Sunday, December 10, 2017

Mickey Mouse in sleigh with reindeer Pluto

The other day I showed you the Mickey Mouse snowflakes I created in Design Space.  If you missed that post you can go HERE to see it.  I made them in white and from the frosted window cling material.

Once I master that, I wanted to try something else in Cricut Design Space™.  I wanted to put Mickey Mouse in a sleigh, with Pluto pulling the sleigh.  I also wanted Pluto to have reindeer antlers on his head.

Using Cricut Design Space™ I found all of the elements I wanted to use . . . Mickey, Pluto, a sleigh and a reindeer.  Then I sliced and welded the different images together until I got this . . . .

This would look so cute cut out of a glitter vinyl and ironed onto a shirt for Christmas!

If you don't want to take the time to create a file like this on your own, I am selling the SVG file on my storevny site HERE.

Here is what this image looked like after I cut it out.



Thursday, December 7, 2017

Frosted Mickey Mouse snowflakes window clings

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The other day I shared that I made some Mickey Mouse snowflake window clings.  I loved the way they turned out that I wanted to make some more for friends and family, and to maybe even sell at a local craft show.  So off I went to the store to pick up more window cling material.  When I got home and opened it, I was surprised because it was frosted and not the white like I thought I had grabbed.  But then I cut the snowflakes and WOW . . . I love the little touch of sparkle that is in the frosted window cling material from Cricut!






Make sure to check out my original post that shows you how I made these using Cricut Design Space™,  

If you need to purchase some Cricut window cling material, use this link


And if you don't want to make some of your own, you can buy a set from me.  I am selling a set of 6 snowflakes for $12 . . . just go to my store at http://mycutsearch.storenvy.com/

Monday, December 4, 2017

Mickey Mouse Snowflakes made in Design Space

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I was pretty excited yesterday.  I had this idea to create some Mickey Mouse snowflakes using the Cricut window cling material.  I love the way they turned out!


These were actually pretty easy to make.  Using Cricut Design Space™, I found a couple of snowflakes that I liked and grabbed the Mickey Mouse icon image.  Once I had those images on the mat, I welded the Mickey Mouse icon shape to the outer points of the snowflakes.  Then I sliced a Mickey icon out of the center too.  


I set my Cricut to the vinyl settings.  This setting will use the correct pressure, speed and blade depth so that you cut the vinyl but leave the backing in place.  


After the images are cut, unload your mat and then peel the whole thing off of the mat.  Then simply pull off the negative space around the snowflakes.  Once you take the snowflakes off of the backing sheet, there might be some of the small pieces you need to clean up from the inside.  Sometimes some of those little pieces get stuck.  Don't worry . . . they cut . . . just push on them a little or use the Cricut weeding tool to poke them out.

Save the backing sheet.  Once you take the snowflakes down, you can place them on the backing to store and use again next year.

If you need to purchase some Cricut window cling material, use this link


A little tip . . . clean the window first before putting the snowflakes up.  The moisture from cleaning the windows helps them to stick to the window better.


And if you don't want to make some of your own, you can buy a set from me.  I am selling a set of 6 snowflakes for $12 . . . just go to my store at http://mycutsearch.storenvy.com/

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Cricut offers and new arrivals

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Have you heard about Cricut Access Premium program? This allows you instant access to over 30,000 images, fonts, and projects for endless possibilities! Plus, receive 50% off* digital fonts, images, and cartridges in Design Space® and Cricut.com, and 10% off all physical purchases on Cricut.com. All of this for $9.99/month (billed annually at $119.88). 





We are also excited to inform you that the Cricut Machines are now available in a new colors! 

New Cricut Explore Air Machine in Gold

Monday, October 2, 2017

Graduation Card using Cricut Design Space

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I know that graduation time is still months away, but since my daughter is a senior in high school this year I wanted to get started on making things now so I did not feel rushed in the spring.

I created this tri-fold card using  Cricut Design Space™.  I used a card shape that had rounded corners and then adjusted the overall size of that cut and added the paws and letters and welded them to the card.


