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‘Tis the Seasons Video Hop – The Final Stop

Tis the Seasons Video Hop Sponsored by SVGCuts.com Final Stop

We hope you have enjoyed following us along on our ‘Tis the Seasons Video Hop featuring projects by and sponsored by SVGCuts.   If you haven’t done it already, make sure you watch each of the five videos that were posted everyday starting on November 17th and collect all the code words that are somewhere in the video.  If you have made it here to my blog, you are probably ready to enter your code words into the drawings to win one of five $20 gift cards to SVGCuts.com.  One lucky entry will also win a Sizzix Big Shot on Thanksgiving Day (November 27th).  And EVERYONE that enters all five words correctly wins a discount code for 25% off your purchase at SVGCuts.com (emailed on November 27th and only valid 11/27/14 and 11/28/14).

Just in case you missed any, here is the hop order (or watch the playlist below) . . .

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‘Tis the Seasons Video Hop – A Good Day at the Office

Tis the Seasons Video Hop Sponsored by SVGCutsVideo 5 of 5

We hope you have enjoyed our ‘Tis the Seasons Video Hop this week.  I know we have had so much fun sharing our projects with you and showcasing some of the amazing files that are created by Leo and Mary at SVGCuts.com.  If you have missed any of the videos, there are links at the end of this post to each of them.  Make sure you haven’t missed any of them.  There are some fun projects showing all the exciting and different ways you can use the SVG Cuts files.

Also, if you have been following along, you should have also been collecting all the code words to be entered in the drawings to win one of five $20 gift cards to SVGCuts.com.  One entry will also win a Sizzix Big Shot and EVERYONE with the correct code words will receive a coupon code good for 25% off your purchase at SVGCuts.com on November 27th (Coupon valid November 27th and 28th ONLY).  For more info on the contest and when the giveaways will be, check out my blog post  . . . ‘Tis the Seasons Video Hop – The Final Stop.

Tis The Season Video Hop #5

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‘Tis the Seasons Video Hop

2014 'Tis the Seasons Video HopJoin myself and 4 other amazing crafters to celebrate the holiday season with a video hop featuring projects from SVGCuts.  We will post a video every day for five days starting November 17th.  These videos will feature five different and talented YouTube Crafters!  Watch each day and collect code words.  On the final day, fill out a small form with name, email and your correct code words to enter into a drawing for one of five $20 gift cards to SVGCuts.com!

Here is the hop order . . .

November 17th – Melody Lane  (https://www.youtube.com/user/MelodyLane815)
Video: http://youtu.be/MIRHWQB52Kg

November 18th – Crafts By Two  (https://www.youtube.com/CraftsByTwo)
Video: http://youtu.be/DxIrNS5CEko

November 19th – Crafting on the Dollar  (https://www.youtube.com/user/CraftingOnTheDollar)
Video: http://youtu.be/Konw_0HjN08

November 20th – Off Kilter Crafter  (https://www.youtube.com/user/OffKilterCrafterian)
Video: http://youtu.be/ycY8p3FirbA

November 21st – ME!!   Shutterscape Creations  (https://www.youtube.com/user/Shutterscape315) Continue reading

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Warm Winter Wishes

Winter Wishes Block CardHello on this cold and snowy day.  Today I have a card project I did to share with you.  I saw a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers for a building block card and decided I would give it a try.  Now… I have a Cricut Explore so I thought why not try to create a cut file in Design Space to let my Cricut do some of the work for me.  After a couple hours of work, I had the base file for the card.  Now came the fun of creating a dressed up version. Continue reading

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Washi Tape Card #1 – Along Came a Spider

Along Came A Spider

Happy Washi Wednesday! Hope everyone is having a fantastic day.

Rainbow Washi Tape CardToday marks the first card in my new washi tape card series.  I took a card I had made previously and put in my shop and revamped it for the upcoming Halloween holiday.  I used an image from the newest Cricut cartridge Potions and Spells for my greeting on the front of the card (love the images on that cartridge by the way).  I made my card base in Design Space also since I was cutting the image though you could skip this step and just cut it with a paper trimmer and fold it in half.  The green words were cut out in outdoor vinyl (Oracal 651) to make assembly easier and save the need to attach the letters separately.  I inked the edges of both the card and the rectangle in Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink and stamped a Stampabilities spider web in the corner. The Halloween washi tape I chose were from Queen & Co.  (not sure if they are still available), the orange and purple were both from a Peachy Cheap offer and the white Beware tape is a dollar bin (Studio G?) tape from Joann’s. I finished it off with some tiny spiders from an older Close to My Heart set of woodblock stamps called Spinning Spider, a bling spider from Hobby Lobby and my favorite Wink of Stella pen.

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Attention All Whovians

Blue Sci-Fi Time Box 5Calling all Doctor Who fans. . . I just got done creating this amazing card for my friend Ken Kindler over at Crafts By Two for his birthday.   I really wanted to make something special for him and I knew he was a fan of Doctor Who so when
I found this cut file at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons I knew it would be the perfect card for him.  I used my Cricut Explore to add some personal touches also.  It’s the little details on this card that make it so amazing.  I had a lot of fun with the inside also.  The card was a little late so wrote a belated birthday greeting to him Whovian Style and even included Happy Birthday in Gallifreyan.  Check out the photo gallery below to see more pictures of this fun project.  This card is also
 available for purchase in my shop. It is there you can also order the customized version of the card.  Remember, there is always free shipping on any order of $10 or more and free local delivery for any size order if you are in the Colorado Springs area.   Crafts By Two also featured the card on their YouTube channel in this Two’s Got Mail video from July 2014.  If you don’t follow their channel you really should.  They have amazing tutorials, hauls and crafting fun.  Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for following me. 

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Working with Fonts in Cricut Design Space

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!!

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by | June 18, 2014 · 8:18 am