Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Just a Scrappin' - Easter project challenge

Time for a new challenge at Just a Scrappin', and this one is to create an Easter themed project.  This was a perfect challenge to use the Easter basket cut from the new Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2 cartridge. 

The smaller basket was cut from the single cut option, at 5.25", which is the largest size you can cut from 12x12 paper.   The larger basket was cut using the two-section option, at 7", which is the largest size you can cut from 12x12.   One thing I like about this cartridge is that each box has the option to cut as a single cut, which yields a smaller size, and a two-section option which gives you a larger finished project.   The smaller basket held one candy egg and the larger basket held five candy eggs, so that gives you an idea of the difference in size.

The trick in using this cartridge is to score first and cut second.  The base image + shift key = scoring.  I don't have a Cricut scoring blade, so I just set my pressure to 2 and my blade depth to 2 and hit the "cut" button.  This gives me light scoring lines.  Once you've scored the image, don't take the mat out of the machine - just hit the "load mat" button, change your pressure and blade depth, and use the base image key (no shift) to cut your project.

The "Happy Easter" tag on the larger basket was cut at 2.5" from TBBM2, using the "phrase" option, with the shadow cut in blue, the base in white, and the base/shift in pink and adhered with foam adhesive squares for dimension.

I hope you can join in the challenge @ Just a Scrappin - we'd love to see your Easter projects!

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