Friday, January 31, 2020

Creativation 2020 - Disney Products

Well, it took a little longer than I wanted for me to put this post together.  After taking some time off from attending the craft and hobby trade shows, this year I went to Creativation 2020 in Phoenix, AZ.  This was my first time attending the show in Phoenix.  The last time I attended it was still in Anaheim.  If you want to see some of my posts from years past, you can click HERE.  I did some videos from the show this year and you can check those out by clicking HERE.

One of the things I like doing while at the show, is finding all of the booths that have a product or project that features something Disney in it, or that I could see using in a Disney project.  Here is what I found this year.

From A Vintage Girl

My friend Candy Rosenberg has a collection of unique vintage and steampunk inspired chipboard albums and embellishments.  There is also a whole line of stickers, and I was so happy when I saw that she included a sticker set that is just my style.  You can get this sticker set HERE.

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A Vintage Girl

From Clear Scraps

Clear Scraps has a few different Disney items.  There are wooden Mickey Mouse head shaped blanks that you can decorate any way you want.  These would be adorable to make welcome signs, or a baby's sleeping sign for a Disney nursery.  

They even have one with a little window type cut out, so you can put souvenirs or photos inside the center of the cut out.

From Echo Park

Echo Park has such beautiful paper collections.  This one is for Alice in Wonderland.

But this is my FAVORITE collection from Echo Park, called Remember the Magic.  It is filled with pages with reds, blues, yellows and neutrals that will be perfect for scrapbooking a trip to Disney or a Disney themed birthday event.

There are coordinating accents, stickers, dies, stamps, brads and stencils.

Can you imagine combining this stencil with some foil . . . the results would shimmer and be perfect for a birthday card or a scrapbook layout of the fireworks.

From EK Success

EK Success has a LARGE variety of Disney items.  Look at these 3D emoji squishy stickers!  There are so many characters to choose from.

I needed a close up of Dory with those big eyes.

They also have these rhinestone embellishments

and of course, lots of paper

scrapbooks, kits and paper stacks

I like the Donald Duck on this one right in the middle

There is even Frozen 2 kits and paper

Then they did a display that showed a variety of ways to use their Disney products.

From Buttons Galore

Buttons Galore has buttons and embellishments that can be used on your Disney crafting projects.

Here the embellishments have been added to shaker cards.

From Scrapbook Customs

Diamond Dotz by Leisure Arts

I fell in LOVE with these!  The Diamond Dotz featuring Disney images from Leisure Arts, Inc..

I love the way the princesses dress sparkles

From Scrap Collections

Scrap Collections has a large variety of papers and embellishments, but of course I was attracted to the Disney ones.

You can find their website HERE and follow them on Facebook HERE.  Tell them Shawn Mosch sent you!

Hope you found something to inspire your next Disney craft!

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

SVG Files - What are they? Where do I get them?

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I get a lot of the topics for my blog post from questions I see being asked on Facebook Groups for Cricut.  I like to try to answer questions or solve problems that people are having with the information in on my blog.

So today, let's talk about svg files . . . what are they and where do you get them.

A svg file is a Scalable Vector Graphics is an XML-based vector image format for two-dimensional graphics. Basically, is a cutting file that can be used with your Cricut or other die cutting machine. To use this image, you download it to your computer.  It usually comes in a zipped folder, which you will have to unzip to get at the actual svg file.  For me, I right click on the zip folder and unzip it and then I can upload the svg file into Cricut Design Space.

Personally, I will always look in Cricut Design Space first to see if there is an image there that works for my needs before I go looking for a svg file.

If you are working with a svg file, there is no need to clean it up when you load it into Cricut Design Space.  It should already be cleaned up and divided into layers by color for you.  If you happen to get a bad svg, and it has way more layers than the number of colors you want to cut, check out THIS information on how you might be able to fix a bad svg.  

SVG files have to be made in a program outside of Design Space, like Inkscape.  You cannot save a design you created in Cricut Design Space as a svg file.

Below I am going to list some sites where you can get free svg files and are a good high quality images.  Just click on the name to be taken to the site to view their svg files.  If you are buying a svg from someone, please read the reviews.  Not everyone knows how to create a svg so that the colors are broken into layers for you.

Websites with FREE svg files



Craft Bundles

The Hungry JPEG

Creative Fabrica

SVG and Me

Shop Craftables

SVG Cuts

SVG Cutting Files

Miss Kate Cuttables


Here is a video that will show you how to download a svg, unzip that downloaded folder so you can get to the svg file, and how to upload that svg to Cricut Design Space.

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