Succulent Thank You Gift

March 17, 2017 • Contributor: Cris Stone of Kiss My Tulle

Many years ago, I was a preschool teacher and really loved it. In addition to getting to watch kids learn and grow under my influence, I also got to know the families well, too. Well enough that every time a holiday or school rolled around, I got a little something in on my desk from different parents who wanted to show me how appreciated I was. It meant a lot to me – not because the gifts were big or fancy, but because they took the time to show me that they were thinking of me.

This March, most schools are letting out for spring break and it’s the perfect time to tell your child’s teacher “Hey! I appreciate you!” with this simple DIY featuring the lacy labels cartridge, which is included as part of Cricut Access.

The cartridge features any number of gorgeous designs but this simple “JOY” one struck a cord with me because I just love the happiness that word brings me.

 

Succulent Thank You Gift

Succulent Image

So why not take ten minutes and show your kid’s teacher some love with this DIY succulent thank you gift featuring the lacy labels cartridge? Be sure to take a moment to show us your creation! #CricutMade

Add A Little Sparkle To Canvas With the Sentimentals Cartridge

March 3, 2017 • Contributor: Stephanie from Crafting In The Rain

Hey there Cricut fans. I’m Stephanie and I’m visiting from my blog Crafting in the Rain. I live in the Pacific Northwest where we have a lot of rainy days, but it keeps everything green and beautiful! I love making things beautiful inside too, and that often involves my Cricut. Today I’m showing off one of my favorite designs from the Sentimentals Cartridge.

Whether you need some cute little party favor bags, or want to deliver a sweet gift to a friend, a dressed up canvas pouch is a perfect way to do it.

Measure the canvas pouch so you know how wide to make the design and resize in Design Space. We have to do just a bit of editing to the file because I wanted the phone to be glittery, but glitter iron-on has to be the top layer. You can add another layer of vinyl on top because it either won’t adhere right, or won’t look good. No problem though. We can fix it in Design Space.

 

Design Space Image

Click on the phone image, then right click and choose “Ungroup.” Then select everything, right click again, and select “Slice.” Now you can start to move the pieces apart and you’ll see you have one phone image, and two dial images. Delete one of the dials so you’re left with just one.

Send everything to cut and make sure to click the “Mirror Image” box on each mat. For the mat with the glitter vinyl, set the dial to “Custom” and from the drop-down menu choose iron-on, glitter. Turn the dial to iron-on for the regular iron-on vinyl.

Weed the extra vinyl and position the dial on the canvas bag first, using the phone piece as a guide to line it up right. Cover with a light cloth and iron for 10 seconds, pressing down and not moving the iron. Peel up the plastic carrier sheet and place the glitter iron-on in the right spot, matching it up with the dial. Iron again, about 20 seconds, and peel up the plastic.

Sentementals Cartridge

Now you’ve got a cute decorate pouch, and I hope you have fun with all the Sentimentals images (I have plans for putting one of those pretty frames on a mirror in my girl’s room.) Be sure to stop by my blog for even more fun Cricut ideas!

Sentementals Cartridge