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Pokemon Cupcakes – Poke Ball Style

May 9, 2019

Create these easy and delicious Pokemon Cupcakes in no time using store-bought items. Create your own Poke Ball out of fondant for the perfect party dessert.

Pokemon Poke Ball Cupcakes
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Detective Pikachu hits theaters this Friday so let’s celebrate in the most Pokemon way! These Poke Ball Cupcakes are perfect for any Pokemon fan to serve at a birthday party or any other Pokemon themed event you’re having.

Supplies for your Easy To Make Pokemon Cupcakes

It’s really easy to create these cupcakes and the easiest way I’ve found is just to buy them from the store already made and frosted with red or white frosting. You can ask them just to put a flat dollop of frosting on the cupcake or make them easily using a box mix.

Time needed: 15 minutes.

How to Make Your Poke Ball Cupcakes

  1. Roll Out Fondant and Cut Your Fondant Circles

    Use a rolling pin and a flat surface to roll out your red and white fondant. Use a 2″ biscuit cutter and cut 6 circles out of each color. Cut them all in half. Lay them on top of your frosting to create one half red and the other half white.

  2. Cut your Poke Ball Strip

    Roll out your black fondant and cut them into 1/2″ strips. Lay the black fondant over the middle where the seams from the half circles. Cut off the excess.

  3. Create your Poke Ball Latch

    Use the other part of your white fondant and the back of the frosting tip and cut out small circles. Lay them right over the center of your Poke Ball.

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Pokemon cupcakes
Poke Ball Cupcakes
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Create these easy and delicious Pokemon Cupcakes in no time using store-bought items. Create your own Poke Ball out of fondant for the perfect Pokemon Party Dessert.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcake recipe, cupcakes, Movie, Pokemon, pokemon cake, pokemon cupcake
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: Lindsay
Ingredients
  • 12 Store-Bought Cupcakes
  • 1 jar Store-Bought Frosting
  • 2 oz Red, Black, and White Fondant
Instructions
  1. Use a rolling pin and a flat surface to roll out your red and white fondant. Use a 2″ biscuit cutter and cut 6 circles out of each color. Cut them all in half. Lay them on top of your frosting to create one half red and the other half white.

    red fondant for poke ball cupcake
  2. Roll out your black fondant and cut them into 1/2″ strips. Lay the black fondant over the middle where the seams from the half circles. Cut off the excess.

    make a poke ball cupcake
  3. Use the other part of your white fondant and the back of the frosting tip and cut out small circles. Lay them right over the center of your Poke Ball.

    fondant circle for Pokemon cupcake

I think these Poke Ball Cupcakes are perfect for any Pokemon fan. I’m not a huge fan of fondant but I do love the look of it. Just choose a good frosting that you know that you’ll love. I used red store-bought freosting here and it’s great for kids but a little sugary for us adults. I suggest just using a white frosting so that you don’t get that red dye taste that can happen sometimes.

easy to make Pokemon cupcakes

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DIY Rocket Cake Stand That’s Out of This World!

February 28, 2019

Have you really pushed the limits with your Cricut Maker yet? Making custom cake stands out of wood or custom cake stands out of chipboard is easier than ever. Utilize the Cricut Knife Blade in a way you never thought before. Make your own out of this world cake stand using your Cricut Maker. Cut all the pieces using your Cricut Knife Blade and then adhere the iridescent cardstock to it by using your Xyron Creative Station. #cricutmade #cricutmaker #diypartydecor #partydecorations #cakestand #outerspaceparty #spaceshipparty

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I, like many other mothers, enjoy making a birthday party better than ever. I don’t like to spend that much money buying custom things that will most likely never get used again. Creating this custom cake stand using my Cricut Maker was one of the most genius things my friend could have ever thought of. Make your own out of this world cake stand using your Cricut Maker. Cut all the pieces using your Cricut Knife Blade and then adhere the iridescent cardstock to it by using your Xyron Creative Station. #cricutmade #cricutmaker #diypartydecor #partydecorations #cakestand #outerspaceparty #spaceshipparty

Supplies for your DIY Cake Stand

When you’re making your own custom cake stand with the Cricut, you have to look at the dimensions of everything. Your cake, the width of the shape, your cut allowance on the material, and the thickness of the material.

