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Cricut Crafts - Mother's and Father's Day

Mothers Day Shadow Box using your Cricut

February 26, 2019

Create the ultimate Mothers Day Shadow Box without much effort at all by you. Let your Cricut do all the work and learn how you and your mom could win your very own Cricut Explore Air 2!Create the perfect Mothers Day gift for that special Grandma in your life. Learn how easy it is to make a Mother's Day Shadow Box using your Cricut and some rose gold vinyl. Win a Cricut for you and your mom and start creating Cricut crafts ASAP! #cricut #cricutmade #mothersdaygift #mothersday #shadowbox #cricutshadowbox #grandmothergift

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Making Mothers Day Gifts are always a fun thing to do but it can be hard to come up with ideas. I love that I can open up Cricut Design Space and I’ve got all the inspiration right there! Creating a Mothers Day Shadow Box can be as personalized as you want. Add some paper flowers to the backdrop or just some beautiful scrapbook paper.

My kids call my mom Nani and so when I saw this one shape that said MOM, I just used my contour tool and clicked on that word to remove it. I added in Nani using the Felix font in Cricut Design Space. I used some brushed metal vinyl and cut it on the Adhesive Foil setting and had it pass two times. It gave the perfect kiss cut to the vinyl and made it a dream to weed.Create the perfect Mothers Day gift for that special Grandma in your life. Learn how easy it is to make a Mother's Day Shadow Box using your Cricut and some rose gold vinyl. Win a Cricut for you and your mom and start creating Cricut crafts ASAP! #cricut #cricutmade #mothersdaygift #howtoweedvinyl #mothersday #shadowbox #cricutshadowbox #grandmothergift

Weed your image and then apply some transfer tape over your vinyl design. Use your scraper tool to give it a gentle rub and then remove the white backing off of the vinyl.Create the perfect Mothers Day gift for that special Grandma in your life. Learn how easy it is to make a Mother's Day Shadow Box using your Cricut and some rose gold vinyl. Win a Cricut for you and your mom and start creating Cricut crafts ASAP! #cricut #cricutmade #mothersdaygift #transferpaper #vinyltransfer #mothersday #shadowbox #cricutshadowbox #grandmothergift Next, lay it on the glass and then use your scraper again to gently rub the metal vinyl on the glass. Gently pull off the transfer tape and then remove the back off of the frame so you can add your background.Create the perfect Mothers Day gift for that special Grandma in your life. Learn how easy it is to make a Mother's Day Shadow Box using your Cricut and some rose gold vinyl. Apply vinyl to glassI used this Natalie Malan scrapbook paper available at JoAnn and it’s insanely beautiful. She makes the most perfect compositions and the colors are always on point. I used her fabric from Coats to make these cute American Girl jumpsuits and I love the detail.

Cut the scrapbook page to be 9×9″ so that it would fit perfectly in the shadow boxes available at Michaels Stores. I realize this a busy pattern and so it can be hard to see if it’s not in the right light but the pinks go so well with the rose gold vinyl. In person, you can see the shimmer of the metal vinyl and then the softness of the watercolor flowers and birds.Create the perfect Mothers Day gift for that special Grandma in your life. Learn how easy it is to make a Mother's Day Shadow Box using your Cricut and some rose gold vinyl. Win a Cricut for you and your mom and start creating Cricut crafts ASAP! #cricut #cricutmade #mothersdaygift #mothersday #shadowbox #cricutshadowbox #grandmothergift

Supplies for your Mothers Day Shadow Box

Create the perfect Mothers Day gift for that special Grandma in your life. Learn how easy it is to make a Mother's Day Shadow Box using your Cricut and some rose gold vinyl. Win a Cricut for you and your mom and start creating Cricut crafts ASAP! #cricut #cricutmade #mothersdaygift #mothersday #shadowbox #cricutshadowbox #grandmothergift

That’s it! It’s so easy to make a shadowbox using your Cricut. You can always use a solid color of scrapbook paper and then add paper flowers on top for more details but the design in the paper was enough for me. Go crazy and have a blast using your Cricut making Mothers Day Gifts.

