Wednesday, October 4, 2017

CRICUT October Mystery Box

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The October Mystery Box from Cricut has just been launched!  This is a physical mystery box with a difference.  The Mystery Box price of $34.99 (less other discounts) will only be available to Cricut Access Subscribers.  Access subscribers must be logged into their Cricut .com account to see the $34.99 price. 

If you don't have a Cricut Access subscription you can purchase the box but only at the full retail price of $92.93. 

If you like what's in the Mystery box and don't have a Cricut Access subscription you can learn about the different subscription plans here:

You can purchase your Cricut Access subscription here:

Once you've purchased your subscription sign out of your cricut account then sign back in. 

So, on to the Mystery Box... Here's what's included:

Six sheets 12"x 12" removable Adhesive Foil in 6 colours. 
(One sheet of each colour)

One 12" x 12" sheet each of removable adhesive foil in Copper, Red Coral, Light Pink, Rose Gold, and Turquoise.

12 sheets - (3 patterns in 4 colours) 12" x 12"  Blue, Teal, Pink, and Purple

12 sheets - (3 patterns in 4 colours) 12" x 12"  Gold, Silver, White, and Black 

One roll - Espresso 12" x 24"
One roll - Lemon Grass 12" x 24"
and one roll - Lilac 12" x 24"

Use it on bags, pillows, party and home décor and lots more! 


Total MSRP of the Mystery Box contents is $92.93.  Current sale price of the Mystery Box contents is $65.03.  Cricut Access subscribers price of the Mystery Box is $34.99.    

You can purchase your Mystery box here  ===>>>   Cricut October Mystery Box  (You'll find the October digital mystery box there too so make sure you purchase the correct one.)

Regardless of how you purchase - you can use my discount code NARELLE to receive 15% off and get free US/CAN shipping.  

If you are a Cricut Circle member you will receive a further 10% off. 

The Mystery Boxes sell out fast so if you like what you see make sure you get in quick! 😎

Happy crafting!  ♥

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Cricut Access subscriptions

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If you've been considering purchasing a Cricut Access subscription here are some details from Cricut that explain the different membership plans.

If you like to purchase full digital cartridges from the licensed category the Premium package is the way to go as you'll save 50% on your digital purchases. 

There are some licensed exceptions that aren't included in the Access subscription. They are: images, fonts or cartridges from Walt Disney Company® (Disney Consumer Products, Inc.), Sesame Workshop™, Sanrio Hello Kitty®, Boys Scouts of America®, Anna Griffin®, and Lia Griffith™.

You can purchase your Cricut Access subscription here:

If you're purchasing any cartridges, make sure you purchase through Design Space or from the Cricut website as full digital cartridges aren't able to be purchased through the app.

Happy crafting!  ♥

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

CRICUT: September Mystery Box

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The September Mystery box has just been released at Cricut.

Click here to order

Here's a list of what you'll find in the box.

  • 1 roll Caramel indoor vinyl 
  • 1 roll Gold indoor vinyl
  •  Indoor Vinyl Sampler - Home (6 sheets of 12" x 12" vinyl in Olive, Denim, Berry, Sky, Cocoa, and Pebble)
  • Indoor Vinyl Sampler - Brights (6 sheets 12" x 12" vinyl in bright Sunshine, Lime, Caribbean, Flamingo, Azure, and Grape)
  • 1 roll Faux Leather - Pebbled Silver 
  • 1 roll Faux Leather - Pebbled Copper
  • 1 roll Faux Leather - Pebbled Sapphire
  • Faux Leather - Pebbled Neutral Sampler (5 sheets 12" x 12" Pebbled Faux Leather in Brown, Caramel, Champagne, Beige and Silver)

Cost is $29.99 and has a RRP of $63.92.

Use my discount code NARELLE to receive 10% discount and free USA/Canada shipping.

That's on top of the Cricut Access and Cricut Circle 10% discounts where applicable.
(You can get it as low as $20.65 using all available discounts.)

Here's a couple of projects I did using Cricut Faux leather. ☺

Wallet from the Crazy Cute Cards cartridge

Passport holder 

Happy crafting!  ♥

Thursday, August 24, 2017

CRICUT: Colour order in Design Space

Prior to Design Space 3 the cutting order of the layers was controlled by the colours Hex code in order of lowest to highest.

For example the Hex code for white is #FFFFFF and the Hex code for black is #000000.

Black would always cut first (as it's the lowest number) and white would cut last, with all the other colours being sorted by Hex code value in between those two colours.

In Design Space 3 that has now changed and the layers are sorted by HSV - that's Hue, Saturation and Value.

Here are the Basic colours in the DS palette in the order they appear in the layers panel.

And here is the order that the Basic palette colours are sorted when you go to cut.

