I went to Michael's innocently enough. I was armed with a 50% off coupon that expired today. I wanted to find a particular border punch, but didn't have any luck. I did find another punch that I really liked.
When I was at the check-out counter I glanced over at the cage they have for the Cricut cartridges. They are on sale this week, half off. I never expected to see a newly released cartridge called Paper Lace. I'd just read about it in a Cricut newsletter last Wednesday or Thursday. Well, to my surprise, they had it in stock. So, I asked if they would let me look at the box to see the images on the cartridge. They did. I looked. And got right back in line to buy the cartridge. Yes, I did. I could have asked for it for Christmas, but you know what? I have a feeling that by the time anyone got around to looking for it, it would be sold out.
When I got home and opened up the package to look through the booklet showing what was included, I was thrilled to pieces! There are two lace images per key, plus borders, plus an alpha, plus some word art. Oh my goodness! I was giddy! It was SO worth the splurge in my opinion. I know I will have fun using it over and over again.
Here's my first cut from the cartridge:
Isn't is neat?! This is the one image that sold me on the cartridge.
I carefully taped down the cut out onto my cardstock and then glued each piece in place
through the openings.
But it's oddly relaxing for me to do something like this.
Unless I lose a piece.
Which I thought I did.
I saw down after frantically searching for a few minutes
and there was the missing piece.
I'm sure someone else would dress this up phenomenally, but I was so eager to play, simple is what I got. And these are just card fronts...they aren't even attached to a card.
Don't look too close (yeah, I know you will now) or you'll see that I cut out the design and adhered it to a new piece of cardstock. I did that because I got the bright idea (not) to trace around the big cut piece. And in theory it would have worked just fine. IF I had taken the time to look for my black micro pen. Which I didn't. I settled for a fine line Sharpie. Big mistake. HUGE. It looked awful. Horrible even. But after taking the time to glue down all those pieces, I wasn't going to trash it. So I carefully cut just inside the Sharpie line.
It looks better. Not great, but definitely better. Lesson learned!
If you have a Cricut you just might want to head to your Michael's and see if they have this cartridge in stock. I think it's THAT good.
But that's just my humble opinion.
Don't complain to me if you see it and wonder...
what the heck is she thinking?
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