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Monday, November 05, 2018

Embossing metal sheets with the Cricut Maker & Explore

Did you know with a stylus in the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder and a Chomas Creations embossing mat you can emboss on thin metal sheets?  Oh yes you heard that right!  I got this design in the Cricut Design Space store.  They have some that are perfect for embossing, or what they are made for, writing.  Keep in mind no design you pick is going to fill in. This set up will also work for the entire line of Explore machines.

Here is a video so you can see it in action!

Here is the set up in the Maker, which will also work in the entire line of Explore machines.  I added the embossing mat to my existing Cricut mat.  This was a brand new mat, if you have an old one handy you can always clean it but may need to add more sticky to the mat.
Its easy to get the piece of metal to stick, just add a bit of adhesive in each corner.  Notice I didn't use much.

Make sure you flip your design in Design Space if it includes a font like this design did.
I used a piece of Scotch Brite to do a light sanding and really make the design pop.

Be careful as the edges of this can be sharp.  I did fold them over for this design.  

Here is a closer look at the tool in the machine.  Notice it is on the left side in the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder.  I did select write so that it would use the tool on the left side.  Notice the engraver is on the right side.  I did not use it in this design but I needed the clamp to close.








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Friday, November 02, 2018

Are you ready for some football with the Chomas Creations adjustable holders

Football fun!  One of the hardest things for me to find is sports paper that I like.  So I make my own!
I drew the football background with the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder and the white Signo Uniball gel pen. The design was a Studio download.  With the white pen it is easiest to keep it away from the rollers on your machine and keep your speed down to 1 and your thickness at 1 as well.
The journaling was done with the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder and a metallic gel pen called Scribble Stuff by the Write Brothers.  I picked them up at Target.  The font is Lettering Delights thin font Sporty.
I needed something to embellish my page (boy embellishments are hard to find!) so I made the embossed stars with a stylus in the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder and an embossing mat.  This is a thin metal sheet from Ten Second Studios.  I used a speed of 3 and a thickness of 20.  Make sure your metal sheet is secure on your mat color side down.  I just use double sided tape.  Set your height of your stylus after your mat is already in the machine.  These are nesting stars from a Studio download.
Keep in mind you can also do this with the Cricut & the Cricut Explore machines as well, you just need the proper Chomas Creations tools.
I cut out the stars using regular scissors and gave them a light sanding to make the lines in the stars pop!  The title is from a Studio download.
Here is the completed page!  Along with my football star!

Want to have even more fun with your Silhouette machine?  Use the coupon code november18 to save 10% off your order in the Chomas Creations store!

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Dog tags with Chomas Creations engraving tip

I just love when customers share what they have done with the Chomas Creations tools!  These are some dog tags that were engraved on the Silhouette Cameo by Stefanie all the way over in Germany.
You can find the Chomas Creations engraving tip for the Silhouette and other die cut machines in my store www.amychomas.com






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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Learn with the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder

I'm kind of slacking on my scrapbook pages but had an itch do to a page, so here goes nothing!  I really need my desk back as I'm lacking creative space!
I found these chalk markers at Target in the scrapbook section and had to give them a try as the chalk look is all the rage right now.  They are by American Crafts.
 They fit in the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder.  Notice how I'm not using a cutting mat to draw the title.  If you slide the white roller on the right side of the Cameo over a notch, you can put your 12x12 paper right in the machine!  I love this as I don't have to try to carefully remove my paper from my mat. 


 Here is the title close up.  I used a speed of 1 and a thickness of 5 to do the title from the Studio store.
I also used the Chomas Creations adjustable holders to make the journaling circle on my page.
Here is the completed layout!  I added some cute wood stars to make the page pop!











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Friday, July 13, 2018

Maker engraver & precision tip in clamp B

I have been getting a lot of questions lately on which side of the Maker the engraving tip and precision tip go on. It is always on the right side in place of the blade as shown in the picture. Make sure you set your project to cut. If you set it to score it will ask you to put the engraver on the left side, which it will not fit on. When you send your project to be engraved make sure that you choose a blade for your project. Notice it says no tool is required in clamp A. If it is saying you need a tool in clamp A you need to change to a different setting.


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Friday, June 08, 2018

All Explore engravers and precision tips go on the right side in place of the blade.

Chomas Creations is switching it up a bit with the Engraver and Precision tip for the Explore. It now goes on the right hand side of the machine and you need to set your machine to the cut function. These engraving tips & precision tips will also work in the Maker.
The Precision tip comes to a bit of a finer point then the Engraving tip and can be used for even finer details.
You can find the Chomas Creations Precision tip and Engraving tip for the Explore all here... Precision tip & Engraving tip
These will work in the entire Explore line. That includes the Explore Air 2 and even the Explore One.






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Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Now available! Chomas Creations precision tip for the Cricut Explore & Maker

You've asked for it and they are now available for preorder in the Chomas Creations store!
The precision tip for the Cricut Explore line and the Cricut Maker!  You can etch anything you would normally cut with your Cricut machine but with finer details because the precision tip is an even finer tip then the original engraving tip.
Now available for preorder here for the Cricut Maker
Now available for preorder here for the Cricut Explore





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Friday, December 15, 2017

Precision tip from Chomas Creations on aluminum blanks

I am being asked the difference between the original Chomas Creations engraver and the new precision tip.  Today I got out some anodized aluminum blanks and put the tools to the test.  The original engraver works just fine on the blanks, but the precision tip does give more detail for very fine images, as you can see here.  These work in all of the Silhouette brand machines.   As you can see the stitching shows up better on the precision tip, which is on the left in the first picture and on the bottom in the 2nd picture.  I used a speed of 1, thickness of 20 and multicut of 4 for both tips.
Both the engraver and precision tip can be found in my store here...  Chomas Creations toolshttp://www.amychomas.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=9&zenid=7mocrdl9en7dl5v375ts1bugj6

These blanks are only around 1/2 inch in diameter, so they are very small!
Here are both of the tips with some less detailed images and you can see that they pretty much look the same.  It does seem that the precision tip did etch a bit deeper.
Here is the precision tip in the Silhouette machine.  If you look on any of the images you can see an etched line below the lip on both the engraver and precision tip. I have put this in my machine at this line instead of at the lip to prevent any scratching of the raised surface.  If you have a thicker item to engrave on I highly suggest it.






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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Precision tip for the Silhouette Cameo

Chomas Creations new precision tip can work in the Silhouette Cameo as well as the entire line of Silhouette machines!  I used it to etch into acrylic and make these 2 inch squares that I am going to make into keychains.  I used a speed of 1, a thickness of 20 and a multi cut of 8.  I did raise the precision tip up to the line that is engraved on the tool so it wouldn't scratch the surface of the acrylic.
You can order the precision tips here... precision tips





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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Chomas Creations tools for the Maker are in stock and shipping!

If you have been waiting for the Chomas Creations tools for the Cricut Maker they are in stock & shipping now!  You can find them all in my store here... Chomas Creations tools
 Chomas Creations engraving tip for the Maker

 Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder for the Maker (notice it has 2 rings around it)
Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder for the Maker (notice it only has 1 ring around it)

 Some people want to know why we offer both a pen & marker holder.  The pen holder is 3/8 inch in diameter and can center most gel pens (those without the squishy grips).  Some people like the option to center the gel pens.  The marker holder holds up to 1/2 inch (the size of the fine point Sharpie marker).






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