So far, I've not been overly thrilled with the Cricut but I'm not throwing in the towel. I decided to make some ornaments tonight.
Here is what I started with:
1 sheet of holiday scrap book paper, double sided
1 sheet of white paper
Grommets and tools to go with them
Step 1 - Cut 3 strips of of the craft paper per ornament.
Step 2 - Cut bird shapes with the Cricut, but you could do anything really. With the Cricut or without. You could grab any of the precut shapes in the craft section of your favorite store.
Step 3 -Assemble the birds.
Step 4 - Place a grommet in the top of the bird...
And I actually made a mistake with this step and had to go back and remake the birds... I put the grommet hole in the wrong spot so the birds hung funny... See:
This is how I wanted them to hang:
Step 5 - Punch holes in the top, bottom and middle of the strips of paper.
Step 6 - Lay 3 of the strips of paper criss-cross on top of one of the brads and then lay the string for the bird on top.
Step 6 - Open the brad to secure the 3 strips of paper and bird together.
Step 7 - Bring the strips of paper around to the top and then poke the 2nd brad through the wholes and secure.
Step 8 - Attach a string to the top and you're done!