Me and those cards
I spent a lot of time talking about making Christmas cards with my Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine. I managed to send about twelve cards to friends and family. Sending tons of cards may not be my thing. That means that I’m going to think smaller for Valentine’s Day. I will likely make and send one card to my friend from college, and make one for my husband.
I’m considering one or two of the projects pictured below.
What I’m learning
The Christmas card project taught me about planning and time management. I waited too long to settle on which cards to send and who to send them to. If I make Christmas cards throughout the year (starting soon), I should have a bunch ready to send when the time comes. Will I do this? Maybe.
Some thoughts on the process
My brother-in-law is having surgery this month, so I decided to make him a get well card. I found a few in Design Space, but the selection seems limited.
I need to learn to use the Design Space software, so I can make my own designs. There’s a bluprint course for that!
Until then, I can put cards together from the thousands of images and shapes available through my Cricut Access membership.
Did you know that Scrapbook.com has digital cut files?
I made a birthday card for my husband’s friend. It turned out a little wonky, so I’ll probably try again.
Some Cricut tips for slow-moving crafters like me
- Take care of your mat – Keep it sticky and gunk-free
- Make sure your materials dial is on the right setting
- Look at the directions on the screen to make sure you have the right tools loaded before you start the cut
- Organize your paper scraps before they get out of control
- Learn Design Space!
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