Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Cricut Cartridges $6.99!!!!

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If you have been waiting for the perfect time to purchase some new cartridges from Cricut, then now is that time!  Right now there are some cartridges on sale for as low as $6.99

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Cricut Window Cling

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Have you tried using the Cricut Window Cling material? I just started to use this a few months ago and I love how easy it is to work with.  I thought that I would not only share what I have made with you, but also use this post to answer some questions that I saw people asking on a Facebook group.


The window cling comes on a roll, and you just cut the amount you need for your image.

I used the vinyl setting on my Cricut to cut it.  This will allow the Cricut to cut through the window cling material, but not the backing sheet.  Once the image is cut, you weed away the negative space around or inside the cut just like you would with vinyl.

I used the Mickey and Friends Love at First Sight for these first two images.


How is this material DIFFERENT than vinyl?

There is no adhesive on this material.  Vinyl has a sticky adhesive side, which is what you use to apply the vinyl to your project.  The window cling material does not have any sticky side.  This is because it "sticks" to the surface because of static electricity. It will stick to windows, glass and mirrors.

Since there is no sticky side, there is no need to mirror your image when you cut it.

There is also no need for transfer tape.  Just peel the cut off of the backing like you would a sticker, and then apply it to the surface you want it to stick too.  I always clean the surface I am applying it to first, to make sure there is no dust or dirt on the surface and that you get a good stick.

You can remove it, put it back onto the backing sheet and store it and then apply it again later.  This is a great way to make holiday window decorations that you can use over and over again.  I did this with some Mickey Mouse snowflakes I made.  You can check out that post by clicking HERE.

Window cling material is intended for indoor use.  You can put it on your windows, mirrors or other glass surfaces.  This type of material is not what you want to use if you are making car decals.  For that you need a vinyl with adhesive on the back so that it permanently sticks to the car window.  Of course, if you are decorating a car window for an event, like a wedding, and the images might only be on the windows for a day then this could work . . . especially if you applied it to the inside of the car window.



For the word LOVE I used a Mickey Mouse icon and welded it together in Design Space with the other letters  . . . quick and easy.


I found this kissing Mickey and Minnie image online and uploaded it to Design Space and then added the world love underneath it.  A friend of mine asked me if I could do an image with two Mickey Mouses for her son and his boyfriend . . . so then I created the image below.


I am selling all of these window clings in a Mickey Mouse Facebook group that I have.  If you would like to join so you can see everything I have listed there, just click HERE.

I also have some items I have made for sale at my store at http://mycutsearch.storenvy.com/

Click here to purchase your Cricut Window Cling material and start creating today!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Mickey Mouse in sleigh with reindeer Pluto

The other day I showed you the Mickey Mouse snowflakes I created in Design Space.  If you missed that post you can go HERE to see it.  I made them in white and from the frosted window cling material.

Once I master that, I wanted to try something else in Cricut Design Space™.  I wanted to put Mickey Mouse in a sleigh, with Pluto pulling the sleigh.  I also wanted Pluto to have reindeer antlers on his head.

Using Cricut Design Space™ I found all of the elements I wanted to use . . . Mickey, Pluto, a sleigh and a reindeer.  Then I sliced and welded the different images together until I got this . . . .

This would look so cute cut out of a glitter vinyl and ironed onto a shirt for Christmas!

If you don't want to take the time to create a file like this on your own, I am selling the SVG file on my storevny site HERE.

Here is what this image looked like after I cut it out.



Thursday, December 7, 2017

Frosted Mickey Mouse snowflakes window clings

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The other day I shared that I made some Mickey Mouse snowflake window clings.  I loved the way they turned out that I wanted to make some more for friends and family, and to maybe even sell at a local craft show.  So off I went to the store to pick up more window cling material.  When I got home and opened it, I was surprised because it was frosted and not the white like I thought I had grabbed.  But then I cut the snowflakes and WOW . . . I love the little touch of sparkle that is in the frosted window cling material from Cricut!






Make sure to check out my original post that shows you how I made these using Cricut Design Space™,  

If you need to purchase some Cricut window cling material, use this link


And if you don't want to make some of your own, you can buy a set from me.  I am selling a set of 6 snowflakes for $12 . . . just go to my store at http://mycutsearch.storenvy.com/

Monday, December 4, 2017

Mickey Mouse Snowflakes made in Design Space

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I was pretty excited yesterday.  I had this idea to create some Mickey Mouse snowflakes using the Cricut window cling material.  I love the way they turned out!


These were actually pretty easy to make.  Using Cricut Design Space™, I found a couple of snowflakes that I liked and grabbed the Mickey Mouse icon image.  Once I had those images on the mat, I welded the Mickey Mouse icon shape to the outer points of the snowflakes.  Then I sliced a Mickey icon out of the center too.  


I set my Cricut to the vinyl settings.  This setting will use the correct pressure, speed and blade depth so that you cut the vinyl but leave the backing in place.  


After the images are cut, unload your mat and then peel the whole thing off of the mat.  Then simply pull off the negative space around the snowflakes.  Once you take the snowflakes off of the backing sheet, there might be some of the small pieces you need to clean up from the inside.  Sometimes some of those little pieces get stuck.  Don't worry . . . they cut . . . just push on them a little or use the Cricut weeding tool to poke them out.

Save the backing sheet.  Once you take the snowflakes down, you can place them on the backing to store and use again next year.

If you need to purchase some Cricut window cling material, use this link


A little tip . . . clean the window first before putting the snowflakes up.  The moisture from cleaning the windows helps them to stick to the window better.


And if you don't want to make some of your own, you can buy a set from me.  I am selling a set of 6 snowflakes for $12 . . . just go to my store at http://mycutsearch.storenvy.com/

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Cricut offers and new arrivals

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Graduation Card using Cricut Design Space

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I know that graduation time is still months away, but since my daughter is a senior in high school this year I wanted to get started on making things now so I did not feel rushed in the spring.

I created this tri-fold card using  Cricut Design Space™.  I used a card shape that had rounded corners and then adjusted the overall size of that cut and added the paws and letters and welded them to the card.


I welded the shadow of the letters to the blue layer of the card so that it cut out all as one piece.  This made things so much easier for making the card!  Otherwise I would have had to place each of those letters one at a time.


In this picture you can see the white base cut of the card, and how it has a larger shadow of the text and the paws welded to it.  This helped me to place all of the other pieces quickly and easily since I had these outlines as a guide.


The only letters and numbers I had to place individually were the silver glitter ones inside the blue shapes.


Once the glitter pieces were in place, I placed the entire layer down on the base.


I cut 6 of the paw shapes so that they are on both sides of the center panel of this card.  This way they are visible when the card is open and when it is closed.


There is plenty of space inside for me to write something to our daughter.


Now that I have taught myself some of the steps of using Cricut Design Space™, like welding shapes together like this, I think I might make some more customized cards like this for friends and family.




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