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  1. Simple Pop-Up Cards Cricut Cartridge Project Ideas

    by Richelle Naegle Are you ready for a new cards cartridge? I sure am. I love easy-to-make cards, and the specific cartridges that make that possible. I love whenever Cricut comes out with new cartridges. I love the recently released Simple Pop-Up Cards Cricut cartridge! If you remember the classic Everyday Pop-Up Cards cartridge, you know there were some designs...
  2. Four Seasons Home Decor Cricut Cartridge Ideas

    by Richelle Naegle Have you had a chance to look at all the fun decorating projects you can make with the new Four Seasons Home Decor Cricut cartridge? If you haven't, take a minute and check this cartridge out. It's an instant classic and has plenty of fun images that you can make into pillows, flowers, wreaths, and don't forget...
  3. Introducing the New Silhouette Curio

    by Richelle Naegle Note: the Curio will be available sometime in July 2015. We will have pre-order information very soon. This is the DIY machine the crafting world has been waiting for! CraftDirect.com is proud to announce the upcoming release of the New Silhouette Curio system. I recently got back from a conference in Hawai'i that Silhouette America hosted and...
  4. CGull Interchangeable Folder Project - Baby Shower

    by Richelle Naegle I 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...
  5. Cricut Explore One vs. Air & Air 2

    [caption id="attachment_1744" align="alignright" width="363"]Cricut Explore One electronic cutting machine Cricut Explore One die-cutting machine[/caption] by Richelle Naegle With the upcoming (May 6, 2015) release of the Explore One and the recent release of the Explore Air, you may have a lot of questions about the features Cricut included with each of them. Making an informed decision about a big purchase like this is very important. Like they say, an ounce of foresight is worth a pound of hindsight. Get the electronic die-cutting machine that is right for you with this guide, so you won't be kicking yourself in the future about your decision. No matter what, if you are going to buy a Cricut machines for sale, then you will want one of our Cricut machine bundles. Our exclusive deals help ensure you get the most bang for your buck. When you compare the Cricut Explore One vs the Explore Air side by side, you can get a clear picture of what will be the best fit for you. Before we get into what makes them different, let's talk about what they have in common. Both: Continue reading →
  6. Spring Cricut Project Idea - Rainy Day Layout

    by Richelle Naegle "Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain." - Unknown I love this quote and it's partly what inspired this spring Cricut project idea. We live by this quote at my house. It's basically a party when it rains (we live in the high desert) and we play outside. We don't even get dressed...
  7. How to Use the We R Memory Keepers FUSE Tool (Video)

    by Richelle Naegle Enjoy this quick tutorial video we made to demonstrate how to use the instant-classic FUSE tool by the innovative designers at We R Memory Keepers. It's amazing the way this affordable, new tool can transform your photo albums and scrapbooking projects. Be sure to pass along the video to all your friends. You and your buddies will want...
  8. Victorian Frame Card - Sizzix Bigz Project

    by Richelle Naegle Here is one of the easiest cards I think I have ever made, and I had a lot of fun, so you can't really beat that! I have made some pretty simple cards in the past, mostly because I just don't have a lot of extra time (I'm sure you can relate), so when I find a...
  9. St. Patty's Day Cricut Iron-On Project

    by Richelle Naegle This tutorial will give you the quick and easy steps on how to use Cricut Iron-on material in your fabric projects. Happy St. Patrick's Day! I hope you are wearing something green! I sure am, so keep your pinchers to yourself. I'm safe because I made myself this fun shirt! I am 5'1", so kind of short...
  10. Spring Fling Cricut Cartridge Ideas

    by Richelle Naegle I am so excited about the new Spring Fling Cricut cartridge that just came out! There are so many fun new images on this cartridge as well as some great features if you have a Cricut Explore Air machine. For owners of the Explore, this cartridge has a drawing feature so part of your image is drawn...
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