Tuesday, December 11, 2300

Cricut Explore Design Space Tutorials

Design Space may look a little difficult and overwhelming but it is quite simple when you know what to do.  I have been doing tutorials to show you how simple it truly is. So check out these tutorials and play with your Explore today

{What is new in Design Space 2.0}

{Basics of Design Space part 1}
{Basics of Design Space part 2}
{How to Upload Your Own Photos In Design Space}
{How To Card Tutorial}
{How to use codes in Design Space} updated for 2.0
{How to Contour in Design Space}
{How to use text in Design Space}
{How to use custom setting in Design Space}
{How To Size Envelopes}
{Print Then Cut}
{How to use slice with Artfully Sent}
{How to make a 3D snowflake and how to add score lines}
{Split Images Using Slice}
{Vinyl Tutorial}
{How To Make Your Own Pattern Alphabet}
{How To Emboss Using Design Space}
{How To Write On The Inside Of A Card}
{How To Make A State Outline Sign}
{How To Make Sequins}
{How To Make A Chipboard Alphabet Book}i
{How To Make A Shaped Monogram}
{How To Do Knockout Text}
{How To Cut An Image Larger Than The Mat}
{Attach Vs Slice}
{How To Upload Layers Without A SVG}
{Making A Custom Cut Out Card On The Ipad}
{Partial Die Cut A Window}
{How To Make A Pop Up Image}


5 Minute Tutorials
{How To Make A Solid Layer}
{Print Then Cut A White Background}
{Make A Watercolor Image}
{How To Cut Multiple Colors On One Mat}
{How To Make A Shaped Card}


Create Your Card Series
{Create A Outline Shaker Card}
{Create A Bendi Card}
{Create A Triple Time Card}
{Create A Camouflage Die Cut Card}

There will be more to come.  Is there a tutorial you would like to see? Let me know in the comments below.

I offer one on one classes for Cricut Design Space. Stop by for more {details}.

To make sure you don't miss out on any new tutorials, artwork or members only specials, as it is easy to miss posts on Facebook and I don't post to all of them, join my {Facebook group}

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I have also added a pin button on all of my posts so you can easily add artwork to you Pinterest account

You can print or save a .pdf version of each tutorial. At the bottom of the post is a print friendly button

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Create Your Card - Create A Pop Of Color Diecut Card


Welcome to this weeks Create Your Card Video. I will be showing you how to make a pop of color diecut card. 

This technique is pretty simple. The color is what makes it pop. It has an embossed look to it. You can use any diecut, but they need to be smaller. You need a few diecuts to make this work. 


 I am using image #M131512 from Artfully Sent. Make sure to ungroup before you use contour.

 To get my text, I used contour to get it as a positive. Just click the card to get the thanks as a positive.

 To decide my sizing and placement, I used the card option under set canvas. I used slice to remove the exclamation point for the rest of the diecuts. I chose to make the colored diecut slightly larger. Duplicate as many as you choose. 



I want to show you a trick I learned on how to slice multiple images all at once. I forgot to weld a word together to slice and was unable to do so. I welded the word together and was able to slice.  So you can use this technique with anything. Select and weld.


 For this card, I wanted to cut off the excess . Insert and rectangle and size to the size of the card. Select your welded image and rectangle and slice.



There you have it. Multiple images being sliced once.


 Since the words are welded together, it will cut as one. So I placed a strip of blue where the image is on the mat. 



I hope you enjoy the video.  Stop by next week for a brand new card and video.


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Recipe:

Paper - 
   1385  White Daisy Cardstock.
   X5770  Glacier Cardstock
   X254  Cards And Envelopes

Other -
   Z3017  Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge

Monday, May 25, 2015

Tutti Frutti At Heart 2 Heart

Hi. We have a new challenge for you over at {Heart 2 Heart}. This week is all about Tutti Frutti. This one is going to be fun. Bright colors, fruit, even the song can be your inspiration. Or you can use our May special, Taste Of Summer. It has bright colors and fruit.


I used Taste Of Summer for my project. I took advantage of the bright fun patterns on the backside and the fruit patterns. This layout is good for using leftovers from other projects because the chevrons use a 1 x 2 inch piece of paper.

This month has been crazy with my hubby being gone, so the plans I had for this paper pack kinda went down the drain. This is one of the layouts I did manage to finish.



No stamping on this layout. I just used images from Artbooking. Hello (#M3D1EE) and the sun (#M3F370) were used as is. I altered the chevron (#M417D1) and sliced endless summer (#M3F95C) so I only had summer.



Here is what I did to the chevron. I used contour to remove the center. Then I unlocked the proportions and made it 2 in by 1 in.

I hope you enjoyed this project. We would love if you were to play along with us for Tutti Frutti challenge. You have all month to play along with this and all of May's challenges at {Heart 2 Heart}.


If you would to like to recreate any of my projects, you can order the materials at {nikkageers.ctmh.com}.


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I offer one on one classes for Cricut Design Space. Stop by for more {details}.




Recipe:

Paper -
   CC1038  Taste Of Summer
   X5929  Whisper Cardstock
   1385  White Daisy Cardstock

Other -
   Z1906  Artbooking Cricut Cartridge

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Create Your Card

I apologize. There will be no video for today.  My husband just got back and I am spending some quality time with him. I will be back next week.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Cricut Explore Tutorial - Pop Up Diecut


Hello again. I have new tutorial for you . I have been trying to figure this one out since I started doing tutorials. But I have finally figure it out. 

Pop up cards are so cool. You see them everywhere. Most are made with a die cut specifically to do the partial cutting. 




