Turning Over a New Leaf: Fall Weddings

October 14, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

Most of us know that June is the most popular month to host a wedding. But we were surprised to discover that part of the reason for this fact goes back to medieval times, when a person’s annual bath (yes, really) took place around this time of year. Armed with that aromatic knowledge, we’re ready to embrace some newer traditions and customs, and can think of no more enchanting time of year to walk down the aisle than fall.

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You “Scare” It Well: Halloween Accessories

October 10, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

Halloween trick-or-treating may be strictly for kids, but who’s to say you can’t bring a little spooky style into your own wardrobe? The holiday is big business for good reason: it’s creative, crafty and everyone loves an opportunity to let their inner spirit shine. Whether you’re going for more of a scary, seductive, sweet or sinister look, these freaky fun accessories are sure to give everyone around a serious case of chills!

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Cute (Not Scary!) Halloween Crafts

October 3, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

October has arrived! There’s a chill in the air, leaves crunching underfoot, children plotting costume details, and savory foods on the menu. As the 31st is getting closer, we wanted to reflect on the whimsical side of Halloween: think scarecrows instead of skeletons, friendly ghosts instead of creepy monsters, and autumnal oranges instead of blood reds.

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Meet the Maker: Anna Griffin

September 21, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

Since the launch of her remarkable brand in 1994, Anna Griffin has been revered by crafters and decorators across the globe. Her elegant style– instantly recognizable with its luxurious patterns and florals– makes all of her projects true works of art. We were delighted to catch up with our talented, long-term partner to learn about three of her favorite card projects and hear about the inspiration behind them. (If you didn’t get the chance to read our first Meet the Maker profile of Anna, please treat yourself and check it out here.)

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Summer Bucket List Week 12

August 22, 2016 • Contributor: Caitlin Jolley, Cricut

    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.
    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!


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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 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.
    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.

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 for Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War!

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 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.  Check out Team Cap here and Team Stark here.

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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.

    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!
    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!



    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’!


    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.


    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.


    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.