Mountain Make-a-Thon Iron-on Track

Mountain Make-a-Thon Iron-on Track

July 11th, 2018 • Cricut Events

We are continuing the countdown for the 2018 Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon with another track introduction. The variety of classes we’re offering at our Make-A-Thon range from papercrafting to quilting & sewing, iron-on to starting a small business. With over 100 classes being offered over the two and a half days you’re sure to find a class for every skill you want to learn. If you haven’t already, be sure to get your tickets here.

We’re excited to introduce you to the teachers from our Iron-on track today.  Each of these teachers is prepared to teach you every tip and trick that you need to know about working with iron-on. Customize all your crafts with iron-on like tees, home decor, all your projects can be customized with iron on! Let’s check out what classes will be offered!

An Iron-On for Every Fabric: What iron-on is right for what material? Let Angie Holden teach you to mix and match like a pro. You’ll go home and look around your house with a bunch of new ideas on how to customize your world! Session repeats 2 times.

Cover your Bases: Have you mastered the basics of using iron-on on clothing and fabric? Are you ready to take your skills to the next level?  Learn advanced tips and tricks for how to use iron-on with unique base materials including wood, metal, glass and much more, and walk away with your very own creative iron-on project to take home! Session repeats 3 times.

Jump Into the Reverse Canvas Craze: Ready to take on the new craze of reversed canvas! In this class, you will learn the way to complete this project start to finish.  These canvases are the new favorite in home decor. Here we go! Session repeats 3 times.

How to Design with Patterned Iron-On: Come learn very practical and clever tricks on how to use different products with your iron-on!  Patterned iron-on can really add dimension and fun to your projects and we will show you how! Session repeats 3 times.

Ironing Out the Wrinkles: Learn how easy it is to use Iron-on to make quick and unique projects to express your creativity. We’ll start by creating a project in Design Space and follow through step by step until we have a completed project. We will discuss different types of Iron-on, the advantages to each type, and the differences in each one. We will talk about choosing the correct temperature and time to press each type of Iron-on using the Cricut EasyPress. At the end of the class, you will leave with a completed project that you took all the way from the beginning stages of the design process to completion. Session repeats 3 times.

Say Anything: Customized tees are all the rage, but where do you start? Learn how to combine words, numbers, and images to create the perfect tee for any occasion. Session repeats 2 times.

Mixing Up your Iron-on Color Palette: This class has everything you need to know about all the different Iron-on types Cricut has and when you should use them. We help you find the perfect iron-on to make your project pop! Session repeats 3 times.

Outfit your Friends, Family, or Team: DIY Shirts and gear for summer camp, Family Reunions, Group Gifts and Outfitting the team!:
Expand your mind with Cricut Iron-on Vinyl and it’s many uses. The class will be a visually stimulating feast with samples of all kinds of projects to get students inspired to step up their Iron-on game. Students can take pictures of all display projects for future inspiration. Session repeats 2 times.

To make sure everyone is able to attend all the classes they want each class is being offered a variety of different times over the course of the event.  If you haven’t purchased your ticket yet, what are you waiting for?! Click here to get yours today!

Papercrafting Mountain Make a Thon Class Track

Mountain Make-a-Thon Papercrafting Class Track

July 6th, 2018 • Cricut Events

The countdown is on for the 2018 Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon and our excitement is growing every day.  The variety of classes we’re offering at our Make-A-Thon range from papercrafting to quilting & sewing, iron-on to starting a small business.  With over 100 classes being offered over the two and a half days you’re sure to find a class for every skill you want to learn. If you haven’t already, be sure to get your tickets here.

We’re excited to introduce you to the teachers from our Papercrafting track today.  Each of these teachers is an expert in papercrafting with years of experience creating jaw-dropping cards, gifts, and home decor.

Along with being one of our keynote speakers, Anna Griffin will be teaching a class on scoring tips and tricks during our event.  Learn from the paper expert herself on all her tricks on creating the perfect look! Anna will show you the ins and outs of working with the scoring tools and how she creates her projects with just the right amount of fold.

Make your paper-crafting projects instantly recognizable by creating your own signature style! Cori George of Hey Let’s Make Stuff will teach you tips and tricks for creating a cohesive look and feel to all of your projects, and you'll get started crafting your own Signature Style Guide.

Tired of making the same old flat card, but you're not quite sure where to start? In Debbie O’Neal’s class we will dive into the latest trends in card making including what's hot for images, materials, and card styles. You will make a fabulous interactive twist card for you to take home. Come join us to take your card making to the next level.

Be the hostess with the mostest by creating completely unique parties from start to finish. Jordan Hansen will help you create the picture perfect party by working with fonts and images within Design Space by using the scoring and writing features with your Cricut Maker.

Come learn from Julia Groves of The Quiet Grove how to make the perfect themed party decorations using your Cricut, Cuttlebug, Easy Press, and a color printer. See the newest party decorations trends and how to decide which decorations best fit your event. This class will take your decorations to the next level using embossing, vinyl, iron on, and print + cut.

