Questions for a Cricut Gypsy User|
an avid Gypsy user...it's burrowed into a black sleeve inside her purse right
next to her wallet. Now that speaks volumes! This is a real but casual
interview with Melissa, and I asked her if she uses it that much to take a
place of honor in a purse. In your mind, try to listen for her elated voice
coming through in her answers. "Ohhh yes, when my son was in the hospital, if
I'm sitting in the car or watching TV. I don't have to stay in front of a machine
to design. It's great."
it's small and convenient. But what do you think are the best features? "I
probably use welding the most. But you can save projects and go back to them. Oh,
plus layering and the flip image. Did I mention the Gypsy Wanderings yet? It
comes loaded in the Gypsy, and it's got all these images like snowflakes,
musical notes and children's silhouettes; images you can't find anywhere else.
Plus the fonts."
|Today's Trivia Question|
Which craft saw the greatest sales
growth last year?
A. Wood Working
B. Jewelry Making
Click here to see answer
|Quote of the Day|
|"A perfect summer day is when the sun
is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is
- James Dent
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|June is a Special Time for Many Reasons |
First Day of summer
in the Northern Hemisphere and winter in the Southern.
- Month of
Juneteenth (June 19th) an American celebration of African American
freedom that is rapidly going global in recognition of all cultures.
Lots of weddings
- and those June brides are considered brides forever.
A Spectacular Craft-e-Corner
Storewide Super Sale!!!
Super Sale truly is an event. Word is spreading, but we want our loyal
customers to be the first ones to hear of the savings we're offering for the
full month of June. Machine bundles or groupings of cartridges allow us to save
on ship costs, and we're passing those savings on to you.
you been waiting for an Expression? We put together a bundle that can take you
through tons of projects. Combined with the Expression is Plantin Schoolbook -
the popular font cartridge & the Potpourri Basket Cartridge - the colossal image
cartridge for all seasons. You can clean mats or lift cuts of watermelons to
snowmen with your scraper and spatula. See Bundle Here
you looking for a special gift for your next Scrapbook Retreat or Crop Fest? Consider
a cartridge lot that won't break your Cropping budget. Lots of 6 or 12 of the same cartridge makes
packing, shipping and processing easier on our warehouse, and that same ease makes
its way to your house in the form of a discount. See Cartridges Here
the time the next solstice comes along, you'll look back at memories preserved
with the inspiration of vacation cartridges, Silhouette images or Slice
designs. Maybe you'll be planning your holiday decorations for Christmas. Either
way, the Super Sale will give you the equipment you need. Our success is thanks
to you, and now we want to return the favor. Check Out Our Super Sale Here
Camping Trip Layout Project using Cricut|
Memorialize Your Summer Camping Trip
Design by: Shirlene Jordan
Skill level: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour
1. Cut one 11 ½" x
11 ½" block of teal patterned paper. Round corners. Ink edges. Adhere to
12" x 12" sheet of dark teal patterned paper. Ink edges. Adhere brown
die cut circle paper to layout center as shown.
2. Cut Campground.
Using Summer Vacation cartridge and teal patterned paper, cut one 2 ½"
<CampGrnd>. Back with white patterned paper. Ink edges.
3. Cut backpacks. Using dark brown patterned paper, cut one 2 ½"
<Backpack>. Repeat cut using dark teal patterned paper. Back cuts with
white patterned paper. Ink edges.
4. Cut tent. Using
orange patterned paper, cut one 5 ½" <Tent>. Repeat cut with burnt
orange patterned paper. Layer and back with white patterned paper. Ink edges.
5. Cut fire. Using burnt
orange patterned paper, cut one 3" <Fire>. Repeat cut twice using
dark brown patterned paper. Using yellow patterned paper, cut one 2 ½" and
one 3" <Fire>. Using red patterned paper, cut one 2" and one 2
¾" <Fire>. Assemble as shown, trimming away excess parts. Ink edges.
Use foam squares between various layers.
6. Cut map. Using red
patterned paper, cut one 1 ½" <Map>. Back with white patterned
paper. Ink edges.
7. Cut Camping Trip.
Using burnt orange patterned paper, cut one 1 ¼" <CampTrip>. Ink
8. Adhere images to layout as shown.
What You Will Need
- Cricut Expression Personal Electronic Cutter with Plantin SchoolBook and Accent Essentialscartridges
- Cricut Summer Vacation cartridge
- Cutting Trimmer
1. Patterned paper: dark brown, orange, burnt orange, white, teal,
dark teal, red, yellow
2. Brown die cut circle paper
3. Ink pad: brown
4. Corner rounder
6. Foam squares
7. Adhesive (Try the Slice Spray on Adhesive)
3D Robots Cricut Project|
Create a 3D robot as a party decoration or favor!
Design by: Georgina Jarvie
Category: Paper Crafting
Skill level: Easy
Time: 1 hour
1. Cut robot. Using
Robotz cartridge and orange card-stock, cut one 8" <Robot50>.
Repeat cut using dark orange card-stock and Layer 1 feature. Repeat cut
using blue glitter card-stock and Layer 2/Shadow feature. Repeat cut
using blue glitter card-stock and Retro Botz feature.
2. Using orange card-stock, press Shift and cut one 8" <Robo50-s>. Repeat
cut using black card-stock and Layer 1 feature. Repeat cut using white card-stock and Layer 2/Shadow feature. Repeat cut using orange card-stock and Retro Botz feature.
3. Assemble robot
using a strong adhesive. What You Will Need
1. Cricut Expression Personal Electronic Cutter
with Plantin SchoolBook
and Accent Essentials
2. Cricut Robotz
cartridge Other Supplies
1. Cardstock: orange,
dark orange, white, black, blue glitter
2. Adhesive (Try the Slice Spray on Adhesive)
|Crafting Tip of the Day |
Keeping the Focus
When you're developing a layout for
your scrapbook page, select one photo as the page focal point. Once you've
decided on your central photo, a theme falls into place. Framing that picture
with a mat enhances the importance of it. Supporting pictures or designs can
divert the eye away from your theme, so keep the extras in a low profile -semi
overlapping or matted with a narrower frame.
Questions for a Cricut Gypsy User|
Is there a
downside to the Gypy? "Well, it
takes a little while to warm up, but the battery life is good and there's a
wall charger. And they include all the cords you need to connect your
cartridges or the Cricut machine."
loves her Gypsy. Truth be
told, I myself do not own a Gypsy yet. But I came away with my favorite use
anyway. Every image of every Cricut cartridge is there to see when you search
it out by keyword. I don't mean that you can use every cartridge but at least
you can see all the images contained. Advertising is limited in its space and
we often wonder... are we seeing everything in that cartridge? With the Gypsy,
you see more than an ad, you see the whole manual.
there's a Gypsy A to Z DVD to get the most
out of your traveling machine. The popular Cricut A to Z DVD has helped so many Cricut users. Many have asked Above Rubies
Studio for the same training DVD for the Gypsy and they responded. Learn all
those Gypsy settings, how to avoid waste and get some great project ideas in
the same DVD.
is offering a special this month; purchase the Gypsy with the Gypsy A to Z DVD as
a special bundle for only $221.68 with coupon. This won't last long, but
it's our way of helping to kick off the introduction of the new and helpful
Gypsy A to Z DVD. Enhance your designs in a way you never imagined. Try the Gypsy.
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