Showing posts with label cricut expression. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cricut expression. Show all posts

Saturday, March 5, 2011

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU SATURDAYS!!

 Which machine do you prefer for die-cutting?  Let us know!!

 The Cricut                                               The Silhoutte                                         












Tell us what you primarily use your machine for!

Here's my choice...I own a Cricut Expression Machine, The Cricut Imagine & The Cricut Gypsy !!  Yes my husband does not like that I took up such a time consuming (but rewarding) hobby!!  I find myself using both (sometimes all 3) of my machines at the same time, more often than not.  The kinds of things I like doing are projects for/with my son, cards & scrapbooks, as well as home decor.  I love doing all kinds!

Craft-e-Corner Team
Melissa

Friday, November 5, 2010

Who wants a Cricut Imagine or has one???

Well the Cricut Imagine Machine has been out for a little more than a month, let us know what you think!  If you have one or not!  Good or Bad!!  Do you want one? Are you going to get one for Christmas???

I tell ya I got mine and I was soooo excited, I set it up which was not hard, and within 20 minutes I had a customized get well card!  It's so great!  However, I have not given up my Cricut Expression Machine because it still gives me the freedom of cutting out the 12x24 paper & vinyl & chipboard. 

But for those of you who do have or will have the Cricut Imagine Machine you WILL need white cardstock... and yes you guessed it! We just got our shipment of American Crafts all white 12x12 cardstock!!  With the Imagine you will only need white cardstock, leave the rest of the work to your imagination and the Cricut Imagine Machine!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

And yet our last project for this week! Yes we used Cricut Machine Cartridge Happy Hauntings!!

I gave Bobbi Jo a break and I want to share a project that I did! This had to be my most favorite Halloween, to date!  I got to dress up in the best era ever...the 80's with a blue Mohawk and some ginormous jewelry!!  My son was Batman for the 3rd year in a row!  But we had great weather and it was so much fun Trick-or-Treating in my mom's neighborhood.

But to get to the project:

I used my Cricut Expression Machine and Gypsy, and the Cricut Machine Cartridge Happy Hauntings.  I picked up an unfinished frame at Michael's.  I also used the following colored paper: American Craft (AC) Cardstock Foil  green, orange, American Craft Cardstock Glitter, & black.  I then used a silver sheet to make the gate. For the embellishments I used the Making Memories Spook Alley Halloween pack.

I started by painting the frame with Viva Decor Precious Metal Paint, Coral, Silver & Gold Green.  It took a couple days to get it painted cause of the 3 sections.  Then I hooked up my Gypsy to the Expression Machine. Using the Happy Hauntings Cartridge, I cut out the tombstone w/grass at 3", the gate at 5" and the bat frame and used the inside of it, cut the top off to use that part of it to fit on the middle section of the frame.  I attached the "beware" sign with some silver brads, added some gems & the little fabric bats from the Spook Alley pack to the frame, and finally my pictures!!  I also decorated the tombstones with glitter paint.  PRESTO WHAMO you have a great frame & memories. At least this one isn't too spooky!!

I hope you enjoy & let me know what you think, or if you have any questions!
     












Craft-e-Corner
Melissa

Thursday, October 28, 2010

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & it's coming to an end...

But for too many people their struggle with this horrible Cancer are just starting their fight.  Here is a video showing how to make a card using the Cricut Machine Cartridge Stand & Solute, 3M Craft Post-it Paper, Cricut Expression Machine & some love!!  Thanks for the great card Megan!!  You can see more of Megan's videos at www.aboverubiesstudio.com.




~Craft-e-Corner Team
Melissa

Custom Lighting with Cricut Machine Cartridge Happy Hauntings!!

Have you ever seen those "Krafty Bloks" at your local craft store ( I got mine at Hobby Lobby)?  I was so excited to see them there.  Years ago my husband and I tried making lights out of glass blocks, but drilling a hole in the block to accommodate the light was proving to be too difficult for us.  Then came the Krafty Blok.  Glass blocks already drilled, ready for your decorative touch.  Brilliant!!  the ideas are endless, but here's what I came up with!


This Halloween light was made using a store bought Krafty Blok, Stand and Light kit. I used Modge Podge to glue the scrapbook paper to each side of the block and then I brushed more Modge Podge all over the top of the paper. (It gives it a protective coating and almost makes it feel like it’s petrified!)

