End of Summer BBQ Party ideas

End of Summer BBQ Party Ideas

August 18, 2017 • Contributor: Beth Kingston from Kingston Crafts

How is summer almost over?? Hey everybody – it’s Beth Kingston from Kingston Crafts and today we’re going to celebrate these last few weeks of summer with some great pool party/BBQ ideas! Grab your Cricut Explore Air and a few party supplies (the good news? lots of summer stuff is on clearance!) and let’s get crafty!

Speaking of clearance, I pretty much wiped out the clearance section of Jo-Ann Fabrics so I could make these quick and easy hostess gifts for some end of summer parties!

Of course, we often think of bringing hostess gifts to a party – but what about host gifts? Jessica from Everyday Party Magazine created this custom t-shirt that would be the perfect “thanks for having us” gift idea for your favorite guy.

Jessica also used her Cricut to customize party supplies and create a fun Coca-Cola themed BBQ.

This BBQ themed banner from The Happy Scraps would make a great backdrop for family photos or a photo booth for the kids.

More of a pool party girl? Hey Let’s Make Stuff created a tropical paradise with her Cricut and your guests will never want summer to end.

Pair those place settings with these flamingo and pineapple glasses from Today’s Creative Life for a fun take home gift!

Want to take your summer celebration on the road? 100 Directions has you covered with everything you need for a picnic – from food labels to boxes to pretty décor!

Having an end of summer party for your teens? It won’t be complete with out an emoji ice bucket from Bespoke Bride!

No matter your style or theme – with your Cricut Explore you can create custom party décor in no time. Now let’s get out there and enjoy the last few days of summer…stylishly of course! ;)

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Thank your bridal party with these champagne bottle favors

Items To Cricut-ize For Your Bridesmaids

July 28, 2017 • Contributor: Jen Causey from Something Turquoise

I feel confident in saying every single bride wants her wedding to be truly personal and ultra special. Want to know how to make that happen? Simple: make things yourself! Or in other words, buy some really cute stuff and personalize/customize the heck out of it using your amazing Cricut!

My name is Jen Causey and I’m the turquoise-crazed owner and maker of Something Turquoise, a wedding blog that celebrates the DIY bride, back again with another wedding inspired post for you! Today we’re diving in deep and swooning over fabulous things you can personalize for your bridesmaids!

Clothing

From getting ready shirts and sweatpants to tank tops, hats, and even robes. Brand your besties with their bridal party placement or your wedding logo - because you’re only going to get married once! Cricut’s iron-on material is going to be your best friend for these projects!

DIY Bride Tribe Hats by Something Turquoise

DIY Gold Foil Bridal T-shirts by Design Dazzle

Custom Robes by Shades of Pink Boutique on Etsy, $34

Accessories

From personalized wedding shoes and clutches, to nail stickers and custom jewelry boxes. Personalize that special accessory that they will be using on your wedding day...or something they can add to their everyday look! Vinyl and iron-on will work great for these ideas!

DIY Monogrammed Jewelry Box - make it now in Design Space!

DIY Bridal Party Shoe Stickers by Something Turquoise

DIY Monogram Purse - make it now in Design Space!

Useful Things

From cell phone covers to tote bags and can koozies to darling little favors. Make your bestie something they will actually use, maybe even over and over… because every time they use it they will think of you! Vinyl and iron-on will work great for these ideas!

DIY Diamond Phone Cases by Lia Griffith

DIY Bridal Party Can Koozies by Something Turquoise

DIY Personalized Party Favors - make them now in Design Space!

Home Items

From towels and hangers to coffee mugs and wine glasses! Make your gals something special that they will display in their home and think of you! Vinyl and iron-on will work great for these ideas!

DIY Bridal Party Hangers by Coastal Kedler

DIY Personalized Wine Glasses by Happy Go Lucky

DIY Bachelorette Party Towels by Something Turquoise

Which bridesmaid gift do you plan on making? Let us know below in the comments!

This tropical housewarming party will make you think you're on vacation.

Summer Celebrations With Cricut

July 26, 2017 • Contributor: Jessica Roe from Everyday Party Magazine

Hi everyone, it's Jess from Everyday Party Magazine and I am *so* very excited to be here today sharing a round up of some of my favorite summer celebrations!

Whether you are celebrating a birthday, an afternoon with friends, or even shark week, there is something for everyone in this roundup.

