New-Years-Countdown

10 Ways to Count Down the Hours

December 19, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

Midnight on New Year’s Eve: it’s truly a magical moment… if you can stay awake for it. Below are 10 terrific ways to count down the hours until the clock strikes 12. Some are solitary activities, some are fun for the whole family and all are meaningful ways to spend your last hours of 2016.

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Smores Bar Wedding Decor

Warm and Welcomed: Keep Your Wedding Guests Feeling Cozy

November 16, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

What could be more romantic than a winter wedding? Picture it: a crackling fire, rich colors, savory treats and—perhaps best of all—glowing in the comfort of knowing that your budget is being helped by the off-season prices.  If you say “I do” to winter nuptials, be sure that your guests feel warm and welcomed. Below are some of our favorite ways to ensure that this happens!

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New Year's Party

When Midnight Falls at Eight: Celebrating New Year’s with Kids

December 14, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

Life with children: it’s a party… just not the kind you used to go to. And that’s okay! New Year’s Eve is fast approaching, and we hope you’ll seize the day and celebrate in style with your loved ones of all ages. Check out these fantastic, family-friendly ways for you and yours to ring in 2017 together.

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Personalized Christmas Lightbox

#SayItWithCricut – DIY Light Box with Cricut

December 13, 2016 • Contributor: Lemon Thistle

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking decor and how to best welcome all those guests you’re expecting! This DIY is such a fun way to take the standard lightbox which is right on trend and give it a personal touch- with hand lettering! There’s something that’s so personal about handlettering. It’s imperfectly charming and a fun alternative to the block letters that come in a lightbox kit. Mix them together to welcome guests by name or share a simple holiday phrase- the sky is the limit!

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New Year's Start Cown

Ring in the Year with a Bling!

November 12, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

Get ready to razzle, dazzle and ring in 2017 with a bling! We can’t wait to let loose as the hours count down, and these sensational items are just the thing for a party to remember. With so much sparkle, who needs a dropping ball in Times Square to light up the night?

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Trend Watch: Drowning in Christmas Clutter?! Make Your House a Veritable Storyland By Creating Holiday Vignettes!

December 9, 2016 • Contributor: Andrea Greco

Christmas!!! Yay!!! Christmas!!! I love Christmas almost as much as I love my dog! (If you know me, you know that is saying something!) So you can imagine, as a person whose life revolves around decorating and crafting, I’ve got some problems. My first impulse is to spaz out and decorate every square inch of my apartment. I want to hang every ornament and bauble I’ve collected since I could utter the word “Santa.”  How do I incorporate the many holiday treasures I’ve amassed over the years without looking like the Mayor of Christmas Crazytown? I’ve found the answer: Vignettes. What’s a vignette? According to Google, a vignette is “a brief evocative description, account, or episode.” Basically, it’s a little story. I like to make little stories all over my home. I have collections of deer, ornaments, elves, beads, garland, bottle brush trees, lights and more. All together, these could be a giant mess. When put together as scenes and collections, my ornaments go from looking like cluttered and junky chaos to artful and thoughtful displays. Well executed vignettes can help your Christmas décor look festive, but contained. The key to a successful vignette is the proper container. When they are contained, they are neat and move-able. Nothing is more frustrating than laboring over a lovely table arrangement only to have to move it because you need space to wrap presents or do crafts or eat dinner or play Yahtzee. I’m going to tell you my three favorite ways to contain a vignette and show my top picks from some of my favorite Pinterest Pinners. Take a look and get inspired to create beautiful Christmas stories with your own holiday treasures.

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Family Game Night with Cricut

#SayItWithCricut – Host a Memorable Family Game Night with Cricut

December 6, 2016 • Contributor: Jessica Roe, Blogger at Everyday Party Magazine

The best parties and events have all the details just right: the decor is welcoming and festive, the food is perfect.  The food can be easy, by catering the event, buying pre-made, or even serving simple treats.  Guests may not remember what they ate, but they will remember the way your event made them feel.  I love, love, love holiday entertaining!  My tree is magical, and it makes everything around it twinkle and glow like it would in Santa's workshop.  But, I can't just place a folding card table next to the tree and call it done.  One of my family's favorite things is family game night, much to my dismay.  To surprise them, I set up a cozy family game night one afternoon before they came home from school.  I kept the decor and menu fairly simple, buying pre-made cookies, popping popcorn, and serving Santa Cokes and warm cocoa.  The decor was also simple to make the day of our party. 

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Rustic Holiday Scene

Get Holiday Ready

December 2, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

‘Tis the season for gift lists and mall Santas and standing in line. There’s no denying that it can all be more than a little hectic. But don’t fret: Cricut is ready to make your home a haven of holiday bliss with easy and quick DIY projects you can find on Design Space. All of this leaves you free to celebrate what truly matters most: family, friends and creativity!

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Christmas Porch Decor

In Case You Missed It

November 30, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting

And just like that, November’s over. We can’t believe it, either! Before you tackle the many To Do lists of December, we invite you to take a few moments to yourself right now. Go pour yourself a cup of something delicious, and then check out some of the fun things that have been going on here at Cricut this month. You’ll also get a peek at Cuttlebug® confetti dies as well as some of the fun 3D holiday projects that are available in Design Space.

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