Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cricut Announced Disney Frozen Cartridge!

Have you heard?   Cricut just announced a new Disney Frozen Cartridge!  It is available Right NOW in the Cricut Design Space for use with the Cricut Explore.   Check out this little video I put together to see more.


Here are a couple of coupon codes to use right now.   Click the link and apply the Coupon Code.
 Stay tuned for more holiday deals

$5 off orders of $50 or more:  Coupon Code CRICUTBF5

Free shipping all month:  Coupon Code:  FREESHIPNOV

Saturday, November 22, 2014

November & December SVG Files

I've been working hard at filling my Etsy site, SVG SHACK with lots of new SVG files.  Here is just a sample.   If you'd like purchase any of my SVG files, please visit my shop:  SVG Shack

Friday, November 21, 2014

Cricut Design Space App for the Ipad - Coming January 2015!

We just got the green light to share with you the preview of the Beta Version of the Cricut Design Space Ipad App!

You are going to love, Love, LOVE this app!  It is fast, intuitive and has so many fun features.  Creating on the go is no more a wish!  If you have your ipad and a wifi connection, you can design in the Design Space app no matter where you are.

I designed a card from start to finish using the app to give you an idea of the workflow process.  You can watch it here!

This is the card I create in the video.  It was after midnight when I took the photo.  I promise to get a better photo in daylight, but I wanted to share.

Here is a few more screenshots from the Cricut Website

If you have a blue tooth adapter you can even send your design right to the Explore!
Click below to purchase a bluetooth adapter

Cricut Explore Bundles  
Don't forget to also check out these amazing videos showcasing the IPAD app.

Scrappy Diva

Melody Lane

Crafts by Two

Monday, November 17, 2014

Cricut Explore Vs Silhouette Cameo

I wanted to take a moment and post one more reason to choose the Cricut Explore over the Silhouette Cameo. Top Ten Reviews performed their own comparisons of several die cutting machines. The list of materials each machine can cut speak for itself.  Quite clearly the Cricut can cut more materials than the Silhouette Cameo.

Here are a few more reasons to choose the Cricut Explore over the Silhouette Cameo

Ready to buy a Cricut Explore ?  
Cricut Explore Bundles

Friday, November 14, 2014

Cricut Explore Vs Silhouette Cameo - Finally, a Factual Independent Study - THE RESULTS ARE IN!

Hey everyone! Big News! I already know the Cricut Explore is the most awesome digital cutter ever... but now, not only do I know from my personal experience using the machine, experts at the THIRD PARTY, INDEPENDENT Percept Labs conducted testing between the Silhouette Cameo and the Cricut Explore. Here is just a sampling of their findings

  • The Cameo failed on 7 out of the 8 materials we tested: Foam, Leather (soft), Leather (hard), Chipboard, Chipboard (dense), Magnet sheet, and Aluminum. Explore cut all 8 materials nearly 100% of the time. We had designed more force in Explore so we are not surprised.
  •  Explore circles are really circles, but the Silhouette machine had repeated issues of not starting and stopping their circles in the same place. While the circles were coming out round, they just weren’t complete.
  • · Explore cuts truer to the design than the Cameo.  Essentially, if you have a design, Design Space & Explore follow the actual design more accurately than the Cameo.

You can read the full report here

Cricut Explore Bundles

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Mambi meets Thermoweb! Inspirational Desk Frame

TowMambi-ProductHello there!  It's Lorrie here.  I've got a super easy, but oh so fun project for you today!  I made an inspirational desk calendar using the amazing products above by Thermoweb and Mambi.
TOWMAM1Begin with a regular 5 x 7 picture frame.  Remove the glass and punch two holes in the backing of the frame.  Insert jump rings.
TOWMamb2Add the fun inspirational messages to the jump rings using a hole punch.  Glue glitter stars to the clear acetate by using the Thermoweb Fabric Fuse Glue.  Add a bright pink Mambi Arrow with a Thermoweb foam square.
TowMAMB3Super easy page, simply punch holes and add to the jump ring.  Glue the arrow with Fabric Fuse.
TOWMAMB5Add the clear acetate page using a sticky dot behind the words and attach to the star silver/white 3 x 4 card by Mambi.
tow1Use the Thermoweb Mini Tape Runner to attach the black glitter paper to the gold Mambi paper.  Use Sticky dots to attach the Today is a Gift card to the glitter.  Add Deco Photo Corners to the edges of the yellow paper.TOW-MAMB6Sew a pocket using one of the clear acetate cards on the striped paper, add the star with Fabric Fuse.  Pop the arrow with Foam Squares, add a deco Photo Corner.TOW-MAMB9

That's it.  Add a 5 x 7 Mambi inspirational message to the inside of the frame.  All that's left is to remember to place it some place to remind you of the incredibly simple messages that will make you take a minute to realize what a positive attitude can do to make your day a little bit brighter.

Christmas Shape Card with Lori Whitlock and the Cricut Explore

Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by.  I made a couple of fun projects using the Lori Whitlock Christmas Santa SVG  and the Cricut Explore.

These are so super simple to make with the Cricut.  Here's a video showing you how:

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sizing Text in Cricut Design Space

A super quick video to explain sizing text in Cricut Design Space

It's Homemade Ornaments week at Thermoweb

 I'm up on the Thermoweb Blog today.  This week we are featuring homemade ornaments by both the paper and fabric design teams.

I chose these fun ornaments.  They were cut using SVGCuts Christmas Ornament cut files and the Cricut Explore.
I used Thermoweb SuperTape to assemble this Christmas Tree and to give it some added shine I sprayed a coat of Thermoweb Gold Glitter Dust over the completed project.

The snowflake was assembled using a combination of Thermoweb SuperTape, 3D Zots and Mini Sticky Dot Runner.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Christmas Ornament with Lori Whitlock Blog Hop

Hello and welcome back to another Lori Whitlock blog hop!  We are so excited that you have joined us! 

Today, I have a fun Christmas Ornament for you. 
This file is originally intended to be a treat box milk carton, and in all honesty, that's what I was planning when I started to make it.  However, when I was finished, I thought it would be so cute hanging on the tree.

The name of this file is the Gingerbread Milk Carton

Thanks for stopping by!  Now it's time for the fun stuff!

Here's a couple of coupons for you.  One is for the SVG shop and one for the digital shop over at Snap Click Supply.  Grab your coupons and then check out the rest of the blog hop.

While you're there, grab your adorable freebie

Don't forget to enter to win Lori Whitlock's Echo Park Christmas Collection!!!

Here's a list of the entire blog hop!  Please stop by each one and see what these lovely ladies have created for you!


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Creating a Grid Layout with the Cricut Explore Design Space

Hello there!  I wanted to take a minute and show you how I created this Thanksgiving Grid Layout in Design Space with the Cricut Explore.  These are super simple and the possibilities are endless.  You can use them to make sports, holiday, birthday and just about every kind of layout you can think of.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

My Etsy Shop for SVG files

I finally went for it!  I opened an Etsy shop!  It's called SVGShack.  I've included all of my SVG cut files which are perfect for the Cricut Explore, Sillhouette Cameo, Sizzix Eclips and many other digital cutters.    Here's a sample of what's in the shop right now, though the content changes almost daily.

Stop by the SVGshack and see what's new!!

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