Pin Cushion/Thread Catcher – Free SVG!

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Who needs a thread catcher?  Apparently, I need several because I can’t stop making them!  These little guys are fun to make and they look much harder than they actually are.

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They just make me happy!  I love combining print fabrics and this project is perfect for it!  I used THIS Cricut Fabric on this cutie (psst… it’s on sale now!  Use my code LORRIE and get another 10% and Free Shipping)!  It’s so pretty!

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I think these are going to be Holiday Gifts for the crafters in my family.  I can make one to match each of their home decor crafty spaces.  They are so handy to throw in those little paper scraps, threads and little bits and they look so much better than a trash can!  They would be perfect to take to a crop.

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I’ve got an SVG so that you can cut this out with your Cricut Maker.  You can download it HERE.  If you don’t have an Cricut, yet, you NEED one, but I’ve got all of the instructions in the video so you can cut this by hand.

Here’s a step by step video tutorial so you can get started making these today!

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)

Embroidery Hoops: https://amzn.to/2zX1cNT
HeatnBond Lite: https://amzn.to/2pFn1eQ
ricut 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

Chricut Easy Press Mat: http://shrsl.com/zz3w
Flannel from Joanns

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How to Iron On HTV on Wood with the Cricut EasyPress 2

Hello!  Happy Saturday!  Speaking of Saturday… next weekend I am headed to a wedding reception for a married young couple.  I wanted to give them a little bit of handmade fun to help celebrate the occassion.  I came up with this wood themed set.

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I used the Cricut EasyPress 2 to add all of the personalization!  It looks like its engraved or wood burned, but it’s not!

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I thought about the fact that soon they would be celebrating their “First Christmas as Mr. and Mrs” and thought they needed a keepsake…. and besides, it matches!  WOOD PRESS-1-4

The EasyPress 2 makes it so easy to customize all of your handmade goodies (and we won’t tell if you personalize store bought items, too! ) 🙂

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These gifts are “made with love” and I can’t wait to share them with the Bride and Groom.

You know, I had to make a tutorial to go along with this!  I think this is a really fun and really inexpensive gift idea and with the holidays around the corner, you just might want to grab some wood slices and create your own!

Here’s the video tutorial!

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!

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!

I had a request to do a tutorial on this pre-designed Cricut Design Space file by Anna Griffin. Screen Shot 2018-08-19 at 2.48.34 PM

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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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.