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Cricut Design Space Features: How do I??? Tutorial

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Weld, Slice, Hide Contour, Add Text, Isolate Letters to add them to a shape. All of these features have meaning in Cricut Design Space and can help you in creating your own unique shapes. In my video, you will see how these features are used, as well as common mistakes!!!
Don't panic, they are common to us all, and I wanted to show you some of the different ways you can use these on a PC. Also,as for the "Octopus" image at the end, the Eyes I attempted to add are NOT available as a print file, only as a Write or Cut file. This is good to know about certain images in Design Space.
"Some designs are more equal than others!"

Please give me your feedback! Did this help? Do you have any other questions? I am happy to help with any inquiries you may have, and if I don't immediately have the answer, rest assured that I will find out the reason "Why?"
Be blessed, Raquel

Flowers with Cricut Design Space, and Cricut Explore Air 2.

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Today I am posting a short tutorial that comes in handy. I cover how to GROUP, ATTACH, ARRANGE and HIDE layers and shapes to maximize the use of your paper!. Using my Cricut Explore Air 2, Design Space and a FREE File: Creative Bug Flowers, I made custom flowers that coordinate perfectly with the papers in my cards.

Recipe: Cricut Explore Air 2, Creative Bug Flowers in several sizes, Flourish Card,Creative Cards, and Design Space Font: Sunday Swirls Bold, Spellbinders Dies: S4-295, and S2-077, Cardstock: Momenta. Other materials from my stash.

I hope this is useful to you, and that it answers some questions you may have! Please let me know what other types of tutorials may be helpful to you. I am happy to oblige!

Multimedia Pieces with Butterfly Stamp and Ranger Distress Inks

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Today I am showing you some of my multimedia pieces inspired by a lovely Butterfly, and Ranger Distress Inks.
I had tons of fun recycling materials for this one-of-a-kind project to beat the cold weather (yes, I have over 20 inches of the white stuff outside my window!)

My Recipe: Recycled Cardboard, and packing envelope.
Liquitex Basic Acrylic Gesso / White
RangerDistress Inks (Several).
Once Those were all applied, and the ink and Gesso were still wet, I sprinkled Embossing powders in Blues and Yellow and heat embossed the areas.
Hero Arts G1243 Large Butterfly Stamp Neenah White Cardstock (80lb), colored using a pearlescent palette of watercolors, and Derwent Inktense Pencils.
I used several dies from Spellbinders, Sizzix, and Ali Express that I cut out of the same paper. These were all painted using the same inks, and some I embossed with Bit of Paisley Cricut Cuttlebug folder. I hope that this inspires you to have some fun, and break out of the box with wh…

Cricut Explore Air 2 Pineapple Pop-Up Card

Thank you for joining me! Today I am sharing with you this fantastic Pineapple Card! For many this little prickly fruit "symbolizes those intangible assets we appreciate in a home: warmth, welcome, friendship and hospitality."  As I am sending this to someone with a new home, I thought it was perfect for the occasion!  It was so easy to make with my Cricut Explore Air 2, and a few simple steps. I was inspired by the Simple Pop-Up Cards cartridge, and the awesome paper I had in my stash! 

I used: Pineapple Pop-Up Card from Simple Pop-Up Cards #M222BB22 Cricut Explore Air 2 For the sentiment: Congratulations Die from Ali Express Pineapple paper: WeRMemory Keepers Recollections: Snow and Hot Pink Markers Memento : Pear Tart and New Sprout markers

The original card comes with the word "Aloha" written as the sentiment. Since this would not match what I needed, I simply selected this from the layers menu, and clicked the "eye" to hide it.  Please enjoy the video, and l…
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Today I made a small card using the Koi Card from Cricut's Design Space Dimensional Paper Art.
This was an easy card to make, and I was able to immediately have a matching envelope too! Yet one more reason to love using my Cricut Explore Air 2. It makes having a matching card and envelope so easy!

I usedRanger's Distress ink in Abandoned Coral to give the paper some depth of color, as well as Ranger Liquid Pearls in Pearl and Gold for all of the little details in the fish scales, flowers, and eyes.
I hope you give this little card a try also, it's so pretty! Have a great day, and be blessed! Raquel

Cricut Explore Air 2 Dreamcatcher Tutorial

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Today I was inspired to create a Dream catcher with existing shapes using my Cricut Explore Air 2. This was brought about after a Facebook post that got me thinking..."I can do that!"
I hope that you are also inspired to create your own. I have made a 2-part video series to show you how you can easily make your own version of dies that you love, but might not be easily accessible, or if you're anything like me, you want to be resourceful!
Please subscribe and like, and let me know your thoughts, or what you have made!!
Be blessed!- Raquel

