Friday, June 25, 2010

"Preserve" Your Memories by Lori B.

If you thought the Preserves Cricut cartridge was just for recipes, think again! I've been using it for some "sweet" cards, and now this great layout. I took my kids blueberry picking last summer, and Preserves was just the right touch for enhancing those pictures.

I used American Crafts glitter paper in Marine for the top layer of my berries and for my title. With the attention this paper is bound to get, I skipped any other embellishments entirely. The layers on this cartridge cut easily at all the sizes I used, and they're super easy to assemble!

Because the glitter paper is so thick, I used Scor-Tape to adhere it to the shadow layer. I used my Tombow adhesive to layer the leaves, and adhered the berry layers to the leaves using foam adhesive squares for added dimension. The "picking" portion of my title was cut with the Opposites Attract cartridge and Design Studio. It was adhered using my Quickie Glue Pen. The rest of the layout was adhered using Tombow adhesive.

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  1. Thanks for the tip on cutting the glitter paper with your deep cut blade...I will try that for the more intricate cuts that don't cut as well with the regular blade!

  2. Vicki, I also use the multi-cut feature on my Expression, especially with intricate cuts or small areas like the insides of the blueberries. It really makes life easier with this thick paper.


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