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. 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.
Begin 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. 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. 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. 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. Use the butterfly 3-D stickers on the buckle of the card and add some ephemera to the outside of the envelope.
Create the cutest Teacup Favors using your Cricut and adorning it with Deep Red Stamps.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
I 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.
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. Start 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.Now 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.Stamp 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.Voila! You have the cutest teacup favors to hand out to someone special.
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.This 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.
I 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.To 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.7Tuesday 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.
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.This 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.
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. Run 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.After 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. Use your foam squares and adhere the letters to each wooden circle. Now add your 3D Stickers to the final circle and a few other embellishments and you’re done.
Peeps Rice Krispie Treats are delicious but even better in Easter form. Use your favorite Easter Bunny cookie cutter and make these look like the real deal.
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Oh my gosh! These are so good and not too overly sweet. Our kids love these as a fun Easter snack. I’m going to show you how to create your own Peeps Rice Krispie Treats for Easter. Use the sugary marshmallow treats to create your own Peeps Rice Krispie Treats.
Supplies for your Peeps Easter Rice Krispie Treats –
Begin by melting one package of Peeps, 1/4 cup of butter and 2 cups of marshmallows. I used the microwave to melt the ingredients together and once it came out, I gave it a good stir. Next, add 2 cups of Rice Krispie cereal and mix it well. You’ll then pour it onto a 1/4 sheet pan. To press down the treats easily, wet your hands a little. It’ll make the mixture not as hot to the touch and you’ll have no marshmallows stuck to your hands afterward. Allow the mixture to cool and cut out as many bunnies as you can. I got 8 out of each 1/4 sheet pan.
Now take your black writing gel and place three dots to represent the eyes and the nose of the bunnies. Now they look just like giant peeps and taste delicious. You’re going to get more servings, obviously, if you just cut them into squares but it’s fun for them to be cut into mimicking bunnies to match the Peeps. Sometimes I find Peeps overly sweet because of the sugar coating so I’ve found that mixing them with more regular marshmallows makes them more tolerable to eat a larger amount. Who cares, it’s Easter and Easter is the perfect time to have Peeps Rice Krispie Treats.
Have you ever wondered how to upload an image into Cricut Design Space? I’m going to show you how easy it is to upload your own .jpeg files so you can cut them on your Cricut. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you to Cricut for sponsoring this post.
You first want to find an image you like or your can scan a drawing of your own and convert it to a .jpeg file. I found these ladybugs on Adobe Stock because I have an account. You can easily find an image online that you like and use it for personal use. Please don’t take other people’s hard work and pass it off as your own unless you pay for it.
So because we’re uploading an image of your own, we first want to make sure it’s saved to our computer in the right format. Cricut Design Space accepts .jpeg, .png, .svg, .gif, .bmp and .dxf files. If you have any other file that needs to be converted, there are websites dedicated to converting your file into the file you desire, you just need to google it and it’ll show up.
Now let’s get to it, you’re going to select to make a new canvas by clicking on the Create New Project link.Next, select the upload images on the left side of the screen.And then select Upload Image.Now you’ll select Browse and find your image that you’ve saved to your computer and select Open.Once you’ve brought in your image, it will be time to edit it. For .jpeg and .png, there is the option to select and deselect things you want and don’t want. I like to choose complex image for more detailed images and simple for images I just want to cut outer edges of. For the other files, it will bring it in and you can just select right away if you want it to be a cut or print then cut file.Select the negative space and whatever part of the image you don’t want using your mouse and select Continue. Whatever you do not want to show will be the transparent squares that are in the background. After you’ve edited your image, the next screen will allow you to choose whether you want a Print then Cut image or just a Cut image. When you choose the cut, only the places that were not selected in the edit screen will be cut. Go ahead and save your image with some keywords so you can search for it later and then you’ll also be able to find it by the other images you’ve uploaded. Select it and add it to your canvas.I cut out 12 images of the ladybug, 3 of each color and arranged them on my 10″x10″ canvas.You’ll next use some hot glue to secure them in place. This is not necessary but these are tiny pins here for my apothecary style art so I didn’t want them sliding all over the place. Once they’re at the place you want them at, go ahead and add your mini pins to make it look like a small piece of art just like the Japanese style art with live bugs and frame them.Add it to your mantel or shelves and enjoy this Valentine’s Day art project you made all on your own using your own images you’ve uploaded into Cricut Design Space.
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It’s so easy to make these DIY Valentines Mailboxes using your Cricut Explore and Iron-On Vinyl..This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 with this project but to be honest, you don’t need it. Just take a printout of the words you want to use on your mailbox, trace it onto some Iron-On Vinyl and then cut it out with scissors.
I found these cute felt mailboxes in the dollar section at Target and thought they were darling. They also have mini metal ones or a larger felt mailbox too. I was really tempted to get them but I’ve got a budget I need to stick with!I used some silver and gold iron-on vinyl and I used this method to apply it onto my mini DIY Valentine’s Mailboxes. A really quick and easy Valentine’s Day craft that is sure to please anyone.
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.I started by spraying my Popcorn Box black. You can grab these at World Market in packs of 12 here.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.