Monday, June 14, 2010

::life is beautiful::

I've been playing with my Cricut for a couple weeks now.  Mostly I've been playing around with the Make The Cut! program and cutting out random shapes.  My mat has been too sticky to really use anything that I've cut so it's just been good practice.  I decided this past weekend I'd be brave and try a project with vinyl.  I don't know why but I was a little nervous to try it.  I guess I thought it would be more difficult than it turned out to be.

Anyway, I bought this wooden plate thing at Goodwill a week ago for $1.  It's big - about 14 inches or so across the middle.  I wasn't really into the red though so I sanded it down then pulled out some of my spray paint.
Luckily we had a small break in the rain so I had time to get it painted.  I brought it back inside just as it was starting to sprinkle.

Then I just cut out a shape and some words in vinyl and just slapped it on.  It really is that easy too.  If you're looking for computer software to use with your Cricut I would highly recommend Make The Cut!  It doesn't take long to figure it out and you can use most of the fonts that are already on your computer.

Anyway, this is what I ended up with:

It was so simple!  Eventually I'd like to hang it on the wall but that'll have to wait til I find some sort of plate hanger.

I'm linking up to The Shabby Nest's Frugal Friday.  Check it out for some frugal inspiration!

PS - Make The Cut! has no idea who I am.  I just really like the product.

PPS - If you're looking for a good deal on vinyl, I bought mine from Print on It.  It was the best deal I could find when I was looking.  If you've found a better deal, could you let me know?  Thanks!


Annabelle said...

That turned out so good! I really like it. I never did try vinyl. You know I never did tell you that I love your header so I'm doing it now!

Frizzy and Bird said...

Way cool! I've missed your craft projects. I'll have to tell my friend about this way of creating new fonts with your cricut.

Joanna said...

Turned out great!! I want a Cricut so bad! :-)

Nicolle said...

That is gorgeous. I love it! Wow. And you find good stuff to use at Goodwill. Our Goodwill has gotten expensive!

Rambling Girl said...

Great job on the plate!

Hope you feel better this weekend since you have been have some dental work...Oh I know you are swollen. My daughter had hers out and swelled but she loved the attention Mom gave her.

randee said...

that is beautiful! what font had the birdie on it? i use the sure cuts a lot, but it should be called the "sure is a pain in the rear to cuts a lot".

love the plate!

Tonya said...

Love it Nichole! Great job! :D

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

oh my gosh! that's awesome!

{guess creative inspiration causes me to comment....;)}