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!