Monday, November 19, 2012

Sailboat Baby Shower Invite

Hi Crafters,
I would like to take a moment to recognize one of my long-time craft tools that gets little recognition from me.  It has survived 4 years of college, my wedding (save the dates, invites, programs), the bffs wedding (programs, place cards, and guest book), and countless baby and bridal showers.  It is my beloved printer.  My HP all in one ink jet printer, it was a birthday gift my senior year of high school, and was supposed to carry me through my college career.  I have put it through the ringer!  I have gotten my $100.00 out of it, that's for sure!

This shower invite though put it through a whole new experience!  Cut and print with the cricut.

I knew the triangles would be tricky to print then cut out.  I have done the print and cut before and it's a pretty tedious task needless to say.  I had also seen bloggers run their cricut cuts through their printer.  I have to say that I always thought I wouldn't be able to do this with my trusty old printer because it was bottom feeding (the paper sits in the bottom tray and it pulls it up through the rollers flips it over and prints).  Ye of little faith--I should have believed it was up for the task!  

I first printed the information on a piece of regular computer paper.  I took the cricut cut outs (in my case the sails) and using ATG adhesive attached them over the sentiment that was printed on the computer paper.  Make sure to line everything up carefully and nice and straight.  I am also planning on investing in some re-positional  adhesive for the next time I do this project, the ATG tape was a wee bit strong.  I used my multi-purpose tool from Creative Memories to carefully remove the sails once they were printed.  This was not full proof and I did have several  I had to throw away because the rollers bent them or printed incorrectly.

Here's a few sails once the information was printed on them prior to removing them for the final placement.  I did have to put a fresh layer of adhesive on them when attaching them to the boat.  The sailboat is from B is for Boy.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,


  1. Thanks for explaining how you were able to make this work!

  2. Neat looking sails! I love how my printer has helped with some of my sentiments too.

    STay Creative,
    Carson's Creations

  3. What a great idea. I always wondered how people did this. Thanks for explaining.