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Friday, July 15, 2011

Scoring a card with the Chomas Creations embossing tip

I was so excited to be asked to be the first guest designer for Kristal!!!  She is one amazing woman!  If you just came from her blog... Getting Cricky
This hop is all about supporting our fallen heroes.   Rebecca from Crafting Misfit is doing a walk where she will hand deliver cards made to show support.  What an amazing cause!  You can find out more on her blog about it!
The cards that I made have already been delivered to a friend of mine who was putting together care packages for our soldiers.  Thank you Leslie!  But I'm going to make more to send out for a good cause!
Well now, for those of you that know me, you know how I like things that make my life easier, and for those getting to know me, now you know!  hehe!  So if I can cut and fold a card in just minutes, and have a bunch ready to go and grab when I need them, I'm all for it!  You will be amazed at how easy this is to do!  You can download the file for Design Studio to make these 2 cards here... 4x6 card share
I also have a video you can watch on scoring with the Chomas Creations embossing tip

Now to recap, this is using just the Cricut mat and a piece of cardstock, and the Chomas Creations embossing tip to score the card.
 I added a big rectangle in Design Studio on the emboss layer, with some of the edges off of the paper (you don't need this part of the rectangle) to emboss with the Chomas Creations embossing tip.
Using a multi-cut of 2, emboss or score the paper with the Cricut.
Without removing the mat from the machine, remove the Chomas Creations embossing tip and add the blade.  Swith over to the blade.  Click the cut layer tab in Design Studio and cut out the card rectangles.
Now you can remove the mat from the machine, and take your cards off your mat, fold them in half and use a bone folder to smooth the edge.  SUPER EASY!  I did all 6 of these cards in less them 10 minutes and chatted to Kristal on facebook while doing it hehe!  How is that for multi-tasking?
I was so excited that Kristal sent me her Freedom Isn't Free stamps to try, you can find them here... Freedom Isn't Free
Let me tell you how handy these stamps came in!  I had a friend whose husband is stationed over in Italy that is putting together care packages for our soldiers!  I made her 10 cards to use, and these stamps worked great for that project! 
Not only did I use the Chomas Creations embossing tip to score the cards, but I also used it for the stars embossed on the Ten Seconds Studio metal sheet.  I added the metal sheet colored side down on the embossing mat, embossed the design, then sanded the raised image to make the stars POP!  The paper I used on these is from Quick Quotes.  I stamped a different sentiment on each card with the Freedom Isn't Free stamps!

Now for a give away!!  Kristal is giving away a set of her stamps to one lucky winner!  Leave a comment here for a chance at this awesome prize!  Great stamps Kristal!  And did you know that $1 from each of her stamps sets sold goes to a different charity?
  Of course you don't have to become a follower, but if you have not yet, why  not?  hehe!  One comment per person, I will pick a winner with random.org Monday morning!
Your next stop on the hop is Kathy P The 3 E's!
If you get lost on the hop along the way, here is the line up!
Amy Chomas (you are here) Amy Chomas
Kathy P  The 3 E's

Amy   Love to Crop
Erika  Cricut Love

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CathyinMN said...

Amy, your cards are so perfect for this cause. Love the simplicity. TFS!

Brenda said...

super tip on scoring the paper and cutting with the cricut. I will have to try this. I love having handy cards to give out. Great job on yours.
Thanks for being our guest designer at Let's Get Cricky Blog Hop Run for the Fallen. You are so sweet.
Brenda GCDTM
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

scrapinmamaof2 said...

I love the embossment! Something I really need to learn how to do. Thanks for sharing your card and secrets!

Barb said...

Those stars look great!

Lindsey said...

Love the tutorial!

Lisa said...

Wow, your cards are so awesome, Amy! I love them! The engraving tip is so amazing! I want to thank you so much for sending the glitter gel pens I won from Kristal at Getting Cricky! They are so fabulous and fun to play with! I made my first card using them (http://indymermaid.blogspot.com/2011/07/happy-birthday-card-and-blog-award.html) and I will definitely be using them alot! I LOVE Them! Thanks again and your card is spectacular :)


Kathy said...

I love this card, what a great idea. I must tell you that I love your pens. So nice to have you along on the hop.
Hugs :),
Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

Anonymous said...

Great projects and great crafting suggestions!~!



Great job love the embossing as well!!

Lori said...

Great cards Amy! I'm loving my new gel pen holder (even used it for my post today!), and I'm thinking the embossing tip is next!

Jill Angel said...

Long time follower. Love your card! Awesome as always :)

My Scrap Diary said...

