Monday, March 2, 2015

Cricut Explore Make It Now Video Hop -- I Miss You

Hello all! For my followers, I will say sorry I have been missing for so long. If you are new to my blog, WELCOME!! I was on Melody Lane's Patreon stream and shared my idea about making one of the Cricut Make It Now projects per day to build up my card stash. Then, thinking it would be a really great idea for new owners of the Cricut Explore. When you get a new piece of equipment, sometimes it can be daunting. This will show how super easy it is to get one of these projects done.

The next day, I asked for people to join me in making some videos. With Melody's help, we were actually able to get four other crafters to do videos. So, we are calling it a video hop. Now, we only have 6 videos scheduled, there may be more or I may continue on alone.

My video is a little lengthy as mine usually are, I like to talk!! I also wanted to make sure that a person taking their Explore out of the box for the first time could go along with the video. It was hard to put that "hat" on and try to cover everything.

Hopefully, after this week you will be very excited and have a good start to a stash of cards. You will feel very comfortable in using your Explore. If you have any questions along the way, we are all more than happy to help!

Here is a photo of the cards I made. I made one like the project and dressed one up a little.

Supplies -- Click on Hyperlinks to be taken to the item
Cricut Explore
Apple Ipad
Cricut Bluetooth
Cricut Scoring Stylus
Patterned Paper -- My Minds Eye - Just Dreamy 2
Cardstock -- Recollections
Vellum -- The Paper Studio
Cricut -- Transfer Material, Vinyl, Hugs & Kisses Embossing Folder
Thoughts of You -- My Pink Stamper
Darkest Night Hybrid Ink -- My Pink Stamper
Adhesive -- Scotch Quick Dry, Scotch ATG, Foam Squares
Embellishments -- Buttons (Unknown), Twine from Hemptique

Tools I suggest you have for this project are a spatula and a bone folder. When I use the scraper with vinyl, I mess things up sometime. I really like using the bone folder now.

So, we hope you will follow our video blog hop. Even if you are an experienced user, you never know when you will learn something new.

Next is Melody Lane.

Wednesday -- Open, if no one signs up, I will take this slot.
Thursday -- Esther Lowe Carver
Friday -- Ian Garland
Saturday -- Jennifer Tomasic Sinsley

As always, happy crafting!!

1 comment:

  1. Well look who surfaced!!! I have been worried sick about you! I had no idea .. well you don't want to know the thoughts that ran through my head. I cried because I was so worried about you!!! I am THRILLED to see that you are okay and well and now maybe I can rest easy. Nice video.