Thursday, October 15, 2009

PINK JOURNEY: Cutting Magnet Material for a Pink Ribbon Magnet

 Hi Everyone!

The month of October we will be featuring Pink Journey in Honor of Breast Cancer month.
Leave a comment on this post and other events for a chance to win the Pink Journey Cartridge.


This is Tammy and I am excited to show you my Pink Ribbon Magnet project made with the
  PINK JOURNEY cricut cartridge.




I made these for some friends who are walking in the Susan G. Komen 3-day Walk for a Cure. It takes a special person to make that walk and I personally appreciate what they are doing! While this project is easy, it really helps to have some handy tips that will make the process even easier. I not only show you how to cut magnet material, but I demonstrate it with the 'baby bug' both using the Gypsy and not using the Gypsy. You will also learn how to use the TEMPLATE feature in the Gypsy (love that one!) .

I have broken it up into parts:

Part 1: How to layer vinyl on top of the magnet material without leaving air bubbles




Click HERE if you don't see the video.

Part 2: Using the Gypsy with the original Cricut




Click HERE if you don't see the video

Part 3: Using the TEMPLATE feature of the Gypsy to cut sentiments for ribbon magnet.




Click HERE if you don't see the video

I love this project. So simple to do, but so appreciated!



This is the one I made for my MIL, Edith. She was diagnosed with breast cancer a little over a year ago and is now a Breast Cancer Survivor! (love you mom!). 



Well, I hope that you found my post today inspiring. Like I said in the first video, there is a ribbon image located on the STAND & SALUTE cartridge if you do not own the PINK JOURNEY yet. And don't forget about all the other 'awareness' ribbons... each color can represent many different things, click HERE to see a listing of all the colors and their meanings.

Scrappingly yours,




Let us know what you think of this tutorial by leaving a comment?

Leave a comment on all the Pink Journey events for a chance to win the Pink Journey Cartridge.


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139 comments:

silvia said...

Fabulous tutorial!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!

Jamilie said...

Loved the tutorial! So many possibilities with the cricut!I am amazed!

Anonymous said...

This information was very helpful, thank you for sharing. I love the great idea.
cindy

Betsy said...

Your videos are just super. Thanks for sharing!

Betsy
agp@vom.com

aussie lovers said...

Love the videos! Thanks for the giveaway. Can't wait to get this cartridge.

Donna VW said...

That was a great tutorial. You covered so many techniques in this one project. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I think your videos rock! Thanks for the info and for the PINK PRIDE!

erink88@gmail.com

Susan said...

I'm so happy I found you! You are providing such a service for those of us that are still learning how to use our bugs. This tutorial was a huge help. Keep 'em coming! Thanks!

Karen and Kyle said...

Great tutorial. I just got a deep cut blade for my bug. Now I know what I can do with it!

Grandma Nancy said...

That is great! I would LOVE to win it!

Dayna said...

Great video - thanks for sharing!

connie said...

great tutorial! thanks for sharing.

Stampmeblue said...

Another great tutorial. Would love to win this great cartridge.

Sonia said...

Thank you for this tutorial. I will be making a ton of these with my sister, Ramona's name on them if I win the Pink Ribbon cart. We will be flying out to see her in November, the doctor has told her she only has a few months left. She just turned 40 in March. :-)

Vickie K said...

Thank you so much for the videos and the opportunity to win the Journey Cartridge. The ribbons are awesome and can't wait to get my Gypsy from HSN in November and start using it! The potential creativity with it is endless!! Thank you for making it look so easy and giving me a little more confidence that I can use it!

Susie said...

Great video, love getting all these ideas, hubby might not be happy though, :)

ruth said...

Your video was very inspiring and helpful. Thanks! I would love to win this cart. I work on the Oncology Unit and this cart would give me so many creative ideas for our unit and patients. Thanks rjcjwms@aol.com

Yolanda said...

Thanks for the wonderful video and the for the chance to win!

Dakota Bear said...

