With Fairy Cut's gallery of images as well as easy-to-use welding tools, it was quick work to make this special birthday card.
For its base, I used a butterfly that was cut out of a circle on the card front. On the program, the butterfly image is shown as a square; I wanted a rectangular shape, so I simply added and welded a smaller rectangle to the bottom of the square. Then I added and welded a card back to the original image to get a card.
I cut two plain butterflies from another image found in Fairy Cut's "animals" gallery. One, the orange-ish base cut, was made larger than the top seafoam green butterfly. To alter the image, simply grab the corner border square and drag. Easy-peasy!
I had my Cricut "Cakes Basics" cartridge already plugged in (you need one cartridge to operate the system, with any cutting program), so I cut the orange-ish circle outline using that. It's no problem jumping from one cutting program (Fairy Cut) to the cartridge cut, and back again. A little Stickling and assembling the pieces and I was all done.
If you haven't explored the possibility of using your computer to generate your custom images, and a cutting program like Fairy Cut to drive the blade, you're really missing out on a wide world of wonderful images!
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Fairy Cut software is similar to -- and I think, better than -- Make The Cut or Sure Cuts A Lot. If you're thinking that you may want to invest in a program to use your Cricut to cut without having to rely on the images on a Cricut cartridge, try out the FC, MTC and SCAL .. they all have trial programs.
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