Begin by pulling up the shape that you want to cut. Look for a shape that has a wide bottom and straight line for stability.

The top doesn’t have to be as wide because we’ll square it off to make a flat surface for the tray. To do that, move your object to the latitude and longitude of 0.

Click on the shapes on the left-hand side and add a square. Click on the lower left lock and then set your square to about 2” tall and an inch or two wider than your shape.

Select both the square and the shape and hit the slice function. If Design Space has the sliced feature grayed out, it means that you have more than the two layers selected. You will have to ungroup your main shape if it has more than one layer.

This will create a flat surface on the top of your shape and then you’ll duplicate it.

Measure the thickness of your material. Some will already be labeled for you on the box or use a ruler. Select the shape icon again and add another square to your canvas.

Click on the lock to unlock your square and size it so that it is wide enough that both pieces will interlock.

When using the chipboard and some My Minds Eye cardstock, I used the width of .1”. You want the height of your small line to be a smidgen over half.  This custom cake stand was 10” high so my squares were .1×5.3”. Duplicate that square. Make your own out of this world cake stand using your Cricut Maker. Cut all the pieces using your Cricut Knife Blade and then adhere the iridescent cardstock to it by using your Xyron Creative Station. #cricutmade #cricutmaker #diypartydecor #partydecorations #cakestand #outerspaceparty #spaceshipparty

The thickness of the Cricut Chipboard is 2mm or.08″

Now use one shape and have one square centered towards the bottom of the shape and the other square centered on the other shape on the upper portion. Use your slice function again like when we made our shape originally flat.

There are additional clouds on this cake stand because it would be pretty wobbly without it. Just adhere two to each portion of the base to create a squared up leg of the DIY cake stand.

Adhere your material to your Strong Grip Cricut by using some painters tape or masking tape. Just whatever you have around that will also peel easily off your material. Move your star wheels all the way to the right before you load your mat into your Cricut Maker.

After you’ve hit your load button, make sure your Knife Blade is in the Adaptive Tool System and hit Go!

This certain cut took me about 3 hours. This rocket ship cake stand does not have a bunch of weird angles, they’re all pretty straight. When you cut the cake plate area, that cut will maybe be 4 minutes because it is just a simple circle. Make your own out of this world cake stand using your Cricut Maker. Cut all the pieces using your Cricut Knife Blade and then adhere the iridescent cardstock to it by using your Xyron Creative Station. #cricutmade #cricutmaker #diypartydecor #partydecorations #cakestand #outerspaceparty #spaceshipparty

How so I glue Cricut Chipboard?

I’ve gone over this a few times and have learned that you cannot mix dry adhesive with a wet adhesive. I ran all of my cardstock through my Xyron Creative Station and then adhered it on top of my chipboard.

To adhere to the smaller peg pieces to the larger chipboard cake stand, use some hot glue and use it on the edges and then adhere the edges to the corners of the base.

My Knife Blade cut through my Cricut Maker!

Yes, this can happen. You need to pay attention to your cuts because some cuts may not need all the 20 passes. The Cricut Maker has had instances where it started cutting into the mat and then into the machine.

This is not normal but I also don’t know how Cricut will warranty the machine in those cases. Just watch your shape throughout the cut and even closer as the cut comes towards to the end.

Can you modify the Cricut Knife Blade settings?

No. Cricut Knife Blade material settings are not yet modifiable. This is because Cricut does a lot of research on the back end of the Makers materials and these are the settings they’ve used and tested.

I’ve never been able to edit my tools and select a Knife Blade for any of those because if Cricut doesn’t have it listed in the materials section, it probably didn’t work out for them and so they don’t want you ruining your machine. Make your own out of this world cake stand using your Cricut Maker. Cut all the pieces using your Cricut Knife Blade and then adhere the iridescent cardstock to it by using your Xyron Creative Station. #cricutmade #cricutmaker #diypartydecor #partydecorations #cakestand #outerspaceparty #spaceshippartyTo learn how to make your own wooden cake toppers using your Cricut, click here.