Cricut Ideas for Mothers Day
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Christmas - Electronic Crafting

Baby, It’s Freaking Cold Outside – FREE Winter SVG Files

November 6, 2018

Who doesn’t love free? Grab these FREE Christmas SVG files available to download below cause – Baby, it’s really freaking cold outside.

woman holding mug with free christmas svg
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To follow along with our free Thanksgiving SVG files, we’ve now made you 16 FREE Christmas SVG files for you to make your own Baby, it’s cold outside Christmas coffee mug using some vinyl. Head to the bottom of the post to learn how you can win your very own 12X10″ Cricut EasyPress.

Supplies for your DIY Christmas coffee cup

Easy peasy to get this DIY holiday mug. Cut your vinyl using your electronic cutter. I prefer to use the Cricut machine. I just feel like my cuts are a lot cleaner and it cuts through material better compared to my Silhouette. I haven’t had the opportunity to use a Silhouette machine for about 3 years now so they may have gotten better.

Now weed out the excess vinyl. You can use a weeding tool or a safety pin to pull up the extras. Just remove whatever you don’t want as your image you’re transferring.

How do I apply vinyl to a cup?

After the image is weeded, cut your transfer tape to fit the image. Lay the transfer tape onto your image and then use your scraper tool to get it adhered. Do not press it too hard because you want the vinyl to come back off. Peel the transfer tape off. You should have the image onto the transfer tape.

Lay your transfer tape and image on your coffee mug and then use your scraper tool to transfer your image. Use your scraper tool to press on top of the transfer tape over your shape. Slowly lift the corner of the transfer tape and pull up. Your vinyl will remain on the mug.

Sometimes it helps to pull your transfer tape in a rocking motion and that will help loosen it off the vinyl.

Where can I find FREE Christmas SVG files?

Grab your FREE Christmas SVG files at the like below. They’re perfect for aprons, towels, shirts, and bags. Use your EasyPress, Heat Press or iron to apply the Iron-On Vinyl.

free christmas svg files to cut on your Cricut or Silhouette

Cricut Crafts - Thanksgiving

Thankful Fall Wood Sign made with your Cricut

October 14, 2018

Grab these wooden leaves at your local Target and then use your Cricut Machine and EasyPress to customize it just in time for Thanksgiving. thanksgiving sign with cricutThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

I love swinging into Target and checking out their Dollar Spot. Things are getting a little out of control with their “dollar” concept but sometimes they have awesome things for less than you’d expect to pay. That’s where I found this wooden leaf that was blank so I can use my Cricut machine to personalize it. Create this custom Fall wood sign today.wood leaf with thankful word on it

Supplies for your Custom Fall Wood Sign

Easy peasy. Just cut your image using your Cricut machine and then weed the vinyl so that your image is on the carrier sheet. weeding gold vinylWarm up your EasyPress to 315ºF and preheat your wooden leaf for 5 seconds. Lay your image onto your wooden leaf cutout and press for an additional 40 seconds.using EasyPress on wood Remove the carrier sheet and then add some ribbon or accents to the rope. I just have this sitting on a shelf but if you wanted to have it as a door hanger, just switch it upside down. removing the carrier sheet from itvwooden leaf with gold thankful words on it

Can I use Foil Heat Transfer Vinyl or Iron-On Vinyl on wood?

No. There are some things that Cricut doesn’t recommend but you can usually do it but using foil iron-on vinyl on wood just won’t stay. The adhesive on the back of the foil HTV just doesn’t attach as well as the Everyday Iron-On does. It will lift where it doesn’t attach and stretch and tear. I included a picture for reference.ruined foil iron on vinyl It’s so easy to make this custom fall wood sign using your Cricut and the Cricut EasyPress. The small EasyPress 2 is really handy and I have found that I use that one 95% of the time. I do a lot of sewing and so using the small EasyPress 2 on seams is a time saver. Check out other Fall crafts that your Cricut can make below.

