Tuesday, April 6, 2010

My Cricut Expressions Dust Cover

On the Gypsy Message Board the ladies came up with the challenge to use Kerning. I thought long and hard about how to do this, so I went serching for inspiration. I came across a thread about a templete that Custom Crops has on their website to make your own dust covers. I have been wanting one so bad, but I thought $25 was to much (this is the amount I have been seeing all over the place). I could do it myself once I felt motivated enough to actually do it.

With a template it was what I needed to motivate me. I love the colors, Red, White and Black, which matches most of my craft storage and boxes. I have also been waiting for the perfect time to use my Sentimentals Cart. I just love the key!!! So I thought about how can I use the key and make a saying to put on my dust cover, and it just came to me. The key and lock are both fabric which were cut after adhering it to HeatN Bond. The letters were painted on (they are a font from the Storybook Cart). I used my Gypsy to Kern the letters. the first row is at .02, the second is at .04, and the third is at .08. I used the paper as a stencil and then painted with white fabric paint. The dark red, and white dots are actually rhinestones. I never think a project is done until something shine is on it!


Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

Awesome!!! you have found the 3rd way - USe it as stencil. Awesome job. Love it

Lori Apgar said...

Awesome job!! What a cute dust cover! Love the kerning project.

WAM Family said...

Where on Custom Crops did you find the pattern/Template for the Dust cover for the Cricut Expression?


Fairydust said...

Here is the link you can choose from the four templates http://www.customcrops.com/articles.php?tPath=8