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Cricut Access Challenge: Punny Valentines

As we draw closer and closer to Valentine’s Day, the good folks at Cricut are creating more and more options with ways for us to celebrate “Love Day”.

Take for example, this set of adorable Punny Valentines–not one, not two, but more than a dozen options for playful Valentines in several sizes and designs.

With this many options, the possibilities are practically endless!

In today’s Cricut Access Challenge, I’ve manipulated the original files in several ways so that I could turn them into simple greetings suitable for a child’s Valentine’s Day exchange.

How did I do this?

First, I isolated the design and then I flattened the image.

Flattening is a useful tool to have in your repertoire and it’s so easy to accomplish, too! All you have to do is select your image and choose Flatten in the lower right corner of your canvas. Your image will be magically transformed into a printable.

Once an image is flattened, it can be printed on any computer and then expertly cut out by your Cricut. This technique is called Print Then Cut and it produces some seriously adorable things–as you can see!

So basically, within minutes you will have a dozen unique, super cute and professional looking 3″ x 4″ cards that your child can sign and give out!

In my book that is WAY better than those teeny tiny, flimsy things that pass for Valentines these days!

And everyone will be asking how you did it, too!

But don’t worry–you don’t have to tell them. It can be our little secret!

Want to make this project? It’s really easy!

Here’s the Pinterest link to it: https://pin.it/shtal7yeg2bqsn

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And here’s my Design Space file in Cricut Community:  https://design.cricut.com/#/design/128222136

 

“Go forth and Cricut, my friends!”

Best always,

Miss Rita

 

Please note: This post may contain an affiliate link, which means if you buy something at Cricut I will receive a small commission from your purchase.

Here is my affiliate link:

MRTTR special link

Thank you for using my links as this is how I support myself and keep MO in pickles and Ted E. Bear in chew toys–they both are insatiable!

Remember if your order exceeds $50 and you use my code MISSRITA1 and link, you will receive an extra 10% off and free shipping on most items!  My code will *not* work for Access Subscriptions or machines (anything that plugs in).

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Cricut Access Challenge: February Calendar Elements

fullsizeoutput_fa5It’s almost February and time to change the calendar!

Even though it’s usually the snowiest month here in New England, it’s chock full of exciting events that simply cannot be missed!

Groundhog Day, Chinese New Year, Presidents Day and, of course, Valentine’s Day make this a super fun month to celebrate–especially when you keep calendars.  I’m thinking especially of those large cork boards you often see in schools, institutions and government buildings, but all of these calendar pieces can be cut as sized or re-sized to fit your particular project.

Whatever the size, making a big deal out of day-to-day living is ALWAYS fun and now it’s easy with today’s Cricut Access Challenge!

Maybe you are a teacher or an administrator that is “in charge” of preparing the monthly calendar. If so, then this project is for you!

Since I will be doing this every month, you can jump in any time!

Here’s the Pinterest link for this project:  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/273030796146155601/

And here’s my Design Space file in Cricut Community:  https://design.cricut.com/#/design/127355961

 

“Go forth and Cricut, my friends!”

Best always,

Miss Rita

 

Please note: This post may contain affiliate links, which means if you click on one of my links and buy something I will receive a small commission from your purchase. Thank you for using my links as this is how I support myself and keep MO in pickles and Ted E. Bear in chew toys–they both are insatiable!

But seriously….I do so appreciate your continued support!

Here is my affiliate link:  https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=327204&m=51766&u=1089398

Remember if your order exceeds $50 and you use my code MISSRITA1 and link, you will receive an extra 10% off and free shipping on most items!  My code will *not* work for Access Subscriptions or machines (anything that plugs in).

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Cricut Access Challenge: Confetti!

I had so much fun playing with the Party Foil earlier in the week (see my post about making 3D Bows), that I couldn’t put it away. I didn’t want my “Party Foil Party” to end!

While I was playing with it, I found out that–in addition to making the most professional looking bows–Party Foil is also good for one of my favorite things in the world: Confetti!!

Maybe it’s because confetti has origins in Italy or that no one is ever sad while throwing confetti. It could even be this photo locked in my memory:

Kevin Bacon in Footloose
Kevin Bacon in Footloose

But–seriously–confetti is one of my all-time favorite things!

I realize some people feel about confetti how they feel about glitter, but there has to be more of us that love confetti than don’t, because it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.

Oh, and according to Wikipedia there is a specific distinction between glitter and confetti. They are not one in the same, so don’t inundate me with glitter hate mail, please!

Party Foil makes the most shiny and delicious confetti and it catches the light perfectly!

So, of course, I got to playing and came up with these options:

It seems the folks over at Cricut figured we would someday want to make our own confetti, they’ve given us Cricut Access design files to cut them out! (They are so smart over there at Team Cricut!)

