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"Scrapbooking Is Your Own Personal Holiday"~~Sara~~



Sunday, March 30, 2014

April Showers Card





April Showers Card

Card Size: 5-1/5"x8-1/2"

Supplies:

Cricut Cartridge: A Child's Year - Card base
Cricut Cartridge: Create A Critter 2 - Tulips
Cricut Writing Font: Creative Memories - Tiny Treasures - Sweet Pea





Saturday, March 29, 2014

Cricut Design Space - Writing with Cricut Fonts

Cricut Design Space - Writing With Cricut Fonts
I made a video to go along with the PDF download of which fonts have writing style in Cricut Design Space software.
This video gives step by step instructions on how to write with Cricut Fonts In Cricut Design Space.




There is also a list in Cricut Design Space that list the writing fonts.
See picture below.



PDF Download: https://app.box.com/s/pfli09srpra6toq...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Anna Griffin's Book Emboss, Cut & Create


Anna Griffin's Book Emboss, Cut & Create

I just received Anna Griffin's Book - Emboss, Cut & Create.
Oh my gosh is this book ever awesome!!
There are tips, tricks and projects to make.
I feel like I was let in on Anna's design secrets!!
It goes through how she inks the embossing folders.
To how she does all of her other techniques in card making.  It is a must read book!

Happy Crafting!!
Mary

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Making Monograms

I made some Monograms!!



The H monogram was made with Creative Memories Stork Font cartridge.
I added the flourishes and they can be found on the Anna Griffin Soiree Lettering Cartridge.
The colors for this monogram are Dark blue, Light blue and beige background.


The L monogram was from the Anna Griffin Soiree Lettering Cartridge.
The flourish is from Gypsy Font cartridge on the left.
The leaves are from French Manor cartridge on the right
The colors for this monogram are purple, pink and blue background.

Happy Crafting!!

Mary



Friday, March 14, 2014

I Love Ewe Card

Yes, I have been playing with my Cricut Explore and Design Space again.
I am just loving this new machine. I know I've said it before. I just do. LOL



I designed this in Cricut Design Space.
I wrote first on the card.
Then I cut the Sheep fur, eyes and nose.
Then I cut the heart shapes out.
I did this by hiding the other contours of the design so only the shapes I wanted cut out.
I enlarged, duplicated and welded the back ground scallop card for the card base.
This card can be found on the Cricut Cartridge Spring Holiday Cards.

Happy Crafting!!

Mary

St. Patrick's Day Feeling Lucky Card

I made 3 different versions of this card.

               

The card on the left I wrote I feel Lucky with the Explore. I filled it in with stickles.  
The 2 posts on each side of the pot of gold I wrote and cut.
The pot of gold I fussy cut 

The center card I cut out as the original images.
I cut it in green and then black and yellow.
Then I fussy cut the pieces and adhered them to my card.

The card on the right I did the same as the card on the left.
Except I fussy cut the pot of gold differently.

The Cricut cartridge you can find this card on is Spring Holiday Cards.

Happy Crafting!!

Mary

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Chalkboard Signs

I made some Chalkboard Signs with the Cricut Explore and Design Space.
I am having so much creating embellishments with this machine and software.
I was experimenting with different colors and fonts to see which I liked best.


The label is from Cricut cartridge lacy labels. 
The fonts I used were Cricut Alphabet and Chalkboard fonts.

Mary

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Easter Card In A Box


 I've seen a lot of Card In A Box cards on Facebook. So I had to try one out myself.
 This is a Lori Whitlock svg file.



 Happy Crafting!!

Mary





Saturday, March 8, 2014

I Decorated My Cricut Explore with Vinyl

I Decorated My Cricut Explore with Vinyl!
This is my first vinyl project ever! I am happy with how it turned out.





The Creation Station was done in my own handwriting.
I wrote out Creation Station on a white piece of paper.
I scanned the handwriting into my computer.
I uploaded the image into Cricut Design Space.
I cleaned up the image. I saved it as a simple image.
I chose the vinyl setting on the Cricut dial.
It cut out beautifully. It was so simple.
The flower is from the Sophie Cricut Circle Cartridge.
I don't know why I haven't done more vinyl projects.
I guess I was uncomfortable trying something new.
I know I will be doing more vinyl projects in the future.
It was fun and easy to do!!

Happy Crafting!!

Mary

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Anna Griffin Name Tag and Treat Bag

I made Anna Griffin Name Tags to Match the Treat Bag I made yesterday. It is in the Make It Now projects. You can customize the project to fit your needs. I customized the file to write the names on the tags then cut in 3 layers on one mat. The font I used was Storybook.
I added some pearls and ribbon to dress it up.

Enjoy!!

Happy Crafting!!

Mary

Tools I purchased to use with Cricut Explore

These are the tools I purchased from HSN to use with my Cricut Explore.
The tool kit was shown as one set. But, when I received the tool kit it came as the tool kit with the Scoring tool in separate packaging. I also bought the Metallic Pen set.  I really like the new tool kit.
I wasn't going to get it but the tools are really nice.



Happy Crafting!!

Mary