Apr 9
Contest Winner!
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It’s time for another contest winner!

The winner of the Green Totes Tote Bag is:

User: CraftyMama

Unfortunately, she did not win the Cricut cartridge bonus prize, but on the bright side, I still have it, so there is still a chance to win, so look for another contest in the near future!

Congrats CraftyMama and thanks to everyone else for your lovely comments!

If you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

Apr 5

So in addition to the challenge card today, I’m going to be giving away a couple things.

First, the prizes:

Bonus Prize:

  • A brand new Create a Critter Cartridge. (I know it’s not out yet, the winner will get it as soon as it arrives!)

How can you win?

By commenting on my blog. Each person to comment on any post between now and Friday 4/9 will be entered to win the cartridge. To win the bonus prize you need to go to the cricut.com message board and find one of my posts (it must be a post that was created between 4/5 and 4/9) and leave a comment. My cricut.com username is bleedingcricutgreen.

One name will be drawn from the comments on my blog posts on Friday 4/9. If that person has also posted a comment on any cricut.com message board post for the week, they will win the cartridge as well.

Now onto the http://365cards.blogspot.com/ challenge for today. Today’s challenge is called “I Quilt”. Here’s the pattern:

I Quilt.jpg

My card:

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To make this card I used:

Good luck in the contest, and remember, if you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

Jan 1
Winners of Gift Tag Contest
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For those of you that have asked the winners of the Gift Tag Contest are:

Week 1: Anabel who sent the tree tag.

Week 2: Debbie Ross with her snowman tag.

Week 3: Joe and his Santa tag.

And finally the grand prize winner of the Green Totes bag filled with goodies is:

Katie in Georgia who made the Joy tag.

Congratulations to all the winners! I look forward to a new year of Cricut, Cricut and well, more Cricut!

If you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

Dec 31
The Last of the Gift Tags
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So I got quite a few last minute entries in my gift tag contest. Since the contest ends today, I’ll just post them all today.

The files are available for all of these, if you’d like them, please use the contact form and let me know which ones you’d like and I’ll happy to email it to you.

The first two are from Joe who just got started with Cricut and Design Studio. (He also made the Santa tag.)

Nut Cracker Penguin

The next one is from Angela in Florida, who says that while she is pretty new to scrapbooking and card making it has become a stress reliever for her. She says she is amazed at all the products and is quickly building an inventory of her must have materials. Her Cricut is at the top of the list and she can’t wait to try all her new cartridges she got for Christmas.

Reindeer

Next comes a tag from Betty in Ohio, who has always enjoyed crafting. After being a florist for 40 years, she moved to Ohio and her brother introduced her to paper crafting. Now she says she is hooked on word books and cards. She says she added cotton for the smoke and some glitter on her train because a little bling never hurts around Christmas.

Train

Next up comes an entry from Katie in Georgia. A stay at home mom of 2 boys she started scrapping to make books for the kids. She quickly fell in love with it and now makes all her own cards, party favors and has even done some home decor with her Cricut.

Joy

And the last one comes from a second Joe who’s been scrapping for about a year. He loves to make cards as well as stamping. Here’s his Holly tag.

Noel

Those are the last of the entries. If you would like a file of one or all of these tags, contact me and I will send them to you.

Due to a family situation that has had me out of town and back over the holidays, I was a little preoccupied and did not get a chance to post the winners from the previous weeks, so tomorrow I will post all of the winners, including the big winner at the end.

Thanks to everyone who entered the gift tag contest, as well as all the readers who paid compliments. This was a fun contest for me as you know that as much as I love making stuff myself, it’s fun to see all the wonderful things others can make.

I’d like to wish each and every one of you a Happy New Year. I hope 2010 is everything you hope it it will be and more!

Until next year, If you can think it…You can Cri-cut!

Dec 30
Another Snowman Tag
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This tag comes from Mary in Alabama who says she she began scrapping to make pages for her grandchildren. She got into it so much that she started doing other things and now she does all her cards, and makes her gift tags at Christmas. This is the one she did this year. What does everyone think?

