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Monday, March 22, 2010

I'm Crazy For Cri-Kits!!!!

Good Evening Yall! I hope you are enjoying a relaxing Monday night! Boy, have I got some awesome scrappy news for you!!! If you are a Cricut lover like me, there is a new, rather impressive product on the market called Cri-Kits that is absolutely FABULOUS! I mean WOW!!! I was sent a package of these to try out from the friendly staff over at Cri-Kits and I think I have found a new favorite toy!!!

If you are not familiar with Cri-Kits, let me give you a little background:
1. Cri-Kits are gelly pens that can be used with your Cricut Die Cutting machine.
2. Each pen can be inserted into the durable magnetic 'carrier', which holds a lifetime warranty, when ready to use. The pen simply slides in and clicks into place because of the magnet inside. If you would like to see a video of the pen in action, go here.
3. The quality of the pens is awesome! I played with almost every color and achieved smooth results each time. There was no skipping in ink at all! Wow!
4. The pens come in 4 different packs with each pack containing 10 pens in various colors. They have regular/neon colors, metallic, glitter, and pastels. That's 40 colors. They also offer 2 pack of 3-color swirl pens.
5. But the best thing about Cri-Kits....they are way more inexpensive than other brands on the market!!!!

Also, if you do decide to order, you have the option of ordering the pens with or without the carrier. Cri-Kits are offering a free carrier to people with competing products or previous Cricut Gelly owners.

I created a card with the pens I received. I chose to receive the 'Glitter' set of pens and I love them! I just love the shimmer these have to them when you hold them up to the light. When I saw these, I immediately wanted to create something that was a bit toned down. So I decided to 'draw' the chandelier from the Cricut 'Home Decor' cartridge with the black gelly pen. I 'drew' the image onto some patterned paper and then adhered rhinestones for some bling. Here is my card:

(note: I sat the Cri-Kits gelly pen package next to my card so you could see what these look like.)

I love the subtle effect of the pens. If you want to create a bolder effect, simply 'draw' the image twice using the 'multi-cut' function on your Cricut machine.

I also wanted to try out writing a phrase/word with these pens. So I chose the word 'Adore' from the 'Home Decor' cartridge. I think it 'drew' the word beautifully. I used the red pen for it and it too has a wonderful shimmer to it. I placed my word on top of a frame shape from 'Home Accents.'

These pens were so easy and FUN to use! I can't wait to create some more projects with them!!!

Also, be sure to hop on over to the Cri-Kits website to check out these pen. While you are there, be sure to ENTER the giveaways they are hosting for the grand opening of the site!!! Whoo hoo! They are giving away a Cricut Gypsy to the winner!!!! Also, a few lucky runners up will receive gift certificates, SCAL software, free pens, etc. So check it out:

http://www.cri-kits.com/

Cri-Kits offers a forum too that's great for chattin' and ideas....www.cri-kits.com/forum

AND...I too will be giving away a FREE kit on my blog! All you have to do is leave a comment to be entered!!! If you can, please leave me some way I can get in touch with you if you are selected as the winner. You may leave your blog addy, etc. I will randomly select the winner on April 10!!! Good luck yall!!!!

I hope all of you have a wonderful rest of the week! Take care and Happy Scrappin'!!!!
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93 comments:

Jodi said...

These are sooo cool!!! Your card is gorgeous!!

Pinky said...

OMG Aymee I just got my cricut last week! I need those pens girl! How col, thanks for sharing...now if #2 comes up its me LOL

Dayna said...

Gorgeous card!! I've never heard of Cri-kits, but I love the idea of using glitter pens with my Cricut!!

Pat said...

Great card Aymee!! I will check these out.

NancyLynn said...

I am very anxious to try out the gelly pens! I have only used the cricut markers...NancyLynn....

nkamrowski9820@charter.net

Caroline said...

those are sooooo cool. Love your blog!!!

Caroline (aka Doxieluv01 on Cricut MB)

Amanda said...

Those are SO kewl!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!

beautiful card BTW!! I LOVE the chandelier!!!! xoxo

Leanne said...

These look like fun! Would love to win a set!! Thanks for the opportunity!!

Tobusyscrapping@bellsouth.net

YoZefie said...

So beautiful!!!!
I Want A Cricut too.
Thanks!

Cindy said...

Awesome!! These are fantastic!! Thanks for the opportunity to win a kit.

The Fillhard's said...

these look really nice, thanks for sharing
Christi
fillhardfarm at ymail dot com

shari said...

Aymee, Your card is so pretty! Those pens look really neat. Thanks so much for the chance to win.
Also I wanted to tell you I looked at your nephews portraits last night. So, so cute, those eyes. WOW
Shari (cricutrookie)

GAscrappnGramma said...

I just heard about these, My daughter told me about them. Way cool! I would love to win a kit to get me started. GAscrappnGramma@gmail.com

Maria said...

