Cricut EasyPress 2- Now Available and a EasyPress 2 GIVEAWAY!

Hello!  I am so super excited !  The Cricut EasyPress 2 is NOW available!  AND… I’m giving one away!  You get to pick the size!  Keep reading to find out how to enter to win!

You are going to want all three of them!  The Easy Press 2 has so many new and improved features such as:

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Here is a short video detailing all the fun new features.

Don’t forget to pick up the EasyPress Mats!  I love the large one, but the small and medium are perfect as pressing pillows for shirts, onsies and so much more:

Ready to win?  You have multiple chances to win.  Each entry in the rafflecopter counts as another chance to win!  Improve your odds by completing all of the tasks below.

(Note winner limited to US and Canada shipping address only).

SIMPLY CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN!

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How to make your own PJ Pants without a pattern – Easy Beginner Sewing Project

I have been making pj pants for the kids to match all of my EasyPress shirt creations.  It’s become quite comical, really.  They know when they go to Lolli’s they will have new pjs to wear and they have a lot of fun helping me pick out the fabric.

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Ace is always a Dinosaur kinda guy!  He must have 6-7 pairs of different dino sets.  Evie, on the other hand, is more of a Minnie Girl.

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I have made so many pairs of pjs, that I’ve got my own special method and a few cheater tricks that make it easier, for me, to whip up a pair in about 10 minutes form start to finish.

Don’t worry, you don’t need a pattern (we will make our own…psst.. I don’t even know how to read a real pattern).

Overwhelmingly, everytime I post a picture of one of my EasyPress shirt creations, paired with a matching set of pants – I get asked to create a tutorial for the pants…. so, without further ado… and keeping in mind that I am NOT A SEAMSTRESS.  This is a really easy, beginner sewist tutorial… and I came up with a technique that works for me.  There are probably a few dozen things technically wrong with my method, but you know my motto… “do what works for you”.  

If you’re interested in this really easy, cheater method… here’s a step by step video tutorial for you.  I can’t wait to see your creations on Facebook and Instagram… you’re going to tag me, right?

Here’s the video:

How to Create Cut Files from Drawings

Did you know you can use your very own handmade drawings to create cut files you can cut with your Cricut?

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I draw this “shop girl” on my Ipad and changed her into a cut file which I was then able to cut out in Cricut Iron On.  I used my EasyPress to make this adorable one of a kind tote bag!  Fun, huh!

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I did the same thing with this little cutie patootie!  She will look so cute on Evie’s PJ set.

You don’t need to know how to draw, really.  I found an image online and used that for inspiration to redraw and create this one.

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This little lady I did draw freehand, and let me just say… I can’t draw, but the app makes it possible to draw, erase, draw it again…. erase it again… and so on.  Believe me, I did plenty of both!

How fun would it be to have your kids create a drawing, import it into Cricut Design Space, and then iron the design onto a cute tote bag for grandma?  I would love to receive a gift like that.  Wouldn’t your kids think it awesome to sport a shirt with their very own creation?

So, are you ready for a tutorial?  I cannot wait to see what you make!

Etched Glass with the Cricut Maker

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I have always wanted to try etching glass, and today I did just that!  I don’t know why I waited so long!  It’s easy, fun and very inexpensive!

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I used the Cricut Maker to cut out Premium Permanent Vinyl to use as my stencil.  I don’t recommend using removeable vinyl and it doesn’t stick as well and the etching creme can easily seep underneath your design (ask me how I know).  You will also want to pick up a bottle of Armour Etch.  It will last you forever, because most of it goes right back in the bottle after you use it.

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With the holidays right around the corner, I’m always looking for gift ideas for stockings, hostess gifts and small gifts for friends.  You could easily make wine glasses, casserole dishes, candy dishes, vases, canisters… whatever fits your gift recipient’s needs.  I thought the shot glasses would also be a fun bachelor party gift, or newly engaged couple gift or even a shower gift.

I have included a step by step tutorial for you.  It’s really easy!  Try it!

Rae Dunn Inspired Holiday Towels

I had such a fun response to my Rae Dunn Inspired jewelry dishes that I thought I’d share a little project I made last November with the same concept. Holiday Flour Sack Towels. These were so much fun! I used flannel with Heatnbond on the back to create the animal shapes. You can watch the video below to find out how. The EasyPress and Cricut Maker made this project easy peasy and what a fun gift set for the area Dunn fan in your life!

Here’s a tutorial on the method I used to create the fabric accent pieces.

Zipper Pouch with Tabs with the Cricut Maker

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You asked for more Cricut Sewing projects and you asked for a tutorial showing how to do zipper tabs and how to make a lined zipper pouch… so that’s what’s up on the blog today!

