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Monday, July 18, 2016

Christmas in July - Pokémon GO inspired card

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Every year, I try and make at least one Christmas card design that is based on current trends. I love how easy this is to do with my Cricut Explore. Pokémon GO is definitely all the rage right now! I keep seeing teenagers (and adults) walking around playing in our subdivision and the app just launched in Canada today.

I created my pokeball using circles (add shape feature on Design Space) and just played with Cricut fonts for my words rather than downloading the actual Pokémon font. (Yes, there is an actual font out there.) The word "GO" is from Cricut Keystone and the word "SANTA" is from Zoo Day. The Santa is from the Simply Charmed cartridge. I chose him because I thought he looked the most cartoon-y.

Does this get you thinking of Christmas projects? Don't forget that Cricut is having their Christmas in July sale until Tuesday. It's like Black Friday in the summer! Thankfully, without the snow or cold.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Pineapple images in Design Space

Yesterday, I read an article in Scrapbook and Cards Today about the scrapbooking trend of pineapples.

Here is Vicki Boutin's article.

After I read the article, I was folding laundry and came across my daughter's brand new pineapple print shirt. Hmmm. Pineapples are all the rage and now I keep noticing them.

Sooo, I made a card.

Here are the pineapple images in my current Design Space Cricut Access Subscription. There are many options for layouts, decor, cards and even three dimensional cards.

So cute! Now I just need one of these.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy Canada Day 2016!

Happy Canada Day!

Isn't this a great cut from the Word Collage Cricut cartridge? I used the negative image thinking it might be easier to adhere in a straight line.

Did you guys hear the good news? I was thrilled when Cricut announced flat rate shipping of $14.99 to Canada with a minimum purchase of $75 in May. But.... even better, they lowered the minimum purchase to $50!!! This is amazing! In the past, I have put Cuttlebug folders (just Cuttlebug folders) in my shopping cart at Cricut.com and my potential shipping charges were $38. So glad those days are over. I feel Cricut is making a genuine effort to accommodate Canadian customers and I like it.

Get Flat Rate Shipping to Canada on Cricut Orders $50+

Monday, June 27, 2016

Canada Day Printables

I love this printable! It's perfect to scrap your pictures celebrating July the 1st.

It is available free for personal use at Rhonda Steed's website.

I also found this great, free printable.

You can download the file at We 3 blog.

I searched high and low for "Canada" scrap supplies this year. There really is not much out there. Please leave me a comment if you know of any paper lines. In the meantime, I will happily scrap with these awesome 3X4 cards!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Graduation card using Create a Friend

My daughter and I love the Paperdoll Dress Up cartridge. I am sure we have cut out every character multiple times over the years. I was so excited to get the second Paperdolls cartridge and we have had fun with that one as well. Today, my favourite Cricut cartridge is Create a Friend. I made this graduation card for a family friend and I wanted to mimic her cap and gown photo. Easy Peasy with this fun cartridge!

I used the attach and hide contour features to write on her diploma so it could be personalized. I love how it resembles her!

The Create a Friend cartridge is included in the Access Design Space Subscription.

Cricut Access

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Father's Day BBQ Card

I have seen some fabulous cut files to create a BBQ card for Dad. I wanted to see if I could create my own and make our own barbecue/grill.

Here it is! All cut with Cricut cartridges other than the box card file. The food is from Block Party and the sentiment is from Father's Day. The grill *hee hee* is actually a crib rail from Everyday Paper Dolls. (It is called Paper Dolls for Everyday on my Design Space.) I just sliced off the top and bottom and then sized it to my paper barbecue.

I am entering this card for a Father's Day Challenge at Die Cuttin Divas.

Thanks for stopping in!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

End of the school year cards

It's THAT time of year again. The end of the school year card-making session. These cards were quick and easy to make with the Cricut Explore and my Design Space access subscription. The pencil cards are for my high-schooler to give to each of his teachers. There is a Tim Hortons gift card affixed to each one.

I also made the band teacher a canvas for her office. This cut is from the Quarter Note cartridge.

You may notice there is no Father's Day card in that pile. Therefore, I am heading back to my scraproom.