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Creating a fancy cut card with my Cricut and Premium glossy paper and a freebie

Hi, Ginny M here, I’ve just started using my Cricut again!  Last February I purchased a  Silhouette and I didn’t like it. I was able to cut 4 projects and after that, It just chewed paper with it so I sent it back.  Next,  I purchased a Cricut Explore.  This machine cut perfectly with very little effort, but I didn’t like the software.  A common complaint with the explore – especially if you were happy with the Expressions!  Well, Provocraft has a new software upgrade and I am very happy with it so far.  Not trying to sound like Goldie locks, but I do have an expectation of things working according to the manufacturer’s statement of fabulous or at least Close to it!

Today I decided to make a fancy cut card using te Cricut /software beta and a gorgeous piece of Midnight Blue Premium Glossy and I hoped it would come out on the first cut!    I’ll show you the results and then the process:

This was really a fun card to make

I used an 8.5×11 sheet and began the cutting with the knife set on heavy cardstock

I was so excited to see how beautifully this paper cut – no nubbies from the knife dragging.

When those Nubbies happen it is not always a dull knife – sometimes it has more to do with the pulp the paper is made from – you guessed it- cheaper pulp with short grain fibers yeild yield poorer quality cuts.  With paper, you can’t always tell by sight the quality, Paper processing is very complicated and a highly guarded for propriety secrets.  in short, this is very good paper and the proof was in the cut.

Because this paper is white core I inked the back in a complementary color  for the paper lace background, knowing once it was mounted you would never know it was white core

you can’t even see the white, this took about 30 seconds using a distress tool and distress ink.

A little of  the  Best Glue Ever applied to the back for perfect adhesion

a sentiment stamped on the back of the center oval cut out, a butterfly and a little bling and my card is done!

and since I had the circuit up and running,

I cut a batch of these using   Paper Temptress’   Neenah Super Smooth Black  paper – yum! 

Aren’t these beautiful!!  Again, the clean cuts are a direct result of the high quality of the paper!

I hope you found this helpful in your paper crafting

 and I’m leaving you with a sweet summer freebie

Thanks for stopping by!

Ginny M

1 comment to Creating a fancy cut card with my Cricut and Premium glossy paper and a freebie

  • Patricia Dunbar

    wow….even I didn’t know it would cut that beautifully….I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Glossy cardstock carried at PaperTemptress.com…unfortunately it is not as popular as it use to be and we most definitely need to change that! This post will help…Heck there are many GREAT colors to choose from to with the Glossy cardstock offered….
    Patricia
    the PaperTemptress

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