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 http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/ 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.


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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....

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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

Saturday, July 7, 2012

July's 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop Day ONE

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop Day ONE

You should have started at http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/ 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 made this cute little bird house with my Daughter.
We got the wooden birdhouse for $1.99 at Jo-Ann Fabrics.
The patterned paper is all Pebbles, The silver is Best Creations.

I used Pretty Pennants and cut this at 2"

I used Divine Twine for the Red, White and Blue twin around the bottom and edges.
I used Star Dust Stickles to decorate the fence and the end of the bird perch. I also wrapped twine around the perch.



I used this lighting to show you how sparkly this is! Star Dust stickles... my favorite.



Here is a close up of the twine on the edge of the roof



Here is how the paper was cut for the hole and how twine is wrapped around the pearch.




Here is a close up of the 2 Cricut made Pennants. Cut at 2"




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 tonight. $1 stickers, ribbons,
$1, $5 & $10 stamps. Clear and wooden.
Cricut Magazines only$8
$.50 Bo Bunny Little Miss and Camp-a-lot papers.
Imaginisce, Echo Park and many more12x12 papers ONLY $.50 ....
Plus $3 Tim Holtz items.... and so many more current and popular items.
It is a LIVE Ustream auction and Begins at 6:00pm with a tutorial to use Imagine Cartridges with ANY Cricut.... YES with ANY cricut machine.
7:00pm will begin the LIVE Auction.







Next you should go to Lisa's Blog




If you get lost along the way here is the entire line up