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Our THIRD Cricut Access Giveaway Winner!!!

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Good morning, fellow Cricut-eers!

I do hope that all my readers are enjoying this fine crafting weather we’ve been having!  I don’t know about you, but I love these cold days to guiltlessly spend playing with paper and my Cricut.  It’s a lot of fun!

If you’ve been following along on my blog, you know that I am giving away a FREE Cricut Access subscription every week in the month of January and I am happy to announce this week’s winner!!!  This

Congratulations to Elizabeth Hess, who has won this week’s Cricut Access Giveaway!!!

Now Elizabeth can join us on our daily Cricut Access Challenges and not have to worry about paying for any images.  That’s the great thing about Cricut Access!  Images that individually cost 99 cents or $1.50 or more are included in the subscription.  If you buy a few images a month, you could easily spend as much as the monthly cost of the subscription–and have over 60,000 images, fonts and projects at your fingertips!!!

If you haven’t entered already, please follow my link and enter.  There are still several chances to win left and you need only enter the giveaway once to be eligible for the remaining drawings!

Need more info?

As I mentioned earlier, I am giving away a FREE one year Cricut Access subscription (Standard) for every week in the month of January.  Winners are being announced on the blog (what you are on now) and also on my official Facebook pages and groups.

Cricut Access is the image subscription service that ALL of our Cricut Access Challenge projects are made with and each subscription is valued at approximately $96 each!

Cricut Access Annual Subscription
Cricut Access Annual Subscription

To enter, simply follow this link and fill out the required fields:

Link to official MRTTR! Giveaway

The fine print:

Winners will be chosen and announced each week here on my blog, on the official “Miss Rita To The Rescue!” Facebook page, and in my Facebook groups–Cricut Newbies & Pros for Explore and Maker and Cricut Newbies & Pros for BUSINESS.

This offer is only for people within the US or Canada. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.

Thank you to the awesome Team Cricut and the “Miss Rita To The Rescue!” Facebook Groups admin team for helping us with this offer!

Congratulations again, Elizabeth! I do hope you enjoy your prize!!!

 

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Another Cricut Access Winner!

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Good morning, fellow Cricut-eers!

I do hope that all my readers who are dealing with Winter Storm Harper are safe and sound…and spending the down time Cricut-ing!

If you’ve been following along on my blog, you know that I am giving away a FREE Cricut Access subscription every week in the month of January and I am happy to announce this week’s winner!!!

Congratulations to Adda Franco, who has won this week’s giveaway!

Not you? 

That’s okay, because there are still several chances to win left and you need only enter the giveaway once to be eligible for the remaining drawings!

Need more info?

As I mentioned earlier, I am giving away a FREE one year Cricut Access subscription (Standard) for every week in the month of January.  Winners are being announced on the blog (what you are on now) and also on my official Facebook pages and groups.

Cricut Access is the image subscription service that ALL of our Cricut Access Challenge projects are made with and each subscription is valued at approximately $96 each!

Cricut Access Annual Subscription
Cricut Access Annual Subscription

To enter, simply follow this link and fill out the required fields:

Link to official MRTTR! Giveaway

The fine print:

Winners will be chosen and announced each week here on my blog, on the official “Miss Rita To The Rescue!” Facebook page, and in my Facebook groups–Cricut Newbies & Pros for Explore and Maker and Cricut Newbies & Pros for BUSINESS.

This offer is only for people within the US or Canada. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.

Thank you to the awesome Team Cricut and the “Miss Rita To The Rescue!” Facebook Groups admin team for helping us with this offer!

Congratulations again, Adda! I do hope you enjoy your prize!!!

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Cricut Access Challenge: Versatile Greeting Cards

I am SOOOO jazzed to share this Mix & Match All Occasion Cards design file, because it’s amazingly versatile.

With this one file, you are able to make dozens of different cards, because you can swap out the greeting, change the pattern of the card base or even offset the lace doily for added visual interest. Oh! And did I mention the cherry blossom? You could use white, blush or any pink shade.

Of all my hundreds (yes, hundreds!) of Design Space files, this is probably the one I turn to the most for making Instagram worthy greeting cards.

And it’s not because this project is difficult.

When you look at the DS file you will notice it’s quite simple. It’s a basic building block file.

All you do is add your imagination and just like that you could have a boxful of Greetings ready to send on a moments notice.

A few comments about this project, which is–of course–a Cricut Access Challenge project:

-I prefer cutting the card bases in multiples of two, because then you can use one sheet of 12″ x 12″ patterned paper and get two cards

-I used Cricut gel pens on my tags and they work swell!

-Because I don’t like to waste paper, I tend to isolate each element of this file so I can cut an entire page full. For example, I cut out all the bases first, then I do several pages of the tags in different colors and so forth.  I use Michael’s brand Recollections solid color paper in 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper for the tags and cherry blossom pieces and I am able to fit 8 or so of each piece on one sheet of paper.

