I wanted to show how you can use the cricut to make a cute layered card. I used Mickey and Friends cartridge for all the images on the card. Before you start making any cuts, read your manual for that specific cartridge. There is a page in the instruction manual that shows exactly how to make a layered image. It’s important to have the manual available so you can see which key you need to press. All of the code keys for the various layers are on the left side of the keypad in grey.
To make the flower border on the bottom of the card. I used the Icon border, made sure that the shift key was pressed and then used the minnie image button on the white part of the key pad. I pressed cut and 3 flowers were cut. I cut the flower chain three times for the card.
So for the Minnie base which is black- I used the Shadow: Base Icon. Now since I used the shadow cut, it meant that I was going to have some black showing around the edges which is what I wanted. If I wanted the layered pieces to match up exactly against the background, I would have used the minnie1-image and made sure that I used the shift key as well.
Here are the various stages of Minnie Mouse:
To make the shoes, you would press the shoes/ribbon/hat button and the minnie1 image. To make the bow, you would press the shoes/ribbon/hat button, the shift key and the minnie1 image.
Here is a really large close up of the completed Minnie Mouse.
I think that she came out really cute!
Scrapping Frenzy has a large collection of Cricut cartridges for rent. They have a lot of the cartridges that have also been discontinued and are no long available for purchase. If you have any questions on how to use the cartridges, stop by the store and talk to Cheryl or Cyndy. They have a vast knowledge on how to use a Cricut. They offer classes once a month on a Saturday.
The cricut cartridge rental is as follows:
$3.00 per day (24 hour period)
$6.00 for Saturday thru Tuesday
$9.00 per week
Hope you and yours have a beautiful Easter! (the store also has some great Easter/Spring collections in, stop by and check them out)
Scrapping Frenzy supplies: Cardstock and adhesive; Mickey and Friends Cartridges Cricut cartridge