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Sizzix Hipster Project Ideas (Video)

by Richelle Naegle

This year at CHA, when I first got to see the NEW Tim Holtz Hipster Dies & Stamps, I was totally in love! I was a huge fan of the Crazy Dogs & Cats but honestly, I like these ones even more. I would highly recommend buying on of our bundle deals on these. We have a few different choices, but my favorite is the Mini Cutter & Hipster Dies w/ Stamps Bundle because then you have everything you need (except the paper and ink) to complete these projects. I’ll discuss the other bundle options later in the post.

Long story short, I made a few cards so I’m sharing my Sizzix Hipster project ideas:

sizzix hipster project ideas - completed card designs

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We R 360 Crafter’s Bag vs CGull Ultimate Machine Tote

view of ultimate scrapbooking machine tote with front open

This is the new Ultimate Machine and Scrapbooking Tote by CGull

CGull just released the new Ultimate Machine & Scrapbooking Tote and there are two options to choose from:

We also have Ultimate Tote & CAMEO 3 bundles available, so be sure to check those out if you need a new machine.

Many customers are wondering what the differences are when you compare it to existing craft bags. We decided to compare it to one of our favorites, so here it is: We R Memory Keepers 360 Crafter’s Bag vs CGull Ultimate Machine Tote.

Both of these companies are very good at what they do. We R Memory Keepers offers a number of popular products for all types of crafts. Although CGull has a variety of products, including their new Mini Die-Cutter/Embosser, they are mostly known for making great craft totes.

damask ulitmate scrapbooking tote

This is the Damask bag, so you can go colorful with the Chevron pattern or sophisticated with this one.

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How to Foil Your Vinyl Material (Infographic)

by Richelle Naegle

One day while searching Pinterest, I found a video that someone had made on the Heidi Swapp page where she used Silhouette permanent vinyl with her laminator machine to foil the vinyl, The purpose was so that she could adhere the design to a coffee mug. You can click here to see that video.

We’ve made an infographic to explain the process so you know how to foil your vinyl material. I also offer my own handiwork below the infographic, so you can see how it works in action. Without further ado:

how to foil your vinyl material infographic
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Word Collage Cricut Cartridge Ideas

by Richelle NaegleSt. Patricks Day Craft Project

Unless your Irish, it’s fairly likely you do not decorate much for St. Patrick’s Day, but with just a little bit of crafting you could have a few fun little decorations to match the holiday. For example, check out this print I made and framed. This project easy, quick and cheap. The best kind of project! I used the Word Collage Cricut cartridge, which features great word collages for holidays as well as other themes you could decorate with year-round.

There are a couple ways you could go about making this project: you could cut the phrases out of craft paper and create a nice layered effect by gluing each letter down, but that would take a lot of work. I did it the easy way and made it with Cricut vinyl.

I used green vinyl and after the cut I took just a few minutes to weed out (my favorite weeding tool is in this CGull 12-piece tool kit – the kit refers to them as hook tools) all the excess material so that I could seamlessly transfer it onto a sheet of paper. Then simply slip the design into the frame and you’re all done!

Now that I think of it, you could also just apply the vinyl directly to the glass of the frame.

Pro tip: Make a print for Easter and re-use the frame. I’m just going to store both prints in the frame so I don’t lose the one I’m not displaying.

There you have it – a quick St. Patrick’s Day solution. If  you have any Word Collage Cricut cartridge ideas that you’d like to share, please do!  If you like making St. Patricks day crafts and you want to make a couple of easy and fun cards, be sure to download our free St. Patricks Day .SVG images! You can download them here and please share them with your crafty friends. Whether you need a new Cricut font cartridge, or are looking for a Cricut Explore Air machine, we have the best deals.

Happy creating!

CGull Interchangeable Folder Project – Baby Shower

by Richelle NaegleCGull Interchangeable embossing folders baby projectI am so excited today. I got to play with some new interchangeable embossing folders from the Craft experts at CGull. If you remember, they came out with a couple about a year ago, and I really loved their innovative embossing potential. You can see my old project with them here. Now with their release of 3 fun, new designs, it’s time for me to do another project. In this case I am featuring the new Baby-themed folder. The other 2 new ones include the Thank You set and the Modern Victorian folder set (this one comes with 5 inserts).

Changing out or arranging the inserts in various ways gives you potential for original work every time you use these folders in your card-making and layout projects. I love the vibrant colored cardstock and how each card contrasts with one another.

The first round of CGull embossing folders are amazing in what they deliver to your projects, but crafters were complaining the inserts and folders are not clearly marked. CGull listens to their customers and made the fix with this generation of folders. Now each insert is clearly marked so you know exactly how to position the phrase you choose. Keep in mind these new folders are 5″ x 7″ and the first round was 4″ x 6″ (A2).

These 3 cards were made in about 20 minutes total! I could have done them quickly, if needed, but I had the time, so I added the extra detail. I love how they turned out and now I’m ready for a baby shower. Who’s inviting me?

Have you used any of the other CGull embossing folders? I would love to see them share them with me on Google+ Paper Crafting Fanatics page or on Facebook, or just leave a comment with a link to your blog. Also, as long as we are talking about CGull, check out the amazing CGull totes.

Happy creating!