Jan 18

I get lots of questions asking me about Cricut Rewards, especially in my Cricut classes. How do I sign up? How do I cash in? How do I…? Well you get picture. So in this episode of This Bug’s For You, I’m going to go over all of that so that you don’t miss out on all the freebies (like cartridges or even a brand new Create) you can get just for spending money you would have spent anyway.

If you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

Oct 26

The holidays are upon us again. I’m not sure I’m ready for cold and snow, but I am ready for Christmas cards.

Holiday card

I used my Gypsy to make the file for this card, so I can’t share it with you just yet, but as soon as I can, I will!

For this project, you will need:

This is one of the first of many holiday cards I’m making this season, so be sure to check back for more.

If you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

Oct 19

For those of you that have been asking what the paper is that I used for this card it is made by Imaginisce and is called Fairest of Them All/Enchanted Garden. As several people commented, the paper does make the card!

More cards! I have been experimenting with my Gypsy so I’ve been making lots of cards. I made this extra sweet cupcake card for a friend of mine, and can’t believe how cute it is!

Cupcake

For this project you’ll need:

Watch the video, and then you can download the file and make this sweet little card for someone you love!


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

Cupcake preview

To download the file, click here.

Enjoy, and remember, if you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

Oct 14

It’s that time again. Another episode of This Bug’s For You. This time I’ll show you how to make a really cute and easy monogram card with acetate.

Monogram card

I used my Gypsy to design this card, so until Provo Craft makes it compatible with the Design Studio software, I can’t share my files with you, but you can still use this technique with a variety of designs.

For this project I used:

  • Acetate Hint: If it can fit my current project, sometimes I’ll use the acetate from Cricut cartridges or other packages that usually just gets thrown away. You save money and the environment all in one project!
  • Rub ons There are lots of ‘em out there. Just whichever brand and design you choose.
  • My Scor Pal of course.

Have fun everyone and remember, if you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

Sep 28

It’s time for more This Bug’s For You. This time I’m going to show you how to make a beautiful holiday card using a dryer sheet to create a snowy effect.

Dryer sheet card

Also, after you watch the video you’ll be able to download the file to make this card yourself!

If you don’t have the cartridge, you can purchase either the cards already assembled or kits to make your own by clicking here.

For this card, you’ll need:


If you want to download the Design Studio file for this card, you’ll need to register and login.

If you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

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:


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

If you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

Sep 8

If you want to make a simple, yet impressive looking card for that special occasion, check out my video.

TBFY

It’s a simple gatefold that turns out super cute for a birthday card or just when you want a quick card that looks like it took all day. You’ll need a Scor-Pal, and a few other materials, but you can easily change the design to suit your needs. For those of you who like the teapot design in the video, I’ll have the Design Studio files available for download tomorrow so be sure to check back.

If you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

Aug 19

Do you buy lots of pop dots in order to give your cards and projects a 3D effect? I used to as well, but when I realized the cost of them, I figured out how to make my own. All you need is your Xyron, and some fun foam. Watch the video for step by step instructions!

If you can think it… you can Cri-cut!

Jul 28

Have you ever noticed that when you fold your cardstock to make cards or other projects, sometimes it just cracks? Want to prevent that? Check out my tip below, you’ll never have that problem again.

Now that you know how to stop it from cracking there are other useful things to make your creases perfect. My favorite is the Making Memories Bone Folder, or the Measuring & Scoring Board by Scor-Pal, but there’s also a pretty good one in your Cricut tool kit as well.

Now you’re on your way to making beautiful cards.

If you can think it…. you can Cri-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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