Great tutorial. Its great to see how much the Gypsy will expand the value of my Original Cricut.

The blinkie is posted on my blog.

Scrapamum said...

Great tutorial. I love that we can all put the ribbons to great use. This is a great way to make them for friends and family so we can all support our causes.

Grandma Nancy said...

That is so cool!! Imagine all the things you could make with the magnet material!!! Christmas is coming!

lavendarrose29 said...

I would love to own this cartridge to support Organ Donor awareness as my husband is a kidney transplant recipient. I think it would be great for other things but thats what I would use it for. Thanks for the great tutorials. You rocked them!

RAP said...

I love the idea of a personalized magnet with someone's name on it.

SusanBluerobot said...

thanks they are fantastic

Samantha T. said...

Great idea, thanks for the tutorial!

Betsy said...

I really enjoy this blog, so many great hints and ideas!

Wanda said...

What a great tutorial.. I can't wait to try making magnets with the cricut. I would love to win the Pink Journey!!!!! It means so much to me about the awareness!!!! I have your blinkie on my website!!!!

Katherine said...

Tammy, thanks for the great tutorial.

Katherine said...

Love the tutorial! You make it look so easy!

Michele said...

Wonderful project! I would sure love to win this. I have some survivors in the family!

Lynne said...

Wow! What a great, inspirational idea!! Your tutorials were great! I now know how to use the template feature on my Gypsy! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I think I am going to have to go out and get some magnetic material!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Sole` said...

That is a great idea. Thanks for sharing it with us. Also so excited about the Pink Journey cartridge. My grandmother is a BC survivor. I would love to win to make more things for her.

Moxy77 said...

Tammy this was so informative. I now know how to use the template feature of my gypsy. Thanks so much especially for making so easy to understand. I just have the baby buy so I was really glad to see you demo that with the gypsy. Your a natural!!.Melissa

Anonymous said...

Love Tammy's tutorials. She makes it all look so easy!
Carrie K
carriedan1@msn.com

Summer Braxton said...

Soooo many great, useful tips in one post!!! Wow

bhurst said...

Thanks for a great job, I Love this cartridge and I hope soon to get better with my gypsy. Thanks for sharing, you are a great help. Donna

Mary s said...

I love your videos. I am learning a lot. Great Work.

Claire said...

Wow, I love it! I would love to win this cart. Thanks for the opportunity!!

Claire
supermomx2@qwest.net

Anonymous said...

awesome! Thanks! Gail gailheinecke@charter.net

Carol said...

I love it. I too am a survivor and this is such a great idea. thanks for sharing,

Susan De Crafter said...

Thanks for the magnet tutorial. And, this looks like a great cartridge.

Lisha said...

I am all for the awareness of breast cancer

fasloan@yahoo.com

Deanna C said...

I love your tutorial. I just got the Gypsy and am thrilled to find out how to use the template feature. Thanks!

Carol's Crops said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. I hope I am lucky enough to win this cartridge. It is so universal.

Carol said...

Great Job Tammy ... this is an excellent video series, packed full of wonderful information, not just on how to cut out vinyl, but also on many of the Gypsy features too! Thanx for sharing your talents!
Hugz,
♥Carol♥

Jes said...

I love that Provo Craft made a cartridge to honor those battling, surviving, or taken from us by breast cancer. What an awesome thing to do! What makes it even better...you're going to give one away! Thanks
Jes

ShawnfromMN said...

Great tutorial! TFS

Ashade said...

Wow... how clever! I never thought of layering the vinyl over the magnet..doh!! Thanks for sharing..very inspiring! I love the idea of this tutorial and the pink journey since I have a very dear friend who is a survivor!!

Holly Snow said...

What a beautiful idea and how sweet you are to think of creating signs for the participants. My mom is a survivor that just celebrated her 1 year cancer free anniversary last month. YIPPEE !!

Holly
aka tichay@aol.com

Cricut Junkie said...

