Monday, January 20, 2014

Snowman fun with Artbooking

I was playing one day with my Artbooking Cricut cartridge (click here to see all the shapes) and click here for pricing

I had seen a very cute snowman made from punches on pinterest (see end of this post)  and thought I could create something similar from the Close To My Heart Artbooking Cartridge... 

This is what I came up with:  The snowman on the right is most similar to the pinterest snowman...
I made 3 different snowman sizes... just because I could... You can't do that with punches though!

I love the versatility of a die cutter... I really don't have time to sit and play with punches all day trying to find one that will work.  I like that all the snowman parts (for the snowman on the left) can be found on one key of the Artobooking Cartridge. 

I actually made THREE different sized snowmen BUT you'll have to wait till tomorrow to see how I used snowman #3 in a project... and it's CUUUTTTEEE!  Love it.

In the meantime... take a peek at my pinspiration...

.Isn't this snowman adorable... I think you can click the photo to go to the website... I do not take credit at all- this was just the inspiration for my snowmen.  As a side note... I added all the punch/ die cut prices I could find and it came to: $80.75 before shipping and tax.  That doesn't include the 3/16 circle or broom.  Those items would likely bring it up to about $100.

If you already own a Cricut- but not the Artbooking cartridge... the $99 would be a GREAT investment when you consider that not only can you create a cute snowman BUT you can make it in a multitude of sizes AND you still have well over 600 other images besides the snowman pieces... just some food for thought if you're in the market for some great die cutting options. 

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