Friday, September 26, 2014

Cricut Explore, How Cool Is It?

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Well let me tell you!  My grandmother would have said "It is the best thing since sliced Bread!" and is it ever.
I had a customer Brenda that was telling me about a card that she made and how much she liked it.  I asked her if she would like to share it by being my Guest Designer for class this month and she was excited to do so.
Brenda came prepared with everything cut out and ready to go and told everyone that they would have to stamp and then cut out the Hot Air Balloon.  Everyone groaned and started in with I hate to cut things out.  So I scanned it and imported it into my Explore and by the time she had everything passed out I had a perfect hot air balloon cut out and ready for them to stamp on. Thanks to my Cricut Explore.  How cool is that!
Here is her card and the cut-out.
I used our new ShinHan twin touch alcohol markers to color in the hot air balloon.
I love how our new marker work they are the best.  They go on so smooth and easy!  No streaks and boy was this a fun card to make.
Thanks Brenda what a great card you came up with.
Thanks for the challenge under pressure to make the balloon a cut-out!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

My first Print then Cut image with the Cricut Explore

Well I love the print then cut! I was able to calibrate and start printing in just a couple of minutes.  It was very easy to do.  I just love old keys and of course I had to cut out a P too!
I have an Imagine and Cricut gave us access to all the Imagine cartridges so now I can use them too.  These cuts are from the Country Carnival Imagine cartridge. I have a project that I will share later on with them.
Thanks Provo Craft and Cricut I love the new Cricut Explore.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Artfully Sent The First Cut

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...I can't believe it, my Z3017 Artfully Sent cartridge came today so now it's time to play.  One of my customers was here so we made a Halloween card for her grandson.
I have a Cricut Explore so I was able to uplink my cartridge and play with it in the Cricut Design Center.  Helen liked the card on page 43 so we loaded up some Sunset cardstock for the base and Canary for the Pop-up. We used White Daisy for the spider web and Black for the spider.
The nice part about the Explore is that when you pick a card it will being all the parts with it so you only have to size it once and everything will fit.  I sized the card at 5.5 wide and that was all I had to do.
Here is the front.  We stamped it with D1605 Halloween Greetings, X7581B The Scardy Cat Paper pack, and the X7581C Scardy Cat Complements.

How cute and simple is this. I love how the pop-ups work.  Everything is from one key

The assembly book shows you how to put it together and where to put the glue.  Easy!

It really pops it up and makes it come alive!  I love how everything cuts at the right size no guessing.

You can order you Artfully Sent cartridge HERE!  You will qualify for the SOTM  for $5.00 and also the #30yearsofhappy stamp for FREE

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Z3017 Artfully Sent is now Available!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...You have been waiting for it and now it is is available to order.  I am ordering mine today and you can too!  Join my Online Gathering at the bottom of my website and place your order for Z3017 Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge
Here is a short video that will show you everything that you will get with your Artfully Sent cartridge.
If you are a card maker and a Cricut crafter then you are going to love this one for sure!

Frightfully Fun Halloween Card

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Here is a card that I made for a Class of First time card makers.  I love being able to show what I love to do with someone who has never made their own card before.  With our new ShinHan twin touch alcohol markers coloring is even easier and faster than ever before.  I was not sure how I would like our new markers but I can tell you first hand that you are going to love them.  Just try one and you will be hooked.

Stamp Set B1453 Frightfully Fun
Paper Pack is the X7185B Scaredy Cat
Z2010 White Enamel Stars
Cardstock Thistle X5769
Z1686 Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge
The ribbon piece is the tear strip off the top of the Scaredy Cat paper I used.

You can order everything you need Here!  Be sure to click the join in on My Online Gathering