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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Using the Scoring Tip in the Expression (Part 2-2 of the "Scoring Tip" Series)

I've finally got all the footage finished and as soon as I finish editing, I will have all of them up!


Here is Part 2-2: Using the Scoring Tip in the Expression.



Here is the link for Part 2-1: Using the Scoring Tip in the Personal Electronic Cutter (Baby Bug) or the Create post.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Using the Scoring Tip in the Personal Electronic Cutter (Baby Bug) or the Create (Part 2-1 of the "Scoring Tip" Series)

I know this took a while but I've finally got it finished and will have all of them up soon!

Here is Part 2-1: Using the Scoring Tip in the Personal Electronic Cutter (Baby Bug) or the Create.

Here is the link for Part 2-2: Using the Scoring Tip in the Expression post.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

How to Assemble the Party Favor Box from the new Monster Bash cartridge



I love solving Cricut puzzles! This is tutorial for anyone frustrated with the "Spooky Favor Boxes" from the Cricut Project Center OR any Party Favor Box from the new Monster Bash cartridge or the Raven Box (sold separately), which is what is pictured here.

(1) Start by scoring and folding everywhere the tic-marks indicate: this will help tremendously with the assembling of the box. 
Score the box along the tic marks.
Fold the box along the scorelines.

(2) Fold the sides of the box and attach the tabs to the flat edges of the box make a rectangular-looking cylinder.
First tab attached.
Second tab attached to form the box (rectangular cylinder)

(3) Take the U-shaped piece and fold it down. 
It won't stay down but it will eventually.

(4) Take the two pieces that look like hook-shaped pieces and fold them down, placing the tab/hooks under the sides of the U. 
First one side...
Then the other (sometimes the first side will pop out; just push it back in)
They should fit perfectly under the sides of the U-shaped side.

(5) Finally take the triangle-with-a-tab shape and push it through the rest of the U shape. 
The key is getting that tab under the U-shaped piece.
It's all right if you end up pushing the other pieces down into the box with it. If this happens, just flip the box over and reach into the open side of the box and then push all the pieces so they connect and lay flat (using your other hand or a table as support for the bottom). 


If you've done it correctly, the bottom of the box should look like two trapezoids touching with two triangles on the sides of those trapezoids. 
Perfect!

(6) Tape this bottom to keep the bottom pieces in place. 

(7) Now take the 4 tabs at the top of the open flaps
and fold them so they're facing out/away from the box. 
Do this on all four sides.
Once you've done that, you can fold the whole flap over and into the inside of the box (the small tab will provide support at the bottom, the rest of the flap provides support for the sides of the box). 
You can see the small flaps provide a base/support.

The box portion is finished!

(8) Now assemble the lid by scoring and folding as indicated by the tic-marks.
You can put something behind the cut-out image--like colored paper or acetate--or leave it open; it's your choice.
 
(9) Glue each tab under the 2 flaps. 

It's Done!
(10) Put candy or treats in the box and then put on the lid. 

Here's the video tutorial of this:

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Paper Garden:   Welcome to the DCWV/Tombow Spring Fling Blog hop...

The Paper Garden:   Welcome to the DCWV/Tombow Spring Fling Blog hop...:     Welcome to the DCWV / Tombow Spring Fling Blog hop . This week, DCWV and Tombow have teamed up to spread a little bit of spr...

I love the tips she gives on gluing a box!

Friday, May 25, 2012

How to Put Together Cricut's Scoring Tip with Housing (Part 1 of the "Scoring Tip" Series)

After months of waiting and searching, I finally gave up and made my own video about how to put together Cricut's Scoring Tip with housing.

I hope that you will find this video helpful and that it alleviates some frustration and stress you may be feeling! (please excuse my voice, I'm getting over a cold).

So here it is: Part 1 Assembling the Cricut Scoring Tip into its Housing


Part 2 is up! Here's the post for Part 2-1: Using the Scoring Tip in the Personal Electronic Cutter (Baby Bug) or the Create

And the post for Part 2-2: Using the Scoring Tip in the Expression's post.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ultimate Creative Sampler-One of the best buys out there

A while ago, I purchased Ultimate Creative Sampler for a little over $40 from cricut.com; you can now get this cartridge for close to that on ebay or amazon (just search for "Ultimate Creative Sampler"). If you're just starting out or want to a huge variety of images, this cart is the best bargain out there! It has 600+ images (6 overlays: Layer and Shift+Layer). 

My only gripe with this cartridge was that you can't find the images you're purchasing anywhere on the Internet. Cricut only has a sampler of what is on it and no other website has more images than Cricut.com does. 

Therefore, I'm going to put them here. No copyright infringement is intended. I just wanted to help you make a informed purchasing decision; after all, if you don't know what's on the cartridge, how will you know if you don't already have or need a certain image?



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Katye R from Boston, MA wrote down all the images and what carts they're from:

  • Home Accents 14                Beyond Birthdays 9                    Pagoda 9
  • Doodlecharms 6                  Celebrations 4                            Rock Princess 3
  • French Manor 6                   Wedding 1                                 Every Day Paper Dolls 19
  • Mini Monsters 2                   Wild Card 1                               Joy of the Seasons 22
  • Home Decor 8                     Heritage 25                                Walk in My Garden 2
  • Christmas 3                         Plantain Schoolbook 14             Wall Decor 2
  • Lyrical Letters 3                   Happy Hauntings 5                     Pumpkin Carving 2
  • Dinosaur Tracks 3               Stretch Your Imagination 4           Forever Young 8
  • My Community 1                 Winter 2                                    A Child's Year 23
  • Indie Art 2                           Just Because 16                        Cindy Loo 5
  • Straight from the Nest 2       Mother's Day 9                           Nursery Rhymes 6
  • Give a Hoot 2                      Stand and Salute 33                   George & Basic Shapes 12
  • Alphalicious 1                      Storybook 5                              Street Signs 2
  • Stone Script 3                     Tags, Bags, and Boxes 4            Picturesque 8
  • Speaking of Fall 1               Sugar and Spice 3                       Paper pups 1
  • Calligraphy 4                       Botanicals 1                               Handyman 1
  • Going Places 2                    4 Legged Friends 1                     Easter 1
  • Cupcake Wrappers 1           Cheerful Seasons 1                     Christmas Cheer 1
  • Lovestruck 2                        Independence Day 1                   Serenade 1
  • Animal Kingdom 21              Paisley 3                                   Zooballoo 3
  • Wildlife 2                             Life is a Beach 2                        Accent Essentials 8
  • Bloom 9                              October 31st 2                           Gypsy Wanderings 2
  • Preserves 1                         Destinations 4                            Create a Critter 5
  • Designer's Calender 3          Sweethearts 5                            Sentimental 1
Hope you found this helpful!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

217 Creations: You're Unique Bag

217 Creations: You're Unique Bag: The inspiration behind this project is very close to my heart. When Sarah sent me this stamp, my heart jumped! As some of you may know I hav...