Checkers with the Cricut

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I don’t know about you, but I love a quick game of checkers! It’s even more fun when you can make your own checkerboard in any cute fabric and color scheme.  This turned out to be a Chicago Bears color scheme (totally unintensionally), but how fun would it be to make one in your school colors for a graduation party, make a patriotic one for July 4th outdoor party or even use some pretty summer fabrics to create a checker set for your deck.

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This project comes together so quickly and takes very little sewing experience.  I bet you could get away with hot glue if you wanted to… just sayin!

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I added this tic tac toe drawstring bag to house all of the checker pieces and it doubles as an alternative game.  You could also add the tic tac toe game to the backside of the checkerboard… lots of alternatives with this one!

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When you are all done and ready to put it away.. it rolls up into a nice little size that you can easily store until the next game time.

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So.. have I convinved you that you need a personalized DIY checkerboard in your life?  Well you’re in luck because I’ve got a step by step tutorial for you and you can grab the Cricut Design Space Pattern for the checkerboard here.  You can find a product list below the video.

Use code LORRIE and save 10% and get free shipping on Cricut Accessories (Machines not included)
Cricut Self Healing Cutting Mat
Cricut Acrylic Ruler
Cricut Rotary Cutter
Cricut True Control Knife Blade
Cricut Fusible Fabric 
Cricut Metal Ruler
Cricut Easy Press
Cricut Everyday Iron On
Cricut Maker
Cricut Explore Air 2
Cricut Mats
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HeatnBond Craft Extra Firm Interfacing

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Fabric Lanyard with the Cricut Maker

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I have been to several events lately which have required wearing lanyards.  I was so envious of some of the gorgeous lanyards I have seen others wearing, so I decided to create my own.  How fun are these gorgeous fabrics as lanyards!

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They are so easy to make, you can almost make one to match every event, outfit or personality.  They make great gifts for coworkers, friends and family.

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I decided to add a little decorative touch to some of them by adding leather or suede.  What a difference that makes!

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If you have a Cricut Maker, you can grab my Design Space file here.  If not, no worries, I’ve got all of the dimensions with the step by step instructions in a video for you.

Here are the supplies you need and below that is the step by step video tutorial.

Cricut Maker

Cricut Fabric Mat

(2) pieces of cotton fabric approximately 20″ x 2″ (I used this Cricut Fabric in the video)

(1) piece of HeatnBond Lightweight interfacing . 2″ x 20″

(1) lobster clasp

Optional:

(1) piece of leather or faux leather 3 x 1″

(1) eyelet and eyelet setter  (will need a hole punch)

Cricut EasyPress Insulated Lunch Tote

Fruit Tote-1Well hello there!  I am back with a QUICK, EASY summer project using your Cricut EasyPress and an insulated lunch tote from the Target Dollar Spot.  I picked up this really cute, striped lunch bag and floral can kooze in the Target Dollar Spot earlier today.  They had a few difference styles, but these were “my colors”…. and so.. they jumped in my cart…(darn you, Target Dollar Spot!)

As soon as I got home, I knew I needed to find a super cute summer saying to add a little Cricut iron on to make it uniquely mine.  LoveSVG had just what I needed and it was FREE.  You can find the design I used here.

Applying iron on to a coated polyester (feels like plastic) material can be a bit tricky, butuntitled-1

a few easy to follow steps and you’ll be off making your own personalized lunch totes in no time!  Products used are listed at the bottom of this post.

Wouldn’t this be a fun teacher’s gift or great to throw in the tote for an afternoon trip to the park with the kiddos?

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Here is a list of the items I used to create this gift set.

Cricut  Easy Press:  http://shrsl.com/jljn

Cricut Easy Press Bunhttp://shrsl.com/lllkdles:  Cricut Easy Press + Iron On Bundle Starter Kit:

Cricut Easy Press + Iron On Variety Kit:  http://shrsl.com/lllr

Cricut Easy Press + Bulk Iron On Kit:  http://shrsl.com/lllt

Cricut Easy Press Mat:  http://shrsl.com/zz3w

Cricut Iron On:  http://shrsl.com/iyu5

Teflon Sheet: http://shrsl.com/lsvc

Other Options:

Steady Betty Ironing Pressing Surface:http://amzn.to/2yUOpcL

Pressing Pad:  http://amzn.to/2idc6VL

Cricut Maker: http://shrsl.com/jljo

Cricut Explore Air 2:  Cricut Explore Air 2:  http://shrsl.com/ka3p

Use Code LORRIE to receive 10% off and Free Shipping on all supplies at Cricut’s website (Does not apply to machines)

Affiliate links used above.  Thank you 🙂

Cricut Fusible Fabric!

