Our friends just moved into their new home and invited us over for dinner. I wanted to make a handmade housewarming gift using my Cricut Expression Machine.
Since my Gypsy has been sick and is going into the Provo Craft hospital next week, I have been using my Cricut Design Studio. It works great but you have to sit at your computer to design which when you have a Gypsy you get spoiled designing any place that you like. Anyway, I started to design a cricut card and it turned into a framed plaque.
I used a neutral paper, since I was not sure what colors they were using in the house. Then I cut the word Welcome using the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge. I altered the welcome with my Design Studio to get the perfect size that I needed to fit inside of the frame. Then I cut it out with my Cricut Expression Machine I really liked the way it looked using the “negative” piece of paper. (instead of using each individual letter separately. Using the same cartridge Plantin Schoolbook I cut out the word Established and 2010 and again altered it with the Design Studio for a perfect fit.
For there names I wanted to use a Cricut Cartridge that had a script font. So looking thought my library of Cricut Cartridges I decided to use the Jasmin Cricut Cartridge.
I glued it all together with the Zig 2 Way glue pen for the words cut in the black cardstock and for the large Welcome piece, I used my new pink ATG gun to put onto the light aqua green cardstock. Put it all in a frame. I completed this project by using some raffia that I tied around the frame and then used a paper punch from Family Treasurers of a house that I added to some of the ends of the raffia.
I love the way this turned out and I hope they enjoy there handmade house warming gift, and many years of happiness together.
Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!