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Thursday, May 19, 2016

XL Scraper by Cricut

Have you seen the xl scraper that Cricut is now selling? Great tool cleans off the mat in no time since its so much bigger, as well as using to burnish your paper, vinyl, etc to the mat. Or for burnishing your vinyl images to whatever you are putting it on.  Check out the size difference.



Monday, May 16, 2016

Mirrors using Cricut Explore and print to cut

Made up these mirrors for a Mother daughter tea..love using my 3 inch USAbutton maker along with my Cricut Explore..cuts perfect circles..




Cricut Print and Cut personalized magnets

Sure I could have let my Cricut Explore write out the words..but was much quicker to just use the print to cut feature.  Typed it up in Design Space and then print to my printer and let the Explore cut out the shape. Print and cut feature is great for many things..i'll have to post more of what i've use and used it for.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Paper tote bags using Cricut Explore

Now how cute are these gift bag paper tote bags..using 12 x 12 sheets of paper they are a nice size to get a decent size gift in.  I'm doing a few for my nephew for Teachers appreciation week so used some school type papers.  Any pattern papers will make these look great..or use solid colors and embellish them. One of the great things about the Cricut Explore you can upload images, or you can create using the free shapes that are in Cricut Design Space. I had to stop making these for a week or two they are so addicting, fun and easy to make.

I used some Cricut foil for the circles on one of the bags, gives it a mirrored look.  One of them i used my Cuttlebug to emboss..how cute is that. And how cute for a baby shower right..so many possibilities.

















Monday, April 18, 2016

WOW 10 yrs ago the first Cricut was released

Like the title says, was 10 years ago this week that the first Cricut cutter was released..from the baby bag to the now Explore...been a journey.  I must admit i didnt get one until 2009, never really thought id use it, well okay thought it would be to hard to learn. Silly me..got the baby bug in October 2009..in a few months i wanted to cut larger images so i got an Expression in Feb 2010. Still have my baby bug, not being used but i have it. Have my Expression as well used that until last year Feb when i opened up my Explore and since then I've used my Expression once or twice..but in a pinch I will turn her on.

Cricut will be having  a sale starting on April 20th thru the 27th.. lots of things going on sale..i'll try to remember to post what they are :)


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Don't need dye on my eggs

So saw a project in Cricut Design Space where they used the Cricut Adhesive foil to decorate some Easter eggs..so of course I thought hmm i have some of that let me try it out.  Boiled a couple of eggs.  then kept thinking what should put on them...so here is what i came up with.. Shell - right its an egg shell, but it's also my Nick name..flowers and yes Easter.. look how nice the Cricut Explore cut this foil and these images are quite small less then an inch.  I used the custom setting for Adhesive foil, and used Cricut transfer tape to left them from the backing, went on pretty good.  I did cut a couple bunnies but i need to buy some extra large eggs to get those lay correctly.

I only had the silver foil and teal.. but now it comes in others colors, like gold, purple, copper, and a dark silver.

My end result




Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Trade Up - Make it Forward with Cricut

Have you heard about the trade up program that Cricut is doing?  What you haven't, well here is a letter from the CEO, explaining about Make it Forward.. If you have an older machine,you just need to take a picture of the machine and then another picture of the serial #, follow the link, fill out the info and get $50 off a new Explore, the newest Cricut. Oh ok so you already have an Explore, that's okay, why not do it for a friend, your church Sunday School, a grade school, your neighbor, or family member, okay you get the idea..make it forward.

"Many of our users have reached out to me about our Make it Forward / Trade Up program so wanted to share some thoughts.
At Cricut, we have done many giveaways in the past where we have asked our users to share their “cause” or something that they believe in, or are involved in. Our users have shared the most amazing stories about how someone can use the Cricut machines to help charities, schools, moms, and community organizations. Also, for some people they have turned their creativity into a business with the Cricut machine. We have done several of these giveaways and every time it is very difficult to select one or two from the many many submissions. We wish we could send everyone a free machine - if only we had the means to do that. Unfortunately, we don’t. So we wanted to figure out how to do something like this in a much bigger and more scalable way.
What if millions of our users became donors of their previous machines? What if we all decided to come together and help change the world? What if we could each make a difference one machine at a time?
Our Cricut.com team had been thinking of a "Trade Up” program being tied it to “Make it Forward” for some time. The goal of ‪#‎makeitforward‬ was where users would pass their old machines (especially if they are not using their old machines) to other folks or institutions that could benefit from them. The $50 discount tied to the “Trade Up” was our contribution to help support everyone in the “Make it Forward” program.