Category Archives: Scrapbooking

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.

Supplies –

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 - Scrapbooking

The White Rabbit Teacup Favors with Deep Red Stamps & Xyron

April 27, 2018

Create the cutest Teacup Favors using your Cricut and adorning it with Deep Red Stamps.Perfect for an Alice in Wonderland party, hand out these teacup favors with your favorite mix of teas inside. #party #whiterabbit #deepredstamps #xyron #cricutmadeThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Perfect for an Alice in Wonderland party, hand out these teacup favors with your favorite mix of teas inside. #party #whiterabbit #deepredstamps #xyron #cricutmadeI used to have a really large stamping addiction but then they just took too much space and I couldn’t handle the pile-up. I love Deep Red Stamps because they’re compact and you’re able to know exactly what image your mini clear bag is holding. Takes up a quarter of the space that those old wooden stamps did.Perfect for an Alice in Wonderland party, hand out these teacup favors with your favorite mix of teas inside. #party #whiterabbit #deepredstamps #xyron #cricutmade

Supplies

Begin by cutting out your teacup favors with your Cricut. Use your scoring tool and the fine point blade to get the nice precision cut that Cricut always gives. Fold your teacups along the score lines then run the solid cardstock through your Xyron Creative Station. Perfect for an Alice in Wonderland party, hand out these teacup favors with your favorite mix of teas inside. #party #whiterabbit #deepredstamps #xyron #cricutmadeStart assembling the inner and outer cardstocks and then place the solid cardstock on the inside of the cup. Be sure to pay attention to the tabs so that none of them shows. Use some clips to help hold the smaller tabs in place. I just used some liquid adhesive for these small tabs.Run your handles through the Xyron Creative Station and adhere them on to the side of the teacup favors.Perfect for an Alice in Wonderland party, hand out these teacup favors with your favorite mix of teas inside. #party #whiterabbit #deepredstamps #xyron #cricutmadeNow on the kraft paper bags, stamp your White Rabbit stamp in the corner using the black ink pad. Fill your bags with some tea and then fold it over.Perfect for an Alice in Wonderland party, hand out these teacup favors with your favorite mix of teas inside. #party #whiterabbit #deepredstamps #xyron #cricutmadeStamp your Pocket Watch stamp on some white cardstock and fussy cut around it. Fold some ribbon behind it and then use a stapler or a decorative paper clip and adhere it to the top of the kraft paper bag.Perfect for an Alice in Wonderland party, hand out these teacup favors with your favorite mix of teas inside. #party #whiterabbit #deepredstamps #xyron #cricutmadeVoila! You have the cutest teacup favors to hand out to someone special.Perfect for an Alice in Wonderland party, hand out these teacup favors with your favorite mix of teas inside. #party #whiterabbit #deepredstamps #xyron #cricutmade

Birthday Parties - Crafting DIY - Cricut - Party Time - Scrapbooking

Butterfly Party with Tuesday Morning

April 26, 2018

Did you know that Tuesday Morning offers a wide selection of scrapbooking supplies? I love taking everyday things and jazzing them up for the perfect Butterfly Party for spring.DIY Butterfly Party using scrapbook items from Tuesday Morning. #CricutMade #ad #TuesdayMorningThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you to Tuesday Morning for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

I love Tuesday Morning stores. They offer a great selection of name-brand everyday items, quality toys and an amazing scrapbooking selection. When I was there I saw several Cricut’s, We-R Memories Stitch Happy machines and Singer sewing machines. I was most excited to find some Bazzill cardstock that usually retails for $1 a sheet but I got it for $3.99 for 25! I have a lot of cardstock…a lot and I was really excited to add more to my collection.DIY Butterfly Party using scrapbook items from Tuesday Morning. #CricutMade #ad #TuesdayMorning

Supplies –

  • Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker
  • Scrapbook paper in coordinating colors available at Tuesday Morning
  • Adhesive

DIY Butterfly Party using scrapbook items from Tuesday Morning. #CricutMade #ad #TuesdayMorningI love the contrast of the black and white with the colors in the cardstock. These Maggie Holmes papers are some of my favorites. I found a lot of American Crafts brand items at Tuesday Morning. They’re always good quality and it’s even better finding it at a reasonable price.DIY Butterfly Party using scrapbook items from Tuesday Morning. #CricutMade #ad #TuesdayMorningTo create this butterfly party was really easy. I used some shapes in Cricut Design Space and then just assembled them all using some scrapbook adhesive. Just add some candies and ribbons and you’ve tied the entire look of the party together.DIY Butterfly Party using scrapbook items from Tuesday Morning. #CricutMade #ad #TuesdayMorning7Tuesday Morning offers high-quality items at low prices. I love a good find and I love some good scrapbooking materials. I know that this will be my first stop when I’m looking for items from now on. Find your local Tuesday Morning store here.