Watermelon First Birthday

The first party is a sweet Watermelon 1st Birthday party by Jen T. by Design. Jen used her Cricut to create so many sweet elements from this party!

Magical Unicorn Party

The second party is a darling Magical Unicorn Party by Love the Day. Lindi made the enchanting sprinkle paper backdrop with her Cricut, and I could not be more in love with it!

Ice Cream Party

I am drooling over this fun Ice Cream Party from Make Life Lovely. Laura used her Cricut to embellish wooden ice cream spoons(!!!), make invitations, and so much more!

Shark Week Party

Stay out of the water!!! SHARKS!! I LOVE hosting our annual Shark Week Viewing parties, and I always create party favors and decor with my Cricut.

Mermaid Grotto Party

Every little girl has dreamed of being or seeing a real mermaid, and Rachel from Fawn Parties made it a reality for some lucky little ladies with this Mermaid Grotto themed party. She used her Cricut to customize party favors and decor!

Red, White, and Blue Party

I love the patriotic decor Jordan created for her festive backyard red, white, and blue party.

Tropical Housewarming Party

This Tropical Housewarming Party by Sweetly Chic Events is the housewarming party everyone dreams of having! It's full of bright tropical colors and personalized details!

Summer Cocktail Party

I wish Charynn and I were neighbors in real life...because, who wouldn't want to be invited to this charming summer cocktail party?!

I hope you're inspired to host your own Summer Celebration soon! Be sure to follow Cricut and these fab party girls for more entertaining inspiration!

Comment below and tell us which party is your favorite!

Make this cute beach sign with curved text in Cricut Design Space

How to Do Curved Text in Design Space

July 25, 2017 • Contributor: Natalie Wright From Natalie Wright

Hiya, crafty friends! I am soooo excited to be sharing my latest Cricut project with you! I learned the coolest trick in Cricut Design Space: how to curve text. I can't wait to show you how I did it, and my fun summer party I created! Everyone loves a party expressing their love for the beach, right??

Supplies Needed:

Supplies that you will need for this project

(You can use the Cricut project URL I started HERE.)

Step 1: Add Your Text

Add your text into Design Space

Let's get started! First, open up Cricut Design Space. Click on the text icon, and type the word "BEACH".

Step 2: Ungroup Letters

As part of your project, ungroup the letters

Select your text, and ungroup your letters. Now your letters should have individual letters when selected.

Step 3: Create an Oval

Stretch a circle into an oval shape

Click on the basic shapes drop down menu, select the circle and place it on your canvas. Click on the unlock icon, and drag your circle into an oval shape that is slightly larger than your text.

Stretch a circle into an oval shape

Step 4: Align Text With Oval

Align your text with your oval shape

Center your text and oval, then one at a time drag your text down so it aligns with the oval.

Step 5: Drag Down Letters

Move the letters downward

Working from left to right, drag your letters down. Rotate letters slightly so they align with the oval.

Step 6: Group Letters Together

Now group the letters together

Once your letters are aligned where you want them, group them together. Add additional text if desired.

Step 7: Weld Image

Weld your image together

Select your entire image and weld it together.

Step 8: Add Accompanying Images

Add any other images that you would like to your image

Add any additional text or images if you want to. Be sure to group it together before cutting. I added a fun sun and palm trees!

Step 9: Cut, Write and Assemble Projects

Cut out your shapes

Now you are ready to cut your files! (Use my Design Space URL if needed.) Using your Cricut Explore Air 2, follow the directions in Cricut Design Space to write and cut images.

Use the ink pen to fill in the text

Using your coral pen, fill in the word "BEACH".

Create your gift boxes

Cut and assemble gift boxes using the patterned paper of your choice.

Tie a tag onto the box with baker's twine

Add baker's twine and cut image to the top of each gift box.

Decorate a cake with cut shapes and a paper pineapple

For my cake, I cut a strip of palm trees. I just LOVE how it looks on my cake! I cut a pineapple top and used honeycomb paper to make my cake topper.

Decorate your drinks!

Cut 3 in. pineapples for your glass bottles or drinks. Attach with an adhesive pop-dot for extra dimension!

I used my images to also cut a fun sign for my party and layered it on 12x12 in. cardstock covered with crepe paper.

Here are all of the party decorations together

I just LOVE how my party turned out. Being able to curve text really helps to customize a party, and I can't wait to use this trick again! be sure to check out more fun Cricut projects and tutorials on my blog HERE.
Happy crafting!
XOXOXO
Natalie

What have you made using curved text? Let us know in a comment below!

