You are invited to share with me the Joy there is in creating Art. I mean the "I can do it" and "it's fun" and "it's beautiful" kind of art, whether it is "museum quality" or not. Here you will find some of what I like to do and, I hope, share some of your joy, too.

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Exploring Cricut Two-Cut Challenge

Hello, again.  Today I have a card for back-to-school that used the Cricut Best of 2007 cartridge and the My Community Cartridge.
The original blackboard had 3 layers, the first one with letters cut out to say "first day of school".  I left that layer out, made the shadow layer white and put the black on top, then wrote with a white pen.  The pencil came from the My Community cartridge.  To get different colors it would have to be cut out multiple times.  Instead, I cut some parts in white and colored them with marker.  The alphabet paper worked great as a background.

Join our challenge this week by using at least two cricut cuts on a card, layout, or paper project and enter it at Exploring Cricut.  Hope to see you there.

Happy creating.
Rae Ann


  1. I love this card and the chalkboard is so cute! Another fabulous job Rae Ann!

  2. Wonderful back to school card!! Love the chalkboard, the pencil and the stack of books!! :)

  3. What a great back to school card-great tip about using markers!

  4. Love the images you chose! Thanks for reminding me of the great cuts available on those cartridges. Love that chalkboard idea too.

  5. Great idea about using the markers to color in on the white-I forget I can do this ! Super cute :)