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DIY Cricut Cake Topper – Kids Space Party with your Cricut Maker

January 16, 2019

I love creating party decor and so when Cricut released the Knife Blade, I knew I had to make myself a Cricut cake topper. We put together an Outer Space Party to celebrate my nephew turning 11. See how easy it is to make your own cake topper with Cricut.make a cricut cake topper

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I have loved the versatility that my Cricut Maker has given me and I especially love creating things that I normally would buy but wasn’t the aesthetic I was looking for. I’m able to make my own pretty fast and to me, it’s more practical because I have everything I need here at home.

cake on a rocket shaped cake stand

Supplies for your Cricut Cake Topper

cricut maker and bladesHow to make a cake topper with your Cricut

You’re going to, first of all, need a Cricut Maker. Cricut released their Maker’s in August 2017 at a party that was beyond all parties. They have since been released in a few different colors like blush and blue but my trusty champagne color is perfect and gets the job done.

Begin by securing your 3/32″ basswood to a strong grip mat. I use some painters tape or masking tape to hold it on there securely. When you use the Cricut Knife Blade, you want to be sure that your project will not shift as your cutting. The tape helps prevent that. Next, load in your Cricut mat into the Cricut Maker.

Send your Cricut Design Space file to cut and choose basswood from the menu of materials and then it’ll show you to load your Knife Blade and select go.cricut cake topper for space party

Can I use Bluetooth with the Cricut Knife Blade

Yes, but it’s a little tricky. Cricut recommends using the USB cable to hook from a desktop to your Cricut Maker to avoid a call that can interrupt or even a game that can interrupt your cut. This is why the Knife Blade is not available on their mobile app.

I use Bluetooth to my Cricut Maker because my desktop computer is in the hallway and my Maker is in my bedroom and a hassle to move each time. I have only had one issue where it thought my Cricut was done but it was just a long pause so I had unloaded it and it wasn’t cut all the way through.

Don’t think that you cannot ever use Bluetooth with your Cricut Knife Blade, you can but there are risks involved so be aware of that.

how to use a Xyron

What kind of adhesive can I use with Cricut Chipboard and Wood?

You have two choices but you cannot mix the two. You can use a dry adhesive like a Xyron Creative Station or a wet adhesive like Mod Podge. This method is mainly for the Cricut Chipboard but it’s a rule I follow so I don’t ruin other projects.

I prefer to use my Xyron Creative Station with Cricut Chipboard or with any wood cutouts. It won’t leave a sheen or brushstrokes on my project and keep my Cricut cake topper clean.

How long does the Cricut Knife Blade cut for?

This really depends on your design. I can cut a circle in a matter of 3 minutes because it has that one line to follow and it doesn’t need to lift up and rotate the blade. My spaceship Cricut cake topper and stars took about 65 minutes.

Because it can take up to 5-6 hours to cut something, this is also why Cricut tells you to use the USB cord. Believe it or not, this cut was pretty fast and so I didn’t need to lug my Maker near my computer to be sure it wouldn’t cancel or shut down on me.

After I cut all the pieces for my wooden Cricut cake topper, I cut the same images out of cute outer space cardstock from My Minds Eye along with some glitter cardstock and orange cardstock for the mini window. Run them through my Xyron Creative Station and began adhering them to the wood.

I used this same method of making the window float as I did on these 3D rockets. Lay the thread on the back of the silver glitter cardstock and then adhered that as my first layer of the wooden Cricut cake topper. Then lay the second layer of the printed cardstock.cricut glitter cardstock

spaceship cake topperspaceship cake topper

For my wooden stars, I did the same thing.  Just lay the glitter cardstock over the wooden Cricut cake topper and set it aside.

How to make an Outer Space Cake

You’re going to need an 8″ hemisphere cake pan and any cake mix you like. Bake the cake according to package instructions and then allow it to cool completely.

