Category Archives: Holidays

Easter - Movie Crafts

Harry Potter Easter Eggs with Paper House Productions

April 16, 2019

Easter is right around the corner. Create your very own Harry Potter Easter eggs to add some magic to your holiday.

Harry Potter Easter Eggs

If you’ve been a reader of the blog then you’ll know that I love the Harry Potter series and that I love scrapbooking supplies. What better way to intermingle the two things I love and create a stellar project with just some Harry Potter Washi Tape and some wooden Easter Eggs. These Harry Potter Easter Eggs are perfect decor because they don’t spoil!

Harry Potter Easter Egg Craft

When I was told that I would be on the Harry Potter Design Team with Paper House Productions, I was extremely excited. I love seeing where this little blog takes me and it also gives me an opportunity to share with you the products that I love.

This Harry Potter scrapbook line is perfect for any wizard scrapbook layout or a simple enough Easter craft using some wooden eggs I got in the Target Dollar Spot. Read on to see how easy these were to make.

Harry Potter Easter Eggs

Time needed: 2 minutes.

Harry Potter Easter Egg Craft

  1. Wrap your Wooden Eggs in Washi Tape

    Start with a clean wooden egg and start your tape at the base and wrap around to cover the entirety of the egg.

Use the smaller, thinner Harry Potter Washi Tape rather than the wider tape. The thinner one allows more of a snug adherence and the edges won’t lift like they do in the image below.

Supplies for your Harry Potter Holiday Craft

So tell me, what would you make using your Harry Potter Washi Tape? Would you make Easter eggs just as I did? See you guys next month with another Paper House Productions Harry Potter project.

Check out all the other Paper House Productions Design Team projects here.

Cricut Crafts - Easter

Easy DIY Toddler Easter Shirt and 15+ More FREE SVG Files

March 5, 2019

Spring is not complete without a DIY Toddler Easter Shirt for the cute babes in your life. Check out the FREE Easter SVG file and grab 15 more from our monthly free SVG blog hop.
Create your own Easter Chick Magnet Toddle shirt with this free Easter SVG file. Get 15 more free Easter SVG files available for personal use. #totallyfreeavg #eastersvg #toddlereastershirt #eastershirt #toddlershirt #freesvg

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These monthly free SVG files myself and other bloggers have offered have been a huge hit with all of our readers. We’ve created everything from Christmas mugs, Valentine t-shirts, and cute tote bags all with our free SVG files.

Supplies for your Toddler Easter Shirt

Create your own Easter Chick Magnet Toddle shirt with this free Easter SVG file. Get 15 more free Easter SVG files available for personal use. #totallyfreeavg #eastersvg #toddlereastershirt #eastershirt #toddlershirt #freesvg


Using HTV on a shirt is very easy. After you have uploaded your SVG file into Design Space or you’ve uploaded the SVG file into the Silhouette software, you want to mirror your image before you cut.

Lay your HTV on the mat shiny side down. This carrier sheet will hold your entire image together for you. After you’ve cut, remove any unwanted HTV from the carrier sheet.

Prepare your toddler t-shirt for the HTV by preheating your fabric. This will remove the moisture from your fabric and allow the HTV to stick better and not lift.

Using a folded towel on a sturdy surface is perfect for pressing the HTV to your shirt. Do not use an ironing board. It is too bendy in the middle (that’s a term) and it doesn’t allow even heat to be distributed.

Create your own Easter Chick Magnet Toddle shirt with this free Easter SVG file. Get 15 more free Easter SVG files available for personal use. #totallyfreeavg #eastersvg #toddlereastershirt #eastershirt #toddlershirt #freesvg

Follow manufacturers instructions on the heat settings so that you can be sure to get the right seal of the HTV.

That’s it! Grab the 16 FREE SVG files below from each blogger. These are available for personal use only.

Create your own Easter Chick Magnet Toddle shirt with this free Easter SVG file. Get 15 more free Easter SVG files available for personal use. #totallyfreeavg #eastersvg #toddlereastershirt #eastershirt #toddlershirt #freesvg

Cricut Crafts - Mother's and Father's Day

Mothers Day Shadow Box using your Cricut + a Cricut Giveaway!

