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Throw a Bachelorette Party with your Cricut Maker

October 2, 2017

The Cricut Maker is such a wonderful and useful tool. This post I’m going to show how easy it is to throw a Bachelorette Party using the Cricut Maker free projects included when you get your own. Read to the end of this post to see all the ideas and to win a Cricut Maker of your own.
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I love the Make It Now feature in Cricut’s Design Space. It is such a saving grace when I’m having bouts of creativity-loss. When you buy a machine through Cricut, they gift you with exclusive access to certain Make It Now projects. When they released the new Cricut Maker, they included 50 free projects to get you started. The project I have chosen is the Bridesmaid Invitation and the bachelorette Party Kisses and Diamonds straw and donut toppers.Use the Cricut Maker free projects to create a Bachelorette PartyThese invitations are the perfect way to ask your best girlfriends to be a bridesmaid and they straw and donut toppers are the perfect accent to a bachelorette party.Use the Cricut Maker free projects to create a Bachelorette Party

Supplies

Use the Cricut Maker free projects to create a Bachelorette PartyBegin with printing your invitation on your printer. I use a 60lb cardstock from Michaels and it’s perfect for my HP Printer. Anything too thick will not pull through. Once you have your file printed, place it on your mat and load it in the Cricut Maker. It will read the registration marks and begin cutting and scoring. Unload your mat.Use the Cricut Maker free projects to create a Bachelorette PartyLoad your black pen into the Cricut Maker (this was included) and your regular cardstock and cut your envelope, small card and your Bride Tribe symbol. You can use black cardstock or vinyl as well but the pen is easier for me. I did color in the edges to fill in the writing.Use the Cricut Maker free projects to create a Bachelorette PartyAdd your glittered cardstock to the mat and cut the envelope insert, invitation back and small card.

You’ll then print off your tattoo paper images and add that to the mat. The sensors on the Cricut Maker are better than the Explore so these will cut. Place them into your small insert for the card as a special surprise for your friends.Use the Cricut Maker free projects to create a Bachelorette PartyTo assemble these, add your larger pink glitter square to the inside of the envelope. Next fold in your edges and place a small amount of adhesive to the sides of the envelope and place the end on the adhesive. The printed invitation will now be placed on the smaller glitter cardstock so that the color will peak through the holes your Cricut Maker created. Place some adhesive on the small squares and adhere them together. Place your tattoo inserts behind the square and adhere it to the invitation.Use the Cricut Maker free projects to create a Bachelorette PartyFor the straw and donut toppers, cut your white background first, then the standard cardstock and last, the pink glitter cardstock for the lips. Adhere your diamond tops to the bottoms and place them in your donuts. For the lips, there are two slits cut in it and you just thread your straw through there.Use the Cricut Maker free projects to create a Bachelorette PartyWant to check out the other 49 FREE projects included with your Cricut Maker?! Click the pictures below to see how some of my blog buddies created these projects with their Maker!

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Create your own Table Numbers using your Cricut Explore and Cuttlebug

July 17, 2017

Did you know you can create your own wedding table numbers using your Cricut Explore and embossing them with your Cricut Cuttlebug? It’s so easy, see how to below.Make your own wedding table numbers using your Cricut Explore and your CuttlebugThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Have you ever wanted to create your own table numbers for your wedding or any event? I’m going to show you how to create your own table numbers using your Cricut Explore and your CuttlebugMake your own wedding table numbers using your Cricut Explore and your CuttlebugI’ve never used the Cuttlebug until this project and now I’m in love! I love being able to add texture to my projects and unless you buy embossed paper, it’s a little hard. Using embossing folders from the Cuttlebug is the easiest way to add texture to your projects.

For this project, I cut out my table numbers using my Cricut Explore. I’ve included the cut file below. Once you’ve cut your numbers, place them inside the embossing folder and run through your CuttlebugMake your own wedding table numbers using your Cricut Explore and your CuttlebugYou can choose to do words or actual numbers but I like that I can give more of an illusion that I worked harder than I actually did and use the actual words. Make your own wedding table numbers using your Cricut Explore and your CuttlebugYou can use glitter cardstock to make your table numbers too or even use wood. I love my Cricut Explore because of the many materials I can cut with it. I also love the Cuttlebug because you can emboss or die cut those same materials just as easily.

