Rosette Christmas Tree with the Cricut (Maker or Explore)

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Oh, Christmas Tree!  Why do you have to be so stinkin’ cute?  Ha!  I just love making these table top Christmas Trees from cardstock with the Cricut!  You can make this with the Cricut Explore or Cricut MakerAll you need is the Cricut Design Space File which you can get here.

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If you don’t have a Cricut yet… (you seriously need one), but you can create this by hand cutting the following rectangles and scoring each every 1/2″ down the length of each rectangle, then follow the tutorial.

You’ll need 2 strips each:

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11.5 x 3″

11.5 x 2.75″

11.5 x 2.5″

11.5 x 2.25″

11.5 x 2″

11.5 x 1.75″

11.5 x 1.5″

11.5 x 1.25″

11.5 x 1″

11.5 x .75″

11.5 x .5″

 

OK, let’s do this!  Here’s a step by step tutorial:

Wine Gift Bag with the Cricut

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Cheers!  Today, we are making fabric wine bags.  I just love making these personalized bags.

 

Often, I find I want to do a little more than just a single bottle of wine.  I think adding a fabric wine bag that the recipient can reuse is an excellent way to take an everyday gift and make it a little more special and add that touch of handmade love.

 

 

 

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Pair it with a couple of wine glasses and your simple gift is on a whole other level.  Fabric scraps are perfect for this project!  Wouldn’t it be fun to make it out of Halloween Fabric and add “witches brew” on the side?  How about a bottle for the bridal party to enjoy while they are getting ready… add the word BRIDE.  You could make it out of fun floral fabrics for a girls night at a friends house, or add a monogram for an everyday hostess gift.  Tons of possiblities.

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I used the Cricut EasyPress to add the word “Cheers”.  I just love the 6 x 7 EasyPress for this project.

 

It’s even fun without any personalization.

 

Don’t have a Cricut Maker yet?  (you need one).  Don’t worry… simply cut the pattern out with cardstock and use that as a template to cut the fabric by hand.  Easy peasy!… (but seriously.. you NEED the Maker!)

OK, are you ready to get stocked up on gift bags for the holidays?  You can start now by grabbing the pattern HERE.  It’s made from Basic Shapes in Cricut Design Space, so you can use it for free.  Here’s the step by step tutorial:

Let’s Make SNAP Bags!

DSC_0001-2Snap bags!  They are all over Pinterest and I had to give one a try.  Okay, maybe more than one.. did I mention these little cuties are rather addicting?

I mean I had to try one in faux leopard, right?  It had to be done!

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Hello, lovely faux leather from Hobby Lobby! After that I had to try some flannel!  I have tons of flannel scraps from all of those pj pants I made the grandkids!

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Can this get any cuter!?!?!  How about a little pouch to take your id and cash into the football game.  Too Cute!

 

 

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Or how about this cute little fella for the car to keep all of that extra change and doodads in place?

 

 

 

I made this cutie patootie for my soon to be Daughter In Law who trains service dogs.  She’s always carrying dog treats.  Now she can keep them nice and secure in her purse with no worries of them dumping out.

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Like I said… these things are addictive.  I even made one from a Pioneer Woman Placemat!  You can see it in the video below.

Ready to get started on your Snap Pouches?  They are super easy and you can pick up the pattern and the step by step instructions in the video.  Don’t worry if you don’t have a Maker, just follow along and write down the measurements, this is really easy to cut by hand!

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!

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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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!

Cricut Premium Vinyl!

Have you heard?  Cricut has released a new Premium Vinyl and it’s better than ever!  Psst…  if you use my code LORRIE you’ll save ANOTHER 10% and get free shipping!!

1cThe new vinyl weeds easier, sticks better and their new vinyl lineup lays flatter!  I love to cut my vinyl with the new Self Healing Mat, True Control Knife Blade and the Metallic Ruler!

Did I mention my code?  LORRIE gets you 10% off and free shipping on these items too!

Now, would you like a step by step tutorial?  You know I have one all ready for you!

Products Used: Cricut Premuium Vinyl: http://shrsl.com/zwa4 Cricut Transfer Tape: http://shrsl.com/1490w Cricut Ruler: http://shrsl.com/10rib Cricut True Control Knife Blade: http://shrsl.com/zy3j Cricut Self Healing Mat: http://shrsl.com/wka6 Cricut Maker: http://shrsl.com/jljo Tumbler: from Walmart 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 🙂 Social Media Info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lanunemaker My blog: http://www.lorrieNunemakercom/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lanunemaker/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lorrie_nune… Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LONU2008 *Disclaimer:  Links above are affiliate links.  By clicking on these links I may earn a small commission at no cost to you.  Some products may have been provided to me by vendors, however, all opinions and reviews are strictly my own.

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
1/2″ Flat Washers: https://amzn.to/2zt0av1
HeatnBond Craft Extra Firm Interfacing

Cricut Easy Press Group:

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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 🙂