Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Greek Letter Cards - Made in Cricut Design Space

Happy Thanksgiving Week!

This is a late post, but it's been a busy week.  Our friend just became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi and was able to make this great card for him.  Some days I really love my Cricut :)  I really like the way the card came out.  I made a card for my hubby when he became a member of Phi Beta Sigma and he really liked it, so he asked if I would make one for our friend.  When the hubby asks you to break out the Cricut and make something...that is a wonderful feeling.  It's nice when others appreciate of your work.   

I made these cards from a digital Cricut cartridge in Cricut Design Space.  I did have to purchase this cartridge, it does not come with the subscription.   I used a shimmer cardstock from Michaels and some foam dots to give it some dimension.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Love and Sympathy Card

Hello all,

Unfortunately I had to make a sympathy card.  My bestie lost her father and I wanted to make her something , rather than just buying a card.  While I know her head is still spinning, I just wanted her to know that I was there for her when she needed me.

This card is the "make it now" section in Circuit Design Space.  It was very easy to make, it took me less than a 1/2 hour, once I could finally decide on the colors. This is a sad post, but all of the crafters out there know, we will end up making some thing for sad occasions so our friends and family to know we love and care for them.

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Fear the Spartans!! Glass block and vinyl project

I'm kinda late with this post...  I made this glass block before the Michigan/Michigan State game a couple of weeks ago.  What a great game!?!?!  Mostly cause we won...#GoGreen !!  Ok...back on topic.  I recently starting cutting vinyl with my Cricut, I know I'm extra late on that front too.  I only cut paper with my Cricut, I was always to scared to waste the vinyl, since I really wasn't sure what I was doing.  But, when I starting using the Cricut Explorer and the cuts were so much cleaner, I figured it was time to take the plunge.

I started by purchasing a couple of phones cases and tumblers from the The Dollar Tree store.


I Googled the image of the Spartan and brought it into Design Space (DS) and it worked great.  I made the monogram with the Monogram It App.  It is an iPhone app that costs $0.99.  You can create all types of monograms, email them to yourself and then bring it into DS.  It worked GREAT!  So worth the 99 cents.

I bought the block at Hobby Lobby it is 8x8.  I created a square and sized it at 6.71.  Next time I think I will make it a tad bit smaller, probably around 6.6 or 6.5.  I found the font free online at Font Space.

I added some lights from Hobby Lobby.  After having it on for awhile I thought it would look better frosted.

I used the Krylon Frosted Glass Finish I purchased at Ace Hardware HERE.  It worked great and was easy to apply.  There is also YouTube video I watched that was helpful HERE.  I did frost it after I applied the vinyl.  Based on all the tutorials out there, it was recommended to frost after the vinyl is applied.

I like it much better frosted.  I am planning on making a Halloween bloc, so stay tuned.  So, not a great pic.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Happy Pumpkin Spice Season!!

I am not a coffee drinker, but I love all the Pumpkin Spice decor out for Fall.  :)  I have a friend that loves the little pumpkin candies.  Every year I say I'm going to send him a care package... well I finally did this year.  I added a couple of fun items I made the help of my Cricut...

I found these orange mugs at the Dollar Tree and bought the instant Pumpkin Spice Latte packets at Starbucks.  I used my Cricut Explorer to cut the vinyl.  The first mug was cut in Design Space with the LittleLordFontleroy - Regular font.    The second mug was from a file I downloaded from a Cricut Design Space Facebook group.  If you are on Facebook, I would recommend joining a couple of these groups.  They share lots of great projects.

I had to add a quick card. :) The front of the card is just an image I found on the Internet.  Printed it out and added some "pumpkiney" twine I had laying around.

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