When I first purchased my Cricut Expression, I was pleased as punch to find out that I could create 12 inch borders for my scrapbook pages. One of the first layouts I attempted with my new machine was a border feature on the Pp aer Pups cart(SOON TO RETIRE). I wanted to create a series of paw prints walking along the bottom of my layout, from one end to the other, so I pulled out my 12 x 12 mat and entered the magic code on the keypad overlay...only to find out that borders set to 12" cut at 11.5" :(
I dashed to Joann's and picked up a 12 x 24" mat and tried the magic code again on the keypad overlay; this time, I did get a 12" border, but the paw prints were huge and there was no way to weld them together. Once design studio launched, the feature was possible, but I hated lugging my Cricut to my computer, hooking it up, designing the measly strip and lugging it all back again to assemble my layout.
With my Gypsy, the whole process can be done in a snap! If you are like me, you likely have a very similar story to share about your 12" border-woes, but after viewing today's E-Entree, you too will be whipping up a strip here or there! :)
I've been obsessed with this Create A Critter cart since it first arrived and I have made at least 15 projects with it...mostly layouts, so I knew it would be my go-to cart for this project. For the border itself, however I chose to use Give A Hoot because of the myriad of choices using its border feature. Enjoy, friends and don't forget we all love comments and subscriptions! ;)
Here is a quick peak and the completed layout:
Hugs and HOOTS,