Monday, June 24, 2013

4th of July Simple and Easy Cricut Summer Celebrations Card

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A final patriotic card from the Cricut Summer Celebrations card!  This one was the easiest - I'm sure you can tell - 3 layers was all I needed.

I cut the card at 8". I really should have used the Hide Selected Contour feature in the Cricut Craft Room to get rid of the score lines - they are too bulky for this card as you can see above.

If you aren't sure how to use "Hide Selected Contour" to get rid of cuts you don't want, check out the video below (click HERE if you can't see the video):

I used the Stars Cuttlebug folder as a background to the card.  I love that folder! 
Now, onto some other news.  You may have heard the sad news that Creative Memories has gone into Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings for the second time in 2-3 years.  If you are like me, you first got introduced to scrapbooking through Creative Memories so to see them in financial difficulty like this is very unfortunate and upsetting.

There is some question regarding what to do about purchasing matching page protectors for the coverset Creative Memories albums. 
I have found out that the Close to My Heart page protectors can be modified to fit the Creative Memories albums (the 12x12 ones, not the earlier smaller ones).  All you have to do is trim off the edge with the holes using your paper trimmer plus that additional 1/2" up to the edge.

The Close to My Heart page protectors are very high quality and economically priced - 50 of the page protectors are $22.95 (you can see these and get more details HERE) or you can get a smaller amount - 10 for $5.95 (see these and get more details HERE).

If you are a current Creative Memories consultant and are researching other direct selling scrapbook companies, please consider Close to My Heart, which has similar commission plans and two levels of quarterly minimums, one much lower than Creative Memories.  

In Australia, Close to My Heart recently struck a deal with the Creative Memories headquarters and consultants.  

For more info on Close to My Heart's consultant opportunity, check out my Top 12 Reasons to Join Close to My Heart.

For more bankruptcy information, my friend Diane from Capadia Designs, a CM consultant, is keeping everyone up to date on the legal proceedings.  You can see her latest write up HERE.  She has some good advice on things you can and should do.

This week's giveaway:
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1) Leave a comment below letting me know what you need a tutorial on. Click HERE if you don't know how to leave a comment. Click HERE to leave a comment if you are seeing this in an email.

2) Subscribe to the blog HERE.

That's it!

Winner will be announced on Sunday, June 30, 2013 and has two weeks to claim prize.  Prize will be shipped within 2-4 weeks.

Just in case you missed this from Thursday:
Now available on the "While Supplies Last" section of the Close to My Heart Website (note: some items may sell out so hurry over HERE):
Please take note of the My Originals Sweet Surprises Card Kit - it makes up 10 cards with treat holders and special box envelopes and is a steal at $8 (see video and photos below).  You can get that HERE!

Left side is outside of card - right side is inside of card:
Photos from video below

Here's a quick video about the My Originals Sweet Surprises Card Kit that is now $8 (click HERE if you can't see the video):


SEE and purchase from the Current While Supplies Last Shopping Page on my Close to My Heart Website HERE!

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46 comments:

  1. This is such a great card! TFS.
    Go red, white and blue!
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  3. Love! I need a tutorial on beginners cricut craftroom!!

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  4. need tutorial on shaped cards.

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  5. need tutorial on shaped cards.

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  6. I love your card, especially the star embossing.

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  7. Famtastic card Joy! Love it! Thank you for the CCR video, I was wondering if it was just me that could not see the score marks when using the hide contour in other projects LOL! Oh how do I miss the "next" and "previous" hidding options from Gypsy :(
    Also, thAnks for the CM's information and for the chance to win!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Liz

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  8. Hi Joy,
    Sometimes simple is best. I usually hide the score lines on cards. I don't like they make small slits in the cards. Thanks for a chance to win.
    Mary

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  9. Love the patriotic card! Great giveaway too! bringler@att.net

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  10. very nice card. tfs. i like tips on tools and techniques.

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  11. Very cute card, love the faux stitching you added! I'd love a tutorial on how to be sure you have the center point lined up for the center point function.

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  12. Love the card-and to think I have all I need to make something like it too!!! I would love to see a tutorial on using the layer function in the Craft Room-I can't get my layers to separate in it

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  13. I am very new to the Cricut Craftroom and could use a tutorial on the basics. Thanks, you always inspire me!