Your guests will love these adorable cone wrappers

How to Pattern Fill in Design Space

July 21, 2017 • Contributor: Kayla Brasher from Kayla Makes

Hi everyone! It's Kayla from Kayla Makes here today to talk about using the pattern fill tool in Design Space. Patterns are SO in right now and you can take advantage of the trend by creating your own patterned projects right from Design Space.

For example, this Make It Now project uses fun and funky summer patterns and is totally customizable. Simply change the pattern and you can make it fit any theme your heart so desires!

I recently hosted a tropical themed party and it was so easy to create all of the necessary party elements using my Cricut and the pattern fill option. Today, I'm showing you how I made these fun patterned cone wrappers.

Here's What You'll Need

I started by uploading my own patterns into Design Space. If you've never done this before, don't worry! It's super simple and you'll be a pro in no time.

1: Upload Images

You can upload your own patterns into Cricut Design Space

In the upload images window, you can choose to upload an image or a pattern. For this project, we're uploading a new pattern so select that option.

2: Name and Tag Your Pattern

Name and tag your uploaded text in Design Space

Click browse and select the file you want to use. At this point, you have the option to name and tag your pattern. I definitely recommend doing both because it makes it easier to find later on. Once you have everything selected click Save and your pattern will be uploaded and saved.

3: Insert Cone Shape

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Insert your cone shape onto your canvas and open the layer attributes panel. With the cone selected, click on print in the top right then click on patterns right underneath that. You'll see all of your uploaded patterns as well as all of the patterns available in the software. When you select a pattern it will automatically fill your selected shape.

4: Customize Your Look

Choose the scale of your pattern

To further customize the look of your project you can click edit on the bottom right-hand side of the layers panel. This will bring up the options to scale, pan, rotate or mirror your pattern. I scaled mine up to 135% so it looks more like the texture of a pineapple.

5: Cut Out Cones

Use printable vinyl for your ice cream cone wrapper

Most people tend to use card stock when making cone wrappers which is fine, but in my experience ice cream + paper = soggy mess. I found that printable vinyl is the perfect medium because it's pliable and holds up well to water/liquids.

Instead of setting the dial to the vinyl setting you'll want to turn it up a bit so it cuts through the vinyl and the backing. I used the light card stock setting. Make sure you don't peel the sticky vinyl away from the backing because you'll be using both pieces as the cone wrapper.

6: Glue Together Cone

Glue your cone wrapper when formed

Just form your cone shape and use a little glue to hold it together. Insert delicious ice cream cones and serve!

Cute ice cream cone wrappers with your own patterns

How have you used the pattern fill tool in your projects? Leave a comment below!

Use one of these ideas for your last minute gifts

5 Last-Minute Gift Ideas Using Your Cricut

July 14, 2017 • Contributor: Jenny Alger from Everyday Jenny

Hello! Jenny from EverydayJenny.com here. If you are anything like me, life gets busy and you look at your calendar and realize you have a birthday, anniversary or some other special occasion coming up and you don’t have a gift. Or maybe you are just going to a dinner with friends and don’t want to show up empty-handed.

There are so many ways to make a gift in no time at all with your Cricut Explore. Small touches make your gift more thoughtful and special. Here is a list to get you started.

Bath Bomb Tags

Image: Frog Prince Paperie

A bath bomb is a great gift for someone who needs some relaxation in his or her life (who doesn’t?) Either make your own bath bomb at home or buy one at the store, then add this cute free printable tag from the Frog Prince Paperie. Use the Cricut print and cut feature to cut them out. Voilà, a beautiful gift!

Succulent Planter

Image: The Crafted Sparrow

Fake and real succulents are all the rage right now. Grab one or two at your local store, and then put them in these cute diamond planters. Your friend will be so impressed you made your own planter!

Recipe Card Gift Tags

Image: Cricut Make It Now

Sharing a favorite recipe is always a fun gift idea. Print off these cute recipe card tags that are already done for you as a Make it Now Project in Design Space.  Tie them around a mason jar filled with the recipe ingredients and you have an awesome gift.

Etched Wine Bottles

Image: The Crafty Blog Stalker

A bottle of your favorite wine (or sparkling cider) is always a nice gift, but why not make it even better? Use your Cricut to make a personalized stencil and etch a design into the bottle for a special touch.

