Gifts you can make using an EasyPress

Use an EasyPress for These Lovely Handmade Gifts!

December 11th, 2017 • Contributor: Beth Kingston from Kingston Crafts

Hey everybody – it’s Beth Kingston from Kingston Crafts and I know I’m not the only one excited/freaking out that CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST HERE!!

If you are creating handmade gifts this holiday season then hopefully you’ve already discovered the Cricut EasyPress, because the time and energy and frustration it is going to save you is going to make your Christmas merry indeed!

The EasyPress combines the speed of a heat press and the convenience of an iron for finished projects that will last the test of time, even after repeated washes. You can adjust the temperature which allows you to use a variety of materials on a variety of surfaces, so the possibilities are endless. It’s the perfect companion for any of the Cricut cutting machines.

If you don’t yet have an EasyPress then I think you are totally justified in sending this blog post to your family as a big ol’ hint to put one under the tree for you. It is going to change the way you create!

So without further ado – I give you 14 (YES! 14!) Christmas projects put together with the EasyPress!

Gift Sack

Christmas means presents – and we love this personalized gift sack from Make Life Lovely. This is a gift that would be treasured by your kids for years to come.

Festive Shirts for Kids

Speaking of kids, who doesn’t love children in festive holiday outfits? Mom Endeavors and The Country Chic Cottage both dial up the cuteness factor with these easy t-shirt projects.

Pajamas

The only thing better than cute t-shirts? PAJAMAS!!!!!! Love these from Desert Chica!

Tea Towels

Tea towels are an inexpensive way to create customized gifts for friends and family, and All For the Memories and Lydi Out Loud share some cute ones that are sure to inspire you.

Tote Bags

Tote bags are another easy way to create something personal without breaking the bank. This tote from Fawn Prints would make a great take-home favor from your holiday party!

Pillows

Custom pillows are the perfect holiday project because not only do they add a special touch to your home décor, they also make great gifts! This beautiful wreath pillow from Sugarcoated Housewife would make a great hostess gift.

Placemats

Placemats are another example of a project you might make as a gift but then decide to keep for yourself! ☺ These placemats from Coastal Kelder take just a few minutes but would add glam to any tablescape.

Iron-on and Wood Projects

Are you ready to have your mind blown? The EasyPress allows you to apply iron-on to WOOD! Yes! These three wood projects will inspire you to take your creativity to a whole new level. WOOD! Can you believe it? Game changer!

Stockings

Finally, I hope you’ll find time to celebrate with your girlfriends – and what better way than a craft night! This stocking making party from Not So Cli-Shea looks like the PERFECT way to spend an evening with your BFFs.

No matter what you create this holiday season – may your best creations be the memories you make. Merry Christmas everybody!

Let’s stay connected!

Which project is your favorite? Let us know in a comment!

Holiday mantel ideas for your home

Make a Room Festive With These Holiday Mantel Ideas

December 8th, 2017 • Contributor: Jessica Roe from Everyday Party Magazine

Each holiday season I decorate our mantel and add a little Cricut DIY Magic to the decor. Sometimes I make a simple sign or add vinyl to a vintage window. I love being able to decorate our holiday mantel with personal touches.

I have gathered up some amazing mantel inspiration from a few of my favorite bloggers, and despite having “finished” my mantel for the 6th time this season, I am ready to whip up some more goodies for our mantel!

Whimsical North Pole Christmas Mantel

I love this fun and cheerful holiday mantel! My kids would be so excited to see this in the house! The bright colors mixed with a more traditional red make this mantel pop!

See more from Giggles Galore.

Buffalo Check Holiday Mantel

Buffalo Check makes my heart skip a beat. I have ALWAYS loved plaid and I could not be more excited to see it all over again this holiday season. This mantel is the perfect mix of modern and classic!

See more from Crafted Sparrow.

Hand Lettered Christmas SVG File

This is my new favorite Cricut DIY! I cannot get enough of the EasyPress and wood! Printable Crush created this darling Christmas SVG (Free download on her blog) and is just so perfect for a mantel!