February 26, 2019

Create the ultimate Mothers Day Shadow Box without much effort at all by you. Let your Cricut do all the work and learn how you and your mom could win your very own Cricut Explore Air 2!Create the perfect Mothers Day gift for that special Grandma in your life. Learn how easy it is to make a Mother's Day Shadow Box using your Cricut and some rose gold vinyl. Win a Cricut for you and your mom and start creating Cricut crafts ASAP! #cricut #cricutmade #mothersdaygift #mothersday #shadowbox #cricutshadowbox #grandmothergift

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Making Mothers Day Gifts are always a fun thing to do but it can be hard to come up with ideas. I love that I can open up Cricut Design Space and I’ve got all the inspiration right there! Creating a Mothers Day Shadow Box can be as personalized as you want. Add some paper flowers to the backdrop or just some beautiful scrapbook paper.

My kids call my mom Nani and so when I saw this one shape that said MOM, I just used my contour tool and clicked on that word to remove it. I added in Nani using the Felix font in Cricut Design Space. I used some brushed metal vinyl and cut it on the Adhesive Foil setting and had it pass two times. It gave the perfect kiss cut to the vinyl and made it a dream to weed.Create the perfect Mothers Day gift for that special Grandma in your life. Learn how easy it is to make a Mother's Day Shadow Box using your Cricut and some rose gold vinyl. Win a Cricut for you and your mom and start creating Cricut crafts ASAP! #cricut #cricutmade #mothersdaygift #howtoweedvinyl #mothersday #shadowbox #cricutshadowbox #grandmothergift

Weed your image and then apply some transfer tape over your vinyl design. Use your scraper tool to give it a gentle rub and then remove the white backing off of the vinyl.Create the perfect Mothers Day gift for that special Grandma in your life. Learn how easy it is to make a Mother's Day Shadow Box using your Cricut and some rose gold vinyl. Win a Cricut for you and your mom and start creating Cricut crafts ASAP! #cricut #cricutmade #mothersdaygift #transferpaper #vinyltransfer #mothersday #shadowbox #cricutshadowbox #grandmothergift Next, lay it on the glass and then use your scraper again to gently rub the metal vinyl on the glass. Gently pull off the transfer tape and then remove the back off of the frame so you can add your background.Create the perfect Mothers Day gift for that special Grandma in your life. Learn how easy it is to make a Mother's Day Shadow Box using your Cricut and some rose gold vinyl. Apply vinyl to glassI used this Natalie Malan scrapbook paper available at JoAnn and it’s insanely beautiful. She makes the most perfect compositions and the colors are always on point. I used her fabric from Coats to make these cute American Girl jumpsuits and I love the detail.

Cut the scrapbook page to be 9×9″ so that it would fit perfectly in the shadow boxes available at Michaels Stores. I realize this a busy pattern and so it can be hard to see if it’s not in the right light but the pinks go so well with the rose gold vinyl. In person, you can see the shimmer of the metal vinyl and then the softness of the watercolor flowers and birds.Create the perfect Mothers Day gift for that special Grandma in your life. Learn how easy it is to make a Mother's Day Shadow Box using your Cricut and some rose gold vinyl. Win a Cricut for you and your mom and start creating Cricut crafts ASAP! #cricut #cricutmade #mothersdaygift #mothersday #shadowbox #cricutshadowbox #grandmothergift

Supplies for your Mothers Day Shadow Box

Create the perfect Mothers Day gift for that special Grandma in your life. Learn how easy it is to make a Mother's Day Shadow Box using your Cricut and some rose gold vinyl. Win a Cricut for you and your mom and start creating Cricut crafts ASAP! #cricut #cricutmade #mothersdaygift #mothersday #shadowbox #cricutshadowbox #grandmothergift

That’s it! It’s so easy to make a shadowbox using your Cricut. You can always use a solid color of scrapbook paper and then add paper flowers on top for more details but the design in the paper was enough for me. Go crazy and have a blast using your Cricut making Mothers Day Gifts.