Crafting DIY - Cricut - Scrapbooking

Gone Fishin’ Banner with Paper House and Xyron

April 12, 2018

I have become a big fan of Paper House Productions and their collections over the last few years. See how I made this wood fishing banner using their Great Outdoors Fishing Paper Crafting Kit and my Xyron Creative Station.Create this masculine Gone Fishing' wood banner using Paper House and Xyron products. #scrapbooking #woodbanner #paperhouse #xyronThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

This masculine wood fishing banner was so easy to make. I found these wooden half circles at a local shop called The Wood Connection. They’re perfect for this fishing scrapbooking paper and embellishments.

Supplies

Begin by tracing your half circles on to your paper. I just used the tip of my scissors and traced the shape then cut it out by hand.Create this masculine Gone Fishing' wood banner using Paper House and Xyron products. #scrapbooking #woodbanner #paperhouse #xyron
Create this masculine Gone Fishing' wood banner using Paper House and Xyron products. #scrapbooking #woodbanner #paperhouse #xyronRun your paper shapes and letters through the Xyron Creative Station and then adhere the shapes to the wood. Trim off any excess paper from the edges and then run a stamp pad along the edges so that they are distressed.Create this masculine Gone Fishing' wood banner using Paper House and Xyron products. #scrapbooking #woodbanner #paperhouse #xyron Create this masculine Gone Fishing' wood banner using Paper House and Xyron products. #scrapbooking #woodbanner #paperhouse #xyronAfter you’ve distressed the edges, go ahead and add some washi tape to one of the wooden circles and adorn it like you’d prefer. Add the ‘fishin’ word on top of the washi tape area. Use your Xyron adhesive eraser to remove any excess adhesive. Create this masculine Gone Fishing' wood banner using Paper House and Xyron products. #scrapbooking #woodbanner #paperhouse #xyronUse your foam squares and adhere the letters to each wooden circle. Create this masculine Gone Fishing' wood banner using Paper House and Xyron products. #scrapbooking #woodbanner #paperhouse #xyron Create this masculine Gone Fishing' wood banner using Paper House and Xyron products. #scrapbooking #woodbanner #paperhouse #xyron Create this masculine Gone Fishing' wood banner using Paper House and Xyron products. #scrapbooking #woodbanner #paperhouse #xyron Create this masculine Gone Fishing' wood banner using Paper House and Xyron products. #scrapbooking #woodbanner #paperhouse #xyronNow add your 3D Stickers to the final circle and a few other embellishments and you’re done.Create this masculine Gone Fishing' wood banner using Paper House and Xyron products. #scrapbooking #woodbanner #paperhouse #xyronCreate this masculine Gone Fishing' wood banner using Paper House and Xyron products. #scrapbooking #woodbanner #paperhouse #xyron

Cricut - Scrapbooking

Color with Derwent and Xyron to make a Modern Mountain Drawing

March 29, 2018

Have you ever wondered how to draw with Cricut? I’m going to show you how easy it is and then create a modern mountain art piece in less than 15 minutes.Learn how to draw using your Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker and create this modern mountain art. #CricurMade #Derwent #Xyron #CricutThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

For my second Xyron post as a Design Team member is in collaboration with Derwent. They have these amazing quality colouring pencils that you have to try! I’m going to walk you through using your Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore to draw this modern mountain art. I filled it in afterwards with the Derwent Colouring Pencils and I love the look it gave me.Learn how to draw using your Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker and create this modern mountain art. #CricurMade #Derwent #Xyron #CricutSupplies –

To use the draw feature on your Cricut is really easy. The best way to accomplish a great look is to search draw in Cricut Design Space. On the right-hand side of the image will show you whether you have your image selected as cut, print or draw. Be sure that when you’re drawing that you have the pen tool selected. It will automatically change the image to show you what it will look like drawn. Learn how to draw using your Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker and create this modern mountain art. #CricurMade #Derwent #Xyron #CricutIf you have multiple layers and it is not an original drawing image then you will have some overlap in your image that will be extremely noticeable. Learn how to draw using your Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker and create this modern mountain art. #CricurMade #Derwent #Xyron #CricutWhen you have your image selected as draw and sized to fit your sketchbook, load the paper onto your mat. I chose the light grip mat and I tore two individual sheets from the sketchbook. I was able to place both images on the same mat and spaced the drawings out.

