Monday 7 December 2015

Cricut Princess

I used to use my Cricut machine a lot more frequently, but I won't let it go because I have so many cartridges; every so often it comes in really useful for a quick card using up scraps from my scrap box.  This card was made several years ago for my Great Niece (she is now four and becoming quite the budding artist).

One of my favourite cartridges is the Paper Doll Dress Up; not just for the characters, but for the myriad of backgrounds, castles, pirate ships etc. that go with them.  My Great Niece was definitely in a pink princess phase at the time, so this was the perfect outfit for the paper doll.  I cut the doll's body at 4" and set everything else to link with that size.  All the pieces of card came from my scrap box as a Cricut machine will accept any size of card from 3" x 3" up to 12" x 24" with the larger cutting mat.  I folded an A4 piece of pale blue card in half for the base card and cut a hill shape from green card to fit the bottom section of the front.  The castle is one of the accessories on the cartridge which comes with the princess costume, so it helped make the perfect background.  The balloon was punched out using the blue Woodware balloon punch and attached using a length of silver twine.  The finishing touches were provided using peel offs, although I coloured the letters for the crown using a Sharpie before I attached them.

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