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I’m back and it’s almost over. This is the second to last chance for me to show you the goods of what our team is back with. We are Team 16 and this time, we’ve got our giveaway! One lucky reader will have the opportunity to win their very own Cricut Explore. I know it, you just can’t contain your excitement cause I just can’t contain mine! This machine has seriously changed the way crafting has been done. To the tee, it is hands down the most fabulous product in the crafting world to date. That’s what us bloggers are here to show you, we’re here to show you all what can be done with this awesome Cricut Explore!

Cricut Design Space Star

DSC_0031-001I used the new feature of the Print then Cut of the Cricut Explore for these treat bags and decided I’d hang them across my window. I created a Christmas advent calendar. I found these fun treat bags at Target for $1 and they came with 8 each, perfect! I used the Scandinavian Christmas Cartridge for the stickers as well.


DSC_0015I used the printable Vinyl Sticker Paper which is available here. You can read my post about when I made these Halloween Treat Bags on how to do the Print then Cut method. You just stuff these with any little treat you want for you or your youngster. Fold them over and place the sticker to seal them. I used some Thickers from American Crafts to mark the days on them and some old school clothespins that I got from Joann’s

DSC_0010When using this feature there are bleed lines so that when it cuts you are guaranteed to have your image cut all the way with color. I had no images that had white borders or that had cut off mark. I use this feature a lot for my kids as rewards or just as a fun way for motivation. I love this decor.  Check back later on when I’ll be having some more decor pieces that I made with my Cricut Explore, in the mean time – see what else the ladies from Team 16 came up with and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

XOXO, Lindsay

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Disclosure  |  I am a member of the Cricut Blogger Network.  I may receive prizes in exchange for my winning projects.  Even though I am not being directly compensated for these posts, I am under consideration for a prize with Cricut Design Space Star. All opinions are 100% my own.

125 Comments on A Christmas Advent Calendar and a Cricut Giveaway

  1. nancy clark
    October 16, 2014 at 6:05 AM (2 years ago)

    I would love to try it for thicker materials- felt appliques.

  2. Yvonne
    October 16, 2014 at 7:42 AM (2 years ago)

    I love this idea…I may use it for Hannuka with candles instead of numbers.

  3. Being Spiffy
    October 16, 2014 at 9:05 AM (2 years ago)

    I’d make you a present. Something…sparkly.

  4. Bridget
    October 16, 2014 at 11:29 AM (2 years ago)

    I would make some wedding items for a friend that is getting married next May.

  5. Chrissy
    October 16, 2014 at 1:26 PM (2 years ago)

    I would make decorations for my daughter’s first birthday party with this:)

  6. Amy Williams Costa
    October 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM (2 years ago)

    I would use it to make Christmas wrapping and gifts!

  7. rusthawk
    October 16, 2014 at 10:41 PM (2 years ago)

    Christmas decorations and crafts.

  8. Bev Edge
    October 17, 2014 at 9:57 AM (2 years ago)

    I’d help my kids make some fun Halloween costumes! We’re running late on plans, like usual, but we always have fun creating awesome looks.

  9. Nataly Harris
    October 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM (2 years ago)

    I would make cute decorations for all sorts of parties!!!

  10. Shelby
    October 17, 2014 at 10:13 AM (2 years ago)

    I would love to start making vinyl decals!

  11. Terynn
    October 17, 2014 at 10:53 AM (2 years ago)

    I love this idea for an advent calendar! I would love a cricut to help with crafting!

  12. Terynn
    October 17, 2014 at 10:55 AM (2 years ago)

    I would start with a wall decor with a cricut!

  13. Jessica
    October 17, 2014 at 10:57 AM (2 years ago)

    Such a unique take on an advent calender!! I love the it, even the placement against the window!

  14. brooklynberrydesigns
    October 17, 2014 at 11:06 AM (2 years ago)

    I would give it to my mom for Christmas. She LOVES making cards and then I could steal it for my projects too!

  15. Raina DelRio
    October 17, 2014 at 11:47 AM (2 years ago)

    I would make decor for my daughter’s birthday and get a jump start on holiday decor and gifts too!

  16. brittney nielsen
    October 17, 2014 at 12:07 PM (2 years ago)

    I would make so much stuff! First I would cut some fabric! I have never used my cricut to cut fabric!

