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Cricut - Fourth of July

Patriotic Wood Plank Sign using your Cricut Maker Knife Blade

June 10, 2018

Creating this Patriotic Wood Plank Sign couldn’t be easier when you use your Cricut. Use the Cricut Knife Blade to cut thick chipboard and then adhere it to your store-bought wood plank sign. Create this easy Cricut Patriotic Sign perfect for Fourth of July. So easy to make using the Cricut Maker and Knife Blade. #CricutMadeThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

I use my Cricut to make the most awesome patriotic crafts. I created this wood plank sign using my Cricut Maker and Knife Blade to get this sign to look the way it does and I love it.

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Create this easy Cricut Patriotic Sign perfect for Fourth of July. So easy to make using the Cricut Maker and Knife Blade. #CricutMadeUse your Cricut Knife Blade to cut the stars. Each shape took around 20 passes of the knife blade to ensure that it cut through the entire shape. Then use that same Cricut Design Space file to cut your paper stars to go on top of your Cricut chipboard stars.Create this easy Cricut Patriotic Sign perfect for Fourth of July. So easy to make using the Cricut Maker and Knife Blade. #CricutMadeWhen using adhesive with the Cricut Chipboard, do not mix a wet adhesive with a dry adhesive. So I shouldn’t run the cardstock through my Xyron and then paint Mod Podge on top. I need to decide ahead of time what adhesive I’m going to use. Since the white craft paint has a metallic sheen to it, I’m going to just use some Mod Podge for the Cricut patriotic sign. Create this easy Cricut Patriotic Sign perfect for Fourth of July. So easy to make using the Cricut Maker and Knife Blade. #CricutMadeJust paint the chipboard with Mod Podge and then lay the paper stars on the corresponding Cricut Chipboard stars. Next, use some more Mod Podge to layer your Cricut patriotic stars on top of each other.

I’m going to use some E6000 to adhere the star to the wood plank sign. This will make sure that my Cricut patriotic sign will last a long time.

You can only use the Cricut Knife Blade with the Cricut Maker. The Cricut Explore models do not have the force ability to use the Cricut Knife Blade. For all your Knife Blade questions, see this post here. Be sure to use a Strong Grip Mat and some masking tape for the edges.Create this easy Cricut Patriotic Sign perfect for Fourth of July. So easy to make using the Cricut Maker and Knife Blade. #CricutMade

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Cricut - Fourth of July - Holidays

Patriotic Craft with Easy Paper Rosettes

May 23, 2018

This patriotic craft is so fun for Memorial Day or Fourth of July. The easiest way to make paper rosettes and use Xyron adhesive to ensure a hold that’ll last all summer. Create this patriotic craft making easy paper rosettes using your Cricut and Xyron Adhesive. The perfect summer patriotic craft. #Cricut #FourthOfJuly #Patriotic #Craft #CricutMade #XyronThis post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commision at no extra cost to you.

These patriotic paper rosettes are perfect for Memorial Day or Fourth of July. It’s a fun twist to standard patriotic craft or Fourth of July craft.

