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!