I have used it to make cards (tons of cards), embellishments and elements for journal pages and ATCS. I have cut vinyl to attach to anything that doesn't move and made some cute cutouts to hang above my work desk to keep me calm and happy at my job.
But for some reason I have never ventured into the world of 3D....until now.
I see so many fabulous projects being shared on the Let's Learn Cricut Explore facebook group and I want to be able to try some of them too. But having never tried 3D paper (except for an off the wall art project in college that didn't quite go as planned) I was very intimidated.
I decided to start with images I own (I will venture into the SVG-cuts.com incredible houses and such one I feel comfortable lol)
So, here is my first project. Be nice lol
To create the pumpkin I used the 'Ornament' from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2. The ornament hanger top is actually under his hat. :-)
The hat and faces pieces were all shapes cut from George and Basic Shapes. (I had to hand cut out his teeth though)
I crumpled and scrunched his hat and then swiped distress ink all over it. It looks much darker and more aged in person.
The vines came from the Thanksgiving cart. They were attached to a central leaf which I had planned on using with the flowers but decided it was too large so I cut off the vines, wrapped them around a pencil to give them more shape and dimension, and tucked them under the flowers and bow.
I am pretty happy with how this first try turned out and have more ideas stirring around my head.
I have never shared any of my project files before but had a couple people on facebook ask me for this so, if you have an Explore, here is the Design Space file for my pumpkin project. :-)
But of course I cannot abandon my card making. :-)
I think I am almost done making Halloween cards.
And my last card for the week is NOT a Halloween card! lol I needed a birthday card for someone that loves monkeys. I have to say, the faces are not that yellow. They are actually tan. But no matter how much I played around in Photoshop I could not get them to not look yellow (unless I changed all the other colors too)
And one more thing...
I won the Fantabulous Cricut challenge for last week! :-D
Here is my winning card. Thank you to the challenge blog. I really appreciate it!!!
I would add the special blinky button showing that I won but my blogger won't let me change anything any more including my header, my background, my guest counter...nothing. Thanks blogger...NOT!