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So begin by cutting your paper rosette shape. Now you’ll have 3 white rectangles, 3 blue rectangles, 1 circle and 1 cut-out circle. Run your blue rectangle and the cut-out circle through your Xyron Creative Station.Create this patriotic craft making easy paper rosettes using your Cricut and Xyron Adhesive. The perfect summer patriotic craft. #Cricut #FourthOfJuly #Patriotic #Craft #CricutMade #Xyron Now lay the blue rectangle over the white rectangle and the red cut-out circle on the larger white circle.Create this patriotic craft making easy paper rosettes using your Cricut and Xyron Adhesive. The perfect summer patriotic craft. #Cricut #FourthOfJuly #Patriotic #Craft #CricutMade #Xyron Use the score lines that are on the rectangles and fold them accordion style.Create this patriotic craft making easy paper rosettes using your Cricut and Xyron Adhesive. The perfect summer patriotic craft. #Cricut #FourthOfJuly #Patriotic #Craft #CricutMade #Xyron Do that to all three fans and then we’ll use our Xyron Mega Runner and run a line of adhesive on the white side of the end of the rectangle and then lay it over a piece of the blue fan.Create this patriotic craft making easy paper rosettes using your Cricut and Xyron Adhesive. The perfect summer patriotic craft. #Cricut #FourthOfJuly #Patriotic #Craft #CricutMade #XyronCreate this patriotic craft making easy paper rosettes using your Cricut and Xyron Adhesive. The perfect summer patriotic craft. #Cricut #FourthOfJuly #Patriotic #Craft #CricutMade #XyronCreate this patriotic craft making easy paper rosettes using your Cricut and Xyron Adhesive. The perfect summer patriotic craft. #Cricut #FourthOfJuly #Patriotic #Craft #CricutMade #Xyron Next, place your adhered fan on to a flat surface. Just press down in the middle and the fan will start folding in.Create this patriotic craft making easy paper rosettes using your Cricut and Xyron Adhesive. The perfect summer patriotic craft. #Cricut #FourthOfJuly #Patriotic #Craft #CricutMade #Xyron Create this patriotic craft making easy paper rosettes using your Cricut and Xyron Adhesive. The perfect summer patriotic craft. #Cricut #FourthOfJuly #Patriotic #Craft #CricutMade #XyronNow I use some hot glue to hold that small circle together but you can choose what works best for you. Now you’ll place the eagle cut-out circle over the middle. So easy and such a quick patriotic Fourth of July craft.Create this patriotic craft making easy paper rosettes using your Cricut and Xyron Adhesive. The perfect summer patriotic craft. #Cricut #FourthOfJuly #Patriotic #Craft #CricutMade #Xyron These paper rosettes that I made with my Cricut go perfectly with these Fourth of July party poppers and the super cute patriotic coozies.

Cricut - Mother's and Father's Day - Scrapbooking

Mothers Day Gift Card Holder with American Crafts and Xyron

May 9, 2018

Are you wondering what the perfect Mother’s Day gift is? Check out this gift card holder I created using my Cricut, American Crafts Cardstock and my Xyron Creative Station.Make this easy Mothers Day Card using your Cricut, Xyron Creative Station and American Crafts cardstock. #mothersday #card #scrapbooking #cricut This post contains affiliate links. At no extra cost to you, I receive a small commision. Thank you for your support.

I still don’t know what to get my mom or what to even tell my husband to get me for Mother’s Day. A gift card is a great idea because it gives moms a chance to go out, alone, and buy something for themselves that they normally wouldn’t. Make this gift card holder to make the gift card a little more personalized.

You can’t just give a gift card in an envelope, at least I can’t. I have to make a cute gift card holder made out of cardstock and cut with my Cricut.

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Make this easy Mothers Day Card using your Cricut, Xyron Creative Station and American Crafts cardstock. #mothersday #card #scrapbooking #cricutBegin by cutting out your Cricut card with the Design Space file above. It’s all sized for you, you just need the American Crafts cardstock to go along with it. This amazing cardstock is by Jen Hadfield of Tatertots & Jello. She is amazing and has done awesome things in her career and her diving into the scrapbooking world is something I’ve loved watching.Make this easy Mothers Day Card using your Cricut, Xyron Creative Station and American Crafts cardstock. #mothersday #card #scrapbooking #cricut After you’ve cut all your pieces, it’s time to assemble. Use the gated images and the buckles and then run those through the Xyron Creative Station. Place those over the floral cut pieces.Make this easy Mothers Day Card using your Cricut, Xyron Creative Station and American Crafts cardstock. #mothersday #card #scrapbooking #cricutMake this easy Mothers Day Card using your Cricut, Xyron Creative Station and American Crafts cardstock. #mothersday #card #scrapbooking #cricut Use your Xyron Mega Runner and place adhesive on the back side of the floral cardstock and secure that to the cardstock that has the notches cut in it. Place the buckles over the cut areas but leave the slits exposed so that the buckle straps will slide right in.Make this easy Mothers Day Card using your Cricut, Xyron Creative Station and American Crafts cardstock. #mothersday #card #scrapbooking #cricut You’re going to adhere your gift card holder to the inside of the card. The smaller green piece is where you can glue the gift card or write your Mother’s Day message.Make this easy Mothers Day Card using your Cricut, Xyron Creative Station and American Crafts cardstock. #mothersday #card #scrapbooking #cricut Use the butterfly 3-D stickers on the buckle of the card and add some ephemera to the outside of the envelope. Make this easy Mothers Day Card using your Cricut, Xyron Creative Station and American Crafts cardstock. #mothersday #card #scrapbooking #cricut

