Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Are you craftier than a kindergartner?

There’s no shame if you aren’t. 
I have a handsome & extraordinarily crafty kindergartner as your challenger.  P1020741
The challenge:
Have you used your Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge yet? 
And have you made any of the 3D flowers?
I’ll admit that it took me over a month to cut my first 3D flower.   I crossed that bridge just the weekend before last. 
Here’s what I learned:  Make 6 of one of the designs and then try the others.  You’ll get great practice and be successful.  I made one of each of the 6.  None of them looked great.  So I watched Mandy’s video (below) and tried 3 more of the same flower.  Success! 
The key is to roll up the flower and then loosen it up before gluing it down. Also, use medium weight card stock (CTMH is perfect, imagine that!).  The textured Core’dinations & DCWV is too heavy and folds instead of bends with the texture lines when doing small flowers.  We learned that ourselves. 
Watch & learn.  Contact me and I can give you a 1 on 1 tutorial.
Or watch fellow CTMH’er Mandy’s awesome YouTube Video
Now on to the challenger.  While working on my project last night, my son wanted to make his own rose.  He selected his paper, put it on the mat and was able to push cut.  I don’t let him load the mats or the cartridges but he gets to work all the buttons.  He did everything but hold it down & wait for the glue to dry.  He Cricut cut, rolled, and applied the Liquid Glass.  I did the holding because it takes about 30 seconds and that’s a bit too long. 
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So are you going to take the challenge?  Are you craftier than my kindergartner?
If you need this Cricut Cartridge, you can buy it here.  Want it for half price?  Host a gathering! 
Please give me a call 425-350-6879 or email me at laliah@live.com if you want to learn more about making these wonderful flowers!
Stay tuned, later on this week, I’ll have a post featuring the project I was working on. 

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