Category Archives: Crafting DIY

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

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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!


Crafting DIY

Make a Floral Crown using Crepe Paper Flowers and your Cricut

March 14, 2018

These paper flowers are so easy to cut using your Cricut. Use crepe paper to create a one-of-a-kind floral crown.Make your own paper flowers using you Cricut and crepe paper. Create this unique floral crown.
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You’ll want to cut out your flowers using the rotary blade and your Cricut Maker. This post goes into how to cut crepe paper using your Cricut. It’s a lot easier than you think!Make your own paper flowers using you Cricut and crepe paper. Create this unique floral crown.Assemble all your crepe flowers together using Lia’s instructions. I use her files all the time and it’s been well worth the investment of a membership. Make your own paper flowers using you Cricut and crepe paper. Create this unique floral crown.I took three wire stems and braided them together for strength and then I wrapped the ivory ribbon around the stems. I formed it into a semi-circle and then began to hot glue the flowers to the headband. I did wrap the wires from the flowers around the headband as well. Just secure it in the best way, you won’t see it all once it’s completed.Make your own paper flowers using you Cricut and crepe paper. Create this unique floral crown.This ivory ribbon matched her baptism dress perfectly. I grabbed it from Michaels when I was getting all my other supplies. Make your own paper flowers using you Cricut and crepe paper. Create this unique floral crown.My grandpa recently passes away and a way Leila wanted to remember him there was through these pheasant feathers. He was an avid pheasant hunter and this is just a special way to include him and for her to remember him.Make your own paper flowers using you Cricut and crepe paper. Create this unique floral crown.These paper flowers cut with my Cricut are the perfect way to customize this floral crown. If you don’t have crepe paper, just use regular cardstock and create this floral crown here.Make your own paper flowers using you Cricut and crepe paper. Create this unique floral crown.Add your floral post to the link below and check out what everyone else has to offer. Be sure to follow all the hosts and join us next month when our theme is Spring!

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Crafting DIY - Easter

Easy Easter Bunny Craft with Cricut

February 21, 2018

Have you ever wondered what materials your Cricut Explore and Cricut Maker can cut? Today I’m going to show you how to create an easy easter bunny craft using a cereal box and your Cricut.Create this easy Easter bunny craft using your Cricut and a cereal box.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.Create this easy Easter bunny craft using your Cricut and a cereal box.

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Create this easy Easter bunny craft using your Cricut and a cereal box.The new Cricut Maker has a setting that you can choose cereal box. It was insanely easy and all you need in addition to the materials that come with your Maker is the Deep Cut Blade. Click on the link to the Design Space file above and it will take you to the file to make this exact bunny and bow. Just size it however you want it.Create this easy Easter bunny craft using your Cricut and a cereal box.Begin by cutting all your materials. For the cereal box, I chose to have it do a double cut just to insure a clean cut. To do this all you have to do is not unload it. Once your image has cut just press the go button again. This will be sure that the lines are cut on the same spot. If you unload it and then try to cut it again, your images will not be cut exactly like before.Create this easy Easter bunny craft using your Cricut and a cereal box.I had some cotton balls on hand and just glued it to the tail area. I did the same with the cardstock bow. I used Cricut Cardstock in Rose and used the fine point blade and did a double cut as well.Create this easy Easter bunny craft using your Cricut and a cereal box.Just place your Easter Bunny craft wherever you want and it’s the perfect addition to your holiday decor. Check out what other bloggers have done using cereal boxes and their Cricut below.


Crafting DIY

Year of the Dog Pennant – Perfect for the Chinese New Year 2018

February 9, 2018

I love celebrating all cultures with my children. What better way to celebrate the Chinese New Year other than a Year of the Dog Pennant and .svg file.Chinese New Year, Year of the Dog DIY Pennant. Such an easy craft to ring in the Chinese New Year.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you to Oriental Trading for sponsoring this post.

My niece and nephews are in a Chinese language immersion program at their local schools. My kids take the French program at ours. I think that bringing in new cultures to our own is so important. Chinese New Year, Year of the Dog DIY Pennant. Such an easy craft to ring in the Chinese New Year.
I love celebrating the Chinese New Year because its a start to new and a way to honor the old traditions. Some of my favorite Chinese New Year traditions are gifting money in red envelopes, wearing your traditional Chinese clothing and honoring your ancestors. Chinese New Year, Year of the Dog DIY Pennant. Such an easy craft to ring in the Chinese New Year.For this Year of the Dog pennant, I cut it on my Cricut Maker and ironed it on with my EasyPress or you can use your standard home iron. To use your iron, use these tips here.

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Chinese New Year, Year of the Dog DIY Pennant. Such an easy craft to ring in the Chinese New Year.Cut your file and be sure that your image is selected to mirrored. You’ll want to place your iron-on vinyl shiny side down on your mat. Select the iron-on setting and cut. With iron-on vinyl, you do not want to cut through the carrier sheet. You’ll pull off the negative areas, leaving your image on the carrier sheet.Chinese New Year, Year of the Dog DIY Pennant. Such an easy craft to ring in the Chinese New Year.Set your EasyPress to 305° and allow it to warm up. Warm your surface for about 10 seconds and place your image onto your pennant. Press for 30 seconds on the front, turn it over and press for an additional 15 seconds. Chinese New Year, Year of the Dog DIY Pennant. Such an easy craft to ring in the Chinese New Year.When using your EasyPress, you want to press on a firm surface. I use a wooden surface with a towel folded on top. You want the towel so that you have a bit of give and the crevices of your material will be warmed and glued. If you find your EasyPress losing temperature while your pressing, it is because the surface underneath is pulling the heat. Pressing pillows are great for this purpose too.Chinese New Year, Year of the Dog DIY Pennant. Such an easy craft to ring in the Chinese New Year.Thread your dowel through the cut holes and then tie ribbon on the ends to hang your Year of the Dog pennant.

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Chinese New Year, Year of the Dog DIY Pennant. Such an easy craft to ring in the Chinese New Year.

Crafting DIY - Valentine's Day

Dollar Spot Valentine Place Mats Customized with Cricut

February 5, 2018

These Valentine Place Mats are so darling and then customize it with your Cricut and EasyPress. Perfect for your Valentines dinner. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

I love using my EasyPress to customize items you normally wouldn’t. I grabbed these heart shaped place mats from the Target Dollar Spot and used these cute sayings to customize them.

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Go ahead and open the public Design Space file. You can now open shared canvases on your mobile app. That is huge news for me and anyone else who cuts using the Bluetooth capability on your Explore or Maker.Once your canvas is open, send it to your machine. Be sure to mirror your image! The Explore models have the smart dial and you can easily choose Iron-On vinyl.When you have a Cricut Maker, everything is chosen just like it’s a custom material. You have a list of items to chose from. There is either Iron-On Vinyl or HTV. Some people have chosen HTV and it cuts through the carrier sheet. Choose the Iron-On setting and you’ll have a perfect cut every time.Weed out the negative space of your Iron-On Vinyl and preheat your EasyPress to the correct setting. If using Iron-On Lite, choose 305 degrees.Plave a folded towel on a firm surface and place your Valentine place mats on the towel. Pre-heat the place mats for around 10 secondsand then plave your image where you want it. Press for 25-30 seconds, turn the placemat over and press again for the same amount of time.Peel off the carrier sheet and you’re ready. TO care for your items, wait at least 24 hours to wash. These placemats can’t be turned inside out but if you have clothes, be sure to turn them inside out when washing them.