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How to Make DIY Birthday Cards With Cricut Machine

We have different ways on how to greet our loved ones on their special day. You can greet them through text, chat, or video call. But, do you think they can still keep that memory when you only sent it by technology? Is someone still use cards for greetings?

To some people who want to be remembered by someone who they have greeted. They prefer to give them cards.

Cricut machine can make a way for you to think and create a do-it-yourself product that you can give to your loved ones.

Aside from creating items made of fabrics, let us also try to create something out of papers.

Cricut has different machines that we can use in doing something special for our loved ones just like a birthday card. The machine has different ways to create designs for our birthday card.

I will give you some ideas of what will you do in your Birthday Card Presentation.


1. Make an effort to the cover

If you want to surprise someone, start it with the cover. If you put an effort in doing the cover, he or she will be excited in reading your message inside.

Cricut will help you do the card-cover. You can also pick designs from the program.

To create an amazing card-cover design with Cricut machine, watch this video “How to create a Birthday card with the Cricut Explorer air” for the step by step process.

You can see in the picture is a sample finished product.

2. Elegant birthday card

This birthday card has a soft texture in the greeting word Happy Birthday. You can give this to your Mom or Dad.

All you need to do is to prepare the design in the software and the Cricut machine will print out the design. And the proceeding steps will be done by you.

Here is the video on How to Create That Kind Of Birthday Card.

Here the sample image of the card.

3. Pop-up Birthday card

If you want something new, try to make a pop-up birthday card.

Of course, the same thing. Do it in the design, letters, and shapes in the software. Then it will give you a cut birthday greeting. What you need to do is to fold it many times to make it pop-up.

For further and clear instruction. Watch this video “Cricut Explore Happy Birthday Pop-up Card” and make a cool birthday card.

Aside from video, here a picture also.

4. Birthday Card with Balloon

You can also put an object or shape in your design just like a balloon.

The same process, use the Cricut software to design and print out then do the finalization.

Check out this video for more details. “Cricut pen tool Birthday Balloon

 

Sample image of the finished product.


Conclusion

There you go. You already have four ideas for your Happy birthday card. You can give it to your Mom, Dad, Grandparents, sister, brother, or to your best friend.

Aside, from birthday cards you can also create thank you cards or sorry cards with the help of Cricut machine.

Cricut machine is a big help for your surprise plans. You don’t need to suffer from cutting and designing because Cricut machine will do it for you.

There are so many ideas you can find when you will do deep searching, but for me, it is better if you will think it on your own so that it will be unique.

Well, cards are just one way to show your love and gratitude towards a person.

8 Fabulous Cricut Projects for Weddings

One of the best things about owning a Cricut is the possibility to make things that are personalized and special for family, friends, and of course, for yourself.

However, if your crafting talents are being called upon for a friend or family’s wedding or if you are getting married soon and you want to make Cricut projects but can’t think of any idea then you’re in the right place.

In this post, we have compiled 8 fabulous Cricut projects to help make your or your friend’s wedding more unique, special, personalize, and memorable. Don’t worry these Cricut projects for weddings are all easy to create and they only require a few materials.

So if you’re ready to make your or other people’s wedding fabulous then let’s gets started

8 Cricut Projects for Weddings


1. Romantic Name Card

This fabulous Cricut idea is not only ideal for spring weddings, but it would be fantastic for a vineyard or winery themed event. Customize this project in Design Space with a few clicks.

 

2. DIY and Simple “Mr. and Mrs.” Sparkle Vase

Another easy to make Cricut project that you can give to friends who are getting married soon. In fact, this simple yet fabulous case vase would be a nice addition to any home. To do this, you just have to use a Mod Podge for the inside, glitters, and vinyl designs for the vase’s outer part. However, if you have an idea about your friend’s favorite color, then you may want to incorporate a particular color of glitter to match as well.

 

3. Countdown Wedding Signs

If you haven’t got a theme, venue, or date planned up till now, but you want to start creating crafts, why not consider making a countdown wedding sign for your big day. As a matter of fact, you will only need a chalkboard vinyl and use it to write words on the wood or Perspex. Other than that, you can also use a washable marker and a picture frame.

