May 11
Card Swap Video
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I just wanted to share all the great cards in the Inks Outside the Box Team Card Swap. Everone did such outstanding work with the new stamps from the summer Ideal Book I just had to share. Let me know what you think. This is my card to view the rest click here.

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Stamp Set-Hot Diggity C1407,Ambiance C1349
Cardstock-Colonial White
B & T Paper-Splendor X7124B
Liquid Applique
Liquid Glass Z679
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder-Bird Call
Flower cut from Cricut Design Studio & George

If you can think it…you can Cri-cut!

Mar 4
365 Card Challenge
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So browsing the web for crafting stuff as usual, I found this neat little site called http://365cards.blogspot.com/. It’s run by Pam, and it’s a really fun site!

Each day Pam puts up a new challenge, and to enter you have to create a card based on whatever the challenge is. It could be a sketch, a color scheme, or a technique, it’s new every day. What’s amazing is how everyone can look at the same challenge and come up with something totally different from everyone else.

I’ve decided to try it and share my results here with you. I can’t promise I’ll do it everyday, but I’ll definitely try. And I encourage you to check out her blog and if you feel up to it, you should try it yourself.

You can read more about it here.

These are the cards I’ve made for the last few days since she started the year on March 1. If you go to the blog, you can see the last few challenges.

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Check back often to see more challenges, and remember if you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

Jan 2
A Final Tag
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This one didn’t make it in time for the contest, but one of my loyal readers Cassandra in AZ wanted to share this with you, and I’m glad she did because it’s amazing don’t you think?

Cassandra's Tag

She made 4 sizes of the flower shape, 6 sizes of the leaves, and welded the letters together to make “To” and “From” and cut out the tag. It is larger than normal as she used it for a large gift. She used pop dots to layer the flowers for the 3D effect and placed the leaves inside the layers to give it a more realistic effect. She also bent the ends a little. She then used stickles on the ends of the flowers to simulate snow.

She used Holographic paper for the Tag and Glitter paper for the Flower petals and leaves.

The tag uses Plantin Schoolbooks. She sent the file as well, so if you’d like to have it for next year (or it could even work for a non-Christmas gift) please contact me and I’ll be happy to send it to you!

Cassandra also sent this photo of the door she decorated for her husband’s office, in which she took first place! Congratulations!

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To see more of Cassandra’s work check out her blog http://cassandrascrafts.blogspot.com/

If you have something you’d like to share, I’d love to see it and possibly put it up! Thanks Cassandra for the tag.

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 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!

Sep 18
Cars Layout
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A while back, I received an email from a reader who wanted to make a Cars page for a special occasion but didn’t have the Disney Cars cart, and didn’t want to purchase for one time use. Haven’t we all been there? Since I have it, and I love any excuse to use my Cricut, I went ahead and cut them for her, and she was kind enough to send me pictures of her finished pages. I love being able to help fellow crafters!

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Thanks to Keira for sharing, and remember, if you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

Aug 5

Our first contest winner of a Simply Sweet cartridge was Lindsey Kaba of Canton, Michigan.

Simply Sweet winner Lindsey Kaba

Lindsey, a full time Admit Clerk at a Bariatric Hospital was so excited to win our first contest. She said it felt like her birthday. When she’s not working, Lindsey is a wife and mommy to her five year old little boy. She says when she has spare time she enjoys scrapbooking, card making, crafting and hanging out on the Cricut messageboards. She says she gets all her inspiration from all of the talented ladies out there and has met many wonderful people.

To see some of the cute projects she has done, check out her blog msmerrymak.blogspot.com.

Many thanks to Lindsey for letting me feature you, and I love your green Cricut!!!

If you can think it… you can Cri-cut!!

Aug 3

It seem’s like everyone these days is painting their Cricuts! First we did a feature on LaShaun and her pink Cricut. She made a video about how she did hers. Since then, it seems everyone is painting their Cricuts. And not just pink. And it’s not just their Cricuts.

Felllow Cricut-er Charlotte painted hers yellow. But that’s not all. She painted her jukebox to match! Talk about creative! Check out her blog and her new yellow machinery here.

Thanks Charlotte!

Also, keep an eye out for one more painted Cricut…this one is Cricut green! It seems the winner of our Simply Sweet Contest also painted her Cricut, and she chose green! She’ll be featured later this week, so be sure to check back for that!

If you can think it…. you can Cric-cut!

Jul 23

Now before you think I’ve lost my mind, it does in fact say Pink Cricut in the title of this post. No, I don’t have a new favorite color, but I met a very interesting lady on the cricut.com messageboards. Her name is LaShaun and she did what I thought was an interesting and cute (although some might say a bit risky) project. Instead of using her Cricut machine to create a project, she made her machine the project. How, you ask? She painted it PINK!

Check out her video below and you’ll see for yourself what you can accomplish with a little bit of imagination and the desire to take your crafting to a new level!

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