Thursday, June 4, 2009
"Dad" Word Weld file for Cricut
I created a fun word weld file in Cricut Design Studio for a Father's Day swap I'm in over on Down Paper Lane (a yahoo group). Since it took me a considerable amount of time to create I thought I would share it here, just in time for Father's Day projects.
The actual CUT file is the chocolate brown portion of this handsome border I made. Cricut cartridges required for this are Plantin Schoolbook, Storybook, Hello Kitty Font, Calligraphy Collection, and Mickey Font.
If you want to make the complete border, here's how I did it. I used all Close To My Heart supplies, and a sewing machine. I first cut the file from CDS in Chocolate cardstock, and pounced it allover with Chocolate ink using a finger tip sponge dauber. I cut a strip of Bamboo CS to fit the Cricut cut and sponged the edges with the chocolate ink. I ran the cut through my Xyron, and ran an embossing stylus around all the cuts to prevent adhesive strings. Then I adhered the cut to the Bamboo CS. TIP: Go slowly! With that much adhesive, it won't be easy to reposition if you mess up!
I next cut a strip of Crystal Blue CS the same length, but about 7/8" wider than the Bamboo. I sponged one long edge with the Chocolate ink and adhered the Bamboo piece to the opposite edge. Next I tore a strip of striped paper from the Caprice paper pack a little less than 3/4" wide (I used a Plaid brand tearing ruler.) and sponged the torn edge as well as both ends. I adhered the strip to the Crystal Blue, edge touching the Bamboo. I ruffled the torn edge with my fingers and sewed along each side of the strip with brown thread. Lastly, I added a pewter nailhead (discontinued CTMH) to each end of the strip.
Now, if you're ready to download the file for your personal use, here's the link: