Monday, June 13, 2011

First Card with the Expression 2

Yea! I finally was able to play with my Expression 2 during the last few days! I used the quick start guide, found an image, and made the cut. Everything seemed OK. After a little more playing with different images, the machine would not resize any images. I was so happy to see Christina had a video series on her blog Creations With Christina about the E2. I decided to go through the calibration again and that must have worked because then the images could be resized. Thank you Christina for your excellent videos!
I had a lot of trouble trying to update the machine too--took several hours and before it was completed, an error came up and said I needed to turn it off and restart the E2. After the second attempt for the update goofed again, I turned it off. The next morning, I tried again and succeeded with the updates in a very short time.
Well, not to be outdone, I made a card with my first cut! I chose the shoe on Cricut American Alphabet!!

The white card is 5" x 6 1/2" and layered with purple paper. I used several more layers to bring in the red and purple theme! The shoe and the sentiment are from Cricut American Alphabet which was preloaded on the E2. I embossed the white mat with the Cuttlebug Textile Folder. I added a strip that had been cut with Martha Stewart Layered Arches edge punch. Recollections rhinestones add a little bling to the shoe. Actually, a hole is cut there on the image to see the shadow color, but I chose bling!!

I enjoy my first card using the new machine. Now to play some more!


  1. Wow! After all that and you created an amazing card. Can't wait to see the next one!

  2. Wow, Glenda, this is so gorgeous! The embossing is fabulous! I love shoes, so this is just the perfect card!! :D


  3. Gotta have bling! Love your girlie card. That's quite a heel!

  4. What a great card! I love what I've been seeing of the Cricut American Alphabet cart. Have fun with your E2!!