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Clothing DIY

DIY Mermaid Shirt with Cricut Iron-On Designs

April 23, 2018

This DIY Mermaid Shirt was so fun to make and is perfect for Leila and her cousins. See how easy it is to use the new Cricut Iron On Designs available now. Make this DIY Mermaid shirt using Cricut's new Iron On Designs. Use a household iron or EasyPress to adhere. The easiest way to do Iron On. #Cricut #CricutMade #CricutEasyPressThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Leila and two of her cousins are obsessed with these t-shirts I made them coincide with a mermaid themed birthday party they’re going to be having later in May. Super cute and super easy and created in less than 2 minutes.Make this DIY Mermaid shirt using Cricut's new Iron On Designs. Use a household iron or EasyPress to adhere. The easiest way to do Iron On. #Cricut #CricutMade #CricutEasyPress

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To use your EasyPress without the mat, preheat your Cricut EasyPress to 340°F and then set the timer to hold for 50 seconds.

When using the EasyPress Mat and EasyPress together, preheat your EasyPress to 340°F and then set the timer for 30 seconds. 

Allow your EasyPress to heat up while you prepare the t-shirt. I grabbed each girl a hot pink shirt from Happy Crafters. They have really good prices and they’re better quality than the ones you can grab from your local craft store.Make this DIY Mermaid shirt using Cricut's new Iron On Designs. Use a household iron or EasyPress to adhere. The easiest way to do Iron On. #Cricut #CricutMade #CricutEasyPress Make this DIY Mermaid shirt using Cricut's new Iron On Designs. Use a household iron or EasyPress to adhere. The easiest way to do Iron On. #Cricut #CricutMade #CricutEasyPressPlace the EasyPress on your blank shirt and preheat it for 10 seconds. Lay your design straight out of the package onto your desired spot of the shirt. Then place your EasyPress over the design and use medium pressure. Press for 50 seconds.Make this DIY Mermaid shirt using Cricut's new Iron On Designs. Use a household iron or EasyPress to adhere. The easiest way to do Iron On. #Cricut #CricutMade #CricutEasyPressThe EasyPress fits over all their larger designs perfectly. There is no need to move it around, just press and you’re set.

After you’ve pressed your Cricut Iron On Design for 50 seconds, turn your shirt over, while the carrier sheet is still attached, and press the back of your shirt for an additional 10-15 seconds.Make this DIY Mermaid shirt using Cricut's new Iron On Designs. Use a household iron or EasyPress to adhere. The easiest way to do Iron On. #Cricut #CricutMade #CricutEasyPress Make this DIY Mermaid shirt using Cricut's new Iron On Designs. Use a household iron or EasyPress to adhere. The easiest way to do Iron On. #Cricut #CricutMade #CricutEasyPressPlace your shirt to the side and allow it to cool 2-3 minutes before you pull the carrier sheet off of your Iron On Design.

When you begin to pull it, it takes a little bit of force to initially get the carrier sheet off. Your design has adhered so don’t worry. Begin with one corner and pull straight back. Voila! Your DIY mermaid shirt is complete and awesome!Make this DIY Mermaid shirt using Cricut's new Iron On Designs. Use a household iron or EasyPress to adhere. The easiest way to do Iron On. #Cricut #CricutMade #CricutEasyPress

 

Crafting DIY - Scrapbooking

Gone Fishin’ Banner with Paper House and Xyron

April 12, 2018

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.Create this masculine Gone Fishing' wood banner using Paper House and Xyron products. #scrapbooking #woodbanner #paperhouse #xyronThis 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.