What a great video and a wonderful chance to win this cartridge. I would love that. I have walked on a relay team for a few years as my grandma is a survivor this year i am putting together my own relay team and really excited for that. I am so sure this cartridge would be wonderful for that. Again thanks for the opportunity.
Denise

Traci said...

Very nice! What a great way to celebrate those who survive and to remember those who sadly do not. Inspiring.

SunnyNP said...

Thanks so much for sharing....what a great tutorial! Can't wait to see what you come up with next! Just added your blinkie to my little blog....

Corliss McBride said...

Fantastic job. I can't think of a better was to show your support of the fight against breast cancer or any other cancer. I must do this project.

Rita Kegg said...

What a great tutorial! Thanks and blessings

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your expertise!

Janet
avlover21@hotmail.com

cal8007 said...

Tammy,

Thanks so much for sharing that video, I love the idea of using the acrylic easel to hold other things to free your hands!

I am also a BC surivor - 2 years now and I'm thankful for each and every day I am here to enjoy life.

Grateful,

Carmen
cal8007@aol.com

Char J said...

love the personalized ribbon.

Tiffany Ann said...

It is so much better when you can watch a video explaining a process. Thanks,
Tiffany

Anonymous said...

Love the video, thanks for the chance to win the cartridge
Nicole
nicole.jones911@yahoo.ca

Dana said...

Hooray Pink Journey!

DogLover said...

Thanks for the Pink Journey tutorial - this cart is quite special - thank you for giving us a chance to win it!

Cyndi said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I *love* the "I Walk 2009" font...is it from the Gypsy?

Patty said...

We lost my Grandma to breast cancer about 4 years ago. I'd like to win this cartridge and use it to make an album as a tribute to her, her life and her battle. Thank you for this opportunity!

Cyndi said...
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ChocolateGirl97 said...

Though I don't know anyone personally with breast cancer, I would totally sport one of these on my car to support the strong and courageous ladies who've been afflicted by this disease.

sweettreats@bak.rr.com

Anonymous said...

I love the pink ribbon magnets--thanks for doing this giveaway!

Tammy
rtvincent@suddenlink.net

Sherri Benson said...

Excellent tutorial and I learned a couple of things I didn't know. Thank you so much for sharing and what an awesome gift.

Valerie said...

You are doing a great jobs with these tutourials. PLease keep it up. And God Bless your mom and keep her cancer free.

Margret said...

Thanks for showing me some special steps (templates) using my Gypsy. I really like that idea. However, I wonder why you used the deep housing in part 1 and the regular housing in step 3. They were both magnets. oh well I will experiment with both.

Sandy said...

Great idea, thanks for the tutorial and the little hints!!!

Alyson said...

Wow! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE to win the cartridge! One of our family friends was recently diagnosed with stage 3 Breast Cancer. It has been and extreme battle for her and her family. This whole thing is slowly tearing them apart. It is a painful, painful thing to go through. I thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for supporting for a cure! I just put your blinky on my blog Thanks for the chance to win!

-Alyson

Alyson said...

whoops! forgot the link to my blog!

http://thescrapbookinglife.blogspot.com/

Ladybug Diva said...

Hi Margaret!! You asked why I used the deep cut housing in Part I and the regular housing in Part II. It's because I was cutting magnet material in Part I and just vinyl alon in Part II. I hope that answers your questions!!

Karen said...

I love this project and know alot of women I could make this for.
Karen

girlsgonescrappin said...

Just got the deep cut blade and will give this technique a try. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing! The more I see on vinyl, the more brave I get.

rrblackre@hotmail.com

Adeline E. Brill said...

I have a dear friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 8 months pregnant. I am happy to say that both the baby and she are fine and celebrating a cancer free 1 year birthday together this year!

windchase said...

Great tutorial! I have been using the magnet material for a ton of different projects. Thanks for the chance to win this cart.

Rebecca's Card Hobby said...

