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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

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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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Chomas Creations Cricut Maker tools are coming your way!

These are on pre-order in my store and will be available to ship on or before October 12th.  I will keep you updated if they will be in stock sooner.  Preorder here
Since none of the old Chomas Creations tools fit into the new Cricut Maker, Chomas Creations has designed new ones special for the machine.
In case you haven't heard, there is more pressure for the cuts on the Maker for the blade side which is very exciting for the Chomas Creations engraving tip in this machine.  Look at some of the things I have played around with!

 Look how small this is!  And it is 24 gauge stainless steel!  I did a mulitcut of 4 on this one.  The design was very intricate but I wanted to see what the machine could do.

 This is anodized aluminum.  How cute and small is it?
 Just so you can see how small these are and the details that are on them!

A Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder which will hold up to 1/2 inch is also going to be available.  This will fit any marker up to 1/2 inch but most markers will not be centered in the holder. The Sharpie marker is the biggest marker that I have found that fits.  These are neon :)

The Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder is 3/8 inch in diameter and will center most gel pens (that don't have squishy grips).  These are Gelly Roll gel pens and have a metallic look to them!  

Notice the adjustable marker and pen holder both go in place of the plastic piece on the left side of the Maker.  To remove the piece you undo the clamp and push on the bottom while you pull on the top and it will release.  Slide in the adjustable holder and close the clamp.  Add a popcycle stick under the holder to adjust the height of the pen or marker and you are good to draw!

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Engraving with the Cricut Explore

Ooooh wait till you see what the Cricut Explore can do!  How about etch or engrave aluminum tags!!?  I used the Chomas Creations engraving tip to make these tags.  I did use a multi cut of 2 and the highest pressure in the software.  I'm still trying to figure out the software for the Explore, so I don't have a tutorial just yet.  If anyone has ideas on making this easy, please share!
I used some of the chalkboard fonts for these.  You can see more about these here... chalkboard fonts
These dog tags and other aluminum shapes and sizes can be found at Ohax Industries!

Here is another tag I did as well!  I love these chalkboard fonts as they show up really well over any open font.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Did you know Chomas Creation's is Made in America?

This week has been declared Made in America week and I would like to tell the Chomas Creations story!
8 years ago this month (yes 8 years eeeek!) I had an idea and worked on getting a part made for me to draw with my Cricut. When others saw what I was doing they asked me to make them one if I was having one made, and the idea spread like wild fire after that :)
I have a local small business that machines these parts for me. They are hardworking men and women that make these parts for all of you. I have another local small business that machines the engraving tips.
I was contacted years ago about having these parts made of plastic in China for a lot less money (not to mention less quality!) I refused. I didn't care if there was a potential for more parts to be sold at a lower price, I did not want my name on anything that said made in China.
I believe I made the right decision. Chomas Creations continues to grow due to all of you. There is no better way to get your product out than word of mouth, and you all have done that for my small company. I thank you every day :) Because of all of you I can stay home with my kids and raise them while running this small business. They even help packing your parts! :)
To celebrate Made in America week and Chomas Creation's 8th year in business I am giving you all a coupon code to share! Save 10% off in the Chomas Creations store using the code madeinamerica at checkout. www.amychomas.com

Thank you for all of your support! Happy crafting!

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