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DIY Avenger Masks using the new Cricut Wisteria Explore Air 2

April 30, 2018

To celebrate the release of the new Cricut Wisteria Explore Air 2, exclusive to JOANN, make these awesome DIY Avenger Masks. Perfect timing for Avengers: Infinity War.Create these awesome DIY Avenger Masks using your Cricut Wisteria, available exclusively at JOANN stores. #ad #CricutWisteria #CricutMadeThis post contains affiliate links. At no extra cost to you, I receive a small commision. Thank you for your support.

I just saw the movie this opening weekend and I usually don’t feel like they knocked my socks off. They did this time. To show my excitement and Malakai’s excitement for seeing Hulk, we made him these paper Avengers masks using the new Cricut Wisteria Explore Air 2 Bundle available exclusively at JOANN stores.Create these awesome DIY Avenger Masks using your Cricut Wisteria, available exclusively at JOANN stores. #ad #CricutWisteria #CricutMade

Supplies

I’ve been using the Cricut machines for over 4 years now and I cannot express how beautiful the new Wisteria Cricut Explore is. It has a metallic sheen to it and it looks beautiful in my craft room along with its sister, the Cricut Maker. It fits perfect for the Pantone color of the year, Ultra Violet. I also love the Bluetooth capability so that I can easily use my mobile phone to cut my project. My desktop conked out a few months ago so my husband and I are sharing a laptop, not ideal but, it’s working because I have my mobile devices to use my Cricuts.Create these awesome DIY Avenger Masks using your Cricut Wisteria, available exclusively at JOANN stores. #ad #CricutWisteria #CricutMadeI began by using the Print Then Cut method for my Cricut.To start, you want to first calibrate your machine so that you get a good, close cut. You also want your bleed lines to be on so that your cut line will be on the printed project.Create these awesome DIY Avenger Masks using your Cricut Wisteria, available exclusively at JOANN stores. #ad #CricutWisteria #CricutMadeAfter you’ve printed your masks, you will place them on your included Light Grip Mat and set the smart dial to Cardstock. Your machine will begin by reading the registration lines and then it will begin cutting. With your Explore models, you want to use white paper to print your items on. The Cricut Printable Vinyl is great for making stickers. I also love their thicker Printable Sticker Paper but it will not pull through my HP 8610 Printer.Create these awesome DIY Avenger Masks using your Cricut Wisteria, available exclusively at JOANN stores. #ad #CricutWisteria #CricutMadeThe easiest way to remove any paper from your Cricut mats is to bend your mat backwards and let the paper peel off. If you pull the paper directly, you will curl your paper and you can’t move on to your other part of the project until that’s resolved.Create these awesome DIY Avenger Masks using your Cricut Wisteria, available exclusively at JOANN stores. #ad #CricutWisteria #CricutMadeThe cut file includes the hole so that you can easily add the elastic or twine. My son is two so there is no way he’s going to hold still enough for me to tie it on. He just holds it up and takes it right off. That’s why I love that they’re paper and easily made, I don’t feel bad if he only likes it for a few minutes. He’ll come back to it off-and-on for days.Create these awesome DIY Avenger Masks using your Cricut Wisteria, available exclusively at JOANN stores. #ad #CricutWisteria #CricutMade

So what’s included in your Cricut Wisteria Explore Air 2 Bundle? You’ll receive:

  • Wisteria Explore Air 2
  • Wisteria XL Scraper and Weeder
  • Holographic Sparkle Vinyl
  • Iron-On in pink, teal, purple, gold and silver
  • New Foil Embossed Paper in pink and silver (for all your paper crafts)
  • SportFlex Iron-On

Create these awesome DIY Avenger Masks using your Cricut Wisteria, available exclusively at JOANN stores. #ad #CricutWisteria #CricutMadeHead to your nearest JOANN stores and pick up the Cricut Wisteria Explore Air 2 Bundle and get crafting today to create these DIY Avenger Masks, Iron Man says so 😉Create these awesome DIY Avenger Masks using your Cricut Wisteria, available exclusively at JOANN stores. #ad #CricutWisteria #CricutMade

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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.

