Tuesday, December 14, 2010

MTC 3.2.0 is now the latest stable version of Make-The-Cut! software.

Wow this makes useing my E so much easier!
MTC 3.2.0 is now the latest stable version of Make-The-Cut! software.

Everyone is requested to remove all previous versions of Make-The-Cut! software from their computers, and to install the latest version. Please do this even if you already downloaded and installed the 3.2.0
Read about the new features on Make-The-Cut.com.
Some of major improvements are - Faster cutting speed on the Cricut, New Cutter plug-ins, rotate the virtual mat, Place objects on a path automatically, New Basic Shapes added, Tiler for cutting larger projects, SVG import with layers, Rhinestone count, Cut Inside shapes first, Duplicate multiple layers, and more!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Glitter & Vinyl Ornaments

Happy Crafting!

Photo Ornaments

A couple years ago I started making photo ornaments, but cutting circles is a challange.. enter the cricut. I made a basic cut file and useing Word and Design Studio I cut the ornaments one at a time.

NOW I have made the file over with MTC and PSE it is so much easier!!!  Also glass ornaments were so fragile. Now Micheals has 3 sizes of plastic ornaments that last so much longer!!

This years ornament tests... (yes FB is my friend)

More photos to come!!!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

CricutSearch.com. Great addition!

I found a great FREE site to search for any image on any Cricut cartridge so quickly and easily...it's Cricut Search. You can either search the cartridges or what I like to do is use the advanced search. I was looking for snowflakes so I click search... it then shows me that there are 103 files, which cartridge they are from, page #, keypad button #! I can then quickly sift through them to find the one that I'm looking for. If you get stuck you can watch videos on YouTube to help you and you can also find them on Facebook. I absolutely love this site. I have posted a quick link on my site so I can easily pop over there when ever I need to. Thanks CricutSearch.com!

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Online Craft Show

Go to the show Crafty things with my circuit. After the show you can still email me if you want something and especially photo ornaments.


until November 17th!!
Find my items at --> Christmas Items --> Creative Touch

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Bug Magazine

Spread the word about the new magazine for Cricut fans.

Post about our new page on your blog, twitter, facebook, etc.....

Have your friends go to
leave a comment with my name telling them I (LouAnn F.)  referred you.  

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Scrapbook USA Sept 10 & 11 in Utah

Oh Fun, we are at Scrapbook USA today and Cricut carts are on special in Provo's booth for $25 and soloutions are $15. Great buy if you want a cart that is going out....
tags, bags and more, Storybook, Paper Doll Dress Up, Destianations, Doodlecharms, Hannah Montana,and about 10 more  cricut carts my list didn't make it in from the car....$25 at the show anyone want one?   Select solutions are $15. Wild Ivy has a good selection of some newer carts for $34.
Facebook me to be your personal shopper with your want list!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy July

Ok so I have added to my family of cutters ~ Welcome the Silhouette.
I liked the option of saveing to the SD card and being able to do rhinestone designs and heat transfer on the go.  The Cricut just didn't do the job for rhinestones. It does cut heat transfer OK.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

2 Scrappy Sisters Cut Files

Cut Files for

1. Ape Over You
2. Best Bud
3. Birthday
4. Blessed Day
5. Easter
6. In the Kitchen
7. In the Swim
8. Lion King
9. Monkey Biz
10. Scardy Cat
11. Zoo

By Lou Ann

Are Now Available.
Email me if you are interested.
lafrei.ct@gmail.com www.creativecricut.com

also visit www.lafrei.com - my main place to share
and the links to everywhere else are on there.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

How do I use heat transfer material?

I use a http://www.miracleironing.com/ that I got at a quilt show because the gal said I would never scorch a shirt again with it, she was correct, I do iron some now. But love it for crafting. I suggest a Teflon sheet (had them in my stamping supplies for embossing anyway) on top of the transfer. Better yet one under the material & one on top of the transfer piece.

