Sunday, March 19, 2017

Cutting Photos into Shapes with your Cricut Explore

Hello there!  I'm excited to say I've joined the world of Memory Dex-ers (it's a word!).   We've been swapping Memory Dex cards in our Swap Group.  I've got lots of them to share with you, but today's post is all about using your Cricut to cut a photo into a shape.

Like this cute Rolodex Shape.  I printed a photo of Ace and I and added it to my Memory Dex.  This can be super simple with the use of your Cricut Explore.

If you have the IOS app/IOS device it's so easy to cut anything into a shape using the fun Snap Mat feature!  Here's a quick video showing you how super duper fun it is!

Don't have an IOS device or the app?  No worries, I've got you covered!  You can use the Pattern option in Design Space and create the same photo filled shapes.  Here's a quick video for you!

There are lots of fun ways to utilize this technique!  Cricut always makes it easy!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A Floral Theme Loaded Envelope - Made it with my Cricut

Surprise!  Another Loaded Envelope!  This time the theme was FLORAL.  I am not really a "flower"-type of girl, but I thought I'd give this Shabby look a try.  This is the front.

And the backside.  I was mostly happy with how this turned out.  

 With all of the stash I have, can you believe I really didn't own any flowers?  Seriously!

 I had to go out and buy flowers just for this project.  I found some beautiful flowers at Hobby Lobby.

 You know, I love my pinks.  I only bought two small packages of flowers and then I just separated them.

 I love to add lots of textures and layers to my projects.  Some eyelash trim, rosettes, seam binding, pearls.  I loved how the half rosette turned out!  It wasn't planned, but as I was assembling it, I stopped half way through and thought... that's kinda cute!  I love it when things like that happen.

 Here are some photos of a few of the goodies inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I have more loaded envelopes coming soon!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Tiffany's Loaded Envelope - Take 2

 I created another Tiffany's Loaded Envelope.  Since I had already made one with this theme (see this post), I wanted to do something totally different on this one.  I decided to go with Tiffany & Co theme rather than Breakfast at Tiffany's.
 I love making the backside look like a totally different project.

 I think it adds a nice surprise!

 The front of the Loaded Envelope, is just surreal and calming.  It makes me want to relax.
 It's so fun to add lots of textures, layers and different elements.

 I mean... does this not scream... girly?

I used my Cricut to cut the Tiffany & Co in silver glitter and then again in Vellum.  I love it!

Here's a video if you'd like to take a closer look

Monday, February 6, 2017

Soft and Sweet Loaded Envelope

I'm still on the Loaded Envelope Kick!  Not sure why these are calling my name, but I absolutely love creating them.   Above is a photo of the front.

and, here's a photo of the back.
 It's so fun to make handmade embellishments for the inside of the loaded envelopes

 This cheeky little shaker tag really made me smile!
 And, of course, you can't have an loaded envelope without a wand!   This is one side of the wand....

 ... and this is the opposite side.

 You know, I have to add a layered tag!  It just had to be done!

 An extra handmade tag and a little "make your own wand" kit.

 And how cute is this acetate pinwheel!  I cut that with the Cricut!

 Sigh.... I just love layers

And of course.. you know I had to do it... here's a video for you to take a closer look! :)

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Valentine Mini Loaded Envelope

It's Valentine's week!   Where in the world did January go?  I'm not a big Valentine Crafter, but I couldn't resist some of the Target Dollar Spot cuties.

 So, I thought, I'd make a fun Mini Loaded Envelope for my friend.  This was so much fun!  I simply created a 5 x 7 box envelope and then started to load it up!
 The teal, hot pink and light pink combo made me so happy!
 I handmade most of the embellishments that were inside.

 I used a combo of my stash and Target Dollar Spot goodies.

Here's a quick video so you can see each piece up close

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Cricut Tote Bags

I am so EXCITED to show you what arrived at my doorstep!  

I just received my new Cricut Tote Bags, and let me just say... these are not your ordinary tote bags!

They are made of such high quality construction and materials.  Cricut really took the time to get these right.  I have owned several of the standard rolling totes for crafting, but never anything like these.

I have this thing packed with supplies and still have a lot of room left for plenty more!

I love how organized everything is.  I also love the fact that this rolling tote become a workstation.  The lid attaches to the rolling tote handle so that you can work right out of your tote

There are velcro bags that attach to the lid so that you can keep all of those little tools and bits in place.  I used one for my spray paints so that I don't risk a leak in the bag.  Brillant, Cricut!!

I love that they stack on top of one another.  The rolling tote rolls on all four wheels, so it's super easy to get in and out of the crop.  The material is this beautiful tweed charcoal gray color.  I think my heart skipped a beat when I saw how gorgeous these are.  I think I'm going to add the shoulder bag to my set!

They are on sale now!  If you use Code LORRIE you can get an additional 15% off and free shipping.  If you're an access member, you get another 10% off that!   You can see all three bags and order here.  For a close up look, watch my video below:

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Wall Art with Cricut Explore

I have been working on my craftroom this week.  The walls have been neglected.  I wanted to make it a very inspiring area and I needed to add some girly, inspiring, pretty stuff on the walls.  Cricut to the Rescue!

I grabbed a couple of canvases, some Cricut Vinyl (glitter, matte and foil) and started working on a couple of decor pieces to liven up my craft space.  I made this Making Magic Happen using the Glitter Vinyl, and Black Vinyl by Cricut.

Next up was this fun canvas that says "Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful".  I used the Cricut Vinyl in Pink and Black, and the Gold Foil Vinyl (swoon).  This piece turned out so fun and I had the perfect spot to hang it.

I absolutely love how my wall art turned out.  I plan to make several more in the near future.

Here are the products I used on these projects:

Cricut Explore Air 2
Cricut Glitter Vinyl
Cricut Vinyl (matte)
Cricut Transfer Tape

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