Saturday, January 7, 2012

Cricut Circle Challenge...Using Cricut CraftRoom

I've had this idea for a home decor item I've been wanting to try...so, when I saw the challenge to use the new Cricut CraftRoom design tool...I knew it was time to try it!

I love using the CraftRoom! It uses similar features of other graphic design types of software so it hasn't been too difficult to figure out. And now, with WiFi on my E2 machine...it's even more wonderful to use. I love that I can wirelessly send my CCR designs directly to my cricut!

My craft space is set up in my dining room. And, I've repurposed an old tv cabinet to hold my paper so that it doesn't fade in the sunlight. Since I'm always facing the end of the cabinet, I thought I'd use this challenge to add some creative inspiration to that space.



Using layers in CCR, I was able to create three 12x12 word collages to cut in vinyl and adhere to the side of the cabinet. I used a few different fonts to add a little variety and then added a couple of flourishes to the sides.



Below is what the CCR file looks like with all 3 font layers visible (looks like a mess!).


But, CCR makes it easy to turn off the different layers so you can clearly see what you're working on. Below is just the 3rd layer visible.



I really like how it turned out on the cabinet. Using CCR to line it all up, along with the ability to use text boxes, made this a fun and easy project to do. I know I'll be using CCR a lot more now!

16 comments:

PolkaDotPrincess said...

Great project! It looks so clean and sharp on your wardrobe!

June Houck said...

Very cool! I have not figured out CCR, though I purchased two image sets ;)

You clearly mastered this. Beautiful work!

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Such an awesome project, I love the word art. The black looks great on the white cabinet!

www.scrappindhilly.blogspot.com

Missy said...

This turned out fantastic! I haven't learned CCR yet, but I'm looking forward to getting it figured out!!!

Nadia (With Glittering Eyes blog) said...

Love your project!

Carolyn/MamaC said...

What a fun and creative project! Great work!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

Kigz said...

I absolutely need to try vinyl sometime--that looks simply stunning! Very nice work!

Diane said...

I love this so much. Can you tell me which fonts you used on this. I have a bookcase that I want to decorate.

Beth said...

Wow this is awesome, I might have to try it.

Scrappin with the bug said...

What a fantastic idea. I love all the different sayings. Great job.

dlmbscrapping said...

Love it- hope you win- would love to have the craftroom file. Good Luck

Reflections from Granny said...

Fantastic cabinet, it looks amazing.

Lori m
tiredlady47@yahoo.com

Rita said...

Great job Sharon! Your cabinet looks fantastic.

Emerald said...

That is beyond perfect! You did great!
Love the words and the way you made them come to life.
tfs

Sis Patterson said...

Congrats on your big win! This is a terrific project!

Lucia said...

Are you still able to send images wirelessly? Deciding on if an adaptor is worth it.