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  1. New FUSEables Collection Review & Video

    by Richelle Naegle I get so excited when NEW products are released. I find out about them months before they come out, so I have to endure weeks and weeks of anxious waiting. The FUSEables collection (check them out at our store) is one I have been super excited for. I saw it in action back in July, so it's...
  2. Anna's Christmas Cards & Embellishments Cartridge Ideas

    by Richelle Naegle Are you as excited as I am? Anna Griffin has come out with yet another fun Christmas cards cartridge, last year it was the Christmas Kitsch that was so popular (rightfully so, it had lots of fun images on it). This year it's Anna's Christmas Cards and Embellishments cartridge which features more of an elegant look. When...
  3. Exploding Box Tutorial: How to Make an Explosion Box

    by Richelle Naegle It's officially Halloween so I hope you are ready to craft! You can decorate whenever you want, but I always wait until October 1st....so I guess I got ahead of myself this year. This project takes a little longer to make than most of my undertakings and requires a little bit of patience, but it was so...
  4. Simply Scarecrow Cricut Cartridge Ideas

    by Richelle Naegle I love fall, especially here in southern Utah - the leaves are starting to change colors and the temperatures are starting to cool off. While I was searching Pinterest for a little bit of inspiration, I found a Scarecrow card that I really liked. The fun with scarecrows is that you can do anything with them, because...
  5. Monogram Motifs Cricut Cartridge Ideas

    By Richelle Naegle Monograms seem to be huge right now! Maybe they have always been and I'm just catching on, but Cricut is doing their part this year to make sure you have plenty of options for beautiful monograms after you check out the new Monogram Motifs Cricut cartridge be sure to check out Anna's Decorative Monograms for a few...
  6. Cricut Halloween Card Ideas

    by Richelle Naegle I love the fall when the leaves start changing colors and the temperatures start to get cooler...and Halloween! I love to make crafts and decorate for Halloween, mostly because it's like anything goes for Halloween. Really when else can you create a card with a bunch of wiggly eyes in a jar and it be OK? Remember...
  7. Creepy Critter Cricut Cartridge Ideas

    by Richelle Naegle I know it's too early for Halloween, however, when you see this new Creepy Critter Cricut cartridge you are going to want to start making Halloween Crafts as well! This cartridge was designed by Nancy Kubo, who also created the original Create a Critter and Create a Critter 2 cartridges and the Create a Friend cartridge. I absolutely...
  8. Product Review: Hazel & Ruby Crafternoon Collection

    by Richelle Naegle While attending a paper crafting show this summer, I came across the Hazel and Ruby booth. I had never heard of them before, but they had this new product that caught my attention. I was immediately hooked, wanting to spend all my free creative time on their fun kits. The collection is called Crafternoon and part of...
  9. How to Use the Sizzix Precision Base Plate

    by Richelle Naegle If you have tried to cut with wafer-thin dies, you may have had trouble with the Big Shot machines and some of the accessories. Sizzix has heard their customers complain of a misunderstanding in exactly how to use the Sizzix Precision Base Plate, and they have provided these best practices recommendation that should make things loud and clear...
  10. Intricate Cut Quotes Cricut Cartridge Ideas

    by Richelle Naegle Here is the last of these new cartridge releases for August 2015. I think the Intricate Cut Quotes Cricut cartridge may be my favorite. I have to admit it's because I saw this cute pig with the "Just add bacon" phrase and immediately fell in love. Literally, everyone I know loves bacon. I should just make a...
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