Thursday, December 30, 2010

Precious Moments Image Link

I have had several requests on where I got the Precious Moments images to do Print n Cut with.
Here is the link.

Print n Cut

My Print n Cut Directions for Make The Cut and the  Expression

This is what works for me. Leave me a comment with your e-mail address if you need yours tweeked.

Print n Cut with the Expression


1. Save your image.

2. Print your Image on White Cardstock (I use the 8x10 packs from Walmart)

3. Go to settings button . It is to the right of the LCD display, bottom row , first button on the left.

4. Use the arrow (+) (-) under LCD to make your selections.

5. Press OK to select.

6. Select Inches-1/10ths.

7. Press settings button to save and exit.

8. Set Expression on Portrait mode.

Print n Cut

1.Open MTC and set to Portrait, Uncheck Outline Shapes, set mat to Contrast Click View at top go to Printer Options and click Set Print Lines.

2. Use Pixel Trace to bring in image, press Set Image as Texture, set threshold to get a solid outline, Click Import

3.Click on the graphic to select it then press blackout at the bottom or through Edit >Shapemagic

4.Use Shapemagic to add a shadow, change the color close to your graphic color.

5. Click on Image to select the graphic and put the 1st gray dotted line on the corner of the 1inch square. Selection Properties Box at the top right should read X 1.0and Y 1.0

6. Line up paper exactly on mat edge

7. Load mat close to blade side along that extra line on Expression to be consistent.

8. Close the eye of the shadow layer and press the Scissors on MTC.

This should be very close and may cut some of your shadow but that should blend in. If you are off e-mail me and I will send you directions for adjusting. If you do not have Make The Cut click in the link on my sidebar and download it for free and try it out. So many free options will be opened up for you to create.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Print n Cut

                   I just learned Print n Cut with
 Make The Cut...
                   This technique is awesome!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Ornaments and Coasters

Pledge Future Shine floor polish/MS glitter/Vinyl w/MTC
                                 Gymnast Cricut Wall Decor and More cut w vinyl

      Printed Tissue Paper photos put on w/Modpodge/Top one framed w MTC snowflake frame
              Alcohol Ink w/ compressed air / GS heads w MTC one vinyl and one glass etched

Tiles same printed tissue method using several  coats outdoor Modpodge then spayed w/ Krylon Clear Acrylic Spay for extra waterproofing. Felt pads on back so they do not scratch.

Heartsdelight font (free) cut with Make The Cut

Monday, October 25, 2010

Setting Chart Notes

*All Blade settings are for the Standard blade unless DC is noted for the Deep Cut blade. MC is for the number of multi cuts.You may need to make slight adjusts for your Cricut. I cut these out and tape them directly on my machine.Just right click on the chart and save target as...then print.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mickey Card

     Cricut Mickey Font
Cricut Mickey & Friends

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Cricut Girl

I was just chosen to have the chance to go to L.A. for Cricut training to be a demonstrator at Michaels. Whoo Hoo I am so excited. How cool is that to get paid for what you love to do!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Link to PDF file of pages from handbook 6 per page

I Keep a binder of these because they are easier to see. On some I use the number method to then correspond to the overlay since they are sometimes very hard to see.

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Beach is cut out tags w/ cut out letters made into shaker boxes with sand and small shells.
Waves are hand cut vellum.
Did I tell you how much I love, love, love Stickles. My DH made me this great Stickles shelf to go with my Jet Max's. They hold 36 and are $20.00 plus shipping if you would like one. No more air globs....

Punched Acetate

Used acetate clamshell packing
Large Marvy round scallop punch
Cuttlbug and floral embossing folders
Stamps and Stazon
2 Brads/2 Prima Flowers/Stickles
MS Border punch
The scalloped circle was punched out of cardstock and acetate and they are both embossed and bonded together with the brads.
Life's A Beach ...made shaker box with sand and shells.
Sizzix Flower
I Top Brad
Blue dry wall tape
Sizzix Dot Embossing Folder
Homemade Scents
Small mister bottle from travel section at Walmart
Fill bottle 1/8 full of vodka add several drops of essential oils add distilled water to top. Shake and let sit overnight. Shake each time you use. Spray something on card and envelope and put card in a zip lock bag for up to a week. I have mailed cards that took a week to get there and they still had the scent.
Walmart has economical essential oils.

Chip Board spayed w/ homemade Shimmer Mist
Tim Holtz Mister Bottle (comes is pack of 3)
Fill one third rubbing alcohol then fill with water up to top 3/4 inch. ( leave room to shake)
Then add drops of any Tim Holtz alcohol ink and popcicle stick tip of any color you perfer of Perfect Pearls. Shake every time you use and mist away...It is good for flowers too.
Stazon Ink
Shiney Paper
Nautical Stamp

Sizzlets Garden Font
MS Loop Corner Punch
A Childs Year
Sizzix Vines
A Childs Year
Sizzix Flower Die
Sizzix Embossing Folder
I Top Brad

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Cards with embossed acetate...

Tools used
Cuttlebug/Embossing Folders
Two Brads/hole piercer
Large Marvy scalloped round punch
Two Prima Flowers
MS punch
Stazon Ink/Stamp