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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.Create this masculine Gone Fishing' wood banner using Paper House and Xyron products. #scrapbooking #woodbanner #paperhouse #xyron
Create this masculine Gone Fishing' wood banner using Paper House and Xyron products. #scrapbooking #woodbanner #paperhouse #xyronRun 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.Create this masculine Gone Fishing' wood banner using Paper House and Xyron products. #scrapbooking #woodbanner #paperhouse #xyron Create this masculine Gone Fishing' wood banner using Paper House and Xyron products. #scrapbooking #woodbanner #paperhouse #xyronAfter 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. Create this masculine Gone Fishing' wood banner using Paper House and Xyron products. #scrapbooking #woodbanner #paperhouse #xyronUse your foam squares and adhere the letters to each wooden circle. Create this masculine Gone Fishing' wood banner using Paper House and Xyron products. #scrapbooking #woodbanner #paperhouse #xyron Create this masculine Gone Fishing' wood banner using Paper House and Xyron products. #scrapbooking #woodbanner #paperhouse #xyron Create this masculine Gone Fishing' wood banner using Paper House and Xyron products. #scrapbooking #woodbanner #paperhouse #xyron Create this masculine Gone Fishing' wood banner using Paper House and Xyron products. #scrapbooking #woodbanner #paperhouse #xyronNow add your 3D Stickers to the final circle and a few other embellishments and you’re done.Create this masculine Gone Fishing' wood banner using Paper House and Xyron products. #scrapbooking #woodbanner #paperhouse #xyronCreate this masculine Gone Fishing' wood banner using Paper House and Xyron products. #scrapbooking #woodbanner #paperhouse #xyron

Crafting DIY

Welcome to Summer Pineapple Gift Boxes with your Cricut

April 9, 2018

Welcome to summer! That’s every mother’s nightmare or best wish come true. Make these adorable summer pineapple gift boxes to welcome your child to summer vacation. Create the perfect summer gift to celebrate the end of the school year. Make these perfect pineapple gift boxes with your Cricut. #Summer #SummerGift #Pineapple #PineapplePartyThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Summer, oh summer – I don’t love you but my kids sure do! I’ve created these incredibly cute pineapple gift boxes with summer tags and initials to gift them when they come home from school on their last day.Create the perfect summer gift to celebrate the end of the school year. Make these perfect pineapple gift boxes with your Cricut. #Summer #SummerGift #Pineapple #PineappleParty

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Cutting Mylar paper is just like cutting acetate. The one I’ve found from Bazzill is darling and sturdy. You can definitely use Cricut’s acetate paper that comes in really cute patterns too. Choose that setting on your Cricut and cut away. There were a couple snags but it didn’t ruin the project so it didn’t bother me.Create the perfect summer gift to celebrate the end of the school year. Make these perfect pineapple gift boxes with your Cricut. #Summer #SummerGift #Pineapple #PineapplePartyCut your pineapple toppers out of cardstock and place a small bead of hot glue in one corner and allow it to set.Create the perfect summer gift to celebrate the end of the school year. Make these perfect pineapple gift boxes with your Cricut. #Summer #SummerGift #Pineapple #PineappleParty Create the perfect summer gift to celebrate the end of the school year. Make these perfect pineapple gift boxes with your Cricut. #Summer #SummerGift #Pineapple #PineapplePartyTo assemble your pineapple gift boxes, use glue dots. I used 4 along the side seam and one on each fold on the top. Assemble the top first working from one end to the other to complete the circle. Then adhere the two sides together.Create the perfect summer gift to celebrate the end of the school year. Make these perfect pineapple gift boxes with your Cricut. #Summer #SummerGift #Pineapple #PineappleParty Create the perfect summer gift to celebrate the end of the school year. Make these perfect pineapple gift boxes with your Cricut. #Summer #SummerGift #Pineapple #PineapplePartyUse hot glue to adhere the pineapple gift box topper to the actual pineapple. I just placed two small beads of glue and allowed it to harden before moving on to the next. Try not to move your topper too much as it’s drying or else it’ll just take longer and you may mess up your project.Create the perfect summer gift to celebrate the end of the school year. Make these perfect pineapple gift boxes with your Cricut. #Summer #SummerGift #Pineapple #PineapplePartyPlace your candy in some clear cellophane bags and place them inside the pineapple gift boxes. Use some cute twine to tie the tags onto your summer gift boxes.Create the perfect summer gift to celebrate the end of the school year. Make these perfect pineapple gift boxes with your Cricut. #Summer #SummerGift #Pineapple #PineapplePartyCreate the perfect summer gift to celebrate the end of the school year. Make these perfect pineapple gift boxes with your Cricut. #Summer #SummerGift #Pineapple #PineappleParty

To see all other great Welcome to Summer ideas, check out the links below.


