yay for fridays yes? not sure what is on my agenda for today. i was going to get together with a stamping buddy driving down from up north but i have not gotten an update so i don’t know yet if she will make it down. i do so hope she does tho! it’s always fun to get together with people who are just as crazed about this hobby as i am! i also have some cake prep to do today for the 1st Birthday Train cake i am making for my next door neighbor’s little boy. i have the idea worked out in my head – i just have to get it onto a cake 😛
but for now we are going to play with the Cricut Imagine again YAY! anyone who has been following my blog for awhile now knows my mom throws a family reunion/easter egg hunt/crawfish boil every year the weekend before easter. AND you also know she has me make the invitations for it. AND you know she usually has crazy requests but i always find a way. this year is no different. she has requested a basket of easter eggs with a crawfish claw reaching out. of course i can! i have a cricut!
what do you think??? now to make 26 more…….
and for those who prefer the written one:
I used the Blossom Imagine cartridge for the patterned papers and Doodlecharms for the basket and eggs. I found that when i did the eggs and the baskets all together i ended up with alot of wasted paper.
So i did all of the egg pieces at once and then the baskets. as you can see above – I have four eggs – each a different pattern PLUS their four matching shadow layers. The shadow colors are just the darkest version of each color i found in the color palette on the cartridge. Size is set at 3.5 on the REL side. For additional info on these steps see previous ITF tutorials.
Now, I need 27 of EACH of the eight eggs above. i can just choose the same eggs again, re-size them, and add the pattern/colors until I fill the page. but that is tedious since each one has to be done one at a time. Instead i am using the two settings circled in red above. The one on the left is project quantity and the one on the right is art quantity. Both of these are only 1 digit so 9 is as high as you can go. So i can’t pick 27 on either one. However, i can use them together. So i upped my art quantity to 3 – this gave me three of each egg without doing each one individually. this fills up my 8.5 x 11 paper. Next I chose 9 for my project quantity – so i will print & cut 9 of these pages. Now if i chose 7 for my art quantity i would have ended up with 2 pages for my project. then when i upped my project quantity it would include ALL pages in my project. so now i put my paper in, it prints and cuts all of my eggs, sends it back out and i put it the next one until it tells me it is done. this is nice because i don’t have to keep track of what i have already cut – especially since i have constant interruptions – i cut these 9 pages and the 9 pages of the baskets over the course of 3 days! YEP it’s that bad 😛
Now to get out the glue….ACK!
time to design a train cake…..i hope you all have a fun weekend planned!!!!