Saturday, August 30, 2014

Tutorial for double spinner card

I know the file does not speak for itself, so here's a tutorial on how to assemble the spinner parts of the card. You'll need 1/8" eyelets and eyelet setter, contact cement and a little patience.
  1.  Assemble the legs and the arms separately. I like to use Aleene's Quick Dry Tacky glue because it allows you to work faster.
  2. Glue the shirt and the pants to the body base.
  3. Set an eyelet pressing only half way on one of the holes of the body.
  4. Attach the piece on top of the eyelet using contact cement. It is very important not to get cement on other parts, otherwise the piece won't spin. A great tip for this glue is to let it sit for a couple of seconds until it feels dry to the touch, then join the two pieces you want to adhere and hold firmly for a couple of seconds. Wait 5-10 minutes before the next step.
  5. Add some rubber cement to the coin and attach the cover piece. Let it sit for a couple of minutes.
  6.  Add some rubber cement to the center hole of the coin cover and to the other side of the eyelet and glue them together. Again, take care not to add cement outside the hole of the cover piece or around the body base. Wait a couple of minutes.

Assemble the rest of the card as you would any other spinner card.
Here are some great tutorials!

Double spinner running boy card

For all of you, here's the file for the double spinner card.

  1. Import into DS
  2. Resize to 5.5 inches wide
  3. Cut
A 4.25 x 5.5 notecard can be used as a base card. If you do, make sure to ungroup and hide the white base card form the file.

I'm putting together a tutorial on how to assemble it all, that I'm hoping to finish it tonight.


Please don't share the file, share the site!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Double Spinner Card

This is the card I've been working on for the last 5 days.

I'm just refining the SVG so it cuts easier. Stay tuned!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Print then cut explained.

I know the feature is coming for the Explore, but for those of you who can't wait or have to deliver something soon, here you go.

I'm not too confident on my english to make a video, so here's the images and some explaining for the tutorial on print then cut.

This is the way I cut all the text for my baby shower invitations I did a couple of months ago.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Gracias and Thanks card file

I finally managed to finish and upload the file since my PC crash.  Sorry for the delay!

Download Simple and Gracias Card SVG file

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Simple gracias card

This SVG is actually very simple, it is just the Word "gracias" with the heart as a dot for the i and the back vellum panel.

For the background I used the Hero Arts Tiny stars stamp with versamark and clear embossing powders and a resist technique with distress inks (seedless preserves and salty ocean). I cut the stars panel 1/8 in shorter tan the 4.25 x 5.5 in notecard and popped it with some foam mounting tape.

I was looking for some vellum adhesive but Scotch double sided tape on my ATG worked fine.
I popped the gracias word with foam mounting tape and colored the heart with worn lipstick distress ink.

I'll be uploading the "gracias" SVG file tonight along with a "thanks" file (my PC crashed last night) so stay tuned. Download the file here

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Clicking Camera Card

I really like photography and think this is a great card to send some of your favourite pictures inside.

I'm always  afraid of using patterned paper and have never had the courage to buy some online. This striped one is sold here in Chile, but I bet you can find prettier pads on amazon. I think I'll be placing an order soon. LOL!
I like the Distress Inks watercolor technique so much that I use it every time I can I colored the camera using Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Black Soot and Scattered Straw.

For the base card I used the We R Memory Keepers celebrate embossing folder and added color tapping the raised surface with the Iced Spruce distress ink pad.
 I also went all the way and distressed the edges of the flash light cutout to give it some dimension with Vintage Photo distress ink and gave it a couple of spritzes of heirloom gold perfect pearls mist to make it shiny.

The word cutout is my handwriting and after I cut it, tapped the versamark ink pad on top of  it and added some clear embossing powder. I decided I wanted more dimension and repeated the process. I've realized Judikins embossing powder aren't expensive at all and work great with a little heat.

The button is a plastic star embellishment sold here in Chile for school crafts for like a dollar the 10 units pack.

For this card I included the 4.25 x 5.5 in. base notecard in the file and it has cutting lines instead of scoring lines. If you want, just delete the layer and make it your own with half of a letter size white cardstock.
Here are the instructions
  1. Import in Cricut Design Space and resize to 5.5 inches wide
  2. Ungroup
  3. Change camera layer to write and attach to camera offset path (background)
  4. If you want you can delete the base layer and use a 4.25x5.5 notecard
  5. Cut
  6. Enjoy!

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