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  14. I love this card. I am such a patriotic fan and this one is spectacular - LOVE IT! TY

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  15. Love the card,
    I would love to see more tutorials on welding and joining shaped in the CCR.

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  16. Really cute card! Thanks for all the tutorials you do--I've learned so much! I don't have any specific ideas for more; I'm sure anything you choose will be helpful.

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  17. There seem to be many tutorials available - but not too many on what I called advanced art techniques that can be used in scrapbooking/card making - so that's what I would like to see. I would also love to win this cartridge! Elaine S.

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  18. Joy, I love all your ideas! You have saved my neck in a pinch tons of times. I'd also love a CCR tutorial.

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  19. Oh Joy your card is so awesome love everything about it and what a great idea to use the star embossing folder. Love what you've been creating with the Summer Celebration cartridge.

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  20. You did an awesome job on your 4th of July card. I enjoy all of your ideas. I also don't have any fonts of my own for the Cricut.

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  21. Love the simple cards! It's a nice reminder of all the cute projects that can be made when you're in a pinch.

    pawprints...

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  22. The one thing I can think of that I would LOVE is a tutorial on the buttons on my Gypsy and/or how to use the extra buttons on CCR!! Thank you for your AWESOME giveaways!!!
    kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

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  23. Love your cut out card! Would love to see a tutorial on how to make it. Thank you so much for your inspirations!

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  24. Cute card. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us. Love the fonts cartridge.

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  25. I use hide contours on most cards I cut bc they do seem to show quite often. Thanks for showing useanother cute card & having a great giveaway.

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  26. Cute card. I like the star embossing folder.
    I would like a tutorial on decorating baby onesies.

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  27. Laurie PysczynskiJune 25, 2013 at 6:33 AM

    Love the Liberty page...I have been eyeing that Extreme Fonts for some time! We are traveling from GA to NY & PA so we will be near Philly for the 4th watching fireworks and eating grill food. I will most definitely have a philly hotdog with all the trimmings!! Happy Independence Day!

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  28. I enjoy tutorials on the cricut craft room.

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  29. Just started scrapebooking and your site is very helpful. Love to see help with the CCR. I downloaded a cartridge and am having trouble with layers. The Fonts are awesome

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  30. I'd like a tutorial on the advanced features of the Gypsy. I don't use them often enough and forget what's available - it would be nice to have a video for reference!

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  31. I would love to see a tutorial on Cricut's Everyday pop up cards. This cartridge is making me even crazier than I am. Thank you, Jill P from Manteca CA

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  32. I was going to comment that I always mean to find time to use the cricut craft room, but never get started with figuring it out - then scrolled down and saw you have already provided me with what I need to get started -LOL, just like you are reading my mind, Joy! Beyond that I just like to see ideas from the 2 CTMH cartridges I already own. Sometimes I don't explore enough. Now I am getting ready for a July family reunion, so banners and signs might be a good topic!

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  33. Congrats to the winner. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Mary

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  34. I am relatively new to Cricut but I am now obsessed! When I search I am sent to your site a lot, so I signed up for the email:-) I would like to see a tutorial on how to size things. I have Life is a Party and have no idea how to size the party glasses. Thanks so much for your great website!
    Kelle C. from CO

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  35. Cute card! Gonna use that idea for my calendars. Thanks! Need a tutorial on The Cricut Craftroom.

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  36. What a great card. I love it, just wonderful as always.
    linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net

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  37. I always use Cricut Craft Room for my projects. It is very user-friendly and I like that I can link my cartridges so I don't have to get them out each time I do a project.

    SRob

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  38. All tutorials are great. I just watched the masking tape background tutorial. I use the cricut craft room to find which cartridges have the cut I'm looking for. Just cut busses(doodlecharm) for my niece who is a school teacher and tigers(animal kingdom),their school mascot.

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  39. I like to watch the coloring with different pens and pencils tutorials. I seem to have a problem with that and they are very helpful.
    yvnl2000@yahoo.com

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  40. Cute card. Like how you used the stars embossing folder. I'm always looking for embossing ideas.

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  41. Very cute and creative cards! I love the star embossing folder you used.

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  42. There is so much I don't know about my cricut and using the Cricut Craft Room. Thanks for the tip on using the Hide Contour its great to know.

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