Fall Paper Leaf Wall Hanging / Wooden Pumpkin for Fall- Larger Than Mat Cricut / Felt Flower Grapevine Wreath / Chipboard Pumpkin / Wooden Fall Leaf customized with Cricut / Quick & Easy Fall Banner / Welcome Fall Wood Pumpkin Sign / How to Cut Die Cuts for Your Planner / Halloween T-Shirt

Electronic Crafting - Halloween - Home Decor - Movie Crafts

DIY Wooden Hocus Pocus Tombstones

October 11, 2018

Emily Binx, Thackery Binx, and William Butcherson are remembered making these easy
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Making these wooden mini tombstones was really quite simple. I just used 3 different colors of spray paint and some pigment ink. Spray until you don’t think it needs any more. Learn my techniques below.

The trick to making your wood look like concrete is to vary the color. I had two tones of grey and one tone of brown. I chose the Kryon colors because they have that little removable tab. You want the removable tab so that when it sprays, you will achieve spurts of color rather than a continuous stream. 

Supplies for your DIY Hocus Pocus Tombstones

How do I make wood look like cement?

Begin with your lightest shade of grey/beige and use it to base coat your wooden blocks. Next, use your brown but make sure you remove the small plastic tab so they paint will splatter. Do a few strokes of that. Don’t do too much and try and focus on the edges. Now use your mid-tone paint and repeat the steps. Now that you have your big globs of paint on the wood, you’ll put the small plastic tab back on the paint and just do an overspray. Hold your paint vertically and then move the can as you spray. Rotate between the three colors and spray in various areas. I had this in a box and kept moving it around so some of the paint would smear. Just add paint until you’re happy with the end product.

After the paint had dried on my Hocus Pocus tombstones I took some green pigment ink and blended it into the edges. Use as little or as much as you like, I just like to smear it on there and then use some of your blending sponges to have it look like faux moss.wooden headstone

How do I put vinyl on wood?

Use some standard vinyl and weed your image, use some transfer paper and apply that to your weeded vinyl. Make sure your wood is cleaned and free of any lint or sawdust. Peel the transfer paper off the carrier sheet and you vinyl should be stuck to the transfer paper. Lay the vinyl image on your piece of wood and use a credit card or scraper tool to press down the vinyl. Slowly lift the transfer paper off of your wood, leaving the vinyl image adhered to your wood.

What I recommend is using some iron-on vinyl, better known as HTV, on your wood. I weeded my image and kept what I want to keep on my carrier sheet. With the Cricut EasyPress, I used 305°F and pressed for 20 seconds. Warm your wooded surface before you place the image. Warm it up for about 5 seconds, place your HTV and then press for the 20 seconds.

There it is, a super cute Hocus Pocus Halloween craft. It ties in perfectly with my Hocus Pocus Door Decoration or my Hocus Pocus Spellbook Door Mat. I have a transom window on my front door and I added these really cute zombie hands out of Cricut Window Cling to remind me when William Butcherson jumped right out of his grave. Grab the Cricut file here. Happy Haunting!

Electronic Crafting - Halloween - Home Decor - Movie Crafts

DIY Hocus Pocus Spellbook Door Mat

October 10, 2018

This Hocus Pocus porch decor has been my favorite Halloween project to date, well, it’s a close second with my Maui costume for Malakai, but it’s still awesome. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

So for years, I’ve had the same outdoor Halloween decorations and I needed a change. I’ve made myself (yes, myself and not my kids) a Hocus Pocus themed porchscape for Halloween.

I love the movie and since they’re celebrating 25 years since it’s release, I figured it was about time I treated myself. The Hocus Pocus Spellbook has always been one of the creepier parts of the movie so I wanted to turn the book into my doormat so that I can step on his eye anytime I want. 

