Thursday, February 19, 2009

acrylic cutting!

I stopped at a wonderful scrap shop on my way home from Omaha today, called Precious Treasures. What a fun store! They had just gotten in the new Cosmo Cricket line, Girl Friday, and I HAD to pick some up. This has to be the most fun retro mod paper around! If you haven't seen it yet go check it out at They have several new lines out that are sure to please!

Getting back on track with the topic here...

While I was at PT I found a stack of acrylic sheets. I had noticed that the store had die cut some custom albums, and decided to try to cut the sheets with my Cricut Expression. It cuts! How cool is that? I used my standard test cut turtles and played with the different blades, depths, and machine settings. I found that having either a roland 60 degree blade, or the cricut deep cut blade in the green housing worked best. I set the pressure at max, blade at 6, multicut at 4 and speed at 4. This will NOT cut clean through the acrylic, but it WILL give you a usable cut. You do need to find a flat edge and bend it so the bottom side of the cut is outward until it snaps, then you can start pulling the excess off the cut. It will come right out. I will have to make a video later to show how to do this.
YAY ACRYLIC! I think I will try the sunshine album next!


  1. Sarah-
    This is awesome!!!!! You are just AMAZING on what you come up with!!!

    I also want to say, thanks to your customer on the remember me book. I had the paper on that book both from the LSS a while ago & in a stack from HL with Glitter. I never thought to use it like that!!

    Jenny Janus

  2. that store is so crowded! lol.. it is also up for sale. :(

  3. PT is for sale?? When did they do that?? I agree it is very crowded, but it's a fun store (as long as the kids are at home)

  4. I love your wordbooks, but I especially love this little turtle album. I have got to make something like this for my baby girl to carry around!!!