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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

More fun with the Chomas Creations precision tip and a coupon hehe!


I'm so excited on how these all worked out!  I had engraved on all of these with the Chomas Creations precision tip in either the Cricut or Silhouette and then used a Sharpie to color on them and it worked!!!  The afters are  on top, as you can tell lol, and the befores are on the bottom.
I used a fine point Sharpie, colored over the entire etched area, then used rubbing alcohol to get the excess off and I was left with what you see!
And before I go too far how about a coupon coupon code for those ready to give this a go!  Use the code nov2019 until 11-25 to save 10% off your purchase in the Chomas Creations store... Chomas Creations store


It worked just as well on the acrylic, same idea, cover the entire area and rub the excess off with rubbing alcohol. 




Even the tiniest of tiny objects worked, these charms are just 1/2 inch around.



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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Chomas Creations precision tip on acrylic

Playing again with the Chomas Creations precision tip in the Silhouette on acrylic today! 
You can find the precision tip here... Chomas Creations precision tip
The details once again are absolutely amazing as this little baby is only 1 1/2 inch by 1 1/2 inch.  I actually zoomed in on the design so you could see each of these tiny circles that I used.  The small box on the left of the design is the template I cut out of cardstock to put that big design on!


Here is how it turned out!  I used a speed of 6, a pressure of 20 and a multi cut of 2.


 Here's another one I did with even more tiny details.





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Monday, November 11, 2019

Chomas Creations precision tip in the Silhouette


Look at those details!  Those charms are just 1/2 inch in diameter.  Crazy small!  The font is easy to read and I can't wait to add them to some of my diffuser bracelets.
I added the Chomas Creations precision tip to the Silhouette Cameo to do these.  You can find them here... Silhouette tools
The easiest way to line them up is to start by cutting a piece out of cardstock the same size as the material you are going to engrave on.  I cut a 1/2 inch circle and then added my charm to the mat.  It lines up perfect every time.  Here's a video engraving on these tiny charms...








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Friday, November 08, 2019

Chomas Creations precision tip in the Silhouette Cameo on bracelet cuffs

I got out the Silhouette Cameo today to play around with these bracelet cuffs and the Chomas Creations precision tip.  These bracelets are just 1/4 inch wide so imagine just how tiny those fonts are :)  I did make a template where I first cut out the size of the bracelet on cardstock so that I could line it up best in the machine.  I did slow the speed down and did a multi cut of 3.
You can find the Chomas Creations engraving tools here... Chomas Creations precision tool

 Just a heads up that it is very tough to take pics of shiny things!!!
If you want to see the video of it in action you can go here...  


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Thursday, November 07, 2019

Chomas Creations precision tip in the Engraver

I had bought these thinner 1/4 inch bracelets from ImpressArt and I was struggling to get the Chomas Creations engraving tip to etch on the piece because it was too thin and the blade kept getting stuck on the edge of it.  I had this thought to add some of the thicker bracelets on either side of it and it worked like a charm!  I also made another template so I knew exactly where to add my bracelet.  Works like a charm!  I have a tutorial down a few posts below on how I did this as well as a video.  
If you want to find the Chomas Creations tools for the Cricut they are here... Chomas Creations
And happy news to all my Explore fans out there, these will work in the Explore as well.  They also go in the right side in place of the blade.










 This is the tool you can get for the ImpressArt to bend the bracelets.  So easy to do!





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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Bracelet cuff with the Chomas Creations precision tip and Cricut Maker

Rainy day fun here today with the Chomas Creations precision tip in the Cricut Maker!  If you want to see a video using Design Space to make a template to line this up easier it is here... https://youtu.be/0c7yFh1DhDc
Want some great news?  You can also do this with your Cricut Explore. :) Just make sure you put it in the right side in place of the blade.
You can find the Chomas Creations tools here...  Chomas Creations



 Notice how I am adding glue dots to help secure this in place.  If you don't there is a good chance it will slide on the mat.


You can change the settings on your materials in the software.  Make sure you are selecting cut in the software as well as choosing a material that requires the fine point blade.

I did do multiple cuts on this. The easiest way is to copy and paste your text on top of each other.



There is a bracelet bending bar kit by ImpressArt that I used for this.  I got it at Joanns here... https://www.joann.com/impressart-bracelet-bending-bar-kit/15081177.html#q=impressart&start=1 




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Cricut Design space tutorial for use with the Chomas Creations engraving tools


Here is a video on using Cricut Design Space with the Chomas Creations engraving tool.
You can find the Chomas Creations tools here...  Chomas Creations


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Thursday, October 03, 2019

Happy 10 year anniversary to Chomas Creations!!!

