I was very excited when the Yudu Cardshop aired on HSN. It was a matter of minutes before deciding to add it to my crafting tool collection. As soon as it arrived I got to work experimenting with my new toy. This was a complete departure from my experience with the regular Yudu. That particular machine sat untouched in the box for months and months before I ever got the courage to try it out. And even after having it for a solid 6-7 months, I've only used it to make two t-shirts. Thank goodness I used my Cricut reward points to pay for it. The Yudu Cardshop seems much less intimidating to me. Perhaps it's because I know there are premade screens to make things easier. This card was made using the birdcage screen that came with the machine. And of course it's dolled up with stickles and a couple of irock gems.
After mastering the use of the preprinted screen, I decided to give it a go with the blank screen and some adhesive vinyl. I've included some pics to help you with this process.
Here's the finished product!
STEP #1 - Cut the image you like on adhesive vinyl. If you're doing a word or design that is not symmetrical, you'll have to cut it in the flip mode. Just enter your word/design on the Cricut keypad and hit the "flip" button before cutting. The settings I use for vinyl are Blade: 5, Pressure 3/Medium, Speed 3/Medium.