Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List Week 12

August 22, 2016 • Contributor: Caitlin Jolley, Cricut

  1. WATCH SUN RISE & SET
    The long days of summer will soon fade into winter. Make the most of these last warm days by getting outside to see one more sunset or sunrise on a walk, hike, or patio.
  1. PAMPER YOURSELF
    Time to slough off summer with a night full of pampering. The Dating Divas have 25 ideas for a relaxing spa night at home. We can’t wait to try their lime-mint foot soak and blueberry facial! What a perfect way to say good-bye to summer!

 

  1. CAPTURE MEMORIES
    Look for ways (other than using photos) to capture your summer memories. For example, this beautiful mason jar scene! Make it now in Cricut Design Space.

 

  1. PARTY ON LABOR DAY
    Summer may be fading, but there is still time for one more great outdoor BBQ! Plan a Labor Day party complete with homemade décor. We’ve got you covered with lots of ideas in Design Space.

 

  1. DIY SUMMER DÉCOR
    Bring the beauty of the sea indoors with beach-themed décor. We LOVE this beautiful and easy-to-make pillow to update your couch and remind you of summer all year long.

 

  1. MAKE PHOTO MAGNETS
    Turn pictures of your summer adventures into super-fun photo magnets. They’re a great way to display photos for everyone to see. Here’s an easy Make It Now project from Cricut.

 

  1. USE #CricutSummer
    Did you follow us all summer long? WE want to see the creative projects you made, the fun adventures you had, and the beautiful memories you created. Share your summer stories with us by using #CricutSummer.
  1. CREATE A JOURNAL Record your thoughts and feelings from this summer in a homemade journal. You’ll be happy to have these memories written down and can even add to it next summer. Make this cute adventure journal here.

 

Tell us in the comments below your favorite item from the #cricutsummer bucket list.

Thank you for crafting and creating memories with us all summer long! Check out lots of fun posts by searching #CricutSummer. We hope you had as much fun with this list as we did!

Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List Week 11

August 15, 2016 • Contributor: Caitlin Jolley, Cricut

Summer is the best time of year to get out, make memories, and have fun! With kids out of school and more free time, it’s also the perfect time to volunteer, give back, and do more for your community. This week’s summer bucket list is all about helping others! Share your stories with us on Instagram and Facebook using #CricutCares.

 

  1. DONATE LEMONADE $ Kids love lemonade stands! They love making the signs, stirring the lemonade, and, of course, collecting the money. We’ve got all kinds of cute Make It Now projects in Design Space to help you make an adorable lemonade stand. Only this time, instead of keeping the cash, donate it to your favorite organization.
 
  1. GATHER DONATIONS
    We’ve all got extra items we’d like to give to those who could use them, but did you know you can even donate items like musical instruments and medical supplies? This list of 21 things you never knew you could donate from Buzzfeed will help you find even more items around the house to put to good use.

 

  1. VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME
    Rather than spend the day at the beach or amusement park, spend a full day volunteering. Not only will you still make amazing memories and new friends, it’s good for you! No really, it’s good for your health. Read more about the benefits of giving here.

 

  1. GIVE A GIFT
    Brighten up someone’s day with a surprise gift to say thank you or just because! We’ve got all kinds of ideas in Design Space that are perfect for showing someone you care, like these adorable planters.
 
  1. HAND MAKE A CARD Take the time to make a beautiful handmade card and deliver it in person. Whether you choose to make a thank-you card for a veteran or deliver get-well-soon cards to the local children’s hospital, you’re sure to bring a smile to someone’s face with a personal note.

 

  1. LEAVE A NICE NOTE
    Create a bookmark and leave a surprising note of inspiration in a library book! Make a connection with someone who loves your favorite book by making one of these adorable bookmarks here or here. Write a nice note on the back. Then go to the library and leave it for someone to find!
 
  1. HAND OUT COMPLIMENTS Combat negativity and brighten someone’s day by giving out as many sincere compliments as you can! It’s Simply Lindsey tells you how to master the art of giving and accepting compliments in her post here.
 
 
  1. FIND INSPIRATION Add positivity and encouragement to your life by finding a quote to live by! Go the extra mile and turn it into wall art that you can see every day as a reminder to do good.
 

 

 

Tell us in the comments below how you plan to help others this week!

And if you missed last week, see the full Cricut Summer Bucket List here.

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Disney Princesses

August 3, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

Give your next party a touch of royal fun with the fantastic new collection of Disney® Princess character images on Design Space®! Whether your little one prefers bold Princess Merida, determined Rapunzel or talented Tiana, you’ll find a magical selection of images that are the perfect adornment for any paper craft. Imagine her look of surprise when she sees her favorite princess on a unique project made just for her. It’s any girl’s dream come true!

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Choose a Side!

July 26, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

Captain America: Civil War is one of the most epic adventures of all time, with some of the biggest, baddest battle sequences ever seen on screen. In the ultimate Civil War between Heroes, Avengers fans face a tough decision: Team Stark or Team Cap? Either way, Cricut has official MARVEL images in the “Choose a Side!” cartridge so that you can create a true Avengers Compound with incredible party items, cards and more. Using the Print and Cut or Draw features on your machine, you can set the stage so that everyone can show off their loyalties with pride.
 

