Happy 1st Birthday Step Up Card

Hello My Fellow Crafters,

I had so much fun making this birthday card for our great nieces 1st Birthday.

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This Cricut Explore Air machine is the BEST and using the Design Space to create these fun looking cards is so much easier then I expected (since I am really not a computer person) 🙂

I also used the Cuttlebug with an embossing folder to get the flower image onto the white cardstock.

There are so many great things about the Cricut Explore and Design space but what I have noticed is that I am not wasting paper anymore. I know exactly where everything is going to cut on the cutting mat because your computer screen shows what piece of the image is going to cut next.  I think that’s SUPER COOL 🙂

Make It A Great Day and Don’t Forget To Leave Time To Craft!

 

Introducing The New Cricut Access

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Hello My Fellow Crafters,

Hope you all had a great weekend.  Today I want to share with you some great news from Cricut.  They introduced the New Cricut Access.

Cricut Access

Monthly Cricut Access™

Get instant access to over 30,000 non-licensed* images, fonts, and projects for endless possibilities! Plans are a much better value than individual image purchases, and monthly gives you the most flexibility. Plus, you receive 10% off all purchases on Cricut.com and Design Space®. Cancel anytime.

• The most flexible plan
• Instant unlimited access over 30,000 images, 1,000 projects, and 370 fonts
• 10% off purchases on Cricut.com and Design Space®
• Multilayered images, single-cut images, fonts, 3D projects, and much more!
• Automatic renewal; cancel anytime

$9.99/month

Annual Cricut Access™

Get instant access to over 30,000 non-licensed* images, fonts, and projects for endless possibilities! A full year is an easy, one-time payment of $95.88 ($7.99/month). Plus, you receive 10% off all purchases on Cricut.com and Design Space®. The annual plan is by far our best value.

• The best value on images!
• Instant unlimited access to over 30,000 images, 1,000 projects, and 370 fonts
• 10% off purchases on Cricut.com and Design Space®
• Multilayered images, single-cut images, fonts, 3D projects, and much more!
• Easy, one-time pay

$95.88

*At this time, licensing agreements disallow Disney, Sesame Street, Autodesk, or other licensed content in Cricut Access.

By purchasing Cricut Access, you agree to the Terms of Use. Purchase is non-refundable and non-transferable. Billing automatically occurs annually. The 10% discount is only applicable on Cricut.com (US and CA only) and in Cricut Design Space™. The 10% off cannot be used to purchase or renew Cricut Access™, to purchase Cricut Circle™, or on iOS in-app purchases.

Make It A Great Day and Don’t Forget To Leave Time To Craft!

Cricut Facts – Week #4

Hello My Fellow Crafters,

Can you believe this is the 4th week of Cricut Facts?  Time flies when you are having fun crafting with Cricut 🙂

Now that you’re more familiar with Cricut Explore One, Cricut Explore Air and Cricut Design Space, it’s time to chat about some of the really neat things you can create when you put it all  together.

As you’re getting familiar with your Cricut machine, it’s a great idea to take advantage of the free  Make it Now projects and images that you get with Cricut Design Space™.

For example, check out this adorable 3D Hot Air Balloons Mobile. It’s a fun, easy starter project and makes for the perfect baby shower or  toddler’s birthday gift (and can you believe it’s made with felt?). And what’s a gift without a card? Cricut has an incredible selection of card examples made with Cricut Explore machines. There’s even a whole selection dedicated to everything baby, which is where I came across this cute baby shower card.

Birthday

What better way to tell someone how special they are than with a hand/Cricut-made card and gift? This super  fun shaker card is perfect for a 21+ birthday. And even if you purchase a gift, you can always use your Cricut Explore machine to personalize it. For example, if you bought a friend a purse or a wallet, you could use your machine to monogram it with their initials. Or if you bought them a plain shirt or sweater, you could customize it with a fun image or statement.   I love this sparkly pineapple t-shirt. All you need is a blank shirt, a roll of Cricut Iron-on, and images from the Cricut® Summer Love image set.

Pool Party

Soak up the summer fun with a pool party! You can use your Cricut Explore to create everything from invitations to decorations. Here are some really creative ideas for how to add some special splash to a pool party.

Engagement/Wedding

Make your own beautiful table decorations, banners, party favor boxes, cards, and more for the happy couple in just a few minutes! You’ll find some really impressive ideas in Cricut’s Design Space, such as this lovely Mr. & Mrs. card.

There are an unbelievable number of project examples in the Design Space, which are categorized by type (e.g. baby, holidays, home décor, school, food, etc.) and by level (easy, moderate, and advanced). You can also find a ton of great ideas for projects on Cricut’s Blog and also on our Pinterest page.

The summer season is a perfect time to get your very own Cricut machine and familiarize yourself with Design Space and all the incredible projects you can create.   Try out a few projects each month and you’ll be amazed  at how easy it is. By the time the holiday season rolls around, you’ll be a Cricut pro and will totally WOW your friends and family with your stunning crafting skills!

Make It A Great Day and Don’t Forget To Leave Time to Craft!

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Cricut Facts – Week #3

Hello My Fellow Crafters,

Hope you all had a fun 4th of July weekend.

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If you read last week’s post, you now know why Cricut’s Explore One™ and Explore Air™ machines are so incredible – and a must-have for any crafter.

But what bridges the gap between the creative ideas in your head and the Cricut machine is the Cricut Design Space.

Cricut’s Design Space™ is software for PC, Mac®, iPhone®  and iPad® that you get for free with your Cricut machine of choice.

Instead of trying to figure out how to make your project, Design Space gives you the ability to focus on what you want to make. Your Cricut machine takes it from there and brings it to life.

With Design Space, you can start designing from scratch on your computer, iPhone® or iPad®, or you can use a pre-designed, Make It Now™ project. These ready-to-make projects are created by professional artists and include everything from home décor to fashion to paper crafting, and even a variety of FREE projects.

If you want to use one of Cricut’s 50K+ images, you can try them out in the Design Space to see which will look best in your project before you commit to purchasing it.

Uploading Images

When you’re ready to start designing, you can either use one of Cricut’s 50K+ images or easily upload your own using the “Upload Images” tool in Design Space. You can upload and cut .svg, .jpg, .png, .bmp, .gif, and .dxf files absolutely FREE.   You can even use fonts already installed on your computer.

Cut What You Want® tool

The Design Space’s Cut What You Want® tool makes it easy to convert your design into a cuttable image in just a few clicks!

The  Cricut Design Space™ app for iPad® and iPhone®

Cricut’s easy-to-use app for the iPad® and iPhone® makes it possible for you can design anytime and anywhere inspiration strikes you.

It also allows you to access all the project’s that you’ve personally designed, whether on your iOs device or your PC or Mac, and gives you access to all the Make-it-Now projects.

With this app, you can start a project while at the beach, enhance it at the ice-cream shop, add some embellishments while cozying up on your couch, and then cut it on the Cricut Explore in your craft room.  Plus, it’s cloud-based, so your projects are always synced   across all your devices.

P.S. Cricut is working on an Android™ app right now, so don’t feel left out if you don’t have an iPad or iPhone.

In a nutshell, Cricut Design Space™ gives you the creative freedom to  design just about anything! Make party invitations,                decorations, and favors. Create seasonal home décor or personalize wedding gifts.   Add embellishments to your favorite photo memories.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!   That’s why next week’s post (the last on in this series) will focus on some really fun and interesting projects that people have created using their Cricut machine and the Cricut Design Space.

Until then…

Make It A Great Day and Don’t Forget To Leave Time To Craft!

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