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hart2heart 12-02-2007 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by prhansen (Post 7887605)
and I'm so FREAKIN' EXCITED!!!! I can't wait until it comes!!! My DH will probably pitch a fit, because I'm going to Hawaii in 11 days to visit my son who is stationed there with the Army and just got back from Iraq doing a 15 month tour. DH told me my trip was my Christmas gift - which it is - but I just couldn't help myself!!! Oh well - he will get over it - and I will be having a BLAST with my new toy!!!! Now I just hope it gets here before I have to leave.....otherwise I'll be in Hawaii and my new toy will be calling to me from Wisconsin!!! ~dream sequence~ Pam.....where are you?.....Why won't you play with me?......Don't you like me?.....I have all kinds of fun things you can do with me......Why won't you play with me?.....~end of dream sequence. I'll be in Hawaii with this cricut cricket chirping in my head and won't be able to relax and have fun!!! (Well, I'm sure I'll forget about it once I am there. Oh the pressure of a paper craft artist!!!!) ;)

Welcome Pam! Congrats on your new bug. Did you get the original cricut or the expression? Your DH will just have to get over it! Watch out this thread is gonna cost you a lot of money. You have been warned. Just ask some of the other gals that have only been here a week or so. :) Have a great trip to Hawaii and I'm sure your bug will wait patiently for you while you are gone.

My3LittleMonkeys 12-02-2007 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by danssister (Post 7883295)
Hey now, you're one of *us*, LOL!!! ;) :mrgreen:

Hee Hee...well not really for another 22 days, but who is counting?! I guess the fact that I have 8 carts sitting here unopened is a sign that I really *am* one of you girls! *sigh* :D

Can't wait to start creating!

Oh, BTW, Robyn, those pages are fabulous! That cake...oh my! I am so glad I have that cart!

And after reading all these posts I need to leave telling myself no, no! You do NOT need a BIA! Nope...No...No..*yes, I do* in a little voice slinking away...

flgirl5 12-03-2007 03:25 AM

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Originally Posted by jostvig (Post 7888806)
See you always have to ask the right person, glad that it worked out. I sure hope they have someof these sale prices around in the spring when I can affrod to splurge on myself, I want those carts.:rolleyes: :mrgreen: :-D

There are always sales like this going on. Quite frequently Michael's has the carts at $50. They will go down to $45 and even $35 at times. So hold off until the next big sale. The lady at Michael's said that, at her store, the carts go on sale for $35 twice a year. Yea!

You are right about asking the right person. Glad I had a chance to go back!

flgirl5 12-03-2007 03:31 AM

Forgive my ignorance. What is a BIA? I really shouldn't ask because then I am going to have to go out and buy one.

Welcome to all the new cricut owners! Get ready for a lot of fun. I second hart2heart's sentiment. This thread has a wonderful bunch of enablers. You will find more ideas and needs for carts than you ever thought. In case you didn't see it, creativexpress.com is having a huge sale. If you buy 4 or more cartdriges, they are $27 a piece. With shipping, they come to about $29 a piece.

robynstamps 12-03-2007 04:23 AM

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Originally Posted by flgirl5 (Post 7891225)
Forgive my ignorance. What is a BIA? I really shouldn't ask because then I am going to have to go out and buy one.

BIA = Bind It All

I don't own one either. Yep, that's right, another thing Robyn doesn't own. Most of my money has been going into Cricut stuff only. :) I don't mind, though, I don't think I need a BIA. Now HUSH about it or I will want one! :-D

optotecha 12-03-2007 04:29 AM

Not sure if this is the correct place to post - I posted on the FAQ thread as well - I am on the fence with the expression, but I have a cartridge question. Is there a cartridge that makes an oval shape besides the George cartridge? And I am looking for an oval shape without a hole for a tag. Also - can you place a piece a precut card size piece of cardstock on the mat and cut a circle, square, oval, etc. in the front of the card in a precise place? I guess what I am asking is will I be able to do that like I do with a hand punch in the lower right corner (For instance) of a card? Make sense??

danssister 12-03-2007 04:30 AM

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Originally Posted by lms1130 (Post 7887395)
Thanks Molly, your info was helpful. I think I'm going to have to wait till after the holidays to get a BIA, between our anniversary, my birthday and Christmas all within about a month of each other, I think I have asked for enough!