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Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List Week 8

July 25, 2016 • Contributor: Caitlin Jolley, Cricut

With a long winter ahead, it’s time to spend as much time outdoors as possible! This week is all about getting outside, getting wet, and having lots of fun! Stay cool on those hot summer days with these summer bucket list ideas. AND, be sure to show us your pics by using #CricutSummer.
 

  1. FIND YOUR INNER MERMAID
    If you thought shark week was fun, you’re going to love our mermaid party projects! Channel your inner Arial this week by throwing a mermaid party!
  1. TWO WORDS: SLIP & SLIDE
    Oh yeah! That’s right, we said, slip ‘n’ slide! Are you having childhood flashbacks? Take one of your favorite childhood summer activities to the next level with this DIY Giant Slip ‘n’ Slide tutorial from Fresh Crush!

 

 

  1. GO TO A WATERPARK
    Heading to the waterpark this week? There is so much to remember when you’re heading out for a pool, waterpark, or beach day with little ones. Be sure to check out this post from Frenchie Wraps, where she shows you what to pack in your swim bag. You’ll also see how to DIY a personalized saying on it, so you’ll never get it mixed up with the neighbors’!

 

  1. HAVE A WATER WAR!
    Cool off with a spontaneous water fight! If you don’t want to take the time to fill up water balloons (or pick up the pieces after they’ve popped), then you will love this tutorial from Mom Spotted. She shows you how to make reusable sponge bombs using dollar-store supplies. She even includes a list of water war rules for your little ones.

 

  1. TRY SUP
    ‘Sup? SUP is what’s up! Stand-up paddleboard is a great way to get outside, stay fit, and have fun. If you haven’t tried it, you’re going to love it! Not convinced? Check out this post from Lipstick Lifestyle on why you NEED to try SUP.

 

  1. THROW A POOL PARTY
    Invite your friends, family, or the whole neighborhood over for a pool party! You don’t have to spend a lot of money to create a beautiful, festive setting for your backyard: we’ve got easy Make It Now projects! For everything from colorful signs to cute cupcake toppers and watergun holders, check out Design Space now.

 

  1. HAIR-FLIP PIC
    You know the pic we’re talking about? The one you spent hours trying to nail as a kid! Summer is about making memories. Be sure to capture some fun summer pics to look back on when winter returns. If your hair isn’t long enough for that mermaid-style flip, don’t worry: you can try one of these hilarious ideas from Hongkiat.

 

 
  1. FIND A WATERFALL Adventure is calling! Get outside and find a beautiful waterfall to hike to or even swim under. Need inspiration? Top Dreamer shows you 22 beautiful waterfalls around the world. Check these out.
 

 

Tell us in the comments below what water activity you’re most excited for this week!

And if you missed last week, see the full Cricut Summer Bucket List here.

Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List Week 6

July 11, 2016 • Contributor: Caitlin Jolley, Cricut

Whether you’re celebrating the Fourth of July or the longest days of the year, this week’s bucket list is all about summertime adventure and play! From sparklers to concerts, we’re helping you celebrate all the special activities that scream summer.

  1. MAKE A SNOW CONE GAME
    Summertime, and the living’s easy! Send your kids outside with a darling snow cone match game to play in the sun. The magnet material makes it fun and simple. This adorable match game is an easy Make It Now project available in Design Space.

 

 

  1. GO BOWLING
    When was the last time you went bowling? When it’s too hot to be outside and you still want to be active, bowling is a blast!

 

  1. BUILD A TREEHOUSE
    Yes, this really could be the summer that you finally build a treehouse for your kids! This post from Crafting a Green World teaches the best way to build a treehouse that’s safe and sound for you and the tree.

 

  1. ADD CLASSIC IRON-ON
    Yearning for the good ol’ days of Mario Brothers and Pac-Man? Get back to your childhood, and pull out some old video games this week. We’ve even got the perfect Make It Now project to show off that old-school style in Design Space.

 

  1. DIY COLORING PAGES
    It's undeniably the hottest trend out there right now: adult coloring books. Whether you’re a modern Matisse or an aspiring artist who last picked up colored pencils in elementary school, these pages will give you stunning results. It’s so easy to just print or draw, color, and enjoy!
  1. CREATE A TERRARIUM
    The terrarium trend is cropping up everywhere (see what we did there?). Beat summer boredom by making a terrarium that’s impossible to kill! These easy Make It Now cacti are the perfect way to add some style, whimsy, and fun to your office or home.

 

  1. VISIT THE ZOO
    Head to the zoo for some education and inspiration! Then take your love of African wildlife and safaris to the next level with this fun 3D faux rhino head.

 

 

  1. CRAFT WITH POPSICLE STICKS
    Remember all those popsicles you ate in Week 1? Well, hopefully you saved the sticks (if not, you have the perfect excuse to eat a bunch more!). Put those leftover popsicle sticks to good use and make something fun. Check out these super easy, fun popsicle stick crafts for kids from Pop Sugar.

 

 

And if you missed last week, see the full Cricut Summer Bucket List here.

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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June End of the Month Wrap-Up

June 30, 2016 - Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

Ahh, June. Warm temperatures are in, school is out and everyone is eager to get together with friends in backyards, beaches and parks. At Cricut, we welcomed what’s destined to be the best warm-weather season ever with a fresh selection of inspiring summer DIY projects for June. Take a stroll through some of our favorite ideas for the long and lazy days ahead….

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