Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It's Fun To Have Friends That Design Products....

Especially when they send you one to try out before anyone else :-)

Amy from Chomas Creations has done it AGAIN! Now there is an ENGRAVING tip for the Cricut. Oh, what fun I had walking through the craft store finding things I wanted to try with this. You will see a few projects over the next week or two with this tip. Amy, you have a WINNER!

First up--Engraving on a Mirror with the Cricut, who would have guessed!

  I found mirror sheets by Darice at Joann's. There is one sheet per package for a pretty reasonable price. I thought, what the heck! It worked!! This was the easiest project you could possibly think of. My mind is going crazy with all the possibilities with this material and the Engraving Tip.
The mirror has a paper type backing on the back so I just placed it right down on the Cricut mat with no extra adhesive needed. The mirror is not a plastic cheap type of mirror. It is an actual mirror. It comes with a thin covering on it that you have to peel off. Please excuse the dust particles and the smudges in the left hand corner of the frame….I was having a total static problem, LOL!
So, the hard part—no not the Engraving Tip—that is SUPER easy! Getting a good picture when it is a mirror—that is the hard part! I made the file in my Gypsy. I knew I had a 5” x 7” frame so I made a 5” x 7” rectangle around my design. That will help me out later. I did not do multi-cut with this. One time through gave me beautiful results!
Remember the 5” x 7” line I made? Well I just used a ruler and knife to cut it into a perfect rectangle to fit on my frame. I didn’t put the mirror inside the frame, but rather adhered it right to the front of the glass of the frame. Once again, very hard to get a good picture with my reflection in it…..

This is probably the best picture I could get. The frame is absolutely beautiful. Pictures just do not do it justice. This would be an incredible present to give someone for the Holiday’s.
Total for the project: under $10.


  1. I just came from Amy's blog, I have to say WOW this is amazing and beautiful. Can't wait to see what else you come up with.

  2. OMG, this is just FABULOUS, Maria! And here I thought I might be able to pass up an engraving tip. silly me! xxD

  3. Absolutely gorgeous. I may have to break down and get me an enraving tip!!!Thanks for sharing this great idea.

  4. WOW this is TRULY fabulous! Speaking of enablers = you are making me want to try this!!! And.... unlike my post, yours was readable. I think I must have been half asleep when I typed today's post last night.... soooo many typos. *embarrassed*

    Have a wonderful day - it is 24 this morning!!! :-)

  5. This is awesome, Maria! Now I really want an engraving tip :) TFS!

  6. I wanted to come comment to Maria, even though you know I love it aleady! I'm still amazed! Can't wait to show off the other projects!


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