loops are a bit fatter and shorter than the punch. I also tried my hand at making the mats, those are in a separate file. You can get both files, by leaving a comment here.
If you use the file, please let me know what you think. And if you would like, send me a picture of your project and I will feature it.
Loopy Strips
Loopy Mats
Please leave a comment requesting file. Thank You!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

French Fry Box - Small

Just as promised - a .cut file! I know you've seen this before, but I wasn't able to find a French Fry Box file made with Plantin Schoolbook. Many of the .cut files available are made with the George Cart and as the owner of a Cricut Expression I don't have it. So I've decided to try and design these files to my own liking using Plantin Schoolbook.

My French Fry file was inspired by a template from Splitcoast Stampers and Jen C's file from her blog Brain Things. My box has a fillable space of 4.25" x 4" *I think* and is made using the Plantin Schoolbook and Doodlecharms cart.





Paper Saver Notes: All you need is a 7"x11" piece of paper and place it on the 2.5" mark.

Details
Carts Used:
Plantin School, Doodlecharms
Machine: Cricut Expression Required
Please request this file, by leaving a comment with your email addy. Thanks!



Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Scoring with the Cricut

As you download my files, you will notice that I have a tab named Scorlines - DNC. These tabs are meant to be your scoring guide and ARE NOT to be cut. I have adopted this form of creating files from the very talented JenC from Brain Things. It makes assembling soo much easier.
JenC has a great tutorial over at her blog, please take the time to take a hop over there and learn how to "score" the scorelines. Basically all you have to do is take a dull blade flip it upside down and insert it into the blade housing. JenC suggested using a Blade Depth of 3 and Pressure of Medium, however I've been using a Blade Depth of 6 and Pressure of Max. I suggest that you experiment first and see what works out for you.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Worst Blogger Award Goes To....

ME!!
LOL! Well, you can't really blame me, blame the Summer. Although we did nothing really important, the Summer was filled with fun and hectic days. I'm some-what glad that it's over and that DS#1 is in school. He'll be going full-time(9am-3pm) this year, so that will give me ALOT more time for scrapping and blogging. And just to show you that I haven't been completely gone from the Scrapbooking World, stay tuned for a .cut file!