Supplies

When using the Cuttlebug, you want to be sure to use the correct folders and plates. When you emboss, you’ll use the B plates and the A plate. Sandwich your embossing folder in between the two B plates and place it on the A plate. Place it in your Cuttlebug and use the handle to crank it through.Make your own wedding table numbers using your Cricut Explore and your CuttlebugBoth my images were more than 7″ long so I had to get creative. I matched up the polka dots before I ran it through again so that I could have a clean embossing. The more complex the image, the harder it will be to match but it can be done so don’t let size hold you back.Make your own wedding table numbers using your Cricut Explore and your CuttlebugPlace some hot glue on the back of your numbers and add the skewer so that they’re even heights. The heavier the cardstock, the less skewers you’ll need but you want it to hold up all night. Secure it again with a little bit more glue on the back.

Place it in your centerpiece and you’re done. I decorated this board with some of the flowers I cut for our Twin Baby Shower we threw a few months ago. Happy Wedding!Make your own wedding table numbers using your Cricut Explore and your Cuttlebug

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Easy Wedding Table

September 19, 2014

Easy Wedding Table Setting with your Cricut Explore on Frenchiewraps.com

So here for my last entries to the Cricut Design Space Star Challenge for the month of September. Remember, our theme for Group 16 was On the Table and Dreaming. We got to choose whatever celebration we wanted and roll with it. I chose to do a wedding. I have a close friend of mine getting married soon and so we wanted to test out some different table setting decor. I used my Cricut Explore to do all of this for me and it was awesome!

Cricut Design Space StarWe decided to use this pink and ivory stripe paper from My Minds Eye’s line Market Street from the talented Jen Allyson. She is also competing in this challenge and she actual took the whole thing last month. I always tell her she’s lucky at everything and to stop entering contests, lol. This is honestly my favorite line that I’ve come across in a long time. It has so much to offer and the color ways worked perfect for the projects we wanted to use for this months challenge.

Easy Wedding Table with your Cricut Explore on seelindsay.com

You’ve already seen the Backdrop and the DIY Marquee Letters in the last posts, so now I am going to first show you the table setting. I used the Draw and Cut feature for all these projects and it was so easy. For this project I used the Chalkboard Vinyl and the silver marker that comes standard with your machine. I used several circle shapes and found different utensil shapes in Design Space and placed them on either side of the ‘plate’. I made sure that I highlighted the lines that I wanted to be drawn as drawing lines and made sure they were all the same color. If you wanted to make them different colors to change it up, you can do that. Your Cricut Explore will stop between each draw and you can reload your marker. I also made sure that the shape I wanted cut was marked as a cutting line.

Easy Wedding Table Setting with your Cricut Explore on seelindsay.comThat was it! I stuck it to the glass that protects the wood on my table and when I was done, I peeled it right up. So easy!

 

 

Easy Wedding Table Setting created with a Cricut Explore on seelindsay.com

 

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Easy Wedding Favors with your Cricut Explore on seelindsay.com

The next project I took on were the super simple favor boxes. It was the same concept with the vinyl. Make sure your cut lines are set to cut and writing lines set to draw. I used the Don Juan font on all the projects here. I love the informal look of it all but it doesn’t look inexpensive.

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For the tying, I wound the twine ribbon around the bottom of the box and then looped it back around and tied it in a bow. Pictures explain it so much better than I can! Also, the joys of being a blogger is that you get to work into the night and have the worst lighting ever for pictures!

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Easy Wedding Menu created with the Cricut Explore on seelindsay.com

And last, but definitely not least was the menu. I tried two, one on the black and one on the pink vellum. Vellum was a quick no. First, I didn’t think it sounded good, second was that the green was too strong and I realized quickly that even though the back side of the paper had green in it, I didn’t want to use that side of the paper. It would have made this wedding too cutesy for me. On other occasions, I totally dig those polka dots!

Easy Wedding Menu created with the Cricut Explore on seelindsay.com

Again, same concept with the draw and cut and then glue it on to your background. For the styling, I just added it to one of these frogs that are so popular in scrapbooking now.