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Welcome to Summer Pineapple Gift Boxes with your Cricut

April 9, 2018

Welcome to summer! That’s every mother’s nightmare or best wish come true. Make these adorable summer pineapple gift boxes to welcome your child to summer vacation. Create the perfect summer gift to celebrate the end of the school year. Make these perfect pineapple gift boxes with your Cricut. #Summer #SummerGift #Pineapple #PineapplePartyThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Summer, oh summer – I don’t love you but my kids sure do! I’ve created these incredibly cute pineapple gift boxes with summer tags and initials to gift them when they come home from school on their last day.Create the perfect summer gift to celebrate the end of the school year. Make these perfect pineapple gift boxes with your Cricut. #Summer #SummerGift #Pineapple #PineappleParty

Supplies –

Cutting Mylar paper is just like cutting acetate. The one I’ve found from Bazzill is darling and sturdy. You can definitely use Cricut’s acetate paper that comes in really cute patterns too. Choose that setting on your Cricut and cut away. There were a couple snags but it didn’t ruin the project so it didn’t bother me.Create the perfect summer gift to celebrate the end of the school year. Make these perfect pineapple gift boxes with your Cricut. #Summer #SummerGift #Pineapple #PineapplePartyCut your pineapple toppers out of cardstock and place a small bead of hot glue in one corner and allow it to set.Create the perfect summer gift to celebrate the end of the school year. Make these perfect pineapple gift boxes with your Cricut. #Summer #SummerGift #Pineapple #PineappleParty Create the perfect summer gift to celebrate the end of the school year. Make these perfect pineapple gift boxes with your Cricut. #Summer #SummerGift #Pineapple #PineapplePartyTo assemble your pineapple gift boxes, use glue dots. I used 4 along the side seam and one on each fold on the top. Assemble the top first working from one end to the other to complete the circle. Then adhere the two sides together.Create the perfect summer gift to celebrate the end of the school year. Make these perfect pineapple gift boxes with your Cricut. #Summer #SummerGift #Pineapple #PineappleParty Create the perfect summer gift to celebrate the end of the school year. Make these perfect pineapple gift boxes with your Cricut. #Summer #SummerGift #Pineapple #PineapplePartyUse hot glue to adhere the pineapple gift box topper to the actual pineapple. I just placed two small beads of glue and allowed it to harden before moving on to the next. Try not to move your topper too much as it’s drying or else it’ll just take longer and you may mess up your project.Create the perfect summer gift to celebrate the end of the school year. Make these perfect pineapple gift boxes with your Cricut. #Summer #SummerGift #Pineapple #PineapplePartyPlace your candy in some clear cellophane bags and place them inside the pineapple gift boxes. Use some cute twine to tie the tags onto your summer gift boxes.Create the perfect summer gift to celebrate the end of the school year. Make these perfect pineapple gift boxes with your Cricut. #Summer #SummerGift #Pineapple #PineapplePartyCreate the perfect summer gift to celebrate the end of the school year. Make these perfect pineapple gift boxes with your Cricut. #Summer #SummerGift #Pineapple #PineappleParty

To see all other great Welcome to Summer ideas, check out the links below.


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DIY Kids Olympic Torch

January 26, 2018

The Olympics are quickly approaching. Make these DIY Kids Olympic Torch to make your kids feel like they’re apart of the ceremonies themselves.DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life!This post contains affiliate links. Thank you to Oriental Trading for sponsoring this post.

The Winter games are my favorite of the Olympic Games, just saying’. These olympic torches are so easy to make and come with everything you need in a small kit from Oriental Trading.DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life!

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DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life!To make these, remove the blue tube and the blue collar from the kit. Start by adhering the middle tab to the inside of the tube and work your way around.DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life! DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life! DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life!Flatten out the yellow tissue paper and pinch in the center. Twist it around itself and place inside the tube.DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life! DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life!I didn’t adhere it inside the tube but you can easily do that with some clear tape. So simple and the perfect kids olympic craft.DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life!Pair these olympic torches with these olympic medals and have the best Olympics party of your life!DIY Kids Olympic Torch Craft. Use these craft kits from Oriental Trading and throw the funnest Olympic party of your life!

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DIY Olympic Medals for Kids

January 22, 2018

Create these DIY Olympic Medals. Perfect for the kids and perfect accessory for watching the opening ceremonies!DIY Olympic Medals. The perfect kids Olympic Craft. #olympics #kidscraftThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you to Oriental Trading for sponsoring this post.

What is funner than watching the opening ceremonies of the Olympics and being able to participate in your own special way with these DIY Olympic Medals. They are the perfect kids Olympic craft.

