Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cricut Imagine - Warm Winter Wishes

The 2 tools that have completely changed how I papercraft are the computer and the Cricut die-cutting machine.

So, I was a little reluctant to embrace the new Cricut Imagine that came out a couple of years ago.

I thought it might take some of the creativity of out it for me.

Now that I have one, thanks to my job with Cricut Circle Magazine, and have played with it, I realize that comparing the original Cricut to the Imagine is like comparing apples to oranges.

It's a completely different breed and I love it! 

Here's my first card I made with it.  It was published in the December issue of Cricut Circle Magazine.  The cut & print image is the tree with birds, it's from the "Enjoy the Seasons" cartridge.

I cut a a background from patterned paper (although with the Imagine you can print out your own matching patterned paper!).

I cut a snowscape from white cardstock and printed a sentiment on cardstock as well.

I could have used the Imagine to print out a card in one fell swoop and that is great when you're in a hurry.  But I love the little details that make me linger on a card.  For this card, I added some puffy paint to the tree branches and sprinkles them with my favorite glitter, Martha Stewart.

A quick & simple card!  Glad I thought to post this while it's still officially winter!

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