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}
{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}


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}

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

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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

Thursday, April 30, 2015

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Just Sayin'


It's May, so we have a new Stamp Of The Month blog hop for you. We are featuring Just Sayin' this month.


This hop is a circle, so keep hopping until you back to where you started. If you are continuing this hop, you will be coming from the talented {Wendy Coffman}. Next in this hop is the wonderful {Michelle Loncar}





I knew I wanted to do a rainbow card. I sat and played with these triangles (#M455D2) and this is the winner.  The arrow behind the sentiment is actually the enjoy the moment stamp. I flipped it over and used the back. This works great if you like the shape of the stamp and not want to use the detailed part of it. The sentiment is from the Operation Smile stamp set, Happy Everything. 


I hope you enjoyed my project. Next in this hop is {Michelle Loncar}.

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If you would like to make this card, you can place your order at {nikkageers.ctmh.com}



Recipe:

Stamps -
   S1505  Just Sayin'
   D1653  Happy Everything

Paper -
   1835 White Daisy Cardstock
   X254  Cards And Envelopes

Ink -
   Z2191 Sunset Ink Pad
   Z2170  Ruby Ink Pad
   Z2155  Topiary Ink Pad
   Z2643  Canary Ink Pad
   Z2190  Gypsy Ink Pad
   Z2192  Pacifica Ink Pad

Other -
   Z1906  Artbooking Cricut Cartridge

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Create Your Card - Create A Bendi Card


Hello. We have a new Create Your Card video for you today. This video was requested by Brenda Tucker-Newsome. 



I have never heard of these cards before, but I was sent a photo. Here is how to make them with the Explore.


I am using the new feature, insert images. You will need three squares, two hexagons, and 4 score lines.


You will need to change the sizes. The card base will be 5.5 x 4.25. Flap 1 will be 5.5 x 2.5. Flap 2 will be 5.5 x 2. I changed the colors so you can see them in the next steps.


You will need to change the sizes off the hexagons to the height of 1 inch. Line it up on the edge. Panel 1 will be on the right and panel 2 will be on the left. Use the new feature, align, to center vertically. This feature is awesome. I like it better than the Ipad option because with the Ipad, it locks in when trying to move it.


Weld the hexagons to the panels.


Add score lines to each panel on the opposite side of the tabs, half an inch in. Select and attach.


Line up panel one with the card base. Use align to bottom align. You will place the cut line 1 inch from the right. Use the tab for placement and size of score line. 


You will change the score lines to cut. Select and attach.


Line up panel 2 with panel 1 . Do the same as above, but place the score line 1.5 inches on the left side. Change to cut and attach. 


Now if you you want a curved edge like above, here is how you can do this.


Use paint to make the curved line. It looks like a straight line.


To make it curved, you will be clicking once to make the first curve and click again to make the second curve. You can adjust the curve however you like. Save and import into Design Space. If you don't know how to do this, here is a tutorial on {how to upload an image}.


This is how I decorated the card. I used candles (#M347B4 from Wild Card) and balloons (#M45A50 from Artiste) 


A trick I used for this. When you duplicate, it comes line diagonally. I used align top and they laid out perfectly so I can weld together. 



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To purchase the items to recreate this card, place your order at {nikkageers.ctmh.com} 



Recipe:

Happy Birthday Bendi Card

Stamps -
   B1419  Joyful Birthday

Paper -
   X5668  Honey Cardstock
   X5927  Ruby Cardstock
   X5639   Sweet Leaf Cardstock
   1385  White Daisy Cardstock

Ink -
   Z2170  Ruby Ink Pad
   Z2466  Vivid Green ShinHan Marker
   Z2449  Cerulean Blue Light ShinHan Marker
   Z2453  Lavender ShinHan Marker
   Z2450  Cherry Pink ShinHan Marker
   Z2452  Golden Yellow ShinHan Marker

Other -
   1512  Bonding Memories Glue Pen
   Z1790  Artiste Cricut Cartridge



Monday, April 27, 2015

Anything Goes - CTMH Style at Heart 2 Heart


Hi. We have a new challenge for you at Heart 2 Heart. 


This week is up to you. It's anything goes - CTMH style.  

My card is actually inspired by Tresa Black. But not by a card. She made a comment on another card using this finger about a pull my finger card. And I had to make one.


Funny thing is, it works two ways. You can actually pull the finger and there is a hidden message


It's such a dad thing to say so I had to make it into a father's day card.


To make the piece that pulls out, you need to make it a t shape.  Like the picture above. Cut a slit in the paper and insert. 

The finger and the letters (#M397B4) are cut from the Cricut. I love that it can cut my stamps for me. I hate fussy cutting. I could have cut the pull piece with the Cricut as well, but I didn't think about until later. 