I then took some black gel food coloring and added a small amount to my white frosting. Frost your cake and then you’re going to want to stick some black candy melts to resemble the craters on the moon.

Place your Cricut Cake Toppers into the cake and serve. What child isn’t going to love this space party? space party ideashow to make your own cake topper

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

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DIY Space Party 3D Paper Spaceships

January 6, 2019

Create the coolest 3D Paper Spaceships for your next Outer Space Party. It’s the perfect addition to your tablescape and really easy to put together. And find out why I love my Xyron Creative Station.3d paper spaceships

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I have had the honor of being on Xyron’s Design Team the last 9 months and today is my last project of the year for them. I’m going to be having a space party next week and so I wanted to add some space decor to the table to coordinate everything. These 3D paper spaceships are perfect!

What is a Xyron Creative Station?

A Xyron Creative Station is a crafting adhesive that turns your paper into an automatic sticker. It comes in a 5″ size where you can use the 3″ and 5″ refills or a 9″ size which you can use the 5″ and 9″ refills. There are several kinds of cartridges you can find from permanent to removable adhesive or create some laminated magnets or just laminate without heat.

Xyron is one of my favorite companies to use when I have small pieces I need to adhere to something. Usually, I will cut an item that is really detailed and a liquid glue just can’t seem to work very well and often times it soaks the fine cardstock and then you lose the details in your project.

The Xyron Creative Station is perfect for small and large jobs. Below I used it for adhering the cardstock to my 3D paper spaceships but I’ve also used it to make some 3D scrapbook layouts, felt stickers, and some pretty intricate cards for Mothers Day.

This is by far the most versatile Xyron item but it well worth the investment. If you’re really just looking to make tiny pieces into stickers, the 1″ sticker maker is perfect for that. I found, though, that after I purchased my 1″, I moved to a 3″ and then to a 5″ and now I just use my 9″ Creative Station for everything.

Give your past crafts a look and see what Xyron product would be most beneficial to you.

How to make your 3D Paper Rockets

I used my Cricut Maker and created a file in Cricut Design Space. For these paper spaceships, I used my Cricut Knife Blade and some 2mm thick chipboard. Begin by opening the file and getting your paper set out.

I used this “Blast Off” line paper by My Minds Eye and it has the perfect holographic pattern and a minimalistic space theme. I’ve got the matching napkins and a little moon cake that I cannot wait to show you!  supplies to make a paper spaceship

Supplies for your 3D Paper Spaceships

So I began by cutting out my 3D spaceships with the chipboard. I created this file in Cricut Design Space and created a slit that was .1″ wide so that it was wide enough to have the chipboard snug with the scrapbook paper adhered.  cutting adhesive roll off Xyron creative stationAfter I cut matching pieces out of cardstock and my stars, I ran them through my Xyron Creative Station.

How do I make a piece of paper float on a craft?

Begin with the stars. Cut a piece of twine or fishing wire about 3.5″ long. Lay your string on the back of the star and adhere the other side over it. You’ll have two halves put together with a string in the middle. This will help create a floating look on your 3D paper spaceships.  placing invisible thread on yardstick adhering cardstock to Cricut chipboard hook 3d paper model togetherPlace the star in the middle of your chipboard spaceship piece and then lay the cardstock over the chipboard. This will secure the star so that it is actually “floating” on your paper spaceships. Place the other cardstock over the coordinating pieces of chipboard and then place the two slits together so it is standing straight.

3d chipboard paper spaceships

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Harry Potter Confetti with your Cricut Machine

October 17, 2018

Did you know you can make your own confetti with your Cricut machine? Use your Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore to cut some Cricut party foil and add pizazz to your Harry Potter Party.
Have you ever wondered how to cut Cricut Party Foil? Here are all the answers you need to know. Create this Harry Potter party confetti using Luna Lovegood's Sprectrespecs SVG file and create your own Harry Potter party. #harrypotterparty #lunalovegood #cricutmade #cricutpartyfoil This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

How do you make confetti with your Cricut?

