Monday, February 8, 2010

Christmas Gifts 2009 My Cricut Wordle

Welcome to my blog.

This is my first blog post, so please bear with me. I wanted to share with you the gifts that I made with my Cricut for Christmas 2009.

I made my version of a Wordle , but made it with my Cricut and CDS (Cricut Design Studio) . The first one is a 12x24 that I created for my Grandmother who will be 85 this May and it has the word Family in the center with her name and Grandpa's surrounded by all the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren's names. This was a challenge and I made the mistake of using heavy watercolor paper which I had used a metallic gold stamp pad to highlight the texture of the paper. The problem with using this paper was that it was so thick that the fine details did not cut well and of course I had welded the whole thing so it was a bear to get off the mat without tearing. I used the Stone Script font and it was just to delicate for this application but I'd already jumped in with both feet so I changed it up for the remaining ones. My beautiful daughter Rachel helped to glue it down and it is by no means perfect or straight but Grandma Bernie loved it and it is proudly hanging in her living room.

When I did the second one I used just a good heavy cardstock and of course it was smaller but I did not weld the names together in CDS and just glued them down next to each other and it turned out much better. Mom loved it, although she wasn't surprised since we had already been to Christmas at Gram's house before she got hers.

Hope you enjoy them. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Happy Scrapping,
Theresa (whose husband calls her Gracie)

PS Answering a comment: For the second one I used a heavy textured cardstock and again used the gold ink to highlight the texture (which doesn't show up very well in the photo) and then the black background cardstock is also textured and has a bit of the gold ink on. In person it is has a great depth. I am working on creating something similiar for my family that includes a little glass etching on the frame for some depth. I will post when it is finished.


  1. I'm just testing the comment feature since Tracy was kind enough to let me know it wasnt' working.

  2. Hi Gracie! Nice first post and welcome to the bloggin world!

  3. I love your idea ... so creative!!!!

  4. I love it, my Mother-in-law is 92 yrs, I would love to make this for her. You did an awesome job. I like the one that wasn't welded. Is that all just cardstock??? then framed???
    Thanks for sharing

  5. It turned out great....and congrats on your first blog post!

  6. Gracie I love your family words...I think I might try that for my mom for mothers day.

  7. This is a really nice idea, I may try it myself

  8. Thats cool I think this would be a great way to make your own background paper for LOs too. TFS!!!

  9. I love your idea and I can see it would be so loved by your Gran and Mother!
    Thanks for sharing and I will follow your blog

  10. Thanks for the sweet comments ladies and thanks for following.


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