Learn and master the base of all papercrafting! Karley Hall will show you the how-to of creating basic cards and envelopes working with pens and scoring tools! Gain confidence in your design skills to be able to create a library of cards for any occasion

Do you feel restricted by the size of your Cricut mat? Let Kristen Johnson of A Girl and Her Glitter teach you how to use your Cricut and mats to create projects on a larger scale for your next event or party. Join us to learn how to create larger than life paper projects as well as vinyl designs that go well beyond the boundaries of your mat.

Master the techniques from the paper flower expert herself - Lia Griffith. You will learn how to make paper flowers perfect for any occasion, how to cut paper petals, how to add texture to your flowers, and how to make paper leaves.

Bring a world of color to your projects with the Print Then Cut. Let Lorrie Nunemaker teach you how to print your images and then watch your Cricut machine cut them exactly how you want them! Create the personalized monogrammed stickers that will have just the right amount of pattern!

In this class, you will learn how to paper piece your favorite Disney characters in the Cricut Image Library. Paulette Trent will teach you the differences between the base layer and the shadow layer, how these images are designed, and how that matters when layering.

You've seen the 3D Box Cards, but how in the world are they made? Come learn from Ritamarie Cavicchio show you how to work with 3D projects to create cards that are not only fun to make, but fun to give!

Love the look of foiled invites and announcements but not so in love with the price tag? Tisa Jackson will teach you how to create shiny-foiled wedding invites, baby shower announcements, graduation announcements, or party invites for any occasion. These projects are quick and easy, get ready to grab your Cricut and get started!

To make sure everyone is able to attend all the classes they want each class is being offered a variety of different times over the course of the event.  If you haven’t purchased your ticket yet, what are you waiting for?! Click here to get yours today!

Lia Griffith will be speaking at Mountain Make-a-Thon

Mountain Make-A-Thon Speaker Spotlight – Lia Griffith

June 22nd, 2018 • Cricut Events

We are so excited to share the spotlight on our third featured speaker, Lia Griffith. Lia is a true mastermind paper crafter. We can’t wait to learn from and be with Lia Griffith while she speaks to us about her inspiration. On Monday night Lia will be hosting an intimate discussion about her path to entrepreneurship and empowerment on how to find your dreams. During the days,  she and her team will be teaching at our Mountain Make-A-Thon. Come get hands-on experience with the world's most talented group of paper floral and fauna makers.

This is a rare opportunity to be around a true force and make incredible flowers come to life from paper!  If you haven’t already you can grab your tickets to the Mountain Make-A-Thon here. We wanted to share a little bit more about Lia and some of her amazing projects she has created with her Cricut.

We got to ask Lia a few questions about where she finds her inspiration in crafting.

What is your favorite DIY hack/trick?
We have so many here in the studio! I think one of my favorites is the one I use when I make blooming branches or plants. I like to repurpose a dry twig or branch found in my yard or out in nature. I'll then use hot glue to attach my paper leaves and flowers into the branch - perfect!

Where do you find your greatest DIY inspiration?
My greatest inspiration is always nature. Not only do I turn to nature to help me design a new flower pattern, I find that a walk through the forests in Portland, or a trip out to the wild Oregon coast will ignite my creativity with ease.

What is one crafting supply you can’t live without?
I would hate to be without paper! My business started with a simple paper rose design and, although we now share projects using all kinds of materials, I still adore the feeling I get from working with paper. Since I discovered the Cricut explore a few years back, my love for paper crafting has only increased. I get to make paper bouquets and 3D projects that were inconceivable before I purchased my first machine! But I do have to say, now that we can cut other materials with the Maker, felt is slowly becoming my new favorite!

What is your favorite project you have created?
I have always loved my crepe paper gardenias. When we launched our own line of crepe papers back in 2016, I spent a lot of time designing and making with this wonderful new material. The double-sided crepe that I use for these gardenias feels like silk and with a little gentle curling, the petals just ooze elegance and charm. I love how simple they are to make as well - really anyone can make this gorgeous paper bloom!

What sparked your interest in crafting?
Growing up in a family where we made everything has definitely been the greatest inspiration in my life. My Dad made our house, we canned our own food, made our own clothes and everything in between! I didn't appreciate it at the time, but as I grew up and started to discover more about myself and my passions, I began to realize how DIY and craft is something that feeds my soul. I feel so lucky to be able to have created a business out of something I love so much!

Lia Griffith - Mountain Make-a-Thon

Lia has a way with creating the most lifelike blossoms. The way she adds texture and life to paper is amazing - we can’t wait to learn some of her tips!

Lia Griffith - Mountain Make-a-Thon

Her projects are always beautifully thought out and the colors she chooses are always so perfectly presented, they can’t help but make you smile.

Lia Griffith - Mountain Make-a-Thon

Aren’t these paper projects just jaw-dropping?! These mini cacti are absolute perfection! If you want to see more of Lia’s favorite projects you can check them out here.

Lia Griffith - Mountain Make-a-Thon

Lia Griffith is an internationally renowned DIY designer, crafter, photographer, stylist and big dreamer. After realizing the demand for her unique paper flower designs, Lia launched her handcrafted lifestyle blog in the Spring of 2013. Offering stunning DIY projects, printables and inspiration in paper, felt, fabric, leather and more, Lia soon saw her website flourish and now inspires millions worldwide to reconnect with their creativity every day.

We can’t wait for Lia to be at the Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon!  Grab your ticket to come learn from Lia here.