Spent most of Mon 4/26 morn trying to figure out why my Cricut Explore Air would not cut. It would start some time and then stop and then it would not start at all and give me errors. It indicated to retry which I did and then it indicated to call customer service if problem continued. I phoned Cricut and was on hold and then disconnected. Phoned again and was on hold for long time & finally I hung up. I tried cutting using the USB and that worked so I determined the problem was either with the wireless bluetooth and/or the Cricut plugin that I had loaded recently when I was told to update and load the new plugin. I read a bunch of different things online and discovered that the plugin had to be 'activated always' and I had it as 'ask to activate.' It was not asking me to activate and not sure why. I have other programs on my pc and I have those set to ask me if it is ok to run as in 'ask to activate' and they work fine. So, I changed the Cricut plugin to 'always activate' and the bluetooth was able to cut.
Created this Mother's Day card with inspiration from Mary of Cardz TV. You can click here to see Mary's card.
Used a Hero Arts stamp for sentiment. Instead of using foam tape I used a piece of self-adhesive foam cut to be just slightly smaller than the red layer placed between the base & red layer. Added ribbon & bow. Used Wink of Stella clear on the Roses.
Cricut cartridge: A Child's Year 8" x 5.5" white scallop base
Walk In My Garden 2.75" Roses
foam: self-adhesive - between base & red layer
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
machine: Cricut Explore Air
paper: cardstock - red, white
pen: Wink of Stella clear - on Roses
ribbon: ribbon trends gingham black
stamp: Hero Arts CL498 - sentiment
Entering this into the following challenges:
4/28 C.R.A.F.T. Ch 308 Make Your Own Embellishment 5E(#2) 4/23 made bow
4/30 DL.ART Apr Linky Ch 1Eperday/no stack 4/1
5/3 Simon Says Stamp Mon Ch: Anything Goes 5E(#2) 4/27
5/4 Loves Rubber Stamps Ch#149 Use at least 2 Dies UE 4/28 2 Dies - Base of Card, Roses
5/6 DL.ART Thankful Thurs Ch#155 Mother's Day/TY 5E(#3) no stack 4/23
5/7 Cardz TV Card Des Ch #8 Mother's Day 3E(#3) 4/24
5/10 Craftin Desert Diva Link It Up & Craft It Up Linky Party Ch#54 Mother's Day UE 4/27
5/10 Fantabulous Cricut Ch#250 Celebrate Mom 3E(#1) 4/27