Sunday, August 15, 2010

Teaching a Daughter to Use the Cricut Expression and the Gypsy

A couple of weeks ago my daughter Deborah came for a long weekend visit. When she saw all the scrapbooking equipment and supplies I own, she wanted to learn how to use them. First she wanted to decorate her new netbook with vinyl cutouts. I had never used vinyl myself, even though I had recently bought two colors and transfer tape. With the help of the Gypsy using Birthday Cakes, Animal  Kingdom and Printing 101 cartridges she was able to nicely decorate her netbook. I must say the use of vinyl is very easy.


After decorating the netbook she was all excited, giggly and still feeling very crafty, so I suggested she make a card for one of her nephews whose birthday was coming up. Once again she used the Cricut Expression and Gypsy, but she also added learning how to use the Cuttlebug with Swiss dots and Spots & Dots folders. With the  Gypsy using the Birthday Cakes and George & Basic Shapes Cartridge she learned how to flip one of the dinosaur pieces and how to weld a rectangle from George between the feet of the two pieces. She learned how to score the rectangle using the Martha Stewart Scoreboard. The grass with cattails used was from Paper Dolls for Everyday. The Happy Birthday with balloons and number 8 were from Birthday Cakes. Marcus was from Cuttin' Up. The cardstock used is AC Cardstock. The card is  5.7 wide and 4.32 high. A 6X6 envelope was made using the Martha Stewart scoreboard. Adhesives used were Zig 2-way and Glue Dots. White gel pen and Zig red pen were used for the mouth.



4 comments:

Gran said...

You are both very talented. I love Deborah's netbook!

Dakota Bear said...

Deborah did a great job, as you can tell elephants are her favorite.

Deborah said...

I had loads of fun that whole weekend, it really was a relaxing weekend. Thanks for having me:)

I think my seafood craving is at bay for a few weeks at least. LOL!

Scrapbooking/Card making is pretty fun. I hope Marcus likes the card and it doesn't end up in the garbage....

Dakota Bear said...

Deborah it was fun having you here. Marcus' cards will not end up in the garbage. He treasures things like that and his mother keeps them displayed in the china cabinet.