See more from Printable Crush.

Christmas Cocoa Bar

I styled our mantel with classic colors and white twinkle lights several years ago, and it is my absolute favorite. I can still remember walking into the room and thinking, this is my home...It was warm and welcoming, and exactly how I want my home to feel!

See more from Everyday Party Magazine.

Holiday Mantel Decorating

This bright and colorful spin on classic buffalo plaid just makes me smile! I love the pops of color and the felted garland.

See more from Make and Do Studio.

Christmas Mantel Decor

Sweet custom made signs and mercury glass Christmas trees are enough to make me swoon! This entire mantel is absolutely stunningly gorgeous!

See more from Pineapple Paper Co.

Ski Lodge Mantel

I fell in love with the giant nutcracker at Michaels and restyled my entire mantel to work with it, and I am not mad at all! I kept all of the basics from my Christmas Cocoa Bar and updated them to work with the newest members of my holiday decor.

See more from Everyday Party Magazine.

Farmhouse Holiday Decor

No Mantel, no problem! This sweet Farmhouse Holiday table is perfect for hanging stockings with care, and decorating for the holidays! I super love the oversized wooden ornaments!

See more from Soiree Event Design.

I love the holidays, the busy season of life, and the decor, but I really love to snuggle up with my family, next to our twinkling Christmas Tree and fireplace mantel and enjoy our time together! Happy holidays!

Which one is best for your house? Leave a comment!

16 Handmade Holiday Gifts with a Cricut

15 Awesome Handmade Holiday Gifts With Cricut

December 1st, 2017 • Contributor: Jen Causey from Something Turquoise

When you’re a proud Cricut owner, handmade holiday gifts are your Super Bowl. We crafters relish in the thought of taking some simple items and shaking our magic holiday wand around to turn it into something extra special. So while I’m normally your resident Wedding Expert, today I’m getting into the holiday spirit by sharing 15 of my favorite holiday gift ideas that you can crush using your Cricut and all Cricut’s fabulous supplies. This colorfully creative list is sure to have something for everyone on your list!

1. Holiday Mug Gift by Lydi Out Loud

Ah the holiday coffee gift, does it get any better? We can all, always use more coffee and more cute coffee mugs. So lean on your Cricut to make this energetic gift stand out from the rest!

2. Personalized Notebooks by Keys To Inspiration

For the person on your list who LOVES to make a list, these adorably personalized notebooks would be a perfect gift idea. Wrap up with some fun pens and you're golden!

3. Custom Jewelry Dish by Thrifty And Thriving

This darling personalized jewelry dish is a fabulous idea for your girlfriends or sisters. Every gal needs a special place to put her shiny things!

4. Creative Tea Towel by Persia Lou

Looking for an inexpensive hostess gift with the mostest? Embellish a cute tea towel with and iron-on design, wrap up with a wooden spoon and you’re good to go!

5. Personalized Family Established Sign by A Little Craft In Your Day

This family established sign would be the perfect gift idea for your friends with a new family or a new home! Personalize with their last name and the year their family or home was established!

6. Gold Embellished Candles by Happy Go Lucky

Can you say gorgeous!? I’m obsessed with the idea of turning inexpensive candles into these show stoppers by just using adhesive foil! A major win for your holiday budget!

7. Handmade Lingerie Bags by Something Turquoise

Traveling this holiday season or know someone who is? Make them these adorable wash + wear and clean + dirty lingerie bags to keep their suitcase organized! Free bag pattern and SVG iron-on files!

8. Faux Leather Earrings by Crafting in the Rain

Let your Cricut Maker do the hard work of creating these faux leather earnings and you’ll look like a crafty-boss giving these to your most fashionable friend!

9. Monogram Keychains by Damask Love

Calling all girly-girls! How freaking adorable are these monogram keychains!? These could even double as the best gift tags ever!

10. Custom Cookie Jar by Love The Day

For the baker on your list, personalize a cookie jar just for them! Maybe even add their family name and fill with a batch of homemade cookies or cookie ingredients. A terrific hostess gift!

