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Cricut - Party Time

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. 

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DIY Alphabet Magnets for your Toddler

August 23, 2018

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. 

Supplies for your DIY Alphabet Magnets

So, how do you make your own alphabet magnets?

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. 

Cricut - Scrapbooking

Photo Play Paper Stuck on You Scrapbook Page

August 7, 2018

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.

What are the best Photo Play Paper lines?

Of course, I have this amazing love for the Stuck On You line but I also love the Under The Weather line and all the beautiful pastel tones. Paprika is also perfect for those who love llama scrapbooking papers. It’ll coordinate really well with my llama waterbottle tags I made last month using my Xyron.

Supplies

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.

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Make Custom Cactus Watercolour Prints using Derwent Academy and Xyron

July 25, 2018

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 .These cactus printables are perfect for home decor. Use some Derwent watercolour pencils and add the perfect dimension to this already great artwork. #CactusPrintables #CactusPrint 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.

Supplies

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. These cactus printables are perfect for home decor. Use some Derwent watercolour pencils and add the perfect dimension to this already great artwork. #CactusPrintables #CactusPrint These cactus printables are perfect for home decor. Use some Derwent watercolour pencils and add the perfect dimension to this already great artwork. #CactusPrintables #CactusPrintUse 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. These cactus printables are perfect for home decor. Use some Derwent watercolour pencils and add the perfect dimension to this already great artwork. #CactusPrintables #CactusPrint 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. These cactus printables are perfect for home decor. Use some Derwent watercolour pencils and add the perfect dimension to this already great artwork. #CactusPrintables #CactusPrintFrame 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! These cactus printables are perfect for home decor. Use some Derwent watercolour pencils and add the perfect dimension to this already great artwork. #CactusPrintables #CactusPrint These cactus printables are perfect for home decor. Use some Derwent watercolour pencils and add the perfect dimension to this already great artwork. #CactusPrintables #CactusPrint These cactus printables are perfect for home decor. Use some Derwent watercolour pencils and add the perfect dimension to this already great artwork. #CactusPrintables #CactusPrint

Cricut - Scrapbooking

Make a Rainbow Book using Cricut, Lawn Fawn Papers and Xyron Adhesive

July 9, 2018

This Rainbow Book I made with my Cricut is perfect when using the Really Rainbows line from
Lawn Fawn and your Xyron adhesive.Create the perfect book with your Cricut and Really Rainbows Lawn Fawn Papers. #xyron #scrapbooking #cricutmade #cricut 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.

Supplies

Create the perfect book with your Cricut and Really Rainbows Lawn Fawn Papers. #xyron #scrapbooking #cricutmade #cricutCut 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.Create the perfect book with your Cricut and Really Rainbows Lawn Fawn Papers. #xyron #scrapbooking #cricutmade #cricut 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.Create the perfect book with your Cricut and Really Rainbows Lawn Fawn Papers. #xyron #scrapbooking #cricutmade #cricut 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.Create the perfect book with your Cricut and Really Rainbows Lawn Fawn Papers. #xyron #scrapbooking #cricutmade #cricut

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Create a Water Bottle Party Tag for a Llama Party

June 26, 2018

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.

Make the most adorable water bottle tags and include a llama pin party favor. #llamaparty #cricutmade #newtonsnook #xyronHaving 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.Make the most adorable water bottle tags and include a llama pin party favor. #llamaparty #cricutmade #newtonsnook #xyron

Supplies –

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.Make the most adorable water bottle tags and include a llama pin party favor. #llamaparty #cricutmade #newtonsnook #xyron Make the most adorable water bottle tags and include a llama pin party favor. #llamaparty #cricutmade #newtonsnook #xyron Make the most adorable water bottle tags and include a llama pin party favor. #llamaparty #cricutmade #newtonsnook #xyron Make the most adorable water bottle tags and include a llama pin party favor. #llamaparty #cricutmade #newtonsnook #xyronDownload 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.Make the most adorable water bottle tags and include a llama pin party favor. #llamaparty #cricutmade #newtonsnook #xyron Use your Newton Nook Loveable Llamas stamp set and some black archival ink and stamp your designs on your overlay.Make the most adorable water bottle tags and include a llama pin party favor. #llamaparty #cricutmade #newtonsnook #xyron 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.Make the most adorable water bottle tags and include a llama pin party favor. #llamaparty #cricutmade #newtonsnook #xyron These water bottle party tags are perfect for your next llama party and the perfect llama party favor.

For the giveaway, there are two! Head to Xyron’s Facebook page and enter on their posts there. Then head to Newton’s Nook blog to enter there for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate.
Make the most adorable water bottle tags and include a llama pin party favor. #llamaparty #cricutmade #newtonsnook #xyron

Cricut - Fourth of July

Patriotic Wood Plank Sign using your Cricut Maker Knife Blade

June 10, 2018

Creating this Patriotic Wood Plank Sign couldn’t be easier when you use your Cricut. Use the Cricut Knife Blade to cut thick chipboard and then adhere it to your store-bought wood plank sign. Create this easy Cricut Patriotic Sign perfect for Fourth of July. So easy to make using the Cricut Maker and Knife Blade. #CricutMadeThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

I use my Cricut to make the most awesome patriotic crafts. I created this wood plank sign using my Cricut Maker and Knife Blade to get this sign to look the way it does and I love it.

Supplies

Create this easy Cricut Patriotic Sign perfect for Fourth of July. So easy to make using the Cricut Maker and Knife Blade. #CricutMadeUse your Cricut Knife Blade to cut the stars. Each shape took around 20 passes of the knife blade to ensure that it cut through the entire shape. Then use that same Cricut Design Space file to cut your paper stars to go on top of your Cricut chipboard stars.Create this easy Cricut Patriotic Sign perfect for Fourth of July. So easy to make using the Cricut Maker and Knife Blade. #CricutMadeWhen using adhesive with the Cricut Chipboard, do not mix a wet adhesive with a dry adhesive. So I shouldn’t run the cardstock through my Xyron and then paint Mod Podge on top. I need to decide ahead of time what adhesive I’m going to use. Since the white craft paint has a metallic sheen to it, I’m going to just use some Mod Podge for the Cricut patriotic sign. Create this easy Cricut Patriotic Sign perfect for Fourth of July. So easy to make using the Cricut Maker and Knife Blade. #CricutMadeJust paint the chipboard with Mod Podge and then lay the paper stars on the corresponding Cricut Chipboard stars. Next, use some more Mod Podge to layer your Cricut patriotic stars on top of each other.

I’m going to use some E6000 to adhere the star to the wood plank sign. This will make sure that my Cricut patriotic sign will last a long time.

You can only use the Cricut Knife Blade with the Cricut Maker. The Cricut Explore models do not have the force ability to use the Cricut Knife Blade. For all your Knife Blade questions, see this post here. Be sure to use a Strong Grip Mat and some masking tape for the edges.Create this easy Cricut Patriotic Sign perfect for Fourth of July. So easy to make using the Cricut Maker and Knife Blade. #CricutMade

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DIY 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