Personalized Gift Box with the Cricut EasyPress

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Hi there and welcome back.  Today, I am sharing how I made this personalized wooden gift box.

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You may recall last week, I made this personalized flask and matching etched shot glasses for my son to use to ask his friends to stand up with him in his wedding.  We wanted to present them in a wooden box.

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I decided to use Cricut Vinyl Iron On rather than adhesive vinyl.  Adhesive vinyl can be hard to adhere to wood because it doesn’t want to grip easily.  Iron on is the perfect solution.  The small 6 x 7 Cricut EasyPress made it even easier.

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We are really pleased with how this whole gift set turned out.  Watch the step by step tutorial to find out what settings I used on the Cricut EasyPress and a few tips when applying iron on to wood.

Masculine Gift Set with the Cricut

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Have I mentioned my son is getting married?  He is.  Be prepared for lots and lots of wedding projects in the near future.  This fun little set is how he is asking his friends to be groomsmen and best men.

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I designed my template for the flasks and for the shot glasses right in Design Space.  I have a separate tutorial on etching the shot glasses, you can find it here.

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In this tutorial we are focusing on the flask and the box.  I think the box takes it from ordinary to extraordinary.  I have a another tutorial coming soon in which we will finish the box to take it to the next level.

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I can’t wait to show you how this came together.  I’ve got a step by step tutorial so you can make a gift set for your next anniversary, wedding, birthday, or even Valentines!

You can find the full tutorial here:

Toiletry Travel Kit with Cricut

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I am excited to say I am going on a “girls’ trip” soon!  I thought it was time to add a little cuteness factor to my travel bag.  I used Cricut Premium Vinyl and my Cricut Maker to make this fun little bag.

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You can absolutely use the Cricut Explore to make this as well.  I started with a blank toiletry kit like this one and used my Design Space File.   This is a great beginner project for every Cricut user.

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I will walk you through every step of the way in the detailed, step-by-step tutorial below.

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Watch the tutorial here:

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NEW – Cricut Bowl Koozies!

Hello there!  It’s been awhile.  I hope you enjoyed the holidays with friends and family.  I sure did!  We have been non-stop since Thanksgiving.  I took a little break in December so that I could enjoy some family time.

Today, however, I had to get back to Cricuting.  I have two new, fun patterns for you to try!

The Scallop and Round Bowl Koozie / Cozy (which do you say?)

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They are made very much like my original bowl koozie, but the one on the left has a round edge and the one on the right has a scallop edge.

Here is a step by step tutorial for you and don’t forget to grab the free Design Space Files here:  SCALLOP KOOZIE and ROUND KOOZIE.  If you don’t have a Cricut Maker, but you have an Explore, go ahead and cut out the patterns in cardstock and then just use that at a pattern to hand cut the fabric.

 

Round Make Up Bag with The Cricut

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Hello and thanks for stopping by!  Today, I have a new make up pouch tutorial for you.  We have all seen this style of make up bag, but did you know how EASY they are to make on your own?

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I even added a vinyl lining which makes it easy to wipe up any spills or powders that can get inside a make up pouch.  It’s not just me that is messy, right?

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Or leave the vinyl out, like the one above and use it for your jewelry when traveling or your child’s legos… there’s never a shortage of uses for a pouch!

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If you don’t have a Maker, yet, never fear because I have a work around for you.  I bet you have a dinner plate and that will work just fine, too!

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You can whip these up in time for Christmas gift giving!  They take very little supplies and picking the fabrics is half the fun!

Ready for the tutorial?  Grab the Design Space file HERE.

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:

DIY Christmas Ornaments with the Cricut (Explore & Maker Friendly Project)

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I can’t believe I’m already thinking about the Holidays! Where has this year gone?  I want to get things ready a little ahead of time so I can sit back, sip eggnog and enjoy the kiddos this holiday season, so I went ahead and created this year’s personalized ornaments!

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I am still working on those flannel scraps and decided to put them to use with an embroidery hoop!

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To step it up a notch, I decided to create some wonky stitching around the edges, but this step is totally optional.

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I think the stitching adds a little character and the handmade look, which I love.

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I used a little HeatNBond, applied with the Cricut EasyPress to apply the canvas letters.  You can see I reversed it on the letter D and used the flannel for the letter and the canvas for the background.

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It’s a really easy way to create personalized ornaments for co-workers, family and friends!

Simply add an elastic string to the hoop closure and a little hot glued bow and voila… you’re all done!  On to the next project.

Here’s a quick video! (Products used linked below the video)

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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!

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!