Friday, July 22, 2011

Vertical organization for my mats and vinyl

I reorganized my cutting supplies  with the RackIt vertical hanging file folder rack.
Now I have my cutting materials in easy to find files.
I used legal size hanging file folders because they are cheap and worked well for the mats. The 12 x 24 mats are up and out of the way now, but easy to get at.  The 6" of space is just enough but I might put another one for projects next to this one in the future.

Happy Crafting!

Cowgirl up!

A friend asked me how the Cricut did at cutting leather...
I had no clue so we found out:
  1. You need a clean new mat for leather
  2. Use a new blade
  3. Not all leather is created the same, some cuts better than others
  4. Go slow and use multi cutting - starting at min and work up in depth
  5. Rubber cement works to hold it down and rubs off well, I haven't used rubber cement for ages.
It worked for this anyway!!
Finished pictures to come because cutting was only one step, now she is sewing these onto the chaps.
I didn't know you could buy pretty leathers...