I am a BC survivor and would love to win this cartridge. I wish you could buy this one separately, as I'm sure this cartridge would be a best seller. It's nice that you do videos to help people use the Cricut to its fullest. Thanks for the opportunity to win this Pink Journey Cartridge.
Rebecca:)

Nancy said...

Thanks for the chance to win this wonder cartie!! Would love to have this cartridge. Already have Personal Cricut and the Expression. Definitely don't need a third! :)

ScrappinCat! said...

Super video tutorials! Those are fabulous gifts. TFS
Cathy
ScrappinCat@comcast.net

Tami said...

Great tutorial! I love this cart! There are so many great possibilities. What a great cart to come out and be shared with women around the world. Thanks for all you have done with it so far!

lauracharko said...

Thanks for this tutorial! I would love to be able to make these for my SIL who is currently going through chemo treatments for Breast Cancer. Her and my brother are also doing a four day walk next year and this would be a lovely gift!

JulieAS60 said...

Thanks for the tutorial - especially the part on avoiding air bubbles! I would buy this cart at full price if it were available separately! I have an aunt, 2 cousins, and a friend that are survivors. I would love to win this cart to make magnets, cards, and layouts. Thanks again for sharing your creativity.

Mom Lannoo said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. I was thinking today, how can I make a magent for my vehicle and here it is.

cricutlass@yahoo.com said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial. I have cut vinyl but not the magnet material and liked the tip of how to attach it. The brayer method to attach to the mat was another valuable tip.

Susan said...

I would love to win this carthridge. Please Please pick me . Oh and the magnet that is pretty cool. My dad he died of breast cancer 1-2-07. So if I was to win this crthridge would be a memorial to him. Susan

Michele L. said...

Wonderful tutorials. I love the magnetic idea! just perfect.... I hope they sell this cartridge separately. I have so many ideas for next years BC awareness!

Terry said...

Great tutorial Tammy...appreciate all your hard work!!!

I hope PC will decide to release this cartridge for all who would love to own it!!

Hugs,
Terry

Veronica said...

Hi Tammy!

Loved the videos! Need to get me some magnet material!

Veronica
in CA
veronicacts@hotmail.com

Keene Kreations said...

Love your videos. Gets me inspired to get up and make something. Thank You

Mom2Fiveplus3 said...

Absolutely love your videos. I learn so much.

moknowsall said...

what a great idea for the magnet. I am sure it will mean a great deal to lots of folks. Hope I win.
Maureen
mo_sala@pacbell.net

SewCalGal said...

Thanks for sharing insights on this delightful cartridge. I could certainly use it to help create flyers, posters & cards for breast cancer awareness and fundraising activities to benefit Susan G. Komen For The Cure.

BTW, I currently have a quilt raffle where 100% of proceeds benefit Komen: http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/2009/10/bloggers-quilt-festival.html

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Scrapstampnmama said...

Great Tutorial, love this idea.

lynn said...

love the tutorial--i'm gonna try this!

Jeanene said...

Your tutorial about using the Gypsy template feature was really helpful. I would love to have this cartridge to show my support too! Jeanene

MyAuntKath said...

Tammy, thanks so much fir these instructions! It is awesome of you to use the smaller suze! Great job! Kathie

Sonia said...

Thank you for the tutorial. I will be making some of these with my sister's name on them for my family.

Patty Wood said...

Thank you I would love to win this cartridge, my sister is a survivor and has been going through a really tough time right now.
Thanks again for the chance,
Patty Wood
pwtweety@cox.net

Cher~ said...

Thank you for offering a chance to win this cartridge. I would LOVE the chance to win and have added your blinky to my blog!!!

Carol said...

Thanks for the chance to win this fab cartridge. I love the ribbon you have made and one day I would love to make one for my car.

Lalia said...

Just found your blog from Diane/Capadia'sl. Love it. love the Pink Journey too! thanks for having a drawing.

Deanna said...

Nice project. Thanks for the chance to win.

Ladybug Diva said...