I welded the shadow of the letters to the blue layer of the card so that it cut out all as one piece.  This made things so much easier for making the card!  Otherwise I would have had to place each of those letters one at a time.


In this picture you can see the white base cut of the card, and how it has a larger shadow of the text and the paws welded to it.  This helped me to place all of the other pieces quickly and easily since I had these outlines as a guide.


The only letters and numbers I had to place individually were the silver glitter ones inside the blue shapes.


Once the glitter pieces were in place, I placed the entire layer down on the base.


I cut 6 of the paw shapes so that they are on both sides of the center panel of this card.  This way they are visible when the card is open and when it is closed.


There is plenty of space inside for me to write something to our daughter.


Now that I have taught myself some of the steps of using Cricut Design Space™, like welding shapes together like this, I think I might make some more customized cards like this for friends and family.




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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

New Cricut Maker Machine

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Cricut just announced some new products today, and I have gathered the information that I found here.

The first machine that they talked about is the Cricut Easy Press.  This machine will be released in August and will retail for around $150.  This will allow you to get a more even amount of heat and pressure on your iron on projects.

The second machine is the new Cricut Maker


This machine will have a rotary blade that is perfect for cutting fabrics. Put a pen into the adapter and you can cut and mark your patterns all with the Cricut. There will be patterns available in Design Space from some major players in the sewing and quilting world.  In the video, they showed how they could cut and mark all of these pieces with the Cricut Maker in about 15 minutes!


 The Cricut Maker will be available August 20th for around $400. There will also be a knife blade sold separately (no price mentioned) but this knife will be able to cut MUCH thicker materials like wood! Here are just a few projects you could create with the Cricut Maker and the knife blade.


Shop new arrivals from Cricut!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Bright Rainbow Blankets - Featuring Mexicana Red Heart Yarn

Last year I picked up my crochet hooks again after YEARS of not doing any crocheting . . . papercrafting had kind of taken over my crafting world for a while.  What got me "hooked" on crochet again?  A couple of things actually.

I was asked to review a book by Leisure Arts called One Skein Baby Projects.  When I created the Teddy Bear Blanket project I fell in love with the stitch that made up the main blanket.  I liked it since it was a simple stitch (single crochet and double crochet) and it made a blanket that did not have a lot of open spaces, so it was nice and warm for those cold Minnesota evenings.


The second reason I got back into crocheting was because I was having problems sleeping at night.  I found I would fall asleep on the couch watching television with my husband, but then when I went to bed I could not fall asleep.  I wanted something I could do to help me stay awake while sitting on the couch and crocheting was the perfect activity.  

Then I had to figure out WHAT to crochet.  I started off with a few various projects like the Teddy Bear Blanket and some American Girl Doll dresses, but I knew I needed something bigger that would keep me crocheting every night for a while.  That is when I decided to make blankets for each of my nieces and nephews.  (I have a total of 10 nieces and nephews)


So I started off by finding out the favorite colors of each of my nieces and nephews.  When my sister-in-law said that her five boys (yes, 5 young boys in one house!) liked the colors red, orange, yellow blue and purple I knew that I wanted to use the Mexicana yarn from Red Heart to create the blankets for them.


I did each blanket with the same number of rows of a solid color and the Mexicana yarn, so that each boy will have a blanket that is their own with their favorite color, but they will all be similar in the fact that they all the Mexicana color in them.

Below are the photos of each blanket.


Here is a close up of the red.  I love the way this stitch works up!






And here are all of the blankets together.  I cannot decide which one I like the best.  They all turned out so great.


By taking the pattern from the One Skein Baby Projects book by Leisure Arts and increasing the overall size of the blanket, and then alternating between solid colors and the Mexicana yarn I was able to create a whole new look for these blankets.  

I did my starting chain with 132 stitches.  Then you do a single crochet into each chain, starting from the second chain from the hook, for the next row.  After that each row is just a single crochet and a double crochet in every other stitch.


Check back to see the rest of the blankets I create for all of the other nieces and nephews!

Check out my other crocheted projects by clicking HERE.

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