Clothing DIY

DIY Spring Tote Bag with Cricut

April 8, 2018

Have you seen the new Cricut Iron On Transfers? They’re the perfect addition to turn any old tote bag into a fashionable spring tote bag. See other great spring projects to make with you Cricut below.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

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The new Cricut Iron On transfers is really simple to use and come in a variety of designs. I got the chance to see most of them at Cricut headquarters a few weeks ago and they’re amazing. I have seen them available at JOANN stores but I have yet to see them at Michaels but I’m sure they’ll be there soon if they’re not there now.To begin, set down your EasyPress mat onto a firm surface. Use a wooden table or even the floor. You want to avoid using ironing boards or other heat sucking materials (that’s a real term). You also want to avoid any surface that will bend when you apply pressure.Preheat your EasyPress to 340° F and then the timer for 50 seconds. Preheat your blank tote bag for 10-15 seconds.

Your designs will come ready to press. Just remove them from the package and lay it on to your preheated material. Place your EasyPress over the Iron On Design and then press the Go button. It will heat for 50 seconds and then remove it.Turn your piece over and press the back for an additional 10-15 seconds to secure the bond. With the Cricut Iron On Designs, you want to peel it off after it has cooled. Give it 2-3 minutes and then with a firm pull, pull off the carrier sheet.The peel feels a lot different than compared to traditional Iron On. You have to pull it harder and the design almost feels like it’s going to come off with it. Just start with a small corner and then test it. You can always lay the carrier sheet back down and press longer if you need to.There it is! My spring Craft & Create Cricut Challenge. Even though I didn’t use my actual cutting machine that Cricut offers, I do love their EasyPress just as much. The new mat has made pressing a lot more assuring and it’s given me great results. Check out the other projects below and be sure to visit them!

Weekend Craft | Doodlecraft | Create & Babble
Inspiration Vault | Refresh Restyle | Daily DIY Life
See Lindsay | Cookies Coffee & Crafts | The Kim Six Fix
A Turtle’s Life for Me | Upright and Caffeinated | PS I Love You Crafts
Our Crafty Mom | The How-To Home | Real Girls Realm
Easy to create spring projects made with your Cricut machine. #Cricut #SpringDIY #CricutMade

Clothing DIY

How to use the new Cricut SportFlex Iron On for Gymnastic Shirts

March 28, 2018

We now have the release for the new Cricut SportFlex™ Iron On and I’m going to show you how to use it. I love Cricut products and I love when they release something I can use for my kids.
Use the new Cricut SportFlex Iron On to create these DIY Gymnastic Shirts. #CricutMade #SportFlex #Cricut #DIYShirt #GymnasticsThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Leila has just started doing tumbling and cheer and she loves it. We found these blank polyester shirt and matching pants on Amazon and created our images in Design Space.