  17. Molly Braun
    October 17, 2014 at 5:58 PM (2 years ago)

    If it’s possible to cut felt, I would cut lots of leaves for a Christmas wreath I’ve been wanting to make.

  18. Renee
    October 17, 2014 at 5:59 PM (2 years ago)

    I’d start off with Christmas cards!

  19. Atta Girl Amy
    October 17, 2014 at 8:29 PM (2 years ago)

    I’m totally in love with this advent calendar. And I really want to win the Explore!

  20. Ashley Aimi
    October 17, 2014 at 11:24 PM (2 years ago)

    Christmas cards!

    • cece lambert
      October 19, 2014 at 5:12 PM (2 years ago)

      fabric applique’s

  21. marykatbpcsc45
    October 18, 2014 at 7:44 PM (2 years ago)

    I would make Christmas cards and decorations for my home.

  22. Cathy V.
    October 18, 2014 at 8:19 PM (2 years ago)

    I work with leather and would like to start there!

  23. Siobhan Burtlow
    October 18, 2014 at 10:06 PM (2 years ago)

    I would love to do leather projects with my Dad!

    Thank you for the chance!

  24. Johanne M.
    October 18, 2014 at 11:38 PM (2 years ago)

    This new machine gives you so many options with your cartridges. I love all of the ideas.

  25. snowmc6
    October 19, 2014 at 10:02 AM (2 years ago)

    Invitations for my daughter’s wedding next June!

  26. lori roberts
    October 19, 2014 at 10:05 AM (2 years ago)

    i need one just for my appliques that i use in sewing, that would be divine!!!

  27. Judy Bock
    October 19, 2014 at 10:06 AM (2 years ago)

    I think I would make just about everything I could think of. Quilt appliques, wall décor, scrapbooks, cards and on and on and on.

  28. Gillian Mills
    October 19, 2014 at 10:08 AM (2 years ago)

    What wouldn’t I make! Scrapbook pages, cards, gifts and home decor. The options are endless.

  29. Michelle Thayer
    October 19, 2014 at 10:09 AM (2 years ago)

    I’d like to do some holiday projects using vinyl.

  30. Faye Russell
    October 19, 2014 at 10:16 AM (2 years ago)

    Cards, decor, ornaments, wall art, boxes, bows….what wouldn’t I make is probably a shorter list 🙂

  31. netty arbeider
    October 19, 2014 at 10:21 AM (2 years ago)

    I would make banners and decorations

  32. Gloria Pavese
    October 19, 2014 at 10:26 AM (2 years ago)

    Never saw an Advent calendar like this one before. What a great idea!

  33. Paulyne VanderSloot
    October 19, 2014 at 10:27 AM (2 years ago)

    Lots of scrapbooking would get done and the first would be my last vacation with my late husband. Then I would start working on the new chapter of my life which I am very blessed to have. I would also make lots of cards for my family and friends.

  34. Alisha D
    October 19, 2014 at 10:30 AM (2 years ago)

    I would make ornaments for my Christmas tree n

  35. Barbara Dundas
    October 19, 2014 at 10:34 AM (2 years ago)

    cute idea!

  36. Jeffrey Sheats
    October 19, 2014 at 10:36 AM (2 years ago)

    This is very cute…..a wonderful project

  37. Lisa
    October 19, 2014 at 10:36 AM (2 years ago)

    I would use the Cricut Explore to make family scrapbooks of all our travels!! I have pictures from as far back as 30 years ago! Also, I homeschool and it would be a great addition to our home school!

  38. Quyen
    October 19, 2014 at 10:39 AM (2 years ago)

    I would start making personalized xmas presents with vinyl and etching.

  39. Erica D
    October 19, 2014 at 10:44 AM (2 years ago)

    I would love to create some wall decor for my baby-to-be’s nursery (blue and whale themed) and for our living room. I also enjoy making clothes and blankets and would love to create some appliques that I can’t do well with my Cricut mini.

  40. Sara
    October 19, 2014 at 10:51 AM (2 years ago)

    I’d use it to make home decor items with vinyl and the new window cling (personalised Christmas window decorations!)