For the front, I cut out a black spooky frame using the Cricut Machine Cartridge Happy Hauntings , and of course, Modge Podged that on. For the final touch, I painted some wood letters green and sprinkled then with glitter and super glued them on to spell BOO.

For the back, I just cut out on my Cricut machine two witch hat shapes from Happy Hauntings. Modge Podged the first one to the block, and stuck the second one on top of the first one with those double sided foam dot adhesives to make it pop off the block.

A little ribbon Modge Podged around the sides of the Blok, followed by a hand looped bow at the top, and I am now the talk of the town!  This was so much fun to make! 


I would really love to hear feedback on these projects.  Better yet, send me some photos of your ideas that have become a reality!  Email me at bobbijo@craft-e-corner.com and maybe I can feature a project YOU made in our next newsletter!  I need a break:)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Craft-e-Cricut!! More using Cricut Machine Cartridge Happy Hauntings & Making Memories Fusible Web for the Slice Machine!!

As you might already know, I am a new Cricut user.  My machine has taken over my dining room table and I have been putting it to the test.  It seems like every day I have some new, clever idea that I just have to try!! But I think it's paying off.  Just look at what I did!  I am so proud of these items.  They were time consuming but, Oh So Bobbi Jo!!  Go Cricut!

Check out my Boo Shirt! I bought this little cotton shirt on clearance months ago, and finally the day has arrived that I was able to transform it into something great!

You'll need:
~A shirt
~Fabric for your images (100% cotton works best)
~Ribbon and Button (Optional but sure is cute)
~Iron

Pick a fabric for the ghost. Cut a piece large enough for the size you desire. Cut a piece of fusible web a hair smaller than the fabric size you chose. Iron the fusible web to the BACK side of the fabric. Then, lay the Fabric/Web piece on your Cricut mat, FABRIC side down. I also recommend using blue painters tape to adhere all the edges to the mat. Set your regular blade on level 6, pressure 4, and speed 2 and cut your Ghost. (from Happy Hauntings) Repeat these steps for the word Boo from Pumpkin Carving and the spider on the back of the shirt (Happy Hauntings) After all your shapes are cut, peel the backing off them, lay them out on the shirt, and iron them on! I added a little handmade bow with a ghost button for that extra something special.

*Note: When cutting words out, you must use the “Flip” feature button on your Cricut or they will be backwards when you iron them on.

**Don't forget to go our Facebook page and vote for your favorite Card!! 

Craft-e-Corner Team
Bobbi Jo

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Another great project from MINI MONSTERS!

This would be a great gift idea for anyone's
Trick or Treat bag!!

Supplies - This is what your pieces will look like before they are all put together.  

See the images below to see the finished pages.
  • 3 ½ inch jack o lantern out of orange
  • 3 ½ inch jack o lantern layer 1 out of black
  • 3 ½ inch jack o lantern layer 1 shift out of green
  • 3 ½ inch jack o lantern layer 2 out of white
  • 4 inch pumpkin 2 out of orange
  • 4 inch pumpkin 2 shift layer 2 out of black
  • 4 inch pumpkin 2 shift layer 1 out of green
  • 4 inch pumpkin 2 layer 2 out of white
    Adhere the pumpkin pieces together.  Cut two 4 x 5 ½ inch pieces from the orange paper.  These will be used as matte for the two 3 ½ x 5 photos.  Adhere the orange matte pieces to the top of the black 12 x 12 page, spacing as you feel appropriate.  Adhere the finished pumpkins to the bottom of the page, again spacing as you feel appropriate.  Cut out the “carving pumpkins” and “Jack-o-Lanterns” rub-on and rub onto the page one under the matte in the middle and one at the very bottom of the page.  Use the green Stickles for the stems of the pumpkins.

    -Craft-e-Corner Team
     Melissa

      Thursday, April 8, 2010

      New Cartridges In Stock

      We recently received a shipment with new and old cartridges. We try hard to make every cartridge available to our customers. So visit anytime to get new items at great prices and Free U.S. Shipping.

      Some of the new ones include:
      • Just Because Cards
      • Nursery Rhymes
      • Create a Critter
      • Give a Hoot
      • Preserves
      • Robotz