Embossing, drawing, & now engraving with the Cricut!

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Embossing, drawing, & now engraving with the Cricut!

Post  Amy Chomas on Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:47 pm

Hi girls! Liz invited me here and I'll be a coming up guest designer! I figured I would start a thread and if any of you have questions about embossing, drawing or engraving with the Cricut, you can ask me! I do have lots of ideas, videos, and some downloads on my blog... http://amychomas.blogspot.com/
And I noticed most of you are from the UK. I do ship outside the US! My products have travelled to more places then I ever will lol!
A little about me for those that don't know yet...
I've been scrappin for almost 13 years! Around a year and a half ago there was all this talk on the Cricut board about using mini gel pens in the Cricut with those squishy grips. Well my hubby is a computerized machinist and always has awesome ideas, so I asked him if he could make me something to go in the Cricut to hold gel pens, and he did! Well then I couldn't find the mini gel pens, so I asked around, and when girls found out my hubby was making me a holder, they asked if he could make them one as well! And what we thought was going to be 20 holders, has turned into thousands!
And then we ventured off into mini Sharpies, and micro Sharpies! And then embossing with the Cricut! And then we invested in 20 more colors of gel pens to sell in glitter and metallic. And our latest is the engraving tool for the Cricut which is becoming a quick favorite! Now I keep busy with designing with the goodies we sell! I love my job hehe!
I did just add a new clear cardstock card with a video to my blog as well, and you get to see my messy work area hehe... http://amychomas.blogspot.com/
So feel free to ask me anything you would like! Amy[img][/img]

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Post  loopylou on Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:20 pm

wow that all sounds really exciting Amy!! bet you are pleased as punch that the little holders took off, I will have a good nosey at your blog when little mo is all fast asleep (....that is when I have woken up from falling asleep with him.....lol!!)

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Post  Craftbugmum on Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:59 pm

Hi Amy
Well I have chatted to you many times and have got several holders and pens from you for the ladies at my classes and club. I use mine loads and love them. There just open up the use of the cricut and are fab for smaller letters and writing.
Fi xx

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Post  Amy Chomas on Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:31 pm

loopylou wrote:wow that all sounds really exciting Amy!! bet you are pleased as punch that the little holders took off, I will have a good nosey at your blog when little mo is all fast asleep (....that is when I have woken up from falling asleep with him.....lol!!)

I have had to limit my laying with my boy to a short time so that I don't do the same thing hehe!

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Post  Amy Chomas on Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:31 pm

Craftbugmum wrote:Hi Amy
Well I have chatted to you many times and have got several holders and pens from you for the ladies at my classes and club. I use mine loads and love them. There just open up the use of the cricut and are fab for smaller letters and writing.
Fi xx

Hi Fi!!! Long time no see! You didn't sucker them into the embossing yet! And now I've got engraving lol!! I'm glad you love them! Amy

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Post  Craftbugmum on Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:08 pm

I keep telling them but still working on it watch this space.!! Very Happy
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Post  Admin on Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:16 pm

(....that is when I have woken up from falling asleep with him.....lol!!)

I have had to limit my laying with my boy to a short time so that I don't do the same thing hehe!

I was always getting told off for doing it especially when Mamb and Dom were small as I used to lie with one either side of me as there is only 19 months between them and then it was how do I climb out from between them without waking them!

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Post  Amy Chomas on Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:33 pm

I'm mean, I give him like 2 minutes, I tell him after 1 minute that he has 1 minute left, and if he argues I tell him I won't lay with him the next night! It took a few nights of not laying with him for him to not argue! Now he lets me go lol!

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Post  Admin on Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:28 pm

Ah they are only little once!

Amy could you give us an idea of cost of your products and how much shipping to the UK works out to be?

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Post  Amy Chomas on Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:25 pm

Sure pricing is all on my blog, and shipping really isn't too bad as I ship USPS 1st class.
http://amychomas.blogspot.com/

Engraving tips are $27 and ship for $2.50

Mini gel pen holders and mini Sharpie holders are $21 each or both for $40 and shipping is $2.50

Mini gel pens are available in 20 colors (glitter and metallic) and are $6.50 each 10 pack, or $12 for all 20 and ship for $3 extra.

Embossing kits are $32 and ship for $4

Micro Sharpie holders are $19 and ship for $2.50

I do have a special for the embossing kit, mini gel pen holder with all 20 pens, mini Sharpie holder and micro Sharpie holder with a black micro Sharpie for $105 and that includes shipping. THat save $25!

I can combine shipping if you are getting more then 1 item, just email me amyc222@yahoo.com

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Post  Admin on Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:51 pm

Thanks for setting that all out for us. It may tempt people as they dont have to ask questions!

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Post  Amy Chomas on Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:57 pm

No problem! I don't think of those things sometimes hehe!

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Post  Scrappymax on Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:54 pm

Hi Amy, welcome to the board, it is great to have you on here.

Wow, this sounds really exciting as I have not come across being able to emboss or use gel pens on our creations. Thanks for the info on pricing and I will come and purchase when I have a bit more craft funds as this shuld really open things up for me.

Look forward to seeing what you have in store for us.

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Post  Amy Chomas on Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:05 pm

Thanks! I just have to figure out how to share and then get some time lol!

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Post  Amy Chomas on Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:51 pm



Here is a layout I got done with the Chomas Creations engraving tip on Core'dinations cardstock! As you can see it etches into the brown side, and then the color underneath, in this case pink, shows through! Just a little sanding cleans it up! This one was done with the Simply Charmed cartridge and Design Studio.
More info on my blog! http://amychomas.blogspot.com/

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