Sunday, September 15, 2013

CRI-kits and MAR-kits Pens are Super, Duper Fun

This week's challenge on the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog
is A,B,C's and 1,2,3's. I decided to use my CRI-kit and MAR-kit pens in conjunction with chipboard letters.  I wanted to create a sort of "old school" look while playing with the A,B,C motif. 

I made a card for my daughter which she *LOVED*!  The design was whimsical enough that it gave me an opportunity to use some of my of the products I have been hoarding like baker's twine, 6 x 6" paper pads and notebook style scrapbooking paper.

This was the first time I had used the font from the Cricut cartridge "Designer's Calendar."  Instead of cutting out my words, I used the Mar-kits to draw them.  Then I went back over the words with a black CRI-kit gel pen to outline each letter.

It took me a minute or two to figure out the nuances of the various font options.  The letters vary in proportions and spacing so I used my gypsy to adjust the kerning and sizes to get the look I wanted.  To keep the script flowing like handwriting, I welded the letters together.

The interior of the card reads "D is for daughter.  I love you my sweet girl... from a to z and back again!"

Click the icon below to purchase a set of CRI-kits and/ or Mar-kits.  They are so easy to use and have a spectacular look on Cricut projects!


  1. Great project, Jilliene! Love how you used both the markers and pens. Such a sweet card for your daughter!

  2. Very cute, I really like how you did the lettering.

  3. A is for awesome card :)

    Have a great week


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  5. Great use of the pens-such an adorable card!