Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Cricut February Mystery Box

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tri-Fold Shutter Card with Cricut Craftroom

I've decided to take the plunge and order a Cricut Explore.  I've had my Cricut Expression 2 since last April and think this new machine will be a good fit.  I've done my homework and really like the extra features that it has.  Since it has to be connected to the internet I think I'll keep the E2 for the times that I can't get online to cut.

While doing some research about the Explore I came across The Non-Crafty Crafter Blog.  I was looking at the codes for the images in Explore and found some files to use to cut Box cards & Shutter cards, too.   She also had the Cricut Craftroom version so I downloaded both and figured I'd test them out in the E2 while I wait for my Explore to arrive.

I made the Tri-Fold Shutter Card today.

I cut the base it Cricut Craftroom using CTMH Pear cardstock.
The Aloha was cut from the Cricut Life's A Beach cartridge.  I used the hide contour feature to make the shadow layer in CTMH Honey.  

I cut the patterned pieces with my paper cutter using the dimensions from the Cricut Craftroom file.  That way I didn't waste any cardstock.    I added some glitter to the flower and popped it up with foam tape.  

 All the patterned pieces including the Pink Aloha are from Recollections Surf's Up Paper Pack.  

I added some glitter to the flower and popped it up with foam tape.  

This was a really fun, fast card to make. 
I can't wait to get my Explore so I can use the score tool that goes in the pen holder.  

You can find this file and others plus lots of information about the Cricut Explore on The Non-Crafty Crafter Blog.  The link for the cut files is at the top of the page.

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Disney Country Bears Scrapbook Page with CTMH Jubilee

Here's another Disney layout using my Mickey Font Cricut cartridge with CTMH Jubilee B&T Duos paper with coordinating solid colours.

The layout is from CTMH Make It from Your Heart - Volume 2, Pattern 10 from page 24/25.

I've done everything except journal on it.
I'll add that to the left page and try to add a bit of red on that side.

CTMH Products used:

Jubilee B&T Duos (retired)
Cocoa cardstock
Cranberry cardstock
Indian Corn Blue cardstock
Kraft cardstock
Sweet Leaf cardstock.

The twine was from my stash.  I used the Cricut Mickey Font cartridge for the Main Street USA title and the Cricut Country Life for the Country Bears title.

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