Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NIGHTMARE LOVE

Hey Everyone! Ken here with KEN'S KREATIONS. I am here to share a card that I made using some great SVG files from PPBN DESIGNS and the CTMH CRICUT ARTISTE CARTRIDGE.

For the base of the card I used the heart fold out card that can be found on page 71 in the CTMH CRICUT ARTISTE CARTRIDGE booklet. I love how this card starts off as a nice heart and then Explodes into an expandable card.


For this card I started off by downloading this FREE DIGITAL PAPER. I printed the purple pattern on my ARTISAN PRINTER using CTMH WHITE DAISY CARD STOCK. Once I had this side printed I flipped my CTMH WHITE DAISY CARD STOCK over and printed the black/white strip pattern on the other side. I cut out the heart card on this pattern paper. You can find the design I used here:



Using the NEW PRINT THEN CUT feature on my CRICUT EXPLORE I imported the PNG GHOST DOG file  into DESIGN SPACE and printed it out on HEAVY DUTY WHITE CARD STOCK. I cut this design out and on one side of the heart I raised the GHOST DOG with CTMH FOAM TAPE.


On the inside of the card I started with the moon which I found on the CAMP OUT CRICUT CARTRIDGE. For the other characters I  used the NIGHTMARE GIRLSKELETON BOY and SPOOKY HILL PNG files to make my scene. I was able to import these files into DESIGN SPACE. I once again used the new feature of Print Then Cut on my CRICUT EXPLORE. I did add the sentiment "It's True Love Bliss" using the BURTONS NIGHTMARE FONT. I attached this to the SPOOKY HILL. Starting with the MOON I used some YELLOW STICKLES and highlighted the moon. I used some BLACK ENAMEL accents to highlight the hills drips. I raised the NIGHTMARE GIRLSKELETON BOY and SPOOKY HILL all with CTMH FOAM TAPE


Thanks for taking a look at today's Kreation. Do not forget about my CRICUT E2 CONTEST that I have going on right now!! CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION



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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

WIN A CRICUT EXPRESSION 2

Hey Everyone! Ken here with KENS KREATIONS. As promised I am having a contest to win a brand new TEAL CRICUT EXPRESSION 2


I recently started my CTMH WEBSITE and last month was amazing on getting the word out to many people that I now sell CLOSE TO MY HEART PRODUCT and I was so amazed by all of the wonderful support from the crafting community. One of the rewards of being a CLOSE TO MY HEART INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT is the opportunity promote your store enough to earn a cruise trip!! So of course I want to ask everyone for their business when looking at CLOSE TO MY HEART PRODUCT,  and to kick off this amazing new incentive year I though what a better way to introduce people to my CTMH STORE then to give away a new TEAL CRICUT EXPRESSION 2. This is the perfect month to have this contest as my CTMH WEBSITE just launched the new CRICUT ARTFULLY SENT CARTRIDGE and the October stamp set this month is one of the cutest I have seen. So how can you win this TEAL CRICUT EXPRESSION 2?

HOW TO ENTER
2) For every $20 spent on CLOSE TO MY HEART PRODUCT you will be given a virtual ticket.
3) Refer-A-Friend to my CTMH WEBSITE. You will be awarded bonus virtual tickets for each the referral of a friend, both you and your friend will get virtual tickets for that sale. 
4) This contest will be open from OCTOBER 1st, 2014 - OCTOBER 31st, 2014. I will do the drawing on NOVEMBER 1st, 2014.

I will be able to keep track of all orders via order numbers and will email you how many virtual tickets you received for your order. If you Refer-A-Friend and that friend results in a sale you will need to send me an email at hesskr@yahoo.com with your friend's name. I will then email you back with those BONUS virtual tickets as well. The amount of entries depends on how many sales I get for the month. 

This is an amazing chance to win this brand new TEAL CRICUT EXPRESSION 2, especially if you are already a CTMH FAN and are planning on doing an order. Just think, the CRICUT ARTFULLY SENT CARTRIDGE would result in 5 entries into the contest!!! Plus when you see OCTOBER STAMP OF THE MONTH SET, you will want to spend $50 to get this adorable set for only $5.00. Not only do you get the adorable set, but you would also gain two entries into the contest!!


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Good Luck Everyone!!! I cannot wait to see who this new machine is going home with!!


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Sunday, September 28, 2014

SILHOUETTE CAMEO VS CRICUT EXPLORE - PRINT THEN CUT

Hey Everyone! Ken here with KENS KREATIONS.

