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Cricut Crafts - Weddings

Easy Wedding Table

September 19, 2014

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

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

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

Easy Wedding Table with your Cricut Explore on seelindsay.com

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

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

 

 

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

 

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Easy Wedding Favors with your Cricut Explore on seelindsay.com

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

[col1]Easy Wedding Favors with your Cricut Explore on seelindsay.com[/col1]
[col2]Easy Wedding Favors with your Cricut Explore on Frenchiewraps.com[/col2]
[col3]Easy Wedding Favors with your Cricut Explore on seelindsay.com[/col3]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Cricut Crafts - Weddings

On the Table and Dreaming

September 15, 2014

*This post does include affiliate links, I may or may not make commission off of these links but all opinions are 100% mine and are 100% honest*

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

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

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

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

DIY Dreamcatcher with a Cricut Explore on Frenchiewraps.com

 

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

DIY Dreamcatcher with a Cricut Explore on Frenchiewraps.com

 

DIY Dreamcatcher with a Cricut Explore on Frenchiewraps.com

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

DIY Dreamcatcher with a Cricut Explore on Frenchiewraps.com

Rosette Wedding Backdrop with a Cricut Explore on Frenchiewraps.com

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

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

[left]DIY Rosette on your Cricut Explore on Frenchiewraps.com[/left]
[right]DIY Rosettes from a Cricut Explore on Frenchiewraps.com[/right]

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

DIY Pinwheels with a Cricut Explore on Frenchiewraps.com

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

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1-Kiki and Company

2-Stay and Co.

3-Kristi Murphy

4- Beauty Babbler

5- Two Thirty Five Designs

6- A Ruffled Life

7- Frenchie Wraps

8-Girl Inspired

9- Sweet C’s Designs

10-The Life of the Wife

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