Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Christmas Pocket Letter and Card featuring Thermoweb and PhotoPlay

It’s Lorrie here with a PhotoPlay meet Thermoweb feature for you.  We have teamed up with PhotoPlay for our recent projects and I couldn’t be more excited.  I just love this “Dear Santa” collection. 

I created a fun pocket letter for you, as well as a quick Christmas Card.
Let’s start with the Pocket Letter.  Are you following this trend?  Pocket letters are so much fun!  The idea behind pocket letters is a cross between a PenPal and a scrapbook.

Photo Play Pocket Letter (7 of 7)

One creates a pocket letter and sends it to their “pocket letter pal” who sends one back.  They are filled with goodies you can take out and use, or just leave as is.  I, personally, collect mine and store in a 3-ring binder.

Photo Play Pocket Letter (5 of 7)

Simply start with a 9 pocket trading card sleeve.  Fill each pocket with goodies.  You can see here, I’ve used the PhotoPlay Dear Santa collection.  Using Thermoweb Adhesive Foam Strips and Foam Squares it’s super easy to create a lot of dimension in each pocket.

Photo Play Pocket Letter (4 of 7) 

  Photo Play Pocket Letter (3 of 7) Thermoweb Zots are perfect for assembling this 3D bow and for adding elements to the outside of the pockets
Photo Play Pocket Letter (1 of 7)

For elements that you want to lay flat, I prefer the Thermoweb XL tape runner and or the Liquid FabricFuse.  Yes, the liquid Fabric Fuse is perfect on paper and super strong!  I used the Fabric Fuse to adhere the lattice piece to the card below.  It is just perfect to get into those hard to reach, delicate areas.

Photo Play Card (1 of 1)

I want to thank PhotoPlay for allowing us to play with their collections.  I had so much fun with the Dear Santa Collection.  Don’t forget to grab my favorite Thermoweb adhesives mentioned above!

Products used shown below

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Paris - A Tribute

I created and designed this tribute to Paris with My Cricut Explore using HTV in both Matte and Glitter.  I love how it turned out.  I am happy to share my Design Space File, please use it for PERSONAL USE ONLY Please - Let's not profit from this terrible tragedy!  Here is my Design Space file After posting my shirts I created in Design Space with my Cricut ExploreAir I had so many requests to make people
Shirts... I decided to share the file so you can create your own instead 😀. Here you go: https://us.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/33318801

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Baby Shower Card

It's been a little while since I've made a card.  I have the honor of attending a super special baby shower tomorrow.  Baby Hayden was born 4 months early at only 2lbs.  She's doing very well.  I can't wait to attend the shower.  She's still in NICU, but they hope to have her home by Christmas.  I made this super simple, super quick card to welcome her.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Top Ten Reasons to Upgrade to the Cricut Explore - Expression Vs Explore

Hello everyone!
You already know by now I love my Cricut Explore.  I know many of you have used or still use the Cricut Expression.  I wanted totake a moment and put together what I feel are the Top 10 Reasons to make the upgrade.  The Explore truly is a better machine.  It truly cuts so much better.   Watch this quick video and put it on your list for Santa!!  You won't regret it!

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