11. Holiday Wine Glass by Simply {Darr}ling

Darling holiday wine glasses like these are a must-make, for yourself or as a gift!

12. Hot Cocoa Ornament Gift by The Quiet Grove

A sweet and simple gift idea that would be perfect for neighbors and co-workers, just a little something cute to say that you’re thinking of them this holiday season. Yummy too!

13. Personalized Stockings by Not So Cli~Shea

Use your Cricut Maker and Cricut EasyPress to whip up adorable stockings for your family and friends. Sewing can’t get much easier when you let Cricut do the cutting.

14. Embellished T-Shirts by Amber Oliver

Embellished t-shirts, sweatshirts, and tanks are always a good idea. These Crafty AF shirts are hilarious and perfect for the crafter on your list. The EasyPress will be your best friend this holiday season when embellishing fabric with iron-on designs!

15. Custom Wine Tumblers by Something Turquoise

Hey, that’s me again! For the wine lover on your list, give them the gift of spill-free, glass-free sipping! Personalized with your favorite vinyl, tie on a mini bottle of their favorite wine and gift. Quick, easy and totally affordable. Perfect for walking the neighborhood and enjoying Christmas lights!

Bonus #16: Gift Tags from Lia Griffith

Every awesome handmade holiday gift needs to be flocked by an equally amazing handmade holiday tag and Lia Griffith has you covered with these beauties!

I’m excited to see what you create and I wish you a wonderful holiday season full of laughter, love and most of all - Cricut crafting!

Jen Causey ~ SomethingTurquoise.com

Which gift will you make first? Let us know in a comment!

Make Your Own Christmas Cards

Make Your Christmas Cards This Year!

November 24th, 2017 • Contributor: Beth Kingston from Kingston Crafts

Hey everybody – it’s Beth Kingston from Kingston Crafts (http://www.kingstoncrafts.com/) and CHRISTMAS IS LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY!! Gaaaaaaaaaahhh!! Ok – deep breath. Deeeeeeeep breath – and maybe a little more coffee.

If you – like me – are planning to spend this long post-Thanksgiving weekend working on your Christmas cards then you’ve come to the right place, because today I’ve got ten Cricut-made Christmas cards to share! Cricut is a lifesaver this time of year because no matter what project you are creating, with just the push of a button your Cricut can do most of the work for you. Many of these projects can be made on both the Explore machines and the new Maker machine so let’s do this!

Sequin Shaker

Becoming Martha had me at the words sequin shaker card! I love how she turns this simple card into something special with glitter and sequins, and she shares a matching gift tag as well.

Black and White

I love the look of these stunning black and white cards from Lemon Thistle – and the best thing about Cricut is I could make them in a rainbow of colors if I wanted to. The possibilities are endless!

Christmas Birds

These Christmas bird cards from Hey Let’s Make Stuff are so beautiful I may or may not use them all year long. Don’t judge me. ;)

Photo Cards

We all love photo cards but don’t love the price – thanks to 100 Directions you can create your own and it will be so much cooler!

Gold and Black

Cricut can turn the most intricate design into a quick and easy card – and Printable Crush shows us how. Did I mention she also shares a FREE printable address label?

Ugly Christmas Sweater

Your friends and family will think you spent hours on this ugly sweater card from Laura’s Crafty Life – but she created a series of layers that make it easy and fun to put together! She also shares the matching envelope liner and it adds the perfect touch.

Red and Gold Truck

Red and gold are my favorite Christmas color combo and Liz On Call is speaking my language with this cool gift tag. I could also see this as a cut out for a card – with Cricut you can customize your projects in just a few minutes.

Gift Card Holders

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Finally, gift cards are easy to give but can sometimes feel impersonal. Our friend Lia Griffith solves that problem with not one but two fun gift card holders – a felt bag and an ornament

and Happiness is Homemade brings back COLOR with these bright and bold gift card holder tags!

Wishing you a fun and festive holiday season – here’s to creating memories to treasure for years to come!

Let’s stay connected!

Which card is your favorite? Tell us below!

