Hello! Now that most of us have had our Cricut Explore for a little while, we have started venturing out beyond the basics. Or maybe you are new to Cricut and are just learning. First, congrats on your new machine if you are a newbie! It is an amazing tool in our crafting world. The Explore has MANY new things it can do and they are constantly adding more features. One of the many awesome things the Cricut Explore can do is it has the ability to use fonts from your computer (system fonts). If you have never downloaded a font before, this may be a mystery to you. I will warn you though, once you start . . . it’s hard to stop. You will find before too long you have hundreds of fonts on your computer to pick from. Now, once it is downloaded, how do you use it in Design Space?
I have created a little video tutorial below that will decode the mystery of downloading a font onto your computer and using it in Design Space. BUT, the possibilities don’t stop there. Once you have that font installed it is available to use in ANY program on your computer that uses fonts. Watch the video then like, share and comment and let me know what you think. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me and I’d be happy to help.
Have a wonderful day and HAPPY CRAFTING!!
My current stash of adhesives I generally use for paper crafting and cards.
This past week while I was making some cards I was thinking about all the different options out there for adhesives for projects. Today, I thought I’d share with your my personal experience and opinions on adhesives I use when making cards and paper crafting. These are by no means all the glues I’ve used. I have some that are only for my scrapbooks, some that I use for general crafts and even ones to use for projects the kids do for school. I have yet to find that one and only, do all adhesive for all my projects. There are also some adhesives out there that I’ve heard a lot about but have yet to try (E6000 for example). Here are my favorite paper crafting and card making adhesives and some reasons why. Continue reading
Free cut project of the week 9/18 to 9/25
The spiders are gone *insert sad face here*. A couple days ago I told you about the free cut of the week of creepy, crawly spiders for Halloween. The awesome free cut project from last week is no longer available for free in Cricut Craft Room. Now you can purchase it for $1.99 for digital and you will have it available to you all the time. This week, they have a new Halloween project available to cut. Continue reading
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Free Project of the week 9/11 to 9/18
Each week Cricut offers a free cut of the week to use in Cricut Craft Room. This past week the free cut was for some awesome Halloween Spiders. Generally Cricut offers these cuts from Wednesday to Wednesday so there is only a few hours more info
left for this creepy free cut. Occasionally though they are offered for longer than the one week. If you have the Craft Room software, make sure you check out the free cuts each week. Lately they have been Halloween themed. The free cut for September 18th to September 25th is Moveable Monsters. Take advantage of these great images while they are still here to create Spooky creations for your house on Halloween night.
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So I recently decided to start crafting again. I want to make a bunch of cards to either sell or at least to bundle and give as gifts to friends and family that still enjoy sending snail mail notes from time to time. I drug out my Cricut Personal and hooked it up to Cricut Craft Room. Every week, Cricut offers a new set of images as a free cut. They are released every Wednesday and there have been so many awesome ones that I find myself checking Craft Room often to see what the next “free cuts” will be. Every now and then, a cut will stay up for more than a week or they will stick a mystery cut in there. On this particular trip into the Craft Room program, Spring Holiday Cards was the free cut. I had so much fun making St. Patrick’s Day cards and Easter Cards. I was even able to play with one in Craft Room and turn it into a birthday/special day type card. When you use the software, you are able to hide some of the cut lines and modify the images a little. It is so much fun and so addicting. Here are the few cards I made that lazy Sunday afternoon. I’ll do my best to list the supplies I used though some of this stuff I have had forever and I’m not sure where I got them. All of these images were cut from the Spring Holiday Cards cartridge at 3″ and are on a standard 4 1/2″ x 5″ card. Continue reading