Friday, February 4, 2011

Fairy Cut Friday: Valentine's Layout

Hello, Friday Followers! 

As promised, I am featuring a project today made using the Fairy Cut software to drive my Cricut.

Today, I made a layout (pictured here) for my granddaughter Charlotte's first year scrapbook. The beautiful heart frame is one of the standard Fairy Cut images to click/drop from the toolbar under "Frames".  I enlarged it to almost 12" square by simply dragging the corner across the on-screen mat. 


When you do this, you immediately see what will cut and where.  This is called WYSIWYG (pronounced Wizzy-wig), or What You See Is What You Get. 

Now, to cut the adorable Miss Charlotte and turn her into Cupid, I used Fairy Cut's impressive
"Print and Cut" feature.  I had a .jpg image of Charlotte wearing nothing but her diaper and tutu. Following the tutorials offered by Fairy Cut, I taught myself how to print the picture using my computer's inkjet printer, then mat it up for cutting. 

Once done, I used my Cricut "Love Struck" cartridge to cut a set of wings for my little Cupid, as well as a bow and arrow, and the "Sweetie" sentiment.  I wanted the drawcord of the arrow to go behind Charlotte's head, so I cut a piece of twine for front and back and replaced the paper piece for the twine. I glammed-up the wings and bow and arrow using Stickles, and tied a love-bow around Cupid's waist.  Cute, huh?

Now don't forget to leave a comment!  At the end of the month, every CardMonkey FOLLOWER* who comments on a "Fairy Cut Friday" post here on CardMonkey will be eligible to win a FREE Fairy Cut Software license (a $99 value) as special blog candy from the manufacturer!  So with 4 Fridays in February, if you comment each week, you'll have FOUR CHANCES to win this great blog candy.  And let me tell you, if you go to http://www.fairycut.com/ and check out their blog and forum, you'll see all the really neat things this program can do to enhance your Cricut experience! 

TUNE IN TOMORROW, when I'm a Blog Stop on the "Feel The Love" Blog Hop hosted by Jaime at Glitter Stamps & Paper Oh My.  Here's a hint: You'll see no CARDS from CardMonkey tomorrow, but a real TREAT! 

(*If you're not yet a follower, please become one! I'd love to have you ...and please allow me the privilege of becoming one of your followers, too!)

20 comments:

jengd said...

Wonderful border and what you did with Charlotte is ADORABLE!

Simply AJ said...

Great layout! I love what you did with your sweet little cupid!! The details and glitter are awesome. Thanks for sharing what the Fairy Cut can do. AJ- queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com

Aimee said...

I LOVE Fairy Cut Fridays! Thank for sharing this adorable layout!

Brenda said...

Omg this is ADORABLE. I can't wait to see more projects with this software.

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Selina said...

Amazing possibilities! Beautiful job! Thanks for chance to win this awesome software!

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The Scrapoholic said...

Beautiful!

QC Kelsey said...

That heart frame is beautiful! What a great layout - and such a cute granddaughter!!

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Anna said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful and so is your little GD Charlotte.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
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Michelle said...
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Star said...

You are amazing and soooooo creative! Keep the good stuff coming!

A Scrap Above said...

Oh WOW.. I ave not heard of this software! But I love this cut, hmm, I think I would LOVE to get this.. Love how the cupid pic turned out of your grand baby.. simply beautiful!
I am already a follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie
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Kristin said...

This layout is awesome! I love the hearts and that sweet little cupid is so precious!

Kristin
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Mike J said...

Follower 264!! Some great cutouts. Thanks for sharing that.

Mike
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Suzanne Q said...

I love the border! I'd never heard of Fairy Cut, but now I'm intrigued.

Suzanne Q
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Jennifer said...

Ellen,

That is amazing!!! :) I love the heart border and your granddaughter could not look any cuter as a cupid! You did an incredible job! I haven't even used my Sure Cuts a Lot yet, and I already want to trade it in for the Fairy Cut program!!!!!!!!!!!! That print and cut feature is to die for!

Thank you so much for sharing,

Jennifer
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Karen said...

Hi I LOVE that Lay out!! I have never heard of this Fairy Cut Software, I think that is a Amazing, and I am going to go check out their website!! Thanks for the chance to win this!! Karen<3 karenskrafts1@aol.com

Sarah Wells said...

You have some great ideas! Love love love them!

Kim said...

How cool is that! I love your project! I have never heard of fairy cut before:)
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~Kim
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McVic said...

Im a follower, That border is really cute!
kacee
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BunnyFreak said...

Love the angel.
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