Can you believe I used the Cricut Formal Occasions cartridge to make those shoes? In this case, it’s more of an INformal occasion wouldn’t you say? 😀
I made this card for my Mom and actually stuck it in the mail right after I finished it. YAY ME! (I sometimes make cards and then don’t send them. Bad me.) Initially, I wanted to make her a card that had a woman running on it, but I just bought the Formal Occasions cartridge and decided to use it instead. For those of you who would like a female runner image check out: Sports Mania, All Sports and the very rare Pink Journey cartridge.
Let me help you understand what image made exactly what cut.
See <Sneakers> on the bottom left hand side? That made the green polka dotted part of the shoe.
<Snekr-s> next to the first box on the bottom made the solid green part of my shoes.
Going up to the top of the page: The left hand side of the LAYER 1 box made the blue tread of the shoe. The right hand side of the LAYER 1 box made the green tread of the shoe.
The left hand side of the LAYER 2 box made the pink laces, bows and hearts. I didn’t use any other cuts.
Do you place several papers on your Cricut mat? I do when I remember to. It’s a time saver when you do it. You just move your blade to the next thing you want to cut. I actually cut some of these things out again because I didn’t like the paper I picked initially. 😉
I wasn’t about to try to cut out all those tiny laces using paper. No way! So, I turned to my trusty crafting BFF…vinyl. 😉 Yep, the laces, bows and hearts are all made from pink vinyl.
Need vinyl? I like to buy mine from Expressions Vinyl.
Want to learn how to use vinyl in your Cricut? I have a whole 2 Disc DVD about that! You’ll LOVE IT! It’s called Cricut Vinylology.
The shoes are cut at 3 1/2″. I popped them up on the card using those giant pop dots. I love those things. 😉 The “You Can Do It!” stamp is from my Mother & Daughter stamp set. Perfect that I’m sending my Mom a card with a stamp from Mother & Daughter on it! LOL! 😉
Here’s a vinyl beach scene I cut using the Formal Occasions Cricut cartridge.
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