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Bless This Home – SCAL SCUT File for Home Decor

It’s no wonder I’m obsessed with my Cricut!  The darn thing does everything but the dishes!!!

Not only have I done some really cool cards for my very special Valentines, but this weekend, despite having a fever of over 101 degrees, I finally finished the vinyl lettering to go over my back door in the kitchen. 

Bless This Home

Fever? What fever?

When I say finally, you have to understand that I’ve had the scut files completed for some time, but what I didn’t have, and what I really needed, was a 12×24 mat.  And, being the total cheapskate that I sometimes am, I was waiting until I could find them on sale (thank you, Joann.com!).

They arrived early last week, but due to other committments, I couldn’t get around to actually cutting the vinyl.  Then Wednesday night, the virus set in.  No stomach upset (yay!!!) but basically I wallowed around in my fleeciest jammies and a sweater and TWO pairs of very thick socks.  I never wear socks!  I’m the original barefoot contessa!  When I put on socks, you know I’m sick. 

But by Friday I couldn’t stand it a moment longer, and I dragged myself from my deathbed to finish this project.

You have to excuse the fact that the jpeg I included in this post is an extremely-close-to-actual-scale mock up of the beautiful lettering now gracing my back door.  My Canon has still not been repaired, and as of the writing of this post, the techs at Canon have still not ascertained the exact problem with my camera.  Therefore, my technical abilities are somewhat limited at this time. 

Crap.  Crap squared.  Crap cubed.  Crap to the nth degree.

I’ve never been a “the one who dies with the most toys wins” type of person.  But there are a few things I’ve discovered that, while I can live without them, I really really really really don’t want to.  The first one of those things is my computer.  The second is my camera.  The third is my Cricut.

I sort of feel like Steve Martin in The Jerk, wandering around the house saying, “I don’t need anything except this computer and that’s it and that’s the only thing I need, is this computer. I don’t need this or this. Just this computer. And this camera — the computer and the camera and that’s all I need. And this Cricut. The computer, the camera and the Cricut, and that’s all I need. And this vinyl.  The computer, and this vinyl, and the Cricut and the camera. And this paper. The computer, this camera and the Cricut and this paper and that’s all I need. And that’s all I need too. I don’t need one other thing, not one – I need this! The camera, and the glitter markers, and the Cricut, and the vinyl, for sure. Well what are you looking at? What do you think I am, some kind of a jerk or something? And this! And that’s all I need. The computer, the Cricut, the camera, these rhinestone stickers and the glitter markers.”

Anyway, now that I’ve bored you terribly with a really really lousy impersonation of a very funny man in a very funny movie that I haven’t watched in a very long time, I’ll spare you the minute details of how to do the project.  If you’d like the minute details, leave a comment asking for them, and I’ll email you the instructions.

I will tell you that you can download the scut files for the heart scroll here and the wording here

PLEASE NOTE:  The font I used for this project is Inspiration.  Designed by the very talented Rob Leuschke, this is NOT a free font.  I looked high and low in search of something that approximated the style of this font, with no success.  This is truly an original.  What does this mean for you?  It means that if you do not have Inspiration installed on your computer, this scut file will not work for you.  You can purchase the font at http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/typesetit/inspiration/, and, if you do, you’ll be amazed at the number of uses you’ll find for it. 

It’s a as always, Happy Cricuting!!!

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February 9, 2009 at 11:05 pm 12 comments


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