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Friday, October 22, 2010

Fantabulous Friday #32

Good morning my Fantabulous Friday Friends!!!,

Welcome to another Fantabulous Friday! Today I am changing gears just a bit. For the last two weeks we have been focusing on a particular cartridge.  But today, I am going to post on a particular “image” or cut. I was working on a project with a Fall-Halloween theme. I was looking for a Crow. So of course I went to my Gypsy to do a search of what cuts were available.

So here is what I came up with.

Here is a cut from October 31st Cartridge

crow from october 31 jpg

Here is a cut from the Cupcake Wrappers Cartridge

crow from cupcake wrappersjpg

While both of these are fine, neither was what I was looking for…so the hunt was on! I began doing a search on the net. I was looking for an SVG file that I could use to cut with my Cricut. For those of you that are unfamiliar with what an SVG is: it is a file format that allows you to use your Cricut along with a third party software to cut the file-die cut. I found a couple of freebies.

This project which features a FREE set from Deena Rutter has a couple of crows in it.

deenarutter project
You can go HERE to download this set.  While this was also really nice, it wasn’t exactly what I was looking for.

Here is another one I found from Little Scraps of Heaven.
You can go HERE to download this.


And then one of my fellow CWC DT members designed this cute little set.

kandrew crows

Here is a project she made using them.
You can check it out HERE.

I then decided to work on making some up: I made this cute little Crow:

cwc mb crow1-500j
You can download the FREE file HERE

And then I made this set, I called Crows Silly Crows.

crows silly crows-500

Having the flexibility of cutting files you create or purchase along with the option of using your cartridges, makes having the Cricut a FANTABULOUS option.

Last but not least, I made this little crow using my Cricut and some of the Cricut cuts (don’t have a pattern for him…yet).

crow cricut cartridge cuts by melin-400 
Sorry my project isn’t done yet…but hopefully I will get to share it with you soon Smile. Well, I guess that’s it for today. I hope you have a wonderfully crafty weekend and now you can make some Crowliciously, Fantabulous Projects.



  1. melin...this crow is gorgeous. thanks for sharing.
    have a crow-licious weekend too :)

  2. These are just so cute, but I am still not sure what you mean by third party software to cut the file. Would this be the design studio or the gypsy.Or can you email with a few different ones so I can go out and get it. LOL

  3. okay...these may be the cutest little crows ever!! Thanks for the tips and files!!
    Barb :)


    Oh my....they are perfect for a few pages I want to make this fall!!!


  5. omg adorable that crow you made w/ cricut cuts... I smell preserves... LOL!!!

    -- dalis


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