Last time we featured a Gold project designer, you got a glimpse into the creative mind behind Oleander + Palm. This week, meet Amber Kemp-Gestrel from Damask Love, who created bright, simple projects exclusive to the Cricut Explore Air™ Gold machine at Jo-Ann Stores. This queen of craft says “I’m a hugger—not a handshaker,” and her designs are just as embracing. With passion and personality, Amber never fails to entertain. The only letdown was the absence of song. (Amber, we want some “Alone” next time—pleeeeeeease?)
What do you think of when you hear the word “gold”?
Always in style—gold is always a good idea.
Tell us a little about your design inspiration for the Gold projects.
I wanted to keep things “simple” and create pretty accent pieces for any outfit or style. For example, the timeless bow shoe clips are great for everyday or for dressing up for a night out.
Where do you like to look for inspiration?
Everywhere! I flip through home décor magazines and find small pieces of inspiration like a fabric pattern or a color combination. I’m always thinking, “How can I make that with my Explore?”
Describe your personal style.
What is your favorite material to cut with the Cricut?
Leather, leather, leathaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!
What is your favorite tip or trick for using the Cricut?
Peel the mat away from the material, not the other way around. This way your material won’t curl up.
What is your favorite Cricut software feature?
The iPad app plus Cricut Access™! It’s the only way I create. I love how the app tells you when your cut is done.
If someone was thinking about trying Cricut for the first time, what would you tell them?
Open it and use it! Don’t let it sit in the box. Start with one of the free Make It Now projects. You will be amazed.
Try these bright, fun projects from Damask Love with your Cricut Explore Air™ Gold from Jo-Ann.
Check out more projects in Cricut Design Space.