Glad I could help. There's a website, I think it's called zuttersisters.com that has all kinds of info and little movie clips about how to use the BIA, too. Sounds like you have had a lot to celebrate lately! :D

danssister 12-03-2007 04:33 AM

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Originally Posted by prhansen (Post 7887605)
and I'm so FREAKIN' EXCITED!!!! I can't wait until it comes!!! My DH will probably pitch a fit, because I'm going to Hawaii in 11 days to visit my son who is stationed there with the Army and just got back from Iraq doing a 15 month tour. DH told me my trip was my Christmas gift - which it is - but I just couldn't help myself!!! Oh well - he will get over it - and I will be having a BLAST with my new toy!!!! Now I just hope it gets here before I have to leave.....otherwise I'll be in Hawaii and my new toy will be calling to me from Wisconsin!!! ~dream sequence~ Pam.....where are you?.....Why won't you play with me?......Don't you like me?.....I have all kinds of fun things you can do with me......Why won't you play with me?.....~end of dream sequence. I'll be in Hawaii with this cricut cricket chirping in my head and won't be able to relax and have fun!!! (Well, I'm sure I'll forget about it once I am there. Oh the pressure of a paper craft artist!!!!) ;)

Welcome, Pam!!!! :D That's exciting that you have an ebug on it's way!!!!! Have a great time visiting your son in Hawaii!!! Tell him thanks from us! My cousin is stationed in Hawaii right now too, man I wish I could go and visit!!!

danssister 12-03-2007 04:34 AM

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Originally Posted by jostvig (Post 7888960)
I waited for ever for this window to load, and I forgot what I was going to say. I guess I am talking on way to many threads at once.:oops:

I think I was going to welcome all the new cricut owners. In one Reply.

ANd to say I think its okay to have it wait in the box while you are on vacation... I wish I had something to wait in a box why I went to Hawaii. Well maybe some day. You'll have some neat stuff to scrapbook when you get back I'm sure. So pretend its research!;)

LOL!!!!!!! ;) (Sorry, I couldn't help it! lol)

danssister 12-03-2007 04:35 AM

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Originally Posted by My3LittleMonkeys (Post 7890165)
Hee Hee...well not really for another 22 days, but who is counting?! I guess the fact that I have 8 carts sitting here unopened is a sign that I really *am* one of you girls! *sigh* :D

Can't wait to start creating!

Oh, BTW, Robyn, those pages are fabulous! That cake...oh my! I am so glad I have that cart!

And after reading all these posts I need to leave telling myself no, no! You do NOT need a BIA! Nope...No...No..*yes, I do* in a little voice slinking away...

See, I told you, LOL!!! ;) You have time to get your stuff organized and ready to go once you're able to get that box opened, though. :D

danssister 12-03-2007 04:36 AM

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Originally Posted by flgirl5 (Post 7891201)
There are always sales like this going on. Quite frequently Michael's has the carts at $50. They will go down to $45 and even $35 at times. So hold off until the next big sale. The lady at Michael's said that, at her store, the carts go on sale for $35 twice a year. Yea!

You are right about asking the right person. Glad I had a chance to go back!

Wow - $35 twice a year! That would be great! (and expensive too, LOL!);)

danssister 12-03-2007 04:38 AM

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Originally Posted by flgirl5 (Post 7891225)
Forgive my ignorance. What is a BIA? I really shouldn't ask because then I am going to have to go out and buy one.

Welcome to all the new cricut owners! Get ready for a lot of fun. I second hart2heart's sentiment. This thread has a wonderful bunch of enablers. You will find more ideas and needs for carts than you ever thought. In case you didn't see it, creativexpress.com is having a huge sale. If you buy 4 or more cartdriges, they are $27 a piece. With shipping, they come to about $29 a piece.