Cricut Ideas for Mothers Day
Create the perfect Mothers Day gift for that special Grandma in your life. Learn how easy it is to make a Mother's Day Shadow Box using your Cricut and some rose gold vinyl. Win a Cricut for you and your mom and start creating Cricut crafts ASAP! #cricut #cricutmade #mothersdaygift #mothersday #shadowbox #cricutshadowbox #grandmothergift

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Holidays

Dr. Seuss Party Invitation with Silhouette and Xyron

February 25, 2019

Make your Dr. Seuss party the best in all the town with these Dr. Seuss party invitations that can be made with your electronic cutter and your Xyron adhesive.Celebrate Dr. Suess' birthday by making your own Dr. Seuss Invitaion and passing it off to those lucky guests. Give this card as a sentiment for a graduate or just to display the cute little fishbowl card. #drseuss #cricut #silhouettecameo #drseussbirthday #drseuss #partyinvitation

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Dr. Seuss’ birthday is celebrated in American schools during February. My kids are having a Snacks With Seuss breakfast celebration and they’re dressing up all week almost like Red Ribbon Week. I wanted to make some Dr. Seuss party invitations to commemorate a wonderful author and one that had a unique art style.

I love Dr. Seuss’ art because he didn’t care if it looked perfect. Everyone had their own uniqueness and quirks and I think that is true in real life. If you use a Cricut for this card, you can download the SVG file available in the Silhouette Online Store for an extra $.50. I love Silhouette’s shapes and so this is a win-win for Cricut users.Celebrate Dr. Suess' birthday by making your own Dr. Seuss Invitaion and passing it off to those lucky guests. Give this card as a sentiment for a graduate or just to display the cute little fishbowl card. #drseuss #cricut #silhouettecameo #drseussbirthday #drseuss #partyinvitation #xyron

Supplies for your Dr. Seuss Card

How do I turn my Silhouette shape into a card?

You’re going to first have the fishbowl shape and you’re going to want to duplicate it. Take your shape and use the replicating tool in your Silhouette software and mirror the shape to the right. Nudge the shape over about .10″ and then weld the shapes together.

To add a score line on your card, draw a line down the center of the two shapes and then change the line style to be perforated. Attach the fishbowl shape and your score line together before you cut your card.

If you’re making a score line in Cricut Design Space, you’ll just create a single line and then choose to have it as a scoring line rather than a cut line. Again, attach the scoreline and then fishbowl shape together before you cut your card.Celebrate Dr. Suess' birthday by making your own Dr. Seuss Invitaion and passing it off to those lucky guests. Give this card as a sentiment for a graduate or just to display the cute little fishbowl card. #drseuss #cricut #silhouettecameo #drseussbirthday #drseuss #partyinvitation #ohtheplacesyoullgo After you’ve cut out all your shapes, you’re going to want to run all your small shapes through a Xyron Sticker Maker. You can use the 3″ Disposable Sticker Maker for all the tiny shapes and you’re not going to have your fingers all up in the adhesive. Or if you have the 1″ sticker maker, all you have to do is drop and then pull and your shapes will become a sticker. Celebrate Dr. Suess' birthday by making your own Dr. Seuss Invitaion and passing it off to those lucky guests. Give this card as a sentiment for a graduate or just to display the cute little fishbowl card. #drseuss #cricut #silhouettecameo #drseussbirthday #drseuss #partyinvitation #xyronstickermaker

If you want to have your Silhouette or Cricut write the words for you, you can skip all the tiny letters in the sticker maker.Celebrate Dr. Suess' birthday by making your own Dr. Seuss Invitaion and passing it off to those lucky guests. Give this card as a sentiment for a graduate or just to display the cute little fishbowl card. #drseuss #cricut #silhouettecameo #drseussbirthday #drseuss #partyinvitation #diyparty

If you want to learn how to write with your Cricut, check out this post here.

