Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Black Friday Sale

Thanksgiving & Black Friday Sale: Cricut Explore $219 + $30 off all Explore Bundles Dont wait! Sale is only good through Friday!

BREAKING NEWS: FROZEN now available for Cricut!!

"Anyone want to build a Snowman?"

Well as of right now you can!!!  Images are available in Cricut Design Space now.  Physical cartridge will be available in 2015, and Cricut Craft Room format at that time as well.

Cricut Design Space is only compatible with the Cricut Explore Machine.  Get your Explore Right Here!

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

I Love you to the Moon and Back

Just one more block I made with my Explore.  I used items found on The First Years Cartridge for the moon and stars and the Nursery Rhymes Cartridge for the letters.

Santa Glass Block

These glass blocks are becoming an addiction to me!  They are so easy to make and so adorable when done.

For this one I sprayed the block with frost paint so it appears frosted.  I searched for Santa in my Cricut Design Studio and found this little guy.  Because I have the subscription I have access to tons of things.  If you want the subscription (works with Cricut Craft room as well) there is a link below.  I sized Santa at 6.50 inches high and used Cricut red vinyl.  I cut using my Explore, but this would cut with any Cricut machine because its a Cricut image.  Once it cut I weeded out what I did not want to transfer to my project, used Cricut transfer tape and stuck it on my block.  Added lights and done.  Super easy project that you can make in less than 30 minutes.

Get the subscription here  for $9.99 a month give you access to 25,000+ images and 200+ fonts.  Or subscribe annually for $99.99

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Frosted Glass Block

My newest crafty creation!  Since I am still learning how to use my Explore I am trying new things.  I made this last night.  Well completed it last night.

First I bought the glass block and some frost paint to make it have a frosted window look.  I sprayed it and let it sit overnight, added a second coat and let it dry.  I purchased this svg file online and imported it into Cricut Design Space.  It was ready to go, I just sized it to fit 6.50 x 6.50, put vinyl on my Cricut mat and cut.  The hardest part of the whole process (and it really wasn't hard) was weeding out the vinyl I did not want to transfer onto the block.  Once I was done with that, I applied some Cricut transfer tape to the image, removed it from the cutting mat, applied it to the block.  Then added some christmas lights to the inside.  All total I think I spend less than 2 hours on (probably less than 1 1/2 hr) on this project.

This design cannot be be done with older Cricut machines (personal, explore, expression, E2 for example) using svg files.  Only the Explore can import images that are not on cartridges.  But if you wanted to, you can design your own in Cricut Craft Room using your cartridges or subscriptions and cut in Vinyl. To make your own block.

You can order all your Cricut supplies, including the machine Here! .  You can also downloand Cricut Design Space (for use with Explore) or Cricut Craft Room (for all other Cricut Machines) by clicking the link above, then learn, then software.  These are both free downloads.

If you have any questions on how this process works, please leave your question below and I will answer them for you.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Customized Logo Coffee Cup / Tumbler

I made this the other night with my Cricut Explore.  Not my idea, but still fun to make.  I will make them for friends as stocking stuffers.  I will also take orders for custom names for either hot mugs or cold tumblers at my Christmas Bazaar.  

If you have an explore I can walk you through making these.  You are not able to cut this in any Cricut machine prior to the Explore :(

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November Mystery Box!

The Cricut November Mystery Box is now available.

Over $120 in product for just $29.99.  Use FREESHIPNOV and get free shipping too!

