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USE WHAT YOU HAVE – VINTAGE CRICUT – Episode 3 – SHADOW BLACKOUT

USE WHAT YOU HAVE – VINTAGE CRICUT – SHADOW BLACKOUT –
You won’t believe what you can make with your first edition Cricut machine (or any electric die cutting machine) and the “shadow blackout” feature! Be inspired as the “Vintage Cricut” Series continues with Part 3! 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 the SHADOW BLACKOUT feature on your machine!
Watch the video HERE:

CREATE MASKS BY CUTTING THE “SHADOW BLACKOUT” FROM VINYL – Stick the vinyl mask over an area and ink or paint over top. Remove the vinyl to reveal a clean space in a shape that matches your project. Use the clean area to stamp inside, journal, or even adhere the coordinating-smaller-cut-shape.

Cut vinyl masks with the “shadow blackout” feature and then create cool projects.
Another card made with a vinyl mask cut from the Cricut.

JOURNAL TAGS – Perfect for scrapbook layouts, the “shadow blackout” shapes can be stamped with a journaling stamp, or even cut out from pre-lined journaling cardstock!

Use your Cricut to cut shapes from journal paper, or cut from plain cardstock and stamp with a journal stamp.
Perfect journal tags cut from a Cricut shape!

MINI BOOKS – Use heavy cardstock or even acetate sheets to cut “shadow blackout” shapes for a unique mini-book!

I used my Cricut to cut house shapes with the “shadow blackout” feature, then turned them into a mini book.

TAG SWATCHES FOR INKS – Cut several “shadow blackout” shapes from white cardstock, watercolor paper, yupo paper, etc. Swatch colors on them, punch a hole, and hang together on a ring.

I used my Cricut to cut tag shapes for Gelato color swatches.

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!

Did you miss the other posts in this series? Check them out HERE:

USE WHAT YOU HAVE – VINTAGE CRICUT – STACKING

USE WHAT YOU HAVE – VINTAGE CRICUT – PATTERNED PAPER

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