Monday, February 7, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Crawl- Share The Love!

Sweetheart Card - Love Is Life
 
Welcome to Simple Creations and the fourth Fantabulous Cricut Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a blog hop! 

Valentine's Day is in a week and everyone at Fantabulous Cricut has decided to Share the Love!   Each Design Team member will be featuring an original Valentine-themed project that includes the word LOVE somewhere on it.

If you've come from visiting  Andrea at http://divinedomestic.blogspot.com, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE.

Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at some of our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Share the Love" project at FCCB!
How fun is that?

For my project...



 I curved this stamp on my block to stamp it around the circle.

 I copied this cut 4 times on my gypsy. In each cut I hid some of the cuts using this button under the advanced tab on my gypsy. I cut the hair and shoes in brown, their shirts in white, the silhouette in a pale cream color, then his pants in brown and her skirt with a patterned pink paper. This is how I was able to cut out so many colors with out repeating the same cuts over and over. I LOVE MY GYPSY! I waited 2 months to get it replaced and I didn't know how to function and create without my GYPSY. Sometime I will do a post all about why it is a Must Have.

 I shaded the cuts with my Copic Markers. I have only ever used them on white paper. I love how it made the card come to life and added detail by shading a bit. Then I gave her a stickle earing & ring.

Stamps
Love & Love is Life are both from My Pink Stamper's Love-alicious Stamp Set. These stamps are made from an amazing quality & stamp so clearly. She just released 10 new stamps sets. Check them out HERE.

 Cricut Cuts
Wild Card
Card base-blackout-4.75"
Just Because Cards
Circle-real dial size-3.91"
Frame-shift button #6-width .65" x height 3.40"
Sweethearts
Couple with layer-2.75"

How about a GIVEAWAY?

 Gypsy Gold & Black Silicone Sleeve
Leave a comment saying what your favorite feature about the Gypsy is. If you don't own a Gypsy yet then tell me one reason you would want one. I would also love if you would follow my blog so I can share many more Simple Creations with you.

Now it's your turn! 
Let's see your Share the Love projects!  Make sure to include a Cricut cut somewhere on your project and the word Love!

Next stop... 
Angji's blog, http://sweetpineapplescrapping.blogspot.com.
Go see what she has in store for you today... And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!

Happy Crawling!

72 comments:

  1. I just love my Gypsy. I was so scared to use it at first, but now I don't know why I waited so long to get one! I love how I can save paper when cutting a lot of designs. I can line them up closer to waste less. I also love that I can hide cuts. It really comes in handy to be able to cut exactly what you need on an item.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Laura

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  2. What a super card! I love the way you curved your stamp.
    My favourite Gypsy feature is the duplicate key when contours are hidden. DS doesn't work as well for that.

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  3. I like the hide feature. This way I can add my own faces and more to certain cuts. Love your card.

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  4. Cutie card! I love the circle as the card base! I don't own a Gypsy, I have Design Studio and am very new at using it - still learning lots!

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  5. Cute! It's amazing what you were able to do with the cut of the couple with your Gypsy. And I love how you curved "Love" to go around the circle.

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  6. I love your round card!! This is so pretty :)

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  7. What a darling card! Love all the little details you added...thanks for the tip about curving the stamp, I never have thought about doing that!
    Tanya

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  8. Your card is cute. I love the couple images! One of my favorite things about the Gypsy is that we can lay out a design and save it for reference and to recreate the design in the future. Awesome job and thank you for sharing.

    Marianne S.
    sthquilter at gmail dot com
    www.paperorfabric.blogspot.com

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  9. awww this is sweet :) i dont own the gypsy but would love to have it i own design studio and hate it because of download issues and i dont find it user friendly . i love my craft room, BUT would love the convenience of being able to hang out with my mom who i live with and create at the same time instead of being stuck in a back room and running back and forth when i have ideas. can create and save til later YAY! :) im a follower now and will watch for gypsy tips :)have a great day..off and crawlin' ;)

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  10. What a great card! I LOVE my Gypsy! I think my favorite feature is how easy it is to use the hide contour feature.

    Hugs,
    Saundra
    Luvscrappingtogether@gmail.com

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  11. Love your card!! I love my gypsy and one of my favorite features the hide contour.

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  12. This card is adorable, very cute!!! My favorite feature from my Gypsy is the hide contour!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!
    Love
    Karla Urea

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  13. I don't own a gypsy but it sure seems wonderful. ( don't put me in the drawing since I don't own one )Love your card!

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  14. I have a gypsy and only used it once in the year (or almost) that I've had it :( I don't quite understand it and all of it's features! I did make birthday invitations on it and it was pretty cool to have it set up exactly how I wanted the words and it cut it out all on one piece of paper! Your card it so cute! I wish I was that creative!!

    sarabanister13@gmail.com

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  15. I just received a Gypsy last week for my birthday and I am learning so much! I am so excited to have found your blog and to see your creativity.

