Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Peachy Keen Tutorial Tuesday

For this Tutorial Tuesday, I wanted to show you how easy it is to your Peachy Keen face stamps with your cricut die cuts.  How many times have you struggled with the little tiny pieces your cricut cuts for the eyes, nose, and mouth of your die cuts?  With Peachy Keen face stamps,you don’t have to worry about that anymore.   Peachy Keen makes some stamp sets that are designed to coordinate with certain cricut cartridges.
For this project I have chosen the Monster Mash face assortment.  I love the assortment packs because they give you a variety of sizes to use with different sized die cuts.  This set is perfect for the Mini Monsters and Bump in the Night cricut cartridges. To make it easier to use the stamps, you need to either cut your base layer in blackout or hide the cuts it wants to cut for the face.  You can do this with Design Studio, the Gypsy, or the new cricut craft room.  I did this on my gypsy.  Here is a picture of the button you need to do this.
pk tut 1_edited-1 [1280x768] When using the gypsy, the hide contour button is on the advanced menu and looks like 2 right angles.  Here is a picture of the Dracula cut when I have told it to hide the face cuts.
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It has greyed out the cuts it would make for the eyes and mouth and will not cut them.  This gives me enough space to cleanly stamp my face.
With Halloween on the way, I know I will need some treat bags, so I decided to use my Mini Monsters on some goody bags. 
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For my first little goody bag, I used this little round monster.  The paper is a mixture of Echo Park dots and stripes and some random cardstock.  The bag is cut from the Spring Holiday cards seasonal cartridge.  I outlined the monster with some purple stickles to give her some bling. 
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For this next box I used a box from the Imagine cartridge All Wrapped Up.  This time I cut it on my cricut Expressions 2 since I only wanted to use plain cardstock.  I cut the box at 8 inches and it is a really nice size. The box also has a scalloped rectangle you can use for the top.  I placed my sea monster on top of that. 
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For my final goody bag I used the vampire cut I showed you earlier in the tutorial.  Once again this box is from Spring Holiday Cards.  I ran some orange cardstock through my Cuttlebug using the Spots and Dots folder and then sanded the embossing. 
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Dracula’s shirt is from Echo Park and I added some more stickles to his bow tie.
Remember, the next time you think you can’t cut paper dolls and animals on your cricut because the facial features cut just too small grab your Peachy Keen stamps and use them.  They’re easy and super cute!!!!


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [04 Oct 09:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. These are adorable. I love peach keen and how u used them on these boxes!


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