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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Back to school sign with adjustable holder for the Cricut Explore.

I love making these signs for the kids to hold up on the 1st day of school!  Easy way to show off all the info when you look back!   Explore tools

This is with a Gelly Roll gel pen in the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder.


This is the adjustable pen holder for the Explore.  You can center most gel pens to draw then cut.  My favorite gel pens for this are the Gelly Roll gel pens that are found in a lot of different styles and colors.  You can find them at pretty much any craft store or online.
This is the adjustable marker holder for the Cricut Explore.  It will hold up to 1/2 inch or the size of a fine point original Sharpie.  Some markers may not be centered in the marker holder.  This does mean you won't be able to draw then cut a shadow around the image you draw.  There will be ways to work around this ( I usually cut around in a circle or square, and there will be even more).





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Monday, August 17, 2015

Addressing an envelope with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder

Many people have asked me about addressing envelopes with the Silhouette.  I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder with a Lettering Delights thin font and a premade envelope.  The thin fonts look like they are single lined fonts but they are not.  Any thicker fonts will look like they are outlined.
I added a rectangle as my template for my address.  You can use the text style window to pick a font and type it out. Or you can copy and paste your addresses from your computer.  Simply select the address you want, copy it, then right click on your Studio mat, and click paste. 
Now select your address and right click on your Studio mat and click edit text.  From here you can change your font size, as well as type.
I did add a rectangle on my Studio mat as the shape of my envelope so I could line up my envelope on my Silhouette mat.  Then I used cut line settings in Studio to turn the rectangle off so I could just draw my text.

Add your envelope to your mat according to where you added your addresses in Studio and add your pen (I used Staedtler triplus fineliner as they don't  smear and give you fine details) to your Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder.  I used a speed of 6 and a pressure of 9 to draw this.

And here it is! 
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Monday, July 27, 2015

Back to school sign with Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder

I will be working on more of my back to school signs soon :)


Fun fun! I'm going to have my daughter hold this sign on the first day of school!  Now when I forget to scrap these pictures for years, I will know when they are from, hehe! 
I used a Signo Uni-ball white gel pen (can I again say just how much I LOVE this gel pen?) in the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder.  Because these pens are pretty juicy, you do need a slower speed of 2 and a thickness of 1 so they don't smear.  Try to keep your designs away from your rollers as well when you are drawing with these pens.

Again I'm going for the chalk look that is so hot right now!  This is just plain black cardstock!  How cool does that look? 
The fonts I used here are all from Da Font (top to bottom)
KG Second Chance
Vintage One
Sketch Serif
Denne threedee
Vintage One


Look at those details!



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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Adore you with Chomas Creations engraving tip

I'm so lucky to have these 3 beauties as my nephew and nieces!  Photography by me of course!  And as you can tell I adore them!
I used the Chomas Creations engraving tip in the Cameo to etch the heart background onto Core'dinations cardstock.  I used a pressure of 33, a speed of 6 and double cut to etch the design.
I lightly sanded the design for the distressed look that I got!  And by lightly I do mean lightly!
The title was a Studio download called adore you.  The heart was already in the title.  I did layer the cuts to make them stand out a bit!
I used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder in the Cameo with a Sakura Glaze pen to draw the journaling lines in hte circle.  You can get the download for the journaling circle here... journaling circle
I added some ribbon and my super cute picture to my page and voila!  Another scrapbook page done!  I'm on a roll!  I didn't realize how much I missed scrapbooking until I stopped for awhile (not on purpose, just busy!)
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Friday, July 17, 2015

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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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Cherish layout with Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder

I have a confession to make.  I started this page over 5 years ago.  It has sat and sat with only paper and pictures on it, just waiting to get finished.  I guess I got stuck on a title, and some finishing ideas.  I didn't know if I was happy with the set up.  Today I decided to get it done!  I found this very fitting title in the Studio downloads. 
And another confession.  I'm addicted to cool pens and markers.  I have to look every time I am at a store.  These Sharpie pens were at Target in the best colors!  And notice the no bleed sign on the front!  Perfect for cardstock, and fine tip!  And look, they even fit in the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holders, and this means they are centered when you use them!

So I used the Sharpie pens in the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder for the Cameo to do the journaling on this page!  The font is from a Lettering Delights font called LD Typewriter.  It is a thin font, and look how nice it looks for details!  I did this in Studio.  When you buy the Lettering Delights thin fonts, you can download the zip file which includes the TTF version of the fonts that you install on your computer and can use in Studio!
And here is the completed page, along with some hearts and ribbon!  I'm so glad I got this page done after all these years!
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Monday, June 22, 2015

Vinyl & the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder

Back to school is sneaking up on us quickly and I thought, why not make some fun labels for the kids' things?  So I did lol!
Did you know you can use Sharpies on vinyl and they won't smear??  Some of you may have seen my post about the new fluorescent Sharpies I found (if you missed it, it is right HERE)  I wanted to see how these Sharpies would work on the white vinyl, and when I showed my daughter she jumped up and down squealing, so I guess she liked it!  My son came running asking for some for him!



The fine point Sharpies will fit in the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder for both the Silhouette and the Cricut Expression 2.  Vinyl is a glossy surface, which can cause smearing so I slow the speed to 5 for these, and of course you don't want to crush the tip of your Sharpie so use a thickness of 1. 
I made these designs in Designers Edition of Studio.  I used a Lettering Delights thin font for the names and used the sketch feature in DE to change a regular oval to the loop de loop and the sketched oval design.  I then used an offset of the sketch for cutting around my design.  If you need to learn how to sketch a design then cut around it, I have a tutorial HERE.


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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Sky is the limit card with Chomas Creations pen holder


I love when I get guests to play with the Chomas Creations tools and see what they can come up with!  This card is by Omar at Awesome SVG's and he used a silver Sakura Gel pen in the Chomas Creations adjustable holder to draw the designs on the front of this card and a white gel pen on the inside.  Love it!  Thanks Omar!  You can get more details on the card he did on his blog here...  Awesome SVG's
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Monday, June 08, 2015

Graduation card with Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder



I needed a quick graduation card, and this is what I came up with! I already had the green graph design as I made extra from another project. To make it I had used the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder in the Cameo with a stylus and flipped the green metal sheet by Ten Seconds Studios upside down on my embossing mat. I then embossed the design. I added it to a lined design paper and added ribbon! I love keeping my "extras" for quick projects like these! Make more then you need for later!

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Birthday card with Sharpies in the Explore!

Finally got some time to play with my new Explore and wanted to get those neon Sharpies to work on a birthday card!  And they fit in the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder for the Explore!  I love how bright they are!  Being the 80's have made a come back and the neon colors are all the rage for the teens and tweens, I can't wait to give this card to one of them!  And with the Explore I do love the option of using the font I want on my computer, any fonts I have installed!  WOOHOO!
I use a Popsicle stick to adjust the height of the marker after the  mat is already installed in the machine to figure out the right height.

Here are some of the different neon Sharpies they offer.


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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Happy happy birthday with Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder

How many happy's does it take to make a happy birthday card?  Well this many lol! 
The share for this card is here... happy birthday share 
I drew all of the happy's with the Chomas Creations adjustable pen holder and a Sakura moonlight gel pen.  I used a speed of 3 and a thickness of 8.  I also used a stylus in the pen holder to score my card.  To see a tutorial on scoring your card, click here... card score
 I was going for the chalk on chalkboard look with this card so I used some white chalk with a poofball to give the card some depth.

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