Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Episode 355 - Happy Hoo-lidays Cricut Explore Card - Day 10 - 12 Days of Christmas

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Happy Wednesday Everyone!

I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far!  I'm sooooo excited about my new release this Friday.  I'm thinking you are going to love it!


*My Pink Stamper's December 12th Release will now be posted at 9:00 AM MDT!  I had to make it earlier due to a child's performance at the Elementary School.*

Today's Video:





Today's Giveaway:

I have one of my exclusive My Pink Stamper Tumbler's for today's giveaways!  I'm not sure if these will ever be re-released.  They were only on the market for a short period of time before I retired.  Hope the winner enjoys this!  I love mine!



Today's Challenge:


Another sweet child battling cancer is hoping for handmade Christmas cards as well!  Today's challenge is to make another handmade card and send it to Andrew Russell.


Andrew Russell
1117 Dove Trail
Quinlan, TX 75474

Click HERE to read about his story!

*If anyone else hears of any opportunities to send cards, please let me know on My Pink Stamper's Facebook page.

Click HERE to keep up to date with all 12 days!

120 comments:

  1. So cool! Love the card :) ... learning so much about the explore from you, here's hoping I have one under the Christmas tree.

    tarachalkley@gmail.com

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  2. How cool that the Explore can make background paper! Love the card Robyn and yes, I will see about getting a card out for this little guy as well. Hugs, Brenda

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  3. I really like the idea of making your own background paper with the Explore. The more I see of your examples really highlights the unique things you can do with the Explore.
    Shirleyhouston5@msn.com

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  4. You make using the Explore look sooooooo easy!!! I'm scared I wouldn't be able to use it right. Great card!

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  5. Cute card! You can do so much with the explore! It's time to get mine out of the box since you have made it look easy! Thanks for all the great video's!!!

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  6. Love the print and cut feature on the explore and how well it does on intricate cuts. I just wish it had come out before I bought the other machine!

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  7. Oh my gosh! I LOVE this card! Cant wait until I'm on vacation to start playing with my Explore!

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  8. I love that idea-making your own background paper. You really have wonderful ideas! I'm so glad I came across your videos:-) Keep them coming!

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  9. I love the cute owl and the pink, grey and black are awesome. cant wait until Friday for the big release! :)

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  10. Very Cute. Thanks for sharing

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  11. Super cute! I would love to win the tumbler:). I am so excited about tomorrow's release!!!

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  12. Cute card... thanks for the tutorial.

    nette_r@msn.com

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  13. Can't wait for friday!!

    and sal 01 at hotmail dot com

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  14. I love this idea....may have to get the explore

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  15. I'm loving your videos! So cool making your own background paper! Thank you so much for coming back!!! I'm learning so much from you!!! Thank you!!! Your awesome!!!

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  16. As always I love your videos. Belkins@twc.com

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  17. Love the explore. Going to have to get one. rdbmayfield1@msn.com

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  18. Love the idea of making my own paper. Thanks for always sharing such great stuff

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  19. Your challenges are a great idea.
    Sguild03@gmail.com

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  20. I would enjoy having this cup to use. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  21. I love owls!! This was such a cute and creative idea making the background paper. (Think this is my favorite of your 12 days of Christmas so far!!) Thank you for a chance to win the cup too :)

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  22. What a great tutorial! thank you love the owls so super cute

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  23. Love the idea of making your own paper!!!! Super cool that you are going to Provo Craft today!!! Hope big things are in store!!!

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  24. I am wanting an Explore more and more! Super fun! TFS!
    Deanne Thebcrafters@gmail.com

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  25. This card is too cute. Would love to make cards for these sick children. Thanks again for a learning lesson.

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  26. I love these little creative ways on how to use our Cricut Explore machines that you are showing us.They are awesome!!!

    Thanks,
    Teresa
    tab_92@ymail.com

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  27. That is the cutest card. Thank you for the lessons. I'm learning so much from them.

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  28. cute card. learning alot

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  29. Love it, now I'm wanting a cricut explore. Yikes!

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  30. So very cute love it. You make it look really easy.
    F.U.N.

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  31. Love it! I'm liking the Cricut Explore!!! ~Carmen
    ckspaperscraps@yahoo.com

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  32. Created my first card using both the explore and expression.
    Bridgee777@yahoo.com

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  33. I love the owls and the tag is cut. Grendelia@att

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  34. I don't have an Explore - am happy with my Expression, but thanks for posting your video! Sure would love to win the PS tumbler - my husband has taken over my large cup, so I need a new one!

    sb_427 at yahoo dot com

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  35. Cute card haven't tried the print then cut.
    Sacortez66@gmail.com

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  36. The Owls are just too cute! My daughter just loves them!
    Jres3girls@gmail.com

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  37. I think this is my favorite one yet! Mcscrap@tds.net

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  38. Oh my goodness...too cute!!!!!