WOW! Thank you EVERYONE for all the nice comments! I am so happy that so many were able to learn something from my videos! It inspires me to do more! So thanks for following our blog, we have many great things planned for you!

Tammy Skinner
Cutting Above Design Team Member

Dana said...

SUPER COOL! September is Childhood cancer awareness month and this would be so awesome to do to help bring awareness! Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

I love what you do pink is in so you ROCK THINK PINK
HUGS FROM CANADA LANA

alwayscharlie said...

Great tutorials! I can't wait to make an autism awareness ribbon!

kirkhamcards said...

Nice cartridge...here's to hoping I can win this one.
SKirkham@triad.rr.com

gmeguia said...

thanks for the awesome tutorial.

I love your website. It gives me inspriation to craft.

gmeguia@verizon.net

Helen said...

Love the magnet idea! I will never have time to make all the neat things I've learned!!!

momoto4kidz said...

I love this! I would love to make this magnet for my car and for my very dear friend who is going through radiation for breast cancer right now!

Pam said...

What a cool idea! Love this. allhoneycreations@yahoo.com

Sharon said...

This is so great!! TFS

gmeguia said...

Love it! Very creative



gmeguia@verizon.net

Natalie said...

These ribbons are so awesome! I'm the memory chair for our Relay For Life and working on a scrapbook for the event now! This cartridge would come in so handy!! Thanks for the tutorials...and for the chance to win the Pink Journey Cartridge!

Cheri said...

Love, love, love it! this opens the doors to so many other magnet projects! But love this one the most!

Kathy said...

I Love learning all the possible uses for my cricut. Keep the great tutorial coming. Also enter me for the PinkJourney cartridge.

Thanks
Kathy

Missin' My Army Man said...

Great Video!! I can't wait to make these!!

Betty Rae said...

Great Tutorial. Thanks for the help

Anonymous said...

Wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.

Sue-Ann
sueannl@fuse.net

The Bug said...

Love the magnetic ribbons! Thank you for the video on using the template feature - very helpful!

scrappylove said...

wonderful tutorials and a wonderful cartridge fir such a worth cause!

Anonymous said...

I would love this cart. love your examples also. thanks for the giveaway. Elaine

Anonymous said...

Nice ribbons for a good cause! Thanks for the video and the give away.
Pat
pwells1@hvc.rr.com

The Cricut Lady said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I would love to have this cart for use with the Relay for Life ad Breast cancer walks.
Thanks.
Lori

Connie said...

Love your post!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial. I'd love that cartridge. Your friend that walked is an angel. My dil walked last year and we're proud she did. Diana Schafer

Robin said...

Wow - what a clear & concise tutorial! I am finally beginning to understand design studio. Hurrah!

Lora said...

My mom was diagnosed just this month with breast cancer. I would love to make cards and journal/scrapbook pages for her using this. Thanks so much for this opportunity.

MelKilMD said...

Thanks for the video and the chance to win the PINK cartridge.

Mary-Scrapbooking_Grandma said...

Nice Tutorial! Love the Ribbons!

thescrapmaster said...

WOW those ribbons are amazing!!
Hugs,
Samantha

S. Page said...

Great video.
I love, love, love this cartridge!!!
Sherrie
slgpage@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love this ribbon! This cartridge would be great for our Relay For Life events!!

Thanks for the chance to win the cartridge.

Erica Schott

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful! Loved the ribbon... Thanks for the opportunity to win this cartridge... keep making videos! I just learned so much!
Tina
Tinab32@cox.net

Anonymous said...

"Thinking Pink"! Thanks for the video, I would love to win Pink Journey.

Patty In NC
ncsteelmagnolia@yahoo.com

Nancy said...

wow.what a wonderful video. Thank you so much for showing that.

bonnie said...

your videos are all great but i enjoyed this one very much, and thanks for the chance to win this cart, bonnieg313@sbcglobal.net, I also joined your blog i thought i did a long time ago.