  41. Erin Reichert
    October 19, 2014 at 10:54 AM (2 years ago)

    Wow! What can’t you do with this machine! Cricut really outdone themselves! I would make all my Christmas cards on this! So neat!

  42. Carolyn French
    October 19, 2014 at 10:54 AM (2 years ago)

    I would love to make the Advent Calendar, holiday cards and crafts.

  43. Mary Sarver
    October 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM (2 years ago)

    Love the Advent idea – so many ideas need to make more time to try them all

  44. Jennifer Devlin
    October 19, 2014 at 11:04 AM (2 years ago)

    such a cute alternative to standard advent calenders…love how it doubles as a garland

  45. Karen Critcher
    October 19, 2014 at 11:17 AM (2 years ago)

    I would like to make vinyl decals. I have a project started and I could finish it lickity split with this cricut.

  46. Karen Ziegler
    October 19, 2014 at 11:20 AM (2 years ago)

    I love the Advent calendar idea! So different.
    I would love to make cards!

  47. Caroline Appleby-Thomas
    October 19, 2014 at 11:22 AM (2 years ago)

    I would make cards and also there are other projects I like to do as well.

  48. Oma
    October 19, 2014 at 11:22 AM (2 years ago)

    The advent calendar is so cute. I would love to make something like this for my grandchildren.

  49. Bertha Hendricks
    October 19, 2014 at 11:24 AM (2 years ago)

    Love the Advent Calendar :),, I also would love to make Christmas decorations to put on my Christmas packages this year.

  50. Ashley Cooper
    October 19, 2014 at 11:26 AM (2 years ago)

    For homeschool crafts, birthday parties, Christmas gifts/cards!!

  51. Mindy
    October 19, 2014 at 11:32 AM (2 years ago)

    Whatever it is, i want my first project to be something out of leather!

  52. Pamela McKithen
    October 19, 2014 at 11:38 AM (2 years ago)

    If I won a Cricut Explore I would make all kinds of decorations to hang in my bus for different holidays.

  53. Vanessa L
    October 19, 2014 at 11:39 AM (2 years ago)

    I would make scrapbooks, cards and t-shirts.

  54. Jeannie Buechele
    October 19, 2014 at 11:44 AM (2 years ago)

    I am working on a quilt for my son and would love to be able to cut out skateboards and logos out of material to sew to the quilt I am making.

  55. Sukie Dhillon
    October 19, 2014 at 11:50 AM (2 years ago)

    I would love to have an Explore to create some scrapbooking layouts!

  56. Mary henry
    October 19, 2014 at 12:08 PM (2 years ago)

    I’ want to try it with leather, to see if the color works! May be interesting on light tan leather!

  57. Shari Klyn
    October 19, 2014 at 12:13 PM (2 years ago)

    The first thing that I would make is this adorable advent calendar that you showed us. So darn cute!

  58. Maria Steele
    October 19, 2014 at 12:29 PM (2 years ago)

    Love this, so many possibilities!!!

  59. Michael E Williams II
    October 19, 2014 at 12:33 PM (2 years ago)

    Such a cool idea for the little one around the holidays….

  60. Michael E Williams II
    October 19, 2014 at 12:37 PM (2 years ago)

    if i won i would use it to make vinly decals to place on my bedroom wall to give them some life

  61. Margaret Harrell
    October 19, 2014 at 12:38 PM (2 years ago)

    I’d love to do the advent calendar for my granddaughter.

  62. Kari
    October 19, 2014 at 12:43 PM (2 years ago)

    Super cute idea! So simple I could do one for my daughter and one for my son.

  63. Teresa Rubino Quenstedt
    October 19, 2014 at 12:48 PM (2 years ago)

    Love the Advent Line for the window….would look cute to make felt Christmas Stockings with Santa, Trees, Angels etc…..also would love the Explore to make things like Greek Fabric Letters & items for my Daughter’s Sorority.

  64. Koryn Krekoski
    October 19, 2014 at 12:55 PM (2 years ago)

    I would love to make homemade Christmas gifts, and definitely things for my new dayhome which should be opening in December!

  65. george schneider
    October 19, 2014 at 1:07 PM (2 years ago)

    Great Idea

  66. Martha Henriod
    October 19, 2014 at 1:15 PM (2 years ago)

    I would make some
    Christmas tags.