To do this, select Make It in Design Space. Select that you want to make two of the same project and it will auto-populate onto your mat preview. Rotate your images to fit on the measurements of your actual mat like the example below.Select continue and load your Cricut Fine Point Pen into clamp A. Release the clamp on side A and slide your pen all the way down until you feel it click. Position the pen so that the arrow is facing towards you and pointing down on the pen. Load your mat and select Go.

With the pens, you can select that the image can be drawn 2X as fast. If your image has a lot of detail don’t select this option. It’s just a matter of saving a minute or two so it’s not necessary to remember this step.

After you have drawn with your Cricut, unload the mat and remove the sketchbook paper off of the mat. Be sure to cap your pens when they are not in use. Learn how to draw using your Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker and create this modern mountain art. #CricurMade #Derwent #Xyron #CricutNow that your image has been drawn with the Cricut fine point pen, use your Derwent Colouring Pencils and color in some of the images. Use one of the drawn images and leave the other to the side for now. Just fill it in however you want, no need to be perfect.

Run it through your Xyron Creative Station, rub and then peel away the clear top-sheet away. Cut the images on the drawing lines and now you will have stickers that will have adhesive on all edges of the cut images. You don’t have to keep all the pieces but just place them wherever you want on your plain drawn image.Learn how to draw using your Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker and create this modern mountain art. #CricurMade #Derwent #Xyron #CricutIf you notice on the first image that I pulled through the Creative Station that I didn’t use all the pieces that I colored. I took the time to decide on what images I wanted to place back on the other drawn image. Learn how to draw using your Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker and create this modern mountain art. #CricurMade #Derwent #Xyron #CricutI really enjoyed using these Derwent Colouring Pencils and I can’t wait to put them to use again for all my scrapbooking and cardmaking.

Christmas - Cricut - Scrapbooking

Last Minute Christmas Gift using my Cricut Explore

November 1, 2016

These last minute Christmas gifts are so easy when you use your Cricut Explore. Just add a gift card and you’re set for the holidays!Last minute Christmas gift craft using your Cricut Explore Air 2This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Gift cards are essential for the upcoming holiday season but buying Christmas gifts can get a little daunting when you have a lot of people to take care of. There is always someone I forget even though I’ve made 10 lists consisting of gifts to get people. I’ve created an easy last-minute Christmas gift using my new Cricut Explore Air 2 and some paper I had around the house. All I had to do was grab a Starbucks gift card while I was out and aboutLast minute Christmas gift craft using your Cricut Explore Air 2

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I started with some amazing cardstock from My Minds Eye and used the fry box shape along with a bow shape. All of these shapes are available at no extra charge if you have Cricut Access.Last minute Christmas gift craft using your Cricut Explore Air 2To start, I powered in my Cricut Explore Air 2 and loaded my mat into the machine. I cut my bow using green cardstock and assembled. I next loaded in my red cardstock and my scoring tool. Once the machine had scored my fry box, I loaded in a 0.4 tip black Cricut pen. After the shape was drawn, it automatically went to cutting.Because this cardstock is so thick, I chose the poster board setting on my dial.Last minute Christmas gift craft using your Cricut Explore Air 2The box was pretty easy to put together. I did use my scoring tool to help me get a crisp edge where the bottom curves but that was really all I needed help with.Last minute Christmas gift craft using your Cricut Explore Air 2Using my Cricut Explore 2 was the best idea because it gave me ample amount of time to think of what I could put in the box and it can cut up to 2X faster on certain materials. I use my Cricut Explore all the time and now that I have the Air 2, things just got a little better.Last minute Christmas gift craft using your Cricut Explore Air 2

 

Crafting DIY - Cricut - Halloween - Scrapbooking

Dracula Popcorn Box Craftiness and a GIVEAWAY

October 16, 2016

Make this easy Halloween craft using a popcorn box and a cut file.I. LOVE. HALLOWEEN. There, I said it. It’s everything to me and it’s mainly because I can decorate super crazy and not have my taste level challenged. I also love Halloween crafts. I’m happy to participate with Laura Kelly and a bunch more bloggers for their Popcorn Blog Hop. I decided since Halloween is so close – I’ll just go ahead and make a Dracula popcorn box craft.Make this easy Halloween craft using a popcorn box and a cut file.I started by spraying my Popcorn Box black. You can grab these at World Market in packs of 12 here.Make this easy Halloween craft using a popcorn box and a cut file.I then cut my Dracula shape out of my Cricut Explore and hot glued it on to two sides of the box. You can grab that cut file here. If you already have Cricut Access, these shapes are free – if not, I used 2 shapes so it’ll cost you $2. It’s really just a matter of spraying and gluing and not burning yourself in the process. Super easy Halloween craft plus you can fill it with goodies and pass them out to neighbors.

