Monday, May 30, 2011

Cricut Challenge: #3 Accent Essentials with Fabric Flower

Today I worked with the Accent Essentials Cartridge, some fabric, and a sheet of clear acetate.  (You'll have to look close to see the acetate in the picture below...the card is slightly open and the embossed purple cardstock is on the inside of the card.)

Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge
It is an older cartridge...probably one of the first shape cartridges I purchased.  I think I purchased it because I loved all the flourish images in it and I have used it several times...althought not in quite a while. 
Interestingly...there are some basic images but many of the creative keys are non basically get the shape and a shadow and that's about it.  Still there are some cute things on this cartridge.

I decided I wanted to try my hand at cutting fabric on the Cricut.  I purchased some cotton fabric pieces at Joann's and ironed some fusible webbing to it.  I read several tutorials and watched some videos as well and most said to place the fabric on the mat with the fusible webbing up and the fabric against the sticky part of the mat.  I made sure I used a new blade...put my speed on blade pressure high and the depth at the maxium.    I cut several flower shapes in different sizes from the Accent Essentials cartridge and glued them together with a hot glue gun.  I had bought some acetate at Michael's today...first time I'd seen an entire pad of acetate in the scrapbooking section...the brand was "Recollections" which is Michael's own brand. 
I wanted to use the acetate so decided on a card...put some embossed cardstock on the inside (which I embossed with the Thank You Cuttlebug folder).  I secured the fabric flower to the front and tied some Stampin' Up ribbon near the top.  The Many Thanks sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink Fillable Frames 1 and was punched out with the SU word punch. 

I thought it turned out nicely and really didn't take long to make!


  1. Like the way your fabric card turned out. I've been wanting to cut fabric on the Cricut and now you've given me the inspiration to try it.

  2. I love the fabric, being new to the cricut I must say I'm a bit skeptical at trying new things I'm still getting the paper cutting down. Thanks for the inspiration to try something new, someday :)
    Enjoy your day!

  3. very cute card, love the flowers on the acetate front.


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