Guess who is celebrating 10 years of being in business???
That would be me and Chomas Creations!  I had no idea when I sold my first part (actually it ended up being 80 when I said I would make an extra for some one that asked) that I would still be in business 10 years later with this little venture!
Some things have changed a lot over the years!  This is me and my kids 10 years ago, imagine how tough it was working at all with that crew, but I did manage somehow (I just didn't get to sleep much hehe).  My 2 oldest helped pack parts with me at the time.  Ages 15, 11, 5 and 3 (notice my age isn't listed hehe)
This is all of us now, and they are a lot more helpful and my oldest and now 2 youngest still help pack parts!  One of my boys is off at college majoring in psychology!  My oldest daughter has her bachelors in business management.  Ages 25, 21, 15 and 13



That's not the only thing that has changed!  Here are the original mini gel pen and mini Sharpie marker holders that fit in the original Cricut from 10 years ago!
We all know those have changed and now I offer engravers and a precision engraver as well!  And they work in so many more machines!  Even the original Cricut :)
Now let's go into what hasn't changed in the last 10 years!  
All of the Chomas Creations tools are made in the USA!  That will never change.  They are also manufactured by local small businesses.  
Chomas Creations is still a family business.  I would love to keep it going and have my children running it one day, that is a huge dream of mine.  
Customer service is very important to me and I work my hardest to make things right if you are having any issues.
I still love doing what I do and plan on getting into my craft room more and picking up where I left off.
To celebrate Chomas Creations turning 10 I'm going to offer my biggest sale yet! 
How about a coupon code for 15% off your purchase of $44 or more :)  You can use the coupon code at checkout in my store www.amychomas.com
This coupon is good until October 11th, feel free to share with a friend!  







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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Silhouette Cameo 4 users here is some great news!

If you are in the market for a Silhouette Cameo 4 and wondering if your Chomas Creations tools will work with the machine there is great news!  The Cameo 4 comes with an adaptor to fit your engraver and precision tip.  It will not fit the adjustable pen holder though.  More to come when I get my hands on the machine.
Thanks Melissa from Silhouette School for this great blog post...
Silhouette School Blog

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Troubleshooting: Maker engraver & precision tip not detected

I have been getting a lot of questions lately about the tools not being detected.
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. You do NOT set your project to score or engrave as this will not work. When you send your project to be engraved make sure that you choose a fine point blade item for your project. I use the cardstock setting and I change the pressure that and use a mulitcut if necessary. 
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. If it is saying it can not detect the tool in slot B you need to change to a different material.
The Chomas Creations engraver and precision tip will work in the Maker with the proper settings chosen.


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Thursday, May 16, 2019

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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Monday, November 26, 2018

Chomas Creations adjustable holder for the Maker


I needed a cute card for my mom's birthday and I think this turned out just that way! I used the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder for the Maker with my favorite white gel pen, the
This was a free design from Cricut Design Space and all set to draw and cut.  Happy Birthday Explosion Card
Notice how I moved the rings to the side of where the pen was drawing to avoid smears.  Want to try anything you have seen in the Chomas Creations store?  Use the coupon code november18 at checkout to save 10% off your order!  www.amychomas.com








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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Happy birthday card with Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder

Sometimes we need super simple when it comes to projects and that is what this is.  Of course you could jazz it up with a ribbon or some craft goodies but I like the way this looks right now.  Read till the end for a Chomas Creations coupon code!
Both of these products are in my store!  I used my favorite white pen to do this project called the Uniball Signo and it fits in the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder.  

Now a little hint on fonts and getting this to work in your Cricut Maker.  Notice I have 2 fonts here.  The top one is an open type font.  It will cut or draw exactly like you see it.  It will NOT fill in.  The birthday is a single line font, and will also draw like you see it. This was actually a file in the Cricut store.  You can find fonts called skinny fonts or journaling fonts that will look close to single line as well on most font sites.
Now for the attach feature.  If you have not had a lot of experience with the Cricut software, it tries to put every single thing you put on the mat in the upper left hand corner.  You have to work around this.  What I have done here is created a rectangle.  You then need to select everything shown, right click on it, and click on attach.  Make sure the writing is set to write.  Also notice that I didn't want to cut this so while the rectangle is set to cut, I did not put the blade in. This was a refolded card.  You could always cut your own too.  Also notice I do not have the rectangle exactly in the corner but out to the first set of lines.  That is because that is where the machine always starts and if I had it all the way in the corner it would move my design out to that spot.  
To adjust the height of the pen in the machine I use a popsicle stick. One will come with your adjustable marker holder. I do this after the mat is already in the machine.

I did move all the rollers over, which is easy to do, so that they did not smear the white ink. 



Ready to get started with any of the tools Chomas Creations has to offer?  Use the coupon code november18 at checkout to save 10% off in the Chomas Creations store!









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