Cross Made with Sabor Papel's Amor Collection

Cross Made with Sabor Papel's Amor Collection
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Using Cricut Explore with Sabor Papel Collections

Hola and welcome back to Tips and Techniques Tuesday!  Sabor Papel has so many supportive followers and talented artistic  customers.  Last week, one of  Sabor's Facebook followers requested more project blog posts that use cutting machines.  Thank you so much Teresa Sanchez for your feedback and this post is for you!!

 I love my Cricut Explore cutting machine for so many reasons, but especially because Sabor Papel's 80 lb card stock cuts so beautifully in this incredible machine.  I do subscribe to CricutAccess on Cricut Design Space and that makes creating a breeze because I have access to so many beautiful designs to use.  Today, I want to share with you my tips and techniques when I am creating a project with my Cricut Explore and Sabor Papel's beautiful paper collections.

 Supplies Used:
Plain Card Stock in light purple color tone
removable scotch tape to hold the paper in place on the circuit mat
purple powder ink
bone folder
liquid glue with fine tip
Cricut Explore cutting machine
Cricut spatula and pick tools
Cricut Score tool
Cricut green cutting mat
Ipad to access my Cricut Design Space Account

I found this project while browsing on the projects pages of Cricut Design Space. Click here to browse the Cricut Design Space project page where this one is located.

 After choosing the customize button on the project page,  I was able to see it on the design project mat.  I chose not to resize the images as they were perfect for a 12 x 12 piece of card stock.  This project calls for the score tool to be inserted into its clamp, so I made sure I did that.

Before sending the image to be cut, I adjusted the Smart Set Dial to Custom as shown in the photo above.   This prompts me on the design space screen to  choose  a custom material setting.  I always choose the "Cardstock, Intricate Cuts 0.27mm" Material setting.  I find this works best for Sabor Papel card stock.  Next, I put the cardstock on the cut mat.  I always use a small piece of removable tape to tape down the corners of the paper to provide extra security that the paper won't shift while cutting. 

Once it is finished cutting, I unload the mat and carefully begin lifting the cut paper.  I always use this spatula and lift the paper all around the edges first, then work my way in toward the middle.

 I use the Cricut pic tool to poke out any left over chads.

This amazing machine already scored the project for me, so all I needed to do was fold on the score lines and burnish with my bone folder.  I love this feature of this machine!!

 I applied liquid glue with a fine tip.   A fine tip is a necessary tool when you have intricate cuts that need to be adhered.

The project also cuts the under layer that you see glued to the box in the photo above.  Continue assembling the box according to the directions and then all you have to do is embellish, if desired.

 I chose to embellish the tabs that close the box with rose cutouts from the Sabor Papel Amor collection Cardstock Cutouts and adhered the sentiment cutout  to the side of the box.

 You can even add one of the Amor Cutouts as a gift tag, if you wish.

I am so please with the way this gift box turned out.  The Amor Collection is perfect for this and many other projects you can find in Cricut Design Space.  This project is so versatile and can be used in so many ways.  Can't you see this as a lovely thank you gift sitting on the table at a wedding, a bridal shower, or a birthday or graduation party?  I hope this post has inspired you to use  your cutting machine and Sabor Papel's beautiful collections to create something gorgeous for your next celebration.  Thank you for visiting the blog today and please leave a comment below.  It really helps my blog and I appreciate you visiting today.

Love and Blessings,


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