Technique Posts on My Blog

This is a list of all the techniques on my blog.  Some of the things on this page are also projects and some of them explain how to use a particular technique or piece of equipment.  There are also care instructions for mats or other Cricut equipment 

Just click on the read more button to see the whole tutorial.  Download links are included inside each if there is a project or links to a project using that technique. 

So choose what you want to know more about and enjoy.  If you have any questions you can post a comment below, email me, or post the question at my Facebook Group, The Crazy Cricut Lady Group.

The Print Then Cut Area Has Grown!  YAY!

The Print Then Cut Area Has Grown! YAY!

These Halloween stickers are all print then cut. And fit on one page! The print then cut area (formerly 6.75 X9.25) has grown! It is ...
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How to Use The Cricut Mug Press

How to Use The Cricut Mug Press

Wiccan Mug Other side Mom Mug I finally did it! I made a live action video! This video shows you how to make a mug ...
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Front of Snow Days Card using Dollar Store vinyl

Snow Days Card and Review of Dollar Store Vinyl

I found vinyl at the Dollar Store. But is it worth $1? I designed this Snow Days Card to be done with vinyl and try ...
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These Foam Flowers are Fantastic And Easy!

These Foam Flowers are Fantastic And Easy!

Some of you may have seen the foam flowers made by Crafters Companion. They are cut with dies. I designed these flowers so you can ...
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Create This Vinyl Layering Flower Project Easily

Create This Vinyl Layering Flower Project Easily

Layering vinyl, whether it is regular vinyl or HTV, there are some tricks that can help. With this tutorial you will see how to create ...
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Like Your Car, Your Cricut Needs Routine Care

Like Your Car, Your Cricut Needs Routine Care

Routine Care will protect and prevent problems with your Cricut. It is a big investment and caring for your Cricut will keep it working at ...
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Another More Complex Contour Tool Tutorial

Another More Complex Contour Tool Tutorial

This complex square was an another attempt to show the flexibility of the contour tool. I took a simple pattern and made this colorful piece ...
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Rose Layered mandala made with the contour tool

Layered Roses Mandala Using the Contour Tool

I made this layered rose mandala wall art with the contour tool.  It was really easy and I will show you how and then you ...
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Make a Circular Baby Announcement

Make a Circular Baby Announcement

Looking around through my Facebook group and other groups, I see lots of these circular baby announcement projects. But did you know how easy they ...
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Learn A New Simple Layered Mandala Technique

Learn A New Simple Layered Mandala Technique

I discovered this new way of making a layered mandala in a flyer from Hobby Lobby. I am going to teach you how to do ...
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Which Cricut Should I Buy and Do I Need More Than One?

Which Cricut Should I Buy and Do I Need More Than One?

You have made the big decision to buy a Cricut. But which Cricut? I compiled a list of all the Cricut Cutting Machines and the ...
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Bride & Groom: A New Type of Layered Mandala

Bride & Groom: A New Type of Layered Mandala

I discovered this new way of making a layered mandala in a flyer from Hobby Lobby. In trying to decide how to show it to ...
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Not Filled in

Fill in Fonts for Cricut

We've all done it.  Created the perfect card or scrapbook page design with a font, changed it to draw and had it do this.  Not ...
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Cricut foil Tips set box

The Cricut Foil Tips Set is a Game Changer

Since I had to buy my own birthday present, I bought myself the Foil Transfer Set.  I have every foiling system there is.  If you ...
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Gilding Wax: I Finally Mastered It!

Gilding Wax: I Finally Mastered It!

While cleaning my craft room, I found my gilding wax. Now, I have been watching Sara from Crafters Companion do this for years with frustration ...
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Custom envelope pink with liner

Make a Custom Envelope and Liner for Any Card

These video classes teach you to make a custom envelope from any envelope in Design Space.  And how to make it fit on the standard ...
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Rose Mandala made special by writing on it

Make Your Layered Mandala Special

I was looking for ways to make your layered mandalas special, and I found it!  Write or draw on the top layer.  You can add ...
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Making Your Own Multi Layered Mandala

I had many of you say that you interested in making your own multi layered mandala. The following video will teach you exactly that! You ...
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Regular Coloring with Paper Piece

