Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Embossing with Cricut Explore

Hi Everyone!

I was asked to make a card I was shown a few pictures of it and asked if I could design it in Cricut Design Space. I am not sure where the pictures came from I am guessing pinterest. But I do not have directions to make the card, so I just made my own measurements and did a few test cuts. Well that card is coming in a few days because while making that card I decided I wanted to emboss part of it with my Cricut Explore. So a lightbulb went off in my head and I thought oh I will have my cricut help me emboss. I found these embossing pens that fit in the Explore and stay wet until they are set with heat. 






I used the Artbooking Cricut cartridge from Close To My Heart you can get that here. This cartridge has lots of back grounds you could cut out or use to write or emboss with the Cricut Explore. You get a lot with it like really nice high quality stamps and chipboard.






Watch the video to see how I did it. And how it turns out.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

I have an Announcement!

Hi Everyone!


I have an announcement in my blog video. But first I have not shared this Box Card video on my blog so I wanted to share with all of you. Some of you who subscribe to my channel may have seen it. This is one of my favorites.  I created the Box card file in Criciut Design Space and share the file with my supporters on Patreon.



Here is a video of putting together the box card and more.

Here is my Announcement vlog video.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Cricut Mystery Box

The Cricut Mystery Box has been opened!

If you did not get a chance to get it? Here is your chance. It has been sold out twice now. I am only showing what is in the a Mystery box sold on first day before the Out of Stock, This was out of stock twice so they may have changed a few things, there is no guarentee.



The August Mystery Box is all about sweet treats. The contents are a mystery, but the box includes some tasty seasonal cartridges and tools to make goodies this coming holiday season. This month's mystery box is over a $120 value. Supplies are limited, so get it before it’s gone!

It is still available as of Now! Not sure if the contents are the same. You can click on each item below to purchase separately to be sure to get what you want. 


If you want to see what's in it keep looking below.
It is out of stock but you can buy digitally.





Thursday, August 21, 2014

Taste This George/ New Font Cricut Cartridge

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to show you the new  Anna Griffin Soiree Lettering, this is one that was included with the release of the Explore on HSN.  I was able to buy one of the fonts and it is my favorite one! It has the best writing style for the Explore! This has some great images as well, love the butterfly and the swirls, they all work written out as well. 
You can get the digital cart for only $19.99 well worth it. If your still not sure you can see the handbook here.

Don't miss my vlog video "Taste This George" video is below.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Carousel of Cupcakes

Hi Everyone!
Have you used SVGcuts kits before? These are more than awesome, they have detailed directions and assembly video for each kit. Best of all you can get it FREE by August 31st, read below for more details. These files Do work in the Cricut Design Space but not Cricut Craftroom.

Be the hero of your next party with an amazingly festive carousel full of cupcakes! Its “tent” is a lid which lifts off for even more surprises inside. Make it as a centerpiece or a gift that will never be forgotten. If you love carousel horses, you’ll love our Carousel Horse Gift Bag, which would be lovely for a wide variety of birthdays or as a baby shower gift bag. You could even cut it all in white for a wedding or you could turn it into a Christmas gift bag. You also get a super easy-to-make Party Favor Box  (you can cut two boxes from one piece of 12×12 paper). Our Happy Days Chevron Card would make a great birthday, anniversary or retirement card, and you can of course use a different caption with the chevron design. The Bicycle Card can also fit a wide variety of occasions, depending on the stamped sentiment you use (or you can leave the sentiment off altogether)!
Look how cute this gift bag is! But think outside the bag and you could use the front of this for a Birthday card or a Christmas ornament for your tree. There is so much in this kit, and for only $6.99 or Free with a $9.98 purchase. Look around the site and it will be easy to spend $9.98 to get this one free. Check out the cards below also included in the kit. Again you can change the sentiment and use for any occasion.




FREE GIFT INSTRUCTIONS

  • Visit www.SVGCuts.com between now and Sunday, August 31st 2014.
  • Spend $9.98 or more.
  • Add Carousel Ride SVG Kit to your cart.
  • Type FREEGIFT into the coupon field.
  • Complete your checkout.
  • All of your files will be available for immediate download after you complete your purchase!
  • Happy Crafting!



COMPATIBILITY

SCAL2, SCAL3, ECAL, MTC, Silhouette Studio Designer Edition and Cricut Design Space. 12×6 and 8.5 x 11 mat users can only create the individual “flat” elements such as the bicycle and carousel horse designs.

Monday, August 18, 2014

New Halloween Cricut Cartridge coming

Hi Everyone!

I just found out about the next Cricut cartridge release will be next week, usually on Thursdays.  It's Anna Griffins Potions & Spells. This is all I know. It was shown in the Cricut Design Space Facebook Group. Below you will see my latest vlog, I was visiting Crafts By Two in NY this is part of my visit and on the way home. 




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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Center Step Card - Wedding Love

Hi Everyone!


I created a file in Cricut Design Space of Center Step Card, I also created one last year and cut it by hand, Video on that card is below along with the new one. It was so much easier to use the Cricut Explore than to do it by hand, the Explore cuts all the layers and everything for me. and as always all my files for this card and just the base can be found for those who support me on www.Patreon.com/Melodylane for as little as $1 and you get all my Design Space files and into my private Facebook Group. 


The wedding couple is from the Creative Memories cartridge Devine Wedding and the Love Hands are from a Valentine card at Cricut.com









Here is the Video of this card, below I will post the video of the Snowmen on Vacation card I did by hand.

Do it by Hand. 



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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Snooped in Crafts By Two house

Hi Everyone! 
I am finally home now and have a lot of videos to edit. Here is the second day of me being there alone while they are at work. I do show you around in the Refrigerator and more.
Ok I have a lot to edit so see you soon.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

New Cricut Cartridge and Vlog at Crafts By Two House

Hi Everyone I was going to post my first blog video at Crafts By Two House, Alone in the house while they are at work. Watch to see.

Here is the newest Anna Griffin cartridge and it is available now and only $19.99 for the digital cartridge, it is not included in subscription because it is licensed.

Elegant Embellishments  

Here is my vlog video!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Road Trip

Hi Everyone!
I went on a Road Trip Still not home yet. Here is the beginning of the trip. I took unedited videos with my phone so you could follow along as I drove.  I did this on my vlogging channel if you are not a subscriber go here and subscribe

Here is my road trip.









There is more to come.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Enter to Win an Explore


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Monday, August 11, 2014

Inspiration for more Gift Card Holders

If you missed my first blog post about my gift card holder you can go here. 

I shared the file with my Patreon supporters and here is what a few of them created.

These were done by Evelyn Webb



These were done Shannon Coyne









These were done by Diane Potter
She added magnets to hold closed.






These were done by Jessica Sommers


These were made by Kristen Gibbons-Johnson




These were shared in my Patreon Facebook Group and they are so great I had to share with everyone.   
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