Welcome to the Make the Cut Technique Blog Hop♥ where we will be showcasing various techniques that feature our Close to My Heart Thin Cuts metal dies or Cricut™ collections. If you have come here from Tamara Sandwisch’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of ideas. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melissa’s Blog.
As a Cricut™ addict, I was thrilled to learn about this blog hop♥, but can you believe that I almost missed out? I have been having a few technology issues lately. (uggg😜) Thankfully, Melissa and Tamara have been so kind to let me jump into the hop last minute so that I could show you this adorable “Life is About Balance” sign I created using our Flower Market collection.
What do you think? I can’t wait to hang this up in my workroom♥. I chose to use a variety of paper patterns from our current collection of paper suites along with some shades of matching cardstock to match my decor. The complete list of supplies I used can be found at the very bottom of this post.
Each of these flowers were created using images from our Flower Market collection, and I am sure that you are wondering how I created each one. That, my friends, is a lesson for a future blog post. I didn’t feel like there would be enough room to post them all (and I don’t want to hog the hop.) Instead, I am going to show you a little trick♥ that I use when I am creating signs in Design Space™. It all begins with a little feature called “Templates”.
Often the Template feature gets ignored in Design Space™, but I find it extremely useful♥ when I am creating a project to fit a store-bought sign. I choose the Basic Canvas Template, then customize the shape, size, and color of the sign I am making.
The Template will not cut out nor will it save with your project. It is simply there for you to design your project on, and, since you created the template to be the size of your sign, you can be assured that the project you are making in Design Space™ will fit.
NOTE: Since the template does not save with your project, I find it best to make a note somewhere on my project of the template I used and the size for future reference.
Did you know that the Template feature could come in so handy? You no longer have to create a “shape” that you hide or delete later, you just have to make a simple template♥ to start creating signs of your own using your Flower Market images in Design Space™.
Now ‘Hop” on over to Melissa Robinson’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. Remember, our Flower Market Cricut™ collection, as well as many others, are available for purchase online. Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Cricut™ Collections tab of my website to order yours.
♥ I can’t wait to see what you create!
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20 thoughts on “Make the Cut Technique Blog Hop”
What do I think?! I think I absolutely love this! It’s perfect!
Thank you, Melissa. I had fun making it. 💙☕MissC
Love the flowers & thanks for the tip on templates.
I hope that you can use that tip. 💙☕MissC
OH MY GOSH…this is GORGEOUS!!!😍❤😘
You are so sweet, Katy. It was very simple to make. You should give it a try. 💙☕MissC
Fantastic sign!! I love the bright colored flowers. Also thank you for the great tip!!!
Thank you, Cat! It matches my workspace perfectly. I hope you can use the tips on some future projects. 💙☕MissC
I never knew that was what the Template button was for!! Thanks for the tip and your beautiful project.
It’s a great feature to use. I like to use it when I’m making pages and vinyl projects, too.
That gorgeous piece of artwork can hang in MY craftroom if you don’t want it!!!! Beautiful ❤️😍
You are too sweet, Jean. It was very easy to make. You could create one with a personal quote. 😁
Carrie, Just LOVE your sign…it’s beautiful …..and thanks for the ‘template’ tip…i can stop using shapes and then hiding them!!!! 🙂
That template feature is one of my favorites to use. I can’t wait to see what you make. 😁
What a beautiful creation & a wonderful tip that I didn’t know about!! Thanks so much! 🙂
Thank you, Joy
I love this! The template doesn’t save?! I can’t believe I didn’t hear that tidbit before…
It is frustrating that it doesn’t save. That’s why I tell people to make a note of what you used.