Rob and Bob

Meet the Makers: Rob & Bob

October 19, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

They’re the duo who fuses modern and vintage styles with playful sophistication: they’re Rob Blackard and Bob Beidleman, founders of the Rob & Bob Studio, and we’re thrilled to have them return to our Meet the Maker series. (If you missed our first post, you can check it out here). Continuing their mission of creating art that inspires, they showed us some of their recent favorite projects that share the common theme of incorporating fabulous fonts.

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Turkey Coloring Page

10 Terrific Turkey Crafts

October 17, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

Turkeys: they’re not our national bird, but they’re certainly America’s most popular! There are songs about them, paintings of them and even the President gets in on the feathery fun with an annual pardoning of one lucky creature. Whether you prefer your Thanksgiving turkey deep-fried or sculpted out of wheat protein and tofu, it’s time to pay homage to this iconic gobbler with some amazing DIY crafts.

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Wicked Halloween Card

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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Sesame-Street

Sesame Street® Celebrations and Elmo’s Playday

September 28, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

It’s always a sunny day at Cricut® now that the Sesame Street® Celebrations and Elmo’s Playday cartridges have arrived! Brimming with bright colors, cheerful phrases and, of course, all your favorite Muppets—Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Bert, Ernie, Zoe, Elmo, Grover and so many more—the Celebrations cartridge is perfect for DIY paper crafts. And because every preschooler holds a special place in their heart for Elmo, the lovable red Muppet has his very own cartridge filled with magical, everyday fun. With so many wonderful images to choose from, a successful project is as easy as A-B-C!

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Gourmet S’mores

End of Summer – Get Outside!

August 26, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

The days are getting shorter and fall is right around the corner, so now’s the perfect time to get the kids outdoors and soak in as much Vitamin D as possible. And since you may have reached the point where sprinklers and overheated playground equipment just isn’t cutting it for your little ones anymore, Cricut® has the perfect suggestions for DIY summer projects that get them moving outside. Try a new twist on tried-and-true carnival games, some camping goodies made just for them or a pool party that really makes a splash. There’s so much fun to be had!

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Lovely Backpack

Get Back-to-School DIY Down to a Science

August 24, 2016 • Contributor: Julie May

Just when you’ve settled down into a nice summer solstice, it’s time to get packing for school again. Are back-to-school ads running sooner and sooner on TV? We thought so. The beauty of being able to create with Cricut® is that you don’t have to stress about being first in line for adorable backpacks and lunch sacks – you can personalize your own! From creating DIY pencil cases and notebooks to planners and totes, you can have fun getting your kids ready for the classroom – in style, of course!

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Art Kit Lables

Back to School DIY for Teachers

August 23, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

The smell of crayons, the clatter of lockers, the rustle of notebooks… schooltime is just around the corner, and there’s nothing like the feeling of those first few days of class. For teachers it means more work, new students and an opportunity to decorate their classroom. Whether you’re a faculty fashionista or just want to show those lesson-plan leaders how much you care, check out these fun DIY Back to School projects that earn an A+ in creativity!

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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.

Ice Cream Dessert Kit

Ice Cream: The Coolest Thing About Summer

August 10, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

It’s delicious, fun and always refreshing… and with modern gourmet twists on classic flavors, it’s never been hotter. It’s ice cream, and all of us here at Cricut can’t get enough of it! Take a peek below to get the scoop on DIY projects with this timeless, tantalizing and always “tasteful” theme.

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