Cricut

Are They Jelly Beans Or Jelly Bird Eggs?

Hey! Help me out!

Do you call them Jelly Beans or Jelly Bird Eggs?

As a kid, we always called them Jelly Beans, but the candy companies now label them Jelly Bird Eggs. Was there some sort of shake up at the candy factories that I am unaware of?

Either way…I’ve never liked picking through that plastic grass to find my favorite Jelly Bean. How about you?

Maybe it’s time for you to make some adorable Easter Treat Cups from our designer friend, Lori Whitlock!

fullsizeoutput_190cFollow along as Miss Rita (that’s me!) makes Easter Treat Cups out of double sided paper from Echo Park Paper Company using a file from Lori’s SVG site (shop.loriwhitlock.com).

Miss Rita will also give you a sneak peak at an upcoming project called an Easter Egg Diorama!

The files that Miss Rita uses to make this card were purchased from Lori’s SVG Shop. The Echo Park Paper Company paper is from their Easter collection.

Miss Rita shows you how to assemble the treat cups so you can easily replicate this project with your Cricut Explore or Maker.

fullsizeoutput_1911This project is NOT available for purchase in Cricut Design Space, but it can be uploaded to your canvas after purchase. Once uploaded, you can cut all of the pieces expertly on your machine.

Did you like today’s video? Please let me know in the comments below! I assure you, I read all of my comments and try to respond to them as quickly as possible. For more great videos like this one, please subscribe the Miss Rita’s YouTube Channel!

Already a subscriber and want to tell the world? Don’t forget you can always give me a “thumbs up” and share it with a friend!

Miss Rita’s Cricut Design Space files are always FREE to use and there are literally dozens of great projects to choose from. To see my Project Index, please follow this link: https://bit.ly/2EOchDa

Thanks so much for watching today!

Best always,
Miss Rita

Would you like to help support Miss Rita? If you are a budding Cricuteer, you can do so by ordering your next Cricut order through my special link: https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=403859&m=51766&u=1089398

As a “thank you”, you can use my code “MISSRITA2” with the link to receive 10% off your order and free shipping (some exclusions do apply).

 

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Leprechaun Mystery Box now available!

I’m wicked psyched about this new Leprechaun Mystery Box that was launched today by Cricut!!

The Leprechaun Mystery Box contains a bunch of really cool stuff, so be sure to act soon or you might miss it!

To purchase the Leprechaun Mystery Box, please use my affiliate link: https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=403859&m=51766&u=1089398

As a “thank you”, you can use my code “MISSRITA1” with the link to receive 10% off your order and free shipping.

Please note:  Your order needs to be a minimum of $50 to use the code…so add a few items to meet the requirement and get the extra 10% off!

Here’s my video about one of the items in the Leprechaun Mystery Box:

 

Please don’t forget to like and subscribe to my new YouTube channel so you can catch all of my latest video content!

The Leprechaun Mystery Box contains:

  • Riley Blake Fabric Sampler, Sweet Prairie
  • Riley Blake Fabric Sampler, Love Story
  • Disney Princess Paper Pack
  • Disney Tangled Paper Pack
  • Glitter Gel Brights Pen Pack (my fave!)
  • TWO rolls of Cricut Everyday Iron-On in Raspberry and Red (which look cool together, by the way!)

 

SO! Go get you some!!!  I’ll be here when you get back! I promise!

https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=403859&m=51766&u=1089398

 

Best always,

Miss Rita

 

 

 

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February Mystery Box *and* YouTube video using Cricut Iron-On Designs!

Yippee!  Cricut has launched a new Mystery Box and it’s only $29.99…plus it has a lot of cool stuff in it including Glitter Vinyl, Adhesive Foil AND a bunch of wonderful Cricut Iron-On Designs!

And here’s my video talking about the Cricut Iron-On Designs:

To purchase the February Mystery Box, please use my affiliate link: https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=403859&m=51766&u=1089398

As a “thank you”, you can use my code “MISSRITA1” with the link to receive 10% off your order and free shipping.

Please note:  Your order needs to be a minimum of $50 to use the code…so add a few items to meet the requirement and get the extra 10% off!

 

 

Did you like these videos?  

Please don’t forget to like and subscribe to my new YouTube channel so you can catch all of my video content!

For a FULL list of all my Cricut Access projects, please visit: Cricut Access Challenge: Project Index

Thank you…and you know what I always say: “Go forth and Cricut, my friends!”

Best always,

Miss Rita

 

 

 

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YouTube Video: Making Lori Whitlock’s 3D Letters

Watch as Miss Rita assembles three dimensional letters from Lori Whitlock’s Cricut Design Space files.

Do you like this video?  

Please don’t forget to like and subscribe to my new YouTube channel so you can catch all of my video content!

To purchase a Cricut Stylus or Scoring Wheel…or anything else from Cricut, please use my affiliate link: https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=403859&m=51766&u=1089398

As a “thank you”, you can use my code “MISSRITA1” with the link to receive 10% off your order and free shipping (some exclusions do apply).

 

You can find the Design Space file for this project here: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/135064399

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As always, my Design Space file is FREE and available in the Cricut Community:

For a FULL list of all my Cricut Access projects, please visit: Cricut Access Challenge: Project Index

Thank you…and you know what I always say: “Go forth and Cricut, my friends!”

Best always,

Miss Rita

LUCKY 3D Letters

 

 

Cricut · DIY

Cricut Makeathon Class Handout

Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon
Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon

Last week I had the pleasure of joining a host of Cricut enthusiasts in Salt Lake City, Utah for the Cricut Mountain Make-a-thon.  I had an absolute blast being among fellow Cricuteers and all the great people from Cricut. 