Easy Wedding Menu created with the Cricut Explore on seelindsay.com

I used a lot of dollar store items here. There are the candles and the candle sticks that are just painted black with Rustoleum’s flat black along with the frogs. You can really use a lot of inexpensive things and make them look fabulous if you use your imagination and a little creativity. A great person at this is Margie Romney-Aslett, she can take a dollar store item and make it look like a boutique item with a little imagination. She’s fab!

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DIY Marquee Letters with your Cricut Explore

September 17, 2014

Create these DIY Marquee Letters using your Cricut Explore and some chipboard. Perfect for a wedding or even home decor.
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I had so much fun making these DIY Marquee Letters and who knew they’d be quick and easy. The only thing I recommend is strong paper like chipboard and battery-powered lights rather than string lights, that’s it. I love easy projects and even though these were quick for me, I did have a failed attempt my first round.

Supplies –

Custom Marquee Letters with your Cricut Explore on seelindsay.comThe first round, I thought I wanted to use foam core. I made the stencils just using standard paper and cut the foam core with a xacto knife and cut some poster board 4″x24″. The foam core was my worst enemy. My blade must not have been sharp enough and plus this is a Cricut Design Star Challenge! Duh, if you can’t actually cut it in the machine…don’t use it, Lindsay! So I scrapped it once it was done. Plus I didn’t like the measurements I had anyways so it was a win-win.DIY Marquee Letters with your Cricut Explore on seelindsay.comI used the Don Juan Cricut font in the Design Space and then I placed x’s in the Disco font and as I selected all shapes I pressed the Attach button in the Layers tab. It set everything to a cut setting and I cut away. I then created a shape where it was a rectangle with 1/2″ tabs to fold over. I should have made a score line in Design Space, however, I do like to use it outside of my machine as well and I used my fabric ruler and scored right on the edge where I wanted to fold.Custom Marquee Letter with your Cricut Explore on seelindsay.comWhen they were finished I placed my fold against the end of the letter and some hot glue and just began folding. When it was time for the creases, I knew a little bit beforehand so I would mark them and score them before it got too close to where they were glued down. I started on the corner and then placed a light bead of hot glue to make a straight seam.Custom Marquee Letters with your Cricut Explore on seelindsay.comFor the lights, I found these at Michaels. I know they sell actual small globe lights but for now, I could only find those in orange so I opted for these that I could find in white. Just take off the bulb and press it through the top and connect it to the bottom. I did glue the battery pack onto the back of these, think about how you want them to either stand or hang when you do this.
Wedding backdrop and decor using your Cricut Explore on Frenchiewraps.com

Again, I was so impressed with how the Cricut Explore cut the chipboard. I would have never attempted this with my Silhouette and then to do intricate cuts was a whole other thing. I’m really impressed by how easy it is becoming to me. It was a learning curve but I think I’ve got this.

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On the Table and Dreaming

September 15, 2014

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Cricut Design Space StarTeam 16 is back with our September theme for Cricut’s Design Space Challenge! We’re so excited about this month’s cause we had creative freedom. We decided to do tabletop decor and use any use any celebration we wanted. Myself, I chose to do wedding decor. I wanted to show some different variations on what you can offer to guests from backdrop decor, centerpieces, cake table, menu offerings and actual placemat settings. Be ready for lots of posts this week! Today, I’m going to share with you my backdrop.

Wedding backdrop and decor using your Cricut Explore on Frenchiewraps.com

I originally had this hanging clear on my window but for the life of me could not get a great photo of all the chipboard and pinks. I used a fabulous line designed by The Project Girl for My Minds Eye called Market Street. It has subtle pinks, golds and blacks but also it can be kicked up a notch and use the teal, navy and corals in it as well. I love this line and it’ll be a go to for a long time! For the larger polka dot vellum looking paper and the lacy feathers, it is Hazel and Ruby’s new line of Tissue Rolls and Wrap It Up Papers. They are killer and just put your Cricut Explore on the paper setting and it’ll cut like a dream. It is so delicate, just like actual tissue paper, it just added the right touch to the dream catcher.

