I needed some baby shower gifts and I really wanted to make something that was personalized. I searched, baby, on Cricut Design Space. This is the program that you use to make projects with your Cricut machine. I found this darling, Make it Now project for a binky clip!! This was the perfect project for my gifts! I love all the Cricut Faux Leather which is what was used in the project so I was excited. Have you ever tried using a Cricut machine before? If you haven’t you may not know what a “make it now” project is. These are projects that the Cricut team have already put together for you to make! Your next question may be..Will it be easy for me to use the Cricut software to create Make it Now projects? The answer is YES!!!! The Cricut team has done all the hard work for you and has made it so simple and easy! They have provided you with a description of the project, list of materials needed, and instructions on how to do the project!! It’s so awesome and it even provides the difficulty level and time it will take for the project. I made the Make it Now binky clip and then used the base to make 2 other binky clips. I have shared the tutorials for those also!
If you have been following me lately, you may have seen all my fun posts about the Cricut Machine and all the fun things you can do with it! I wanted to answer some questions and share some of the tools and accessories that I love to use with the Cricut machine and how much they cost. I will link up to all these items below! After you have purchased your Cricut Machine you will need some supplies. The Cricut Explore Air 2 machine that I have includes the following:
• Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine
• Built-in wireless Bluetooth®
• Cricut Design Space™ software & app
• German carbide premium blade
• USB cord and power cord
• Accessory Adapter
• 100+ free images
• 50+ free project ideas
• Getting started guide
• Pen & cardstock sample
• Cricut® 12 in. x 12 in. StandardGrip cutting mat
This will be all the supplies to help you get started. You will however, want to purchase some additional accessories. The Essential tool set is a necessity! It will help you so much. It makes removing little cut outs, cutting , slicing, picking up little items, ect…. so much easier. I absolutely love it and use at least 1 tool in every project! They also come in fun colors to match your machine too!
The next item I would suggest adding is extra mats!! Your machine will come with 1 standard grip mat but you will want to have more then one and in the different strengths. The mats come in Light, Standard, and strong. YOu will also want some pens!! This feature is so much fun. You can write on your cards, notes, place settings, party favors ect.. its so much fun to add some extra details and the pensare offered in a variety of colors. I would suggest getting the new Ultimate Fine Point Set. It comes with 30 different pens in all sorts of colors! You will also want supplies to work with such as cardstock, vinyl, iron-on, leather, and craft foam. Cricut even offers a washi sheet! How fun it that? They have so many products that you can use depending on the projects that your working on. Check out the links below to see how much these extra accessories will cost. Everything Cricut has to offer in their shop will help make creating your projects so much easier and make them happen! please feel free to leave any questions you have below!!
For years I have wanted to get a paint sprayer but I have been to afraid! It seemed so intimidating and I had heard that clean up was a pain and that they wasted so much paint!!! Well… I am exploding with excitement over the Wagner Paint Sprayer!!!
Wow is all I can say!! I was blown away at how easy it was to use and how affordable it was!! The sprayer and paint container are all plastic and so easy to clean up. I had this old dresser that my parents had gave me. I wanted to give it a makeover and use it in my hallway as an overflow for my tiny linen closet. I love to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and decided to give it a try in the sprayer. I love that there is no sanding or priming involved with this type of paint and I love the look when it’s done. I had done some research online about using chalk paint in sprayers and the Wagner sprayer said on the box that Chalk paint may require thinning. I decided to try it out and see if it worked and then I would add some water and thin if necessary. To my surprise with all my testing it was working beautifully with NO THINNING NEEDED!!!!! …
Cricut Design Space offers so many images, but sometimes you are wanting to match a specific theme that you just can’t find an image for. Did you know that you can upload your own images into Design Space??? It’s seriously so fun to be able to customize invitations, party favors, cards, party decor, clothing, ect..It is extremely easy to do through Design space and you don’t have to have photoshop or anything to prepare images. One of the first projects I used this feature for was a super girl party!! I wanted the super hero logos in the girl colors and it turned out so fun!!! …
Have you heard of the Cricut Machine? If you haven’t I want to explain what this AMAZING machine is!! The Cricut is a machine used to cut products into shapes and images that you can use in paper crafting, party decor, fashion, home decor ect.. pretty much if you can think of something to customize, the Cricut can make it happen! It can cut a variety of products.