I know these bloggers have got tons of ideas up their sleeves so check out the other Popcorn Box crafts below.

Now for the GIVEAWAY! We’re so fortunate to have such great and willing sponsors who have provided all the prizes for five of you to win. The prizes are –

  • $50 World Market Gift Card
  • Sizzix Big Shot Machine (or Ellison Superstar) and Laura Kelly Dies – Value $100
  • Adorn It Planner Kit (Planner, Laura Kelly Papers and Stickers) – Value $65
  • Udderly Smooth Prize Pack with Hat and Mug – Value $75
  • DIY with Laura Kelly Crafty Stash (Kunin Felt, Expressionery Stamp, Expo International Pom Pom Trims and Tombow Products) – Value $100

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Crafting DIY - Cricut - Scrapbooking - Thanksgiving

DIY Fall Paper Leaf Wreath with Cricut

October 14, 2016

*This post does contain affiliate links. Thank you for your support.diy-paper-fall-wreathI’m happy to be joining in with other bloggers to share with you our #FallCricutChallenge using some of Cricut’s newest products. I decided to make a DIY paper leaf wreath using my Cricut Explore and it turned out better than I could ever imagine.Create a DIY Fall leaf wreath using paper and you CricutI used the metallic pearl paper and cut leaves like crazy. You can get the cut file here and it includes three leaves. If you don’t have Cricut Access yet, get it. It is so worth it. You have access to their amazing shapes and fonts to use at your leisure. I like this program because you’re not limited to a certain amount each month and you can use what you need and it’ll be worth it because you may just have to use it once. Create a DIY Fall leaf wreath using paper and you CricutI started by separating my shapes and then I sporadically started gluing them on my wreath base. I started with the larger leaves first so that I could get some coverage. Had I really thought ahead, I would have spray painted my wreath form prior to putting on the paper leaves. Create a DIY Fall leaf wreath using paper and you CricutOnce you have it all filled in to your satisfaction, add some paper wheat stalks and make sure they stick out kind of crazy because the crazier, the better. Grab the cut file here.Create a DIY Fall leaf wreath using paper and you Cricut

I’m excited to join 22 other super talented bloggers for the Fall Cricut Challenge. Check out what these talented ladies created below and enter to win a HUGE box of supplies from Cricut!

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DIY Faux Leather Jewelry from It Happens In A Blink

DIY Trick or Treat Bags from Housewives of Riverton

Easy Triangle Garland from Our Thirfty Ideas

Fall No Sew Buffalo Check Pillow from Lydi Out Loud

Brand Sparkling New Onesie from Tastefully Frugal

Cinderella Pumpkins from Auntie Tay

DIY Halloween Pillow from The Happy Scraps

Falling For You Shirt from The Quiet Grove

Faux Leather Flower Clips from 5 Little Monsters

Something Wicked This Way Comes Banner from Albion Gould

Blessed Flower Arrangement from Crafting In The Rain

Squad Ghouls Halloween T-Shirt from Housewife Eclectic

DIY Leather Bows from Artsy-Fartsy Mama

BOO Halloween Headbands from RaeGun Ramblings

DIY Flower Skull From Cloudy Day Gray

Kids Thanksgiving Graphic T-Shirts from Over The Big Moon

Faux Leather Floral Cuffs from Hello Creative Family

Fall Paper Leaf Wreath from Frenchie Wraps

Glitter Apron from Midge and Madge

DIY Fall Mantel from Major Hoff Takes A Wife

Halloween Party Props from Nite Owl Creates

Disney Savings Jar from Inspiration Made Simple

DIY Farmhouse Sign from A Southern Mother

Want to make one (or all) of these projects? We’ve teamed up with Cricut to help with that! Enter through the widget below to win a HUGE box full of supplies including:cricut-supplies

Variety 3 Pack of Cutting Mats

Premium Cutting Blade

Seaside Pen Set

Pearl Paper Sampler

Poster Board Brights Set

Glitter Vinyl Sampler

Printable Vinyl

Patina Pebbled Faux Leather Sampler

Black Iron On Vinyl

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