Using the Cricut Cutting Machine – Making A Vinyl Logo for Susan’s Camper

 

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A very good friend of mine Susan decided to drop everything she was doing and head out to see the country (or at least a bit of it) with herself and her two doggies.  She decided that this cute teardrop camper was the perfect form of shelter!

I was fortunate enough to spend some time with her and my tennis buds recently in Virginia and I decided she needed a logo for her camper – so I designed one using my Cricut!

Here’s how I did it and it also includes live video of when we snuck to where her camper was parked and applied it her teardrop!

I hope you enjoy this and if you can please share it on Facebook and Pinterest!

Best always,

Suzanne

Use Your Cricut Cutting Machine to Make a Unique Photo Thank-You Card

I needed to make a thank you card for the wonderful Linda Marshall who has a lovely skincare line called ELYSEE. She sent me flowers for my birthday. So I decided to make a photo card of the flowers so she could see how pretty they were. So I turned to the Cricut Cutting machine to help me out! Here’s the video of the project!

If you like it please share it on your Facebook page and pin it on Pinterest!

From Frumpy to Fabo! Dollar Store gift bag goes custom with the Cricut & iPad!

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How do you take a very inexpensive gift bag and make it fun and unique? Well, pull out your computer or iPad and the Cricut and make magic happen!

We all have tons of reasons to give gifts and if you’re like me, a gift bag is a lot faster then, heaven forbid, actually wrapping a gift….but gift bags that are unique cost a fortune while the rest are just plain.

So how can your next perfect present stand out on a table chocked full of gifts?  Just add vinyl letters to that old gift bag by using the Cricut Cutting Machine!

In the video below I use my iPad to show you how to make it!

If you like the video please take a minute to share it on Pinterest and Facebook

Best Always,

Suzanne

Give Flowers with a “Paper” Twist using the Cricut

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So we had dinner with some friends the other night.  We try to get together once every three months.  This month, my friend Denise and her partner Steve were hosting.  We always take a little something for the host but I really wanted to do something unexpected.  So I decided to give flowers but with a twist…all made by paper!

Here’s my You Tube Video but I’ve included the steps below!

Supplies: Crucit Machine , Tim Holtz Paper and button embellishments, chop sticks, Spectrum Nior Marker, Stampin Up Ink Pad,  floral foam, empty plastic spice bottle, glue gun.

Step 1: On my Cricut I used Creative Bug – flowers at 10.4″ W x  11″ H.  Cut out the exact same flowers using 4 different pieces of card stock.  Then cut out the tri fold Vase Banner at 10″ W x 7.5″ H.

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Step 2: Go outside and scrape the heck out of each flower section (instantly gives it an aged look and helps soften the stiff card stock.)

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Step 3: Ink all the edges of the flowers and ink the edges of the vase using Stampin’ Up Bravo Burgundy.  I’ve included a before and after to show you how much richer it looks using this method. It makes a huge difference. Roll up the edges of the petals using your finger nails.

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Step 4: Color the chop sticks using Spectrum Nior markers

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Step 5: Hot glue the flower layers together and glue on the chop sticks.

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Step 6: Insert the floral foam into the plastic spice bottle (cut to fit) and then position the plastic vase inside the paper vase and glue it together.

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Step 7: Place the flowers into the floral foam at two different heights!

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Step 8: Hot glue ribbon around the skinniest part of the vase. I added a button in the center too.

Step 9: Take a picture and send it to me to post so we can all enjoy your creation!

Be sure to see the Cricut and all our accessories on HSN.com!  Also please pin and share this if you can!

Cricut – does it all!!

Screen Shot 2017-04-30 at 10.25.54 PM.pngMy, not so secret love affair, with my Cricut Cutting Machine just keeps growing (don’t tell my hubby…I’m spending way to much time with it…lol).

We’ll be featuring it throughout our May 9th HSN Crafting Day including my event launch at midnight.  You might already have it (join the sisterhood) but if you don’t I’m doing a series of videos to cover the very basics including some of the accessories we never get time to talk about.  Here are links to 3 of them!

The Fabo Tools

Cricut Markers Basics

Sticky Solutions – The Mats

I’m going to be doing much more in-depth videos to show you why these are must haves if you want to get the most out of your Cricut!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

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