For some reason the first two colours (white and gray) swap around depending on which one is higher in the layers panel. (If white is higher gray is cut first. If gray is higher then white is cut first. At least that's my experience.)

So what does this mean to you?  Nothing really, unless you want to force Design Space to cut your layers in a particular order.  Just use the second image above as a guide as to the colour you should make your layers.

For example, say you have 3 shades of pink in your design and you want to cut them from lightest to darkest. You could change the colours in your design to Cactus Pink, Pink Crystal and Rose Pink and that's the order they would be cut.

Remember that this is only the Basic colour palette.  If you use a colour that's not in the Basic palette it will be sorted according to its HSV value.  That's when it gets messy.

There are HEX to HSV converters available. Here's a link to the one I found the easiest to use.

If you search the colour Pink, select 100 entries (top left) then click the top of the HSV column the colours will be sorted from lowest HSV value to highest.  (You may have to click that column twice if it orders them from highest to lowest.) You'll notice that some of the darkest colours have the lowest HSV value.  And that's why I said it gets messy! ☺

I think it's easiest to just stick to the basic colours. However most of the images you use (Cricut and imported) will use colours other than the basic colours.  At least now you'll know how they've been sorted when you click "Make it"!

If you have a penchant to know more about colour sorting you can go here:

Here's the info on HSV sorting from that website.

Happy crafting!  ♥

Monday, August 21, 2017

CRICUT: What is the Cricut Circle?

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Quite a few years ago Cricut created a club called the Cricut Circle.  It had it's own private message board and special events that were only available to Circle members. There was also a free Cricut Circle exclusive cartridge every quarter, 10% off purchases and free shipping. The cost to join (from memory) was around $300 per year.

Over the years the Cricut Circle has been scaled down quite a bit.  When joining you now get just the one cartridge per year (you select the cartridge each year when you purchase your Circle membership) and you receive 10% off your purchases from and receive free US/CAN shipping.  The cost to join now is $79.99. It doesn't auto renew so you need to purchase your membership each year and select your cartridge.

The 10% discount is stacked on top of the 10% discount you receive if you have a Cricut Access Subscription. And again on top of my NARELLE 15% discount that you can use during checkout.

The NARELLE code doesn't work on Cricut Explore/Maker machines, Cricut Access subscriptions, the Cricut BrightPad or the Cricut EasyPress. But the Cricut Circle and Cricut Access discounts do work.

So if you do a lot of shopping at the Cricut store and there's a cartridge in the available list that you like (there's 20 to choose from) then the Circle membership could be totally worth it especially if you also have Cricut Access. When all available discounts are stacked together you can get up to 35% off your purchases. And that's on top of any sale prices!

Here's the link to the Cricut Circle page: CRICUT CIRCLE MEMBERSHIP LINK

Scroll through the available cartridges and click on the one you want to receive with your membership. Complete the purchase details and you're done!  The physical cartridge will be mailed to you (US/Canada only) and any discounts and free shipping will be added automatically when you next purchase from the Cricut store. ☺

Happy crafting!  ♥

Sunday, August 20, 2017

CRICUT: EasyPress is available now!

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Wasn't expecting the EasyPress to be available until next week but it's there now! ☺

Don't know what the EasyPress is? Here's the info from Cricut. 

Get professional iron-on results in 60 seconds or less. An evenly heated plate and simple controls make EasyPress™ the foolproof way to get flawless transfers that really last. 

● Easy to learn, simple to use 
● No press cloth needed for most base materials 
● Adjustable heat up to 360℉ (180 C) 
● Intricate transfers stick after repeated washes 
● Great for large or layered iron-on projects 
● Lightweight, portable, easy to store 
● Compatible with major brands of heat-transfer material

For best results, use with Cricut Easy Press Silicone Mat (not included), or a hard, flat surface

The Cricut Easy Press Silicone Mat isn't available for purchase yet.

For those of you who live in Australia, the EasyPress is NOT dual voltage.  So using a travel adapter won't work.  But Cricut are working on an EasyPress for our power grid.  There's no date for that launch but they're in full swing getting it ready!

Happy crafting!  ♥

CRICUT: The Maker has been launched!

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The Cricut Maker has launched at the Cricut store!

You can get yours here:

Want to know what's different about the maker? Here's a chart from Cricut that compares the Explores and the Maker. (Click to enlarge)

The cost of the Cricut Maker is $399.99.  If you're a Cricut Access Standard or Premium subscriber you'll save 10% off that price. And if you're a Cricut Circle member you'll get an additional 10% off.

Use the code AUGSHIP to get free US/CAN shipping.  (Cricut Circle members automatically get free shipping.)

Head over to my Facebook group - Cricut Explore and More to see Admin Elise's unboxing video and her video showing the Maker cutting fabric with the Rotary blade.)

Happy crafting!  ♥

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