Friday, June 20, 2008

My Cricut can do THAT?


I was at SCS today and found a thread about using your Cricut for scallop punches. Now, when the Stampin' Up! Scallop punch came out (and So Many Scallops during Sale-a-Bration), I almost couldn't stand the excitement. I *love* my punch and all the other ones I have, so I'll still be grabbing those first. However, sometimes, you just don't have the size you need. I was going to splurge after getting a bonus for a task force I was on in my school district and buy a Wizard and Nestabilities. Then, I just couldn't do it. I couldn't justify spending $99 for the machine and then over $80 for the dies and that was just for the circles. My parents bought me the Cricut for Christmas and I got some cartridges with the rebate that Cricut offered.

So, like I said, I found the thread today about how some Cricut cartridges have scallop circles. I ran *like wildfire* down to my basement.....I *HAVE* those cartridges.

So, I spent the next 60 minutes cutting out circles, squares, rectangles, ovals and scallops. I plan on using these as size guidelines for all my Stampin' Up! stamps. I still cannot figure out why the same number with different shapes are different sizes. I don't even touch that "real dial size" button, because I still have NO idea what they are talking about. Tell me if you know!!!!! Also, none of the images are a "border" or "background", it's just the regular cut.

I will always pull down one of my Stampin' Up! punches when I can, but when I can't, I can use my Cricut. Also, how cute would a scrapbook page be with giant circle scallops? How easy would it be to mat some pictures?

Here are the details:
Mini Monograms cartridge
Scallop Circles (Real Red)
Circle (Kraft)
Scallop Square (Glorious Green)
Square..rounded corner (YoYo Yellow)

George and Basic Shapes cartridge
Square..sharp corners (Only Orange) R + shift
Oval (Bordering Blue) W + shift
Rectangle (Perfect Plum) Y + shift

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your Cricut cuts different shapes at different sizes (even when labeled as the "same size"), because the shapes were intended to be layered. Look and see that the circles fit nicely into the scalloped circles - squares to scalloped squares. The size is the height of the shape - as Cricut guesses you would use it. If you chose "Real Dial Size", you would get your shape at the height that you dial - regardless of any layering possibilities. In other words - if you did your experiment with the circles - they should match the size of the scalloped circles - not fit inside them.

HTH,
jennkb on SCS

Jessica said...

Way to go! Don't you love when you find out a new way to use a tool that you already own??

Lorraine said...

this is wonderful information! i can't wait to try it! I never think to use my cricut! thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

You're a step ahead of me Michele, I plan on making the same set of shapes when my storybook cartridge arrives, hopefully will cut down on the paper wastage of trying to cut the right size scallop.. good work

bensarmom said...

I don't know what I'd do without SCS ya know what I mean?