Supplies for your Hocus Pocus Spellbook Doormat

Grab this Hocus Pocus Spellbook clipart here. Just upload it into your Cricut or other electronic cutter and cut the freezer paper. The images will need to be sliced because you can’t fit all of this onto any mat so just be aware of that process you’ll have to do. I used Cricut stencil vinyl and I don’t recommend it. I don’t recommend stencil vinyl for fibrous material because it won’t adhere. I recommend using freezer paper to make your homemade doormat.

After the freezer paper stencil for your homemade doormat has been placed, use some spray paint to get the areas exposed and leave to dry. After it has dried, take the same brown and just dust over the corners. I did use some gold spray paint in some areas just to help give it the aged look that the actual Hocus Pocus spellbook has. Add it to your front porch for the perfect Hocus Pocus Halloween decoration addition to your front door. Learn how to make the Halloween banner below.three paper rosette

Birthday Parties - Electronic Crafting

Mermaid Party Cutlery with your Cricut

May 24, 2018

Did you know that you can use your Cricut to make personalized cutlery? Create this personalized mermaid party cutlery for your next mermaid party.Create personalized wood cutlery using your Cricut and some vinyl. This mermaid cutlery is perfect for your next mermaid party. #mermaid #cricut #craftlightning #cricut #cricutmade #mermaidparty This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commision from your purchase at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support.

Create personalized wood cutlery using your Cricut and some vinyl. This mermaid cutlery is perfect for your next mermaid party. #mermaid #cricut #craftlightning #cricut #cricutmade #mermaidpartyThis months theme for Craft Lightning is wood. Just give us some wood and 15 minutes and we’ll have some easy and quick mermaid party decor that will leave your guests in awe. Create custom wood cutlery with some vinyl and your electronic cutting machine. Create personalized wood cutlery using your Cricut and some vinyl. This mermaid cutlery is perfect for your next mermaid party. #mermaid #cricut #craftlightning #cricut #cricutmade #mermaidpartyI use a Cricut. I know people have their preferences when it comes to a Cricut or a Silhouette. I’ve owned both. I haven’t used a Silhouette in probably 4 years. I love the design software but the cuts I would get were not great. I recently made these rosettes using some fibrous paper and the detail that Cricut was able to get just gets me every time. I have learned when cutting fibrous paper with my Cricut, I do intricate cuts with it on regular speed. Those stars are 1/4″!Create personalized wood cutlery using your Cricut and some vinyl. This mermaid cutlery is perfect for your next mermaid party. #mermaid #cricut #craftlightning #cricut #cricutmade #mermaidparty Create personalized wood cutlery using your Cricut and some vinyl. This mermaid cutlery is perfect for your next mermaid party. #mermaid #cricut #craftlightning #cricut #cricutmade #mermaidpartyAnywho, let’s get back to business. This personalized wood cutlery was super easy to make. I just used some sparkling holographic vinyl and cut it into shapes that were 1/4″ wide.

With your Cricut Maker, select it from the main list. If you have a Cricut Explore, use the vinyl+ setting on your Smart Dial.

Supplies

Just peel and place on the bottom of your wooden cutlery and you’re set for the perfect mermaid party.  Create personalized wood cutlery using your Cricut and some vinyl. This mermaid cutlery is perfect for your next mermaid party. #mermaid #cricut #craftlightning #cricut #cricutmade #mermaidparty Create personalized wood cutlery using your Cricut and some vinyl. This mermaid cutlery is perfect for your next mermaid party. #mermaid #cricut #craftlightning #cricut #cricutmade #mermaidparty Create personalized wood cutlery using your Cricut and some vinyl. This mermaid cutlery is perfect for your next mermaid party. #mermaid #cricut #craftlightning #cricut #cricutmade #mermaidpartyI’m planning a mermaid party for Leila this year so I’m really excited. I’m having The Sugar House Bakery make her amazing cakes and cookies. I’ve got Oriental Trading helping with the holographic details. My mother-in-law is also coming and she’s never been to the states. I’m nervous…Create personalized wood cutlery using your Cricut and some vinyl. This mermaid cutlery is perfect for your next mermaid party. #mermaid #cricut #craftlightning #cricut #cricutmade #mermaidpartyOn another easy breezy note, check out the other things that these creative bloggers made with wood. It’s all made under 15 minutes for Craft Lightning. I love these challenges.