I use my regular household iron works fine. Too hot and the transfer material carrier sheet will buckle, just turn iron down.  Cut your image in REVERSE - I have forgotten to flip the image a time or two. 
I like to do a test piece first out of cardstock for placement and size check.

Check the blog for new project photos, hopefully a you tube video soon.
Here is the table cover I made for my son -  cost online $50-100, mom-made cost $11 the material was $2 at the fleamarket, the hat was $1 at walmart clearance shelf, the heat transfer was 1/2 of the $15 box.  Cut on my E. Used MTC to vector logo.

Total time: 2 hours from downloading image, vectoring, cutting and ironing. The hat was kinda hard to iron on.
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Funky tshirts

Useing heat transfer Jennifer and I made cute tshirts for her daughter.

"youtube  name"
biggest "FAN"


2 t-shirts,
1/2 roll smooth black heat transfer
MTC (for fan image)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mesa CKC next weekend

I just heard that Cricut Dan will have the Gel Pens demo in his booth at mesa with the mini pens designer showing a few tips as a guest in the booth! Great new ideas must be on the way!!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Anyone else interested in heat transfer material?

Ok so I'm guessing that there are others out there like myself who might be interested in the cutting a heat vinyl with the Cricut to design or decorate their own shirts. Decorate your Duds for 4H, school t-shirts that need a name, but were to expensive to have them silkscreened, etc...

Cricut cut-able, transfer material for custom apparel and fabrics
smooth in 10 colors: black, white, brown, cream, silver, lightblue, blue, red, yellow, pink
flocked in 10 colors: black, white, grey, darkblue, lightblue, red, yellow, green, purple, pink

What I have comes as 9"x 36" for $15
I have cut these for myself to 9"x 12 and 9"x 24
so they fit with my Cricut supplies easier.

Here's the deal - I figure there are other out there who say
"I gotta try that!" just like I did, and want one of each color to do
something creative with. so I have split the boxed material into a trial packs
for those adventurous souls like me who want to give it a try.
Trial packs of heat transfer material:
LikeIt-Smooth - $37.50 + 4.90 sh for 10 sheets 9"x 12"  - all smooth
LikeIt-Flocked - $37.50 + 4.90 sh for 10 sheets 9"x 12" - all flocked
GottaHaveItALL- $75.00 + 4.90 sh for 20 sheets 9"x 12" - both smooth and flocked

I realize that there may be other places on the net selling this
and I will check them out for big projects, but for now I just
want to give it a go with my Cricut and figured others might as well.
So I am shareing the discount price I got.


Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

TShirt with heat smooth and flock vinyl

I really like the way this shirt turned out.
I used the carts. -  Home Decor, Storefront(bug head), graphically speaking (handmade words)

The tan is smooth heat vinyl, the pink is flocked heat vinyl.
I cut it with the deepcut (blue) houseing set to 5, and on low or medium pressure, just enought to kiss cut the vinyl and not cut thru the glossy carrier sheet. When you weed this vinyl the carrier sheet is tacky and will stick to shirt.  On next one I will do a video.

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

t-shirt heat flocking and vinyl

Excited!! today the cuttable heat set vinyl and heat flock came!
I will post something after I play with it - now to get some shirts to decorate!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Rhinestones with the Cricut

At CHA the Ribbon Spooler booth I was working at was across from Silhouette America.

Their demo was how it could cut a template to create your own heatset rhinestone design on a shirt.
I really liked it so our store in NE ordered a couple of the Kits
and of course the open stock rhinestones.
Any Cricut crazy people out there who want to create
their own rhinestone designs?

I added them to my online store under creative cricut.

They were also doing heat (iron) set vinyl and flock for clothing, but it was on BO and didn't come in with the rhinestones.  I'll post when it come in. If Silhouette can do it... the Cricut should be able to!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Love Struck

I got the New Love Struck Seasonal Cartridge
at the CHA Super Show - from http://www.scrapbookcorner.com/