Saturday, December 8, 2018

Faux Snow Globe, Pop Up, Hexagonal, Christmas Card

Hi there guys!
Sorry I have not posted in a long time. I don’t know if my lack of posts is because my projects have become more complex thus taking me longer to to design, test and finish them or just because life’s been extremely hectic this last year. I’ve started, just by chance, doing character designing commissions and that’s taken me in a whole new direction.
I couldn’t let Christmas pass without sending cards though, and designing something fresh and interactive led me to create this Faux Snow Globe, Hexagonal, Pop Up Christmas Card. Of course there's an English and a Spanish version of the file.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Editorial Vinyl - Classy and Fabulous Layered Glitter HTV

Ready to zhuzh up that sale finding? 
You can turn something simple simple, into something Fabulous!
This two color vinyl design is so easy to cut and layer, you’ll have it ready in no time.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Diagonally Opened Pop Up Card

Hello Peeps!
Long time no see.
I've  had this card on my mind for a long time now. I wanted to do a card that was a little different and with a lot of movement when opened.  Some of you might have seen the blueprint I posted on Awesome SVGs Facebook page, that's how most of my projects start, as a quick sketch and then off to the design board (actually is a Wacom Cintiq and Adobe Illustrator). This is one of my favorite pop up designs, I will build from here because the possibilities are endless and there's always room for design improvement.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Using ZIP Files with Design Space Mobile App - (iOS devices only)

Hello everyone!,
I've had a lot of questions regarding the download process using a mobile device.
As you know, many of my files come in a compressed ZIP folder that you must decompress in order for the content to be uploaded to Design Space or any other SVG, JPEG or PNG handling software. This is because instead of downloading each file of a particular project, you just need to download one single compressed file. The next question is: Once I've downloaded the ZIP File, How do I unzip it? and finally, How do I get it to work in Design Space?
Please notice that this tutorial is for those of you using iOS devices (iPads or iPhones), with iOS software 11 and above only. I don't own an Android Device, so sorry about that. Please feel free to link videos that show this process on other systems, in the comments. 
Thank you!!

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Auto Raising, Flip Top, Cardboard, Cricut Tool Wallet

Hello peeps!
I feel like I've cracked the code!!
I got my cricut tool holder to function properly! so I called it:
Auto raising: It raises the inner drawer as you open it with the help of a ribbon mechanism
Flip Top: the top flips like a cigarette box.
Cardboard: That's what it's made of.
Cricut Tool Wallet: It´s not really a wallet, but I liked the rhythm of it, lol.

Please, note that YOU DO NOT NEED A CRICUT MAKER TO MAKE THIS PROJECT. This was cut and scored on a Maker, but using the same scoring Stylus that can be put on a Cricut Explore, Cricut Explore Air or Air 2 or a Cricut Explore One. If you do have the new scoring wheel, please let us know how much better it is in the comments below. This will fit any Cricut housing (Cricut Explore and above) so even if you don't have the adaptive tool system, this project is for you!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Easy Birthday Tunnel Cards with Your Cricut Machine

Hello everyone!
I created this file a while ago for my dad's birthday. It took me a long time to make because the panels were all crooked and I tried glueing the panels to the inside surface of the side accordion piece. So, after a lot of tweaking i refined the file and made it super easy to assemble. 
Check the video tutorial to assemble the card. and download the free file over at my blog.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Using Pattern Fills In Design Space To Speed Up Your Work

Hello everyone!
It's been a while. We've been doing a lot of home improvement (including my craft space) and things took longer than we expected. Is all done now, so hopefully I'll have a lot more time at hand to craft and share. I was thinking about doing a craft room tour video, if you think that's something you would like to see, please leave a comment below.
Today is all about speeding up your card making or scrapbooking process using Pattern Fills in Design Space. You could go from a couple of hours to only a few minutes and have a card ready to go if you are in a hurry.
If you want to jump directly to the video tutorial, click on the image below. If you want to go straight to the blog post to read more and download the free SVG file and patterns, click on the title of this post.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

