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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Scrappin' Saturday: Cricut Scrapbooking Tips!

Need some great tips on using your Cricut to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind layouts? Dana Hinders has some FANTABULOUS tips featured at Love To Know: Scrapbooking. She lists some great ideas, from titles and embellishments to your own mini-albums.  These fool-proof techniques will surely get your creativity going and make the most use of your Cricut!

I've used several of these tips in my own scrapbooking and thought I'd share some examples with you:
1.  Cut two sets of letters and layer them (I used the shadow feature) for a custom, outlined title.

2.  Cut your title letters out of patterned paper for a completely coordinating look.

3.  Use extra photos from your stash to cut your title for extra detail and an interesting take on photo placement.

4.  Mount small stickers and embellishments on to circles or other shapes cut with your Cricut to help visually ground them to your layout.
For journaling, use small shapes cut with your Cricut in place of bullet points (or journal directly onto a custom shape to match your layout).
Dana also lists directions on making your own shaped mini albums.  See previous Scrappin' Saturday posts here and here for a couple of different takes on this idea.

If you want additional ideas and tips, please visit Love To Know Scrapbooking and view Dana's complete list of ideas!

Happy Scrappin'!!!

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  1. Great tips. Dana's website has great information.

  2. There are some great tips there! I'm curious...how do you cut cardboard with your cricut? Do you have to have the deep set blade?

    Thanks, Julie

  3. Yes, Atticelf, you'll need to use a deep cut blade. I also use the "Multi Cut" feature to make sure it cuts cleanly through and there aren't any snags.

    I've read that you shouldn't cut regular-weight chipboard with your Cricut because it can damage your machine. I use cereal boxes and from what I've read, your material shouldn't be much thicker than that. I have personally never tried anything thicker.

    Hope this helps! Thanks for stopping by and leaving us a comment! :)

  4. great tips thank you so much for posting them


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