Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is to make a project featuring "Cool Treats." Our sponsor for this week is CRI-Kits and they are providing a Pen Kit and Holder for this weeks winner! That is a pretty amazing prize -I know this from personal experience. I used the Regular and Neon Pen Kit to make my project this week and it was super easy and a lot of fun!
I used the Cricut Imagine cartridge, Better Together for this layout. I combined graphics from page 18 and 22 and used a small hole punch to make the scoops of ice cream. The talk bubbles came from Graphically Speaking.
The photos were modified in Instagram using the "Rise" filter. I wanted to capture the feelings I had about summer when I was a kid. We used to pile into my dad's station wagon and drive down to Thrifty to get their cylinder shaped ice cream scoops on a sugar cone. As I recall, a single was $.75, a double was a $1.15 and a triple was $1.50. Maybe even less, but definitely not more. I thought the "Rise" filter made the photos look like the pictures my mom took with her old Kodak when I was little. It was the kind of camera that you wound in between each picture.
I loved using the CRI-Kit pens to write the dialogue for this layout. They were easy to install and I didn't have any trouble with smears and smudges.
The rule of thumb is always do your cutting first and writing second. Also, when switching out your blade for a pen and vice versa, always slip a piece of scratch paper under the carriage so you don't accidentally draw on your project. Give them a try - they make a really nice addition to your Cricut arsenal!