How To Create Foiled Stickers With Your Cricut

Hello everyone!
Here I am with another tutorial, this time to create Foiled Clear Stickers using a laminator and your Cricut machine. Come take a look to learn about clear sticker paper options, and tips and tricks to get the best foiling possible.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

10 Tips To Use Cricut's Knife Blade + Hydrus Watercolors Chipboard Cabinet

Hi there!
Long time no see. I've had a lot on my plate lately but I managed to finish this project. I'm very impressed with the delivery of the Cricut Knife Blade for the Cricut Maker Machine. It is incredibly precise and the it packs a punch!
After making this storage solution, I see lots of organizing projects in my future.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Window Envelope Sticker Book

Hi everyone!
I use stickers a LOT. ]On my planner, my travel journals, to give them to my nieces and just because.
I used to keep them in a box, but they were all mixed up and drove me a little crazy. That's why I decided to crate this Sticker Book. Come take a look.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

6 Things To Look For In Sticker Papers

Hi guys!
I'm going through a Sticker Phase right now, and if you've ever wondered which paper to use, here's some pointers on what to look for.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

How To Make Stickers With Your Cricut

Hello guys!
It's been a while. I've been busy with work and some family illness related issues that are finally ending and I'm so happy for that. There's still one more step left and we can call it overcome, so please include me in your prayers, I would very much appreciate so.
Now that I kind of stopped worrying so much I found the time to edit this post and a video to show you guys my process in creating a custom setting to cut my stickers with my Cricut Maker but I also show you how to di this using a Cricut Explore. So here it is.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Faux Calligraphy with your Cricut Maker + Pop Up Card

Hello Everyone!
Ever since I made our Christmas Cards I'm obsessed with gold ink calligraphy, but I'm always afraid I'm not going to be accurate enough to do a big one word sentiment on a card (I should practice more). This time I tried to create a single word sentiment and add several lines to the downward strokes to make it look like dip pen calligraphy. 
This bold sentiment was so stunning in gold and masculine enough that I decided to create an inside fun card to go with it.

Click on the image to watch the video tutorial

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Achieving The Best Print Then Cut Image Possible

Hi there crafters!
I don't do much print then cut, but when I do I want my images to be as crisp as I design them and I think you and I buy printers and paper to match and don't want to waste our money.
Sometime ago I showed you how to get the most out of your printer (click to see previous post), but Cricut has made a few changes to how you print then cut since then, so I decided to update the technique.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Simple Black and Gold Pennant

Hello everyone!
Sorry for the long absence, I was away for my holidays. We had a blast in New Zealand!
Here you'll the file for the simple banner that we hanged at my brother's house for my mom's 70th birthday.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Cherry Blossom Lanterns - Self Closing Bottom

Hi there!
So, my mom is turning 70 this year and we are throwing her a huge party.
Of course I'm in charge of the decoration and like I did when my dad turned 70, I created these lanterns to adorn the dinner table.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Always Look Up, Mermaid Card - Heat Embossing Sentiments with the Cricut Maker

I really wanted to test all the features of my brand new Cricut Maker, So I created this card to Print then Cut, Write and Cut.
I also wanted an embossed sentiment, so take a peek inside to learn how to heat emboss sentiments with the help of your Cricut.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Lace Frame Birthday Card Tutorial + Giveaway! - (Closed)

Keeping the color of the year theme - Ultraviolet - I decided to make my sister a birthday card.This is the first project I made with my brand new Cricut Maker I got for Christmas, so I wanted all the cutting to speak for itself.
The downloadable file includes 3 versions of the card: english, spanish and also a blank version so you can put whatever you want inside the frame. Keep reading to learn how to add your own sentiment to this card right in Design Space.
Also enter for a chance to win a Chilean linen Texture paper Pack, instructions on post.