Weeding is easier with the BrightPad

Make Weeding Easier With the BrightPad

November 20th, 2017 • Contributor: Cricut Project Designer Karley Hall

All right… the holidays are right around the corner! Have you made your wish list yet? Better yet, have you started your shopping for friends and family?! If not, let me just put this out there… the Cricut BrightPad™ should be on everyone’s list.

I have been working at Cricut as Project Designer (professional crafter) for just over a year. (I know, I have the best “job” ever!)  Luckily for me, we are privy to some top-secret projects as in-house employees at the best craft company in the world! When I found out that Cricut was creating the BrightPad, I was so excited to get my hands on one. I had been using tracing light boxes, flashlights, my cell phone screen, and even the natural light through windows to help make weeding easier. None of my previous methods were working, they were clunky, and I needed something that was way more consistent.

So imagine my surprise when I suggested an idea to one of the product designers and she smiled and said, “Oh yeah, we will have prototypes for something to solve that issue in no time!” I thought, dang, I must have a really good idea and they are moving super quickly to make it happen. But… nope, that wasn’t the case. This idea had been in the works for quite some time based on the feedback they were receiving from customers all over the country.

As soon as the prototypes landed at our Headquarters at Cricut, we were so excited to have one for our craft area! We were all oohing and ahhing over how sleek the design was! I even joked that I could slip it in my tote bag and walk off without anyone noticing because it is so slim. Of course, our product design team nailed it with choosing the perfect colors to complement the Cricut Air 2s that are already on the market.

How Bright Is It?

Without even turning it on, I knew I wanted to have one. Who cares it if it actually worked. Only kidding… but it doesn’t hurt if it’s cute ☺! We powered it on and were all shocked to see how bright it was. One of the product design managers told us that you could adjust the settings of the brightness and it got brighter and brighter. She told us that the brightness settings, from lowest to highest, are at approximately 400, 1300, 2200, 3100, and 4000 lumens respectively.

To me that sounded like gibberish… and I just assumed that I would use the highest setting at all times since it would make weeding easier. Funnily enough, I rarely use the brightest setting because it is so bright! It blew my old tracing light box out of the water.

Is It Durable?

While we were playing around with testing different materials and asking all sorts of questions, the topic of durability came up. I personally did not want to be carrying around a fragile BrightPad because I am a clumsy person.  

Good thing we asked… because the next thing that happened shocked us. Our product design manager took the BrightPad and dropped it from as high as she could reach… multiple times. Our office carpeting feels like it is basically concrete, so it was not an easy fall for that poor little BrightPad.

She dropped it face down, face up, on the edge, on the corners… every which way and nothing. No dings, scratches, power issues, everything worked just great. As if that wasn’t enough, she took some weeding tools and showed us just how scratch resistant it was.

You can use weeding tools on your BrightPad

Speaking of weeding tools, if you haven’t seen these yet, add those to your list too! They won’t damage your BrightPad, but they sure will attack any little piece of vinyl or iron-on that you need to weed away!

All that and it was only day one with my new BrightPad. Over the last few months, I have used it way more than I could have imagined. It lives in my Cricut Shoulder Bag and I use it for a workspace hard surface (even without power), to trace, hand-letter, draw, paint… I have even used it as a light for photos when my lighting wasn’t as bright as it needed to be for a blog photo.

The rubber grips on the bottom hold it in place and the USB power cord makes it great to use on the go. I can plug it into my computer or a wall outlet and have so much light to work all hours of the day and night. Yes… even as a professional crafter, I still come home and craft.

You can see what I am up to at Cricut and in my personal craft adventures on my Instagram and Facebook! I feel like I craft even more now with my BrightPad. I say this all of the time, but Cricut really does think of it all when it comes to making crafting easier! Now we can weed and trace quicker, more effectively and get back to the other things in life.

BrightPad Photo Shoot

Have you ever wondered what it was like to work at Cricut? Do you like these little behind the scenes glimpses into what goes on at our Headquarters? We have so much fun working at Cricut and hope that you enjoy hearing about all that goes into making our products as perfect as we can for you! We would love to see what you are working on with all of your Cricut tools and machines—tag us @officialcricut! Or if you have suggestions for what new crafting gadgets we should add to the Cricut collection, please let us know!