Recipe :

Pull My Finger Card

Stamps -
   S1504  Typed Note
   B1416  Keyboard Uppercase

Paper -
   X254  Cards And Envelope
   1385  White Daisy Cardstock
   X7195B  Jackson Paper Pack

Ink -
   Z2111  Chocolate Ink Pad
   Z2105  Black Ink Pad

Other -
   Z1151  3D Foam Tape
   Z1790  Artiste Cricut Cartridge

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Create Your Card - Create An Outline Shaker Card


Hello. I am starting new series, Create Your Card. Every Wednesday I will be making a brand new card and post it on Youtube. I hope you enjoy them. They will be one take, no edits videos. So be nice. I do stumble on words sometimes. I work better with a script. 



This is the card we will be making.


Your can do this with any shape, but I will be using hearts in my example.

You will need 3 hearts (#M46EAC). Make one slightly bigger and move it out of the way.  Also add a rectangle (#M47638). 


Take the other two hearts. Make the one smaller. The size depends on how big you want the shaker to be. It will matter on what are placing in the shaker. You want it to big enough to have the items move freely through the shaker. Make sure to attach once done.


Size the rectangle. I chose this to be slightly smaller than the card base. Select the 3 and attach. Duplicate.
You will be cutting the group once for fun foam, and once with cardstock. The cut the larger heart in acetate. 


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


I hope you enjoyed this video. Come back next week for a new card. I will still be doing my tutorials on this blog. The videos will be for this series only.


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}.

Don't miss out on the member only special going on right now. Today's special is a Cricut Cartridge special. You don't want to miss it.

I have used the following Close To My Heart items, which you can buy at {nikkageers.ctmh.com}:
Art Philosophy Cartridge Z1686, White Daisy Cardstock 1385, Happy To Be Friends C1605, Pixie Ink Pad Z2644, Liquid Glass Z679, Bonding Memories Pen 1512

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sketch Challenge At Heart 2 Heart


Take two. I already finished this post but it did not save. Ugh. I hate when that happens.

I am sorry for anyone who has been following my blog, expecting new projects everyday this month. I got really sick, even had to go to the hospital, so I haven't been able to make it into the craft room. Plus I chose to do that on a whim so I did not have projects already done. Oh Well. I can always try later in the year.



We have a new challenge for you over at {Heart 2 Heart}. This week is a sketch challenge, made by me. (happy claps). 

Now you can follow this sketch exactly, or can use it as a guide. Just as long as we can see that this sketch is what inspired you. 


Sadly to say, I needed a sympathy card this week. My step grandmother passed. And I need a card to send to my parents. As a rule, you want sympathy cards to be simple and elegant. So I chose to do a one layer cards using Black and Smokey Plum as my colors. 
How I followed the sketch was I used the background stamp for my rectangle and my sentiment is where the banners are. 

The flower is from an old retired set. It has a lot of the long, silhouette flowers. I thought of this set immediately when I knew I needed a sympathy card. I needed the background to be more muted than it was, so I took a baby wipe and pounced on the stamp. It is kinda hard to see in the photo, but the flower and the sentiment are in Smokey Plum.


I hope you will join us this week at {Heart 2 Heart}. You have all month to play along with all of the challenges for this month.  You will need to use some Close To My Heart products to play along. 

You can order at {nikkageers.ctmh.com}. Don't forget the grab bag special going on this month. 


Or my anniversary special, which you can find {here}


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}




Recipe:

With Sympathy Card

Stamps -
   A1146  Sincere Expressions
   D1544  Distressed Backgrounds
   Retired  Treasured Life

Paper -
   X254 Cards And Envelopes

Ink-
   Z2105  Black Ink Pad
   Z2147  Smokey Plum Ink Pad

Monday, April 6, 2015

It's here - Seasonal Expressions 2 Special Blog Hop


Welcome to our special blog hop. This is a circle hop, so keep on going until you get back to the blog you started from. If you did not start here, you should be coming from {Darlys Recker} blog. Next in the hop is {Terry Ann Diack} blog.


We have a brand new mini for you guys. Brand new items through August. Many of the items are limited time only. Almost all of the stamp sets will be available for a year. The ones that are only available while the mini is here are the hostess stamps and the Operation Smile stamp set.



Again I went to pinterest for my inspiration. I wanted something where I could use the sentiments from the stamp of the month. You can find the pin {here}.


Our new washi sets comes with 1/4 inch washi tape, which was perfect to replicate this card. The papers are from the new Blossom paper pack. I didn't have any enamel shapes so I made my own using Liquid Glass and circles of Blossom paper cut from the Cricut, #M458E2.

I used the stamp of the month sentiments for this. I cut it in half so I can have the sentiment lengthwise. 



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}

You can order any of these products to make your own at {nikkageers.ctmh.com}

Next in the hop is {Terry Ann Diack} blog


Recipe:

Just Because Card

Stamp -
   S1504  Typed Note

Paper -
   X254  Card and Envelope
   X7196B Blossom Paper Pack
   1385  White Daisy Cardstock

Ink -
   Z2105  Black Ink Pad

Other -
   Z3066  Boardwalk Washi Pack
   Z679  Liquid Glass
   Z1686  Art Philosophy Cartridge