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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72 comments:

Claudia said...

Oh gosh, I'm first! I really enjoy your blog and would hate to miss a day of it. Great idea to use the pens for this cart! Thanks for a chance to win.

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

Whoa, what a generous giveaway!! Thanks so much Sheila for the chance to win! xxx ~ Staci

Roxanne said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win - I would love to receive this set. The possibilities are endless!

Roxanne
kcmarlowe at hotmail dot com

Carrie said...

Great card and tutorial! I would love to try the Cri-Kit gel pens! I have seen so many great projects lately with the Cri-Kit pens! Thank you for the chance to win!
carrie dot slaughter at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Sheila! I agree... those filigree cuts are too delicate but the gel pens is the perfect solution! The card is lovely... love all the blue!

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

Love it!

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

ok now left my first comment with just Love I as i went to order them :)

Stephanie said...

Thank you so much for all the great tutorials. I always learn so much. Now thanks for the chance to win a spectacular prize. I've been wanting to try these.
stuff@gt.rr.com

Bobbi said...

This is such a cute card. I love how you made the ballon on your base card as well. TFS

Melissa said...

Oh Sheila, I love the look of this card! What cool pens! Thank you so much for the chance to win!!!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Connie said...

I've been wanting to get these pens!! Thanks for the opportunity!! The balloons are great, they made an awesome card.

hgregory8558 said...

What a beautiful card. I love the hot air balloons!! I would love to take those pens off of your hands :) Thank you for the chance to win them!
Hgregory8558@hotmail.com

Linda said...

I love the card, and thanks for the tutorial. Happy Early Birthday!

TeacherMom said...

Wow! This card looks so elegant!! I love what you can do with the gel pens. I would absolutely LOVE to win some to try out. I can just see all the possibilities. Thanks for the chance!!!
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

Luv-To-Scrap said...

Great card! Luv your blog, I get so many ideas from it. thanks for the chance to win these cool pens.

Becky Roper said...

Sheila I love this card. Soaring in a hot air balloon is on my list of things to do next year. I'm really excited about scheduling my trip. I have been researching places to go for the last couple of weeks. This card just hit the spot for me....You are an awesome designer!

goatesgirl said...

I love how you used the pens to draw and then cut out the shadow...great card...thanks for the chance to win!!

shari said...

Love your card! What a great way to get all the detail. Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win. Shari (cricutrookie)

Flamenco92627 said...

Terrific card!! I love the popped up balloon. Adds great dimension. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Shirley said...

I love the pens, I have never used gel pens. They look good.

jennyplace2 said...

The more I see these pen the more I think I need them and I must have them! Thanks for the great videos and a chance to win the pens.
jennyplace26@gmail.com

VeronicaA said...

That card is absolutely fabulous. It would make a fantastic graduation card. Thanks for sharing the use of the pens with intricate designs and thanks for the opportunity to win during your birth month.(-:
Veronica
vballen@comcast.net

4kids4 said...

Those pens look terrific! I'd love to use them to draw the roller coaster and ferris wheel images from the Cricut Summer Vacation cartridge...I'm too chicken to cut them!! TFS!

~Sharon
inthebigbluehouse.blogspot.com

KSD Creations said...

I love your card. Thank you for inspiring me. See, you've already accomplished your goal of inspiring someone. I love the Cri-Kits but just haven't scraped together enough pennies to buy them. I am still using my little pencil grips to ink things.

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

I really need some of those gel pens. Love how they work. Lovin' your card.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Shelia, I love the way you have the one balloon popped up. You are always so good to share you amazing talent. I would soooo love to win..

Pesky said...

You are awesome. I love what you do; whether cutting or pens. You are so talented and inspire me. My b'day is next Tuesday. Happy Birthday to You!!!
doris.doze@necam.com

Larelyn said...

Sheila, your blog is on my Favorites Bar because I check it every day!!! You have the BEST tutorials - I have learned so much from you - cardmaking, tools, Gyspy, on and on. Hugs and many thanks for all you share.
Larelyn Sartini

imgrandmanow said...

Since I won a give away recently I am sure I don't qualify to win again so soon. That said maybe you can tell those of us who don't win where to buy them. I havn't seen them in the store yet . . . and as Cokie Pop says "I really need some of those gel pens".

Amy said...

Great card and wonderful tutorial!! I have this cart and the cuts are so delicate that it is hard to get clean cuts when they are cut small for cards and tags. I love the idea of these pens in the cricut for these cuts. I would love to win some....thanks for the opportunity!!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

For all of you that want to purchase the gel pens and holder just go to Cri-Kits.com or click on their name above and you can order your set. I love mine and have almost run my black pen dry so I will be ordering more for myself. Have a great day and do go to their website and order a set, they are really wonderful.

Lori in SC said...

Love how it turned out, you did a great job using the gel pens.

Jennifer said...

Sheila,

Thank you so much for the detailed tutorial on the Cri-kit Gel Pens!!! :) I have seen so many cards created with them, but now I know how they work (and would be even more excited to win some)!

-Jennifer

Cyndi said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity! I've been drooling over these pens, but the budget just doesn't allow it! I would love to win them!! Just in case my email is cyndi38122@aol.com!

Lori Apgar said...

Those hot air ballons are just gorgeous!! I am so wanting these pens!!!! If I don't win them, I might need to put them on my Christmas list!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Sheila, what a beautiful card!!!

