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Birthday Parties - Electronic Crafting

DIY Cupcake Toppers for a Woodland Party

September 12, 2018

These Woodland DIY Cupcake Toppers are really perfect for any party but made customizable with Derwent Water-Soluble Markers and Xyron. Having a forest themed party anytime soon? Learn how easy it is to create your own woodland animal party decor. #derwent #xyron #cricut #cricutmadeThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

These DIY Cupcake Toppers are so easy. I made the customized cupcake toppers using some woodland animals I found in Cricut Design Space and printed them directly on the Derwent Marker Paper. Jessica from Everyday Party Magazine created a similar party crown by using her Derwent Markers and the drawing feature with her Cricut. 

Supplies for DIY Cupcake Toppers

Begin by trimming down your Derwent Marker Paper to be 8.5X11″ so that it can fit into your printer paper tray. Print off the woodland animals for your DIY Cupcake Toppers and load them into your Cricut machine. For an easy tutorial on how to use the Print Then Cut feature for your Cricut, go here.

How do I make Paper Rosettes?

Making paper rosettes is really easy when you have the right tools. I like to use my Cricut Maker with the Scoring Wheel. The Cricut Scoring Wheel gives me deep impressions so that doing the accordion fold on each of the rosettes is easier. You can also use a scoring board and a paper trimmer to make the edges of the rosettes flat.

Now you’re going to cut out your rosette shapes and adhere them with the Xyron Tape Runner. I like to use clips to hold it together until the adhesive sets. Just some standard quilting binding clips are the best ones I’ve been able to find.

To see how to assemble your rosette shapes from your Cricut, head here to see how I made my Patriotic Rosettes a few months back.

As your paper rosettes are setting, color each of the woodland animal shapes in any coordinating colors. I used Orange, Scarlet Red, and Brown for the squirrel and then Gray and Light Blue for the raccoon.Having a forest themed party anytime soon? Learn how easy it is to create your own woodland animal party decor. #derwent #xyron #cricut #cricutmadeUse your larger circle as the base and then use the Xyron Tape Runner to adhere the Derwent Marker Paper to the coordinating cardstock. Now use some strong adhesive to place the circle on to the middle of your rosette.

How to Turn a Rosette into a Cupcake Topper?

Use a wooden skewer and place that on the cupcake topper so that it can sit on your cupcake straight.

Now you’ve created the most perfect DIY Cupcake Topper using the grass rosette shape and some circles. Your children or your own party will be awesome with some personalized party decor. 

Cricut Crafts - Kids Crafts

Create a Prize Ribbon for your Teacher using your Cricut

July 15, 2018

These prize ribbons were really easy to make using my Cricut machine. These are perfect inexpensive teacher gifts. Use your Cricut to create these easy prize ribbons. Attach a gift card or use them as a fun embellishment to a gift bag. These prize ribbons were so easy to make with my Cricut. #CricutMade #RainbowCraft #PrizeRibbonThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Here are some great ideas for a teacher appreciation gift using your Cricut.

To create this teacher Cricut prize ribbon, you’re only going to need a few supplies and no extra tools from your Cricut machine. Just use a pen and the machine along with adhesive and you have the perfect teacher appreciation gift made with your Cricut.
Use your Cricut to create these easy prize ribbons. Attach a gift card or use them as a fun embellishment to a gift bag. These prize ribbons were so easy to make with my Cricut. #CricutMade #RainbowCraft #PrizeRibbon

Supplies

Use your Cricut to create these easy prize ribbons. Attach a gift card or use them as a fun embellishment to a gift bag. These prize ribbons were so easy to make with my Cricut. #CricutMade #RainbowCraft #PrizeRibbonOpen your Cricut Design Space file and cut you’ll need a coordinating Cricut pen to do the writing portion of the Cricut prize ribbon.  I just used black for all of them but you can certainly change it up. I love how my Cricut cut these prize ribbons. I get a crisp cut every time I use my Cricut and it’s been the best investment I’ve made when it comes to Crafting.

Assembling this project was really easy. This has cut lines on the ribbon rather than score lines so you don’t need any additional Cricut tools to make this.Use your Cricut to create these easy prize ribbons. Attach a gift card or use them as a fun embellishment to a gift bag. These prize ribbons were so easy to make with my Cricut. #CricutMade #RainbowCraft #PrizeRibbonUse your Cricut to create these easy prize ribbons. Attach a gift card or use them as a fun embellishment to a gift bag. These prize ribbons were so easy to make with my Cricut. #CricutMade #RainbowCraft #PrizeRibbon Start by accordion folding your rosette of the prize ribbon. Use some scor-tape and attach the ends together. You’ll then be able to carefully press down the middle of the rosette and it will form right away. Use your Cricut to create these easy prize ribbons. Attach a gift card or use them as a fun embellishment to a gift bag. These prize ribbons were so easy to make with my Cricut. #CricutMade #RainbowCraft #PrizeRibbonUse some hot glue and place some in the center of your Cricut prize ribbon rosette. Allow that to harden and then use either more hot glue or some scor-tape to attach the rest of your design. Use your Cricut to create these easy prize ribbons. Attach a gift card or use them as a fun embellishment to a gift bag. These prize ribbons were so easy to make with my Cricut. #CricutMade #RainbowCraft #PrizeRibbonI used hot glue on the tails and on the first layer of the middle of the prize ribbon. I was able to use the scor-tape on the other parts of the rosette.

