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.

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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: 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 15

It’s time for more card making! This time, I’m going to show you how to do a simple suspension card. I did one for Halloween with a pumpkin being the object suspended, but you can do it any way you like.

Suspended Halloween Card

You can also download the files for the card below!

For this project, you’ll need:

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If you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

Sep 9

I promised the cut files from the teapot gatefold card I did in my video yesterday, so here it is.


This one uses the A Child’s Year cartridge.

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If you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

Aug 28

Time for another free file! This one is another cute card design I did using my George cart.

Free File: Flower card

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If you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

Aug 8
New Free File Download-3D Dogwood
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If you remember my post about Paper Bouquet: Using Paper Punches to Create Beautiful Flowers, you’ll remember that I designed a 3D azalea. This time, I did a dogwood. While I do like using the various punches, sometimes it’s easier not to.

Dogwood from Paper Bouquet

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Jul 27
Free File!! Paper Bouquet
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Paper Bouquet

I love to teach. Mostly all things Cricut, but I have taught other things in my days. Cards, calendars, you name it. While my days are now filled with Cricut, I still love all those other things as well.

There are many ways that I learn new things. I take other classes, talk to other instructors and also read books.

One of my favorites is called Paper Bouquet: Using Paper Punches to Create Beautiful Flowers. It has excellent pictures, detailed, easy to read directions and the flowers are as real looking as you’re going to get without purchasing actual flowers.

One thing I’d like to mention is that it does require a lot of punches that you might think are difficult to find, however I have found an ebay seller that has quite a few of the flower punches. They’re inexpensive and all in once place. The seller also has a store full of other craft goodies. At first I was discouraged because I really wanted to make these beautiful flowers, but after finding this seller, this book became invaluable to me.

Then an even better idea came to me. Why couldn’t I design these same flowers Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

If you’ve been keeping up with me (it’s hard I know, so if you are, bless you!), you know that my favorite projects are greeting cards.

After thinking about it and going back and looking at the other posts, I noticed that I showed you a few of my cards, but thought maybe you’d like to make your own, and a little easier. So I am giving you all one of my card designs. This is a cute card that has lots of possibilities. As you can tell, you can use it upright or sideways, it’s cute either way.

Free file

This is a simple card that I think is best used in the spring for obvious reasons, maybe like a spring birthday or I would use it for an Easter card, but you can use it anytime, especially if you just want to send someone a card to cheer them up.

I got the idea behind this, because I was drooling over the new cartridges available on the Design Studio software. I liked tri-fold card feature on the Picturesque cartridge, Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16
Free File Alert!! Ribbon Trims
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Sometimes I like plain pages, sometimes I like scalloped edges, but sometimes I just want to be different. That’s where my new file comes in. It’s a set of ribbon cuts that I like to use to border my pages for a fancy touch, or I’ve used just a snippet of one for a small project such as greeting card or such. They’re sweet and cute all at the same time, so I thought I’d offer them to you all to see what kind of creative projects you can come up with.


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Jul 9

To make my pages interesting, I like to use borders. Unfortunately to have pages with scalloped edges you are limited to the types of paper that is already pre-cut in a design that the manufacturer chooses, or you can try to do it yourself with special scissors. Trust me, this is not fun. So I’ve always just settled for the same basic design on the the same types of paper. Not anymore!

Free file border Scalloped edge paper

This is where my Cricut and Design Studio software come in handy. With the Plantin Schoolbooks cartridge, I created my own unique border that I can cut out of any paper I choose. And now you can download it for free.

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Happy cutting!

Jul 6


If you are crazy about cricut like I am, you probably have wanted to make a cutout of your very own Cricut. There are no cartridges that do this straight out of the box other than Storefront, so I have taken the liberty to design them myself using Design Studio, and you can download them here for free.

To make you’re own Cricut you’ll need:

  • The Design Studio software from You can download and preview the software for free, but you’ll need to purchase it in order to cut out your file.
  • The George and Basic Shapes or Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge

Please login or register to get immediate access to the file and instructions.