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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Baby Shower invites- Cricut Imagine

Hey guys! So remember how I might have mentioned before that I was going to sell my Cricut Imagine? I got caught up in the Cameo frenzy and the whole print and cut feature with them that I actually put my poor Imagine on Craigslist last month for a whopping 3 days. Well, after I kept getting offers and my heart would break with each thought of my "baby" going to someone else, I pulled it off and I was blessed enough that I was able to keep it and not feel guilty :) But today I am SO glad I didn't get rid of it because I used it to help make my sister in law's baby shower invitations! Seriously, I love my Cameo (and one of my first videos will be on the print and cut which I absolutely LOVE the Cameo for) but the Imagine is still so useful to me that it's a shame that people don't think they can co-incide :)

I'm not much of a card maker, actually I think it's one of my weaknesses so I was originally going to just print out invites and go on my merry way. But after a couple of glasses of wine (or as my friend Cristina says, more like BIG GULPS of wine!) I decided to just go ahead and make them myself.


                                                       

 **Don't mind the mess**

  I decided to get organized and start my baby shower invites now so that I can get them out in the mail in 2 weeks (i'm following etiquette!) because I am QUEEN of procrastination. These are the "criss cross" card style and they are super easy to make. I found the tutorial Here!. Each card is made from ONE 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock so very inexpensive :) I also used the TC Baby Boutique cartridge (it's AMAZING how easily I forget what I have. Actually, when I was wracking my brain trying to come up with a design it was HUBBY who let me know about this cartridge after he saw it on my shelf. He's got a MUCH better memory that me! lol) The background and the little scallop with the saying all come from the cart.
And to make the actual invite, I just printed out on my computer the information and cut it down to sign and glued some gems to the top. I didn't want to make it overly embellished seeing how I have about 20 more to make :) You can tell that I am now in desperate need of a paper trimmer and of course, my Your Story trimmer is no where to be found. ;) Looks like I have a trip to Hobby Lobby in my future. DARN! :)

Happy Hump Day! :)

7 comments:

  1. Alma I think your invites are beautiful. I really want the TC Baby cartridge, but I'm on a spending ban right now. It's definitely on my list after seeing your baby shower invites. Love the colors and the style card you used.

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  2. Hi Alma, this is PinkE

    I love your criss cross cards! They are just darling!

    ps.s Hobby Lobby trips are the best!

    PinkE

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  3. These invites came out awesome. You did a great job with them. I love them!!!

    Laurie
    serenityscrappers

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  4. Nice invitations. I thought of getting rid of my Imagine for about a second when I got my silhouette and decided no way... I think if I parted with anything it would be my expression but it is so old (got in 2007) and its what I transport to crops and church. So I will covet all three of my babies and enjoy them each in their own special way :-)

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  5. LOL..I hear ya! I got a cameo and started playing and playing and the Imagine started collecting dust and I felt so guilty of ignoring the poor thing that I won a new outfit (cartridge) on ebay and now were friends again!! YES, we can ALL learn to create together!!!
    Beautiful card by the way!!TFS

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  6. Darling invites, they turned out beautiful. Glad you decided to keep it. I really love my Imagine, although I have to admit I haven't used it as much as I should have until recently. It's just in a different class....it's so amazing for quick projects and those that you want a little help with the creative process and choices. I love the print feature, it gives it that little something extra don't you think? (especially on vinyl)
    Love your blog and projects. Crafting and wine, what a great combo if I do say so myself.

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  7. Love these!!! I really want a cameo but my expression and I will be BFFs for a while longer. What font did you use on the invites? I really like it.

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