 

4. Place Names and Centerpieces

This Cricut project will depend on the wedding’s theme. However, there are lots of things that you can do to make the tables look fabulous and amazing. You can simply decorate bottles and jars to place flowers in. In addition to that, create your own intricate cut file place names and you can make use of Cricut pens to write on them.

 

5. Cake Topper

A wedding will not be completed without a cake. Thus, if you want to make your cake look unique and more special why not create your own cake topper. In fact, there are now lots of people who are creating this craft.

Either way, when you are doing this, make sure that your design has no gaps. And more importantly, it could stand by itself. Then cut it out on a hard backing such as chipboard or cardboard and vinyl or thinner pretty cover papers so that they will be held together.

 

6. Bouquet

Bouquets also play a big role during weddings. Having that said, you may want to make your own bouquet to make it even more special using your Cricut. Actually, doing this Cricut project is fairly easy as there are lots of online tutorials and free flower templates which can help you create an eye-catching bunch of flowers.

 

7. Wedding Sign

Doing a wedding sign without the aid of Cricut is possible. But, if you want to have a wedding sign that looks professionally made or you don’t have nice handwriting then a Cricut always come in handy. Either way, you can design it depending on your personal preferences.

 

8. Invitations

Your big day will not be completed without invitations. Fortunately, you can speed up the process of making your invitations with the help of a Cricut. Actually, there are lots of free and great templates on the Cricut site that you can use. However, if you want a fabulous holder for your invitation, you may want to invest in cut templates online.


Conclusion

There you have it the 8 fabulous Cricut projects for weddings. Indeed, Cricut is very easy to utilize and learn. Thus, you are certain that you will be able to make all your wedding stuff ahead of time without giving up significant wedding planning time.

Hopefully, this content has helped you a lot in making your dream wedding come true.

7 Cricut Projects for Your New Baby’s Room

Are you looking for Cricut project ideas that you can make for your new baby’s room? If yes, then you are in luck. In today’s post, we have compiled some Cricut projects for baby’s room. In fact, all the seven projects that we included in this are easy and simple to make. Plus the materials needed aren’t hard to find.

7 Cricut Projects for Baby’s Room


1. DIY Nursery Pillow

Do you want to customize your new baby’s room? If so, why not make a DIY pillow using a Cricut. As a matter of fact, this project is very easy to make especially if you have the needed tools and machine. Either way, it will also look good on the glider particularly when you transfer your baby to his or her crib.

 

2. Baby Sleeping Sign

 

Another adorable Cricut project that you can make and place inside or outside your new baby’s room. Without a doubt, a sleeping child is a great thing and nothing is not as good as that seeing your baby being roused from noisy visitors or guests.

 

3. Oh Baby Banners

Celebrate your treasurable moment using sweet banners to hang over your nursery walls, doorways, and fireplaces. On the other hand, this Oh Baby banner is perfect for baby showers and more importantly, welcoming the newest member of your family. You can also incorporate a ribbon to the banner to make it a great souvenir for your baby.

Either way, though this craft was designed and made by Cricut Explore you can still do this even if you don’t have a machine as there are lots of tutorials online that you can use as your guide and inspiration.

 

4. Baby Blanket

With just utilizing freezer paper, you can easily make this delightful blanker using your Cricut. Actually, this is ideal for your upcoming baby showers and place it on your baby’s room afterward.

 

5. Dresser Sticker

Are you aware that you can make a dresser sticker with your Cricut? If yes, then that’s good to hear.

This Cricut project comes in handy most especially if you are storing lots of stuff inside your baby’s dresser. You can use this to label every drawer so that you will be able to find the things that you are looking for with ease.

Doing this is relatively easy. All you have to do is, create your images, make sure they sport the same color and so that you Cricut machine will recognize that you are cutting them on similar color vinyl. After which, put them all on a single cutting mat to cutting mat to cut them simultaneously. In fact, this will save a lot of time than cutting them individually.

 

6. Do-It-Yourself BABY Blocks Decoration

In this Cricut project for your new baby’s room, you will need a tape runner, white and pink cardstock that is cut into BABY blocks letters and image, as well as wood cube containers.

After preparing all the needed materials, adhere the images, frames, as well as the letters to the sides of the wood cube containers using a tape runner. That’s it. There is no doubt this project is very easy to make. Thus, you can make several decorations and centerpieces around your baby’s room.

