Sunday, April 4, 2010

My first try at Pick a Petal


Well, around Christmas time I discovered the Cricut and fell in LOVE! I thought it couldn't get any better, but then I found out about Sure Cuts A Lot, a program that lets you use your Cricut to cut files from your computer. Lauren from My Time Made Easy is a genius when it comes to templates and has made hers available in SVG, which is what SCAL uses for the Cricut. So now, I don't have to cut them out by hand! It is so amazing to watch your Cricut cutting out what's on your computer screen.

Well, of course I started with Pick a Petal, one of Lauren's latest releases. The template goes together very nicely, however, I still need a lot more practice with the lid! This is my second attempt.


Here is a pic of the lid. It is a little uneven (okay a lot uneven!), but I'm hoping that with more practice I'll get better at it. This box as is is very roomy, and you can resize it with SCAL to make it even bigger! The rose is from Lauren's Rambling Roses cut file. I sponged each piece with Lavender Lace ink and rolled each petal. Again, more practice needed here. She is going to make a video too! Box is Lavender Lace, top is Pale Plum (I think--I was using some old 12 x 12 to experiment with), ribbon is PTI Plum Pudding, lace is from Flourishes. Tag on front of box is the Sentimental Frame cut file from MTME.





Here is a close up of the rose. Hope you've enjoyed this project. Everyone should try out SCAL! Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

Chris said...

well, i didn't see anything wrong with it! it's beautiful!! i love the rose and that lace is just fabulous with this design! you did an awesome job and i can't see the uneven-ness of the top either...

Angela said...

Wow, this turned out great! It looks a bit complicated, but I think the execution is right on.... Love the rose!!! Wouldn't it be pretty like a tea rose? Cream colored with rose sponging, I mean....

sgc said...

Amy--this is great! I too have SCAL, but have been spending so much time with digital stamps that I have not used it much. Have to get back to it!

Sandye

Susan said...

WOW!! This is so gorgeous!! I love that template. You did a fantastic job!! I don't see any unevenness. I love that rose too!! I was thinking about getting these but you have convinced me that I need them. :)

Banu said...

WOW..Stunning. I cannot see any of the issues you are talking about..this turned out gorgeous. WOW.

Stampin' Pam said...

This is beautiful and you've done a nice job with the template. It IS a bit tricky - just take your time and I've learned that thinner paper/cardstock works better than heavier so I pulled out some lighter weight paper and it folded like a dream. It also helps to make the vertical score lines on the reverse side from the scores for the petals so it's mountain - valley - mountain... KWIM? Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog and for telling me you do read it all LOL. I am always curious if girls actually read all the stuff we write or if they just want to see the projects. Good to know that all the writing isn't for nuthin - at least some of the time.

Thanks again -
Stay sweet,

Stampin Pam

Michele L. said...

Hi Amy,
This looks absolutely WONDERFUL!!! seriously! the flower is also so perfectly put together.
I now need to get that file!

Jen A said...

Wow...wow...wow...wow...wow! Did that take forever? It looks wonderful!

Loretta said...

SCAL, eh?! I really need to think more about taking the plunge! This is a stunning project.

Thank-you so much for hippity hopping on the sugar creek hollow blog hop!

Rebecca said...

Wow, this is awesome! I love the sponging you did on the edge of the petals. Such a gorgeous little project. And that lace is awesome, too! Very nicely done!!!

NinaB said...

Hi, I found your site via Michelle. I've been going back and forth about getting an SCAL. I have a Cricut that has been neglected. I only have a couple cartridges, but would love to create my own cut files. Your box and that flower are gorgeous.

Lauren (mytime) said...

Well I think this is STUNNING! I love purple (my fave color) and this is a beauty! You did a FAB job. We are our own worst critics! Keep them coming, it looks amazing

Sara said...

Amy this is stunning what a wonderful job you have done here. The flower is BEAUTIFUL;)