  67. Lynn B.
    October 19, 2014 at 1:22 PM (2 years ago)

    I would try some clothing items with heat transfer vinyl.

  68. Mary Barger
    October 19, 2014 at 2:02 PM (2 years ago)

    I love making cards.

  69. tomi Murdock
    October 19, 2014 at 2:23 PM (2 years ago)

    I would make tire for my friends and family gifts!

  70. Mary Beth @ Cupcakes and Crinoline
    October 19, 2014 at 2:50 PM (2 years ago)

    I would make some home decor, Christmas gifts, gift wrap tags….a million things!

  71. Mary Berg
    October 19, 2014 at 4:08 PM (2 years ago)

    Great idea for the advent calendar!

  72. Sandra Kay Tate
    October 19, 2014 at 4:26 PM (2 years ago)


  73. Kate Lewis
    October 19, 2014 at 4:54 PM (2 years ago)

    I would make something for school. Not sure what but for sure for school!

  74. Melissa Gardner
    October 19, 2014 at 5:45 PM (2 years ago)

    This would be great for our homeschool projects!

  75. Cara Feeney
    October 19, 2014 at 5:57 PM (2 years ago)

    Wedding album and guest book.

  76. Priscilla England
    October 19, 2014 at 6:17 PM (2 years ago)

    I would make cards — lots of cards. I never realized how much my family liked my cards until I wasn’t able to keep up, and had to send purchased cards. The Explore, especially the Print and Cut, would help me to make cards faster. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great machine!

  77. Nancee Purdum
    October 19, 2014 at 6:52 PM (2 years ago)

    What a cute idea! Thanks for the chances to win!

  78. Nancee Purdum
    October 19, 2014 at 6:54 PM (2 years ago)

    There would be SO many things I would make! I have a cricut and love it! I probably would make some Christmas decorations if I won the new Explore!

  79. Joan LoBrutto
    October 19, 2014 at 7:20 PM (2 years ago)

    I would love to make some Christmas cards using Anna Griffin’s patterns

  80. Stacie Laursen
    October 19, 2014 at 7:35 PM (2 years ago)

    Wall decor signs

  81. Rhonda
    October 19, 2014 at 8:19 PM (2 years ago)

    I really like this idea for an “Advent Calendar” – so many possibilities. Thank you so much for sharing!

  82. Tiffani Bishop
    October 19, 2014 at 8:28 PM (2 years ago)

    I would love to use it to get caught up on some scrapbook pages and maybe do some vinyl projects!

  83. lotusdog10
    October 19, 2014 at 8:34 PM (2 years ago)

    I would make table decor for Thanksgiving!

  84. jade
    October 19, 2014 at 8:45 PM (2 years ago)

    I think those look like fun to make and stuff

  85. Pat
    October 19, 2014 at 8:51 PM (2 years ago)

    Ideas are flooding my head…would love to have one of these!

  86. Faith
    October 19, 2014 at 9:40 PM (2 years ago)

    It’s the time of year for holiday cards, so what I’d be making!

  87. Nancy Zunic
    October 19, 2014 at 10:13 PM (2 years ago)

    This is a great advent calendar!

  88. Rebecca B
    October 19, 2014 at 10:36 PM (2 years ago)

    If I won – I would totally start with the Advent calendar!

  89. Stefanie Haluk
    October 20, 2014 at 12:37 AM (2 years ago)

    I would make cards and scrapbook layouts and more.

  90. Christina Galloway
    October 20, 2014 at 2:23 AM (2 years ago)

    I would have a go at making 3d projects.

  91. janice
    October 20, 2014 at 7:05 AM (2 years ago)

    Oh Cricut how I live thee

  92. Diane Flatt
    October 20, 2014 at 7:32 AM (2 years ago)

    How generous! I do have one and love it so much. I want to share with a friend who can’t get one at this time.

  93. Melissa
    October 20, 2014 at 8:33 AM (2 years ago)

    All kinds of quilt ideas are floating in my head!

  94. Emi Parkes
    October 20, 2014 at 8:51 AM (2 years ago)

    I would love to try cutting leather with a cricut explore. So many possibilities!