DIY Dreamcatcher with a Cricut Explore on Frenchiewraps.com I’ll walk you through the DIY Dreamcatcher first! For the center, I used standard chipboard. You’ll want to choose your design in Cricut Design Space, I needed something that was going to have points where I could interweave the ribbon and connect it to the embroidery hoop. I searched for Doily in the Design Space and this Tatting Doily was the perfect design. My hoop was 8″ so I set the dimensions as that and cut. I places my cut settings on the Custom to the Smart Set Dial and then set it to Chipboard when it came up to set my settings before I actual pressed cut. I was so amazed at the detail. It gave each cut three rounds, I had it on the .7mm but I could have had it at the .5mm and it would have done it twice and that would have been fine too.

DIY Dreamcatcher with a Cricut Explore on Frenchiewraps.com

 

DIY Dreamcatcher on a Cricut Explore on Frenchiewraps.comI then wrapped the outside of the embroidery hoop and the doily with some pink twine. You can see in the picture below how I did that. Then I placed another piece of the twine inside and around the hoop, I then placed some ribbon on the inside of those and tied it around to add some depth on the sides. I then attached the feathers that I had cut out of the Hazel and Ruby Tissue Roll and attached it with some Elmers glue. For those I pasted Mod Podge on the tops and placed glitter on the top.

DIY Dreamcatcher with a Cricut Explore on Frenchiewraps.com

 

DIY Dreamcatcher with a Cricut Explore on Frenchiewraps.com

I did decide later on to add more ribbon and then some button/bead embellishments. It was a breeze. I just did the exact same thing. This is super fancy and any little girl would love this. You can make it as girly or boyish as you want. I think an Aztec style would be awesome. This for sure is going to be something that I copy later on and do different renditions on.

DIY Dreamcatcher with a Cricut Explore on Frenchiewraps.com

Rosette Wedding Backdrop with a Cricut Explore on Frenchiewraps.com

The next thing I created on the Cricut Explore are these fabulous rosettes available in the Design Studio. These were just about as easy as you can get. You’ll want to decide how wide you want to rosettes. You’ll go to the measurements pad in the edit box and with the lock ON, you’ll put that number in DIVIDED by half. If I wanted an 8″ rosette, I would put the number 4″ in the width field of the measurements of my edit box. You will need four cuts each to complete one full circle rosette. It’ll have a score line and a cut line. Make sure you have the scoring tool because it is a huge help. You’ll definetly want this one!

DIY Rosettes on a Cricut Explore on Frenchiewraps.comDIY Rosettes with a Cricut Explore on Frenchiewraps.comUse some sturdy double tape, American Crafts makes an excellent one. Make them into a complete circle and then you’ll basically push down in the middle to make the rosette bow out. You’ll apply hot glue to the back then turn it over and place a small amount in the middle. Also, have your centers ready to be able to place those over the tops of the fronts. I added some junque that I had collected over the last little while and I love the depth and classiness it adds. Go through some old jewelry, go to the dollar store and buy some cheap pearls. I love to go to JoAnns and go through their trims section and see what they have to offer. They have some really unusual things that you can use your imagination and have at it!

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For the stick, I had a fun meeting up in Ogden for a craft night and we painted sticks and did a bunch of other crafts. Mine was painted in simple $1 paints of white and gold, it was so easy and I’ve been looking for the right thing to use it for and now I did!

DIY Pinwheels with a Cricut Explore on Frenchiewraps.com

For this round of Cricut Design Space, I was so impressed with my team. These ladies can do it all. We have a lot of fun seeing what we all can come up with and with seeing what we did last month, I can’t wait to show you what we’ve got for the next two months!

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2-Stay and Co.

3-Kristi Murphy

4- Beauty Babbler

5- Two Thirty Five Designs

6- A Ruffled Life

7- Frenchie Wraps

8-Girl Inspired

9- Sweet C’s Designs

10-The Life of the Wife

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Disclosure  |  I am a member of the Cricut Blogger Network.  I may receive prizes in exchange for my winning projects.  Even though I am not being directly compensated for these posts, I am under consideration for a prize with Cricut Design Space Star. All opinions are 100% my own. This post does contain affiliate links.