August 31, 2010

Soar With Cri-Kits Gel Pens GIVEAWAY!!!


As you can see I am still working diligently on increasing my card supply! This pretty card was soooo much fun and I got to play with my wonderful Cri-Kit Gel pens again! Yeah, this is so easy and has become a must have in my crafting kit. I am really loving the Provocraft Summer in Paris cartridge but whoa those cuts are just to intricate for cards yet, that's what I want them for! So join me and let me show you just how easy my Cri-Kits pen set is to use.
First thing you want to do is have a design ready. I start with my base, in this case a card. I did my design 2 up on a 5x5 with rounded corners. I also did a 4.5x4.5 square to place on the card that I wanted as a top layer to my card. After you have that completed touch the little plus sign for an additional layer and place the items you want your Cricut to draw on . Your base card will show in gray. I had a 3rd layer that I used for clouds and the word soar to be cut using a different color. It's that simple.

This is one of the gel pens and the Cri-Kits holder, notice the magnets on the very top, well that's what holds the pen in the holder.

Just insert the pen in and the force of the magnet will just pull it into place and you will here a little click as the two come together. Now wasn't that easy!

Now just insert the pen holder into the blade assembly. Be sure to put a scrap paper under the pen so you don't accidentally right on your paper. Tighten the screw and you are good to go.




See there is my pen holder in action making those little balloons on my paper. Now when your Cricut stops writing DO NOT UNLOAD MAT CLICK ON RETURN TO DESIGN.

This is the button you want to touch. Then put the little scrap paper under your pen, remove the holder and put the blade back into the blade assemble. Next you will go to the layer with your cut. Push cut, adjust your blade and pressure for your paper and you are good to go.



After your design is printed and cut you can put your components together.

I took a close up of the large balloon as I changed pens for the darker color on my top layer. Notice I moved the blade housing when I did that and that is why the lines did not line up perfectly. In this instance it was OK because it looks like a shadow. This is a reminder to be careful you do not move it as you do not want your cuts to be off.

I inked the edges lightly as this wasn't an exact match and I wanted it to still look good but didn't want the white edges to show.
I fussy or fancy cut (whichever term you use) the balloon out as I thought I was using an outline/shadow cut but it wasn't and all it did was rip the other balloon as you saw in the second video.

I used the large glued dots on the first layer and the Stampin Up pop dots on the balloon.
Above is the completed card standing up. I like the dimension to it.
A straight on view of the finished card.
And a close-up so you can see the layering. I really like this card and will use it to encourage someone in the future. Here is the GIVE AWAY!!! A complete set of Cri-Kit Gel Pens with Holder as show on the photo on the right. All you need to do is leave a comment here with some way to contact you by 8pm Saturday September 4th to qualify. Enter only once please. The winner will be announced on Sunday September 5th at 6am. My birthday is in September so I will have another giveaway real soon just to celebrate.... so keep watching!
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I sure hope you like today's project with the Cri-Kit gel pens and come back to see us real soon.
Thank you for your sweet words of encouragement. Your comments continue to inspire me and lift my spirits.
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