  95. Lorna Plant
    October 20, 2014 at 10:07 AM (2 years ago)

    I love my cricut, but I could share it with my daughter if I won a cricut explore. Thanks for all the inspiring ideas

  96. Ashley Peaches
    October 20, 2014 at 11:01 AM (2 years ago)

    Working on making flowers for my wedding! Winning this machine would be a great help!

  97. Diane
    October 20, 2014 at 11:08 AM (2 years ago)


  98. Whitney Irene Thomas
    October 20, 2014 at 11:42 AM (2 years ago)

    I would give it to my brother ( because I have one already ) he is a graphic design major and would love to see his designs come to life on tshirts, decals etc =)

  99. Cathe Gallimore
    October 20, 2014 at 12:06 PM (2 years ago)

    I would probably make invitations to my daughters 10th birthday party…

  100. Valentina Hyman
    October 20, 2014 at 1:27 PM (2 years ago)

    I would love to make new Christmas ornaments!

  101. bnwobsession
    October 20, 2014 at 1:42 PM (2 years ago)

    I would make something with balsa wood!!

  102. Aubry Myers
    October 20, 2014 at 2:33 PM (2 years ago)

    i would love to cut out intricate patterns for cards

  103. Tabitha Keener
    October 20, 2014 at 2:42 PM (2 years ago)

    I would make as much as I could testing it out! A quilt first though! Thanks


  104. Charlene
    October 20, 2014 at 4:01 PM (2 years ago)

    What a cute idea! I would love a Cricut Explore because I could do so much more crafting with it!

  105. freda cannon
    October 20, 2014 at 7:24 PM (2 years ago)

    I need to get started making my Christmas cards with the imagine cartridges using the print then cut feature

  106. Marleni Flores
    October 20, 2014 at 8:00 PM (2 years ago)

    I would make greeting cards 🙂

  107. Betty Henry
    October 20, 2014 at 9:01 PM (2 years ago)

    I have no idea what I would do with this new machine. I just bought a used Expression and am a newbie at all this. I have been reading blogs and watching Youtube videos. I don’t know what to start with!

  108. Anna Marie Allegretto
    October 21, 2014 at 2:27 AM (2 years ago)

    I love the Advent calendar and think that would be my first project out of the box. Would also like to some sensory touch letters and things for some special people in my life.

  109. Ericka
    October 21, 2014 at 5:00 AM (2 years ago)

    I’d like to figure out the whole vinyl thing. And then I’d probably horribly overuse it for a time….

  110. Christina
    October 21, 2014 at 6:05 AM (2 years ago)

    Such a cute idea

  111. Estrellita
    October 21, 2014 at 7:06 AM (2 years ago)

    I would make seasonal home decor, greeting cards, paper crafts for me and the kids. Gifts and gift accessories. And in the event I win this party supply for friends upcoming baby shower.

  112. Kelli
    October 21, 2014 at 8:59 AM (2 years ago)

    I would love to us it for vinyl projects!

  113. Jessica Campbell
    October 21, 2014 at 9:46 AM (2 years ago)

    Oh my goodness, the things I could make if I had an Explore!

  114. Kelly Ethridge
    October 21, 2014 at 10:09 AM (2 years ago)

    omg…I would love this new machine! I would make cards, whatever my fellow scrapbookers would like to make, I would definitely let them try it! share share share the wealth!! ha

  115. Becky
    October 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM (2 years ago)

    Cards, layouts, gifts, and more!

  116. Destynee Trevino
    October 21, 2014 at 6:53 PM (2 years ago)

    I would make décor with layered vinyl!

  117. Jessica
    October 21, 2014 at 8:01 PM (2 years ago)

    I want to make gifts for family! Cards, wall art, scrapbooking! So many possibiities! 🙂

  118. Kathy Jett
    October 22, 2014 at 10:10 AM (2 years ago)

    I love the advent “calendar”. Looks very easy to do especially with an Explore! Thank you for the chance to win one.

  119. cmandda
    October 22, 2014 at 10:19 PM (2 years ago)

    First I would cut some fabric!

  120. Erlene
    October 23, 2014 at 5:10 AM (2 years ago)

    I think the question should be, what wouldn’t I make. I would love to make some rustic signs and ornaments.


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