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  16. I love your card, especially the way you curved the "love" stamp to fit around your circle!

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  17. super cute! I could never work with a gypsy too small a screen for me and w/my physcial handicap just not a tool for me. But very cool what you did! TFS!

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  18. The Gypsy has been on my wish list since I got my cricut last year! I love to see your videos on how you used yours. I Used a Xyron Wishblade for years and miss being able to weld my words and images. Super sweet card.

    bethnw72@hotmail.com

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  19. I love this card! Great job. I do not own a gypsy yet but hope to get one soon. The more I see done with it the more I love it.

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  20. What a great card!! I don't own a Gypsy but would love to have one so I can plan my crafts everywhere! At the eye dr with kids last week, I thought, "I wish I had a Gypsy to play with here!"
    Debbie
    http://debbiesdashofthisandthat.blogspot.com/

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  21. such a cute card.. thanks for sharing!
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  22. I love the Gypsy cause I can put everything I want/can cut on one 12X12 sticky mat and cut it all at once! Also, I love seeing exactly where and the exact size things will be cut. Before I got the Gypsy I was always having to run thru a few test cuts or waste a TON of card stock.


    RaeEvitt@aol.com

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  23. Very cut. Lovee the shading. I love how I can take my gypsy to work, design and when I get home just cut.

    Burffrau @ aol dot com

    Http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com

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  24. I love being able to design my own files with my gypsy and having all my cartridges in one place.

    Love that card!

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  25. nice card. would love to win! thanks

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  26. very interesting, thanks for sharing!

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  27. very cute project nice work! :)

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  28. love to load all my cartridges on my gypsy and can search the files easier!

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  29. I love this card. Being a new gypsy owner, I am loving that I don't have to bring all my cartridges when I travel. I love mixing and matching cartridges much easier with the gypsy .

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  30. I am not an expert yet with my Gypsy. I love that I don't have to get out my cartridges that they are all "right" there. My skills are getting better.
    diane at weismanfamily dot net

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  31. I would LOVE a Gypsy! I would love to learn how to get the very most out of my Cricut!
    Great card ideas! :)

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  32. What a beautiful card! I am still learning my Gypsy, but so far I love all the features my favorite is the hide feature! TfS your card.
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  33. I love this card and I really appreciate you showing a picture of the advanced tool screen on the gypsy and providing the cut information. I got my gypsy a few months ago and am rather intimidated by it. I have cut a few things from it and love the fact that I can take it with me anywhere. I'm now a new follower of your blog and hope to continue to learn new features on my gypsy.

    Tami from Scrappin Rabbit Designs
    http://scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com/

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  34. I have only just started using my gypsy and am hooked . I have too admit I'm not sure how to use all of the advanced features and am curious as how to hide the contours.

    Haven
    bhamacher2@msn.com

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  35. Thanks for showing how you made this on your Gypsy. What a super cute idea!! I love the round card! XOXO, Julie. :0)

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  36. Great card! I love my gypsy. I love that I can create my whole page on it and cut it out in one cut. Absolutely love it!

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  37. Nice job on the card. I don't have a gypsy but I've started borrowing my daughters to learn. The latest thing I learned was how to weld. I'm lovin it so far. :0)

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  38. love everything about my cricut. nice card

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  39. I don't have a gypsy yet but I have one coming before the end of the month. I can't wait to use it for the exact reason you said! I plan on layout out my cuts and cutting just what I need!! cute card!

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  40. i like to make my own files and weld stuff. love the card

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  41. Your card is really sweet. I, too, love coloring and shading with Copics. They add so much interest and dimension. I just got my Gypsy not long ago and haven't really learned to use it that well yet. I think one of my favorite features will be the hide contour feature that we waited so long for. Thanks for offering a chance to win that awesome Gypsy sleeve. I only have the one that came in the box.

    Anne
    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com
    Trinkets-n-Treasures.Artfire.com

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  42. I love having all my cartridges collected in one spot on my gypsy. I became a follower

    Thanks for sharing
    karen k3 at ameritech dot net

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  43. Super cute! My favorite thing about the Gypsy is the hide feature. I love being able to use my PK stamps on faces. I also love being able to make cards out of shapes, etc. TFS!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  44. Your card is beautiful! I love the shading and thank you for sharing the tip on curving the stamps! I can't wait to try it! My fav thing on the gypsy is also the hide fearture! I use it all the time!! TFS!

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  45. I got my gypsy for Christmas and love everything about it. Still trying to work out all the features so thanks for the tip. I didn't know that one. Great card - so cute.

