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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thursday Tutorials - Making Your Own Designs Using Craft Room

Hello everyone, JoNeita from Create with JoNeita, here with this weeks Thursday Tutorial.  I came across this fantabulous video by Cara Miller.  In it, she shows us how to re-create a image from a cartridge that you do not own.  How great is that?  Though I would love to own every Cricut cartridge, it's just not financially responsible to do so. This is a great way to get some extra use out of the cartridges that you do own. 
I also wanted to share my experience with this technique.  Last year, I wanted to re-create the "Lowe's" logo for a scrapbook layout.  My son, loves to go to Lowe's and buy the little building kits, so that he and his dad can "build" when they have free time.  (I think everyone on our block has a birdhouse or birdfeeder built by my son and husband, LOL.) 
I layered basic shapes from Craft Room Basics to build the base of the logo.  Then I welded them together and grouped them to make it easier to work with.  Next, I copied it and enlarged it a little bit to make a shadow type effect.  I then used the font from Craft Room Basics to add the word Lowe's. 
I love how it turned out, and I think it was a perfect touch for my layout.  You can view the original post on my blog here.
 Here is the finished page.  I hope you will go try out this technique.  It has saved me a ton of heartache, over not having the 'perfect' image for my projects. 
Happy Crafting!!!

1 comment:

  1. Like your sign! I, too, make my own designs from various cartridges in CCR. Love it! I have made minions, easter bunny cutouts for water bottles, softball for breast cancer awareness, etc.



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