Here are a few pointers about cutting confetti with your Cricut using Party Foil:

  • When cutting Party Foil–because of its slippery nature–I highly recommend use use a very sticky mat and you check to make sure the foil stays securely on the mat throughout the cutting
  • If you see the foil lifting from the mat, keep a close eye on your blade as stray pieces of foil may interfere with cutting
  • When cutting Party Foil, I prefer to change my blade pressure to “more” so that all my cuts will be super precise
  • Confetti can be cut small or large and I’ve included two different sizes in today’s file, but smaller confetti pieces cut in Party Foil can cause more problems than their larger counterpart so keep this in mind when you are cutting
  • When removing the foil from your mat, do it slowly so your confetti doesn’t go airborne before it’s time
  • Obviously, when the party’s over, please be sure to gather the fallen confetti and recycle it (yes, even Party Foil can be recycled!) or store it away for another use. Do not throw confetti outdoors or where children or pets might ingest it

Yay! Let’s do some celebrating!!!  Who’s making the confetti?

Here is the Pinterest link for today’s Cricut Access Challenge: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/273030796146123319/

And here is the Design Space file:  https://design.cricut.com/#/design/127491037

“Go forth and Cricut, my friends!”

Best always,

Miss Rita

Please note: This post may contain affiliate links, which means if you click on one of my links and buy something I will receive a small commission from your purchase. Thank you for using my links as this is how I support myself and keep MO in pickles and Ted E. Bear in chew toys–they both are insatiable!

But seriously….I do so appreciate your continued support!

Here is my affiliate link:  https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=327204&m=51766&u=1089398

Remember if your order exceeds $50 and you use my code MISSRITA1 and link, you will receive an extra 10% off and free shipping on most items!  My code will *not* work for Access Subscriptions or machines (anything that plugs in).

 

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Cricut Access Challenge: Red Envelopes for Chinese New Year

Every year since MO (my son) has been in school, I have sent along little gifts to his classmates for all the holidays, including ones that most Americans don’t celebrate.

Actually, I especially like to send things for the smaller American holidays, like Chinese New Year.  It’s unexpected and fun!

Chinese New Year–also known as the Lunar New Year–is an annual holiday celebrated by millions of people and is chock full of wonderful traditions. One of the most prominent traditions is the giving of Red Envelopes.

One of my favorite traditions from Chinese New Year is these cute envelopes!

Red Envelopes usually contain money, but I’ve always slipped chocolate coins (usually left over from Christmas stockings!) in them.

My version of Red Envelopes uses plain red card stock and uses Cricut gold markers to draw traditional Chinese symbols for Prosperity, Happiness, Peace and Love on them.

This is a quick and easy to make Cricut project that you will want to make a lot of!

Because this Design Space file has six different symboled envelopes–which all fit on one sheet of 12″ x 12″ paper–it’s easy to churn out a dozen or so of these adorable little envelopes. All you have to do is glue the edges and stuff them with the chocolate coins.

How fun is that?

Here’s the Pinterest link to this project:  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/273030796146112058/

Here’s the Design Space file:     https://design.cricut.com/#/design/127066857

“Go forth and Cricut, my friends!”

Best always,

Miss Rita

Please note: This post may contain affiliate links, which means if you click on one of my links and buy something I will receive a small commission from your purchase. Thank you for using my links as this is how I support myself and keep MO in pickles and Ted E. Bear in chew toys–they both are insatiable!

But seriously….I do so appreciate your continued support!

Here is my affiliate link:  https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=327204&m=51766&u=1089398

Remember if your order exceeds $50 and you use my code MISSRITA1 and link, you will receive an extra 10% off and free shipping on most items!  My code will *not* work for Access Subscriptions or machines (anything that plugs in).

 

 

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Cricut Access LOVE Sale!

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EXCITING NEWS!

Cricut has launched a brand new sale JUST for Access customers and it’s good. Really, really good!

Here’s the deal: 
Everything is 30% off for current Cricut Access subscribers, with a few exceptions (machines, totes, bulk, clearance, Cricut access, & digital).

You will see the 30% off in your cart, but not in the shop.

In addition, the 10% off people get with Access will still apply to this extra sale!!!

Also our customers can still use the MISSRITA1 promo code, since the discounts above will be automatically applied, which means yet another 10% off.

As a reminder, I do receive a small referral fee for *any* purchase you make at Cricut, but only when you use my link:
https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=403859&m=51766&u=1089398

Details to know:
If you are NOT already an Access subscriber, I strongly urge you to sign up. You can be a subscriber for just a month…just to get these extra sale prices!!!

The discount will be applied in the following order, 10% off for being an Access Member, 30% off Access Exclusive Sale, & then 10% off with my promo code “MISSRITA1”.

Thank you for your continued support!
-Miss Rita