25 Ways to Embellish Your Cricut Cuts

Hi Bloggy Friends! Are you ready for an ultra-long post today?!

Back in May for National Scrapbook Day I created a video class of sorts for the Cricut Circle Members showing them 25 different ways to embellish your Cricut cuts. I thought you might like to peruse all the ideas I created samples for since these are ideas you can really apply to ANYTHING! Premade die cuts, stickers, etc.  I’m still learning the ins and outs of video-making so bear with me (one of these days I need to learn how to add background music), but I thought you might enjoy seeing these ideas. At the bottom of this post you will find the Gypsy file for this class (for my Cricut friends. The samples are all created using images from the Just Because cartridge) and a PDF with the little tags and BONUS card sentiments (in case you want to use each idea to create greeting cards, in lieu of an idea deck). Enjoy!

***CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD the GYPSY FILE for this Project***

***CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD the PDF File that accompanies this Project***

Thanks so much for taking the time to look through my “class”. I hope you like what you see!

See you again soon!

Expression 2 Projects

Is it the middle of the week already? Wowsas! Where does time slip away to? It’s been one of those weeks where I feel like I’ve been running in circles. Every night I drop into bed tired as can be, but never seem to get anything major crossed off my To Do List. Hmmmm. Weird how that happens, huh?

I created a few new projects with the NEW E2 machine recently. The great thing about this machine is that it comes preloaded with two cartridges: Cricut American Alphabet and Cricut Essentials. Right now this machine is available on HSN and Cricut.com. Here is what I created using just these two cartridges on this machine.

Cricut Machines Used: Cricut Expression 2 
Cricut Cartridges Used:  Cricut American Alphabet, Cricut Essentials (both come pre-loaded on the Cricut Expression 2 Machine)
Other Supplies: Cardstock (brown, kraft), Patterned Paper (My Mind’s Eye), Eyelets (Craft Supply), Brads (Basic Grey), Sewing Machine & Thread 

If you’re interested in seeing how this page came together, I created this video for the Cricut Blog last month when the E2 Machine launched on HSN.

The card I mentioned in the video didn’t quite make it in, but here is a couple photos of it. I basically used the extra circle pieces I had left over from the layout to make this card. The background is embossed using my Cuttlebug Machine and an embossing folder from the Preserves Cuttlebug Companion Folder set.

Cricut Machines Used: Cricut Expression 2, Cuttlebug
Cricut Cartridges Used:  Cricut Essentials (pre-loaded on the Cricut Expression 2 Machine)
Other Supplies: Preserves Cuttlebug Companion Embossing Folder, Patterned Paper (My Mind’s Eye), Cardstock (brown, blue, kraft),  Photocorners (Heidi Swapp), Button (Craft Supply), Twine (My Mind’s Eye), Needle & Floss, Stickpins (Maya Road), Gems (My Mind’s Eye), Ribbon (May Arts?), Stamps (American Crafts, Studio G) 

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Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back tomorrow with another scrapbook page.

Jana