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Create these DIY Olympic Medals. The perfect kids craft to celebrate the excitement of the Olympics.This is so easy. Just punch out the circles and add them to your medals. Or if you have a Cricut or Silhouette, just make those circles on your machine that size. I used a 2″ and had to trim them. Just use what is available to you.Create these DIY Olympic Medals. The perfect kids craft to celebrate the excitement of the Olympics. #kidscraft #OlympicsYou’re just going to pop them open and place your metallic paper inside.Create these DIY Olympic Medals. The perfect kids craft to celebrate the excitement of the Olympics.There are 24 Olympic medals in each bag and they’re so fun to pass out to the kids and present them with their own Olympic medal.Create these DIY Olympic Medals. The perfect kids craft to celebrate the excitement of the Olympics.Or they can pretend to be an Olympic athlete themselves and earn the Gold, Silver or Bronze. Such a fun kids Olympic craft to create.Create these DIY Olympic Medals. The perfect kids craft to celebrate the excitement of the Olympics.What is your favorite Olympic sport? Do you prefer the winter games over the summer games? I’m a winter Olympic games fan myself.

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DIY Box Tops Collection Box

January 18, 2018

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EarnWithBoxTops #CollectiveBias

Create this DIY Box Tops Collection Box to keep track of all your earnings for your local school. Get them on participating boxes of General Mills available at Walmart.Create this DIY Box Tops Collection Box to add to your schools. Make children excited to be collecting Box Tops. #ad #EarnWithBoxTops #pta

Supplies

  • Mott’s Medleys® Fruit Snacks, 40-ct box
  • Pink, Yellow, Purple and Gray Cardstock
  • Pencil
  • Sciccors
  • Glue

Begin by gathering all your supplies and set them aside besides the pink paper. Empty your box of Mott’s Medleys® Fruit Snacks and trace your empty box onto the pink paper. Cut out the pink paper in the sides, front, back, top and bottom. You’ll want to be sure to get a square cut so that you can get exact sides.Cut the long side of the box on three sides so that you’ll have a flap to be able to place the Box Tops inside and remove them. On that tab you’ll glue two ends together on a ribbon and glue that to the inside of the box so you have a tab.Attach the pink cardstock to all sides of your Mott’s Medleys® Fruit Snacks box using adhesive. You can use any Box Tops for Education for this DIY Box Tops collection box. When I was at Walmart, I grabbed a whole bunch –

  • Honey Nut Cheeriosâ„¢
  • Yoplait® Original Fridge Pack
  • Totino’sâ„¢ Combination Pizza Party Pack
  • Old El Pasoâ„¢ Taco Dinner Kit
  • Mott’s Medleys® Fruit Snacks

Create this DIY Box Tops Collection Box to add to your schools. Make children excited to be collecting Box Tops. #ad #EarnWithBoxTops #ptaYou’ll then use either scissors or and electronic cutting machine and cut out your image in the yellow and purple cardstock. Cut out your coin piece out of the gray cardstock. Adhere it with some glue and you’re done.At our school, we like to display our Box Tops for Education collection box at the front of the foyer. It gives students the ability to remember that they have these valuable Box Tops in their backpack. When we’re waiting to bring them to school, I like to keep them in a large clear jar so that when it’s ready to be taken to the school – I just place them in a baggie.To make it easier than ever to redeem Box Tops they now have an app, New Box Tops Bonus App. You can download it in the iTunes store or in Google Play. Earn even more cash to help your school get what it needs through the Box Tops for Education® Bonus App. Turn your everyday receipts into cash for your school. It’s free and as easy as 1-2-3. Here’s how it works:

  • Buy: Find offers. Buy Products.
  • Scan: Scan your receipt.
  • Earn Watch earnings stack up.

You can earn Bonus Box Tops in the Box Tops Bonus App in combination with the on-pack Box Tops clips and any other coupon, discount, store program or promotion.Box Tops for Education has helped our school in so many ways. It may seem small but when everyone gets together and collects them, it adds up in a big way!  Now if you buy 5 participating items + Scan receipt with Box Tops Bonus App = Earn $5 (50 Bonus Box Tops). Offer available through 1/31/18.

What is your favorite way to collect Box Tops for Education?

Christmas - Clothing DIY - Cricut

DIY Christmas Pajamas with Cricut EasyPress

December 9, 2017

Create these fun DIY Christmas pajamas using the Cricut EasyPress and some Cricut Foil Iron-On.DIY Christmas Pajamas using foil iron-on vinyl and the Cricut EasyPressThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Using an EasyPress is a cost effective way to use Iron On Vinyl. I’ve always wondered if I could have the space for a heat press and in my small home, I just can’t swing that space. I love the EasyPress because it’s space efficient and it works really well.

Supplies

DIY Christmas Pajamas using foil iron-on vinyl and the Cricut EasyPressPurchase red and silver foil iron-on and cut the file from Design Space. Preheat your Cricut EasyPress to 275° and plan to press for 15 seconds each press. Don’t forget to place a towel on a hard surface. I like to fold my towel in half so that the surface has a little give to the fabric.