I was invited to teach at the event and I chose to discuss Box Cards, which are a particular passion of mine.  Unfortunately the handout that I prepared didn’t get distributed, so I figured I would post it here for anyone who attended the class and even people who couldn’t make it.

So here it is…I hope you find it helpful and don’t forget you can always contact me by e-mail at: missritatotherescue@gmail.com!


Handout: From FLAT to Fab: Making Box Cards with your Cricut

​What is a Box Card?

For a card to be considered a box card, it needs to have one feature–it must be able to fold flat for easy mailing and then pop back up to show off its three dimensional beauty.  As you can see from the cards showcased here, not all of the box cards are square…but all of them fold flat and are easily mailable.

 

 

Hello Box Card
Hello Box Card from All Occasion Box Cards in Cricut Design Space

 

About today’s project:

The project we did today is from the Cricut cartridge “All Occasion Box Cards” by Lori Whitlock, who is considered the leading designer of box cards and variations of the box card theme.  We did the “Hello Box Card” Design (pictured above).    If you are interested in this cartridge and need the handbook, you can find it here: http://content.cricut.com/b/pdfs/res/handbooks/all_occasion_box_cards_handbook.pdf

For all the projects on this cartridge, you will need to resize the files.  This is very important, because using the files straight from Design Space will result in a very small card.  If you choose to use the envelope that comes with each box card, Cricut recommends you resize the entire file’s height to about 10.8″. 

For even more specific instructions, please visit the Cricut sizing guide for each of the cards on this cartridge, which you can find here at the end of the handbook on page 41: All Occasion Box Card Resizing Guide.  

Sizing Template for All Occasion Box Cards
Sizing Template for All Occasion Box Cards by Lori Whitlock

 

 

Or you can use my tip about resizing, which is to ungroup the entire file, eliminate the envelope and then  sandwich all of the images on top of each other.  Once your elements are sandwiched neatly, go ahead and re-group them and resize the entire design to 10.5″.  The resulting card will fit nicely into a pre-made 5″ x 7″ envelope.  Here is a visual of that:

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Screenshot of how to ungroup and resize the All Occasion Box Card designs so they will fit in a 5″ x 7″ pre-made envelope

 


 

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About me:

My name is Ritamarie Cavicchio, but a lot of people call me Miss Rita because of my “Miss Rita to the Rescue!” website and blog.​  I have been creating things for as long as I remember.  I am an accomplished soap maker and herbal/aromatherapy artisan.  In addition, I love to make things with my Cricut Maker.  My favorite things to make are cards, but I do dabble in home decor and iron on projects.  I also knit, sew, cook and bake.

I am a blogger and a Cricut Product Expert.  I like to blog about Cricut related news, recipes, home economics, corgis (my favorite breed!) and my 12 year old son (aka MO) who has Autism.  When my son MO was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2, I chose to take a break from my successful small business “La Diva Bella” to care for him.  Now that he has grown and is in doing well, I am eagerly looking for ways to express myself creatively.

​You can find my blog at: MissRitaToTheRescue.com

On Facebook, you can find me under my name: Facebook.com/RitamarieCavicchio and my Facebook Page: Facebook.com/MissRitaToTheRescue.

In 2013 I started one of the first Facebook groups for Cricut users.  Since then, my groups have expanded into three very large groups that are managed by a team of great moderators.  You are welcome to join any of them!  Simply search for them by the names below and request to join:
Cricut Newbies & Pros for Explore and Maker
Cricut Newbies & Pros for Expression, Personal and Create (the legacy Cricut machines)
Cricut Newbies & Pros for BUSINESS (for starting and maintaining a Cricut based business)

I sell my handmade designs at my hometown marketplace (Peabody Pop Up Market) and I also have an Etsy shop (etsy.missritatotherescue.com).

​I am also on Pinterest /missritatotherescue  and on Instagram at /ritamariecavicchio


 

Buying and using SVGs from designers in Cricut Design Space:

Lori is a wonderful designer and, in addition to her two Cricut cartridges, she also has a large selection of SVGs that you can purchase on her site: Lori Whitlock’s SVG Shop.  

I recently posted a very extensive response to a question I received about the best sites for buying SVGs.  While there are many great designers out there and on Etsy, my post covers my top picks for the most beautiful, best designed and well thought out SVG files. Check out the post here:

https://missritatotherescue.com/2018/07/15/finding-beautiful-svg-files-for-your-cricut-crafting/

Anna Griffin recently jumped into the box card realm with her brand new Cricut cartridge called “Anna’s Window Box Cards”, which is available in Design Space or from HSN.  I now own this cartridge and it produces really stunning Print Then Cut Window Box cards like this one:

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Quick tips on the new Cricut Scoring Wheel:

The new Cricut Scoring Wheel is a major new innovation for the Cricut Maker and does a fabulous job of scoring files!  If you don’t have a Cricut Maker, the Cricut Scoring Stylus still works in Explore machines and also the Maker.

Remember that most materials will use the 01 Scoring Tip, but do keep your 02 handy for use with thicker materials such as glitter cardstock, sparkle paper and kraft board.

To prevent cracking while using the scoring tool, you can face your paper “fancy side down”

When removing your Scoring Wheel, remember to check that you replaced the fine point blade housing correctly or it will not cut your project.

Scoring Wheel for Cricut Maker
Scoring Wheel for Cricut Maker