I did this all in Design Space, so lets show you how.


To do this technique, you must use an image with a shadow, or and image that you can easily make a gap between the background and the image. You will see what I am talking about soon. You can narrow you search to show only multi layer image. But the second layer must be a shadow, not a backer at the same size.
In the card above, I used #M417E3. In the tutorial I used #M47295. The image I used in the tutorial was not part of the subscription, so I found one so I could cut it.
Make sure to ungroup and delete any layers you will not be using. I had to unhide (the eye in the layers tab) some of the layers to find the shadow layer.

 You will being using two squares for this technique. Make one the the size you want for the background. I am using a A2 size for the tutorial. The second one will be sized smaller. this is what will weld together the image to the base. You may want it to be larger or smaller. It really depends on what look you are going for.


Take your shadow layer and place it where you would like it on the background. Use the align options if you would like it centered. Slice the shadow from the base. Delete the shadow once it is done.


Weld the smaller rectangle to the image. Use align to make it centered. You can also use an oval for a more rounded look.
 

Align you image in the sliced area. You can try to resize a little larger, but make sure none of the image is touching the base. Anything touching will be welded together. Select the image and the base and weld.























Now your image is complete. Do try to make the gap as small as you can. When you fold it flat, it will show the size difference. Once it is folded up though, it is not as visible. The image I cut had a larger gap. The shadow was a bit larger than the image and I did enlarge it as much as I could.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Come back soon for more tutorials and videos.

If you would like to check out my other tutorials, visit my {tutorial page}.

To make sure you don't miss out on any new tutorials, artwork, videos or members only specials, as it is easy to miss posts on Facebook and I don't post to all of them, join my {Facebook group}.

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I offer one on one classes for Cricut Design Space. Stop by for more {details}.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Create Your Card - Create A Camouflage




 Hi. Back with a new card in the Create Your Card series. I will show you how to do the camouflage die cut technique.  This will give a look of a hidden die cut. The photos will help explain this.


In the video, I mention how I like to give a border around the card, so it isn't just one layer. Here is the difference. I think that border makes the card pop more.








Yes, this is the same card I made in the video. I used a file to buff of the color from the oops. I had to hide the bottom one because it was a little too big to buff out. This only works as long as the paper is not white core. You sand a white core, you see the white. All Close To My Heart  cardstock has a white core.


Close ups of the die cut so you can see it better. 



Now you can use any die cuts, but I will show you how to do this in Design Space.

 Chose your image or word. I used #M3CDD2 from Artbooking. You will also need a square for your card base.

 You will size the square to the card base size, or slightly smaller if you want to mat the card like I do in the video. 
Size the die cut , and duplicate 2 to 3 times. 

 Select the card and the original image/text and attach.

Since all the cuts will be on white paper, go to sync and drag until all the cuts are the same color. This will have it cut out on one mat.

Here is the video on how to make the rest of the card.



I hope you enjoyed this weeks card. Stop by next week for a brand new card/video.

Subscribe to my {Youtube Channel} for updates on new Create Your Card videos.

If you would like to check out my other tutorials, visit my {tutorial page}.

To make sure you don't miss out on any new tutorials, artwork, videos or members only specials, as it is easy to miss posts on Facebook and I don't post to all of them, join my {Facebook group}.

If you would to recreate any of my projects, you can order the materials at {nikkageers.ctmh.com}.

I offer one on one classes for Cricut Design Space. Stop by for more {details}.



Recipe:

Stamps -
   C1604  Forever In My Heart

Paper -
   X5751  Sorbet Cardstock 
   1385  White Daisy Cardstock
   X254  Cards And Envelopes

Ink -
   Z2164  Sorbet Ink Pad

Other -
   Z3024  White Shimmer Trim
   Z1906  Artbooking Cricut Cartridge

Monday, May 11, 2015

Game On At Heart 2 Heart

Welcome to this weeks challenge at {Heart 2 Heart}.


It's game on this week. We want to see your game inspired projects. It could be your favorite team, someone playing sports, or be inspired by board games. 

I had a hard time with this challenge. I did play sports when I was a kid. Soccer while I was in elementary and was on the basketball team in middle school. But I can't find my pictures of those. Although I have problems finding any pictures right now because of the move. Not everything is unpacked and sad to say it is all piled up in front of the closet. But I digress. I can not remember the sizes of the photos so I don't like to do layouts when I have no clue about the photos being used. So those layouts will have to be done later.

I remember seeing scrabble tiles somewhere and I knew what I was going to do. Finally.


The tiles are 6 x 6. I will be adding them to a canvas so they look like it's not just a piece of paper on the wall. Which they are right now. For the photos. Kinda. 
I did try stamping a wood grain on the paper, but couldn't get it to look the way I wanted. It is pretty simple, just Bamboo cardstock and vinyl. The font I used is called Gulim. I wanted something that looked exactly like the real thing. And this is pretty close. 



Here they are all on the wall, spelling my whole name. I didn't know what I wanted to spell. so I went basic.

I hope you enjoyed this project. You have all month long to join us for this and all of the other challenges for May at {Heart 2 Heart}. Remember, you must use some Close To My Heart product to play along.

To make sure you don't miss out on any new tutorials, artwork or members only specials, as it is easy to miss posts on Facebook and I don't post to all of them, join my {Facebook group}

Subscribe to my {Youtube Channel} for updates on new Create Your Card videos.

I offer one on one classes for Cricut Design Space. Stop by for more {details}.


If you would to recreate any of my projects, you can order the materials at {nikkageers.ctmh.com}