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.
    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.

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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Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List Week 10

August 8, 2016 • Contributor: Caitlin Jolley, Cricut

Have you hit the road yet this summer? If not, this week’s summer bucket list will help you find the perfect way to get away AND, if so, we’ve got lots of ideas for your next trip.


    Heading to a seaside destination? Make this adorable travel tote to get you there in style! This design is perfect for ironing on a shirt, pillow, or beach or pool bag. Make it now in Cricut Design Space here.


    It’s officially summer, and the time to get planning your great escape is now. Forget the stress of international travel, and look to the open road. To help pinpoint some stellar destinations to add to your travel route, My Domaine has rounded up 20 places with history, natural beauty, and culture in spades. Pick one to explore here.


    Keep your drinks cold on your next road trip with these easy-to-make can koozies. Tastefully Frugal shows you how to use your Cricut to make them here.


    In summer, or anytime for that matter, fruit is the perfect treat! So pick up something fresh and local from a roadside stand. Then use this easy Make It Now project to serve your fresh favorites in style.


    Gone are the days of messy snacks and ripped-open sandwich bags. Bring some style and organization to your road trip snacks with these adorable bag toppers.


    If you’ve seen Carpool Karaoke with James Corden, then we’re sure you’ll love this! Crank up the tunes, sing along, and have your own carpool karaoke! Below is one of our favorites from Corden to get you inspired.


    Graphic tees are all the rage right now, and it’s so easy to create custom T-shirts using text and images on your Cricut. This tee has the perfect message for when you’re spontaneous and hit the road!


  1. ROAD TRIP GAMES Road trips are lots of fun until boredom hits the backseat, and your little ones start to grumble. Keep them happy and entertained with this Road Trip Scavenger Hunt Free Printable from Capturing Joy here.



Tell us in the comments below your favorite place to road trip in summer.

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

Princess and the Frog

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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Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List Week 9

August 1, 2016 • Contributor: Caitlin Jolley, Cricut

The Summer Olympics start this Friday in Rio de Janeiro, and we could not be more excited!! If you love getting into the spirit of the Games, you’ve come to the right place!


    One of the best parts about the Olympics is their deep roots in tradition, but how much do you really know about its history? Learn more about the rings from Planet Smarty here.

    Then test your knowledge with their super-cute, easy, and FREE printable Olympic sorting game here.


    Whether you tweet it, email it, or send it, be an active supporter and let your favorite athlete know you’re rooting for them!


    Do more than just watch the Olympics this year–create something delicious inspired by them! The lovely ladies at Pretty Providence show you 20 Olympic Crafts & Recipes here. We can’t wait to make the Olympic torch cupcakes!


    From pão de queijo (cheese bread bites) to mousse de maracujá (passionfruit mousse), Brazil features authentic cuisine as delicious as it sounds. Celebrate the Olympic host country by hosting your own Brazilian dinner party. This list of 24 Brazilian Foods You Need To Eat Right Now from Buzzfeed will definitely inspire your appetite.


    If you have restless kids at home who need a fun activity, make DIY medals! They can hold their own Olympic Games and award each other with the gold, silver, or bronze. The best part is that they are so cheap and easy to make with this post from Homemade Ginger!


    The Olympics presents the perfect opportunity to learn about and celebrate other cultures. You can even create adorable crafts and cards using our Children Around the World images!


    Remember all those red, white, and blue crafts you made for 4th of July? Well, break out your supplies again! This week, create some beautiful projects using your country’s flag as inspiration. We have lots of easy Make It Now projects in Design Space to inspire you.


  1. BUILD AN OBSTACLE COURSE Make the Olympics more than a spectator sport by throwing an obstacle-course party! You can use just about anything to create a fun obstacle course in the backyard: hula hoops, tires, ladders, pool noodles, buckets … you name it! Listotic gives you tons of ideas here.



Tell us in the comments below your favorite Summer Olympic event.

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