How fun is this? I am seriously obsessed with chokers right now!! I came across some Faux Leather from Cricut, and thought immediately about all the fun things I could make! Some chokers, were first on the list!! I have never made jewelry before so I had to get a few new tools and hardware to put them together. I already had my Cricut machine,which I needed to cut the leather. Do you have a Cricut machine yet? if not, you may be wondering, How does the Cricut machine work? The Cricut is a machine that is linked to a program on the computer called Cricut Design Space. In the program you can create your projects in layers and specify colors and size. You send the images to the Cricut. Insert the mat with the correct paper, vinyl, faux leather, iron on material, ect..and the machine does the rest!! It’s incredible how quick and easy it makes these projects! Today I am going to share some tutorials on how to make 3 different Faux Leather Chokers. …
This Super girl party was so much fun to put together!! We went away from the traditional color scheme for super heros and chose pink, black, and yellow. We had 8 large tables and needed some centerpieces. We also wanted to have a photo booth for pictures. I will show you how to make these city scape centerpieces and all the photo props to help customize your party!!
Valentine’s is almost here and I realized I hadn’t even decorated yet!!! So, I went to go get all my decorations and… I have nothing!! I had a wreath and a door mat. So I thought this would be the perfect time to make some!! I have this cute mint green mirror on my mantel so I wanted to be able to work around that. I picked a color scheme of rose pink, white, gold, and mint.
Valentines is right around the corner!!!! I always love having a fun shirt to wear during the holidays!! I decided to make my own this year!! Using the Cricut Explore Air 2 , I whipped these babies up in no time!! Cricut has so many materials you can cut now! From the traditional paper and cardstock to vinyl of all kinds and colors, craft foam, faux leather, fabric!! its seriously so amazing!! Today I will be sharing my valentine shirts and I used a few different types of the Iron-on vinyls, thats are available through Cricut. …
I just finished doing a room makeover for my boys. I wanted to personalize the space and add some fun touches to the beds. I created these darling pillows using the Cricut Explore Air 2. The Cricut Design Space is very user friendly! You will be able to do this project in no time!! All the images and fonts that I used were all provided in Design Space. The software is easy to use. I figured it out very quickly and was able to start making custom projects immediately. The dial on the new machine takes all the guess work out of having to choose the pressure and speed for your materials too, so that is such a helpful feature!!!
In Cricut Design Space, search headphones. Choose the image below and then add text. Type out ROCK and ON. I used the Don Juan-Marquee font.
Adjust to the size that you want by clicking on the image and dragging the corner arrow. Click go. Make sure you click the box for mirror image for iron-on. Turn the dial on the machine to Iron-on. I love that they have taken all the guess work out with this amazing material dial!! Load mat with the iron on material face down. Follow the instructions for changing out colors. Remove negative material and using a cloth on top of the clear plastic, iron onto your pillow case. I found these pillow covers at IKEA for only $4.00!!! They are nice canvas material and have a zipper, so makes for a really quick project when you dont have to make the pillow covers.
For this pillow, search Guitars and you will find this image that includes 2 guitars. Add the image to the page .Select layers on the top right and then ungroup the image at the bottom right. Then you can delete the purple one.
Resize the other guitar to the size you want and repeat the instructions to cut and apply to your pillow.
I also personalized the bins in their closet so they would be able to know where all their clothes needed to go!
Now before you start this project I need to let you in on a little tip!!! TURN THE HEAT DOWN!!!! Your heat should be turned down to the wool/silk setting. I was unaware that the material that covered these bins would melt!!! but if you turn it down lower you wont melt them. It will take longer to adhere and sometimes the edges weren’t quite all the way down but after I got the plastic off the top i put the cloth back over the image and gave it a little more time. Also, don’t hold it in one place for to long.
So after the mishap, I got it figured out and got the cute bins all put together. Here are the 4 designs that I did.
All images can be found in Cricut Design Space. Adjust size and colors that you want. Follow instructions to change mats for color changes. Repeat the application just like the pillows but, on a LOW SETTING!!!! For real don’t make the same mistake I did!! This has worked out so great to help the kids be able to help out and put their own laundry away!!
If you don’t have a Cricut Explore Air 2 yet you can get yours HERE. It is so fun to be able to create and personalize anything you want and the Cricut makes it easy!!
Love how the Finished product turned out!! The boys love being able to help out too!