Monday, October 5, 2009


It's been a while since I posted. I created this card using Stretch Your Imagination & Plantin. My Cricut didn't want to cleanly cut out the eyes but I made it work. I wouldn't want to go much smaller unless I had a sticky new mat.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

An inch is an inch

There was a discussion today on Cricut Chat MB about the sizing of everything. I offered my 2cents worth and added a visual.
The size of your cut is always measured from the top to bottom of the mat, not the longest part of your cut. Some things are laid out in such a way on the cart that 1" tall makes them 3" long!
Imagine my surprise when I cut 1" tall waves to go with my little 2" light house from Life's a Beach. It looked like Tsunami! I almost always use CDS for planning cuts.
Here's a visual example. Everything here is 1" tall. But everything varies in proportion tremendously.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Inkscape isn't just for SCAL users

I’m falling in love with SCAL for fun journaling blocks. Check this out.

Font is Crazy Harold from somewhere on the internet.

Create a text box & enter text.

Create a spiral of a reasonable size.

Click on the Spiral, under the Path Menu, click “object to path.”

Hold down the sift key so you can also select the text box (both will be selected)

Under the Text Menu, click “Put on Path.”

You’ll have to fiddle around with text size and the shape of the spiral to get it perfect. I don’t have all the specifics on that because I’m just figuring that out.