Friday, May 11, 2012

Cricut Imagine Spring Summer Hop

Welcome to the Cricut Imagine Spring/Summer Blog Hop, You should have arrived here from Laura Davidson's blog, Custom Comforts and you can find all of the stops at the bottom of this post.  There is a grand prize for the hope donated by Erica's Craft Room, a gift certificate for $25.00!  I love her shop and the prices she has for Cricut cartridges!  And I'm offering a prize too:  a $10.00 gift certificate for either of my Etsy stores where you can get a dust cover for any of your Cricuts!  ?To enter the prize for Erica's shop, please comment on ALL the blogs on the hop!  To enter the prize drawing for my blog, please leave a comment below with a method to reach you, in a safe manner.  For example, ssmith at hotmail dot com will help prevent spam.  I will draw a winner on May 19, 2012.
I love my Cricut Imagine as much as I love my other Cricuts! Here are some of the reasons: 1) Always a professional result! My Cricut Machines have taken my paper crafting to professional looking level. 2) Always the right color at any time! I can print the color paper or embellishment I want in the middle of the night! 3) Great for multiple copies! I love having the ability to make invitations and thank yous in large numbers! 4) I can use it with all of my standard Cricut Cartridges, and 5)  Works with Cricut Craft Room. I never cut anything or print anything without first getting preview!
 So, for this project I made Thank You notes for my son's 1st Communion. I used Cricut Inspired Heart Lite Cartridge, and Sophisticated and the blue is from the Audrey Imagine cartridge. I just pulled the images of the kneeling boy, and "Thank You" into CCR and flood filled them with the blue from Audrey. I printed them on vellum and it worked beautifully! I love the professional look of printing on vellum and it dried just as quickly as it would on standard card stock! I grouped the two images, and copied and pasted them so that I could print 4 cards per one 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of vellum. I then cut them with my paper trimmer and used a slotted punch with a ribbon to adhere them on top of white card stock. I am not making my thank you cards before events so that they are ready for the children to write them immediately. Why didn't I think of this sooner?
And just for more ideas for those of you who are making 1st Communion invites, take a look at my previous post for my Imagine made cards HERE.  Your next stop on the hop is Chris's blog HERE.
Blog Hop Line Up

custom-comforts Robin F.M.  Jones
LauraLeesDream Laura Davidson -
Cricut Crafty Clare YOU ARE HERE
Scrappin Nanapuddin - Chris Zook
Janet's Creative World - Janet Royer -
LadyLuvBug - Janet M Smith
My Bug & Me Create - Doris Parker
ScrappinMyStressAway - Lori Apgar
Nana's Scrap Spot - Miranda Enclade
Scrappin' With Chriss and Lou -  Chriss Real


  1. I love you pieces- what special pieces for first communion. rlovew at

  2. Great cards.. super ideas...
    Laura Davidson

  3. This is gorgeous! TFS

  4. My mouth fell WIDE open. Your cards are beautiful. You did a marvelous job! I really would like to know how you created the communion card. TFS!

    Scrappy hugs,
    Scrappin’ Sista Designs

  5. How perfect! You do some amazing work and I love how they match! Thanks for letting me hop through!
    Have a beautiful day!
    http:// cissyandfranshow dot blogspot dot com/

  6. very nice... love this! TFS
    Janet Royer

  7. very pretty and so creative. LOVE the colors and the idea that YES, we can make anything any color - perfect hop for ideas today!! Doris
    parkernana5 at cox dot net

  8. Your card is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing the the chance to win. I am a new follower.
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  9. Oh my, that card is beautiful. The colors are plain and yet stunning. I'm in awe of the ribbon used also. Gorgeous card!!

  10. This card is stunning and beautiful. I love the colors and ribbon. It literally took my breath away!!

  11. Very nice cards. thank you for sharing them. millierose651at

  12. Very nice thank you cards...luv what you did w/ the cross, but how did you do that?

  13. luv the did you do that w/ the cross?

  14. Very pretty card! Glad to be hoppin with you!
    nananpuddin2u at gmail dot com

  15. wow... these look awesome i'll have to consider something like this with my imagine for my babys dedication thats coming soon. thanks so much for sharing your great ideas on this i never even thought to print on vellum im a follower.
    babyblueangel_30 at yahoo dot com

  16. I love your card irt is so elegant thanks for the details on how you created this very good idea and use of resources!!
    Nice hopping with you this weekend!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  17. Wow, love the idea of making the cross with ribbon. So pretty.

    marg 0006 at verizon dot net
    Loving Scrapper101

  18. Wow! Those note cards and invites are stunning!! TFS! :-)



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