Thursday, September 17, 2009

On the way to Italy...

If you read my blog regularly, you probably remember that I was trying to decide what to do about my daily blog posts while we are on vacation in Italy. I made a resolution to post at least once every day in 2009 and the record is unbroken so far. I have set up something that I hope will be fun for you -with a little luck this will work (!)

So my clue from yesterday's post - AFADWIAA - means "A File A Day While I Am Away" (don't ask me how to pronounce it). All you need to play along is any Cricut machine, Design Studio and the "Wedding" Cricut Solutions cartridge.

This screen shot shows the single element we will be using - in a variety of combinations and using some Design Studio magic to get completely different looks.

Here is the element cut out in a size suitable for an A2 card.

I will be back on the 28th of September (and I will be trying to check in with a few posts from the road with my Gypsy) so there will be a total of 12 files. I will post the first one today just to get things going.

The posts are short and sweet with a photo and the file each day. I have used solid cardstock and no embellishments for the test cuts - consider these a base to begin your own creations. I'd love to see what you make - especially if you complete the whole series.

Don't forget to watch the Cricut Gypsy World Launch on HSN on September 24th.
It starts at 12:01 a.m. Eastern (that will be 6:01 a.m. in Italy - maybe I will be able to see it online).

Here is variation #1 - just a few hidden contours.

A File A Day - Card 1


  1. Have a great time CAP! Is weird that I will miss you. Glad you got your gypsy to play with with. Have a wonderful time. See ya when you get back. {{hugs}}

  2. Ohh have a great vacation :) enjoy the fresh food!!
    Pooh, I don't have the wedding cart, so I can't play. But I sure enjoyed myself at class yesterday!! my first book is cut and needs to be assemnbled ;)

  3. Enjoy your trip. I know you will enjoy the gypsy on the trip, but most of all enjoy all the beautiful scenery and fun things to do.

  4. Hello Diane, I enjoy your vacation! Be sure to take lots of pics for us to see! I don't have the wedding cart so I can't play along but I will be here daily to see what you have posted. Take care!




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