It’s so easy! You just need some party foil and any Cricut machine. Just open the Design Space file and cut away. The smallest image your Cricut can cut is 1/4″. Just keep that in mind. I don’t recommend cutting detailed images that small because the details can get lost. We had Malakai’s first birthday Harry Potter themed and now I’m having a Harry Potter themed Bunco party so my life is basically complete after this.

How do I cut Cricut Party Foil?

Cricut Party Foil is a little bit thicker than the Cricut Vinyl. It doesn’t tear as easily like the Cricut Adhesive Foil. It adds sparkle to any party with the option of 2 types of party foil in each pack. One is holographic and the other is solid. It comes in ten different colors so it’ll coordinate with any theme you want. Have you ever wondered how to cut Cricut Party Foil? Here are all the answers you need to know. Create this Harry Potter party confetti using Luna Lovegood's Sprectrespecs SVG file and create your own Harry Potter party. #harrypotterparty #lunalovegood #cricutmade #cricutpartyfoil

Supplies for your DIY Confetti

The only thing in addition that you’d need to buy is the Cricut Party Foil and the SVG file. Everything else is included with your Cricut machine when you buy it. Look through your Design Space and see what Cricut Access images you like and cut those to coordinate your party.

Is Cricut Access worth it?

Cricut Access costs $9.99 a month for images and $6.99 a month for fonts or you can pay in advance for a year for Cricut Access Premium and it’ll give you access to both images and fonts. It gives you access to any shape or font that has the green A in the upper left corner. Or you can pay around $1-$5 for shapes and they’ll be yours forever regardless. If you want to try it for one month and see if it’s worth it, I recommend that. I use a lot of Cricut Access images and it allows me to be more creative.

What setting do I use when cutting Cricut Party Foil?

The great thing about Cricut machines is that the settings have been preset for all Cricut materials. When you use your Cricut Maker to cut Cricut Party Foil, select All Materials in the middle right-hand side. You’ll search for Cricut Party Foil and select that.

When using the Cricut Explore, you’ll set your smart dial to custom and you’ll select Cricut Party Foil from the drop-down menu. Check your material before you fully unload the mat and see if it is cut completely through. If not, just press the C button again.

If you unload your mat and then try to cut again, the cut lines will not be the same. If you don’t unload it and it’s not cut all the way, press the C and it will cut the exact lines again.

I used my Cricut Maker to cut the Party Foil to make my Harry Potter confetti and I used the custom setting but I did have to cut through twice just because I didn’t want to pick out 300 pieces of confetti off my Cricut mat. Have you ever wondered how to cut Cricut Party Foil? Here are all the answers you need to know. Create this Harry Potter party confetti using Luna Lovegood's Sprectrespecs SVG file and create your own Harry Potter party. #harrypotterparty #lunalovegood #cricutmade #cricutpartyfoil

That’s it. If you’ve ever wondered how to cut Cricut Party Foil, this is how. Check out other Cricut Party Foil ideas below.


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DIY Custom Printed Napkins to Match Your Party!

September 19, 2018

Did you know that you can make your very own custom printed napkins at home using the Cricut EasyPress 2? I got a chance to sample the 6×7″ EasyPress 2 and I can’t say enough good things about it.
Create your own custom printed napkins at home and at a fraction of the cost. Personalize party napkins to fit any theme. #cricutmade #CricutEasyPress2 #ad #CricutThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

This past August, Cricut held an event called Mountain Make-a-Thon and it was so much fun to just be with other creative people making creative things with our Cricut. At the Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon, they announced they were coming out with a new and improved version of their original EasyPress. This time the EasyPress 2 comes in 3 different sizes, 6×7″, 9×9″, and 12×10″.

This smaller EasyPress 2 makes it my third so I guess you can say that I’ve got some EasyPress experience. I love the small size and it’s perfect for making your own custom printed napkins. Create your own custom printed napkins at home and at a fraction of the cost. Personalize party napkins to fit any theme. #cricutmade #CricutEasyPress2 #ad #Cricut

Supplies needed for custom printed napkins

Create your own custom printed napkins at home and at a fraction of the cost. Personalize party napkins to fit any theme. #cricutmade #CricutEasyPress2 #ad #CricutCan I use Iron-On Vinyl on Paper?

