Graduation Day Memories
"School's out school's out teacher let the monkeys out!" Graduation season has begun. Major potential photo opportunities abound throughout the land. You'll definitely want to preserve these memories. There is a saying that comes to mind, "Scrap it or lose it?in an old shoebox gathering dust in your closet." What about those photos of graduation days gone by? It?s never too late to arrange them in a proper display. Your Cricut pal will be happy to help you in this task. Worried that you won?t know quite how to go about scrapping your old photos? No problem! With the plethora of shapes and fonts available on our Cricut Cartridges, an unlimited array of ideas and possibilities are available right at the touch of a button. It?s all at your fingertips. Ideas will come flowing and pretty soon you'll have those special memories preserved in a keepsake scrapbook
with your own very special touch of class.
Lonna Joy Smoot- Editor, Cricut CHIRP!
PROJECT CORNER AND SPOTLIGHT
|I have been scrapping for over 10 years. I received my Cricut for Christmas, and my Expression last week. I am absolutely CRAZY about my bugs and don't know what I ever did without them! I use my Cricut for lots of projects for my second grade class, and I made this with them in mind.|
Crista's Project: School Mini Photo Album
Doodlecharms, ?New Arrival, George and Basic Shapes, Plantin Schoolbook
Cut bus at 8" on Expression, baby faces at 2 1/2", and Plantin Schoolbook letters at 1 3/4". Decorate baby faces with hair, freckles, and googly eyes. Decorate pages with various school shapes. This album was lots of fun and very easy to make.
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CARTRIDGE EXPLORATION - Stone Script
This past week has been crazy, what with not feeling well enough to explore my Cricut Cartridges, I feel like something is missing in my life. Now that I have started to feel better I pulled out my little Cricut bug (aka Eddie) and told him I was sorry we hadn't played much this past week. I pulled out the Stone Script
?Cartridge to explore and see what I could create. I've also been thinking about Fathers Day; yes, it is just around the corner and will be here before you know it. I have come up with an idea for a Fathers Day gift that you can do as a family.
This cartridge comes with two creative features, Shadow and Blackout. I love this new font--it's different than the other font cartridges in the Cricut family and I think it compliments the Cricut cartridges very well. Obviously the title tells you what type of font it is, but I really like the way the letters have their own character. I know this doesn't make sense, but look at my "Believe" picture and you will understand. I found this metal sign at my local craft store and decided
that I wanted to add some special word in my front room. I used the brown vinyl and cut out the letters for the word "Believe." Then I placed them in the middle of the metal sign. WOW!! My sign looks so good; I gave myself a little pat on the back and immediately found a place to put it up in my front room. My mother's birthday is coming up and this would make a great present for her, so I think I will buy another one for her. This project took me ten minutes to make. I think it took me longer to clean up than it was to actually put the project together.
The other project that I enjoyed making using this font is called a magnet board. I found a metal vase and turned it upside down (see pic). Next, I added some ribbon and then made my little magnets to use on my metal stand. I think a straight peace of metal would work as well, but this was what I
could find in my craft store. I used the chipboard and cut out rectangles, using the same size of rectangles I cut out some cardstock as well. I glued these together and then added my word "Dad." Once the rectangles were finished I would suggest putting them through a laminator before adding some
magnets squares to the back. These work well for holding your children?s or grandkid's photos. Other sayings that would look good on magnet squares are: "#1 Dad," "Super Dad," "Grandpa," "Father," "Papa," ect.... I liked the upside down vase because I could decorate all four sides with photos. This would make a great Fathers Day gift, and the gift could stay home or be taken to the office. Either way, I am sure he would love it because you and the?kids made it yourself--with the help of your Cricut of course.
This font will make a great title or side bar
for your scrapbook and it would make wonderful smaller titles under pictures. The style of the lines catches your eyes and helps draw attention to those special moments on your paper. If you are looking for a different type of font then this the one you need to check out. I am so glad that I have it as part of my collection.
Check out next week as I wrap up the explorations, in the solutions cartridges. Happy Cricuting my fellow Cricutears!!!!
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QUOTE OF THE DAY
|"A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success." |
~ Robert Orben