Country Life Cartridge Series #2

Happy Tuesday,
I have to warn you before you even start reading...I was up until after 1:30 this morning and I had to get up for work this morning at 5:30. I get up early to get myself in gear, my post ready for the day and before you know it, its time to get Ethan up and get him going for the day...I just hope what I write below makes sense :) I will be a walking zombie today...OK now on to the next video in the series....

Today I thought I would show you how to make a shaped card. We're not using our Gypsy's or Design Studio to make this card....




Lots of you asked about the sticky tool I used yesterday to pick up the small pieces. That is my scrapping best friend when it comes to those small Cricut pieces. It's called a QuicStik by QuicKutz. Besides ordering right from QuicKutz, I know you can buy it at Hobby Lobby and you can also find it on Amazon. If you google search it you'll find a few other online stores that carry it as well.

Oh and did I mention...I ordered my Cricut Expression 2 last night. It's a great deal with easy pay and free shipping. I can't wait...Some of you asked if I was keeping my regular Expression and yes I am...I want to keep it for doing the series videos...I will however be adding a video segment to the series using the Cricut 2...Maybe that will be video #5 this week since it should be here tomorrow (oh yes I paid the extra shipping...lol)

Well have a great day...I will be the girl at the library with the toothpicks holding her eyes open today :)
Have a great Tuesday and enjoy the day

34 comments

  1. wow, you ordered the E2! I'm watching it from the DVR. Not sure that I NEED it (need is not important, right?) I did order Elegant Edges tho - couldn't find that cart from NY to VA on a recent road trip. I'm excited for you. Now to watch your video on another cart I don't own. Stay awake today!

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  2. LOL you paid extra shipping, high fiven you darn I wish I did now too. I appreciate you so much for plugging along for all of us who enjoy you everyday. Praying the library is super quiet and maybe you can catch a nap...
    Thank you Christina...
    Hugs
    Judy

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  3. Well I guess we all craft aholics were doing the same thing last night. I did stay up for the whole thing but did not order it. This morning I was making coffee for my husband and at 6am ordered it. LOl. I could not resist. I love the features and the color will go great in my room. I hope it is not a disappointment like the gypsy. That is a machine that I regret purchasing. ALso ordered the imagine and returned it within 30 days. Was not fond of it. Hopefully the E2 will not go back.
    Can't wait to see your video on it.

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  4. I love this cut, yeah now can't wait to see video's on the E2, I did order one too but it will be here next week. Guess I can wait.

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  5. You are so talented? You make it seem so smooth and easy. Thanks for doing this for all of us watchers. Have fun with you E2. I'm holding out for the Imagine.

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  6. I watched the launch on HSN, too...I want, I want, I want...but I didn't buy. :(
    Loved the card you made yesterday and made one, too!
    This one is just as adorable. I'm enjoying your series as always!

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  7. Love the card. Thanks for sharing once again. I am thinking I need to buy this cart but have been on a spending spree for awhile and have to wait...

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  8. Great card, thanks for sharing. I ordered my country life cart yesterday. Looking forward to using it soon. Love your series, thank you...get some rest tonight :)

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  9. I ordered the E2 at 12:30 AM. It's a little pricey but the things it can do! I plan on keeping my original Expression and using both. I like the shaped card without the Gypsy (love mine, though)and this one is so cute. What a wonderful get well card, thinking of you, birth day, etc. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. I'm with you friend! I fell asleep at midnight and woke up at 3:20...been up since. I do this on a regular basis. It's killing me!

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  11. I have the design studio, but haven't really tried making shaped cards with it, but I think I'm going to give this a try. You make it look so easy! Thank you for your fun videos :D

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  12. Love this pitcher card going to try it just in time for mothers day thanks.

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  13. How need.....love the card w/o using gypsy or DS....never thought to make it like this...thank you for sharing....as for as the E2....I just don't see in buying one now....I have my gypsy and expression and it seems to me....it's just a machine that combine these too.....