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Hey there!  Have you heard the great news?  Cricut now has FUSIBLE FABRIC!  What is fusible fabric?  Well it’s cotton fabric that already has a fusible product on the back so that with the use of an iron or the Cricut EasyPress you can make your very own fabric applique projects!

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I wanted to make a little Cricut care package for a friend, so I cut out a Cricut “C” with my Cricut Maker and applied it with the EasyPress.  It was so easy and so fast to make this adorable miniature tote bag!

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Hint… you can find this Cricut Logo in the Cricut Library.. just search “Cricut”.

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There are tons of varieties of colors.  Each roll of Fusible Fabric comes with four different designs.  Here are some of the choices available:

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I really want to collect them all!  (Don’t judge.. I know I have a problem!) . They are so cute!  I can think of so many projects to use them on.

The Cricut Fusible Fabric is available now!  You can save an additional 10% and get free shipping with my code LORRIE and if you are an Access member you will save ANOTHER 10%!  Quite the deal, right!?!?!

I put together a little video showing how I made the totebag!  I can’t wait to sew what you make!

Cricut Fusible Fabric available NOW!

Buy it here: http://shrsl.com/1049x
Use code LORRIE and save 10% and get free shipping!

Cricut EasyPress: http://shrsl.com/jljn
Cricut Easy Press Mat: http://shrsl.com/zz3w

 

Disclaimer:  Links above are affiliate links.  By clicking on these links I may make some change at no cost to you.  Some products may have been provided to me by vendors, however, all opinions and reviews are strictly my own.

Smokin Hot Father’s Day Grill Gift Set with Cricut & EasyPress

Fathers Day Grill Gift-1I am back with another Father’s Day Gift project for you!  I don’t know about your special guy, but mine loves to grill and new tools are a staple every summer.  Fathers Day Grill Gift-7

Get him all set up with a new Apron, Towel and personalized tools.  I loaded it all on a grill pan for a perfect presentation.

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I created the design in Cricut Design Space (You can grab a copy here).  You can personalize it any way you like.  Add a name in place of Dad, change it to Grandpa, or even MOM… Moms grill, too!

I used Cricut Premium Vinyl, Cricut Iron On and the Cricut EasyPress  and EasyPress Mat to personalize all of the items that I purchased at Walmart.

Ready for the tutorial?

Father’s Day Clock with the Cricut

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Father’s Day is just around the corner!  I can’t believe it’s almost June 17th, already!  Haven’t gotten dad the perfect gift yet?  Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.

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This little gem is a DIY, custom made for your special guy by you!  All you need is a $3.97 clock from Walmart  (they come in White, Black, Red, Silver and Gold), Cricut Premium Vinyl, a piece of cardstock, and your Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore.

You can see in the top photo I added a little extra touch with the red stripes.  I think they go a long way to adding just that something to make it pop.  You could add a personalized name, add stars for the numbers, add a logo for your business, you name it… the sky is the limit!  How about a personalized clock for the kids room?

You know I have a step by step tutorial for you!  You can grab my Design Space file here or start from stratch and make your own!  Don’t forget to add the hole in the middle if you start from scratch, my file already has it in there for you.  Use Code LORRIE and save 10% and get free shipping on any accessories/cutting materials (Including this Premium Vinyl)!  Below is the video and a list of materials used.

Cricut Premium Vinyl: http://shrsl.com/zwa4
Cricut Acrylic Ruler: http://shrsl.com/whdp
Cricut Rotary Cutter: http://shrsl.com/wi9o
Cricut Self Healing Mat: http://shrsl.com/wka6
Cricut True Control Knife Blade: http://shrsl.com/zy3j
Cricut Cardstock: http://shrsl.com/rxqa
Cricut Maker: http://shrsl.com/nybi
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Scrapbooking Evie….

This is a long overdue scrapbook layout. Evie Layout-1

That, my friends, is Miss Evie!  My darling, sweet grand daughter.  She will be two in August and I just haven’t stayed on top of her scrapbooks.

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I’m not sure why.  I really enjoy the peaceful process of scrapbooking.   I started my papercraft journey by scrapbooking.

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A good friend, Jodie, sent me a scrapbooked birthday card many years ago, and I thought it was the most coolest thing, ever!  I started scraping that same week.