Hi Amy!
I just love this set. It is perfect!! And Im with you too, I like making quick cards. Unfortunately my quick cards never turn our quick. lol
Thanks for the tip.
Jess :)
Please visit me at My Scrap Diary

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful work & cause. I'm a follower of Getting Cricky with K Andrew.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Dee Burns said...

Amy, these cards are perfect. Love your Embossing technique and Gel pens for Cricut. I want to thank you for making your products in America...another great way to celebrate our Military...

Dee B


DIANA L. said...

I love this!! I have that engraving tip and I have not used it yet hope to soon.

K Andrew said...

Amy this is gorgeous--I LOVE your metal embossed hearts and how you used my stamps--you rock girl!
Love you!

Charlotte said...

Oh, what a wonderful set of cards. These are so classy. Thank you for a great blog hop!

JulieK said...

Beautiful card Amy! Thanks for being the Guest Designer in our Hop! You rock!



Vicki said...

We're never to old to learn! Thanks for all of this!


I am a follower!

Jamie said...

great set of cards love the pattern and colors. thanks for sharing! im a follower

The Country Life said...

What an AWESOME cause!! Your cards are perfect!! Thanx for the tips!! I am your newest follower!!:) Jennifer

NanetteMT said...

Great card Amy! I soooo want your embossing tip for my Cricut. It's on my with list! I'm already a follower.

nanettemt at yahoo dot com

Trina said...

I love the idea of the embossing tip. I will have to look into some more of your products. Thanks for sharing tips and your card.

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Love the cards! They are perfect.

Amanda said...

love the cards! so pretty & awesome cause! prhmangel@gmail.com

Jenny said...

Love you cards so simple yet so cute.

jennykingham at att dot net

OmaGloria said...

This is such a great tutorial. I have your embossing tool so I am going to give it a go.

Precious Hugs

scrapperbecka said...

Great Cards Amy. The embossing on them is amazing.
Getting Cricky DTM

Pam said...

Your cards are awesome, and thank you for all the great tips. Kristal is amazing huh:)) Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

Tiffany said...

Wonderful card for an amazing cause! I love the embossing you did :) TFS


felkatz said...

coolness!! thats for the free file.. Love your gel pens & holder!! love it!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Nice set of cards!

A Creative Journey said...

WOW! That is an amazing project! You are so sweet to take so much time to make such awesome directions! TFS! I am a new follower and would be honored if you checked out my blog at http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com/

McVic said...

Your cards are just perfect for this hop! Love the embossing! great job!

Shannen said...

A lovely card, and nice to make so many! Just gorgeous, TFS! I'm your newest follower!


Doris P. said...

love detailed instruction. Awesome card!! already a follower but would love it if you had e-mail so i could keep up.. :)

the cricutologist said...

Love the embossing on metal sheets! Great cards!

DebC said...

Great card I love you having the detailed instructions. I love the embossing detail!
Deb C

Dawn, RI said...

very nice cards, for a good cause. Keep up the good work.
Dawn RI

Ildi-The craftin mama said...

Nice, simple and to the point!! Love your blog and your products!! Thanks for the oppertunity to win!1

Ildi-The Craftin Mama

mamawcindy said...

Love your Cards and that they are for a great cause. Love the Embossing. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

BrendaB said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I love the embossed metal stars.

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Amy, your cards are great. TFS

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Amy E said...

Awesome cards! And thanks for the tutorial!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

Cathy said...

Great card, love your work. thanks for sharing. new follower here.
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

S.Bayles said...

I am always trying to find easy ways to do things.....I will have to do this so I can have some ahead.Great cards, great hop, love all the things that Kristals DT does.

Jen_H said...

Love how this card turned out. I am a new follower! Thanks for the chance to win!
~~Jen H~~

Anonymous said...

Such a great card! You always give great inspiration & I am so happy I have your products! I love using my Micro Mini Sharpie holder fro drawing on clear transparencies to make faux stain glass creations for cards! Thanks for all you do!

JustMeJustina said...

Great card TFS!!!

Justina1218 at aim dot com

Carrie said...

Love the cards! So appropriate!

cmille8 at gmail dot com

Lynda said...

These are absolutely wonderful! You did a great job! Thanks for sharing!


rlhamm1 at gmail dot com

Pixichick said...

Thanks for the tip and love your cards!


littlen said...

very nice card. thanks for the instructions.

Fot said...

love your cards how perfect!~Thank-you love for sharing your creativity with us all :-)

Kelly S said...

Your cards are beautiful - the sentiments are just perfect. I love the embossing. I'm a new follower.


*Star said...

Beautiful cards and such a great cause!! Tfs and have a great day.:)
stars paper passion at gmail dot com

Crafting Misfit said...

I love how you did the stars! This is great!

Getting Cricky DTM
If you get a chance you can visit
my website!

Pocono Pam said...

AWESOME cards!