Cricut Crafts

DIY Unicorn Nail Decals using your Cricut Explore

May 14, 2018

Did you know you can use stencil vinyl and your Cricut Explore to make DIY nail decals? Read this post to find out how easy it is to create nail stencils and make your own nail art. Create your own nail decal with stencil materialThis post contains affiliate links. At no extra cost to you, I receive a small commission from your purchase. Thank you for your support.
Create your own nail decals using the stencil material from Expressions Vinyl-2

I love DIY nail art just like the next person but I had never tried to create my own DIY nail decals before. I grabbed some stencil vinyl from Expressions Vinyl and cut it with my Cricut Explore and it turned out perfect. Next time I attempt it, I will use brighter colors but I’m not a bright nail person.
Create your own nail decals using the stencil material from Expressions Vinyl-7I already own a mini OPI light so I’m able to do my own gel polish at home and that’s just what I’m going to have to do from now on. You can find a similar system here but I got my OPI kit at Sephora and it came with all the basics. You certainly don’t need a light to do this and this can be done with regular nail polish. Just allow it to dry for quite a while before painting on your decal.

Supplies:

Create your own nail decals using the stencil material from Expressions Vinyl-17I painted my nails with the gel base coat and allowed it to set in the light for 20 seconds each hand. I then painted one coat of black and I had them set under the UV light for another 20 seconds. Next, I  topped it off with the no wipe top coat and let that set under the light for at least 30 seconds. I did wipe them with alcohol before I put that chrome powder on so that I would have a clean nail and I’d get a good shine. Don’t use too much of the powder, a little goes a long way. Rub the powder into your nail until you see the shine that you want. You can use an eyeshadow applicator or a makeup sponge wedge.Create your own nail decals using the stencil material from Expressions Vinyl-18 Next, you’ll apply your Unicorn decal that we’ve cut with our Cricut or any other cutting machine you have and then apply the black paint. Allow it to set with the light for 20-30 seconds to be sure that the decal won’t go anywhere. Place another top coat on and set it under the light for an additional 30 seconds.  Here is a great tutorial on how to cut vinyl with your Cricut and here is one on how to cut with your Silhouette. Because these are so small you won’t really need transfer tape. I just used a weeder tool and removed it straight from the backing and put it straight onto my nail.Create your own nail decals using the stencil material from Expressions Vinyl-19 Create your own nail decals using the stencil material from Expressions Vinyl-21Here is a great youtube tutorial on using it with the Sally Hansen gel polish where you don’t need a UV light. To get a kit of all the colors and applicators without the UV light, click here. Again, you don’t need to use the chrome powder or fancy polish. This is your own, go for it!

Cricut Crafts

Personalize a Cleaning Bucket and make Cleaning Fun Again

May 4, 2018

For me, cleaning is a nightmare. Fill this cleaning bucket with all your spring cleaning needs and make it look pretty with vinyl. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Springtime is a rough business for me. I’m always fighting seasonal allergies and so I strive to keep my home clean from airborne allergens. Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes and FLONASE, available at Kroger stores, help me achieve a doable spring season.

Supplies –

Begin by opening the Cricut Design Space File and cut your holographic vinyl. You’ll just choose it from the materials list and it will give you a perfect cut. I always cut twice just to make sure I have no sticking.

Remove any unwanted vinyl from the carrier sheet and place the transfer tape over your design. Use your scraper tool to press down and get a good adhesion. Peel off the transfer tape and then place it in the center of your cleaning bucket. Now, who doesn’t want to clean all the time with this? So easy and it’s the perfect accessory to carry all your Clorox® products.