Gift Card Holder

Image: Everyday Jenny

Last, but not least, sometimes when you can’t think of anything else a gift card makes a great gift.  You can whip up a gift card holder in no time. These awesome new deluxe paper designs are available on Cricut.com. I used the Natalie Malan Divine Peonies Deluxe Paper.

Which of these gift ideas is your favorite? Be sure to tell me in the comments below. And don’t forget to share the gifts you make on social media with #CricutMade. Happy Gifting!

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This Romantic Cake Topper Is Everything For Your Wedding Events (Tutorial)

June 14, 2017 • Contributor: Cricut Marketing Manager Lauren Duletzke

If you’re a bride in the last months before your wedding, I know exactly how you’re feeling (I got married in 2016 so I’ve been through it)…

 

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You’re thinking about all the last minute details and where to get the decor you need, spending a ton of money on that decor, and you’re not sure if it’s going to look exactly like what you want, unless, of course, you’re a bride-to-be with a Cricut.

Brides write to us all the time with samples of one-of-a-kind place cards, cute wedding signs, props, menus, even centerpieces! Cricut can seriously make your life easier when it comes to making the beautiful decor that you really want for your wedding day.

Today’s tutorial is in honor of the June bride. It’s an amazing wedding cake topper that one of our internal Cricut designers, Dezi Moss, made that is oh-so-romantic and importantly, easy-to-make.

I’m hoping it will give you some inspiration and confidence that you can DIY for your wedding without spending a ton of time!

You can change out the materials to match your wedding color palette, using anything from basic cardstock to adhesive foil for a little glam factor.

I’m going to use this gorgeous glitter cardstock, because glitter is my favorite color…

Now let’s cut out the “Make-It-Now” project:

(... and by “Make-It-Now” it means the project is already pre-designed and ready to cut for your in Design Space!)

1. Go to design.cricut.com (this is where all the design magic happens with Cricut).

2. Click “New Project” in the right-hand corner and you’ll be in a new canvas.

3. Click “Projects” in the left-hand design bar.

4. Search for “Cake Toppers” in the search bar and click the “Happily Ever After” project.

 

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5. Then click “Make It” in the bottom right-hand corner (TIP: Make sure you review the size of the pre-made projects, because you do have the ability to customize it depending on the size of your cake by choosing “Customize”).

6. When you click “Make It” you’ll go to the next screen where you’ll see 3 digital mats on the left-hand corner that have your designs ready to cut (two of the mats are for cardstock and one is for poster board).

 

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7. Before you start cutting, make sure to replace your standard blade with the deep cut blade by opening the “B” housing on your Cricut - it’s super easy, just flip the “B” flap open and insert your deep cut blade and close the flap. Next, you will need to load your physical mats with your material: first the cardstock, then the poster board. You’ll want to use a light grip mat for glitter cardstock (or cardstock) and a standard or heavy grip mat for poster board. Cricut cardstock comes in 12x12 in. and 12x24 in. sizes, so all you’ll have to do is line it up your material with the 12x12 in. built-in rulers on your mats, as seen below.

Cricut Mat

*This is a picture of what our LightGrip mats look like, the StandardGrip is green and the HeavyGrip is purple.

8. Load your glitter cardstock in first and make sure the dial on the right-hand side of your Cricut machine is set to “Cardstock+” - you can also use the “Custom” setting and choose “Glitter Cardstock” on Design Space. When you load your mat, align the top sides with the slits (parallel to the rubber rollers) on the base of the Cricut, press the double sided arrow on the right-hand side of the machine to load your mats in (this make sure it’s secure and ready for cutting), and then the Cricut“C” will start blinking… press the “C” and your cut will start!

9. Repeat the same steps for the poster board, making sure that your dial is set to “Poster Board.” To do this, set the dial to “Custom” and a drop-down menu will appear in Design Space. Choose the “Poster Board” setting. (TIP: I decided I wanted glitter cardstock on the back and front of my cake topper design so I used the “mirror” option in your cut view on Design Space so that it would flip my design… you’ll see shortly in the images below… this design prompts you to layer your cardstock for a thicker topper.)

10. After your pieces are cut, it’s time to assemble! Flip your mat over (so the card stock is facing down) and carefully roll your mat off your cardstock and poster board (this helps avoid bending for thinner materials).

 

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*See how my cut on the right is flipped… I will apply that to the back of cake topper!