Oh sorry, a BIA is a bind-it-all. I've been using mine a lot to make mini scrapbooks, post-it note holders, and chipboard calendars. There's a website called zuttersisters.com that's full of info on the bia.

flgirl5 12-03-2007 04:50 AM

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Originally Posted by danssister (Post 7891590)
Wow - $35 twice a year! That would be great! (and expensive too, LOL!);)

No joke about the expensive part. Like I tell my husband, you have to spend money to make money!

flgirl5 12-03-2007 04:54 AM

Has anyone used the markers to draw the princesses? I was just wondering how that would look.

KimberlyinMN 12-03-2007 05:29 AM

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Originally Posted by robynstamps (Post 7891479)
BIA = Bind It All

I don't own one either. Yep, that's right, another thing Robyn doesn't own. Most of my money has been going into Cricut stuff only. :) I don't mind, though, I don't think I need a BIA. Now HUSH about it or I will want one! :-D

Would you believe that I just WON a Bind It All? I actually forgot that I even entered a contest. I had a sweet email message waiting for me on Friday afternoon. Granted, I already own one, but it is so cool to have WON something!! I was thinking my mom might like one. I don't know what she would bind, but I'm sure she'd think of something.

:)

Kimberly

jostvig 12-03-2007 05:29 AM

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Originally Posted by optotecha (Post 7891546)
Not sure if this is the correct place to post - I posted on the FAQ thread as well - I am on the fence with the expression, but I have a cartridge question. Is there a cartridge that makes an oval shape besides the George cartridge? And I am looking for an oval shape without a hole for a tag. Also - can you place a piece a precut card size piece of cardstock on the mat and cut a circle, square, oval, etc. in the front of the card in a precise place? I guess what I am asking is will I be able to do that like I do with a hand punch in the lower right corner (For instance) of a card? Make sense??

I think and dont quote me that the school plantin cart that comes withthe expression has an oval.

jostvig 12-03-2007 05:31 AM

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Originally Posted by robynstamps (Post 7891479)
BIA = Bind It All

I don't own one either. Yep, that's right, another thing Robyn doesn't own. Most of my money has been going into Cricut stuff only. :) I don't mind, though, I don't think I need a BIA. Now HUSH about it or I will want one! :-D

:roll: LOL... What?!?;)

jostvig 12-03-2007 05:32 AM

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Originally Posted by KimberlyinMN (Post 7892088)
Would you believe that I just WON a Bind It All? I actually forgot that I even entered a contest. I had a sweet email message waiting for me on Friday afternoon. Granted, I already own one, but it is so cool to have WON something!! I was thinking my mom might like one. I don't know what she would bind, but I'm sure she'd think of something.

:)

Kimberly

So exciting, I would fall onthe floor if I won something like that...Congrats!

KimberlyinMN 12-03-2007 05:33 AM

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Originally Posted by danssister (Post 7891590)
Wow - $35 twice a year! That would be great! (and expensive too, LOL!);)

Oh wow! I don't think I've come across that sale yet. Although that one week when Hobby Lobby didn't exclude the Cricut stuff, that brought the price down to $35 - since theirs are $59.99 regularly. I bought quite a few that week. LOL Man, I can't believe that after the five cartridges that I've ordered arrive, I'll have 24. TWENTY FOUR! Sheeesh, I think they multiply on their own.

Curiosity is killing me as to what the inside of a cartridge looks like. I mean, what's in there to store the data? Is an SD card or something? I don't want to open one to find out since I typically can't get things back together again.

Kimberly

jostvig 12-03-2007 05:34 AM

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Originally Posted by flgirl5 (Post 7891723)
Has anyone used the markers to draw the princesses? I was just wondering how that would look.

