Hello and welcome to our Cricut Imagine blog hop! We have 11 bloggers ready to share our ideas with you for using your Cricut Imagine (or to entice you into buying one). You can start at any blog in the hop, then visit each one until you complete the circle and wind up back where you started. If you get lost at any time, I have a list at the bottom of this post with all of the participants. Several of us are offering blog candy giveaways, so make sure you enter each one separately.
So, if you're starting here, or coming from Mandie's blog, you're on the right track! And when you're done here, you'll move along to Robin's blog and see what ideas she has for us. Now, on to my Imagine creations:
On Friday, I teased my regular readers with a couple of hints. I told you that I wasn't using any paper and that I was using the Nursery Tails cartridge. So, are you ready to see what I made?? Here it is...
As soon as I got this cartridge in the mail last week, I thought of a girl from work expecting a little boy on January 1st. (I really wanted long-sleeved onesies, but of course they were sold out, so I settled for short-sleeved.) For the onesies, I chose some of my favorite images on the cartridge. I sized them at 4.5", flipped the images, and printed/cut them from HP iron-on sheets then ironed them on following the directions.
My other project was that cute bib - I have some printable fabric in my stash so I pulled out a sheet. I determined the size I wanted by measuring a similar bib in a store. I printed & cut just the patterned layer of the bib image on page 14 of the handbook directly on this fabric. I then layered it on some terry cloth and bound the edges with some 1/4" double-fold bias tape. Here's a great TIP for any unusual Imagine project you're thinking of making: if a product says it's for inkjet printers, it can be printed on with your Imagine. This is especially important for items that are generally non-porous, such as magnetic sheets, shrink plastic, and transparencies.
I am just loving all of the possibilities for creating with the Imagine. I have so many ideas, just because of all of the great printable items available in the marketplace! One of my favorite places to buy printables is over at PrintOnIt.com - my next order will include the printable magnet sheets for sure. I'm also planning to buy some Cut, Color, & Wear to test out; they tell me they are pretty sure it is printable with the Imagine because it uses HP inks, but I want to test it to be sure before I start recommending it!
Before you leave, be sure you enter to win my blog candy giveaway! I'm giving away a beautiful Level 1 "Olivia" scrapbook kit from Close To My Heart plus 25 sheets of CTMH smooth white cardstock, great for use in your Imagine! Enter to win by just leaving a comment here on this post. Deadline to enter is Friday, November 26, 2010. Sorry, due to postage costs, only US residents (or APO/FPO) are eligible to win.
Robin's blog and see what ideas she has for us today. It will open in a new tab or window, so if you get lost along the way just pop back over here and check this list of participants: