I was traveling south of the Mason-Dixon line today to visit family in Raleigh, NC. I took some pictures and worked on some posts before I left (and they have WIFI and I brought my laptop), so my blog and readers will not be neglected. Don’t forget to enter the Frog Tape giveaway in the post below!
I’ve mentioned using my Cricut in a few past posts and had some questions about what it is and how it works. Basically, the Cricut is a cutting machine. It’s primarily geared toward “scrapbookers“, but has many home decor applications. I purchased one when I started Mustard Seed Creations, my decorative painting & mural business and it was a smart purchase. I’ve used it to primarily cut vinyl lettering (pictured below), but I have recently experimented with chipboard and card stock.
The vinyl lettering is a great enhancement for murals, like this verse applied over a scene I painted in a client’s kitchen. I have a very steady hand, but it’s almost impossible to get lettering this crisp with a brush alone. The vinyl looks sharper and is much faster.
So, here’s the Cricut Expressions machine. The number of buttons and dials can be a little overwhelming, but it’s pretty user friendly if you read the directions.
…and this bird ornament. Can’t you tell I’m on a glitter kick?