Sunday, October 26, 2014

Halloween Treat Tags


Today I put together some tags for Halloween treats I'm sending to my nephews in Utah. Using the Cricut Explore and Cricut Design Space makes it so easy!

I used Create a Critter 2 for my ghost and vampire bee. I have always loved the original Create a Critter cartridge and Create a Critter 2 has all the same animals but dressed up for different holidays.

Seriously - how cute is that pirate ghost?

This little pumpkin is from Designers Calendar. I used the new Lyrical Letters 2 cartridge with the new writing style option to add the name tags.

Can you tell I love the writing feature? This is the Cro Magnon font from Lyrical Letters 2.


Create a Critter 2 Cartridge
Designers Calendar
Lyrical Letters 2
Cardstock - Bazzill
Bakers Twine - Devine Twine
Cricut Explore and Cricut Design Space

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Fall Wedding Gift and Card

Good morning!

A couple of weeks ago my sister got married. We weren't able to make it home to Utah so I put together a personalized gift to send her way.

The leaves with the acorns are from Art Nouveau. The branch is from Cindy Loo. The font is Quarter Note which is a great classic cursive font.

I cut extra leaves for the vine to give it some more fall colors.

One of the other really cool features of Design Space is the Canvas option. I was able to find a canvas that was a frame with spots for 3 5"x7" pictures. That helped me lay out my project and have a good idea what the final product would look like.

My card is from SVG Cuts Autumn Box Cards kit. This is actually a little tricky to put together. For one I had to watch Mary's assembly video - yet another reason why I'm so happy that I can finally use my SVG Cuts files on my Cricut!

The paper I used for this is from Close To My Heart. I have tons of their paper from way back. This paper was the Twitterpated paper pack.

On the back I used the bronze Cricut marker in the pen holder on the Explore to write our message. This font is All Mixed Up which is one of the many fonts in Design Space that has a writing style. If a font has a writing style it is designed to be written with a pen. The other fonts will draw the outline, much like it would look if you cut it. In fact, anything available in Design space can be drawn with a pen actually which is cool for embossing (which I haven't tried yet).

Cricut Design Studio - Quarter Note font, Art Nouveau and Cindy Loo cartridge images
Cardstock (Frame) - Bazzill
Cardstock (Card) - Close To My Heart Twitterpated
SVG Cuts Autumn Box Card Kit
Bling - Recollections
Frame - Ikea

Friday, October 10, 2014

Flower Box Card


This is actually the last of my "old" projects that I had the pictures uploaded but hadn't written my blog post. This was a card for my son's daycare teachers. He's really got a great couple of teachers at school and he loves going which makes it a tiny bit easier for me to go to work.

The card is from SVG Cuts Box Cards Kit.  The sentiment is from A Jillian Vance Design's Teacher Treats stamp set.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A Strawberry Box Card

Hi there!

And we're back to May's projects. I know, I know. Lazy!

Back before Mother's Day I made a bunch of box cards from SVG Cuts Box Cards Kit. They're so easy and so fun. I'll just let the pictures do the talking!

Monday, October 6, 2014

10 Minute Cricut Explore Print Then Cut Project

Halloween is coming!

My toddler needed a Halloween shirt to wear during October. Last year he had a cute mummy shirt from Carters that I found on clearance. This year, no such luck.

I decided to play some more with the Print then Cut feature with the Cricut Explore and Cricut Design Space. This took a whole 10 minutes. Seriously.

I searched Design Space for "trick or treat" and found my images and sentiments in a matter of minutes. I printed, I cut, I ironed on. Done!

The Trick or Treat sentiment is from the Mini Monsters cartridge. The little monster is from the Trick or Treat cartridge.

I added another small element on the back, also from the Trick or Treat cartridge.

I had access to this cartridge through the 2 week trial subscription to the entire cartridge library. What is cool about this you can do the subscription whether you use Design Space or Cricut Craft Room if you have one of the older machines. It gives you access to every cartridge along except the licensed ones (i.e. Disney, etc.). I haven't decided if I'm going to continue the subscription. I have almost 150 Cricut cartridges so I'll still have a lot to choose from. But the subscription includes all of their pre designed projects. Those projects you literally open, it gives you a materials list and then goes right to the cutting mats. You don't have size anything or make any decisions other than paper. It's pretty cool.


Cricut Trick or Treat Cartridge (Design Space Acccess)
Cricut Mini Monsters
Epson Dark T-Shirt Transfers
Old Navy Black T-shirt

Saturday, October 4, 2014

It's World Card Making Day!

Happy World Card Making Day!

I had a couple of hours while the toddler napped to get a card or two finished. And I'm attaching one of them to a couple of other Disney projects I did a few months back, before I got my Explore. Toddler is in bed, I'm watching the Nationals games, and finally getting around to posting them!

First - my card today. I decided to do a Disney box card and used the new Print then Cut feature available with Cricut Explore and Design Space. I used the basic box card found in SVG Cuts Box Cards Kit

I've said before that Print then Cut is what sold me on the Explore. And the Mickey and Friends cartridge is why. When I first got a Cricut the two Mickey cartridges were some of the first I bought. I had no idea they were also some of the most challenging to piece. They're so detailed that the smaller you size your characters the harder the little pieces are to put together. The Mickey below is about 2 1/2" high. I probably could piece him together but print and cut makes him perfect!

Check out how great Minnie is! And no, those aren't white lines around her like you get with the Silhouette Cameo, that is the light coming from behind.

This little Mickey? 3/4" of and inch high. Impossible without Print then Cut.

And of course, the coolest thing about box cards is they fold flat! This is on its way to my 4 year old nephew who made it nine laps in his school walk-a-thon on Friday. Go Max!

For comparison - here is a Mickey I cut for my son's bedroom door. This Mickey is 11" high.

Because he's so big he was super simple to put together.

And he has balloons!

And finally, I have two shaped Disney cards I did for my nephews' birthdays back in May. They're both about 6" high which is the ideal size for most of the Disney characters if you are paper piecing them. 

Thanks for stopping by! I have a super simple Print then Cut project coming a day or two so make sure you check back!


Box Card Kit - SVG Cuts
Cardstock - Bazzill
Embossing Folders - Cuttlebug, Darice (Buttons)
Bakers Twine - The Twinery