Happy Crafting,

Karley Hall

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Last Minute Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

Last Minute Thanksgiving Decor Ideas

November 17th, 2017 • Contributor: Kayla Brasher from Kayla Makes

Hey party people! Kayla here, and today we're talking turkey. I love Thanksgiving. I love the preparation, the gathering of loved ones and the amazing food. It also officially marks the start of the holiday season!

Today, I'm showing you some last minute Thanksgiving ideas that you can whip up in no time with the help of Cricut.

Festive Home Decor:

Printable Art

I super duper love using printable art as home decor. You can change the look of a room instantly just by updating the artwork. This punny print is available right in Design Space. All you have to do is print and pop it in a frame. Instant gratification at its finest!

DIY Thanksgiving Pillow

Throw pillows are a girl's best friend. They become even better when you can completely customize them. How awesome is this pillow by The Happy Scraps? She used glitter iron-on to make it extra sparkly and I'm digging how it turned out.

For The Dinner Table:

Name Card Napkin Rings

These name cards/napkin rings are so classy. I love the look of the black ink on the natural kraft board plus the contrast against the white napkin. Perfection. Your guests will think you had them custom made!

Thanksgiving Place Mat

Customized placemats are a great way to dress up the Thanksgiving table. All you need is a little iron-on and this cute "give thanks" cut file from Design Space. Also, I recently got the new EasyPress and it has made my iron-on projects an absolute cinch! If you're in the market for a heat press, I highly recommend it.

Thanksgiving Table Runner

Once again, you can quickly transform a boring table runner into a customized centerpiece for the dinner table. Those gorgeous little leaves are done with Cricut's foil iron-on. It adds just the right amount of holiday sparkle.

For The Kids Table:

 

Crayon Holder by Cricut

How cute is this crayon holder from Design Space? What an easy way to keep the kids busy while you enjoy the Thanksgiving feast. It also makes a great keepsake since you can look back over the years and see what all they were thankful for in the past.

Pinecone Turkey Craft

Oh my cuteness! How awesomely creative is this little guy? Jen over at 100 directions makes it super easy by providing the print then cut file for you. I can't wait to make these with my 4-year-old.

Post Dinner:

Punny Pie Stencils

I love using my Cricut for unexpected things. These pie stencils are totally unexpected and totally cute. Cardstock and a little powdered sugar are all you need.

DIY Leftover Boxes

Of course, we all need a way to take home an extra slice of pie for later. Tasha over at Designer Trapped has it covered with these leftover boxes. I may need to make quite a few so I can take home a smidgen of everything!

Don't forget, if you want to have easy access to these type of projects join Cricut Access. For as low as $7.99/month you will have access to over 30,000 designs + you'll receive 10% off all purchases made on Cricut.com and Design Space.

How have you incorporated Cricut into your Thanksgiving planning? Leave a comment below!

Let's stay connected!

Thanksgiving Meal Accessories tutorials

Thanksgiving Dinner Accessories to Make This Year

October 3rd, 2017 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

If you are looking for some easy ways to dress up your Thanksgiving dinner, try making one of these fun accessories. I am especially in love with the Thankful Crayon Holders. What a cute way to teach children about being thankful! It's also fun for guests of all ages to get the opportunity to be a bit creative.

Thankful Crayon Holders

Step 1: Cutting Out Your Pieces and Writing/Scoring

Open up the project and follow the instructions to cut out the different parts. Insert the pen and stylus when directed.

Step 2: Prepare the Holder

Create the envelope by folding where the scoring lines were made and glue the flaps. Place the orange piece and crayons inside the white envelope.

Hanging Leaf Branch

Created by Michelle Edgemont

Step 1: Print Then Cut the Leaves

Load up the watercolor leaves and follow the instructions to print them out on the cardstock, then cut them out with your Cricut.

