Card Making with Sure Cuts a Lot (SCAL)
This was my first project using SCAL and Cricut on New Year’s Day. It was such a fun project while everyone played with their Christmas gifts. I’m just getting into card making for fun, fast, personalized projects in a pinch…so these are first attempts, bear with me! It’s fun to do and share what I’m learning, though.
The idea I had was to send a few cards to those people who I realized I didn’t get to see over Christmas. I thought that a fun, personalized New Year’s card seemed like a more energizing project than “I’m sorry I’m late” outdated Christmas cards (though I do enjoy receiving those, too! Send them on!)
I picked a font I thought would cut well for my first SCAL (Sure Cuts a Lot) project. The font I chose was Times Roman. (Hard to recognize with it all resized in a funky way, isn’t it? Who knew Times Roman had it in him?)
Card #2 With Glitter Added
STEPS for Happy 2009 CARD WORDING:
- First, you must select your font and let SCAL load it. (The computer has to be hooked up to your Cricut for SCAL).
- I clicked a spot on my virutal SCAL mat and typed in Happy.
- I clicked a second spot under “Happy” on the mat and typed “2009”.
- Then the magic begins: I took each letter and scooted it, or more technically “nudged it” to touch adjoining letters.
- I moved the entire 2009 box up overlapping “Happy” so it would all be one word unit when cut.
- I selected one word box at a time, and clicked the “weld” option in the text properties box.
- Select “preview” to see the welded result.
- Made any adjustments, insert paper, set your Cricut settings, and click “cut” on your computer screen. Cutting begins!
CARD #3: Cuttlebug Embossing folder added:
I didn’t know how to cut scallops using SCAL yet, so I cut the scallop in Card #1 was cut using my Nestabilities Dies and Cuddlebug.
The cardstock back-ground in the cards was made using my swirl stamp set.
The black satin bow (gotta love black satin) was tied from my stash after I punched notches with my new Making Memories tool I got for Christmas (found for 70% off at Tuesday Morning–“Hubby, this was a great deal. I want it! Wrap it!“).