Gorgeous card! Love, love, love the look of the chandelier.

Thanks for sharing a great new product.

wandwandco said...

Those pens are a must have!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Sharyn DePriest said...

Beautiful card! Thnaks for the info on the pens!!

Nana Jo said...

Very Interesting- Maybe I will give these a try.

Celiamomof2 said...

These look interesting! Thanks for showing me!

Born2instruct said...

I would just love to get my hands on a starter kit! I have never even heard of these before now and just love the look on the cards that you have made for us tonight! I want to wish the lucky winner a great time with these and post something for us to oogle at!
Enjoy your night,
Tiffanie
born2instruct@yahoo.com

ConnieC said...

Beautiful projects. These pens look like something I need to check out.

Misty said...

OH WOW...I am lovin' anything and everything that I can use with my Cricut Expression!!! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring (oh, and dont let me forget to thank you for enabling :D).

~Misty
mkamunn@yahoo.com

Sweetness4713 said...

I just preordered the set with the holder and I can't wait to receive them.. but I wouldn't mind extra colors ..whooohooh.. what an exciting day.. :D

Jo-Anne

Debbie said...

These are great. Thanks for the new product device.

Debbie
jmeyer1!woh.rr.com

justbugginout said...

thanks for the info on the new product!!!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

Wow, those pens are pretty cool, great way to write your sentiment on a card or layout...very cool!!! Your card is so pretty too.

carriedan1 said...

I saw these earlier today and have to say, I WANT THEM! All of them! If I could win a set, that would be great, then I don't have to save as much $ !!
Carrie
carriedan1@live.com

flowerdisco said...

I am so praying I win, lol. I'd love to have these pens for all the new intricate cart images.

Jamiecrafts said...

WOW those look great. i love your card!

Allison said...

Gorgeous - you may have enabled me.

turtlie said...

those look like fun!

love to try them!

planlady19 said...

These pins look really insteresting.. checked out their site and hope to order some in the near future..

dttyler@hotmail.com

Hand Me a Stamp said...

Fantastic card! I've never heard of Cri-Kits, but I'm lovin' the possibilities :)

SherriC. said...

Aymee, This card is just gorgeous, thank you so much for a chance to win, I would love a set of these.

SherriC.(cricut MB)
http://sherrisspace.blogspot.com/

Rina Salazar said...

super excited to try these!

Rinas@gci.net

Lisa said...

Those look so awsome. Your card is just amazing. I love your style. I would love to be entered to win a set of those. Lisa Scrappingpinklady

Laura Lee said...

Hey they look very cool.. i wanted some pens like that... i love your card...

cking1717 said...

Those pens sound super cool. I would love to win a set. Thank you for the chance to win. Love the blog.

Cathi (aka rianandzoeysgram)

Sandy said...

THat is such a cute card!! It would be so great to win some of these pens! Thanx for the great giveaway!!

sandyineda at att dot net

Diana said...

your card is just beautiful!

Leirad said...

Very pretty card. TFS!

http://leiradcardmakingcorner.blogspot.com/

TUKI said...

Wow, that looks great... thank you so much for the giveaway. Your blog is great!

Tuki from the Cricut MB!

Parcha said...

Nice card. Love your blog.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Parcha(from the Cricut MB)

TT said...

i too, saw them earlier. am so tempted to order. hhmmmm.

Dallas Freyer said...

Wow, these look really cool. I have seen the other brands on other blogs, but was not really believing everything. These look great. Now I guess I have one more thing to add to my wish list, LOL. Thanks for sharing, Dallas

dallasfreyer@sbcglobal.net

iammaryburke said...

Well, those certainly look interesting. I've never even heard of them before!

Mary Smith
Hilliard, OH

iammaryburke@gmail.com

Margie said...

Those look so cool! Your chandelier card is so cool! Love it!

Kraftychick said...

Love these pens! And your card! TFS! and thanks for the chance to win.

jackie

Vieve said...

How awesome they sent those to you! You are like the Queen of the Cricut!

April 10th is my birthday, maybe that will bring me good luck!

Kristie said...

This is great news Aymee! I have had so much trouble with my Gypsy I was about to see the whole thing, maybe now I just need to sell the Gypsy and buy some pens!

Gmapatty said...

Wow! I just love the effects these gel pens give. I have the cricut markers bit they do not even come close to the gel pens. Now I know I have to have them. Very beautiful card. I hope I win.

patvicekrs@cfl.rr.com

Gmapatty said...

Wow what a beautiful card. I have the Cricut markers, but they do not even come close to the gel pens. I will have to put these on the gotta have list for my Cricut. Thank you for sharing and giving us the opportunity to win. I hope I win. Thanks again.
patvickers@cfl.rr.com

goatesgirl said...

your card is amazing as always, and this product looks fabulous!!!!
I have been looking at some of the other products on the market, but I am glad I waited, these look great!!!


goatesgirl from the cricut MB

Kristina said...