For the design I used:
Paper Lace, Four Legged Friends,  Chalkboard Fonts  and Bohemian Wedding with my Cricut Explore Air 2
Other Supplies: Glossy Accents Martha Stewart Crystal Fine glitter Sequins, and pearl beads from stash Doily die cut from Cricut Explore Air 2 Spellbinders Labels Twenty Three Largest die and Blossom Tags and accents Star border die from Ali Express

Thank you for joining me! I recently ran into Olga Diretorenko on YouTube. I can't even begin to explain how much she has inspired me to do what I love, as I most enjoy doing it. I love intricate small designs, and absolutely love texture. This is what I enjoy about paper arts, and Olga reminded me of this. She used a die in her Spring Spirit pocket letter #2 that inspired this card. If you run by her channel, you will see what I mean! I hope you enjoy my take on this card, and THANK YOU to Olga for your inspiration!!

My Cricut Explore Air 2:
A Child's year, Ornamental Iron 2, Bloom, and Anna's Flourish Cards and Embellishments.
Tim Holtz Distress inks in Fossilized Amber, and Cracked Pistachio
Glossy Accents
Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter
Ali Express corner and medallion Dies from ND Craft

Thank you Tag

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Here is the tag I made today using Spellbinders and Ali Express dies. Following is a video too!
Thank you for visiting my blog. Please subscribe to my videos on YouTube and let me know what you think. I would love to know what you make too.
Be Blessed, Raquel

Products used: Ali Express die purchased from ND Craft for top of tag Phrase dies also from Ali Express for "Thank You"
Spellbinders Medallion Eight S2-023 Laurel and Bee S2-041 Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large S4-133 Floral Flourishes S4-327
Tim Holtz Distress Inks:  Vintage photo, Fossilized Amber, Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistacho Tsukineko Versamagic chalk ink:  Thatched Straw  Glossy Accents Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter Viva Pearl Pen:Cream

Cricut Explore Air 2, and My new FAVORITE Card!!

Thank you for joining me!! Y'all, I am sooo excited to show you this card! Reason being that sometimes you get to crafting and things don't look as you envision them, but since I received my Cricut Explore Air 2, I am so pleased!! This machine takes ordinary paper and makes beautiful designs out of it! On this card I used : Anna's Garden Cards and Embellishments.

To begin,  I selected the images I wanted, sized them to the background of my card, and attached them to let my Cricut know where to write. The rest was easy peasy!
I also traced along the edge of the Flourish Icon with my Gelly Roll pen and added Viva Pearls to the centers of flowers. I also added Ranger Distress Ink to the edges of dies in Mermaid Lagoon. I fussy Cut around the Flower Decorative element and added it to the envelope for an extra decorative touch.
Paper: Recollections, and gems from stash. I hope you enjoy this and that you leave me a comment letting me know what you think!! Be blessed!
Update: Pl…

Cricut Explore Air 2 Mother's Day Card

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I recently made several Mother's Day Cards, and really enjoyed using my Cricut Explore Air 2 to make not only the die cuts, but also the sentiments!
For this card, I used the Mother's day 2010, Cindy Loo, and  the Anna's Flourish Cards andEmbellishments cartridge.

Supplies: Cricut Expression Air 2 Mother's Day 2010 Cindy Loo Anna's Flourish Cards and Embellishments  Ranger Distress Ink in Antique Linen Recollections Matte White Marker Pebbles Pearlescent Chalks Recollections cardstock

Sentiment from Anna's Flourish Cards and Embellishments (Don't forget to attach your sentiment before selecting it to write. This image will not print, as it is ONLY available as a writing image) Flower and Doily from Cindy Loo I hope you like this card as much as I do, and that you're inspired to get your Cricut machine out and have some fun. Please leave a comment and subscribe!  Have a blessed day!

Cricut Explore Air Tea Cup Card

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Today I am sharing a cute card I made with my Cricut Explore Air 2. This was a quick and easy card, with intricate layers that cut out perfectly, and I was very pleased with the result. To personalize it, I added a sentiment by easily typing into Design Space a Bible verse that I then attached to the background paper image, then selected Write. My Explore Air 2 took it from there! So easy! Please let me know your thoughts!

Used: Cricut Explore Air 2 Design Space Dimensional Scenes Tea and Cakes Tea Cup Card # MB5DFD5 Text: Cricut Alphabet Regular Recollections and Coredinations cardstock Gems from Studio G Elmers Craft Bond adhesive

Please subscribe and let me know what you think in the comment section. Be blessed! Raquel 

Cricut Explore Air 2 Floral Thank You Card

Please enjoy this video, I apologize in advance for the abrupt editing, and I appreciate your feedback. I also should have mentioned that I used the fast-cut feature for some of the die cutting, and made this card very quickly. Overall, I am very pleased! Be blessed!