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  39. I collect owls so of course just love them so much. Love everything you come up with.

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  40. Hi Robynm what a cool way to make your own background paper, I don't own the explorer but you are making it very tempting, I own the silhouette cameo, I also own the Expression, E2. Imagine those 3 machine all because of you LOL!!!! Now you are tempting me this explorer, I love my silhouette, But the explorer looks like a lot of fun and I do like to follow you on your video when making project , I'll see, I will see about getting that card out real soon, Thanks so much for all you do, so glad you're back, Can't wait until I get my package from November, so excited, Thanks for sharing with us, A'nna

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  41. I just seen that little boys story last night, just so sad. Feel so bad for all the kids and ppl dealing with such sickness at the holidays. Wish I could send everyone a card.

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  42. Cute and easy! I really wish Santa would put a Cricut Explore under my tree. lol :)

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  43. I never thought about making my own background papers with my explore. I can't wait until nap time to try it out!

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  44. I know this sounds really weird, but I cannot find the pink and grey owl on Design Space. What cartridge is it from? I am doing the search with All Images and Owl. How can it be that it isn't showing up?!!!

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  45. This owl is adorable, hope you had a great time today. I love this giveaway thanks for the chance to win
    Shanna
    Gracesonnawilson@gmail.com

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  46. Wow! I had no idea that the Cricut Explore could make background paper! I am so happy I decided to get it when you did because I am learning so much from you!! Your card is adorable - I just love that owl!! And I have been eyeing that cup from the first moment you showed it. It's very pink-alicious and would look extra good in my craft room! lol

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  47. What a choice you have for cuts with the Cricut Explore, can you use the reg. cartridges too with the Explore or is that only ordered cuts over the internet?

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  48. Loving watching you explore the Explore! I have been on the fence about getting one, so it is helpful to see someone used to the expression comparing the two and using both!

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  49. Oh my gosh I hope I win and if I don't please bring those cute cups back please please please

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  50. I just love my explore :) best machine to date :) so many things you can now do with it :) I WOULD DIE TO HAVE THTIS TUMBLER OVER ANY PRIZE YOU HAVE GIVEN SO FAR!!!!!! Ugh I must have!!!!! Maybe you can sell a few in your store please :)

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  51. I love watching your videos!! Just opened my explore last night....I Love it!!
    Georgi4usc@sbcglobal.net

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  52. The card is really cute. Although I don't have an explore machine its fun to see what you can do with it. Thanks again for sharing. mmorrison01@comcast.net

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  53. Thanks for this video. I have an old Cricut Expression but was wondering if the ink for the new ones or Explorer was as expensive as for my HP Photosmart printer??
    Kathy
    kschenckATbresnanDOTnet

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  54. great video, have to try and do the print & cut. only we miss seeing your smiling face..
    cute tumbler too.
    debbie73152@comcast.net

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  55. Awesome video! I so so want the explore. I hope Santa brings one my way :) theirishscrapper2011@gmail.com

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  56. Another wonderful opportunity to use our creativity to bring hope and happiness to others! Yay!!

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  57. Thanks for the chance to win!

    weagz4 at gmail dot com

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  58. Simply cute!!!!
    Great tutorial!!!!

    Ktomalaval@hotmail.com

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  59. Owl always love owl themed cards! Like the grey and pink combo too. Thanks! Liz in Massachusetts, zimapaws@yahoo.com

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  60. What an adorable card. I love watching you explain the different features on the machines. You are so easy to follow.

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  61. So cute! Never thought of doing that.
    Jeanscatdog@aol.com

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  62. Love the explore video--I still need to get mine out of the box....
    Thanks for all you do.
    Cam

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  63. Can't wait to send these cards off ! Thanks for sharing the request!

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  64. Learning so much through you about the Explore! Thanks for sharing!

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  65. Robin, thank you so much for making today's challenge to send cards to Andrew. It is a wonderful cause, going to a wonderful young man!

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  66. Thanks for the opportunity to make cards for these sweet kiddos! Blessings to the families!
    Cynthia
    cynthy2@yahoo.com

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  67. Love this card. Thanks for all the details.

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  68. It is so hard to see anyone suffer with cancer, but especially young children. Love your videos and ideas.

