This is one of the new CraftsUPrint cut files I picked up and made into an acetate panel card. It’s another cut file by Tina Fitch called Swirl Sided Card and it is available in various cutting machine formats. I cut this on my Cricut Explore using Recollections Black card for the background and 110lb Index stock for the swirls. I bet it would
look gorgeous with black velvet paper on White too.
I scored this at an offset so that I could add in an acetate window and bottom border, then added in some small punched flowers with pearl centers. Then I finished it off with a sentiment die from my recent Ebay Haul, again in 110lb white card stock.
What I love about these style of cut files is that they are very flexible and can be used in various ways, not just the way the original file comes. I moved the score line and added a window to this one with a base strip. But I also ran a quick test piece through my Cricut to show you how you can switch it out from cut to write and achieve effects like this too.
This is a Zig Embossing writer pen, they don’t fit the original pen holders for the Cricut… but they work fantastic in the Chomas Creations Adapters I have. This is the Marker Adapter and so far it has fit all of my Zig pens from my Memory System Collection and the embossing pens. That means it also fits the Zig Chalk Writer pens….which I love. You can see some pictures from past projects below this post. Please Note…. the Adapters do not fit the Explore ONE as it has a different holder and housing from the Original Cricut Explore, the Air and ..possibly the Air 2. These adapters are available for a variety of machines, so if you have something other than an Explore… check the site and see if your machine is one of them. There is however an Engraving tip for the Explore ONE.
I didn’t powder up this sheet so you can see some stray embossing powder…. That was deliberate.
A. it was a test piece… and B. It gives me the perfect excuse to show people who are new to embossing powder what to expect…and how to avoid this. If you are embossing projects, you need to coat your paper with a resist prior to stamping, or writing with embossing inks. You can buy special little powder puffs, but I find Johnson’s baby powder works just as well. Simply dust a thin coating over your paper before you emboss. I use an old makeup brush, or an old face clothe… sometimes just my hand.
Anywho… just thought I would show you a few extras while I shared my latest card. With all the new Cricut owners again this holiday, I thought it was a good time to show off some of the fab cut files that are available to machine cutters and also some of the cool accessories and extras that you may not have seen before.
Details on where to get the products used in this post are listed below. If you have questions about something specific… feel free to add a comment 🙂
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Cut File Swirl Sided Card by Tina Fitch, available at CraftsUPrint.
Small flower die is a cute little insert that comes with the Gina Marie Designs X Stitch Rectangle Die set.
Pearl Cabochons are sold as nail bling .. but these and the rhinestone and studs I have are great for crafting projects too. I linked to a previous post that has all of the details on this bling.. for anyone interested. Also if you do a search for Rhinestone, it pulls up a bunch of past projects that they have been used on.
Acetate sheets 25 sheet pad 9×12″ by Dura Lar
Sentiment Die Sentiment die set
Recollections card – Michaels
Chomas Creations Cricut Explore Adapters
Cricut Explore die cutting Machines
Sizzix Big Shot
Zig Embossing pen can be bought as single or in a multi tip pack with chisel, Calligraphy, brush, scroll and writer tips for hand applications too.