Ohh I wish I had the princesses I would run and do it right now.
I have done the mickeys though and it worked but I know the princesses are more intricut, also when I did mine I forgot to change the pressure to 3.

so my Daisy is a little fat.:rolleyes: , but so am I!

KimberlyinMN 12-03-2007 05:51 AM

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Originally Posted by optotecha (Post 7891546)
Not sure if this is the correct place to post - I posted on the FAQ thread as well - I am on the fence with the expression, but I have a cartridge question. Is there a cartridge that makes an oval shape besides the George cartridge? And I am looking for an oval shape without a hole for a tag. Also - can you place a piece a precut card size piece of cardstock on the mat and cut a circle, square, oval, etc. in the front of the card in a precise place? I guess what I am asking is will I be able to do that like I do with a hand punch in the lower right corner (For instance) of a card? Make sense??

  • Alphalicious has a plain and scalloped oval. I think if you use the shadow or blackout feature, you won't get a hole.
  • Fabulous Finds has a plain oval - use the Inserts feature.
  • George has a plain oval.
  • Jasmine has a plain oval.
  • Tags, Bags, Boxes and More has a plain oval if you use the shadow or blackout feature. No holes or slots cut with those features.
Some of the cartridges have the card feature to cut a shape out of the center of a card. With a little trial and error, you should be able to move the blade to where you want your shape cut out. The trial part would be to figure out just where on the shape does the blade start cutting so that you start in the right place on your card. So if it starts at the absolute bottom center of the oval, you could make a little pencil mark on your card where you want the cutting to start and then load the card and then move the blade to that pencil mark and cut the shape. The obvious error part is that you had it in the wrong spot. I think I would tend to lean towards the error part myself quite a bit as I have a bad memory anyhow. I have most of the one-page sheets printed out in a binder with each sheet in a page protector so I suppose I could write myself a sticky note on the starting points for the various shapes.

Here's the link to the one-page shape reference for each of the cartridges:
http://www.cricut.com/information/ca...e_library.aspx (Click on View in the Samples column next to the specific cartridge.) The new ones aren't all there yet though.

Kimberly

hart2heart 12-03-2007 06:29 AM

My paper dolls cartridge shipped!!!!!!!!!! YIPPPPEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I ordered mine from custom crops. I just got an email from them saying that they have all 4 of the new products including the design studio is in. I checked my account and my cartridge has already shipped. I should have it by Wednesday! I can't wait to play with it and neither can Molly!

flgirl5 12-03-2007 06:35 AM

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Originally Posted by hart2heart (Post 7892857)
My paper dolls cartridge shipped!!!!!!!!!! YIPPPPEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I ordered mine from custom crops. I just got an email from them saying that they have all 4 of the new products including the design studio is in. I checked my account and my cartridge has already shipped. I should have it by Wednesday! I can't wait to play with it and neither can Molly!

I am so jealous. Does anyone know when Kim is shipping?

KimberlyinMN 12-03-2007 06:47 AM

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Originally Posted by flgirl5 (Post 7892928)
I am so jealous. Does anyone know when Kim is shipping?

I hope this week!! :) I also hope that I am "in" on the first shipping. LOL I just pre-ordered a couple of weeks ago. I'm not in any rush other than I just want it! LOL I think this will be the cartridge that my in-laws give me for Christmas. I have four other cartridges coming from Creative Express, but the PD cartridge "looks" like it would be more fun than the other ones I ordered. (At least in their eyes!) LOL

Kimberly

kjbmusic 12-03-2007 07:01 AM

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Originally Posted by optotecha (Post 7891546)
Not sure if this is the correct place to post - I posted on the FAQ thread as well - I am on the fence with the expression, but I have a cartridge question. Is there a cartridge that makes an oval shape besides the George cartridge? And I am looking for an oval shape without a hole for a tag. Also - can you place a piece a precut card size piece of cardstock on the mat and cut a circle, square, oval, etc. in the front of the card in a precise place? I guess what I am asking is will I be able to do that like I do with a hand punch in the lower right corner (For instance) of a card? Make sense??