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Use the new Cricut SportFlex Iron On to create these DIY Gymnastic Shirts. #CricutMade #SportFlex #Cricut #DIYShirt #GymnasticsBegin by going into Design Space and cutting your SportFlex Iron On. Using the Sportflex is just like using standard Iron On. You want to be sure to mirror your image and place the shiny side down on the mat. I noticed that when I used it, it wouldn’t stick very well to my other mats so I had to use the strong grip mat for the Cricut SportFlex Iron On.Use the new Cricut SportFlex Iron On to create these DIY Gymnastic Shirts. #CricutMade #SportFlex #Cricut #DIYShirt #GymnasticsUse the SportFlex cut setting on your Cricut and begin cutting. Weed out the part of the image that you do not want on your shirt. The fine point blade should not cut completely through the Iron On. You need that carrier sheet for pressing. If it has cut completely through, your project is not ruined but it will take some time to piece it all together before you press. Use the new Cricut SportFlex Iron On to create these DIY Gymnastic Shirts. #CricutMade #SportFlex #Cricut #DIYShirt #GymnasticsPreheat your Cricut EasyPress to 305ºF and preheat your fabric for 5 seconds on the EasyPress Mat. If you’re layering your Cricut SportFlex – press the first layer for 20 seconds, peel warm and lay your second layer and press for 25-30 seconds. Turn it around while the carrier sheet is still on and press for an additional 15 seconds. Again, peel off the carrier sheet while the Cricut SportFlex is still warm. Use the new Cricut SportFlex Iron On to create these DIY Gymnastic Shirts. #CricutMade #SportFlex #Cricut #DIYShirt #GymnasticsIf you’re doing one layer, just press for 25-30 seconds on the front and then flip your shirt over and press on the back for 15 seconds. Again, peel while the SportFlex is still warm. Use the new Cricut SportFlex Iron On to create these DIY Gymnastic Shirts. #CricutMade #SportFlex #Cricut #DIYShirt #GymnasticsIf you can’t tell, Leila loves her new gymnastics shirts that we made. She helped me every step of the way and it’s a simple project that all ages can do. The stretch of the SportFlex™ is like no other. It’s perfect for activewear and it has Cricut’s new StrongBond Guarantee.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

Crafting DIY - Easter

Carrot Favor Box for Easter with your Cricut and Xyron

March 22, 2018

Create a darling carrot favor box for Easter using your Cricut and some Xyron adhesive.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

I’m so excited! Today is my first post with the Xyron Design Team. I’m going to be sharing two posts a month that is dedicated to them but in reality, most my projects include Xyron adhesive.  Our theme this month is Easter and I loved creating this carrot favor box.

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Begin by downloading the .svg file from Lia Griffith’s site. I have said this many times – her membership is so worth it. I get so many printables, cut files and inspiration from her. After you’ve cut the file, crease it at the score lines.Use your Xyron Mega Runner to apply the adhesive along the small fold and press the box together. Fill it with some goodies and tie with the ribbon. And I don’t know what it is but these egg shaped peanut butter M&M’s are 10x better than the original! I used these Crepe Paper Daisies in the photo too. They are also a file of Lia’s that I downloaded. I used them in a floral crown that I made for my daughter. Check that out here.Easter has never been funner than with this carrot favor box! They’re a new favorite craft of mine. Happy Easter!

Crafting DIY - Easter

How to Cut Burlap with your Cricut Maker and Make a Fun Easter Banner

March 21, 2018

Have you ever wondered how to cut burlap with your Cricut Maker? Use the rotary blade for the smoothest cut ever!Learn how to make this fun Easter craft using burlap and your Cricut Maker.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

This month for the Create with Cricut challenge, our material is Burlap. See how easy it is to cut burlap with your Cricut Maker.

