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This Unicorn Party Will Make Your Eyes Sparkle

May 19, 2017 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

Sometimes all you need to start your own business is a great idea, a trusty Cricut machine, and a little (or a lot!) of unicorn glitter. Meet Tiffany Hayter, an ambitious Cricut designer, whose business, OC Vintage Charm, has really taken off since its relatively recent inception. Combining whimsical retro elements with a hip, fun sensibility, this multi-talented lady has big plans for all the little celebrations in your life. Read on for instant inspiration!

How did you get your start in crafting?

I started exploring when I got married, but my interest in crafting really took off before my daughter’s first birthday. I was always the mom who just bought everything, because that seemed the easiest way. But then, my husband bought me a Cricut. At first, I was so intimidated and thought that there was no way I could learn it. I mean, previously I had been working crazy corporate hours, 16 hours a day. But when I wasn’t working anymore and had my daughter, I decided there was no reason not to give it a try. I went online to figure it out, and it was much easier than I expected. And the results… they were amazing.

 

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How has using the Cricut made the crafting process better for you?

Everything is so much easier than you think it’s going to be! You can do so many things and they come out so, so pretty. I make these elaborate fabric banners with paper cutouts, and the Cricut allows me to create the individual images and string them just-so. It really just brings all my best ideas to life.

 

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What inspired you to start your own business?

It was after my daughter’s second birthday. She had this adorable vintage high chair, and she wasn’t using it. I just loved it, and I thought there’s no reason I couldn’t rent it out. So I started doing just that for photo shoots and parties, and it really took off with all sorts of vintage pieces. Then people started contacting me about a unicorn-themed party I designed for her and wanted something similar. Soon I was getting all sorts of calls for various party projects. That was a year and a half ago! I didn’t set out to make a business, but working on these crafts is something I can do with my kids around. It just naturally turned into something I love doing and people want to hire me for. I’ve since branched into all sorts of decorations; I’m a one-stop shop now. And thankfully, it’s been really busy!

 

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Tell us more about the fabulous unicorn party.

Oh, there were so many fun pieces! I made fabric banners for the mantel and dessert table, and in front of those I made unicorns with gold glitter cardstock and stars doubled up with the glitter in the front. I did hanging cardstock stars from the ceiling. I also did a cake topper and cupcake toppers with the theme. It really didn’t take too long. The mason jars with the unicorn images took the longest because of the paint. I do very thin coats and lots of them. But, I’m a perfectionist, so I knew I wanted to take a little bit longer with something like that. But all of it was really pretty easy.

 

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What do you suggest for people who are new to Cricut?

YouTube is going to be your best friend. I’m still learning, too, so I’m on there all the time. Also, definitely check out the Cricut website to watch the tutorials and check out the online Facebook groups. People are always posting amazing ideas. Don’t ever feel like you can’t do it. It’s always worth trying. Everyone has a little creativity in there. Let it show!

 

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What are you eager to try next?

Right now I’m working on a vintage tea party. I’m making a ton of rolled roses –and they look incredible. I’m also working on teacup tags. I also really want to try making giant flowers. That’s definitely my next thing, and I know I want to get the technique just right. I’d also like to explore working with vinyl more. There’s so much to try!

 

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Thanks so much, Tiffany! We’re so charmed by you and all your imaginative projects.

Check out other amazing pictures from Tiffany's whimsical unicorn party below and see more of her ideas on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OCVintageCharm/.

Have unicorns landed in your household? Show us your ethereal designs with #CricutMade! 

 

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In Case You Missed It – 2016 Round-Up – Part 2

December 29, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

Our Cricut blog team has so much we’re thankful for in 2016. Not only were we surrounded by amazing and inspiring projects on a daily basis, but we got to interact with some of the most talented makers out there. As we continue our review of the year that was (find the first part here [add link to Part 1 blog]), we just couldn’t help reflecting on a few more highlights.

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Timely Birth Announcements for New Year’s Babies

December 23, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

2017 is right around the corner, and while many will be nursing a hangover on New Year’s Day, you might be one of the lucky ones nursing, well, a baby. Any child lucky enough to be born around this celebratory time of year is sure to have a life filled with happiness and joy. Announce their arrival in a big way with one of these fun items.

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When Midnight Falls at Eight: Celebrating New Year’s with Kids

December 14, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

Life with children: it’s a party… just not the kind you used to go to. And that’s okay! New Year’s Eve is fast approaching, and we hope you’ll seize the day and celebrate in style with your loved ones of all ages. Check out these fantastic, family-friendly ways for you and yours to ring in 2017 together.

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Tween Birthday Party

October 28, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

It’s that fun and frightening age where they’re not still a child and yet not old enough to be fully independent of you. But we love our “tween-ers,” and when your kid reaches this age, they totally deserve a party that celebrates their own unique style. So don’t be scared by the thought of hosting a gaggle of girls. With these totally sweet DIY birthday party projects and OMG inspirations, you’ll be ready to welcome her into tween-hood and beyond….

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The Cuttlebug: Your Key to Embossing and Die Cutting

The Cuttlebug: Your Key to Embossing and Die Cutting

June 13, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

Chances are, you’re aware that the Cricut Explore is the ultimate electronic cutting machine for DIY crafts and endeavors. But did you know that you can take your project to the next level with the Cuttlebug, our portable, versatile and oh-so-easy die cutting and embossing machine?

The Cuttlebug is one of the first machines we ever offered! Whether you want to make a quick card or add a finishing touch of depth and texture, you know the Cuttlebug will deliver breathtaking results. Many makers work with it on its own, and others use it as a companion piece to the Cricut Explore.

However you use it, we know that you’ll love the Cuttlebug!

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End of the Month Wrap-Up: April

April 29, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

April showers may bring May flowers, but here at Cricut, we’ve seen a flurry of creativity sprouting this month. Take a stroll through some of our personal faves. From eye-catching animals to making a masterpiece for Mom, there’s always inspiration to be found.

Ready to add a flash of the wild to your living space? This T-Rex Papercraft Template from our “Real Party Animals” article is ready to roar.

Any baby will rule the playground in this hilarious “boss” one-piece by Sew Woodsy. Check out the other winners from our blogger/partner T-shirt contest in “T-Shirts That Are More U.”

When it comes to keeping track of baby’s big events, we’ve got it all tied up for you! Check out this cute tie idea and others at “Meaningful Milestones.”

Create a Mother’s Day card that will truly make her proud. This lovely watercolor project and many more can be found at “Make Mom’s Day.”

We can’t wait to see what May will bring. In the meanwhile, Happy Making!

Show us your favorite April project with #CricutMade

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Bye-Bye Baby

April 15, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

Well, that’s a wrap (swaddle?) on our baby program… for now. Keep checking back with us for more fun ideas and inspiration. If you’d like to toddle back and revisit our big projects for little ones, they’re only a click away…

Pink or Blue, Which One’s for You? Gender-Reveal Projects

Meaningful Milestones: One-pieces

The Big One: Celebrating the First Birthday, Boho Style!

Our Dream Nursery Contest is now closed, but keep an eye out for more great giveaways in the future!

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