Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Imagine That Its GIngerbread Time!

Good Tuesday to all of my fellow Cricut Imagine fans! Today I have a sweet little card to share with you for week 6 of the imagine that series. I really want to show you how the imagine can be used for your projects without feeling like you have to "reinvent the wheel" or be an expert! Lets face it sometimes learning a new machine or tool can be intimidating enough without feeling like you have to come up with a way to use it that no one else has! :) 

One way to to incorporate your imagine is to mix printed papers with papers you already have on hand, can you tell what I printed and what I used from my {ever growing} stash? That's the beauty of the imagine, you really get such a great quality of printing that the paper you create is just as scrumptious as the papers you buy at the craft store...and you can make them to size! That equals no waste and no bottomless drawer of scraps! The red and white pattern was made with the imagine Kates Kitchen cartridge  and cut to this fab-tastic shape~ easy-cool breezy! the matching papers are the Early Bird collection from Cosmo Cricket and coordinate with the images on the cartridge.

I used the Mojo Monday sketch 168 to map out my card, and here is where the other super practical aspect of the imagine comes in. If I were working with a stamp I would be locked into the size of the stamp...and to color it in, cut it out and....well you get the picture! Don't get me wrong I'm a stamper to the core, but I love that I can save so much time, paper and energy by using the imagine cartridges gorgeous artwork to help me out! Now that is making the machine work for you instead of the other way around! Just have fun with it and try a few things out, there is no right or wrong, just go for it!

So lets review
  1. The imagine saves time, paper, and energy
  2. Mix printed papers with the papers you have in your stash
  3. Cutting art images in any size is a convenient and space saving benefit!
  4. You do not have to "reinvent the wheel"  to get great results!
  5. Make the most of this amazing tool by just having fun!
As always~ happy creating,
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2 Ducky said...

Thanks for the friendly reminders. I 'do' need to use mine more. I 'am' intimidated by that sucker. And I 'do' believe that I need to be coming up with unique things--- and another reason I am frustrated. So thank you for putting my perspective back in place.

JennyKozar said...

I love this card! Why does my Imagine scare me?!? I have calibrated and done 1 test cut and there it sits!! But when I see the possibilities... I just need more time to play.

Thanks for sharing - Jenny

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so adorable! Great card! Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

Deneen said...

I couldn't tell which paper was from the Imagine and which was from your stash. Love the card! Thanks.

ScrappyMama said...

Love your card...thanks for sharing!! The tips about using the Imagine is good for us all to remember. I sooooo love my Imagine & the results I can get with it are unlike anything else. I don't really think I'm intimidated by mine BUT I know that there's lots more I can do with it & this will be even more true in the future. Unfortunately, my Imagine is sick right now & I need to contact PC to see if we can fix her over the phone; I really don't want to have to send her in for surgery :(

flowerdisco said...

beautiful and i need an imagine.

Teresa Kline said...

such a cute card...have a super weekend!

enjoy *~*