Crafting DIY - Cricut - Easter

Carrot Favor Box for Easter with your Cricut and Xyron

March 22, 2018

Create a darling carrot favor box for Easter using your Cricut and some Xyron adhesive.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

I’m so excited! Today is my first post with the Xyron Design Team. I’m going to be sharing two posts a month that is dedicated to them but in reality, most my projects include Xyron adhesive.  Our theme this month is Easter and I loved creating this carrot favor box.

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Begin by downloading the .svg file from Lia Griffith’s site. I have said this many times – her membership is so worth it. I get so many printables, cut files and inspiration from her. After you’ve cut the file, crease it at the score lines.Use your Xyron Mega Runner to apply the adhesive along the small fold and press the box together. Fill it with some goodies and tie with the ribbon. And I don’t know what it is but these egg shaped peanut butter M&M’s are 10x better than the original! I used these Crepe Paper Daisies in the photo too. They are also a file of Lia’s that I downloaded. I used them in a floral crown that I made for my daughter. Check that out here.Easter has never been funner than with this carrot favor box! They’re a new favorite craft of mine. Happy Easter!

Crafting DIY - Cricut - Easter

How to Cut Burlap with your Cricut Maker and Make a Fun Easter Banner

March 21, 2018

Have you ever wondered how to cut burlap with your Cricut Maker? Use the rotary blade for the smoothest cut ever!Learn how to make this fun Easter craft using burlap and your Cricut Maker.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

This month for the Create with Cricut challenge, our material is Burlap. See how easy it is to cut burlap with your Cricut Maker.

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Learn how to make this fun Easter craft using burlap and your Cricut Maker.I found some laminated vinyl at my locals Michaels near their small section of fabric. It came in a roll that is 12″x47″ and is perfect for laying it on my cutting mat. You can absolutely cut non-laminated burlap but I like this because it won’t fray after I cut it.Learn how to make this fun Easter craft using burlap and your Cricut Maker.Cut your pennant shapes out of the vinyl using the rotary blade and your pink fabric mat. I have used my other mats with my rotary blade and I haven’t had any issues. It may dull the rotary blade a little faster but I try to save the fabric mat for items that won’t leave a lot of fuzz behind.Learn how to make this fun Easter craft using burlap and your Cricut Maker.Next cut out your bunnies. You can use different colors of Iron-On Vinyl or just one color. Another fun material would be felt. Just back it with some Heat n’ Bond and use your rotary blade to cut it out as well. Since this design is essential the same, I didn’t worry about mirroring my image. If you do letters or words, be sure to mirror your image. But you do need to make sure that you place the Iron-On right side down on your mat.Learn how to make this fun Easter craft using burlap and your Cricut Maker.Use your EasyPress or your Iron to secure the image onto the burlap. Use it on the foil setting at 385°F for 25-30 seconds. Be sure to warm your burlap before to wick out any moisture that may be there. Moisture and applying vinyl do not go hand-in-hand.Learn how to make this fun Easter craft using burlap and your Cricut Maker.Now just weave your banner through some ribbon and hang. I like to add junque bows in between my letters so that they don’t bunch together and I can control the spacing.

I love this burlap Easter banner and it’s going to go up every year!


