Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Banner Christmas Tree

     I have another great project for you today using the Cricut Craft Room! I really love using this program offered by Provo Craft. One of the great Craft Room Exclusives is Banners. I have used this for tags on layouts and now I made a Christmas card with banners on my Christmas Tree! The entire card was made in the CCR. Here's what I designed:
     Sorry the lighting was not so good when I photographed this but I was so excited to share,lol. First I started with the Christmas tree in the CCR Basics. This is free in the Cricut Craft Room and has many great shapes to choose from, especially if you want to make a quick card. I added this to my mat @ 4" and then opened my Banners cart. I was able to rotate, move and size the 2 banners to where I would place them on my tree and then welded them together. This made it easy for my to know exactly where I would place my additional banners that I was going to ink. Once I knew the exact size of the banners, I copied and pasted them to another area on my mat.
     I just have to say something about a wonderful feature of the CCR. If you place everything on the same mat, when you hit GO Cut, you will notice on the left hand side of the mat you can choose to print, cut or print and cut. This is so versatile especially since I have the Imagine and sometimes want to only print and sometimes only cut. You can also decide if you want to cut all the images on the mat at the same time or separately. Since I knew I would do this all at once I placed my images accordingly.
     I inked the edges of the banner with Brilliance Galaxy Gold while it was still on the mat and also stamped the sentiments with Colorbox Chalk: Lipstick Red. Now all I had to do was add some liquid pearls in Ruby Red and also some stickles in Christmas Red.How do you like my star behind the tree? I had used a piece of scrap paper that had this design on it so, I went with the flow and added some icicle stickles to add a little sparkle! I also added some Candi "brads" in the corners.This was probably the quickest card I have ever done!
     Now I have a surprise for you. Here it is TaDa........

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     This is a fantastic way to jump into the CCR. I hope you will give it a try. You will amaze yourself at all you can create. Happy Crafting, Mary.

1 comment:

TeresaK said...

I love this banner cut Mary! I have not used this on CCR, but it's a good one to keep in mind!