Darn, darn, darn, why can't I ever win anything!!! LOL!

Valerie said...

What a intrique card with those pens. I guess I need to invest in learning more about them. Thanks for the chance to win.
lastamper at aol dot com

Ps I think the best people are born in Sept!! Mine is the 16th!

rspetersen2011 said...

I want, I want, I want. I know, I'm bad. :) My e-mail address is rspetersen2011@yahoo.com. Thank yo for the contest!

Anonymous said...

Happy early b-day! And thanks for the great projects you always do. I love to see what you have made new every day. I'm going to try the window cards for sure and this pen idea looks wonderful!

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity
BugHappy! from cmb

Canadian Candy said...

Well HOW COOL IS THAT!! I never even seen these before.. so cool. Boy the things out there we just gotta go fine!! Thanks for the contest someone will be lucky!

Marionment said...

I love this project. It makes me want to take out my cart and give it a try. Thanks for the directions.

Yvonne said...

Love those hot air balloons... great card... and interesting to see your process.

I've been exploring and you have some great projects here. I've signed up as a follower.

Happy Birthday!

Thanks for inviting us to join in the birthday celebrations with these wonderful gel pens.

Yvette said...

Lovely card and I am intrigued by these pens. Hope to see more of your creations. I am happy to have foud your blog.

Take care.

ewokyoda at yahoo

Celeste B. said...

Such a cute card! I've been looking into the Cri-Kits and they look so neat!!! Thanks so much for a chance! :)

Celeste B.
ccscards.blogspot.com

sucor said...

What a beautiful card, it is so elegant! I have learned so much from you. Thank you for sharing your great projects and thanks for the opportunity to win your generous giveaway!

patti said...

First off HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Loved the hot air balloon card and would love a chance to try these pens.

Anonymous said...

wow i love this card!! Thanks for the chance to win!!


craftymomma- cc mb
stratus2134@aol.com

Michele said...

These pens look so fun! I've always wanted to try them but I worry that they will clog like most gel pens.
Awesome demo!
thanks

Anonymous said...

I love your card.... I would love to win the pens....

thanks

vicki-russell@ouhsc.edu

Anonymous said...

Your card is exciting, It takes me on a journey in the clouds, spirit free from earthy bounds.
Thank you for your kindness in giving away your pens..saragirlred@yahoo.com

CathyinMN said...

What a fun card! I can see how it could be used to give encouragement to someone. Thanks for the chance to win the gel pens. I would love to get a set to use.
tcsobotka@charter.net

Lisa said...

That is awesome, the balloons look so intricate. Thanks for the chance to win.

Michelle said...

I love those pens I almost got them at the craft show when I was there but, I spent my $$$ on a few cartridges!!! Great job with them. I like that they have thinner lines then the cricut markers.

Michelle said...

I don't think my last post to this posted so here I am again.....
I almost purchased those pens at the craft show I went to but, I spent my $$$ on a few cartridges. I couldn't pass up the prices... great job with those pens they are awesome. I love the thinner lines that they make. The markers are too thick sometimes.

debbiebakk said...

I would love to win a set of these pens-there are endless possibilities to creating-especially with the fine details like in the Summer in Paris cartridge-which I have but have not used to much yet. Thanks for the many tutorials and the chance to win.

June said...

WOW!!! Love your balloons and using the pens for this has definitely sold me on these pens!!! Love the videos and the step by step instructions and what a WONDERFUL giveaway - THANK YOU!!!!!!
jjiwant at gmail dot com

PamH said...

You do such a great job with the pens! Love both the card and the awesome layout! Thank you for the chance to win a set!!

Cathy H. said...

Great card! The balloons are awesome. Thanks for the chance to win the pen package!!

Anonymous said...

Love your videos! I'd love to win the pens - they look fabulous. Thanks.

weezielw at aol dot com

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

SHEILA THIS IS GREAT... THANKS FOR SHOWING US HOW WONDERFUL THIS PENS WORK...

WILL LOVE TO WIN... THANKS

IVETTE_AVILES@YAHOO.COM

Anonymous said...

Just a newbie. I am SOOOO GLAD I discovered your blog. LOVE the videos and Tutorials. Can't wait to try this with the gels!Thanks for a chance to win.
Gwen

piggypages said...

i would love to try these! great card :)

julie.v.mao@gmail.com

Jana said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Thanks for offering this giveaway. I love you hot air balloons.

Kelli said...

I love your blog. I look forward to it everyday. Thanks for the very cool giveaway.

scrap-n-away said...

Great videos....thanks for the chance to win. Good luck to everyone!

217 Creations said...

Love it! I see your Distress Ink and Foam Applicator! LOL!!! GOOD GIRL!!!

Sandy N. said...

I have been wanting to try these but haven't gotten brave enough. Thank for the instructions. Looks like fun. I wish I was lucky but good luck to everyone. TY Sandy N

cardchick said...

oh my!!! the whole set??? how I would luv to win these.... I see so many amazing projects made with these pens.....
cardchick50@gmail.com

Judy B. said...

I would love to win these pens. I've heard so much about them and don't want to be the last one to try them. Thanx!

Anonymous said...

The balloons are great! Thanks for the great giveaway.

Anonymous said...

The balloons are great! Thanks for the great giveaway.

GrannyCharlotte said...

The balloons are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Great Giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win.