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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Will I use my Cricut Enough to Justify the Price?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine. Some links are affiliate.

Download the earring SVG here

I think everyone gets a little nervous when they think about buying a big item for themselves, then worry it might just sit in the box. If you're buying a Cricut, you want to know if you'll get enough use out of it. 

So I say let's take a look at this (incomplete) list of all the things you could make with your Cricut. Are you interested in any of these?

  • Custom decorative pillows
  • Birthday party decorations
  • Organizing labels 
  • Wall decals
  • Holiday banners
  • Paper boxes (in lots of shapes too)
  • Mess-free glitter crafts
  • Custom t shirts with pictures or sayings
  • Jewelry
  • Wall quotes
  • Cupcake toppers
  • Paper mobiles
  • Shrink plastic crafts
  • Paper dolls
  • Gift tags
  • Magnets
  • Planner stickers
  • Etched glass
  • Painted wood signs
  • Anything that needs a stencil
  • Kids' school projects
  • Christmas ornaments
  • Handmade cards (including custom shapes, and envelopes!)
  • Water bottle decals
  • Paper flowers
  • Costume accessories
  • Monogram anything
  • Scrapbooking
  • Window clings
  • Bookmarks
  • Photo booth props
  • Car decals
  • Custom bags and totes
  • Decorated notebook
  • Gifts - for anyone!
  • Fabric appliques
Isn't that amazing! And like I said, that's an incomplete list! You can make things for every room in your house and every person you know - anything you can imagine. With all those options, I know I totally use my Cricut Explore more than enough to make it worth it.

To show you just how easy it is to make your own earrings and save on jewelry, watch how I made these leather earrings.

Supplies: Cricut Explore Air 2, Cricut faux leather, grip mat, Earring hooks, (optional) gold foil.

Start by selecting the shapes you want for your earrings - circle, tear drop, flower, etc. 
Add a very small circle to to top of each shape. Select the shape and the circle together and "slice" them. Delete the extra circle and you're left with the original shape with a small hole cut out for the earring hook to go through. Here's a link to the earring file I designed and cut.

Cut the shapes - when using the Cricut leather I put the dial on "Poster Board" and it cuts out great.

Slide the hooks through the holes in the earrings and pinch closed.

You can add paint or foil to decorate them even more. I dabbed a bit of glue to these earrings then put the gold foil on top, rubbed, and peeled away the extra. Fun, right? You can also paint them (like the coral ones I did.)

Fast and easy to make and super light weight earrings that you can customize for anything.

With that, I want to kow what did I leave off my list? Leave me a comment and I'll add it to my list!

Keep learning about Cricut here:
How to use heat transfer vinyl
How to layer glitter vinylWhat is the Cricut machine and what can I do with it?
Can I upload my own images with Cricut?
How easy is it to upload my own images with the Cricut?
Will I be required to use cartridges with the Cricut?

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