Saturday, June 13, 2009

Lyrical Letters with Design Studio

Today was Graduation Day for our local high school. Several of our young friends graduated and this weekend is very busy with parties and celebrations. I also need to do some serious tidying in my studio - there are very few horizontal surfaces that are clear to work on right now. It seems like things are conspiring to keep me from having time to do some designing with the newly added cartridges in Design Studio.

I did have a little time to try out "Lyrical Letters" and there is so much on this cartridge that will work well in design studio. Here are just a couple of quick examples.

The Lyrical Letters "connected" font welds beautifully as you can see in the example above. I think this is one of my favorites of all the fonts available in the cartridges.

You may remember these cards - I made them "the old fashioned way," using the Cricut without the computer. I particularly like the design on the card on the left and I now can use it in Design Studio and make lots of variations. Here is my first trial cut. I did a number of different designs on the computer but this is the only one I had time to test cut,

I cut this design in a pearlescent card stock and I did have a bit of trouble with the blade lifting the paper and snagging when I used multi cut. I had cut some glitter card stock earlier today with multi cut and I forgot to change the menu option back - you do have to remember to change this in the preferences menu to "Multi Cut - Off (Default).

I hope you have had a chance to update your software so you can have some fun working with the new cartridges. We have another party to attend tomorrow, but I should be able to find some time to test more designs to share with you later in the day.

(If any of you are wondering, the concert last night was great - we saw a group called "Pink Martini" - they do a very eclectic mix of music styles and are all incredibly talented musicians. Here is a LINK to their website if you want to find out more about them).


  1. Oh Diane I love the way you put this together--gorgeous as usual. If you happen to want to donate a Lyrical Letters cartridge to my cause... ;)

    Thanks for always sharing such lovely creations, and thank you for your wonderful tutorials.

    --Gracie from Imagine That, formerly Everything Cricut.

  2. Diane, thanks for sharing the cards made with Lyrical Letters. I have this but have not used the cart yet. Marjorie

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