 

7. Oh Baby Wall Decorations

Using the Cricut Explore, you can actually make bigger scale projects. In order to make a project like this one, you can make use of the 12 by 24 cutting mat. In fact, this Oh Baby wall decoration is a nice main point for your upcoming baby shower as well as to your baby’s room.

On the other hand, you can also add 3D flower designs and some colors in order to make it livelier and more beautiful. In addition to that, you can access this Cricut project in Cricut Design Space. Don’t forget to grab a wood pallet where you can install your Oh Baby wall decoration.


Conclusion

All the above-mentioned Cricut projects are awesome ideas and they are very easy to make too. Hopefully, you guys get inspired by our list that you will be eager to give your baby’s room a breathtaking view and ambiance.

7 Fun Cricut Projects for Kids

Do you want to keep your kids entertained and have fun during their leisure time or free time? If yes, then you have just visited the right place. When it comes to arts and crafts, there are plenty of projects which can be pursued using a Cricut. Actually, this product will let your kids make their projects a lot easier and more professional.

Either way, if you’re looking for Cricut projects that your child can do then keep on reading. Below we compiled 7 fun Cricut projects for kids that are very easy to make and will boost your child’s creativity.

So without further ado let’s get started.

Fun Cricut Projects for Kids


1. Do-It-Yourself Fox Notepad

This DIY fox notepad is very easy and quick to make using the cut file making it ideal for kids. In this Cricut project, you will need to prepare three various colors of cardstock such as black, white, and orange. In addition to that, you will need a notepad that is 3” by 5”.

One good thing about this notepad is that it will close without using a Velcro Dot. With this project, your child will definitely have a lot of fun. And hopefully, you will allow your child to do this fox notepad.

 

2. Bookmarks

This bookmark can be made using colored pencils, glue, white cardstock, as well as Cricut pens. In the actual fact, this is a nice Cricut project for children simply because the Cricut machine will cut the photos and your child will do the rest.

If you want to make this, you can open it in Design Space. Then load paper on the LightGrip Adhesive cutting map and allow the machine to do its work. However, make sure to add the Cricut pen into the machine. After which, let your child glue the cardstock’s layers and color the photos.

 

3. Stitched String Art

This Cricut project is suitable for adults and kids. Rest assured you will love final product of this project. You can use the Cricut to print various photos and get some embroidery threads as this project is fun for anyone.   

 

4. Printable Jellyfish Child Craft

A simple, yet adorable Cricut project that your kids will surely love. This project, on the other hand, is great for children ages 3 to 10. When it comes to cutting the pieces of this project you’ll need a Cricut Explore Air.

 

5. Butterfly Card

This card that looks very amazing is very easy to make and assemble. Let your child choose the color wings that he or she wants. One of the best things about this Cricut project is that the wings will flutter as soon as you open it. Either way, there are myriads of tutorials online that your child can use when making a butterfly card.

 

6. Pencil Posies

Teachers love receiving a bunch of flowers that will not wither but can be honed. Either way, if you would like to thank the teacher of your child, why not ask your child to do this Cricut project and give it to his/her teacher to show your appreciation. After all, this project is quite easy to make.

Nevertheless, the materials needed in this Cricut project are 6-inch double-sided cardstock, finish paint, Mason jar, pencils, Cricut explore, and bakers twine. To begin with, paint the Mason jar. And while waiting for it to dry start working on the flowers. You can cut them using the Cricut. To offer the flowers some texture and dimension crumple them as soon as the flowers are cut. After that, insert the petals through the pencil’s eraser. Lastly, put the flowers on the jar and tie them using the baker’s twine.

 

7. Mini Journals

This do-it-yourself mini journal is very easy to make and looks cute. Further, this is ideal for kids who love writing. Apart from that, they can also use this as their art journal. This mini journal, on the other hand, would make a nice handmade present as well. Nevertheless, you can make this project using a Cricut mini machine.


Conclusion

When it comes to fun Cricut projects for kids, indeed, there are myriads of options to choose from. So the question is which of these projects will you do?

10 Amazing Christmas Ornaments You Can Make Yourself with A Cricut

Christmas time is just around the corner. Why not add extra sparkle to your Christmas tree with these 10 amazing Christmas ornaments you can make yourself with a Cricut. Actually, they are very easy to make, plus you don’t have to prepare tons of materials in order to make these Christmas ornaments.

