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Sneak Peek

As you know, I’ve been working really hard to try to get some new things done for the craft fair at the end of the month, which will be my first ever! I know I talk about it a lot, but I am excited and nervous. When I was trying to come up with ideas for new things to make, I watched some YouTube videos. There’s one particular YT channel I watch to get inspiration and it’s called CardzTV.

I was looking back at some of her older videos the other day and saw the cutest idea for a project. After watching the video, I realized that I didn’t have the proper Cricut cartridge to complete the project, so I went to Amazon and ordered it. Well, it came Friday night and I couldn’t wait to use it on Saturday! I was trying to keep the things I am working on more of a secret / surprise until the show, but I couldn’t wait. The first one I did turned out better than I expected, and I am still working on the second one.

Here’s a sneak peek of the recipe book….

It’s not finished – I want to add ribbons and maybe some charms on the side and decorate the inside pages a little more, but for right now, this is what I have. Leave a comment and let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:

VersaMagic Spanish Olive ink

Darice embossing folder – Dots

My Mind’s Eye paper

DCWV Christmas paper (from a couple of years ago)

Red cardstock

This and That Pop Dots (from AC Moore)

The Paper Studio 1″ Binder Rings (from Hobby Lobby)

Light blue card stock (From AC Moore – comes in a variety pack)

ATG gun

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Tired of not being able to find an image on your Cricut cartridge?

If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you’ll know that I have a paper problem. Well, now I have a new problem – The Cricut. No, not the insect, the machine. I have way too many cartridges and I can’t always find the image I am looking for when I need it. I know what I want, but I can never remember which cartridge contains that image. Very frustrating!

A couple of months ago, I came up with what I thought was a good idea. I decided to make my own directory of all images and phrases. I started with one cartridge and it took so long to complete, all I did was that one cartridge. So, that really didn’t help at all. It was back to me flipping through all the booklets to find that one image!

Until yesterday. I was watching some videos on Christmas cards while I was working on my rather large, special project (pictures and more to come later! : ) ) and came across this woman whose videos I love! She makes the cutest cards and has some great ideas. At the end of one video, I got the solution I had been waiting for – there’s a website where you can search for an image or phrase!

I went to the site and it does really work. The site is http://www.mycutsearch.com. It’s fantastic! I wanted to see if some keywords that I wanted to cut out were in any of the cartridges that I had. You plug in a word and all the images or phrases associated with that word comes up with the name of the cartridge and a picture of the page where you can find it!

There are a few caveats though. It works best if you use the singular form of the word you are looking for. For example, don’t use circles – type in circle. Also, use a single word and not a phrase. You will get more results back. I am sure that there are more, but these are the ones I have experienced so far.

I am so glad that I saw that video, so thank you Mary from CardzTV. If you are ever looking for inspiration for a card, check out her adorable cards on YouTube. Hope this website helps you as much as I know it’s going to help me.

Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to leave a comment, especially if you have any other Cricut cartridge tips!