Absolutely, you can! You’re going to want your setting to be around 250°F and press for around 10-15 seconds. Because these were napkins, I was able to use the new EasyPress Mat that is designed for the 6X7″ model. If I was using cardstock, I would want my EasyPress 2 and Mat to be larger than my paper so I don’t make any dents in my paper project.

Create your own custom printed napkins at home and at a fraction of the cost. Personalize party napkins to fit any theme. #cricutmade #CricutEasyPress2 #ad #CricutHow do you make Custom Printed Napkins with your EasyPress 2?

It’s really simple. You’re going to want to go into Design Space and create a file and be sure that it is sized to fit onto your napkin. Load your Everyday Iron-On into your Cricut machine and don’t forget to reverse your image!

Create your own custom printed napkins at home and at a fraction of the cost. Personalize party napkins to fit any theme. #cricutmade #CricutEasyPress2 #ad #CricutWhat is the difference between Cricut Iron-On Lite and Cricut Everyday Iron-On?

Cricut has reformulated their old Iron-On Lite. The Everyday Iron-On is something that I noticed a huge difference in quality when I compared it to the Iron-On Lite. It releases easier from the carrier sheet and it gives you a better result. It also comes with the StrongBond Guarantee. Which means that if you use the Everyday Iron-On as instructed and you’re not satisfied with the results, they’ll replace it for free.

Create your own custom printed napkins at home and at a fraction of the cost. Personalize party napkins to fit any theme. #cricutmade #CricutEasyPress2 #ad #CricutHow do I use the Cricut EasyPress 2?

This part is probably the easiest of this whole thing. You’re going to want to weed your image and leave what you want to press on to your custom printed napkins on the carrier sheet.

Preheat your EasyPress 2 to 250ºF. The new EasyPress 2 heats up a lot faster than the original and it can now go up to 400ºF. Keeping your EasyPress 2 on the Safety Base is also important so that other items can remain protected.

Place your napkin on to the EasyPress Mat. Place your image on to your napkins and then press for 10-15 seconds. Remove your Everyday Iron-On while your image is still hot. Some HTV is a cold peel process so be sure to read all the manufacturers instructions.

Create your own custom printed napkins at home and at a fraction of the cost. Personalize party napkins to fit any theme. #cricutmade #CricutEasyPress2 #ad #CricutAllow your custom printed napkin to cool and then you’re set to go on with your party!

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Make Your Own Wooden Cake Topper with the Cricut Maker

Using your Knife Blade on the Cricut Maker is a game-changer. Learn how easy it is to create a wooden cake topper out of basswood below. Make your own DIY cake topper by learning how to cut wood with your Cricut. #cricutmaker #cricut #cricutmadeThis post contains affiliate links, thank you for your support.

First of all, this princess party turned out better than I could have imagined and it was all made easier with my Cricut Maker. Learn how to cut wood with your Cricut Maker and what wood is best to use when using your Cricut Knife Blade.

Supplies for Princess Cake Topper

What kind of wood can I cut with the Cricut Knife Blade?

You can cut any wood that is 2.6mm thick. I recommend using basswood that is 1/16″ or 3/32″ wide. If you cut balsa wood the passes are not as many with the knife blade but you have a very fragile piece of wood. The best wood for your Cricut cake topper would be something sturdy.

What wood should I use for a wooden Cricut DIY cake topper?

I would 100% use basswood. It will hold up far better than balsa wood. It gives you a sturdy wooden cake topper that can be reused if you store it properly. You can also layer the basswood and make it thicker and sturdy.

What adhesive should I use with my wooden Cricut DIY cake topper?

I really like Aileens Wood Glue to layer the basswood together. You can use binder clips or even quilting binding clips to press it together while it dries. Or even easier, use a heavy book. The only thing that would concern me there is maybe glue can be pressed out and can adhere your wooden cake topper to the book.

