Saturday, March 17, 2012

How to Make a Shamrock Using Cricut Craft Room Software

It was my job yesterday to play the role of leprechaun in kindergarten yesterday (so much fun!).   I wanted to scatter some paper shamrocks around the classroom, but alas, I do not own any Cricut shamrock images.  So, about 30 minutes before I had to be to the school, I remembered I could create one using Cricut Craft Room software.  Here's how I did it: 

Using the free Cricut Craft Room Basics digital cartridge, drag 3 Heart (shift) and one ( (shift) to the cutting mat. 
 Rotate one heart 90 degrees, and rotate another heart 270 degrees.  Drag each image across the screen until you create a shamrock.   The shapes will automatically weld together.

Next, group the three hearts and parenthesis together to make one shamrock.  Create a box around the newly created shamrock, right click and select Group.  Now you can click and drag the entire shamrock.  This will also allow you to resize and copy/paste the shamrock. 

When you are done, your little shamrocks should look like this:

Have a fun and safe St. Patrick's Day!

-Amanda

1 comment:

  1. That is awesome I was looking for one there and never thought of this. TFS

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