11. Apply glue to each side of the poster board layer (TIP: glue adhesive spray works best for this type of project because it give you an even stick so your cardstock doesn’t bubble. You can find adhesive spray in any major craft store or online. Also, make sure to stand at least 1 ft. back for a more even spray… if you spray to close it can cause a build of the glue)

12. Apply the cardstock to both sides of the poster board.

 

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13. With a tiny dot of hot glue or glue dots, apply each dowel to the back of your cake topper.

 

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14. And voila! Place your cake topper into your cake… it’s really that easy. All you have to do is to put it on your beautiful cake (as seen in the header of the my post).

 

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I tried to make this tutorial as specific as possible for anyone who has never used a Cricut machine before (e.g., using Design Space or loading material on to Cricut mats). Once you’ve used Cricut a couple times making projects becomes easier, and you could likely make and assemble this project in just under 20 minutes. It’s the perfect quick craft for any wine night during wedding planning!

As a former bride giving advice to all of you new brides out there, do yourselves a favor and get a Cricut for your wedding planning process. You can make this amazing cake topper project, and so much more, in no time. Put it on your shower registry, it’s so worth it. It would have made my bridal life so much easier… <3

 

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The Perfect Printable Bottle Wraps For Your Summer BBQ (Tutorial)

June 9, 2017 • Contributor: Jessica Roe from Every Day Party Magazine

Hi everyone! It's Jess from Everyday Party Magazine here again sharing one of my favorite party tips.

I love to use Cricut printable vinyl to create custom drink bottle wrappers for my parties. It's a simple addition that adds a lot of WOW! These bottle wraps will be perfect for all of your upcoming summer BBQs and of course, the 4th of July!

Here's what you'll need:

Begin by measuring your bottles. I like to measure the circumference of the bottle, and then the "billboard" space. This is the place where you will add graphics and text.

 

bottles

Next, open Cricut Design Space and create your design. I designed a patriotic themed drink wrapper, but the sky's the limit. Select an image from Design Space or upload your own. I typically create two rectangles to design in. One is the full bottle wrap. (The circumference of the bottle and the height of the label) The second is smaller "billboard", where I place most of the text and graphic. This helps me visually place everything. Once I'm happy with the design, I remove the “billboard” rectangle and flatten it to make it printable, if necessary.

 

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Now, I add any more graphics, designs, or pattern fill to the larger rectangle. I select the whole design and attach it. (This keeps everything together as one print, then cut file)

Send your design to print and then cut. At this point, you can select the amount of labels you want to print then cut. Send the file to the printer to print, then, cut the design.

 

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Finally, you're ready to add fancy custom labels to your party drinks!

 

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american flag wraps

This is also a great way to embellish inexpensive party cups, favor bags, and everything else for your party!

For more party inspiration and tips, check out my blog!

 

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This Unicorn Party Will Make Your Eyes Sparkle

May 19, 2017 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

Sometimes all you need to start your own business is a great idea, a trusty Cricut machine, and a little (or a lot!) of unicorn glitter. Meet Tiffany Hayter, an ambitious Cricut designer, whose business, OC Vintage Charm, has really taken off since its relatively recent inception. Combining whimsical retro elements with a hip, fun sensibility, this multi-talented lady has big plans for all the little celebrations in your life. Read on for instant inspiration!

How did you get your start in crafting?

I started exploring when I got married, but my interest in crafting really took off before my daughter’s first birthday. I was always the mom who just bought everything, because that seemed the easiest way. But then, my husband bought me a Cricut. At first, I was so intimidated and thought that there was no way I could learn it. I mean, previously I had been working crazy corporate hours, 16 hours a day. But when I wasn’t working anymore and had my daughter, I decided there was no reason not to give it a try. I went online to figure it out, and it was much easier than I expected. And the results… they were amazing.

 

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How has using the Cricut made the crafting process better for you?

Everything is so much easier than you think it’s going to be! You can do so many things and they come out so, so pretty. I make these elaborate fabric banners with paper cutouts, and the Cricut allows me to create the individual images and string them just-so. It really just brings all my best ideas to life.

 

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What inspired you to start your own business?

It was after my daughter’s second birthday. She had this adorable vintage high chair, and she wasn’t using it. I just loved it, and I thought there’s no reason I couldn’t rent it out. So I started doing just that for photo shoots and parties, and it really took off with all sorts of vintage pieces. Then people started contacting me about a unicorn-themed party I designed for her and wanted something similar. Soon I was getting all sorts of calls for various party projects. That was a year and a half ago! I didn’t set out to make a business, but working on these crafts is something I can do with my kids around. It just naturally turned into something I love doing and people want to hire me for. I’ve since branched into all sorts of decorations; I’m a one-stop shop now. And thankfully, it’s been really busy!

