The Valentine’s Project

I discovered that 65lb weight card stock isn’t heavy enough for a greeting card, and all I had on hand, so my little card making experiment is on hold for now. I did however, try the scoring tool on the Cricut maker to crease the fold in my too thin card stock, and it’s amazing!

I’m going to spend the afternoon with my mom today before the storm hits, and still wanted a little something for her for Valentine’s Day, so I bagged up a dozen of my cranberry pecan cookies, and used the print and cut feature in Cricut Design Space to make a little sticker for the bag.

I again swiped one of my Facebook avatar images, uploaded it and removed the background, which is a simple one click method, and saved it as a print and cut file, printed it on my inkjet, and then loaded it into the Cricut Maker with some sticker paper and it cut it out absolutely beautifully!

I did get a little tear when I put my freshly peeled sticker off to the side in the first image. It stuck to the paper when I went to lift it back off, but it was perfect before I did that. My fault.

I did calibrate all three tools on the machine before making any cuts, the rotary blade, the knife blade, and the print and cut (pen).

I also started working on a pattern to make a cover for my maker. My Silhouette Cameo has one and I will make a coordinating one for the Maker.

Yesterday I baked myself a loaf of sourdough spelt and harvest grain bread. It turned out so delicious!

Perfect for toast and eggs on these cold mornings!

CJ Tinkle

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  1. Susan

    Did you send one to your hubby too? 🙂

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