Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Paper Dolls in Cricut Design Space

People have been having trouble importing the paper dolls into Design space and importing the clothes as separate items to fit them. I have made a video to clarify how this needs to be done.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Check out how to earn some money by being an affiliate member for Cricut

If you have a blog you too could be an affiliate member for cricut. Just letting you know  about the increased commission rate available through August 31st, 17% base commission and 20% commission on orders of $100+, as added incentive to join now! Join the Cricut affiliate program!

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Pony Card

A friend told me it was hard to find Horse cards so I made this shaped window card for her. It is a trifold card with a front window. I used a shape card from Cricut Creative Holiday Cards called Frame Card Design space #M36C5D, from Paper pups I used Cloud border #M39A76, from Zoobaloo Grass #M308AE and grass from Sports Mania M#478B5. I downloaded a pony picture in black and white from google images uploaded it to Design space and placed it on the frame that comes with the card, I added the grass and the clouds and flattened the image and did print and cut. I then added the grass frame to the inside of the window. I coloured the pony and the little girl with Close to my Heart Shin Han markers.
Hope you like the card.



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Garden Box card Morning Glory

There are many box cards around now but I found I had one in svgcuts file called Country Market, This box file is called Morning Glory.







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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Cricut Explore and things you can make

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I encourage you to click the links in this article by right clicking and opening in a new page. You will see many wonderful things you can do on your Explore. I love my Explore and use it every day. it is the most amazing machine I have ever worked with.

Now that you’re more familiar with Cricut Explore One™Cricut Explore Air™ and Cricut Design Space™, it’s time to chat about some of the really neat things you can create when you put it all together. 





As you’re getting familiar with your Cricut machine, it’s a great idea to take advantage of the free Make it Now™ projects and images that you get with Cricut Design Space™. 

For example, check out this adorable 3D Hot Air Balloons Mobile. It’s a fun, easy starter project and makes for the perfect baby shower or toddler’s birthday gift (and can you believe it's made with felt?). And what’s a gift without a card? Cricut has an incredible selection of card examples made with Cricut Explore machines. There’s even a whole selection dedicated to everything baby, which is where I came across this cute baby shower card



Birthday
What better way to tell someone how special they are than with a hand/Cricut-made card and gift? This super fun shaker card is perfect for a 21+ birthday. And even if you purchase a gift, you can always use your Cricut Explore machine to personalize it. For example, if you bought a friend a purse or a wallet, you could use your machine to monogram it with their initials. Or if you bought them a plain shirt or sweater, you could customize it with a fun image or statement. 

I love this sparkly pineapple t-shirt. All you need is a blank shirt, a roll of Cricut Iron-on, and images from the Cricut® Summer Love image set. 

Pool Party
Soak up the summer fun with a pool party! You can use your Cricut Explore to create everything from invitations to decorations. Here are some really creative ideas for how to add some special splash to a pool party

Engagement/Wedding
Make your own beautiful table decorations, banners, party favor boxes, cards, and more for the happy couple in just a few minutes! You’ll find some really impressive ideas in Cricut’s Design Space, such as this lovely Mr. & Mrs. card

There are an unbelievable number of project examples in the Design Space, which are categorized by type (e.g. baby, holidays, home décor, school, food, etc.) and by level (easy, moderate, and advanced). You can also find a ton of great ideas for projects on Cricut's Blog and Pinterest page

The summer season is a perfect time to get your very own Cricut machine and familiarize yourself with Design Space and all the incredible projects you can create. Try out a few projects each month and you’ll be amazed at how easy it is. By the time the holiday season rolls around, you’ll be a Cricut pro and will wow your friends and family with your stunning crafting skills! 

Happy crafting! 