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  14. Love your videos Christina! This card is adorable and I love your color pallet. I as well ordered the E2 this morning around 4:00am. I wasn't going to, but after watching the show, I fell for the awesome features. Love the Cricut!
    TFS

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  15. wonderful!! I'm your newest follower can you come over and follow mine :)

    http://lovecupcakesandjesus.blogspot.com/

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  16. Oh I didn't see the quick ship, darn!!!!! Now I'm really sad. :(

    I will be keeping all my others this is just a new roommate. LOL Others you say yes three.

    Hugs,
    Vicki R
    sunraesban@yahoo.com

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  17. I don't have this cartridge but still get good ideas and inspiration from your videos. TFS

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  18. Very cool. I really like this idea. Thanks!! Christin C.

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  19. Thank you for the video. I'm always wishing I could make shaped cards out of something but don't have a Gypsy to do it with. I have Design Studio, but I'm not very good with it.

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  20. I'm loving this series. I don't have Gypsy or DS so really am glad you showed how to make the shaped card without them. I'm really envious of your new purchase, but am glad you could get it. Just can't justify buying another Expression.

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  21. Watched the E2 last night but my E was ordered last April and just couldn't justify the new one but I would like to own the E2. Would you tell us where we can get the destress tool and the name for it also. I went to Michaels and Beverlys yesterday and could not find the QuickStik or the destress tool. My hubby's b'day today or I would be making this cute card.

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  22. I hope you get your 2nd wind and make it just fine through the day. My dear next door neighbor ordered an E2. She is a doll so I am happy for her I'll just go next door and feel my heart start speed racing when I see hers.

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  23. Hope you managed to stay awake today. What a trooper you are in the name of crafting.
    I watched HSN and ended up ordering the E2, even though I had no intention of doing so. I haven't really been crafting since family medical concerns, but when they said that 2 carts would never be sold again, they hooked this big fish! I truly hope this gives me the kick in the " you know what" to get the crafting mojo back again. Any suggestions as to how to get my enthusiasm back? I used to craft all day/night, but now it seems like such a chore:(
    Love you for all the time and effort you put into making us
    feel like we're doing something creative ... even if we're not.
    Thanks for being so sweet! Hi to Ethan and the DH!
    Lucy Lam

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  24. Yet another video I enjoyed! Such a cute card...I may have to get this cartridge once I can afford it....like you I ordered the E2 so buying it right now isn't possible! I'll add it to my list though.

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  25. Love this card! I just purchased this cartridge last weekend so I'm really glad to see this series. Congrats on your CE2! I purchased one this afternoon and I can't wait till it gets here.

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  26. Another really cute card. Love it. I stayed up and watched but didn't buy. Money is tight right now. I have a gypsy and really do like it so I can do just about all the same things. Not all but most.
    regina95370@sbcglobal.net

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  27. This is a very beautiful card! TFS!
    It amazes me how you envision such beautiful projects when you look at your carts. I really wished I had your vision and talent.
    I keep following you hoping that some of your talent will eventually rub off onto me.
    Have a great day!

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  28. What a perfect Mother's Day card! Thanks for the idea!

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  29. I don't have Gypsy or DS so really am glad you showed how to make the shaped card without them.
    I have expression and I am happy with it. Thank you for your all your cards. Sonia

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  30. Loved the card Christine, I have to tell you I bought a new Pazzles machine, then had the nerve to ask my hubby if I could keep my expression too. He was so sweet and said I probably needed 2 as I am always heating them up. lol Mary Marr

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  31. I know what you mean about the toothpicks in the eyes but my sleep was disrupted by the storms with tornado sirens that were going on. Two nights in a row that it has stormed all night. Thanks for the instucktions on makeing a shaped card without DS or a G. These will come in handy.

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  32. I don't know how I missed your cute little vase of flowers video yesterday. I have this cartridge and will have to make this. Thanks for the ideas.

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  33. Thanks I have a gyspy but tried it this way with a different cartridge and it turned out adorable.

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  34. Cute card ! I love your clever ideas!
    Have fun with your new CE2 !

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