Snowman tag 2

She also included the file.

To download the file, you’ll first need to register and login.

Thanks to Mary for this cute tag! I have a few more entries that I will be posting over the next couple days so be sure to check back to see them all!

Remember, if you can think it… You can Cri-cut!

Dec 28
Nativity Tag
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Check out the latest tag from one of our readers!

Nativity gift tag

This nativity tag comes from Kate, a crafter from Canada. Kate collects nativity scenes, and used the first Christmas as her inspiration for this tag which was designed using George and Basic Shapes. Images were cut from two papers – black and white. The white paper for the background shadow and star were coloured with a shimmery gold ink, and the inner star was then glittered and then glued onto the black silhouette. The silhouette was attached to the background and ribbon was added to finish things off.

The file is included as well.

To download the file, you’ll first need to register and login.


Kate would like you to know that the file does not seem to save hidden contours. Before cutting, please make certain that the inner star of the silhouette portion of the tag and the outer portion of the individual star in the upper left corner of the cut file are hidden. Sorry for any inconvenience.

To download the file, click here.

Thanks Kate for your tag! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and I wish you all the best in 2010!

If you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

Dec 20

This entry comes from Joe in Columbus who made this using Design Studio for the first time.

Santa Tag

Pretty good job huh?

He used Plantin Schoolbooks, the only cart he owns! He used colored pencils to color his cheeks, drew the eyes on with a marker and ran the face, beard, mustache, and hat trim through the Cuddlebug.

He included the file as well.


To download this file, you first need to register and login.

Thanks Joe for your entry, and remember if you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

Dec 17
Gift Tag Entry
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This tag comes from Debbie Ross who designed her tag using George and Basic Shapes.

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She said she liked the trees in Winter Woodlands, so she made a few slight changes and made some using George. She also used Cricut color inks for the words and a Snow Marker-Puffs
pen for the snow.

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She also attached the file so you can make it yourself!

To download the file you’ll need to register and login.

Thanks to Debbie for sharing her tag!

Don’t forget, there is still time to enter your tag for lots of prizes! For more information on how you can
enter click here.
If you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

Dec 14
Another Gift Tag Entry
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This tag comes from Sue Summers who designed her tag using George and Basic Shapes.
She hand drew the dots for the eyes, nose, mouth, and buttons.

Don’t forget, there is still time to enter your tag for lots of prizes! For more information on how you can
enter click here.

Snowman Tag #2

You can download the file also.


To download the file, you’ll first need to register and login.

Thanks to Sue, and remember, if you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

Dec 10

This entry comes from Anabel who used a green gel pens for the wording and a Cricut marker for the outline. To see some more of Anabel’s work, click here.

Gift tag #1

Anabel also sent the file which was made from the Plantin Schoolbooks cartridge.


To download this file, you must first register and login.

Thanks Anabel!

Don’t forget, there is still time to enter your tag for lots of prizes! For more information on how you can
enter click here.
If you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

Dec 8

So this is going to be a shorter contest, but it’s going to be lots of fun!

Every year at Christmas, you’ll find me making gift tags, and greeting cards and Paper Dolls (well, only this year so far!), so I thought it would be fun to let you share what you make for the holidays, and then I’ll share it with everyone else on here! We’re going to do gift tags to start.

Gift Tags from Flushing

The picture above are the tags we made at my Winter Cricut Workshop in Flushing, Ohio. I’ll post more about that soon!

The rules:

  • You must design a gift tag file on Design Studio using either the George and Basic Shapes or Plantin Schoolbooks cartridge.
  • You need to cut the tag and create a finished product, then send a picture of the finished tag, along with the cut file to: contests@createyourheartout.com. You also must include a name so you can get credit for your work!
  • You can also include any other info you’d like to share about yourself, (where your from, how long you’ve been scrapping, anything you’d like to share) including a blog if you have one, and I’ll happily include that with your tag.
  • I will post each picture along with the cut file and the name of the person who made it. The files will be available to anyone who wants them, so please don’t submit something you’d like to keep for yourself. Every submission will be posted, unless you don’t follow the rules above.