Robyn can answer for sure, but I believe with the Expressions (NOT THE ORIGINAL) that you can place your blade to the center of where you want the shape cut out. Then you tell it how big you want the shape and hit cut. On the demonstration video (on cricut.com) she centered her blade on a picture of her and her spouse, then cut a heart around them.

robynstamps 12-03-2007 07:08 AM

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Originally Posted by kjbmusic (Post 7893225)
Robyn can answer for sure, but I believe with the Expressions (NOT THE ORIGINAL) that you can place your blade to the center of where you want the shape cut out. Then you tell it how big you want the shape and hit cut. On the demonstration video (on cricut.com) she centered her blade on a picture of her and her spouse, then cut a heart around them.

Yes, you are correct. You can use the "center point" feature on the ebug. I haven't tried to cut out the front of a card yet but you have the capability. :)

kjbmusic 12-03-2007 07:11 AM

3 Attachment(s)
I got to Cricut yesterday. I finished a few more of those layouts in the storage box. I also made a Christmas Countdown.

The first one is a few pictures from our wedding reception. We met at the Billiard Hall the reception was at. We had a small civil service with some family, so this was perfect for us. Maybe one day when we win the lottery, we will have that huge wedding I always dreamed of.
The second is of my DD a few years back at the army summer picnic.
The last is my Christmas Countdown. It was much easier to Cricut those numbers than the last one that I stamped.

danssister 12-03-2007 07:19 AM

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Originally Posted by danssister (Post 7891603)
Oh sorry, a BIA is a bind-it-all. I've been using mine a lot to make mini scrapbooks, post-it note holders, and chipboard calendars. There's a website called zuttersisters.com that's full of info on the bia.

I spelled the address wrong. it's *zutterzisters* instead of zuttersisters.

Here's the link: http://www.zutterzisters.com/

Sorry about that!

Consuelo 12-03-2007 07:42 AM

Carts on sale at Michaels, $49.99. I just got Beyond Birthdays.

robynstamps 12-03-2007 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Consuelo (Post 7893612)
Carts on sale at Michaels, $49.99. I just got Beyond Birthdays.

Awesome Consuelo! Did you purchase any of the carts from www.creativexpress.com when they were 4 for $27 each?? That was the best deal I have ever seen.

bubbasprincess 12-03-2007 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by kjbmusic (Post 7893336)
I got to Cricut yesterday. I finished a few more of those layouts in the storage box. I also made a Christmas Countdown.

The first one is a few pictures from our wedding reception. We met at the Billiard Hall the reception was at. We had a small civil service with some family, so this was perfect for us. Maybe one day when we win the lottery, we will have that huge wedding I always dreamed of.
The second is of my DD a few years back at the army summer picnic.
The last is my Christmas Countdown. It was much easier to Cricut those numbers than the last one that I stamped.

Love your Christmas Countdown! I got a Cricut at Wal-mart but othenr then playing with it once to make sure it worked I havne't had a chance to touch it! DH said it is my Christmas gift but I could use it now. I need to lock myself away so I can play with it!

danssister 12-03-2007 08:35 AM

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Originally Posted by KimberlyinMN (Post 7892088)
Would you believe that I just WON a Bind It All? I actually forgot that I even entered a contest. I had a sweet email message waiting for me on Friday afternoon. Granted, I already own one, but it is so cool to have WON something!! I was thinking my mom might like one. I don't know what she would bind, but I'm sure she'd think of something.

:)

Kimberly

How cool!!!! It sure will make a great gift!

danssister 12-03-2007 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by KimberlyinMN (Post 7892127)
Oh wow! I don't think I've come across that sale yet. Although that one week when Hobby Lobby didn't exclude the Cricut stuff, that brought the price down to $35 - since theirs are $59.99 regularly. I bought quite a few that week. LOL Man, I can't believe that after the five cartridges that I've ordered arrive, I'll have 24. TWENTY FOUR! Sheeesh, I think they multiply on their own.

