Leather Embossed Earrings with a Cuttlebug

Craft Creatively With the Cricut Cuttlebug

February 2nd, 2018 • Contributor: Nessa Myers, Cricut Blog Team

Want to add some texture to your crafts? Try our Cuttlebug! This die cutting and embossing machine needs no power and is quite portable. It's not just for cardstock, either. You can emboss leather, aluminum cans and more. 

Start exploring all the possibilities by trying out one of these fun projects today.

Thank You Cards by The Happy Scraps

One easy way to enhance your greeting cards is to add an embossed accent. Make these fun and easy Thank You Cards from The Happy Scraps for the next time you want to show your gratitude.

Wedding Table Numbers from See Lindsay

Make sure your guests know where to sit at your reception with these wedding table numbers from See Lindsay. As she mentions you can do either words or the actual number.

Wire Embossed Chicken Card

My mom and I share a flock of 11 chickens, so I am sure she would be delighted to receive this wire embossed chicken card. It's one of the hundreds of Ready to Make projects that we offer in Design Space. I can even change the colors to match our hens!

Rolled 3D Flower Art

How darling is this rolled 3D flower art by It Happens in a Blink? You just cut out the flower strips, emboss, roll them up and voilà!

Embossed Paper Napkins

Get that luxury party look without the matching price tag by embossing your party napkins! This simple tutorial from The Quiet Grove will wow your guests.

Colorful Can Flowers

Turn your empty soda cans into beautiful art! I am amazed that the Cuttlebug can also be used with aluminum metal. I would want to add a barrette to the back of this and wear it in my hair.

Embossed Leather Tags

If you crochet or knit, add one of these lovely embossed leather tags from 5 Little Monsters! This could be especially nice as a signature accent for your small business wares.

Butterflies and Dragonflies

I am longing for spring and summer when I can work in my garden again. For now, though, I can daydream a bit while I surround myself with flowers and these cute butterflies and dragonflies from Ann Makes.

Monogram Decor

This monogram decor from Everyday Jenny would be perfect for your entryway, child's room or she shed. You can take a standard letter found at a craft store and make it your own.

Leather Embossed Earrings

I love how you can run leather through the Cuttlebug to make embossed earrings! In just a few minutes, you can create a pair of your own with this Ready to Make project.

Which project will you make first? What else do you use with your Cuttlebug? Let us know in a comment!

Cuttlebug, Glitter, & Bags, Oh My!

January 11, 2017 • Contributor: Cricut Product Marketing Manager Cortney Haymond

Hey Everyone, welcome to 2017. I am so excited to start this year off by telling you about my favorite new items.

A Match Made in Heaven

First off our new Cuttlebug. I will be the first to admit that the Cuttlebug confused me. However, after seeing it in action, and seeing what it could do, I became obsessed. I am not even joking, I had to have one. Now I use it all the time. So the fact that I can now match my Cuttlebug to my Cricut Explore Air 2 is well… okay let’s just get real. I love matching items, I think they are adorable, and if they exist I buy them (much to my husband’s dismay).

More Matching!

Oh the tools… again with the matching. They are adorable!!! I mean seriously how could you honestly say no to tools that one, solve all of your crafting needs and two, match your machine.

Mint Tool Set

All That Sparkles

Okay, moving on. Another one of my favorite items this month is our new Glitter Tape. Not to add to the whole “Girls love things that sparkle,” stereotype, but…I LOVE THINGS THAT SPARKLE. I can’t get enough of it. We released a Glitter Tape sampler that you can find in a retail craft store near year or you can find it and the 12 other individual colors on Cricut.com. My favorite colors are the Teal and the Sapphire Blue. 
Cricut Project

Neat Bags

Now, I actually loved everything that we released this month, but I am just going to talk about one more.

The bags!!!

I love these bags!

The Shoulder Bag, the Machine Tote, and the Rolling Tote. I have two words… Organizational Heaven *Cue heavenly music*... 

If you are anything like me your craft room is frequently in a state of chaos. Not in the “I never clean any of this up chaos,” but rather the “where do I put everything in this tiny room” chaos. These bags are the answer. Seriously though, I can put my materials, mats, tools, pens, and my Cuttlebug, just in the Rolling Tote alone.

Cricut Bags

The other thing I love about these bags is that they are portable. If my friend decides to have a last minute craft night at her house (it happens a lot), I can just grab the bag that is full of supplies and go. Rather than finding a bunch of plastic bags to fit everything I want to bring, which what I have been doing. I can roll the bag into a closet for more floor space, or into the middle of the floor for more closet space. It’s the best!

Biggest win for these bags…They look way better than those plastic bins that I seem to keep accumulating in the corners of my craft room to hold everything.

Now you can see why they are my favorite right? I would love to hear what your favorites Cricut things are! Leave a comment below and let me know if you have a favorite item or go to project!