Next, decide where you want your image to be on your Christmas pajamas. I pressed my red first and then the silver foil iron-on. When using foil iron-on, peel away the carrier sheet after your image has cooled. If you peel it before, you get the wrinkled look…like I did. I’d give it a good 15 minutes between each press just to ensure it’s adhered.
DIY Christmas Pajamas using foil iron-on vinyl and the Cricut EasyPressI’d make these DIY Christmas pajamas for myself because I know I’m really Santa’s favorite. But these ones I made for my daughter to have on Christmas Eve. DIY Christmas Pajamas using foil iron-on vinyl and the Cricut EasyPressWhere would you use your Cricut EasyPress? It’s made things a lot easier in life.

Kids - Party Time

Make a Memorable Game Night for Kids

December 7, 2017

Thank you Goliath Games for sponsoring this post. Pick up your favorite game today to enjoy the holiday season and beyond!Family Game Night ideas and how to keep children entertained.We love a good game night in our family. I’m here to show you how to memorable game night for kids in any age group.When game night comes in our family, we get really excited. When we get to spend quality time together laughing and making memories it makes us remember the more important things in life, like each other.When I have a stressful day with the kids, I have to find a way for them and myself to unwind. Goliath Games and Pressman Toy are just the items we need. They’re easy to play, easy to clean and a lot of fun for everyone.When having a game night, the most important thing to remember is to have fun! My personality isn’t always suited for fun but these games bring out the best in me.

Here are some of the games we play and why my kids love game night:
  • Shark Bite

Shark Bite is made by Pressman Toy and was so easy to set up and play. The kids had a REEL-ly fun time trying to pick up different fishes with the rod and always wondering when the shark would bite. To set it up, just snap the mouth open and place the colorful sea creatures in each space until it snaps. Roll the dice and use the fishing rods to pull each creature out but watch out – you never know when Shark Bite will snap! No batteries required.

  • Giggle Wiggle

Giggle Wiggle is made by Goliath Games and this one was Malakai’s favorite. Easy assembly and a blast to play. Just have the start at the bottom and race to the top to get him to hold the marbles. He moves like crazy so you’ll definitely have marbles that will fall off. Just pick them up and keep at it. I love this one because it’s a challenge to the kids and they laugh the whole time.

  • Pop the Pig

Pop the Pig is another Goliath Games top pick. You feed him cheeseburgers and press his head until he pops! This one is a suspense the whole game – you never know when he’s going to pop. All the cheeseburgers store in a compartment so you don’t have to worry about losing pieces. This game teaches numbers, colors and counting and is the #2 best selling game among kids the last 6 years.

  • Catch the Fox

Catch the Fox is made by Goliath Games and was France’s #1 toy in 2016. This one I loved cause his pants just disappear and you’re scrambling to pick up all the loose chickens. His pants are baggy enough that he’s trying to steal all the chickens in the coop. But then his pants just disappear and he’s left out in his underwear. The kids loved scrambling around trying to fill their coop with the loose chickens trying to win the game.

  • Doggie Doo

Doggie Doo is another Goliath Games classic but now it’s been redesigned. You feed the pup and spin the wheel to determine how many times you pump his leash. Kids love the inappropriate noises the Doggie Doo makes. This game has 120 million views on YouTube already. Once the doggie goes plop, just scoop it up and start again.

These games are great starters for kids of any age trying to learn strategy and competition.Goliath Games is the fourth-largest children’s game manufacturer in North America. Adi Golad started Goliath in the Netherlands in 1980 fueled by his passion to bring new toys to the market and today Goliath sells products in more than 75 countries with direct distribution in Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Australia, Canada and the USA. On July 4, 2008, Goliath opened its US subsidiary, headed by board game guru David Norman, and has been entertaining children and adults ever since. Examples include Rummikub®, Rubik’s Cube®, Tri-ominos®, Wordsearch, Pop the Pig®, Doggie Doo, Gooey Looey, and Catch the Fox.

For more information, please visit www.goliathgames.us

Pressman Toy Corporation, the third largest game manufacturer in the United States, was founded in 1922. The company has released many strong brands that consumers have enjoyed for generations, such as Rummikub, MASTERMIND and Tri-Ominos. One of the first companies in the industry to begin licensing popular characters and content for toys and games, Pressman Toy has created games and puzzles based on, Elf on the Shelf, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Harry Potter as well as popular games shows Deal or No Deal, Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune. The company’s iconic red boxes have introduced millions of Americans to the joys of Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, Cribbage, Bingo, Dominoes, Mancala, and a host of other classic games. Pressman’s current offerings include these time-tested favorites along with a mix of exciting new games and puzzles designed to spark young imaginations and bring families together.

For more information, please visit www.pressmantoy.com

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.