Step 2: Attach the Leaves

Use the clear tape to adhere a leaf to each strand of baker's twine. Place the twine evenly across a straight twig and tie them on.

Step 3: Add the Natural Twine

Tie the other twine to each side of your twig so that you can hang it on the wall or above your table.

Felt Bow Napkin Rings

Step 1: Cutting the Materials

Go to the project in Design Space and follow the instructions to first cut the leaves out of cardstock (StandardGrip), then the felt on the StrongGrip. If you use the Cricut® Maker, you will not need to add a stabilizer to the back.

Step 2: Assemble the Leaves

Use the hot glue gun to make the leaves thicker by attaching three of them together.

Step 3: Make Your Bows

Fold the felt to make the bow shape. Glue so it will hold together.

Step 4: Insert Leaves and Napkin

Take two of your leaves and glue them to the bow on the inside. Once that has dried, add your napkin and voilà!

Which project will you make this Thanksgiving? Let us know below!

Cricut Maker Holiday Crafts

Get Ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas With These Cricut Maker Projects!

November 10th, 2017 • Contributor: Nessa Myers, Cricut Blog Support

I'm a stickler for giving certain holidays their due; I don't like to really start celebrating Christmas until Thanksgiving has passed. The one exception I make is for crafting since some can take a while and it's just a fun excuse to create something new! If you haven't started working on your crafts for these two holidays yet, here are some ideas to get you creating with our Cricut Maker.

Wood Slice Place Cards

These wood slice place cards by Pam from Over the Big Moon are a simple, yet elegant way to let your guests know where they will be sitting. It can be especially meaningful if you take a walk with your kids to find the wood and have them help you make these.

Partridge & Pears Garland

Are you a fan of the "12 Days of Christmas" song? Decorate your house with representations of the different things mentioned in the song, starting with this Partridges and Pears garland that Cris created over at Kiss My Tulle.

Wood Photo Ornaments

Start a tradition by making these wood photo ornaments by Sarah from Becoming Martha. Use a picture of a favorite memory from the current year.

Winter Felt Ornaments

It's taken me many years to appreciate anything about the snowy cold of winter since I didn't grow up around it. These winter felt ornaments by Albion of Albion Gould do represent some of my favorite parts of this chilly season, so it would be fun to make these as a reminder.

Christmas Canvas Unwreath Door Decor

If you're looking to decorate your front door but don't want to use a wreath, try this lovely Christmas Canvas Unwreath door decor by Liz from Liz on Call. I love how it uses battery operated lights so you don't have to worry about hiding a cord on the outside.

 

Painted Feather Thanksgiving Place Cards

Want something a bit more cheery than the traditional Thanksgiving colors like orange, brown and yellow? Try these colorful painted feather Thanksgiving place cards by Mariah from Giggles Galore.

Grateful Thankful Blessed Pillow

In the hustle and bustle of our lives, it's good to stop and think of all the things in our life that are good. This Grateful Thankful Blessed pillow by Amy from The Happy Scraps can serve as a physical reminder.

Paint Sprayed Gift Tags

Part of the beauty of these paint sprayed gift tags by Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts is that it would be very easy to coordinate the colors to match the occasion or the receiver's favorite colors.

Which one of these projects intrigues you the most? 

Show us your holiday projects made with a Cricut Maker by using the hashtags #CricutMade and #CricutMaker!

Party Favors made using a Cricut Cuttlebug

Take Party Favors to the Next Level With a Cricut Cuttlebug

October 30th, 2017 • Contributor: Jenny Alger from Everyday Jenny

Hi crafty friends! Jenny from Everyday Jenny here, and today I’m sharing a tutorial using the Cricut Cuttlebug.

Party favors with a Cricut Cuttlebug

Party favors are an important part of any party. If you are like me, then you want them to look perfect and by using your Cuttlebug you can add that special extra touch.

1: Cut Materials

Cut out your materials

First, you will cut out your party favors using your Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker machine. Here is a link to the Design Space file. Each favor has four parts.