Easter - Home DIY

Metallic Clay Pot Crafts with an Easy Arrangement

March 19, 2018

Making clay pot crafts is so easy and inexpensive. Use some metallic paint and create these farmhouse style clay pots filled with an easy arrangement of faux flowers.Create these metallic terracotta pots using clay pots from the craft store and some metallic paint.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Create these metallic terracotta pots using clay pots from the craft store and some metallic paint.Supplies –

Create these metallic terracotta pots using clay pots from the craft store and some metallic paint.Paint your clay pots using two coats of the metallic paint. Allow each coat to dry in between so that you reduce your brush strokes and any paint lifting.

Cut your faux flowers off into individual sprigs. You’ll want to glue the foam ball into the terracotta pot and then begin poking the foam balls with the wired faux flower sprigs.Create these metallic terracotta pots using clay pots from the craft store and some metallic paint.Arrange it to how you like and then display it wherever you desire. I placed mine on this farmhouse style shelf right outside my front door.

Be sure to check out the other clay pot crafts that bloggers did for this months Craft Lightning.

Crafting DIY - Cricut - Easter

Easy Easter Bunny Craft with Cricut

February 21, 2018

Have you ever wondered what materials your Cricut Explore and Cricut Maker can cut? Today I’m going to show you how to create an easy easter bunny craft using a cereal box and your Cricut.Create this easy Easter bunny craft using your Cricut and a cereal box.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.Create this easy Easter bunny craft using your Cricut and a cereal box.

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Create this easy Easter bunny craft using your Cricut and a cereal box.The new Cricut Maker has a setting that you can choose cereal box. It was insanely easy and all you need in addition to the materials that come with your Maker is the Deep Cut Blade. Click on the link to the Design Space file above and it will take you to the file to make this exact bunny and bow. Just size it however you want it.Create this easy Easter bunny craft using your Cricut and a cereal box.Begin by cutting all your materials. For the cereal box, I chose to have it do a double cut just to insure a clean cut. To do this all you have to do is not unload it. Once your image has cut just press the go button again. This will be sure that the lines are cut on the same spot. If you unload it and then try to cut it again, your images will not be cut exactly like before.Create this easy Easter bunny craft using your Cricut and a cereal box.I had some cotton balls on hand and just glued it to the tail area. I did the same with the cardstock bow. I used Cricut Cardstock in Rose and used the fine point blade and did a double cut as well.Create this easy Easter bunny craft using your Cricut and a cereal box.Just place your Easter Bunny craft wherever you want and it’s the perfect addition to your holiday decor. Check out what other bloggers have done using cereal boxes and their Cricut below.


Cricut - St. Patrick's Day

St Patricks Day Dollar Store Craft

February 14, 2018

St Patricks Day is one holiday that doesn’t get a whole lotta love. Create this St Patricks Day dollar store craft using green cups, contact paper and some etching cream. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

This months theme for our Inspire My Creativity is Dollar Store Crafts. Show us what you’ve got at the bottom of this post. For me, I’m going to show you my easy St Patricks Day dollar store craft using just about everything from there.

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Cut your stencils using your electronic cutter. I created a square and then sliced my shamrock image into the middle. If you have Cricut Design Space, the file is available above all sized for your.Clean your glasses with some rubbing alcohol to get it squeaky clean. Peel off your stencil and place it on your glass. Take your foam brush and dip it into your etching cream and paint it on. Don’t be afraid to glop it on. Mine wasn’t so I’ve got spots that aren’t etched. Once you’re done, just rinse it under warm water and peel off your stencil. These are now dishwasher safe so go for it! These are such fun to have at a St Patricks Day table setting and filled with green milk or even some lucky beer!

Now for the link up. Go ahead and visit all of the co-hosts and see what project they did and add your project to the link below.

Cathy  |  A Boy and His Mom
Meg  |  The Kusi Life
Candice  |  She’s Crafty
Jaclyn  |  The Dotted Nest
Victoria  |  Dazzle While Frazzled
Sydney  |  Tastefully Frugal
Lindsay  |  See Lindsay
Julia  |  The Quiet Grove