For this particular DIY cake topper, I used my Xyron Creative Station and it worked well. It is not sealed on top of the paper so you’re more prone to grease spots if you do it this way.

Make your own DIY cake topper by learning how to cut wood with your Cricut. #cricutmaker #cricut #cricutmadeCan I cut intricate images with the Cricut Knife Blade?

The recommended smallest area you should cut is about the size of a pencil eraser and don’t go thinner than the width of a pencil. I have tried to cut really intricate settings and it either split the wood or would break as I was removing it from the mat.

Should I remove small inner images as I cut with my Cricut Knife Blade?

If you remove the small areas that are lifting as you cut your images, it will throw the cut out of sync. It will begin to cut areas a bit off of the actual cut line because it doesn’t have a surface holding it in-place like before. Some of the smaller intricate pieces will pop up as your cutting but I would only recommend removing it if it’s getting in the way of the blade and stopping the cut.

Make your own DIY cake topper by learning how to cut wood with your Cricut. #cricutmaker #cricut #cricutmadeHow can I make my homemade DIY cake topper food safe?

Many sealants are only labeled food-safe after going through a rigorous FDA approval. I would recommend using Mod Podge because it is non-toxic but it is not declared food-safe. Most craft supplies are not food safe. But since you don’t actually want it to get on your food, I’d cover the stakes of your cake topper with some cling film after you’ve applied your Mod Podge.

If you don’t want to seal it, go ahead. Just stick the wood straight into the cake and call it good. I would only recommend sealing it if you painted or stained it and planned to reuse it. Make your own DIY cake topper by learning how to cut wood with your Cricut. #cricutmaker #cricut #cricutmade

Check out other bloggers ideas on how to cut wood on your Cricut machine.


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How to Make DIY Princess Crowns out of Paper

September 17, 2018

These DIY Princess Crowns are made perfect by using your Cricut machine.
Create them in minutes and have your princess enjoy her party in style.
Create the perfect princess party crowns by using glitter cardstock and coordinating patterned paper. Get all the details on the blog. #princessparty #princesspartyideas #diypapercrown #cricut #cricutmadeThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

I loved preparing for this easy Princess Party. It was made complete by making this easy DIY Princess Crowns. Create them out of glitter cardstock and see how easy it is to cut with your Cricut machine.

Supplies for your DIY Princess Crowns

Create the perfect princess party crowns by using glitter cardstock and coordinating patterned paper. Get all the details on the blog. #princessparty #princesspartyideas #diypapercrown #cricut #cricutmadeHow to make an easy Princess Crown

You’re going to begin by opening the Cricut Design Space File above and setting your Cricut machine to Glitter Cardstock (get more information on this below). Load your glitter cardstock on to your mat and cut, select finish on your computer and set aside.

Next, select to cut your image again but this time mirror the image. Load your coordinating paper on to your mat and then cut again.

Run your cardstock images into your Xyron Creative Station right side up. This will turn your images into stickers and then you can sandwich them together. If you’re using wet adhesive, set it aside to dry. Connect the ends of your DIY Princess Crown together and use your easy craft adhesive. Use two clips to secure the ends together so that it will ensure that they’ll stay adhered.

You can connect some elastic to the paper princess crowns by using a hole punch or stapler. Or you can use these paper princess crowns as place card holders. 

How do I cut Glitter Cardstock with my Cricut?

Cricut Maker and Cricut Explore have different looks in Design Space when it comes to choosing your materials.

If you have a Cricut Maker, you’re going to want to click on the ‘Choose More Materials’ link and it will pull up all that the Cricut Maker has been tested to cut. Just choose Glitter Cardstock and then press the Go flashing button on your Cricut Maker.

To cut glitter cardstock on your Cricut Explore, set your smart dial to ‘Custom’ and then the drop-down menu will include Glitter Cardstock. Select that and then press the Go flashing button on your Cricut Explore. Create the perfect princess party crowns by using glitter cardstock and coordinating patterned paper. Get all the details on the blog. #princessparty #princesspartyideas #diypapercrown #cricut #cricutmade