Door Mat with Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker

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Well hello there!  Happy Friday.  I am so excited the weekend is almost here.  I thought I would share a fun project with you that can created start to finish in an afternoon.  It’s really pretty easy.

I think this door mat makes the perfect house warming, wedding, shower, birthday, Mother’s Day, holiday gift.  Who wouldn’t love a warm welcome into their home, like this.  Do you have a blended family?  Try something with first names like, “welcome to Doug and Lorrie’s”.

Here is a step by step tutorial for you.

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Buttons & Bows Loaded Envelopes with the Cricut Explore/Cricut Maker (Free SVG included)

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Buttons & Bows.  Is there a better combination?  I am not sure, but I do know that I love me some buttons and bows!

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Sometimes when I don’t know what to make, but I really want to play with all of the pretty ephemera and papers that I have – I will make a loaded envelope.  It’s filled with so much yummy real estate.

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Places to tuck a button here, and button there, throw in a little bow and before you know it…
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You have a little pocked filled with heaven.  How cute is this to sit on a shelf, or send to a friend?

 

There is lots of room to send a note, a little gift or just fill it with pretties.

 

Most of the ephemera and the envelope itself was cut with my Cricut Explore.  You can watch a print then cut tutorial here (to make the ephemera) and pick up the SVG and find out how to make the Loaded Envelope itself here.

 

 

 

 

But wait, what about the other side?

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And just like that, you have another look to Buttons and Bows.

Want to see a close up and see what’s inside?  I thought maybe you would.  Here’s a video

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Personalized Luggage Tags with the Cricut Maker and Easy Press!

Did you know that Cricut Design Space has tons of ready-to-make projects?  They do!  They are called “Make it Now” projects and they couldn’t be easier.  Cricut has taken all of the planning and decision making work out of the equation with these ready now projects.  Of course, if you want to customize them, go right ahead!

I found these super cute, super awesome luggage tags in Cricut Design Space.  I didn’t change a thing.  I just clicked “make it”.  Yep, that’s all I had to do.  I picked my fabric and  the Cricut Maker cut each piece precisely for me.

 

Of course I had to grab my Cricut Easy Press and add a monogram to the back of the tags!  Cute, huh?!  Pink and green make me happy and monograms make me even happier.

 

I think this would make a great gift set!  Who can’t use an ID tag/Luggage Tag.  You could even add one to your child’s backpack, your computer/tablet case, or tie a long ribbon around it and use it for a badge holder.

 

You might just have to make a few sets, so you can keep one for youself.

 

Are you ready to make a set?  Here’s a step by step video tutorial:

Create your own Oven Mitt with the Cricut Maker

I’m back with yet another quick and easy project with the Cricut Maker.

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It’s a really great project to try with your Cricut Maker.

The Maker cuts your pattern precisely, which means all of the pieces come together perfectly.

I used cotton on this project, but flannel makes a really quite oven mitt for the winter months.

I just love how the accent trim.  The little pop of pink really makes a statement.

Oven Mit (4 of 4)Don’t quilt?  Don’t worry, I don’t either. I simply sewed random lines throughout the front and back panels.  You can make your own unique “quilting pattern” by following the lines of the fabric, sewing stripes, diagonals or any pattern you choose.

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I think pairing this with the Skillet Handle Pot Holder in matching fabrics would make a super cute and super fun gift!

So, are you ready to make your own DIY Oven Mitt?  Here’s my video tutorial and a free SVG pattern.  Enjoy!

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Pattern by Lorrie Nunemaker.

Skillet Handle Pot Holders / Hot Pads with the Cricut Maker

Do you have a cast iron skillet?  Are we alone in loving a well seasoned cast iron skillet and the beauty that lies within?  I’m pretty sure there are more of you out there.  If you have ever used a cast iron skillet, you know the handle gets super hot!  Enter the Skillet Handle Pot Holder. SKillet Pot Holder (1 of 3) I love this! It makes it super easy to grab that skillet from the oven.  Am I the only one who suddenly smells bacon?

Now, I have to remind you – do not put the skillet in the oven with the handle holder on it.  It will catch fire and burn.  Ask me how I know 😦

Would you be a bit surprised if I told you I made these with the Cricut Maker?  That’s right.  I created a pattern in Design Space (the software that is free to use with any Cricut Explore or Maker machine), then I added the fabric to the mat and ba da bing, ba da boom…. no more scorched hands.SKillet Pot Holder (1 of 1)

I created a step-by-step video tutorial for you.  Not only will you learn how to create a pattern from basic shapes, but you’ll learn how to cut and assemble and make your own Skillet Handle Pot Holders.  I don’t want anyone to burn their hands on a hot skillet ever again.  Here’s the video!  Oh, and if you make them, be sure and tag me on Facebook, Instagram or leave a comment below.  I get so excited when I see someone make something from one of the videos.

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I’m in Love with my Cricut Maker!

I am.  I am in love with a Machine.  Not, just any machine.  It’s the Cricut Makercricut makerI know what you’re thinking… it’s ok.  The Mr. Knows all about the Maker.  He actually thinks it’s a pretty amazing too!

I mean how can you not love this state of the art handsome boy?  Not only is this machine incredibly good looking, but it also features the revolutionary new adaptive cutting system.  cricut-maker-ultimate-cutting-machine-d-00010101000000_574327_alt2It features 10x more power than any of its Cricut Predecessors.

Do you see that pretty gold blade?  That, my friends, is a ROTARY blade!  It can do amazing things like cut raw fabric!  You heard me, right.  It can cut fabric without any kind of bonding or interfacing.  You just load your fabric on the fabric mat (included in the box) and go.  The Cricut will go about it’s merry way cutting and whizzing along the pattern lines.  In just a few moments, your pattern is cut perfectly.

A little disclaimer, I never sewed with fabric until I got the Maker in October of 2017.  So, ifI can do it, so can you!  Just look at what I’ve been able to do with the help of this crazy, inspirational machine.

I created this pattern in Design Space (the free software to use with the Cricut Explore and Maker machines).  I then added the fabric to the mat and let the Cricut Maker do it’s thing.  You can watch the full tutorial here.

Once I got the hang of zippers, I decided to expand my sewing capabilities a bit and created another project/pattern in Design Space.  I created this boxed pouch.  21764825_10155663928566870_3942223641138407957_nIt was a huge hit with my friends and family.  It’s the perfect size for travel and holds most of your personal essentials.  If you’d like to get the pattern and try one of these, you can watch the tutorial here.

So, those are just two of my very beginner sewing projects with the Cricut Maker.  I just can’t say enough about this amazing machine!  I’ve not even scratched the surface of what this machine can do.  It can cut Vinyl, Iron On, leather, faux leather, basswood, Paper, Cardstock, Chipboard, and so many more materials.  I cannot wait to share more fun projects with you.

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