Autumn Dinner Scene

Front and Centerpiece: Thanksgiving Table Crafts

November 10, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

Thanksgiving: it’s the holiday devoted to family, food and (sometimes) football. But, if hard pressed, many of us would admit that we give more thought to the tablescape than to the menu. Yes, of course, the meal should be a delight for the palate. But with all the work put into the preparation, shouldn’t the food be presented in a way that reflects the chef’s labors?

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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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Fall Wedding

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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Spider Web Lanterns

Light Up the Night with Lanterns and Luminarias

October 12, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

The best parties and events have all the details just right: the champagne is cold, the hors d’oeuvres are hot, the music isn’t too loud and the lighting sets a festive mood. As the holidays are fast approaching—starting with harvest-themed gatherings this month and culminating in New Year’s Eve bashes—we thought that now is the perfect time to shine the spotlight on lanterns and luminarias. Simple yet stunning, they provide the perfect way to welcome guests and set the stage for an unforgettable evening.

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Witch Hat

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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Pumpkins

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins!

October 6, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

Pumpkins: we love them. We love how they look, what they taste like and what they represent. They usher us into the holidays: up go those friendly (sometimes freaky) jack-o’-lanterns, and hand-turkey crafts follow, only to be replaced by December’s Christmas trees and snowmen. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Let’s savor the here and now: it’s pumpkin season!

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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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Lia Griffith

“Meet the Maker”: Lia Griffith – A Blooming Masterpiece

September 7, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

There’s an undeniable spark of imagination in the air whenever Lia Griffith is around. Witty, dynamic and terrifically inspirational, she knows how to envision the projects that take our breath away. Back in April, we had so much fun talking with her about Derby fashion in her Meet the Maker article. Now, we’re delighted that this busy lady took some time out of her schedule to tell us what she’s been doing since then. From DIY paper bridal bouquets to the re-release of her classic Cricut cartridge and chatting with Kathie Lee and Hoda, this amazing maker has us captivated by her incredible amount of creativity!

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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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