Let’s Talk About Using ATTACH in Cricut® Design Space

For those of you who received a Cricut® for Christmas, or have one collecting dust from last Christmas, the Attach feature in Design Space can be a little confusing. If you are not quite sure where or what it is, let me give you a little help as I walk you through how to use Attach while you learn to create the sweet, simple three dimensional snowflake from my Beautiful Blue Snowflake card.

Let’s first start with What is ATTACH?

When you are first starting out in Design Space, ATTACH can seem like an unneeded feature and is often ignored, but there is a reason I teach people how to use it in my Cricut® Classes.  Other than being a cute little paper clip on your screen, the ATTACH feature has two functions. 

    • Attach holds your cuts (images) in the exact position you have placed them on the design screen (canvas) onto the cutting mat.
    • Attach fastens your Cut, Score, & Write lines onto the image where you want the machine to cut, score, or write.  

Let me show you Where to Find ATTACH?

You can find the ATTACH feature in two places in the Design Space web/desktop application.  The first is at the bottom of the Design Space Layers Panel.  After you have selected the items you wish to Attach you just need to click the little “paperclip”.  For those who prefer shortcuts in a Context Menu, you can select the images then right-click the mouse and choose Attach.  If you are using an iOS or Android device, you can locate Attach under Actions. 


Let me show you How to Use ATTACH?

The Attach feature is something I teach in quite a few of my classes in a multitude of ways, so today, I am just going to show you how I used this feature to create the three-dimensional snowflake for my Beautiful Blue Snowflake card.  Since most of you are visual learners, I have created a short process video for you to watch as you learn more about how to used the Attach feature in Design Space. 

  

I hope that you enjoyed today’s tutorial and were able to learn a little more about the Attach feature in Design Space.  In each of my local and online classes, you will learn more about this and other features while you create a project.   I hope that you will join me as we continue to learn and create with our Cricut® machines. 

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A Beautiful Blue Snowflake Card

For the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog

If you enjoy simple, monochromatic colors and sharing your creations with others, then you will enjoy this Color Dare challenge. Our Design Team has created some inspirational pieces this week on the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog using ONLY shades of blue.

To join the challenge, simply link your photo before January 16th. You don’t even need to have a blog to play – just link your photo through any online gallery.  This week, I am sharing a Beautiful Blue Snowflake card that I creating using some snowflake images from the Flower Market Cricut™ Collection. 

To create the three-dimensional effect on this card, I attached some score lines onto the snowflakes, then folded them both up and down (mountain & valley), and attached them together with some foam tape. Here is a link to the tutorial  showing you how I made these using Cricut Design Space™.

I chose two pattern papers in a Glacier color along with some embossed White Daisy cardstock for my background, then layered it all atop a piece of Glacier cardstock. To embellish, I painted a Wooden Snowflake with a Black Shimmer Brush, added some loops of white thread, and placed a few Bitty Sparkles in the background. 

Once I had added all of the elements, I was struggling with finding a sentiment until I remembered our Everyday Magic stamp set had a saying about being “your own kind of beautiful” – like a snowflake. Each one of you is a special individual, created  uniquely, unlike anyone else, and you are your own kind of beautiful

I hope that today’s card has inspired you to try something new and that you will share your creation with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare blog. Remember, you have until January 16th to create something BLUE-ti-ful and link it to the challenge. 

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Here is the list of supplies I used on my project

Sweet Treats Shaker Card

I am loving our new Shaker Card products so much that I just had to create a card for this week’s heARTfully stamping challenge.  I know that it is not winter yet, nor will is be coming anytime soon where I live, but I couldn’t resist using our Just Treats stamp of the month to create an adorable winter card.

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If you have had a chance to look at the new Holiday Expressions, then you probably haven’t seen all of the new Shaker Card products available, OR maybe you saw them and just had no idea what they were.  Today, I am going to give you a quick run down of the new products we carry, along with a few tips that will help you when you make your next shaker card.

Shaker Window Foam & Acetate – How many times have you attempted to make a card only to get frustrated cutting and gluing the acetate to foam tape? Too many for me to count. That is why I ♥LOVE♥ this product.  One quick tip – it has a clear film on one side of the acetate that needs peeled off before adhering it to the foam tape.

 

Shaker Thin Cuts – These are AWESOME! They are designed to cut frames out to fit the Foam & Acetate perfectly plus you can use them to create your own confetti. HOW COOL IS THAT! Since my shaker was behind the Tag I cut, I didn’t need to use these this time.

 

Loose Sequins – These come in a bag of Silver Shapes or a bag of Gold Shapes which match just about any project you are working on.  Quick Tip: Tap your Anti-Static Pouch over the Sequins before sealing them up. The powder won’t show and it will prevent them from clinging to the acetate.

 

So are you ready to try out our new Shaker Card products?! I know you will be tickled how simple and fun they are to use. I can’t wait to see the shaker cards you create!

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