Get yours now! Before they are gone!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Cricut Cartridges on sale for $19.99

Cricut Sale Shop here

35 Holiday Cartridges from Cricut are on sale for just $19.99.   Use code FREESHIPNOV and get free shipping too!  Digital Cartridges also on sale for $19.99

Life's a Party
Cupcake Wrappers
Winter Frolic
When It's Cold Outside
Winter Woodland
Joys of the Season
Just Because Cards
Everyday Pop-Up Cards
Wild Card
Scandinavian Christmas Cards
A Quilted Christmas
Merry and Bright
Simple Cards
Creative Cards
Holidays Through the Year Iron-On
Sweet Tooth Boxes
Pretty Pennants
Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2
Ribbons & Rosetts
Home for the Holidays Fall and Winter
Snow Folks
Teresa Collins December 25th
Sweater Weather
Tablescapes Fall & Winter
Winter Wonderland
Simple Holiday Cards
Creative Holiday Cards
Creative Everyday Cards
Wild Card 2
Simple Everyday Cards
Fancy Boxes
Box it Up
Anna Griffin Splendid Soirees
Anna Griffin Sophisticated Soireers
Spring Holiday Cards

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

All-Purpose Mat Color Splat

All-Purpose Mat Color Splat

(copied from the CTMH blog found at
When we posted the Halloween-themed cards on our Facebook page last month, the background on the Halloween village card captured many hearts across the world. (Click here to see the card.)
Several of you asked us how it was done. So we took your questions to the artist herself, and not only was she generous enough to show us her methods, but she also created yet another stunning card for us that illustrates this beautiful technique.
Check it out!
Isn’t that beautiful?
The technique used to create this kind of background centers on our all-purpose mat. (This tutorial will only add more truth to its name!) The non-slip surface makes it perfect for mixing ink and water to create special artistic effects.
There’s an infinite amount of possible art you can create with this technique, but first try this quick tutorial on creating the background seen on this great Happy Autumn card.
You can order all the supplies needed to make this card Here!
What Tools You’ll Need:
D1604 My Acrylix® Season of Thanks
C1589 My Acrylix® Lifetime of Happiness
Z2123 Goldrush Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2118 Desert Sand Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2137 Olive Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2191 Sunset Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2101 Autumn Terracotta Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2162 Honey Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2643 Canary Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2642 Flaxen Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1380 Spray Pen
1778 My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner
Z697 Round Sponge
Z2045 All-Purpose Mat

1. Rub Olive, Desert Sand, Goldrush, Sunset, and Autumn Terracotta Exclusive Inks™ pads directly onto surface of all-purpose mat to create desired pattern.     2. Holding spray pen at a distance of about 12″ from the mat, spray water over ink until it has a dewed appearance.     3. Take your cardstock (preferably Colonial White or White Daisy) and lay it directly down into the watered ink. Rub back of paper lightly to ensure complete coverage. Lift paper and allow ink to dry completely. Use a craft heater to speed up the process.     4. Once ink has dried, repeat steps 1–3 with Glacier ink, except this time, instead of spraying the Glacier ink with water, spray it with the My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner in order to achieve a more modeled look.

5. Using the My Acrylix® Season of Thanks stamp set, stamp several tree trunks in Whisper. Stamp some trunks with second-generation impressions in order to add depth.     6. Using the My Acrylix® Lifetime of Happiness stamp set, stamp leaves in Canary, Honey, and Flaxen inks. Stamp quickly, using both second- and first-generation impressions. To give some leaves a more finished look, spread some ink on the all-purpose mat, spray it with spritz, dip the stamp in the dewed ink, and then stamp on cardstock.     7. Using the sponge, daube Canary ink around your design to lighten things up and maintain depth.      8. In order to create a soft edge, spread Whisper ink in a circle on your all-purpose mat and then spray it with spritz. Rub each of the edges of your cardstock lightly in the ink until you achieve a subtle border on each side. Allow ink to dry completely.
Voila! Your beautiful background is now complete. Now all you need to do is add your embellishments and other additions to complete your card.
This technique is full of possibilities, so feel free to experiment with it in other ways, too. We’d love to see what you come up with!
Happy crafting!

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Cards from Yuletide WOTG

Using some of the left over paper from the Workshop on the go I made these 6 cards.  I have lots more paper to create either pages or cards.

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Yuletide Workshop on the go

Yuletide WOTG

I used the Cricut Craft Room with the CTMH Artbooking Cartridge to make these pages.  If you would like the cut file, just let me know and I will email it to you.