St. Patrick's Day

Custom St Patricks Day Napkins using HTV

February 19, 2019

I love using HTV on napkins. They can be fabric or paper napkins and the HTV holds up so well to all the rough wear and tear of meals. Make custom St Patricks Day napkins to make your tablescape pop. Make your own custom napkins using your Silhouette Cameo and some HTV. Turn ordinary napkins into a stunning focal point of your table setting. #silhouettecameo #silhouetteamerica #cricuteasypress #htv #ironon #cricut #stpatricksdaycraft #stpatricksdaytable #stpatricksdayparty

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I learned a trick from my friend Charynn of Pineapple Paper Company. If you can’t find any napkins that match your decor, make them! These custom St Patricks Day napkins were a breeze to make using some Iron On Vinyl and my Silhouette Cameo. Make your own custom napkins using your Silhouette Cameo and some HTV. Turn ordinary napkins into a stunning focal point of your table setting. #silhouettecameo #silhouetteamerica #cricuteasypress #htv #ironon #cricut #stpatricksdaycraft #stpatricksdaytable #stpatricksdayparty

Supplies for your custom St Patricks Day napkins –

I have used Iron On Vinyl on everything from cardstock to girly paper napkins. It can be used for so much more than just fabric. I’ve used HTV on glassware and I’m definitely not done experimenting with it yet.

If you want a more formal looking tablescape, use some HTV on plain fabric napkins and they can be used year after year. I love this kind of speckled holographic vinyl for these St Patricks Day napkins because it looks like a bunch of gold coins piled together. Use any HTV you have on hand or grab some of this cause it’s perfect!

Make your own custom napkins using your Silhouette Cameo and some HTV. Turn ordinary napkins into a stunning focal point of your table setting. #silhouettecameo #silhouetteamerica #cricuteasypress #htv #ironon #cricut #stpatricksdaycraft #stpatricksdaytable #stpatricksdaypartyI cut this on my new Silhouette Cameo and it was fun using one again after only having a Cricut for a few years. Truth be told, I still like the way my Cricut cuts better but it is nice to have both for comparisons for all of you.

Just cut out the shape and have it mirrored before you cut. I used the Heat Transfer Vinyl, Foil setting and took the blade up to a 4 to cut it smoothly. It was only one pass and weeding it was really easy.

Press using a steamless iron or a Cricut EasyPress. I use it on the lowest heat setting and press firmly for 10 seconds at a time. Turn it over and get a good press for about 5-10 seconds and then remove the carrier sheet. Make your own custom napkins using your Silhouette Cameo and some HTV. Turn ordinary napkins into a stunning focal point of your table setting. #silhouettecameo #silhouetteamerica #cricuteasypress #htv #ironon #cricut #stpatricksdaycraft #stpatricksdaytable #stpatricksdayparty

That’s it. These St Patricks Day napkins are perfect for a lucky table setting and lucky friends and family.

St. Patrick's Day

Lucky Periodic Table St Patricks Day Shirt + FREE SVG Files

February 5, 2019

Making this easy DIY St Patricks Day Shirt is so easy and can be completed in minutes by using your Silhouette or Cricut machines. Grab the free St Patricks Day SVG files below to make your own today.
Making this easy DIY St Patricks Day Shirt is so easy and can be completed in minutes by using your Silhouette or Cricut machines. Grab the free St Patricks Day SVG files below to make your own today. #totallyfreeSVG #stpatricksdayshirt #stpatricksdaysvg #luckySVG #cricut #silhouette #heattransfervinyl

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I’ve been enjoying making these free SVG files for you each month and so now we continue the tradition by making St Patricks Day SVF files for you to use. Please remember that these are personal use only files.

Supplies for your homemade St Patricks Day Shirt

I love all these talented women and I’m so glad that we come together once a month to offer you guys these free SVG files. I’ve made cups, I’ve made t-shirts, I’ve made costumes, I’ve made a lot of things with SVG files and they’re really fun to experiment with.

How do I upload an SVG file to my computer?

Uploading the SVG file to your computer is really easy. You’re going to want to click on the link above and then you’ll save the SVG file to your computer. Pay attention to where that file has saved. I like to save mine always to my desktop so that I know where I can easily find them. I move them to other folders after I’ve uploaded it into my Cricut or Silhouette software.

If you use an Apple system, your file will automatically unzip when you double-click on the folder. If you have a PC, you’re going to want to find a program that helps you unzip the file. You cannot upload zip folders into the Silhouette or Cricut software.

If you have a Cricut, follow these easy steps that Hey, Let’s Make Stuff shows or if you have a Silhouette, Persia Lou has a great tutorial.