So, if you’re excited to decorate your tree and make it the most beautiful, then let’s get started.

10 Christmas Ornaments That You Can Make Using A Cricut


1. Christmas Stockings

This Christmas ornament has several steps. But, if you know what you are doing, you will definitely find this project simple and easy.

Nevertheless, Christmas stockings are very trendy during the Christmas seasons. Thus, having this ornament place in your tree and even doors is a great idea.

Even though it looks simple, you will surely love how it will change the overall look of your Christmas tree.

Here’s how to make Christmas Stockings.

 


2. Wood Sign Christmas Ornament

Making a customize Christmas decoration is one of best things that you can do to make your Christmas tree unique.

This customized wood sign Christmas ornament is one of a kind. Apart from that, it is also easy to make and budget-friendly. Either way, ornaments like this one will surely take your tree to a higher level.

Here’s how to make a Mini Pallet Sign Ornament

 


3. Christmas Snowflake Ornaments

It is very impossible to keep the snowflakes which tumble from the heavens. But if you have a Cricut and have an artistic mind nothing is impossible.

Nevertheless, this amazing Christmas ornament is very easy and quick to make. In fact, you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to come up with snowflakes that look real.

So, what are you waiting for? Make your own snowflakes ornaments and let it snow indoors.

Here’s how to make Christmas Snowflakes Ornaments

 


4. Personalized Christmas Ornaments

Add a meaningful component to your Christmas tree, by putting some personalized Christmas ornaments like this one.

However, when it comes to personalization there are lots of ideas where you can choose from. You can put the picture or the name of every member of the family on the ornament. Not only that you can also, place your favorite Christmas quotes as well as messages.

Here’s how to make a Personalized Christmas Ornament

 


5. Rae Dunn Inspired Christmas Ornament

This Rea Dunn Inspired Christmas ornament that you can make yourself using a Cricut will definitely give your Christmas tree the seamless amount of minimalism while being elegant and fun.

As a matter of this awesome ornament will perfectly match to your other Christmas tree decorations. Plus, every Rae Dunn fan will surely like it.

Here’s how to make a Rae Dunn Inspired Christmas Ornament

 


6. Paper Cut Ornament

Similar to other ornaments in this list, this paper ornament is also easy to make and in fact, even kids can make it.

This ornament is quite unique because most of them are made of glasses and plastic materials.

Either way, if you don’t have enough to budget to buy brand-new Christmas decors, why not decorate it with paper cut ornaments. Don’t worry this craft only require a few materials.

Here’s how to make a paper cut Christmas ornament

 


7. Jar Lid Christmas Ornaments

An adorable Christmas ornament idea that is very easy to make. With this project, you will only need to prepare some basic materials.

On the other hand, both adults and children can work on this Christmas project. What’s more, this ornament will surely brighten up your Christmas tree.

What are you waiting for? Prepare the needed materials and make your own Christmas that is made using jar lids.

Here’s how to make a Jar Lid Christmas Ornament

 


8. Wooden Ornaments

Make your Christmas look awesome and unique this coming Christmas by adding some wooden ornaments on it.

As a matter of fact, ornaments that are made from wood can bring a natural can bring a natural elegance to every Christmas tree.

Either way, if you are planning to give this idea a try, don’t forget to write the date when you created it for a valued token decoration for the upcoming years.

Here’s how to make a wooden ornament

 


9. Unicorn Ornaments

You can bring some glitter and rainbows to your Christmas season by creating this unicorn ornament for your Christmas tree.

On the other hand, if you are looking for a fun and simple Christmas ornament idea this one is for you. As a matter of fact, this easy to make unicorn ornament can be a perfect Christmas present for your loved ones or friends who are a big fan of unicorns.

Here’s how to make a unicorn ornament

 


10. Sesame Street Christmas Ornaments

If your children love Sesame Street, then making these Sesame Street inspired ornaments is a good idea. In fact, these ornaments are very easy to make and your kids will surely.

Nevertheless, if you want to feature Cookie Monster and Elmo on your tree, then this craft is worth trying.

Here’s how to make a Sesame Street Inspired Christmas Ornament.

