Thursday, May 19, 2011
That Girl is a Crafty One...
Hi! My name is City Girl Lost and I am a crafting addict!
(Everyone say it together: Hi City Girl!)
I spend a significant chunk of my time cutting out pieces of paper and gluing them together in interesting and appealing patterns. I've also taken to playing with fabric. So looking at the prices some of my other compatriot Disney brides are paying for things I can do for next to nothing, well, it makes me feel kinda bad.
How can I make such nifty things on the cheap? I am a Cricut owner.
Never heard of a Cricut? It's the niftiest thing ever. It's kinda like a printer only instead of putting ink on paper, it uses a blade to cut an image (or letters) out of paper or fabric or vinyl. There's literally hundreds of themed cartridges filled with letters and graphics that you can cut out.
"Yeah, so what?" you say.
I've made centerpieces and cards and pennant banners- paper and fabric! I've made signs for my family with vinyl lettering.
So what Cricut-y projects do I have in mind for the wedding? Oh boy, am I glad you asked!
I'm likely to make our invitations myself, utilizing the Cricut a little. We're planning on a pocket-fold style invitation. I'll buy the components and put it all together myself.
I've been on the fence about toasting flutes. I found a pair of gorgeous Waterford flutes in red crystal that are just amazing, but at $250, eh, that kind of killed my enthusiasm a bit. At best, we drink from them every year to celebrate our anniversary, or we put them in a curio somewhere where they'll collect dust. At worst, the $250 flutes go back in their box and to the basement. So I'm considering etching my own champagne flutes using a vinyl stencil that I cut on my Cricut. I even saw red flutes at one of the craft stores.
I haven't decided on escort cards yet. You know, those little tent-folded cards with your name on it that tells you at what table you're to sit. They're not called place cards like I thought. They're escort cards. (Oh, the things I learn by watching David Tutera on TV!) I'm going to go play around with my Cricut and see what kinds of nifty Disney shapes I can cut! I've seen Cinderella's coach (Cinderella is a popular wedding theme apparently and not only for Disney-philes!) I've seen leaves and trees and shells and Mickey Heads.
I'm pretty sure I'll be adding more to this list... in the meantime, my Cricut is chirping for me to come play.