Making this easy DIY St Patricks Day Shirt is so easy and can be completed in minutes by using your Silhouette or Cricut machines. Grab the free St Patricks Day SVG files below to make your own today. #totallyfreeSVG #stpatricksdayshirt #stpatricksdaysvg #luckySVG #cricut #silhouette #heattransfervinyl

To learn how easy it is to apply HTV using an Iron, click here.

To learn how easy it is to apply HTV using the Cricut EasyPress, click here.

To learn how easy it is to apply HTV using a Heat Press, click here.

 

Making this easy DIY St Patricks Day Shirt is so easy and can be completed in minutes by using your Silhouette or Cricut machines. Grab the free St Patricks Day SVG files below to make your own today. #totallyfreeSVG #stpatricksdayshirt #stpatricksdaysvg #luckySVG #cricut #silhouette #heattransfervinyl

Holidays

National Send a Friend a Card Day Craft with a FREE Printable

February 1, 2019

I miss my friends all the time so what better way to celebrate Send a Friend a Card Day than with a free printable greeting card for your besties.

best friend card printable
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I have three BFF’s. My sister in Arizona, my friend Ree 20 minutes away, and my friend Meg who lives in California. Whether they’re near or far, I need to send more correspondence than just a text every once in a while.

national send a friend a card day printable

National Send a Friend a Card Day is real. what?! It makes sense a bit to me because what better way than an obscure holiday to remind you that you need to stay in touch. These free printable greeting cards are perfect. 

supplies for your printable best friend card

  • Free We’re Better Together Card (Below)
  • Printer
  • Paper Trimmer or Scissors
  • Envelope

Super easy best friend printable card. Print the PDF file on a printer of your own or send it to Kinkos or another copy shop.

national send a card to a friend day

Trim the card to be 10”x7” and then fold in half. Write your cute little sentiment on the inside. Grab an envelope that will fit this 5×7” greeting card. And now send it on its way. 

So, how are you going to be spending Send a Friend a Card Day from now on?

Cricut Crafts - Holidays

DIY Jedi Shirt with FREE SVG File – May the 4th Be With You

January 31, 2019

May the 4th Be With You! Who else loves Star Wars and wants this free Jedi SVG file? Scroll below to find out how I made my own Star Wars t-shirt using my Cricut or you can use a Silhouette.

diy jedi shirt free svg
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May the Fourth is a popular obscure holiday to Star Wars fans so I created this modern Star Wars SVG file to make you a DIY Jedi shirt.

Celebrate May the Fourth by making your own DIY Jedi Shirt. Grab the FREE Star Wars SVG File and make one for yourself or for that nerd in your life. #starwars #starwarsshirt #diyjedishirt #freestarwarssvg #maythefourthshirt #maythefourth

I love the straight lines of this design and the fact that I can take this image and really do anything. It doesn’t need to be a shirt. I can make a Reverse Canvas, make my own Doormat, or even make some DIY tattoos with it!

My brother is a huge Star Wars fan and so this DIY Star Wars shirt is cool enough for him to wear or even my 13-year-old son to wear.

Supplies for your homemade Star Wars Shirt

  • Cricut or Silhouette
  • Iron, EasyPress, or Heat Press
  • Black Iron-On (HTV)
  • T-shirt
Celebrate May the Fourth by making your own DIY Jedi Shirt. Grab the FREE Star Wars SVG File and make one for yourself or for that nerd in your life. #starwars #starwarsshirt #diyjedishirt #freestarwarssvg #maythefourthshirt #maythefourth

Upload your SVG file into your cutting software. I’ve included both SVG and PNG formats of the files so you can trace it or upload it as an image, just whatever method you’re most comfortable using.

Mirror your image and cut and then weed away anything you don’t want on the shirt off of the carrier sheet.

Press your image according to package directions. For Siser EasyWeed or Cricut Everyday Iron-On, I use a temperature of 315 for 25-30 seconds.

Celebrate May the Fourth by making your own DIY Jedi Shirt. Grab the FREE Star Wars SVG File and make one for yourself or for that nerd in your life. #starwars #starwarsshirt #diyjedishirt #freestarwarssvg #maythefourthshirt #maythefourth

Remove the carrier sheet while your image is still warm, turn it over and then press again for an additional 15 seconds. 

This Star Wars shirt is perfect for the May the Fourth holiday and can clearly be work year-round.