 


Conclusion:

Make your Christmas tree shine with these 10 amazing Christmas ornaments that you can make yourself with a Cricut.

How to Make your Own Amazing Christmas Cards with Cricut

Christmas is a celebration of love, giving, and happiness. People around the world have their own unique ways to celebrate it. Some visit places they have never been before, some volunteers for a charitable cause, or some simply stays at the comfort of their home and gather with their friends and family. But one thing that is very common is spreading the Christmas spirit through Christmas cards.

We are living in digitalized world where almost everything is possible with the help of technology – in just one click you will be able to send your Christmas greetings to someone. But nothing beats one of the oldest traditional way of doing that – Christmas cards. Christmas cards are very old yet very meaningful method to convey greetings and express wishes. Aside from the fact that it is very personal it also makes the person you’re giving it to feel extra special.

Make a personally made Christmas card with a help of a cricut machine that they will surely treasure for a long time.

                

A cricut is a machine that helps in making Christmas cards conveniently. It looks like a printer but do the job differently. Cricut uses a blade and rollers to cut out the designs you’d like to have on your card compared to a printer that prints your design on a paper.

Basically, you will be needing a design and the machine will do the job for you. You can make your own design but for your convenience, you can simply use the internet to look for premade patterns. There are also software that you can download on your computer to customize these designs for a more personal touch.

 

Check out some of the finest Christmas cards made using cricut machine:


This one tells a lot about the color of Christmas – red and gold.


Who says black and white is boring? You can also use plain colors to make it look more minimalist.


If you’re not sure which colors to use, just play with it just like this colorful one.


Show off their picture just like this one. You can also insert candid pictures to make it more fun.


The machine was masterfully engineered on how precise it cuts the materials. Therefore, if you are not sure on how to cut the patterns you get online, let this machine do the work for you. Aside from Christmas cards, this machine can also be used for the following project ideas:

  • Paper pennants for a party
  • A leather cuff bracelet
  • Iron-on vinyl for t-shirts
  • Paper gift boxes and tags
  • Stencils for wood signs
  • Vinyl quotes for coffee mugs
  • Felt coasters
  • Customized tote bags
  • Monogrammed water bottles
  • Paper flowers for bouquets
  • Vinyl labels for your pantry
  • Coloring pages
  • Decals for model airplanes

 

Tips and Tricks:

  • Choose a format

There are a variety of formats you can use. Think of a motif, will it be fully decorated by different art materials or will you be putting a lot of photos on the card itself? Just use your imagination to picture the card you want to make.


  • Collect your materials

Now that you already have an idea of how your card will be like, it’s time to collect the materials you will be needing. It doesn’t have to be very expensive. You can check if there are any old materials that you can reuse.


  • Use your creativity

Though you already have the ideal Christmas card, you might change some of the details later on while doing it so just be open and let your creativity be shown on the card itself.


  • Allow cards to set

You might’ve used adhesives to glue some stuff so make sure to let your cards set overnight just to make sure everything is in its right places before giving or sending them to the post office.


  • Write your greetings and wishes

If you want to it to be more personal I would highly recommend for you to hand write it. However, if you don’t have the neatest penmanship you can also print out your message though no matter how hideous your handwriting may be, it’s the thought that counts, right?

 

Conclusion:

Christmas cards continue to stick around despite of all the technological advances. It’s one of the simplest gifts you can give on Christmas yet the sensation it generates to someone is incomparable.

Receiving a Christmas card makes you realize how much that person cares about you. With the time and effort they have exerted just to make that card is already priceless.  Nevertheless, the most memorable gifts are those from the heart so make sure that you’re putting your heart into that card. Merry Christmas!

10 Creative Cricut Project Ideas

Crafting is never easy, but if you really love what you do, then you will only see the fun side of everything you make. Especially the overwhelming feeling of excitement when an idea hits you and you just can’t wait to start it.

Cricut machines are heaven sent for most crafting enthusiast. Not only does it make crafting easier and faster, but it also brings out their creative side due to the infinite ideas you can create with a Cricut Machine.

What is a Cricut machine and how do you use it?

Cricut Machines are home die-cutting machines made by Provo Craft & Novelty Inc., for crafting and scrapbooking projects. These DIY machines look like a typical printer. Not only does it print on materials, it also has a set of sharp blades and precise rollers in order to cut designs.

