Friday, October 22, 2010

Cream of the Crop Layout

Good morning my Fantabulous Friday Friends!!!,
Welcome to another Fantabulous Friday! I am the Girl Friday at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. Please be sure to hop over there and check out my complete Friday post: HERE.
Today I am changing gears just a bit. For the last two weeks I have been focusing on a particular cartridge. But today, I am going to post on a particular “image” or cut. I was working on a project with a Fall-Halloween theme. I was looking for a Crow.
crow cricut cartridge cuts by melin-400



So, I went to my Gypsy to do a search of what cuts were available. So here is what I came up with.

Here is a cut from October 31st Cartridge
crow from october 31 jpg
Here is a cut from the Cupcake Wrappers Cartridge
crow from cupcake wrappersjpg
While both of these are fine, neither was what I was looking for…so the hunt was on! I began doing a search on the net. I was looking for an SVG file that I could use to cut with my Cricut. For those of you that are unfamiliar with what an SVG is: it is a file format that allows you to use your Cricut along with a third party software to cut the file-die cut. I found a couple of freebies.
This project which features a FREE set from Deena Rutter has a couple of crows in it.

deenarutter project
You can go to the FANTABULOUS CRICUT CHALLENGE BLOG to get the download for this set. While this was also really nice, it wasn’t exactly what I was looking for.



Here is a project she made using them. This was her challenge project for this week. Be sure to take a look at the rest of the wonderful designs and join the challenge: You Can go HERE for the challenge.
kandrewfallchallenge



I then decided to work on making some up: I made this cutting file set: I called it the Crow Trio. You can get details and purchase it at PaperCraftingWorld.com
crow trio-500
And then I made this cutting file set, I called this one Crows, Silly Crows. You can purchase this set at Page-Kits.com as well: CLICK HERE


Then I made this set: This one I called, Cream of the Crop-Crows. This one isn’t available for sale….yet. But hopefully it will be processed in the next few days. You can check out the link for it though: HERE
cream of the crop crows-500
So while on my Crow making frenzy, I made this little crow using my Cricut and some of the Cricut cuts (sorry, I don’t have a pattern for him…yet).
crow cricut cartridge cuts by melin-400
I did make this kit with some of the Cream of the Crop Crows. It is available in limited quantity at Page-Kits.com: HERE
cream of the crop 500
Last but not least, I made this quick and cute little crow.
cwc mb crow1-500j
You can download the FREE cutting file HERE.
Available formats: AI, DXF, GSD, KNK, MTC, SVG, SCUT(scal 2.0) and WPC. It’s Available FREE only through Sunday evening, October 24th, ‘10
Well, I guess that’s it for today.

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Have a FANTABULOUS FRIDAY….Melin

6 comments:

Caroline said...

WOW! that's quite a "murder of crows" you have there! just gorgeous! Thanks for the freebie!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Cat(s)/Dog(s)/Bear/Bird/Butterfly/Any other Animal Theme post on Oct. 22, 2010. Thanks again.

lilred said...

I love your little crow (I will keep checking to see when he becomes available to buy.) and your cream of the crop crows and your freebie crow. I think they are so cute.

GabyCreates.com said...

You have done an AMAZING job!!! Tremendous talent!! I wanted to post early this morning, but I cannot from work!!
I couldn't go to bed without letting you know that you did a marvelous job!!! and that I wanted to run home and figure out how you created the Cricut Crow.... Preserves for the head, mhhhh, I have some thinking to do...
Gaby

Anna said...

As always an awesome job!!! Thank you so much for the file.

Lisa Avolio said...

What a lot of choices! I think your freebie is my favorite, though. Thanks!