Halloween is right around the corner, what better way to show your excitement by personalizing this Teresa Collins journal and adding a fun shaker tag. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your Support.
I love this new Teresa Collins Journal that is available at Hobby Lobby. I also used some of her fabulous giant matte black sequins to add to this Halloween shaker tag to deliver to someone special who has a healthy love of Halloween.
Supplies for your Halloween Teresa Collins Journal
Run your spider, spider web and the black outline circle through your Xyron Mega Runner.
Now let’s assemble our Halloween notebook
Start with your base white circle and place the black adhesive foam circle to the outer edges of the circle. Place your spider web in the middle and lay the spider on top. Add your jumbo sequins to the middle. Now lay your acetate circle over the top of everything and then adhere your outer black circle to the top. Use your orange HTV and cut out whichever word you want. I chose to write “This Halloween”. Weed your excess HTV and lay it on your Teresa Collins journal and press with your EasyPress.
How do I use the EasyPress on Paper?
When you use your EasyPress on paper, you want to go for a low temperature. I use the 250ºF setting with a time limit of 10 seconds.
Remove your carrier sheet from the HTV and then tie some ribbon around the Teresa Collins journal. Use some double-sided painters tape to adhere the Halloween shaker tag to the top of the notebook and ribbon.
I love how this Cricut Halloween shaker tag looks almost like a crystal ball. The glitter cardstock I chose goes perfectly with the saying on my Teresa Collins journal and it’s a perfect neighbor or friend gift. Happy Haunting.
Create the perfect Fall Wreath by using your ClearSnap ClearBox pigment inks to add dimension to your crepe paper leaves.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
This is one of my most favorite projects I’ve ever made. I love that it’s the perfect DIY Fall wreath for the Thanksgiving holiday and that I can switch it out with my paper Christmas wreath I made a few years ago on my Cricut.
So begin by opening up the Cricut Design Space file for your Fall leaves. I bought the package of Crepe Paper from Lia Griffith and it’s seriously the best stuff. I cut each color a total of 3 rounds on the mat so I was able to get 18 leaves in each color for my DIY Fall wreath. Use your Cricut Fabric Grip mat and the rotary blade for the crepe paper leaves.
After you’ve cut all of your leaves, you’re going to want to assemble them using some floral wire stems. Dip the stems into some white craft glue, just straight down the nozzle and pull up. This will coat your wire in the glue and then you’ll lay it on the seam of one leaf and then lay the other half on top so it creates one full leaf. I used an extra styrofoam round that I had laying around and placed each of the stemmed Fall leaves into it so it could dry. I allowed these to dry overnight so that when I used my ColorBox pigment inks, they wouldn’t tear the fragile crepe paper.
Use your blotter tool to dip into your Colorsnap pigment inks and then start from the bottom center of the leaves and work your way up and outward. Once your leaves are inked, slowly stretch the outer parts of your crepe paper leaf and bend your floral wire so that it looks like a leaf from nature.
How to assemble your Crepe Paper Fall Wreath
After your leaves are formed and you have your wreath base, go ahead and start with your lightest color and fill in the wreath having the colors form an ombre as you go around. There was a bit of white wreath from coming from my crepe paper Fall wreath. You can always make more but I just finagled my fall leaves so that they’d cover the form.
How do I make a chipboard banner with my Cricut?
For the banner, you’re going to cut your shape with the Cricut Knife Blade. Cut out both pieces of the banner with the chipboard. The base of the chipboard banner is like a puzzle and the top pieces of the banner will cover it. Spray the large chipboard piece with gold paint and set aside to dry.
As that paint is drying, cut the orange cardstock just like the top piece of the chipboard banner. You will take the largest part of the cardstock and iron on the brown autumn words. I tried cardstock and the font was just too thin so Iron-On Vinyl was the perfect alternative.