-I use Cricut Card stock for the doilies, because they are so lace-y and I want them to be as sturdy as possible.  Cricut card stock is *very* sturdy and a 12″ x 12″ sheet will fit 9 doilies of this size. Don’t forget to use the Custom Setting “Cardstock For Intricate Cuts” to ensure the doilies cut perfectly.

-When removing cuts from your mat, always try to remove the mat from the material rather than removing the material from the mat. Cricut mats are made to *bend* just for this purpose! By bending the mat, your cuts won’t rip when you are trying to remove them and you won’t get frustrated either!

-These Cards are A2 size, which is a standard size and fits A2 sized envelopes, which you can buy in bulk at your local craft store.  I often don’t bother making my own envelopes if my cards are sized in a standard size, which these ones are.

-Give yourself permission to experiment with patterns, colors and placement of your elements. You’ll be happy you did!

Here’s the Pinterest pin for this project:  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/273030796146076129/

And here is the Design Space file in Cricut Community:  https://design.cricut.com/#/design/126421934

I do hope you will try this amazing file so you will see what I mean about it being simple but so completely versatile!

Now. “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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We have our first Cricut Access winner!!

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Good morning, fellow Cricuteers!

I hope you all have been following along with my Cricut Access Challenge and trying some of the projects I’ve presented.

As I mentioned a week ago, the “Miss Rita To The Rescue!” Blog and Facebook page are giving away a FREE one year Cricut Access subscription (Standard) every week in the month of January and we have our very first winner!

Congratulations to Miss Nancy Hottman, who was already a Cricut Access subscriber and now has won another year of this wonderful image subscription program.

Have you entered our Giveaway yet?

You need only enter once to be eligible for the remaining drawings!

Cricut Access is the image subscription service that ALL of our Cricut Access Challenge projects are made with and each subscription is valued at approximately $96 each!

Cricut Access Annual Subscription
Cricut Access Annual Subscription

How exciting is that?!?

To enter, simply follow this link and fill out the required friends.

Winners will be chosen and announced each week here on my blog, on the Miss Rita To The Rescue! FB page, and in the Cricut Newbies & Pros for Explore and Maker and Business groups!

Link to official MRTTR! Giveaway

This offer is only for people within the US or Canada. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Thank you to Cricut and the “Miss Rita To The Rescue!” Facebook Groups admin team for helping us do this giveaway!

Access Benefits
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Cricut Access Challenge: Heart Shaped Garland & Using The Shapes Feature

There’s a under utilized feature in Design Space that I wanted to bring to your attention. It’s on the left side of the canvas and it’s called simply Shapes.

Shapes are so useful to me when I want to design a project from scratch–like this adorable String of Hearts Garland!

In this design, both the basic heart and the scoring line were taken from the Shapes area and attached together to give me the most symmetrical heart for my garland.

Once I created this basic element, it was just a matter of determining how many hearts I would need and picking out my paper to create this adorable Valentine’s Day Garland.

For this project, you will need four scored hearts for each 3D heart. I found that I could put 16 hearts on one mat, which was enough for four completed hearts.

In this file, I created several different colored hearts so that I could cut out more than one color.

By changing the quantity to 16 for all of the mats, I was able to easily cut out hearts in seven different colors. And because 16 is divisible by 4 (the number needed for each completed heart), one mat of 16 will make four 3D hearts for the garland.

For this project, you really need a scoring stylus which you can easily get locally or on the Cricut website.

Please note: Even if you have a Maker and the wonderful Scoring Wheel, I still recommend the scoring stylus for this project, because you will not need to swap out your tools on each mat. More on the difference between the Scoring Wheel and the Stylus in a future post.

Once you have cut out all your hearts–and cut as many as you like, of course!–fold them at the score line.

As I mentioned each heart in this garland consists of four scored hearts.

Once scored and folded, begin the process of gluing the blank sides together, leaving one opening between the forth and first heart to insert the bakers twine.

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Once you’ve got your hearts assembled, tuck a length of twine between the forth and first hearts and glue the last piece in place. Then start on the next heart and work this way until you have a completed garland.

You can use the same color or different colors for each completed heart.

I have a lot of pretty patterned Valentine’s paper, so I used 12″ x 12″ sheets from a pad called “Vintage Valentine’s” by Recollections, which is the Michael’s store brand. Feel free to use any combination you’d like!

3D Heart Garland
3D Heart Garland

Your completed garland is perfect for dressing up a doorframe, hung around windows or even draped on the computer monitor.

Simple but elegant!

Would you like to give this easy project a try?

Here is the Pinterest pin to the project:

 

And here is the link to the Design Space file:

https://design.cricut.com/#/design/125526927

Are you going to try this project? Please post what you came up with here or on my Facebook page. I’d love to see how you made out!

Completed Heart Garland
Completed Heart Garland

Now…Go forth and Cricut, my friends!

Best!

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).