  • Neutral party bag
  • Gold flower made with honeycomb paper
  • Gold glitter center
  • Gold glitter piece for the leaves 3”X4” (not pictured)

2: Emboss Your Party Favor Bag

Use the Cuttlebug on your bags

To emboss your bag, place the folded bag inside your honeycomb embossing folder.

Emboss the bags

You will stack your plates and bag in this order from bottom to top:

  • Spacer Plate A
  • Spacer Plate B
  • Party bag inside embossing folder
  • Spacer Plate B

3: Die Cut Your Leaves

Cut out your leaves

To die cut the leaves, place the glitter paper and the plates stacked in this order from bottom to top:

  • Spacer Plate A
  • Embossing Mat
  • Spacer Plate B
  • Foliage die cut side up
  • Glitter paper, face down
  • Spacer Plate B

Then carefully run your whole stack of plates through the Cuttlebug machine. Carefully remove the excess paper but do not remove the material from the die.

4: Emboss Your Leaves

Emboss on your leaves

Restack your plates in this order from bottom to top:

  • Spacer Plate A
  • Spacer Plate B
  • Leaves die cut side up
  • Glitter paper, face down
  • Embossing Mat
  • Spacer Plate B

Emboss on your leaves

Make sure to pin this tutorial so you can reference how to stack your Cuttlebug plates!

5: Assemble the Flower

Put the flower together

Using your hot glue gun glue the petal tab to the petal next to it and secure the gold glitter circle inside the flower.

6: Assemble the Party Favor

Put your party favor together

Now that everything is embossed and cut out, you are ready to assemble your party favors.

Put your party favor together

Place your bag of treats in the center of the bag and pull through the back. Place a dot of hot glue on the top and press the front and back of the bag together.

Put your party favor together

Glue the flower and the leaves to the top of the bag. Repeat with the remaining party favors. Now you are done! These party favors look so cute embossed and with the added die cut foliage. I think these Make It Now party favors  would also be fun to emboss with the Cuttlebug.

Which embossing folders do you love to use with your Cuttlebug?

Last Minute Cricut Halloween Projects

Last Minute Halloween Projects You Can Make Today

October 26th, 2017 • Contributor: Beth Kingston from Kingston Crafts

Hey everybody – it’s Beth Kingston from Kingston Crafts (http://www.kingstoncrafts.com/) and Halloween is NEXT WEEK! How did that happen? I know I can’t be the only one running around making last minute preparations so today I’ve got ten last-minute Cricut projects that are going to make you the hit of the neighborhood this Halloween. Many of these projects can be made on both the Explore machines and the new Maker machine so let’s get crafty!

Boo Banner

Mantel looking a little bare? In just ten minutes you can create this gorgeous boo banner from Frog Prince Paperie.

No Carve Pumpkin

Who has time for carving pumpkins at the last minute? This no-carve project from Sweet Rose Studio can be color coordinated with any theme and can be made again next year!

Web Window Clings

If you haven’t tried Cricut Window Cling it is PERFECT for last minute décor ideas – easy on, easy off! Check out these spider web window clings from Hey Let’s Make Stuff.

Felt Masks

These DIY felt masks from Tastefully Frugal are not only a quick and easy solution for Halloween, they are great for playtime all year round!

Spider Web Earrings

These faux spider earrings from Hey Let’s Make Stuff would be a cool accessory for your costume, but would also be fun to wear to work or if you aren’t big on dressing up for the holiday.

Halloween Cut Files

With these cut files from Liz on Call, the possibilities are endless! Make them smaller for cupcake toppers, use them on cards, or make them larger than life for fun wall or table décor.

Halloween Cut Files

Having a Halloween party this weekend? These bat napkin rings from Creativities Galore and this spider serving bowl from Laura’s Crafty Life will make any table festive, and just take a few minutes to create.

Sweet Treats

The best part about Halloween? The snacks! With your Cricut Explore or Maker, you can customize sweet treats in no time. Check out these witch cupcake toppers from 100 Directions and these purple people eater treats from I Love My Disorganized Life!

Have a fun and festive Halloween – can’t wait to see what you create!

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Which one of these projects will you be making?