Dinner Party Finishing Touches with Cricut Maker and Scoring Wheels

Dinner Party Finishing Touches: Cricut Maker + Scoring Wheel Projects

July 21st, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

The menu is set. Invites are in the mail. It is now time for a few finishing touches that will leave your friends asking, “When are you throwing your next dinner party?”

To leave that lasting impression, we focused on paper projects that used the Cricut Maker and new Scoring Wheels. Using acetate and thicker cardstock, we wanted to utilize the Scoring Wheel’s ability to create crisp scores in just one pass. The deep score lines allowed for effortless folding and a flawless finish.

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These clear acetate boxes were filled with chocolate so friends could enjoy some sweets later too! And get this! You don’t need glue to assemble them! They were reinforced with some clear tape, but it is not required.

This 3D gem favor box, when assembled, is about 5” tall and 4” wide.

TIP: This is a 3D shape. It may be resized, but must maintain the same proportions to assemble correctly.

Yep—it is paper! This paper vase is really special and the Scoring Wheel set us up for success big time. After the vase is assembled, you can place a container inside of the paper vase to hold water to keep your flowers fresh for your entire event.

This Geometric Cardstock Vase is about 9.5” tall when finished, and the base is about 3.5” square.

TIP: This is a 3D shape. It may be resized, but must maintain the same proportions to assemble correctly.

We planned on having leftovers—so we provided little to go boxes for everyone to fill before they left. This pun was the hit of the night!

You can also see a step-by-step tutorial here on the blog.

Which is your favorite?

Use your Cricut Maker to create appliques

Dream of Summer With These Tropical Leaf Appliques

March 15th, 2018 • Contributor: Jessica Roe from Everyday Party Magazine

Hi there! I don’t know about you, but I am just about DONE with winter weather, and I am so ready for the warmer weather, and days spent by the pool. I also love all things linen and I am pretty enamored with tropical leaves and decor.

Fabric appliques with the Cricut Maker

To bring myself a little of the summer that I am craving right now, I ordered a simple linen table runner - but you could absolutely make one if you wanted - and used my Maker to cut out tropical leaf appliqués for the runner.

1: Measure Table for Runner

Measure the table for your table runner.  Then make or order a table runner to fit.

2: Measure the Runner

Measure the table runner. This will help you decide how large to make your appliqués.

3: Create Your Design

Create Your Design

Open Design Space (or use this cut file) and adjust the leaves to fit your table runner. I made 3 larger leaves, 4 medium leaves, and one small leaf.

4: Apply Heat N Bond

Use the EasyPress to apply the Heat N Bond to the back side of the fabric, and cut to fit a Cricut cutting mat.

5: Cut Out Leaves

Apply the fabric, fabric side up, to the cutting mat, and send the design to your Cricut to cut.

6: Remove Leaves

Remove Leaves

Remove the leaves from the mat.

7: Arrange on Runner

Arrange on Runner

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Arrange on Runner

Remove the Heat N Bond backing from the fabric and place the leaves on the table runner. Have fun with this, layer the leaves, and stack them.

8: Apply Leaves to Runner

Apply Leaves to Runner

Use the EasyPress to apply the leaf appliqués to the table runner. I set the EasyPress at 360* for 30-45 seconds for each section of the leaf. Repeat on the back side of the table runner.

Step 9 (Optional): Sew Around the Appliqués

10: Place on Table

Place on table

Decorate your table, and enjoy a fruity beverage…you are ready for Summer!

Host a Galentine's Day craft party this year!

DIY Projects That Repurpose Your Ex’s Stuff Make Galentine’s Day Even Better

February 14th, 2018 • Cricut Blog Team

Happy Valentine’s Day! At this point in time, you might very well be preparing for a romantic dinner for two, and dreaming about that special someone. (Which is great: go you!)

But if you’re nursing a recently broken heart, or just suffering the usual frustrations over finding love in a busy world, maybe you have something else in mind. Here’s what we’re thinking: a Galentine’s Day celebration where you grab the girls and craft up a collection of special somethings. The catch? You’ll be empowering yourself by repurposing your ex’s leftover stuff into something you actually want!

Get out your Cricut Maker and imagine the possibilities…

Maybe you’ll turn his old shirt into something more self-affirming?

Fries before guys shirt
Fries before guys shirt

Or consider morphing those ratty leather gloves…

Leather gloves

Into boho-chic hanging earrings.

Leather earrings
Leather earrings

And how about upcycling his boxer shorts…

Cutting boxer shorts

Into (yep, we went there!) a toy for Fido?

Dog toy
Upcycled dog toy

Let us know which of these Galentine’s crafts are your favorites!

What are you making for your besties this year?