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Use What You Have – Vintage Cricut – STACKING

USE WHAT YOU HAVE – VINTAGE CRICUT – STACKING

When a product is well-made, it is made to last! Use what you have, and get more out of your “vintage” Cricut machine with these craft hacks!
Just a quick note that this “Vintage Cricut” Series is not meant to be a how-to series for learning to use your Cricut machine. The series is meant to give you inspiration for ways to use the CUTS you have made with your Cricut. Even if your machine is an older model, the tips and tricks in this series are timeless. Also, this post contains affiliate links.

Today’s tips are all about STACKING for dimension and interest.
Watch the video HERE:


1. Stack fonts to create dimension.
Mimic the look of chipboard just by stacking! Use one of the following methods for perfect results every time:

Use liquid glue OR use an adhesive sheet or sticker maker (like the Xyron – 3 Inch Disposable Sticker Maker) ALONG WITH some Un-Du Adhesive Remover.
Xyron 3 in. Disposable Sticker Maker

2. Stack shapes in monotone colors to mimic embossing.
Try using this same technique with your steel ruled dies or hand punches, too!

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Cricut Maker + Everything Materials Bundle, Champagne
3. Stack complimentary images as part of the background.
This cute monkey card was created with the “Cute Critter” Cricut Cartridge. Here, the bananas are stacked and created as part of the background, while the monkey serves as the focal image.

4. Stack fonts, shapes or graphics on both sides of a window card.
Stacking on the inside and outside of a window card gives the card a nice, finished look (especially on the inside).

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Xyron Creative Station Lite MachineUN-DU Adhesive Remover -  4oz Bottle

Thank you for looking! Please share with your crafty Cricut friends! And stay tuned for more tips and tricks in this “Vintage Cricut” series! Don’t forget to follow the Sandpaper Road blog so you never miss a post!

Learn more about Un-Du Adhesive Remover in my product test blog post HERE:

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