Yes! You can use Iron-On Vinyl on cardstock or other paper products. See how I used it here on napkins. You need to have you EasyPress set at 250ºF and then press for 5-10 seconds. If you use an Iron for the HTV, just have your settings on low and press lightly so you don’t crease your paper. Now run all the orange cardstock through your Xyron Disposable 3″ Sticker Maker Be sure to pay attention to putting the cardstock pieces in right-side up. Place the cardstock and then pull the Sticker Maker paper and the pieces will come out the other end as stickers!
Adhere your cardstock pieces to the cut chipboard and set aside. Use some craft glue and use it on the small pieces of the chipboard banner to be placed on the long, gold chipboard. Use some clips or some kind of weight to be placed on the assembled chipboard banner.
Once that piece is assembled and dry, use some hot glue to just adhere it wherever you want on the wreath.
How to make paper acorns
The acorns were really the easiest part. You’ll just need some cardstock and craft glue. I used some shimmer cardstock in gold and brown. Cut the paper acorns with the Cricut machine. For cutting paper with the Cricut, you can use any Cricut machine. Start with one side of the acorn and then assemble the other and then glued them into one large 3D paper acorn.
They’re almost like pumpkins. There is a small tab on each curve of the paper acorn and then you just place a dot of glue on those and then bring the next curved piece and adhere the small tab so that it will be on the inside of the paper acorn.
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.
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.Use 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.
Do you love alphabet magnets but hate the look of them? Create these easy DIY alphabet magnets and be stylish as your child is learning how to spell. This post contains affiliate links, thank you for your support.
DIY alphabet magnets are easier to make than you think. I’ve included a free printable for you or if you have a Cricut or Silhouette, I’ve got the .png images of the individual letters. Use your Xyron Creative Station with the Laminate Magnet cartridge and create these in a matter of minutes.
Just print off the free printable and cut out the letters individually or you can do it by line. You’ll see that cutting out individual letters first isn’t really necessary because it all gets covered by the laminate protector and backed with the magnet sheet.
After you’ve run your letters through the Xyron Magnet Laminate, cut them out individually. The magnet sheet is thin enough that regular scissors do the trick.
What is the Xyron Magnet Laminate Cartridge?
The cartridge has two sides that runs through the Creative Station. It has the top side as a laminate and the bottom section is a thin magnet sheet. The Xyron Laminate Magnet cartridge comes in a 5″ size. You can use it on your 9″ Creative Station or a 5″ Creative Station. It is a refill cartridge that comes in a sturdy box so when you have it in storage, you won’t damage your cartridge.
Combine Photo Play Paper and Xyron to create these simple, yet stunning scrapbook pages. Use your Cricut Maker to add the perfect dimension to these already perfect papers.
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I love using the new Cricut Scoring Wheel so that’s exactly what I used to add dimension to these Paper Play papers. The line is Stuck On You and comes with coordinating ephemera. Ephemera usually ends up being my favorite part of any scrapbook line because it’s adding dimension and you don’t have to try hard. Photo Play Paper has a line for any occasion.
Begin by placing the quilted background of your Photo Play Stuck On You paper. I used the black and white cactus scrapbook paper for my background and a bold lime polka dot for the quilted background. Be sure to adhere it using your Xyron Mega Runner for a guaranteed stick. When using a scoring tool on these backgrounds, the best way to get a detailed scoreline is to fold the paper both ways. This will give you crisp lines and it will pop on your scrapbook page. After I framed the photo, I added the LOVE banner from the ephemera pack and placed it at the bottom of the page. These scrapbook pages are minimal, yet they are beautiful. These Photo Paper Play papers are perfect for that minimal look and then you can add your flair. Use the stickers to add dimension and some 3D foam dots for added lift. Using your electronic cutter really adds the pop you need and it shows that you can use minimal designed paper and add more dimension to your scrapbook page.
Photo Play Paper is a quality paper with a thicker feeling and sheen than other scrapbooking companies. I can’t wait to use more of their items to create projects for Christmas and other year-round holidays.
