I'm a bit behind on my Christmas decorations and card making so I've been playing with the Christmas Solutions Cartridge
I'm making some headway on these projects and figure I'll be caught up in no time if I continue to use the many wonderful the ideas I get from all of my Cricut Cartridges. Now my main concern is getting away from my Cricut machines to tend to my daily responsibilities. If you are a true Cricuteer, I'm sure you'll know what I mean. The vacuuming and dishes can wait.
Happy Cricuting :-)
Lonna Joy Smoot- Editor, Cricut CHIRP!
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PROJECT CORNER AND SPOTLIGHT
|I have 2 grown children and 1 grandson and until he came along, my favorite thing to play with was paper. It still runs a close second! I mostly do cards, but enjoy all types of papercrafts.|
Sherrie's Project: Christmas Calendar
George and Basic Shapes, Joys of the Season, Paper Doll Dress Up, New Arrival
|Need a great Christmas gift idea that can be made with your scraps? These calendar sets need only small pieces to embellish. I made 8 sets and used only scraps and stash. The project is posted on the mb under Cricut Crafting and can be found here - along with lots more pics, sizes and cuts.|
This week's highlighted threads are:
TIPS TREASURE CHEST - Key Height Character, Revisited
Today’s handy dandy tip comes from message board member NCScrapAddict
. Thanks for sharing this tip.
"I made this card and put it in the cards forum, but someone had said they would like an angel on a cartridge, so I thought I'd post this here too.
Here's how I made my angel --
For the body -- I cut the shadow of one of the Christmas trees on Christmas Cheer at 3
For the wings -- I cut the flames from the fireplace on Christmas Cheer at 2 -- real dial size
For the head -- just a simple circle from George cut at 1
For the halo -- I cut the long slender oval from George at 1 1/2 and cut in silhouette
Hope this helps someone that wants to put an angel on a Christmas card or a LO!"
CARTRIDGE EXPLORATION - Wild Card
I know I am always remarking on how the time fly by so fast, but we only have five and half weeks left before Christmas. I have so much shopping to do to get ready for Christmas. Thank heavens I have sorted out what I am doing for my Christmas Cards. Wild Card
has come in handy to help me get ready for Christmas. The card that I am making for my family for Christmas has a light bulb ornament card with a Christmas tree envelope. I can't wait to finish my cards.
I am going to continue examining this cartridge in this exploration. To review the creative features in this cartridge, there is: Frame, Phrase, Icon, Liner, Blackout, and Alphabet. Last week, I wrote about the cards and envelops that came in the cartridge, frames, and the alphabet feature. In this exploration I will focus on the Phrases and Icons.
The Phrase creative feature gives you a wide varity of phrases to use with your cards. There are phrases for wishing someone well, giving sympathy, and holidays. There are sayings to let others know that you are thinking about them, to give them invitation info, and to send baby congratulations. You even have a graduation saying, wedding nuptials, and general congratulations. My favorite saying is "this coupon entitles you to:"--this would make a great gift to give someone a little of your time. All of the sayings can fit each of the cards that come with this cartridge. I am so amazed at all the things you can do with this cartridge.
The Icon feature creates images. There is a single image, then when you press the shift button the same images multiplies. So there is the option to have a border that will fit on your envelops or scrapbook pages. Another difference is that when you press the shift button you will get a unique design. Some of the images are: fleur de lis, bird, triangle, congratulations spring, tree with leaves, swirls, flowers, a flower corner, leaves, origami dragon, smiley/frowny faces, some symbols, branches, Mexican hat, buttons, rick-rack, rose, thought bubbles, sunshine, telephone, rockets, square bubbles, cup cake, presents with bow, wedding couple, wedding car, duck, stethoscope, fishing, pond weeds, hearts, spider and bats, stars, purses, tree, diploma, door, baby rattle, Jewish dreidel, umbrella, and wedding rings.
Again, I am amazed at all the images that come with this cartridge. You can use any of the phrases or images in your scrapbook pages, titles, accents for projects or even vinyl projects. I think I am going to add this cartridge to one of my top 10 favorites. Check out next week as I finish exploring this cartridge.
TECH SUPPORT NOOK - Q: What are the special settings on the Cricut Expression?
A: The following preferences and options are available with the special settings:
- Language (English, Spanish, German, French)
- Units (Inches - 1/4ths, Inches - 10ths, Inches - 100ths, cm, mm)
- Multiple Cut (2,3,4)
- Turn on/off display graphics
QUOTE OF THE DAY
|"Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing." |
~ Phyllis Diller
"The obvious and fair solution to the housework problem is to let men do the housework for, say, the next six thousand years, to even things up. The trouble is that men, over the years, have developed an inflated notion of the importance of everything they do, so that before long they would turn housework into just as much of a charade as business is now. They would hire secretaries and buy computers and fly off to housework conferences in Bermuda, but they'd never clean anything."
~ Dave Barry
"Our house is clean enough to be healthy, and dirty enough to be happy."
~ Author Unknown