Friday, December 2, 2011

Reindeer Games - Tag you're it!

Good Day.  I hope you are all doing well and staying warm.  It has been unusually cold here for Georgia.  If I am sitting still, I have my blanket on my lap and feet. 

I have a cute little Reindeer tag to share with you today.  I used my Cricut  Expression, with the Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge to cut the shape. They were easy to design in the Cricut craft room where I welded two of the deer together at the antlers to make a gift tag.

Aren't they cute?

I am loving their craft room.  I had been using their Design Studio software for sometime now, and the craft room works pretty much the same as the software.  However, there are some pluses with the craft room.  

#1 it is free to join
#2 you can use it to design anywhere and anytime with an Internet connection
#3 you can save your cartridges as favorites in the library so you will always know which you have
#4 while you cannot cut from cartridges you don't own, you can view and design with all of them and have a good idea of what it can do before you buy
#5 you will have access to digital images you can't purchase elsewhere

You are limited to cutting on two registered devices, but I would think this would be sufficient for most crafters.  Myself, I only use my desktop computer with my Cricut machines.  However, I could easily authorize my laptop, and then I could potentially design and cut anywhere.

Reindeer Tags with googley eyes

Four tags fit easily onto a piece of 12 x 12 kraft card stock.  I then used Pebbles chalk to add dimension to the front of the cards.  Brown chalk for the body and black chalk for the antlers and hoofs. I chalked in  shadows to create the legs.  A bell was tied around their necks with red DMC embroidery floss.  A red glass bead was glued on for a nose. The finishing touch was the googley eye.  It really added to the tag.

Close up of Reindeer.  Love the eyes, nose and bell.
Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed my project.  Keep warm and have a wonderful day!

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