Day 4: Marquee Love

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Welcome to day 4!! Today, I want to show you some of my absolute favorite shapes that I think are under appreciated, but that have soooooo much potential!

If you have been to my blog, you know that I absolutely love stamping! I love stamping so much that I decided to start designing my own stamps!! So I try to find shapes on my Cricut cartridges that I can use with my stamping. And believe me, there are plenty of these marquee type shapes on the Cricut cartridges.

So today, I want to focus on the most recent marquee shapes that I have used.

My secret for using a marquee shape:

  • When choosing your size for your marquee shape, measure your stamp first. I usually cut my white cardstock marquee shape a half an inch to an inch taller than my stamp.
  • Then I use the exact same button to make the matted layer .25inch or .5inches taller than the white layer.  It sounds complicated all written out like that, but try it and see! You will love the results. 🙂
  • I usually make sure that the Real Dial Size button is turned ON (and lit up).

Now for the examples!

Here is one of my favorite shapes from the Martha Stewart Elegant Cake Art cartridge:


And here are two of my absolute most FAVORITE marquee shapes ever!! Both of the shapes below are from the Martha Stewart All Occasions Cake Art cartridge.

Oh yeah, and those stamps are from SP and Company, in a set called Rain Boots.

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31 thoughts on “Day 4: Marquee Love

  1. I think you’ve just convinced me that I need the MS cake cartridges, even though I don’t have the Cricut Cake! LOL I’ve been eyeing them…I think you have convinced me now! TFS!

  2. I’ve been thinking of getting one of those cartridges. I’m having a hard time deciding but I’m leaning towards MS Elegant Cake Art if I can find it at a decent price. Cute cards!

  3. Got up this morning thinking that I would have to wait till after work to see Day 4 but you just put it on. Hooray for me!!!! I love your cards and I love your blogs!!!

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