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Today, I’m going to share with you how to make this fully lined zipper pouch with zipper tabs.  The best part is the Cricut Maker is going to cut all of the pattern pieces out for you, so all you need to do is assemble!  Pretty good deal, if you ask me.  Oh, did I mention a free SVG pattern? IMG_9499 2

You can grab the pattern here, then head over to Design Space and start creating!  Don’t forget to pick up this cute Cricut Fabric!  Use code LORRIE and save 10% and get FREE SHIPPING.  In fact, you can use the code and get free shipping on most everything I used in the tutorial including the Acrylic Ruler, Scissors, Washable Fabric Pen, Self Healing Mat,  and the Rotary Cutter .  I also used the EasyPress Mat for ironing.  I love that I can put it away when I’m not using it.  (I don’t think the discount code work on the EasyPress Mat.)

Here’s a step by step tutorial!  I can’t wait to see what you make!

 

 

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Are you the Thelma to my Louise?

Hello!  I cannot believe it’s almost Fall and I’m already beginning to think about Halloween, Hoodies, Crisp evenings and all that goes with the changing of the seasons!  This summer has been so busy with family visits, friends, trips and just plan ole day to day stuff, that I haven’t been able to keep my projects updated on the blog.  The next few posts will be some really quick and easy projects featuring none other than the Cricut!thelma

This fun project was made using the Cricut Premium Vinyl!  It’s so amazing!  It’s been redesigned to not only weed easier, lay flatter, but it also is “Permanent”.  This makes it perfect for customizing these fun flasks that I purchased at Walgreens (yes, I said Walgreens).

Here’s a super quick video tutorial:

Thanks for stopping by!

Rae Dunn Inspired Jewelry Dishes

Hello!  Thanks for stopping by!  Today, I have another quick and easy gift idea for you.  How about a set of Rae Dunn Inspired Jewelry Dishes?

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Pretty cute, don’t you think?  They are amazingly easy and very inexpensive.  I made this set for under $8.

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I tried a set in black as well for a more authentic “Rae Dunn” look.  I think they would make fantastic bridesmaid gifts, bridal shower gifts, stocking stuffers, birthday gifts or even a just because gift.

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You could add a name, a monogram, a favorite sports team logo, a short poem, or any other  image you can cut out in vinyl.  Every girl (and guy) needs a place to put their bling, small personal items and whatnots.  I especially like the one with the wedding date… no more forgetting the anniversary, right?!  How about adding a pair of earings and using the bowl as the gift bag.. just add a little ribbon and WOWZA, you just stepped it up a notch.

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In the video I show you a really easy way to add this gold trim around the bowl as well as a few polka dots.  Polka dots make everything better!

My friend, Teri, and I recorded this live in our Urban Makers Facebook Group, you’ll here her in the video.  I uploaded it to youtube afterward, so it’s no longer live, but you still get to join in the fun!

Anna Griffin 2-Sided Zipper Case Tutorial

Well hello there!  I’m back with another Cricut Maker Sewing Project!  I have missed sewing so much!

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It’s all set up for you in Design Space, all you need to do is cut it out and the next thing you know, you’ll have this:

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Darling little zipper pouches.  Perfect to hold your phone, goodies, makeup or whatever little doo-dads you’re trying to keep track of.

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They are just the sweetest!  I used the Anna Griffin Fabric we got in our goodie bags at the Cricut Mountain MakeaThon, as well as this Garden Girl fabric from Riley Blake.  Psst… use code LORRIE and save 10% and get Free Shipping.  This project is really fun, and not nearly as intimidating as it may look.  Don’t be afraid of the zipper!  They are easy!

I see a few Christmas Gifts being made from these fun fabrics!  I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw all the new collections available at Cricut.  (Again.. use my code LORRIE and save 10% and get Free Shipping).

I’ve created a step by step tutorial for you.  Let’s make this together!

Fabric in video by Cricut/Riley Blake
Cricut Easy Press Mat
Cricut Fabric
Cricut 12 x 24 Acrylic Ruler
Cricut Rotary Cutter
Cricut Self Healing Mat
Cricut Rotary Cutter/Mat/Ruler Kit:
Cricut Fabric Mat
Cricut Maker
Wonder Clips
Singer Sewing Machine

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How to Iron on a Canvas – Cricut EasyPress 2

The new Cricut EasyPress 2 (available for purchase this Fall) was released at the Cricut Makeathon a couple of weeks ago!  We were all so excited about the new features!  Besides the new color (how about that amazing flamingo pink/orange), the new EasyPress 2 heats up to 400 degrees, heats up faster (than the prevous model), has a new improved base plate and now has a USB port for future firmware updates.  Already have the Original model?  No worries!  it still does everything it did before and is still an amazing machine (available on Amazon for $109), however, the new EasyPress 2 now comes in 3 sizes: 6 x 7 (great for onsies and hats), the original 9 x 9 and the big daddy of the bunch 10 x 12 (great for adult tshirting.  Yes, Tshirting is a word, a verb rather… the act of making tshirts.

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OK… so what is today’s project?  Why it’s a super, duper Canvas Wall Decor “Never Stop Making” design.

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Sort of fun, right?  I record the how to video live on my Facebook Page (yes, live is not my thing.. and I meant to do this in my Cricut EasyPress Group, but instead did it on my personal page… Ugh….), but I saved it, edited out some of the chatty stuff and uploaded it to my youtube. Here you go!

 

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