These cactus printables are perfect to hang in a nursery or in your home. Use some Derwent Academy Watercolour supplies to make it tens times better than a black and white printable. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
I made these cactus printables even better by using some Derwent Academy products and my Xyron Sticker Maker. Create your own 3D cactus art by following the easy steps below . When I began experimenting with different art mediums, watercolors were always a favorite of mine. I learned that you have to start with the lightest colour and then moving into dark colors when with oil paint, you have to do the opposite. Watercolor dries fast and using Derwent Academy Watercolour Pencil Tins and Derwent Academt assorted brushes are a great alternative to panned watercolors.
Begin by printing out the cactus printables just on standard copy paper. You will then trace the cactus images onto your Derwent Academy Watercolour Pad paper using a waterproof pen. Use your Derwent Academy Watercolour Pencils and use whichever color palette you want. I used 4 shades of green and then I took the assorted brushes and hastily applied water over my pencil shades.
I wanted an imperfect look so I didn’t follow any outer lines and even got some splashes on the paper. To do that, blend your colors and before washing out your brush, just flick it over the paper. Allow it to dry and then cut some free formed floral shapes out of your felt. I used a coral color but, again, use whatever fits into your color scheme. Run the felt through your Xyron Sticker Maker and then apply it directly to the paper. For a more dimensional look, I layered them and scrunched some areas together for bulk. Frame these perfect watercolor cactus printables for your home or as an easy gift for a home warming present. I love these and I’m saving these for when we move and I can get some artwork up on more walls!
This Rainbow Book I made with my Cricut is perfect when using the Really Rainbows line from
Lawn Fawn and your Xyron adhesive. This post contains affiliate links. A small portion of your purchase comes back to me at no cost to you. Thank you for your support.
This rainbow book was so easy to make with the Lawn Fawn papers and my Cricut. Just use the Cricut Design Space file to create this mini rainbow book and some Xyron adhesive for the cloud.
Cut all your Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow papers for your book with your Cricut. You can use a Silhouette as well, I just don’t have one anymore so I don’t pull those files. Stack them all up in the order you want and secure with a ribbon of your choice. I had on hand this white taffeta ribbon so that is what I used to bind my book. Use your Xyron Disposable Sticker Maker and run the face of the cloud through. Adhere it on to your cut piece of pink cardstock and use some foam squares to adhere it to your book. Not lying, this was so easy and I love how it looks. It’s the perfect mini book to scrap some memories on or give it as a gift. Fill it with reminders and notes of encouragement so that when someone is down, they can read your words.
Do you love llamas? Are you obsessed with them enough to have a llama party? I’m going to show you how easy it is to create custom llama party items using some stamps from Newton’s Nook. Learn how to make this fun water bottle party tag below using your Cricut. Be sure to learn the giveaways below. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
Having a llama themed party can’t happen without some sort of enamel pin. I found these super cute pins at my local Hobby Lobby and attached them to the gift tags for a perfect llama party favor.
You’re going to begin by making these easy pom poms with this tool. You can easily use a piece of cardboard to make them but I like this tool because it comes in three different sizes. I used some DMC embroidery floss to make the pom poms but use what you have on hand. Be sure to leave a long tail so that you can tie them on the neck of the water bottle. Download the watercolor background and load it on to your Cricut mat. You’ll cut the bottom overlay shape out of this and then you’ll cut the water bottle party tag with your acetate. I’ve made the file in Cricut Design Space. If you have a Silhouette, you can easily find this shape in their store as well. Just be sure to add a small circle, about.1″, so that you can add your llama enamel pins to it. Use your Newton Nook Loveable Llamas stamp set and some black archival ink and stamp your designs on your overlay. Use your Xyron Mega Runner and attach the overlay to the acetate paper. The file includes a score line so fold it there and just put it over the cap of the water bottle. Use the pom poms and have the longer string tie around the neck of the water bottle. These water bottle party tags are perfect for your next llama party and the perfect llama party favor.