The Cricut is an electronic cartridge cutting system. By using specialized cartridges the Cricut cuts letters, numbers and shapes. The Cricut will cut the exact dimensions for the size of each of these items based on inches. Each cartridge contains letters that can be used as upper or lowercase. The Cricut Expression is sold with the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. This cartridge can be used to create a variety of craft projects.
The Plantin Schoolbook cartridge can save you money purchasing bulletin supplies. Using this cartridge, cut uppercase and lowercase letters to use for the title or phrase of your bulletin board. Attach your letters to the bulletin board with staples or pins. If your bulletin board has a central theme, cut shapes or symbols that revolve around the same theme. This cartridge includes simple shapes like flowers, apples, stars, or leaves. Using a different color of paper than the background of your bulletin board you can even use this same cartridge to cut a bulletin board border. Simply enter the dimensions of the border yinto the machine. Then assemble the border on the edge of your bulletin board.
Using the Plantin cartridge, you can create a central party theme to any party you host. Simply buy patterned paper that reflects your theme. Use this paper to create gift bags, cards, envelopes, signs, or place cards for your guests. To create a card and envelope for your party, load yourthemed paper into the Cricut and enter the height of your card and envelope in inches. Once these items are cut, fold the letter in half to create your card. Use rubber cement or craft glue to glue together your envelope. Decorate the cards by cutting shapes or letters for your card.
Use your Plantin cartridge to create a gift card with a piece of decorative paper. Press the key you would like to use for your tag along with the dimension of how long the tag should be The Cricut will cut the tag to this exact dimension. Simply write your message on the tag and use ribbon or string to attach the tag to your gift.