Sunday, July 8, 2012

July's 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop Day TWO

Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop Day TWO

You should have started at if not please start at the beginning

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's one year "BLOG-iversary" of our first 100 cartridge Blog hop!
A year ago the blog was kicked off with the first design team members and daily postings. It took 2 months to get ready for this hop last year. Now we bring it to you the first full weekend of every month.
Collectively the design team uses over 100 different Cricut Cartridges in their projects during the two days of this hop. Sunday the new members of the design team will be announced and some have even made a project to share with you!! What an exciting weekend!!

I am STILL reviewing some of the deisgn Team Applications and will invite 5 more today. Some of those who had early applications were invited into the team already... You will see several of those today!! So exciting.


Make sure that you stop at MY CRICUT CRAFT ROOM's blog tonight at 8:00pm EST.
The entire Design Team list will be posted and the NEW super exciting blog for small business owners....


As special treat enjoy 10% off of your total purchase with Erica's Craft Room Store.
Use the code JULY to see 10%* off of your total purchase (*No exclusions) on July 7 & 8. Also on Sunday there will be an exciting announcement!!!

There is also a Ustream clearance sale this afternoon at 1:00pm EST
$.50 Bo Bunny Little Miss and Camp-a-lot papers.
Imaginisce, Echo Park and many more12x12 papers ONLY $.50 ....

My project is more of a tutorial than anything.
It is a solution to getting adhesive on those tie letters that the Cricut makes. If you don't have the ability to weld letters to make words.... here is some help for those tiny little letters

Here is my super simple card. I cut the tea pot border at 3" and Lumiere at 3" as well. I took part of the border and put it on top of itself. The card was not wide enough for the border.

I used Elegant Cakes for the font and font shadow. I cut it at 2 1/2"
I used Best Creations Once Upon a Dream collection of papers.

So here is craft room how my letters should look BUT I want an easy way to apply adhesive. So I take my design and select all of the words/letters and on the top right there is a button called FLIP vertical, and it does exactly that. See the next image....

Here you can see how I reversed it. Now I am ready to cut... YEP. After I cut it, I LEAVE the excess paper around me wirds. I then take a tape runner and apply adhesive to the BACK of all of the letters, THEN I remove the paper around my letters, then they have adhesive and are ready to go! Don't forget to put the pretty side of that paper DOWN on your mat. Other wise your back side of the paper will be the front. So don't forget to flip your design AND your paper. I hope this helps with those tiny letters and pieces.

I forgot to mention today's giveaway..... AKA Blog Candy

It is Xyron Sticker maker!!!
Make sure you stop at all of the blogs and
leave a comment to win it.
Make sure you are a follower of My Cricut Craft Room

Next you should go to Yvette

Sunday's line up for Day TWO


  1. great idea for putting title on.

  2. What a cool way to make 'stickers' when you don't have a Xyron. Thanks for the tutorial.
    marianne dot wanham at gmail dot com

  3. Wow very pretty card, love the use of the stickles
    Ava MCCR DT Member

  4. So cute! Love it! I have been trying to use the CCR a little more! Christina

  5. Great card Erica!!!!
    MCCR DT Shelley

  6. Love the card Erica:) that is a great idea too...makes it easier to add adhesive. Thanks for giving me a chance on your team, am very excited.

  7. I should really use the CCR more, so cute!

  8. Thank you for that tip sure does help with those darn letters!
    Cute card as well!
    MCCR DT sis

  9. That's a great idea Erica -- I really need to get into CCR (as well as start using my Gypsy!) -- you may have just inspired me to do it sooner rather than later :) TFS

    Lucy - MCCR DT

  10. Thanks for the tip Erica. Great Projects ladies!

    MCCR DT, Lisa Ch

  11. Great tip Erica, love your card!!
    My Cricut Craft Room Design Team

  12. great tip! cute card!
    Janet Royer

  13. What a great idea! Thanks for that great tip!! Thats why I don't usually use the fonts! I will try this next time!

  14. Beautiful card and thanks for the fantastic tip for small items.

  15. Love the card and thanks for the great tip!

  16. Super cute card Erica. Thanks for the great tip as well.

  17. Great tip... Never would have thought of that...

  18. Thanks for the great tip Erica!

  19. I love the flip feature. Off to hop some more!!Mary

  20. so sad I missed the u-streams and awesome deals!! So love the card and your tutorial on flipping and taping! much easier!!

    Doris; my cricut craft room dt sis

  21. This is super all that glitter. Great tips on the CCR use, too!
    Jessica S