As soon as Print Then Cut became available on the CRICUT EXPLORE I knew I wanted to compare the new technology with the Print Then Cut on the SILHOUETTE CAMEO. In this comparison video I show you not only how to Import/Trace the images in both DESIGN SPACE and SILHOUETTE STUDIO. I am using PNG files from PPBN DESIGNS and SCRAPPY DEW. I print all of the designs out on 110 LB GEORGIA PAPER. Below the video you will also see the photos showing the comparison of all the items:


Check out these close up photos so you can see the difference between the CRICUT EXPLORE and the SILHOUETTE CAMEO. Now with the CRICUT EXPLORE they do offer a dynamic bleed option for their Print Then Cut, however I do show you some examples with this Dynamic Bleed ON and OFF. Also many have noted that you can make a bleed in the SILHOUETTE STUDIO by simple making an offset and choosing a color that is close behind it. However for the CRICUT EXPLORE in  DESIGN SPACE they offer a dynamic bleed that mimics multiple colors behind it. Take a look:






As you can tell, the CRICUT EXPLORE does a much better job with Print Then Cut. Now some might argue that with the SILHOUETTE CAMEO you can get better results by adjusting your threshold, pass filters and scales. However the point is, you do not have to do this with the CRICUT EXPLORE. The amazing thing is the 3 EASY STEPS that allow you to Print Then Cut in DESIGN SPACE is what makes this my machine of choice when it comes to Print Then Cut. Sorry Silhouette Cameo fans.....but I think the video and pictures speak volumes. I invite everyone who has both of these machines to compare them and see for yourself!!



Don't Forget About The Other BIG NEWS....The New CTMH ARTFULLY SENT was just released!! Make sure you get your cartridge by CLICKING HERE.

http://kenskreations.ctmh.com/retail/product.aspx?sku=Z3017

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Friday, September 26, 2014

NEW CRICUT PRODUCT

Hey Everyone!! Ken here with Ken's Kreations!! Sorry that I am posting the links for the new PRINTABLE STICKER PAPER and PRINTABLE VINYL PAPER. I was at a company retreat for the past three days and did not have good internet access, so I am sorry I am just getting this information out to you peeps! Thanks fro always supporting Ken's Kreations and buying your cricut product here!!





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Thursday, September 25, 2014

ARTFULLY SENT HALLOWEEN CARD

Hey Everyone! Ken here with Ken's Kreations. I am so excited to post my first project using the ALL NEW CRICUT ARTFULLY SENT CARTRIDGE


I am in love with the  CRICUT ARTFULLY SENT CARTRIDGE. This was by far the easiest POP-Up card i have ever made. The CRICUT EXPLORE does all the work for you. All you have to do is find the design you like, bring it into DESIGN SPACE and size it to your desired size. The CRICUT EXPLORE does everything else. It scores, cuts and even draws all for you!!! For this project I sued the Halloween Pop-Up card and Halloween Pocket Card. I added the elements from the Pocket Card below on the Pop-Up Card. I sized this card 10X7 in DESIGN SPACE.


I love the Haunted house that came with the Pop-Up card on the CRICUT ARTFULLY SENT CARTRIDGE. I started by cutting out all my pieces on the SCARREDY CAT PAPER PACK SET. I inked my edges with GYPSY COLOR INK. I took the haunted house and wanted to make the windows have a stained glass look. This was the perfect time to use different colors of wash tape. For this I used: PURPLEYELLOWGREEN and ORANGE. The ghosts are see thru to the paper below, however I still wanted to give them a translucence look to them, so I used LIQUID GLASS on the ghost which helped give them that translucent look that I was going for. On the fence posts and moon I used one of my favorite new mediums, which is VIVA DECOR PENS. These are simply amazing!! For the moon I used YELLOW, for the points and swirl on the fence I used SILVER,  for the points on the fence I used both ORANGE and PURPLE and to finish off the set around the house I used ICE WHITE.

At this point I was able to move onto the tree and tombstones. I took BLACK INK and inked the edges around the tombstones and then using my WHITE CHALK PEN I wrote my RIP onto the tombstones. On the tree I wanted to give the look of the changing color of leaves so I took some BONDING MEMORIES GLUE and covered the tree with it and then sprinkled MARTH STEWART GLITTER all over the tree. 

When looking at the Pop-Up cards on the CRICUT ARTFULLY SENT CARTRIDGE you will notice that the bottom half of the card is blank, I assume for you to write on. Well i wanted to fill mine with more stuff front the CRICUT ARTFULLY SENT CARTRIDGE so I used the images from the same page in the booklet. I took the spider from the other card, the spider web and the insert to the pocket card and layer them into DESIGN SPACE so I could get a visual of the size I wanted. Using my BLACK INK I inked the spider web. I took the same VIVA DECO PENS (PURPLEYELLOWGREEN and ORANGE) and filled in the letters on the pocket insert. I raised the pocket insert using 3D FOAM TAPE.


I hope you enjoyed today's Kreation using the CRICUT ARTFULLY SENT CARTRIDGE. Stay tuned to this blog for many more projects using this amazing cartridge!!! 

Thanks for stopping by and looking at today's project. Make sure to look at all the products used in todays project and by clicking on and buying form these links you are supporting KEN'S KREATIONS. With this support I can continue to bring you amazing youtube videos and projects!!

Don't Forget About The Other BIG NEWS....The New CTMH ARTFULLY SENT was just released!! Make sure you get your cartridge by CLICKING HERE.

http://kenskreations.ctmh.com/retail/product.aspx?sku=Z3017

This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase a product using the link I may receive a commission. I only participate in affiliate programs for products that I use or can recommend. Thanks for supporting Ken's Kreations