Oh your card is beautiful. I agree with you how nice the subtle lines look. I love the way it drew the word too.
Hugs,
Kristina

Gracie's Blog said...

This is very very cool!!! I love the way you combined the pen use with the stamped background. Awesome!!!

Kate said...

I've never heard of these before. Thanks for letting us know about them - and for sharing a demonstration. Your card is gorgeous!
Kate (aka Kateroo on the Cricut MB)

Carrie said...

Wow - the pens are awesome! :-) Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

hla2425 said...

Wow what a beautiful card...

I love those pens.. I am going to go and check them out now!!

Thanks for the chance to win!

hla2425@yahoo.com

Kerie said...

great blog... and love the "candy"

BAHGL said...

What a gorgeous card!!
I need to check out the pens, thanks for the info.
Alecia

BAHGL said...

adorable card!
I will have to check out the pens! Thanks for the info!
Alecia

Scrapenabler said...

Beautiful card! I just love all of your easel cards.

toaster said...

Those pens are great. I think I need them! I'll check in when I get back from vacation.

LilGreenBug said...

These llok great!! What a beautiful blog you have!!!! I'll be following to see what you come up with!!!

Hugs!

The Cropping Canuck said...

Would love to try these out.

Susie said...

Awesome, I have been looking at the pens but I just didn't know if I would ever use them. Thanks for sharing, your card looks gorgeous.
Hugs
Susie
susiescrapalatte@gmail.com

stephanie said...

Wow these do look awesome. Your card is lovely.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

WOW! So much fun! I love it! Thanks for the chance to win! wkucmb at gmail dot com

Kristin said...

These are so neat! I didn't even know they had such a thing!!
craftasticlife.blogspot.com

blueskygirl said...

Wow those cri-kits pens look awesome. Thanks for the chance to win.
buddy23018 at hotmail dot com

terri142 said...

The card is beautiful. The pens sound really great. Thanks for the giveaway!

tderosa142(at)gmail(dot)com

Melissa said...

I never have tried any of the pens. I need to play with my cricut so much more and learn it's true potential!

Thanks for sharing!

Empowering Birth and Beyond said...

Wow, I wish I had seen these last week before I orders some "other" holders that you have to use a paint brush tip to get them out of the carrier. I have not been happy with those, the lines it does is way to skippy. I got their marker ones too, even on the very low setting it bleeds everywhere. I'll have to look more into these thanks for letting us know about them!

MoonRose said...

You card is gorgeous! I so love the effect these pens can create.

paperscissors said...

the video confirms the ease of use and the exceptional quality of the carrier and gel pens! i love that we have another way of kicking up our design work without a huge investment although i would like to win!

kmcilrath said...

Love the pens. Would be great to have to help my creativity with my Cricut.

alwayscharlie said...

Beautiful card! thanks for sharing the Cri-Kits info with us!

Lisa said...

These are awesome! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

kellie said...

Wow, those look very intersting. I'm going to check these out.

Thanks.

narutopenguingirl said...

What a pretty card! I came across your blog from the cri-kits site.

RavensFan said...

These pens would be such a great addition to my cricut! I would love to be able to win these pens! Thank you so much for giving us the chance! Your blog is really great!

Linda
laxmom3@msn.com

Audrey Frelx said...

I have the older version but haven't tried them yet; I did receive an email for the newer ones with the free holder and I'm going to check them out.

You're card is absolutely gorgeous, love the beads dangling from the chandelier!!! And, you have a beautiful blog.

Audrey
http://cuteandsomeblogspot.com

Amy said...

I would love to try out some of the pens in my cricut. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Hugs,
Amy
crickett4 (at) gmail (dot) com
Scrapping Mommy

Melissa said...

These look great! Thanks for the chance!

Bee said...

Woohoo Aymee!! How cool! I'm not familiar with these but would love to try them out. Love the card you made with them! Now I'm off to check out their site and learn more. On a more serious note, Roll Tide Girl!!!

Bee
BamaBIT@AOL.com

Marcia said...

Very nice Blog, MARCIA

racinggrandma61 said...

Love your blog I would love those pens ty

Mimi said...

Love the card! These pens look like a lot of fun!

scrappin_mom3 said...

Super cute card gf and I ADORE those pens! Totally cool, I have not seen them yet so thanks for the 411!!

connie said...

Beautiful card Aymee! I would love to try these pens. thanks for a chance to win.

cricutlover20 said...

WOW!! That chandiliar and adore turned out beautiful! Those are great looking pens. Please enter me and THANK you for the entry and the info. Cindy at cricutlover20@yahoo.com

Nelda said...

Have you given them away yet? You didn't say. If no, then please enter me! I would like to give them a try since you seem to like them as a "real" user. neldacnm at yahoo dot com

christina said...

I have to get these!! I love all things glitter....

b8y2005 said...

Beautiful card!!!! Can't wait to win these pens =o) lol
Have a good week.