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USA State Cards!

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I made these card to help my kids study and learn their states.
It is a greatlearning tool and every state is included in alphabetical order. I plan on later making flash cards with information about each state but I thought they should learn the states first.

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I made them with my Cricut Explore in Design Space and I will include the link below also I have made a video to show each card as well.

Everything is already sized and edited allyou have to do is cut and put it together.
It takes a total of 16 mats in different colors but most of them in white

9 White
1 Yellow
1 Orange
1 Red
1 Brown
1 Blue
1 Green
1 Black

I also used my Cricut cuttlebug with the Seeing Spots Folder to emboss the USA outline.

Enjoy!!!

https://www.cricut.com/design/#/canvas/project/15300135
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Close To My Heart :)

So in just a little under two weeks I will be selling some Amazing products known as Close To My Heart. I must say these items are beyond amazing. I live all of there exclusive ink stamp pads and the amazing stamps they have. And they have some of the most amazing paper I have ever been able to use. I am so thrilled that I get the chance to become part of such an amazing company. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

 

 

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ABC Flash Cards

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So I have 2 small kids one who just started school and one who is about to be 3 and I needed something that would help them both so I came up with the idea of flash cards with both the picture and the letter and it has helped them both. I let them help pick out the picture for each card and I must say they did a great job. It did take a bit to explain to them about each picture had to start with the letter on that card but once that part was over it was so easy for them to choose and I think they are great. I had to change the tag a bit because the one I used just wasn’t sturdy enough.

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I also made the numbers one through ten for the cards. I will be adding them later to go all the way to 100 but wanted to start off easy with them. TheĀ  cards have been a big hit with the younger kids and I couldn’t leave the older three out So I made the State flash cards, they will be my next post.
I made all of the cards and the pictures using the Cricut Explore and a lot of different cartridges but I have a subscription so I was able only pay the $9.99 and make all of the cards. It really is a steal.

I will share all of the URL’s bu the cards are in groups of five so that way when you go to cut them all out it’s not like 100 mats. I cut out 2 tags for each card except the numbers so if you are doing both numbers and letters you will need 62 tags and if you are just doing numbers you need 10 and for only the ABC’s you need 52. I put all of mine on a ring so it would be easier to use and not lose any of them and it works very well for them to do hands on with the.

First I cut out all the tags and glue them all together into sets of twos. Then I cut all of the letters and numbers and for the ABC’s I only glue a letter to the front of the tag because the back is for the pictures. With the numbers I just glued them together in order fro 1 to 10. Then I started Cutting out the pictures and the name tags for each picture five at a time. I changed the colors on my set of cards but let it orignal on the links so everyone could choose their own colors. I put the picture together and glue it down and then glue the name tag down I already but everything into the correct size so all you need to do is cut and put it together. I hope everyone enjoys this project, if you have any questions please leave a comment below and also leave a comment letting me know what type of projects you would like to see.

Cards
Flash Cards Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Set 4
Set 5
Set 6

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The Amazing Cricut Explore…..

Last week I recieved the Cricut Explore and I must say it is amazing.

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I am new to Cricut so I don’t know much about the older machines.  But It took me a while to make the choice buy a older machine or just spend a little more and get the newest. I am so glad I chose the newest, I love it and everything about it. I have already made a ton of projects in the last week including 3 sets of flash cards for my kids. Those will be in posts this week. I will be getting back into my blog to show all of the wonderful things I am creating. But before we get into all of the awesome crafts let me give you 10 reasons why I love the Cricut Explore.

10. It has a place to store my tools and extra blades when I am not using it.

9. A slot to put all of my tools while I am using it.

8. The mats store convently underneath it or it is a great place to set you paper for the project you are working on if you dont have a huge workspace.

7. It comes with a neat carrying bag for taking some where or if your like me who has a toddler who wants to get into it.

6.  Design space….Shows you exactly what your project is suppose to look like before you make it. No more guessing what goes together, it is already done for you.

We are only half way through don’t you love it already?? I know I do

5. You can cut and write or cut and score at the same time…..it sounds amazing and it really is

4. You can share your projects with other people so they can make it exactly like you did. Which is great for crops

3.It is so quite, my husband was a asleep less then 10 feet from it and never noticed I was using it

2. You are not limited to just Cricut markers. There are many many more that work. (I will have a post on that soon stay tuned)

So there was a tie for the last two I just couldn’t decide which Iliked better so they both became number one

1. You can upload and cut your own images… Yes you read that right your own .svg, .jpg, .png, .bmp, .gif, and .dxf files absolutely free. And you can even use fonts you already have on your computer. Isn’t that amazing??

 
Last but not least you no longer have to buy all the cartridges because you can buy images for as little as $0.99, or you can subscribe for only $9.99 a month to unlimited use of over 25,000 images and 200 fonts. Thats insane right??? Only thing I have found is Licensed cartidges are NOT included in that but you can always buy the few that are licensed right??

So there is so many great things about this machine. I love everything it can do, like the tiny little details and can cut as small as 1/4″ but shhh I have cut sall then that and it turned out amazing

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Then there is the make it now projects where the only work you have to do is puting it together. I sets up the mats and gives you pictures and directions.

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The canvas option is great. You can set what you are working on, no more guessing sizes all you do is select canvas and you can even customize then to fit how you want it. So then you can make sure everything fits perfectly and no more wasting paper.

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And there is that smart dial all you do is turn it to whatever setting you are cutting no more adjusting the blades. It does it all for you.

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It also comes with a tips and tricks guide and a few materials to get you started.

How great does the CricutExplore sound? I love it, so glad I made the decision to hop on the Cricut train. It is avaible in stores March 15th and it is already available for pre-order online. As I said in the beginning this is my first Cricut machine so I have done a lot of research on the older machines to make sure this was the best one for me, which is how I was able to write this post about what is better about the Cricut Explore.

I am in no way affiliated with Cricut I bought this machine on my own and this is my own opinion