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  69. I love this card so much! And my daughter who is owl fan love it even more.

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  70. Hi Robyn,

    I love this cute owl card.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Luria

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  71. Loved the owl. Teachermom411 at yahoo dot com

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  72. So cute! (Denisel2002@gmail.com)

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  73. I love the idea of making customized background paper! I have the Imagine, but am embarrassed to say that I never learned how to use it. I also have several never used Imagine cartridges. Do you know if there is a way to use the Imagine cartridges with the Explore?

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  74. Hi Robin !!!!! Thank you so much for a chance to win some really awesome goodies !!! Love your card it came out adorable - hugs - Lucina : love2craftlove2craft@yahoo.com

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  75. Oh you are so smart. I love your videos.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  76. What a fun card! Awesome little giveaway!

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  77. This is so cute! Love those owls!

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  78. Good job with the video! Thanks for the tips and it turned out great!

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  79. What a sweet card! I can't wait for my stamps to arrive!

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  80. Love watching your videos! Thank you for all you do!!

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  81. What a darling little card! Thanks so much for chance at your giveaway:)
    Sherrie K

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  82. A very cute card! Thanks for a chance to win.
    Darlene

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  83. So adorable Robyn!! Thank you for doing tutorials on the Cricut Explore. I've asked Santa to bring me an Explore for Christmas so I've been watching your videos. You taught me how to use the Expression and now I'm learning how to use the Explore from you. Thank you for sharing your talents and knowledge, I truly appreciate you.

    Leslie

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  84. Great technique. wklibearty at yahoo dot com

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  85. Beautiful card! christinemriley@gmail.com

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  86. Cute card.......love owls!! Sooo excited about tomorrow's release!!!!
    Stephanie@bellastreasurechest.com

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  87. Love the owls, they are my very favorite, and thanks for the how to with the background paper will be doing some of that soon.

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  88. You're making me want to get that machine!!!! As always soooooo cute!!!

    Cindy Stark
    Fan in AZ
    cstark72@gmail.com

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  89. Cool. Makes me want the new Cricut. Love my Expression though. civicchic@hotmail.com

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  90. Cute card! You are so talented!
    Rosalie
    rjuanes@sbcglobal.net

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  91. Supper cute card! Thank you for sharing with us! Really enjoying theses videos!
    Hannah
    hanniek1996@gmail.com

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  92. Stop making me want the Explorer!! perisprinkle at yahoo dot com

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  93. I really, really want the Explore now! Lovin' your videos <3
    dawn1006@aol.com

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  94. Love the video and the tumbler! Thanks.
    klondikekid1@hotmail.com

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  95. Love the fun owl,paper!!! I'm so,happy you are doing all these Explore videos, I bought mine on Black Friday and haven't even taken it out of the box yet!!

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  96. Love the card. I think it's very sweet of you to give us these children's name and stories so that we can send them cards. It's a great inspiration!!
    vicki_pooh19@yahoo.com

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  97. I, too, want the Cricut Explore...asking for it for Christmas! Love that it can make backgrounds! Love the card you made with the cute owl. Thank you again for such a wonderful video. Aloha, a.ahuna@yahoo.com

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  98. I am loving all your 12 Days of Christmas. So sad it is coming tp an end soon. :(

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  99. This is so cute! Thanks for the giveaway.
    mc-reeda@seovec.org

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  100. Wow, what fun ideas. Love the off the page. It turned out so cute. Would make a cool tag!. Love the idea of designing my own paper for a card too.

    marg0006 at Verizon dot net

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  101. Love the card and video. You inspire me!!
    true1947@embarqmail.com

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  102. I don't have a Cricket Explore but have been looking for the price to come down.
    true1947@embarqmail.com

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  103. Such an adorable card. I'm so loving owls!! I'm also loving that tumbler. My favorite pink one just broke. So glad you're posting videos again. Your videos are my favorite!
    deegeescraps at gmail dot com

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  106. Sorry, no way to edit my comments! :)
    Thanks for sharing: Your tempting me to buy the explore and I know its a matter of time before I cave!!!!
    To the person wondering about imagine cartridges on explore: I got an email from Provocraft awhile back if you are an Imagine owner and buy an explore, they will upload all imagine cartridges for free to your account. Not sure if that was limited time. You have to email them. Love the cup!

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  107. So cute. Cards are in the mail!!

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  108. I cannot find the owl that you used on this card. I have searched it every where on the design studio and its not here.Could you please advise so I can make the card? Thank you

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