Some dingbat fonts cut really well on the Cricut. This little bird is cut from the font DB Forest Friends from Lettering Delights. That font has lots of cute pictures: mushrooms, apples, owls, suns, trees.
To cut these birdies from the font, I opened the SCAL program and used the Text tool, chose DB Forest Friends font from the menu, and typed “p” which gave me the bird picture. I switched to the arrow key, selected the bird, and chose Object, Break Apart. I copied the outline of the body and made it a shadow. I made lots of copies of all the body parts and grouped them together. That way I could make lots of birds at the same time. My mats looked like this:
Now I have lots of cute little birds! I made some tiny 3 x 3 notes, and have plenty left over for other cards or scrapbook pages.
I’ll show you some other cuts from that font soon!