Curiosity is killing me as to what the inside of a cartridge looks like. I mean, what's in there to store the data? Is an SD card or something? I don't want to open one to find out since I typically can't get things back together again.

Kimberly

Ok, I hadn't thought about what the inside of the carts look like, now I'm going to wonder too, LOL! ;) :rolleyes: I KNOW I'd screw it up if I tried too look though, so no experimenting from me, lol!

danssister 12-03-2007 08:39 AM

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Originally Posted by jostvig (Post 7892138)
Ohh I wish I had the princesses I would run and do it right now.
I have done the mickeys though and it worked but I know the princesses are more intricut, also when I did mine I forgot to change the pressure to 3.

so my Daisy is a little fat.:rolleyes: , but so am I!

Not fat, *FLUFFY*!!!!! ;)

danssister 12-03-2007 08:43 AM

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Originally Posted by kjbmusic (Post 7893336)
I got to Cricut yesterday. I finished a few more of those layouts in the storage box. I also made a Christmas Countdown.

The first one is a few pictures from our wedding reception. We met at the Billiard Hall the reception was at. We had a small civil service with some family, so this was perfect for us. Maybe one day when we win the lottery, we will have that huge wedding I always dreamed of.
The second is of my DD a few years back at the army summer picnic.
The last is my Christmas Countdown. It was much easier to Cricut those numbers than the last one that I stamped.

You did a great job!!!!

danssister 12-03-2007 08:44 AM

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Originally Posted by bubbasprincess (Post 7894023)
Love your Christmas Countdown! I got a Cricut at Wal-mart but othenr then playing with it once to make sure it worked I havne't had a chance to touch it! DH said it is my Christmas gift but I could use it now. I need to lock myself away so I can play with it!

What a nice dh! Start using it, so you can show us what you make with it! :D

kjbmusic 12-03-2007 09:22 AM

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Originally Posted by bubbasprincess (Post 7894023)
Love your Christmas Countdown! I got a Cricut at Wal-mart but othenr then playing with it once to make sure it worked I havne't had a chance to touch it! DH said it is my Christmas gift but I could use it now. I need to lock myself away so I can play with it!

Thank you.
I used the Keystone font for all the letters and numbers. The star is from the George cart.
The squares are 1.5" (cut with my paper cutter). The letters and numbers were all cut at 1" (Cricut made that go Soooooo much faster). The cookie sheet is from the dollar store. It only took 1 sheet of Designer Series Paper (Holiday Harmony) and 2 sheets of Naturals White cardstock. A couple strips of ribbon and two 3/4" x 8.5" strips of Always Artichoke. I held the main background with sticky strip. The squares are held on by snail and the numbers and letters I ran through my Xyron 150. I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch the top holes for the ribbon to hang it.
I haven't covered the chipboard shape to mark the number yet. I don't know what color I want it. It has magnets on the back.

jostvig 12-03-2007 02:58 PM

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Originally Posted by flgirl5 (Post 7892928)
I am so jealous. Does anyone know when Kim is shipping?

im Usually ships on Mondays so hopefully today, I told her to holxd mine untilthe software was in and she said that would be the 7th last week but maybe sooner, now

jostvig 12-03-2007 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by kjbmusic (Post 7893336)
I got to Cricut yesterday. I finished a few more of those layouts in the storage box. I also made a Christmas Countdown.

The first one is a few pictures from our wedding reception. We met at the Billiard Hall the reception was at. We had a small civil service with some family, so this was perfect for us. Maybe one day when we win the lottery, we will have that huge wedding I always dreamed of.
The second is of my DD a few years back at the army summer picnic.
The last is my Christmas Countdown. It was much easier to Cricut those numbers than the last one that I stamped.

Very cute work love them all.

jostvig 12-03-2007 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by robynstamps (Post 7893289)
Yes, you are correct. You can use the "center point" feature on the ebug. I haven't tried to cut out the front of a card yet but you have the capability. :)

:mrgreen: green with envy!


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