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Learn how to make this fun Easter craft using burlap and your Cricut Maker.I found some laminated vinyl at my locals Michaels near their small section of fabric. It came in a roll that is 12″x47″ and is perfect for laying it on my cutting mat. You can absolutely cut non-laminated burlap but I like this because it won’t fray after I cut it.Learn how to make this fun Easter craft using burlap and your Cricut Maker.Cut your pennant shapes out of the vinyl using the rotary blade and your pink fabric mat. I have used my other mats with my rotary blade and I haven’t had any issues. It may dull the rotary blade a little faster but I try to save the fabric mat for items that won’t leave a lot of fuzz behind.Learn how to make this fun Easter craft using burlap and your Cricut Maker.Next cut out your bunnies. You can use different colors of Iron-On Vinyl or just one color. Another fun material would be felt. Just back it with some Heat n’ Bond and use your rotary blade to cut it out as well. Since this design is essential the same, I didn’t worry about mirroring my image. If you do letters or words, be sure to mirror your image. But you do need to make sure that you place the Iron-On right side down on your mat.Learn how to make this fun Easter craft using burlap and your Cricut Maker.Use your EasyPress or your Iron to secure the image onto the burlap. Use it on the foil setting at 385°F for 25-30 seconds. Be sure to warm your burlap before to wick out any moisture that may be there. Moisture and applying vinyl do not go hand-in-hand.Learn how to make this fun Easter craft using burlap and your Cricut Maker.Now just weave your banner through some ribbon and hang. I like to add junque bows in between my letters so that they don’t bunch together and I can control the spacing.

I love this burlap Easter banner and it’s going to go up every year!


About My Life - Clothing DIY - Sewing

DIY Sleep Mask using your Cricut Maker

March 20, 2018

Go Away! Not really but that’s what I want to tell people when I’m trying to sleep. Create this DIY Sleep Mask using your Cricut Maker and grab the free cut file to use with any cutting machine.DIY Sleep Mask all cut on your Cricut Maker. Sewn together in 5 minutes. Make such a fun gift for girlfriends.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

There is nothing more important than taking care of yourself. I’m joining in with a few other bloggers to share different ways to take care of yourself and to show you other self-care items you can make with your Cricut.DIY Sleep Mask all cut on your Cricut Maker. Sewn together in 5 minutes. Make such a fun gift for girlfriends.Jessica with The Do It Better Yourself Club has released a fun woman’s pajama pattern and to celebrate she’s put together a free ebook with all of our projects. Check it out here.

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Begin by uploading the Go Away! png into Design Space. You can use this method here. Cut your interfacing to size so that it will fit your pink fabric mat. When cutting fabric, you want to have it right side down. Use your rotary blade to cut both the interfacing and the cotton material.DIY Sleep Mask all cut on your Cricut Maker. Sewn together in 5 minutes. Make such a fun gift for girlfriends.Now cut your Go Away! image using a coordinating color of Iron-On Vinyl. When cutting the vinyl, be sure to mirror your image and to use the fine tip blade. Apply your image to your sleep mask before you being to sew it. Use an iron using these settings or use your EasyPress at 305°F and press for 25-30 seconds. Warm up your surface first for 10 seconds, press and then turn it over and press again for 10 seconds then peel.DIY Sleep Mask all cut on your Cricut Maker. Sewn together in 5 minutes. Make such a fun gift for girlfriends.Take your cotton front and place the elastic band so that the ends are meeting with the ends of the mask. Now lay your other cotton piece, right sides facing together, and then lay your felt interfacing on top. Sew a 1/4″ seam 3/4 around your DIY sleep mask. Turn it so that the cotton pieces are facing out and your elastic band is secured. Press the mask so that it lays flat and tuck in your fabric edges that weren’t secured originally.DIY Sleep Mask all cut on your Cricut Maker. Sewn together in 5 minutes. Make such a fun gift for girlfriends.DIY Sleep Mask all cut on your Cricut Maker. Sewn together in 5 minutes. Make such a fun gift for girlfriends.Top stitch over the sleep mask completely and you’re set to have the best night sleep of your life!DIY Sleep Mask all cut on your Cricut Maker. Sewn together in 5 minutes. Make such a fun gift for girlfriends.For me, sleep is always hard, because with Fibromyalgia, your brain never shuts off. My mind is always going and I seriously have the weirdest dreams. Using a sleep mask (and some Tylenol PM) is really the only way that I know how to get a good night sleep. Everything is dark and I have zero distractions. It’s pretty easy now but it has taken a long time to get to this point.DIY Sleep Mask all cut on your Cricut Maker. Sewn together in 5 minutes. Make such a fun gift for girlfriends.