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  46. This is sooo cute! I don't have a Gypsy but I want one :) My mom and I "share" our Cricut cartridges so we don't both buy the same one and my SIL has a ton of them that neither of us has so I would love to be able to download my favorites of theirs onto a Gyspy!

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  47. This is soooo cute!! I love all of the detail! :) Thanks for sharing! :)

    Linda
    www.fancyframework.com

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  48. My favorite Gypsy feature is I don't have to pull my carts out to cut!!!yeah!!! TFS your super cute card. Cathie www.creativecutter.org
    Rcathierigby@aol.com

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  49. I just got my Cricut for Christmas and am still learning about all the things it can do....I'm not familiar with the Gypsy at all. I love your card. I would not think to curve the stamp...thanks for the inspiration.

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  50. Love the card! What don't I love about my Gypsy!!! I love that I can cut from multiple cartridges at one time. I love being able to lay it all out before I cut. I love the hide contour feature.

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  51. Forgot to leave my email, just in case.

    jenadams60321089 AT hotmail DOT com

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  52. Love how you curved the stamp and used your Copics!
    Maria :)

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  53. Beautiful card...great use of coloring the cut in. I love my gypsy for the fact that you can weld. I love welding things together before printing.
    Thanks for the chance of winning.
    Enjoying the hop.
    smiles...Tammy

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  54. Such a cute card!! My gypsy died last week, and I totally forgot how to use the Cricut without it... I am totally having withdrawals;)

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  55. I am waiting for my cricut to ship. I want it to be able to hide layers and weld.
    username at yahoo dot com

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  56. I am fairly new in the scrapbooking world, but im head over heels in love with it! :) The Gyspy is on my MUST HAVE list! i look forward to enjoying it like everyone else seems too!! :)
    Thanks for a chance to win :)

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  57. Your card is very cute! I really like how you curved the stamp.
    For me, the best feature on my gypsy is being able to weld.
    Thanks for sharing!
    reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

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  58. Your card is adorable. I think I use the hide feature the most on my gypsy so it would have to me my favorite feature!! I love the PKS so like to hide the faces to add my special touch!

    http://scrap-a-tude.blogspot.com/

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  59. Cute card... I like the way you stamped the LOVE around it!! I couldn't live without my Gypsy, I wouldn't know what to do!! My favorite function is a tie between the welding and the hide contour feature ~ I use them both a lot!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway... I need one of those sleeves!! :)
    I am now a follower.
    Lori
    http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
    got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom

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  60. Your card is super. I am not sure what my fav is but I use welding a lot for word and phrases on my projects.

    lebpab21408.blogspot.com

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  61. Your little card people are adorable and I like the combination of colors and textures.

    I don't own a gypsy and until I have seen them used on some of these blog sites, I didn't have an interest in owning one. I have to say that I do like the idea of being able to work on ideas on road trips or even just not in front of a computer.

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  62. This is a lovely card, I really like the circular style cards even though they don't stand up easily.
    I don't have a gypsy at the moment but it is my birthday next month so fingers crossed lol. For me a gypsy would be a great addition, I am disabled and I could use it anywhere even when sitting in my wheelchair whilst out and about. Also as I share my laptop with my hubby I would still be able to create instead of always thinking 'oh I could be designing that now in design studio but I will just have to wait'!
    Kim xXx

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  63. This is fabulous! I love that you were able to use the Gypsy to keep from cutting these parts over and over again. Layering can sometimes be tricky:) The Gypsy is amazing. You ROCK!! My favorite thing about the Gypsy is that when I do create something that takes a long time to design I can SAVE it! Love, love, love your card:) TFS.
    ~Madison www.funkycards.blogspot.com

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  64. I just got my Gypsy about 2 months ago and i love it. I like how I can put items closer together on the mat. When using my Paper Dolls Cart I can cut more by turning every second one upside down. I also love the "hide" button..if I want a certain part I just hide the rest. I am new to all this but I love all the help and info out there. Cheers

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  65. I love how you curved your stamp! Very cool to go all around the circle. I don't have a Gypsy but if I did I would carry it with me everywhere and sketch layouts whenever I was inspired!

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  66. That project is very pretty and that stamp technique is amazing!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  67. Love this card and the picture frames for the dance were so cute and just a perfect idea.
    guy1065ataoldotcom

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  68. Wow! I just can't quite believe the number of ideas I got from this! The curved stamp, the hiding cuts on the gypsy! Love it all!

    Thanks!
    Jen
    Honeybean Creations
    http://huffinatorshangout.blogspot.com

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  69. Very cute card :) I LOVE my Gypsy! I think my favorite feature is welding. I love to use it to make shape cards :)

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