Sunday, October 14, 2012

Discover the possibilities of Cricut Craftroom

If you love your Cricut® machine, then you are going to adore all of the fabulous things you can do with Close To My Heart Cricut® cartridges in the Cricut® Craft Room. Create layers, cut negative space in the shape of your choice, make borders, and link elements together for a connected look. It’s easy! We’ll show you how.
Here is how to get started with Cricut® Craft Room:
  1. Create a FREE account in a few easy steps.
  2. Download and run the application for PC or MAC, depending on the type of computer you use.
  3. Connect your Cricut® machine to your computer using a Type B USB cable. (Note: For more info on this type of cable, see your Cricut® user’s guide or your local electronics store.) Once you have connected your computer to your Cricut® machine, the “Load Mat” button is the only button you will ever need to push on your machine in the entire process. Cricut® Craft Room will do everything else for you.
  4. Once inside the application, choose the type of Cricut® machine you own.
  5. Insert your Close To My Heart Art Philosophy or Artiste cartridge into your Cricut® machine.
  6. In the lower left portion of the application there is a tab that is labeled “Images/Cartridges.” Select “All Cartridges” from the dropdown menu. (Note: You must choose a cartridge that you own. You can also purchase individual images from the Cricut® store.)
  7. Scroll to find the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy or Close To My Heart Artiste cartridges you own.
  8. The virtual mat in Cricut® Craft Room is just like the mat you’ll load into your machine. And, it is oriented the same way that you will load your mat into the machine, with the arrow at the top.
  9. To drag an image to the mat, simply click on the image in the image selection tool box and move it to the mat.
  10. Once the image is on the virtual mat, you can adjust the placement by clicking on the image and moving it to any location on the mat.
  11. Now that you know the basics, you can start creating and exploring the possibilities!
INFO provided to you by the CTMH Corp staff.

Dauber Dynamite

Discover the beauty of sponge daubing. When you ink your stamps with sponge daubers, you can create a soft, shaded look that is perfect for a page or card!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Bat Party Invitation

I just love the Cricut Artiste Cartridge, I made this bat invitation for my daughter's birthday in minutes (ok well not minutes), but it really didn't take me that long.  The bat card was cut out at 5" and the oval was cut at 1 1/2" and than tied to the back with orange twine.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Art Philosophy Wedding Card

I created this card for a workshop I did a few months ago. I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and Cricut Craftroom to cut out the card and the heart in the middle. Than I cut out three hearts to stack on top each other. The first white heart is stamped with "Love" and I inked the edges in black. The rectangle on the bottom was cut out twice and stacked on top of each other. The white one was stamped with Congratulations and the edges were inked in black.  I just love the versatility of using the Cricut Craftroom.  It is super easy to download to your computer, you can get it from here: