Friday, March 21, 2014

Sweet Music

I have had my Cricut Explore for a couple of weeks now, and while there is definitely a learning curve, I think I have a handle on the basics. I'm documenting my journey of learning and creating with the Cricut Explore, and I hope these videos help someone else.

In this tutorial, I talk about the difference between searching using the "all image" function vs. the "my image" function.

Final Product:

I wanted this card to be loud with color to remind me of my childhood memories of making music mix tapes, and that reminded me of the movie, Say Anything, with John Cusack. I remember the scene where he holds his boom box underneath the window of the bedroom of a girl he loves. The song that is playing at the time is In Your Eyes. A sweet and touching song. Hence, my sentiment.

The best part about this card is that I finally got to use the Groovy Times die cuts. I have been wanting to use the music images (especially the disco images) for so long, but I didn't have the cartridge. Now that I have the Explore, I have access to Groovy Times. Yeah!

The card is mostly basic cardstock (the bottom layer of blue is embossed with circles), and the yellow dot paper is from The Paper Studio. The ribbon and brads are from my stash.

Cricut Cuts:
The cassette tape is cut from Groovy Times, and the sentiment is cut from Quarter Note.

Challenges Entered:
LEJ Designs: Die Cut
Crafting From the Heart: Inspired by a Movie
Bitten by the Bug 2: Music
Crafting for All Seasons: No DP
Try it on a Tuesday: Music


  1. love your bright coloured card and embossing-thanks for joining us at Crafting From the Heart
    carol DT x

  2. Hi just popping back to say-thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    carol DT x

  3. oops senior moment there-just popping back to say -thanks for joining us at Lej designs
    carol DT x

  4. Ah, I remember making mix tapes-that's what you did for your boyfriend or girlfriend…..I had to explain the concept to my kids recently, lol! Love this, so colorful and fun! So glad you joined our BBTB2 music speaks challenge this week!

  5. Super fun, Faith! LOVE your cuts and the embossing folder is perfect for this card! Awesome color scheme too - so happy! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at BBTB2!!!

    Have a great weekend!!!

    Mollie's Motif

  6. Fab card! Love the tape cassette....takes me back! Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2.

  7. Great job, love the colors too! Thanks for joining the BBTB2 challenge!
    ~Laura @

  8. Fantastic card!!! Love the cuts and the great colors. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Music Speaks' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  9. Wow, what a sweet card! I love everything about it! The embossing to the cassette tape-it is all just fabulous! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)

  10. BEAUTIFUL creation lovely colours and thank you so much for joining in our challenge at CFAS, cheers, Annie

  11. This is a gorgeous and super fun card !!! Wow , I love everything !! Thank you so much for joining us at BBTB2 !!

    Mayra DTM

  12. Congrats on your new machine. I love your colorful card, the embossing and that fun cassette.. Nice job. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  13. Great colorful card, and will be loved by the music lover. Thanks for sharing with us at CFAS, and Good Luck
    Cindy DT


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