Thursday, September 30, 2010

Eyelet Edge Variation (and other info)

I received a lot of questions and emails about the eyelet edge file.  I had hoped that my directions were clear enough to create your own file.  I have been trying to encourage everyone to actually use the software and not simply download files from other people.  Once you master the basics (which are really quite simple) you can have so much fun creating your own unique projects.  However, a number of people wanted my Gypsy file so I have added a link to download the file in the original post HERE.

I also had several requests for a non-Gypsy version of the card and I remembered a "sneak peek" I had posted  a while ago and I went back in the archives to search for the post.  It turned out to be from last October (time flies...). I had intended to turn this into a finished card but apparently I got busy with other things!

This eyelet edge is more complex and I used some "out of the box" thinking to create it.  I wonder if anyone can guess which cartridge I used?  I will try to find the file and finish a sample card in the next couple of days.

I had a nice surprise today.  I received an email that a comment was added to the thread on the Cricut Message Board where I posted the Wheelbarrow Card I made with Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons cartridge.  I clicked on the notification and found out that several message board members were congratulating me because my card was highlighted in the Chirp newsletter this week.

To be featured in the Customer Spotlight you must submit your project, but the highlighted message board threads are selected by the newsletter staff and you are not notified.  I still haven't received the Chirp in my email but here is a LINK to the current issue.  The Chirp is posted on the site so if you don't get the emailed version you can check there to see the latest news.

There are some special deals being offered directly from in the Green Wednesday email.  These emails come out fairly frequently but I don't think there has been a new one every Wednesday.To see the full email image click HERE .  You can also go to the Shopping section of and click on the special offers tab at the bottom of the column to find the Green Wednesday section.

The Cricut Imagine will be available in a special bundle (not the same as the HSN bundle) at the price of $579.99 with free shipping.  The cartridges included are Imagine More (this is the basic cartridge for the machine), Country Carnival Imagine Art and Audrey Imagine Colors and Patterns

There are also specials for the Cuttlebug Companion folders ($14.39 instead of $17.99) and the latest seasonal cartridge set (Christmas Cards, Christmas Village and Thanksgiving) $54.97 instead of $64.97.  If you are a Cricut Circle member you will also get an additional 10% off and double rewards points.

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  1. Diane I don't have a gypsy but do have design studio and managed to work out from your very clear to me instructions how to make these borders, it just took a little bit juggling around with the kerning and sizing. Then again I thought that was just me because I used 6" square card blanks instead of the size you use. Thank you for the instructions.
    Kim xXx

  2. Oooh and I forgot to say congratulations on making into the Chirp, it is a beautiful card so I am not surprised.
    Kim xXx

  3. I was delighted with your discussion yesterday of the eyelet border card, and spent half an hour last night following the directions you gave, and then finding other images on cartridges I have to use similarly! Thank you so much for the clear explanation yesterday, and the inspiration.

  4. Hi Diane. I wanted to thank your for your help. I follow your web everyday so I can pick up tips on making cuts that are not the standard issue for Cricut. I use my gypsy for everything and I would be lost without it.
    If you ever get a chance please check out my borders that you inspired: or the faux laser cuts that also are inspired from your work

    I admire your work so much. Congratulations on being picked to be in Chirp. You really rock.


  5. Great Card and Congrats on the Chirp. Also, thanks for the cut file. I do use my Gypsy ALL the time. Love it. TFS

  6. Diane, I thought your instructions were great, but you've taught me so much already on how to use my ds. This cut file is really pretty and I still hope to try out one of my own soon. And congrats on the chirp posting. Woo Hoo! That's so much fun when that happens!

  7. Congratulations on your Chirp entry. I like the fall feel of your card!


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