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Monday, October 9, 2017

Cricut EasyPress Review

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Watch how to use the Cricut EasyPress to make a Halloween sign on wood.

The haunted house image can be found in Cricut Design space. There are a few other haunted houses too, but this was my favorite for this project. And looking at all those thin lines, I knew regular vinyl would have a hard time sticking down to wood.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Cricut Cosmetic Bag Tutorial

I love the cosmetic bag project from Cricut, and I have found out how to tweak it a little so that it has a lining too. And since I can’t stop making them, I figured I’d show you how to make it too. Plus, regular sewing patterns can be confusing to read. So I hope the pictures and instructions here can be helpful.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Leather Wallet Free Cricut Maker Project

To celebrate the release of the Cricut Maker special on HSN, my friends and I are showing off each of the 50 FREE projects you get when you buy the Maker. I am making the leather wallet, and I love it :) (Keep reading for the chance to WIN A CRICUT MAKER! and remember that some links are affiliate, meaning you pay nothing extra, but still help support the blog, so thanks!)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Halloween Hoop Art

. . . And a Cricut Maker Giveaway!! Read to the end to enter!  (some links may be affiliate)

If you love hoop art, and you love Halloween, this Cricut project is the perfect one for you. In fact, every post in this week’s Craft Lightning is a Halloween project made with a Cricut Explore or Maker machine. So many good ideas!

I created this file for a cute little embroidery hoop and you can find it here in Design Space.
The sizing is for a 4” hoop, but you could resize it to fit a bigger hoop also.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

How to Make a Spinner Card

Hey everyone, quick walk through today on how to use this Spinner Card design space file (though the idea of the spinner card is not my own, I designed this file.)

Before you start cutting, let's take a look at what a spinner card is and does, so you can understand all the pieces you'll be cutting out.


The way the spinner works is you have two pennies sandwiched around a small foam circle, and assembled so that it spins along the track.

So go to the file and - feel free to use any colors of patterns you want in your final card of course, but I'm going to reference the colors so you know the material to cut them out of. You can use this with a Cricut Explore or a Cricut Maker, since you use Design Space with both machines. (Read here for a review of the Cricut Maker)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

DIY Flair Pin Display Banner

Make a Flair Pin Display banner out of felt with the Cricut Maker

Do you have an enamel pin collection? I didn't - until I went to the Cricut Make-a-Thon and we could earn all these adorable ones. I knew I wanted a just-as-cute way to show them off in my craft room. I also knew it would be the perfect simple project to use my Cricut Maker to cut the felt. 

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Harry Potter Obsession Shirt

Harry Potter shirt DIY with Cricut vinyl

We have about 10 days til school starts up again, so we've been doing school clothes shopping. Whenever we came across cute blank shirts, I'd subtly remind the girls that we could add vinyl to any of them if they wanted to. We finally got around to that part of the project today, so they each brought me a couple of shirts that they wanted to put vinyl on. We decided to show you one of our favorite - and give you the SVG so you can make your own too if you want!