Attach a fun gift card to the prize ribbons or just give it straight to your teacher for a job well done.Use your Cricut to create these easy prize ribbons. Attach a gift card or use them as a fun embellishment to a gift bag. These prize ribbons were so easy to make with my Cricut. #CricutMade #RainbowCraft #PrizeRibbon Use your Cricut to create these easy prize ribbons. Attach a gift card or use them as a fun embellishment to a gift bag. These prize ribbons were so easy to make with my Cricut. #CricutMade #RainbowCraft #PrizeRibbon Use your Cricut to create these easy prize ribbons. Attach a gift card or use them as a fun embellishment to a gift bag. These prize ribbons were so easy to make with my Cricut. #CricutMade #RainbowCraft #PrizeRibbon Use your Cricut to create these easy prize ribbons. Attach a gift card or use them as a fun embellishment to a gift bag. These prize ribbons were so easy to make with my Cricut. #CricutMade #RainbowCraft #PrizeRibbon Use your Cricut to create these easy prize ribbons. Attach a gift card or use them as a fun embellishment to a gift bag. These prize ribbons were so easy to make with my Cricut. #CricutMade #RainbowCraft #PrizeRibbon Use your Cricut to create these easy prize ribbons. Attach a gift card or use them as a fun embellishment to a gift bag. These prize ribbons were so easy to make with my Cricut. #CricutMade #RainbowCraft #PrizeRibbon

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Cricut Crafts - Scrapbooking and Stamping

Cricut Donut Box with DCWV and Xyron

June 7, 2018

Create this easy Donut Box using DCWV Scrapbook Paper, your Xyron Mega Runner and the Xyron Creative Station. This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commision on items you buy at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support.

This DIY donut box made with DCWV cardstock and Cricut is perfect. I love the added touch that I added using my Cricut pen. Donut Kill My Vibe is my new mantra! Use your Xyron adhesive to make something that will really last…a lot faster than the donut will.

Supplies

Begin by opening the Donut Box file with Cricut Design Space. The Cricut file is all set for you. Plan on having 5 pieces of the DCWV cardstock. The Rainbow Splash cardstock pad is perfect for many projects. It has a great variety on the pad and I plan on using every sheet. Sometimes you get pads that only give you a few good ones, but this DCWV scrapbook pad is perfection.Use your DCWV scrapbook paper and your Xyron tools to make this DIY Donut Box. #CricutMade #Xyron #DonutCraft I used the cloud paper as the inside of the box. I cut two pieces for the lower donut box. I needed a lighter cardstock to allow the Cricut pen to show through. Use your DCWV scrapbook paper and your Xyron tools to make this DIY Donut Box. #CricutMade #Xyron #DonutCraftRun the inside of the box with your Xyron Creative Station along with the smaller areas of the bow. Use your DCWV scrapbook paper and your Xyron tools to make this DIY Donut Box. #CricutMade #Xyron #DonutCraftLay the inside of the donut box that you cut with your Cricut and assemble the bottom. Use the Xyron Mega Runner to run adhesive on the tabs of the donut box.Use your DCWV scrapbook paper and your Xyron tools to make this DIY Donut Box. #CricutMade #Xyron #DonutCraft Now it’s time to put together your Cricut gift bow. There are three X shapes and one I shape. They all have 2 holes that will coordinate with each other. Use the smaller shapes and lay them onto their corresponding shape. It will leave you with a strip on each side of the base paper. You fold the I shape into a circle and then place the brad in the corresponding holes.Use your DCWV scrapbook paper and your Xyron tools to make this DIY Donut Box. #CricutMade #Xyron #DonutCraft Then the X shapes will have the four tabs folded in toward each other and you adhere them all to the brad. Work from the smallest to the largest. Fluff your bow to make it how you want.Use your DCWV scrapbook paper and your Xyron tools to make this DIY Donut Box. #CricutMade #Xyron #DonutCraft Now add your donut to your donut box that you cut with your Cricut. Eat that delicious donut and enjoy your Cricut donut box that you made!Use your DCWV scrapbook paper and your Xyron tools to make this DIY Donut Box. #CricutMade #Xyron #DonutCraft

 

Cricut Crafts - Scrapbooking and Stamping

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 Crafts

Mini Santa Letters with your Cricut Maker

November 27, 2017

There is nothing cuter than something in mini form. Create these mini Santa letters and add them to this cute Santa letter mailbox from Magnolia.Mini Santa letters to put in your Magnolia ornament. These are the cutest ornaments you've ever seen.This post does contain affiliate links.

I participated in an ornament exchange with other Cricut bloggers. We were able to create whatever we wanted and when I saw this mini Santa letter box ornament at Target, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.Mini Santa letters to put in your Magnolia ornament. These are the cutest ornaments you've ever seen.

Supplies

Mini Santa letters to put in your Magnolia ornament. These are the cutest ornaments you've ever seen.The mailbox is this perfect hunter green color so I wanted to use a red envelope to really contrast those colors.Mini Santa letters to put in your Magnolia ornament. These are the cutest ornaments you've ever seen.I began with my white cardstock and printed the mini letters. They are shapes by Natalie Malan and I love them! Just print them out and cut, for a more detailed instruction on how to do this, visit here. It’s the same with the Explore and the Maker.Mini Santa letters to put in your Magnolia ornament. These are the cutest ornaments you've ever seen.I then loaded my red cardstock into the Maker. It starts with using the stylus and then it will prompt you to load your pen and then it will do the drawing. This is the same cartridge using Natalie Malan’s shapes. With the Maker, you can print on colored cardstock but I decided I wanted to draw the Santa Baby instead. To change this, just click on the icon of the shape and choose for it to be printed rather than drawn.

I mailed these mini Santa letters and mailbox along with a gift card so she can have a night off from cooking. Aren’t they the cutest! Let’s see what the other bloggers made too –

Mini Santa letters to put in your Magnolia ornament. These are the cutest ornaments you've ever seen.

 

Christmas - Cricut Crafts

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

 

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.

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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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Enter the Cricut-I Made It! Contest

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