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Paper crafting has always been my “go to” fun place.   I love the texture and layers and papers.  Heck, I even love the different adhesives, cutters, scissors and ephemera.  I am an office supply junkie.

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Do you ever circle back to a craft that you used do to and wonder why it’s been so long since you’ve endulged?  Leave me a comment and let me know what crafts you would love to get back into.   I hope this is the first of many more layouts to come.

P.S. I used my Cricut Maker to cut all of the background pieces.

 

Glasses Case with the Cricut & HeatnBond

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Summer is upon us and that means, most likely, I will be losing yet another pair of sunglasses any day now!  In an attempt NOT to lose my glasses, I have created a super easy (beginner sewing) pattern for you to keep those babies safe!

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I mean, really, how can you misplace this colorful pouch (Fabric by Windham Fabrics).

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I used HeatnBond Fusible Fleece and HeatnBond Fusible Craft Interfacing to provide this fun case with lots of cushion to protect your precious cargo.

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I created a pattern in Cricut Design Space and let the Cricut Maker cut the fabric, interfacing & fleece for me.  It really could not get any easier than this!  If you’d like to grab the cut file, you can find it here.

Ready for the tutorial?  It’s on the Thermoweb Youtube Channel.  Click below and you’re on your way to making your own glasses case.

Celebrate the Maker In YOU!

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Have you celebrated the Maker in YOU?  There is a Maker inside each and every one of us, and I think it’s time we applaud our everyday creative selves!

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It just so happens, I made this maker project with my Cricut Maker!  How Cool is that!?!!?

It’s crazy easy and a really fun addition to your craft area.  I made another one for Evie’s bedroom with her name on it.

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I mean.. hello???  You can make this in any color scheme, any word, any occasion and it just adds that little bit of homemade magic to any room.  I used HeatnBond Fusible Adhestive to add the letters that I cut out with the Cricut Maker.  The Cricut Easy press made applying it super easy!  Did you know Cricut now has fabric with the Fusible product already on it?  They Do!  You can find it here!

This is a super easy project!  You can view this video to find out how to make the letters and this video to find out how to make the flowers.

Products used in this video:

Cricut Maker: http://shrsl.com/jljo
Cricut Easy Press: http://shrsl.com/r24v
Cricut Easy Press Mat: http://shrsl.com/uajt
Heat n Bond Lite Adhesive: http://shrsl.com/k3mr
Singer Sewing Machine: http://amzn.to/2IxpErn

Cricut Easy Press Settings: https://help.cricut.com/easypress-recommended-settings

Ruffle Towel Tutorial: https://youtu.be/FIxl7Jm5ki8

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Monogram Zipper Pouch with the Cricut Maker

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Hello! I am so happy you are here!  I have been super busy with summer activities, but I couldn’t wait to get this fun tutorial up on the blog.  How cute is this crazy easy zipper pouch.

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I even made a mini version.  Everything is cuter when it’s mini… why is that??

This is a lined zipper pouch that I made using the Cricut Maker/Cricut Design Space to make and cut all of the fabric pieces.

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I used HeatnBond Adhesive to attach the monogram and HeatnBond Interfacing to give the bag some extra structure.  I really love the overall look.  Wouldn’t these be cute as bridesmaid gifts or graduation gifts?  I can think of a million uses.

Let’s make one together.  Here’s a step by step video tutorial.  Don’t worry if you don’t have a Cricut – you can follow along and make your pattern on paper and use that as a template.  I give you all of the measurements in the video.  The products used are listed below the video and in the video description.  I can’t wait to see what you make!

Products used in the video:
Use code LORRIE and save 10% and get free shipping on Cricut Accessories using the links below.

Cricut 12 x 24 Acrylic Ruler: http://shrsl.com/whdp
Cricut Rotary Cutter: http://shrsl.com/wi9o
Cricut Self Healing Mat: http://shrsl.com/wka6
Cricut Rotary Cutter/Mat/Ruler Kit: http://shrsl.com/vx88
Cricut Fabric Mat: http://shrsl.com/w7c8
Cricut Maker: http://shrsl.com/jljo
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HeatnBond Lite: http://shrsl.com/k3mr
HeatnBond Extra Firm Interfacing: http://shrsl.com/ukgy
Amazon links to heatnbond products:
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HeatnBond Extra Firm Interfacing: https://amzn.to/2sG5Bjt
Wonderclips: http://amzn.to/2BS8eB9
Pilot Frixion Fushion Pens: https://amzn.to/2DP2usR
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