Monday, March 12, 2012
1st Communion Invitations with Cricut Imagine
Today, I am sharing my 1st Communion invitations made with the Cricut Imagine and sharing with Erica's Craft Room how I got into Cricut. Did you know that if you stop by Erica's and check out this post you can find out how to win a Sophie cartridge?
I have a fashion design background and have sewn since I was in my teens. While working in apparel manufacturing, I worked with Computer Aided Design software for clothing, and saw the cutters in use on large football length tables.
I started scrap booking shortly before the birth of my first son, because I have always love creating and loved the idea of scrabooking memories of my loved ones. I had a friend with a scrapbooking business and a Cricut and was sooo excited to see that the technology used in my job, was now available to use in my home for my hobby! I saw immediately the professional quality available and LOVED that the Cricut Design Studio software would allow me to continue using Computer Aided Design for my own tweeking. I got the Original Cricut and within 6 months the Expression. I now have an Imagine, which I used for the invitations above.
I used the Creative Memories Reminisce Accents Cartridge for the spokes on the cross, the center medallion is made with Paper Lace, and the rectangle with good old George, Basic Shapes. I created the image with CCR and printed them out. I then ran them through my printer and used Microsoft Word for the Text. I hand cut the slits for the ribbon using my Creative Memories ovals and the cutting cogs. The slits around the center medallion were cut with a paper trimmer.