Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Black Cat Cougar! - My new cutter

I recently purchased an 18 inch Black Cat Cougar and I have to tell you I am BLOWN away with it. I have been playing with it a little here and there since it arrived a few weeks ago. It definitely has a bit of a learning curve to it but oh my goodness what a sweet, sweet machine!  Check out Thyme Graphics for details about this incredible machine.

I found this shirt at my local Wal-Mart and had to have it! I struggled finding a name for her but then decided it would be based on this shirt

-- so her name is now  


Here are a couple of projects I have done so far with her -- I have not had a lot of time to play but once I get moved that will hopefully change.

My first accurate Print and Cut -- the numbers are my settings, please ignore those LOL

I made this glass block for my granddaughter - it was amazing how easy the vinyl cut - it was truly a dream cut! The coloring of the glass blocks was done with two different alcohol inks, very cool idea - a nice change from glass etching.

Birthday card for my granddaughter - the cherry blossom branch and flowers are from SVGCuts

This was my first true cut on my Cougar. I have loved these bookmarks for a while but could never get them to cut correctly on my previous machine (the E). These files are found free on the MTC Gallery


  1. Oh your projects are AWESOME girl!!! And LOVE the name on her!!!!!! BTW......if you have sharpies....you could color your metal with those...they're alcohol based!!!! ;)

  2. I do have sharpies!!! LOTS LOL! Thank you, that will be my coloring trick after I get some metal and try out the embossing! Thanks Penny! You are always such an inspiration!

  3. I recently acquired a Black Cat Cougar. The problem is that I have absolutely no idea how to use it. I have no user manual or software. I know nothing. Can you please help me?



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