Pride Rainbow Sun Catchers

This idea for Pride Rainbow Sun Catchers started with me making a Coloring with Paper rainbow for Cordelia.  She loved it.  She wanted to hang ...
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Friendship card with embossing

Friendship Card with Embossing

This Friendship Card with embossing shows the effect even two dimensional embossing with an embossing folder can have on a card. Embossing just the pink ...
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Oval Mirror engraving done with the cricut engraving tool

Mirror Engravings with the Engraving Tool

The Cricut engraving tool works on so many surfaces including these mirror engravings.  Truth be told, I did these months ago and planned to use ...
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Working with Adhesive Foil

Working with Adhesive Foil

Working with adhesive foil is easy. I bought this Cricut brand adhesive foil at Hobby Lobby during one of their big clearance events. I thought ...
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Coloring with Paper Shoe

Coloring with Paper Basics – It’s Amazing

This page will teach you the basics of Coloring with Paper.  I have discovered the most amazing technique.  I call it coloring with paper.  When ...
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Incire Bookmarks

Intro to Incire or Lace Paper Art

This is an intro to Incire paper art.  I made a bookmark years ago and found it while cleaning my craft room.  I find the ...
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Honor Society Leftover

My Leftover Projects That Maybe You Like

We all have those leftover projects.  Ones that didn't look the way we pictured, or took too long to make and the situation no longer ...
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Die Storage Wall

Die Storage Wall

I wanted a die storage system.  Ken was making me one like the Totally Tiffany System because it was $109 on their website.  He didn't ...
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Santa was Very Nice to me This Year Part 1

Santa was Very Nice to me This Year Part 1

Santa was really good to me this year!  He brought me all kinds of neat stuff.  Some of them I think every crafter should have.The ...
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Harry Potter Larger than your mat

Larger Than Your Mat Cutting

Ever wanted to make something larger than your mat?  Cordelia wanted a huge Harry Potter to hang on her wall.  Once I figured it out ...
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Flour sack towel using layered vinyl

Layering Vinyl-The Ins and Outs

Layering vinyl, whether it is regular vinyl or HTV, there are some tricks that can help. Flour sack towel using layered vinyl Another Flour sack ...
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Designing a Floating Ornament

Designing a Floating Ornament

A Floating Ornament is easy to make but designing them must follow certain rules. In this tutorial I first give you six of my designs ...
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Types of bulb ornaments

Ornament Week Tutorials

This page will grow each day of Ornament Week.  Be sure to check each day for a new ornament.  Just click on the title and ...
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Santa Slider Easel Card with foiling

Foiling, Foiling, Foiling, and More Foiling

Everyone is including foiling in their card, scrapbook and craft designs . HSN Craft Day is full of things to apply it or die cuts ...
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Pop out Christmas Card with Foil Pens Decoration

Using We R Memory Keepers Foil Pens

I just got to use my foil pens from We R Memory Keepers.  My hubby bought them for me for an anniversary present and they ...
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When Do I use Which Cricut Blade?

When Do I use Which Cricut Blade?

Cricut has many blades and they all have their special purpose. It is confusing sometimes to know which Cricut Blade to use and how to ...
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You Can Adjust the Cut Pressure

You Can Adjust the Cut Pressure

Read the Whole Post Before Changing Anything Are you using a new brand of vinyl and your Cricut just won't cut it? Is your Cricut ...
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Common Questions and Answers to Them

Common Questions and Answers to Them

As I look at the Facebook groups there are a lot of common questions.  I will try to answer some of the big ones here.Basic  ...
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Reconditioning your mats spray

Reconditioning Your Cricut Mats

Reconditioning your worn out cricut mats is a way to put the sticky back into them.  But it isn't easy and cricut  doesn't recommend it.  ...
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Relief print I made in class

Using Texture Media on Cards

You can make 3D cards by using texture media on cards.  Some of you may have seen the card I made at CKC St. Louis ...
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Caring for your Cricut mats logo

Caring for Your Cricut Mats

Caring for your Cricut mats properly will extend the life of your mat and keep them sticky longer.  If this doesn't work I do have ...
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Trick to Use Any Brand Pen with your Cricut

Trick to Use Any Brand Pen with your Cricut

There is a trick to use any brand pen in your Cricut. Cricut pens are wonderful, don't get me wrong. And you can buy them ...
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