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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Baby Crib box card

I'm a great great aunt and thought as my great great nephew is a little bit small, 4lb 12oz, I would make him a little crib. Here are some pics. I got the svg from Etsy shop My Casual Whimsey and it is called Baby Crib Card in a Box. She has a number of these card boxes and they are cute. I imported and cut the file in Design Space with my Cricut Explore. Check out the Cricut machines via my affiliate link Shop our cutting machine collection at Cricut.com"







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Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Best of Cricut Two machine check out the difference

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Cricut Explore Air™    New Cricut Explore One™ Machine



Want the ability to easily make a personalized wedding gift or perhaps some unique home décor? Then you might find Cricut electronic cutting machines to be the best DIY crafting tool since the sewing machine. There are two machines that Cricut currently offers on their site: Cricut Explore One™ Cricut Explore Air™ Cricut Explore One™ Cricut Explore One™ is a simple design-and-cut system. It’s versatile, easy to use, cuts very precisely, and is also incredibly affordable. With its irresistibly low price and limitless cutting potential, the Explore One is perfect for a new or beginning crafter. Here are a few notable features of the Explore One: Materials – All Cricut machines can cut an unbelievable variety of materials, for example: Paper Vinyl Iron-on Craft materials Upcycled materials Fabric Plastic Thick materials Precision - Features Cut Smart™ technology, which allows you to cut a wide range of shapes and sizes with exceptional precision, from ¼" tall up to 11½" wide x 23½" tall. Smart Set® Dial - Each machine features a Smart Set® dial, which sets your settings (e.g. speed, pressure, etc.) for you so you don’t have to keep track of them. You just select the material that you're using on the Smart Set® dial and the machine's Cut Smart® technology will deliver a clean, professional cut. Images and Fonts - You can upload your own images and fonts for free on all three Cricut cutting machines. Cartridges - Both machines work with any Cricut cartridge and have the capability to hold all of your cartridges “virtually” in the cloud within your Cricut Design Space online software. So once you’ve loaded a cartridge, you’ll have it everywhere you go. Cricut’s Design Space™ and iPad® app - All Cricut Explore machines work hand-in-hand with Cricut’s Design Space™ (for PC, Mac®, iPad®, and iPhone®) that you get access to for free. Cricut Explore Air™ The Explore Air is the whole kit ‘n caboodle. It offers all the impressive features mentioned for the Explore One, but two key things set it apart: It has a dual carriage for cutting and writing or cutting and scoring in one step. If you do a lot of paper crafting, this is the machine for you! It has built-in Bluetooth® capability. You just use Cricut’s free iPad app and design anything you want from your iPad, just like you would on your home computer, but with the convenience of being able to take your projects with you anywhere. Then, you can just wirelessly send your project from your iPad to your Explore Air to bring it to life. Now that you know a lot more about how Cricut Explore® machines work, I’ll focus next week’s post on how you can design here, there and everywhere with Cricut Design Space. You’ll be blown away by how easy it is. Until then … Happy crafting! .


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Half pop up cards in Cricut Design Space


Check out this video if you want to see how to make the half pop up cards below.



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Monday, June 22, 2015

Slicing multiple images in Cricut Design Space

Using Design Space is easy especially when you know how. People often want to cut out multiple images from a background image and Design space only lets you slice one image at a time. Well if you weld images together they become one image even if they are not touching. Check out this video excuse me saying stars instead of hearts I had been working with stars. . free glitter text and family website at FamilyLobby.com

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Look how tiny the Explore can cut

Playing with print then cut on the Explore. I cant believe how small the pieces are that this machine cuts. the grid on this black mat is 1/4 inch in mm that's about 6mm. take a look at the little snowflakes. the tiny ones are 2mm the next size 4mm and the big ones (if you coud possibly call them that) are 12mm. I did the print and cut on plane photocopy paper as I wanted to try something out.


That grid is 1/4 inch.

Look how tiny these cuts are


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Print and cut with the Explore

Print and cut with the explore is such a wonderful thing. For card bases or for stickers for the kids its great. These are from vintage birds and vintage flowers they are so lovely. the pad I have put them on is 3 3/8 inches square or 8cm sq so they are nice size cuts for cards or scrap booking.






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