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!
Even if your machine is an older model, the tips and tricks in this series are timeless.

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 Sticker Maker) ALONG WITH some Un-Du Adhesive Remover.

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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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).


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!

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