Depending on what type of tool or accessory you add to your Cricut machine, you can emboss, score, cut, print, and more to create amazing DIY crafts. You only need to create a design on their free web app called “Cricut Design Space” and send it to your Cricut Machine for cutting or printing.

10 Creative Cricut Project Ideas

Cricut machines can do anything from papercrafts and printables to creating models, sewing projects, and even quilting or leatherworks. It literally creates any crafts you can think of. So, if you are lacking ideas or just want to create something different with your Cricut machine, here are 10 creative Cricut project ideas you can try!

 


1. Leather Cut Out Wallets

Ladies, forget about rummaging through the department store for your next fashionista wallet and going home pretty disappointed since all the wallets displayed do not suit your fashion style. If you have Cricut Machine, create one for yourself now. This could give you the freedom to design your own wallet, add the necessary pockets to it and gives you uniqueness.

Watch this tutorial on how to create your own leather wallet:


2. Chalkboard Calendar

Make your calendars more fun and creative using your Cricut Machine. Instead of using your traditional “display and rip” calendar, why not create one that only needs to be erased every now and then? With a Cricut machine, you can create a chalkboard family calendar somewhere in the corner of the house where family members can write and see daily activities and plans.

Here’s a video tutorial on how to create chalkboard art with Cricut:


3. Phone Decals

Tired of the same old phone cases? Maybe you want something fresh and unique to go with your phone? Now, don’t throw your old phone cases. With just a few designing and sticking, you can make it look new and fresh. With a Cricut Machine, you can design your own phone cases, something that is not available on your local phone stores.

Here  is a video tutorial on how to customized phone cases:


4. Fridge Magnets

Decorate your refrigerators with family photos and motivational sayings. Use photos for ultimate personalization and print them on magnetic materials using your Cricut Machine.

Check this video for to learn how to create a fridge magnet using Cricut:


5. Engraving Dog Tags

Do you have an adorable puppy at home? Well, give that good boy a personalized dog tag, so that people will know he’s your buddy.

Watch this tutorial for engraving dog tags:


6. Personalized Doormats

Welcome visitors with a unique personalized mat on your doorstep. Also, this personalized mat will make a perfect gift for newly married couples.

Check out this video on how to create personalized doormats with Cricut Explore:


7. Printed Plate

Customized your plates with a Cricut Machine that you either choose to eat on it or just add to your home decors.

Here is a video on how to customize plate with Cricut Explore Air:


8. Photo Candles

Impress your partner by adding a new twist to your candlelight dinner. You can add pictures or even romantic words to the candles itself using a Cricut Machine.

Here is a sample video:


9. Reversible Headbands

Tired of your hair getting on your face? Create fun reversible headbands for a chic-looking you with a Cricut Machine.

Watch this video tutorial on how to make reversible headbands:


10. Play foods

Create play foods made of felt for your precious little ones so they can invite their friends to a little dinner role-playing.

Here’s how you can create play foods with Cricut:


 

5 DIY projects you can do with Cricut machines

If you visit Pinterest, you see that many artists and designers have shared their creative craft works that have done with Cricut machines. You can make similar stuff at your home too! Here are some DIY projects you can try.

Paper crafts

 Paper crafts are very popular for making cards or decoration pieces. You can make lots of paper crafts using Cricut machine. You can choose from various types of papers, textures, colors, etc.

Sewing projects

You can make create designs on stuffed animals, clutches, etc. using the Cricut machine. It will give a new life to these things.

Vinyl artwork

You can do framed artwork, wall graphics, designer coffee mugs, etc. using Cricut machines. Just select a design, put the vinyl in Cricut machine, and you will produce beautiful designs. Cricut vinyl is made for Cricut machines and they can deliver excellent results.

Models

The Cricut knife blade lets you cut hard materials like wood, chipboard, etc. So, you can create various models like skeletons, wall art, architectural models, etc.

Iron-on

You can use iron-on materials to make personalized T-shirts, bags, pillows, etc. You can choose from lots of colors, effects, and finishes.

You can visit Pinterest and look for ideas. Before starting your project, you must make sure that you know how to use the machine well. You should get all the tools necessary and use them the appropriate way. Craft works are great fun and you must make time to be creative and make something by yourself.