Every Friday from now until Dec 31, I will choose a winner, who will receive a gift basket filled with all kinds of goodies. On Dec 31, one winner will receive a Green Totes bag filled with all kinds of goodies. The winners will be chosen at random, but don’t let that stop you from letting your creativity shine!

Dec 1

So after a month long Paper Doll frenzy, it’s time to announce the winners of my monthly contest.

The winner of the set of all 30 Christmas Paper Dolls is:

  • Cassandra VanSyckle

The winner of the Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge is:

  • Kimblerly Wilkinson

The winner of the Everyday Paper Doll Cartridge:

  • Donna Cloud

For those who missed yesterday’s post or were unable to guess the doll, it was Where’s Waldo?

Waldo

I got a lot of questions this month about my dolls, so I thought today would be a good day to answer.

The most common ones:

  • Where do you get your face stamps?

I rarely use stamps. I don’t have anything against them, but I like to draw my faces by hand. I find it gives my dolls my own unique touch that you can’t achieve from a stamp.

  • How long does each doll take to make?

Since I designed a lot of the pieces from each doll using Design Studio, it took roughly 4-5 hours for each doll from start to finish, including designing, cutting, putting together and embellishing. The longest one was my African American Santa which took about 8 hours to complete.

  • Which one is your favorite?

I really enjoyed making them all, I don’t think I could pick a favorite.

  • Which doll has been the most popular?

The Grinch. I didn’t expect it, but it most definitely has been. I also got quite the feedback on the Charlie Brown. I guess everyone really enjoys their Christmas on TV each year!

  • Are you going to put the Design Studio files for the dolls up?

I have not yet decided what to do about that. Keep checking for more info.

  • Are the dolls for sale?

Yes. You can purchase the dolls individually or a whole set by clicking here.

Thanks for looking at my dolls everyday! I had tons of fun and couldn’t have done it without all the kind words everyday!

If you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

Nov 30

The paper dolls have come to an end. I have had so much fun making them, and I’m actually sad to see it’s over. Look at the photo below and see if you can guess which doll is today’s. There will be a close up tomorrow.

I hope everyone enjoyed looking at the dolls as much as I enjoyed making them. But it’s not over yet. You can still win today’s doll, plus you enter all day today to win the cartridges and and entire set of dolls.

You can win today’s doll, a Paper Doll Dress Up cart, a Everyday Paper Dolls cart, or a set of all 30 paper dolls.

Winners of all prizes, including today’s doll will be contacted and posted tomorrow!

For details on the contest click here.

Where's Waldo?

To make this doll, I used:

Thanks for taking the time to come and look at my dolls for the last 30 days. I hope to see you again because I’ve got much more in store!

If you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

Nov 29

Well, we are winding down. Tomorrow is the last day, and to be honest I’m kinda sad to see them go!

In keeping with the nostalgia of classic Christmas tv, today’s doll is Charlie Brown complete with his tree.

You can win today’s doll, a Paper Doll Dress Up cart, a Everyday Paper Dolls cart, or a set of all 30 paper dolls.

For details on the contest click here.

Charlie Brown

To make this doll, I used:

Tomorrow is the last day, so come back, I guarantee you’ll love the last one!!
If you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

Nov 28

Only a couple days left of my Christmas paper doll series. Today’s doll is Herbie from the Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Christmas special. I know it’s for kids, but it was sort of a tradition to watch every year with the kids, and I bet a lot of people feel that way. What does everyone think?

You can win today’s doll, a Paper Doll Dress Up cart, a Everyday Paper Dolls cart, or a set of all 30 paper dolls.

For details on the contest click here.

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To make this doll, I used:

There’s only two days left, so don’t forget to come back!
If you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

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