 

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Tell us more about the fabulous unicorn party.

Oh, there were so many fun pieces! I made fabric banners for the mantel and dessert table, and in front of those I made unicorns with gold glitter cardstock and stars doubled up with the glitter in the front. I did hanging cardstock stars from the ceiling. I also did a cake topper and cupcake toppers with the theme. It really didn’t take too long. The mason jars with the unicorn images took the longest because of the paint. I do very thin coats and lots of them. But, I’m a perfectionist, so I knew I wanted to take a little bit longer with something like that. But all of it was really pretty easy.

 

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What do you suggest for people who are new to Cricut?

YouTube is going to be your best friend. I’m still learning, too, so I’m on there all the time. Also, definitely check out the Cricut website to watch the tutorials and check out the online Facebook groups. People are always posting amazing ideas. Don’t ever feel like you can’t do it. It’s always worth trying. Everyone has a little creativity in there. Let it show!

 

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What are you eager to try next?

Right now I’m working on a vintage tea party. I’m making a ton of rolled roses –and they look incredible. I’m also working on teacup tags. I also really want to try making giant flowers. That’s definitely my next thing, and I know I want to get the technique just right. I’d also like to explore working with vinyl more. There’s so much to try!

 

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Thanks so much, Tiffany! We’re so charmed by you and all your imaginative projects.

Check out other amazing pictures from Tiffany's whimsical unicorn party below and see more of her ideas on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OCVintageCharm/.

Have unicorns landed in your household? Show us your ethereal designs with #CricutMade! 

 

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Tips For The Mountain Bride

May 12, 2017 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

Weddings can be gorgeous in any setting; the trick is to find a locale that reflects the style and personality of the couple walking down the aisle. But there’s something unexpectedly romantic about nuptials that take place in a mountain setting: the incredible vistas, rustic details (like the Cricut table number project pictured below), and endless wildflower possibilities… we could go on and on.

 

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We recently attended the Mammoth Lakes Event & Wedding Expo in California’s stunning Eastern Sierra mountains. In addition to sampling the baked goods (lavender blueberry cake bites are our new favorite treat), and feasting our eyes on gorgeous floral arrangements, we also attended a presentation by Green Fox Events & Guest Services called “Tips for a Successful Mountain Event.” And, wow, did we learn a lot!

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The main fox at Green Fox, Sandra DiDomizio, had one key message that we think is pretty brilliant: “Know what you don’t know.” And with this mantra, she is suggesting that you put your big day into the hands of a local expert who knows the ins and outs of your specific wedding location. Here are some things to think about if a mountain wedding might be in your future:

Altitude. The town of Mammoth Lakes has an elevation that is 11,000 feet. This may not affect you or your guests, but it can sometimes result in headaches, exploding make-up containers, fallen cakes, and difficulty keeping candles lit. (Who knew?) Moreover, the effects of alcohol can be strengthened at high altitude, and that may not be a good thing when it comes to the groomsmen… or wacky Uncle Alan…. or your future mother-in-law.

 

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Remote locations. Saying “I do” surrounded by a field of poppies or at the top of a ski run can be incredible, but the logistics need to be pondered by someone who knows what questions to ask. Will the power shut down if the temperature drops below a certain degree? Will the D.J. be able to fit his equipment into the gondola that will take him to the mountaintop? Do you need a government permit to hold your ceremony next to the hidden stream?

 

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Wind and other elements. Yes, the photographs of the brides with their veils blowing gently in the breeze are beautiful, but there are other things to consider. For instance, will the reception tent stay put? Are wearers of short skirts doomed to a day of clutching their hems? Will the sound system be affected? And perhaps the most important question of all: what does this mean for your hair?

 

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Knowledge is comfort,” says DiDomizio, and she’s right. Know what you don’t know, consult with a local expert, and you’re sure to be the ultimate mountain bride!

Love the table number project pictured in this blog? Visit Design Space and make it today!

Green Fox Events and Guest Services provide clever, resourceful, eco-conscious wedding and event planning in California’s Eastern Sierra region. Learn more about them at: http://www.GreenFoxEvents.com. Show us your favorite mountain wedding projects: #CricutMade