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Category Archives: Cricut Projects

Leaping into March

Usually March is known for coming “In like a Lion . . . “, but this year we are leaping into March like a frog . . . with Leap Year, that is!

Do you know anyone who was born on Leap Year? Or maybe someone in your life who is making a “Leap of Faith” with a big change in their life right now? Why not send them a Leap Year card to celebrate. Or maybe you like to celebrate the “Wearin’ O’ the Green” and are looking for a St. Patrick’s Day card idea Check out this cute card design by Cindy Royal below where she shows us how one card design can be used for two different occasions!

HAPPY LEAP DAY by Cindy Royal

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St. Patrick’s Day Treats

Hello everyone!!  This is Amy and I am excited to get to share with you something fun I made to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  I really love St. Patrick’s Day…….probably because that is the day that I became a mom. My oldest was born on March 17th and so it is always fun to put together something for her as well as for the family on that day.

I created these really fun treats and straws to share with you.  I used the Cricut Craft Room Exclusive St. Patrick’s Day Cartridge.

For the straws, I cut and then assembled the “Kiss me I’m Irish” image at 2 ¼ inches and then just taped them to the front of these fun green and white party straws.

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Cricut Wedding Project

Here are some great Cricut project ideas for making fantastic home made greeting cards.

This project is for a wedding. It is perfect for giving to someone as a congratulations card for there wedding celebrations. Below is a list of items you will need.

• Cardstock: white
• Patterned paper: pink, purple
• Buttons: pink love hearts
• Photographs of the bride and groom
• Pink ribbon
• Adhesive

Instructions:

1. Cut a nice thick square box. Using Graphically Speaking cartridge and purple patterned paper, press Shift and cut one 4″ .
2. Cut the title block. Using the pink cardstock, cut one 4″ . Repeat cut using the purple paper.
3. Cut notebook background. Using the pink patterned paper, press Shift and cut one 4″ .
4. Stick the photographs of the bride and groom onto the card.
5. Stick to pink love hearts around the photograph of the bridge and groom.
6. Tie the pink ribbon into a bow and then attach the bow onto the card.
7. Add the text for example: “Congratulations Sarah and Richard on your wedding day from Jean and Paul and family! xxx”

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A home decor project using the Cricut Expression

I have heard that well-known crafter and author Mark Montano has been using and writing about the Cricut Expression machine and the value it brings to his projects. I found his blog where he talks about how he used the Cricut Expression to take a recent home décor project to new heights of creativity.

This project is a Faux Wood Intarsia Headboard, made with various techniques, including the Cricut Expression. Below is an excerpt from his Blog post:

I’ve discovered a lot about myself while making this project. Yes, crafting is all about self-exploration, and that’s one of the reasons I love it so much. For those of you who know how I craft, I have to say that, with the exception of my Dremel, I’m not really a “machine” kind of crafter. I am an old school, make-it-work-with-whatever-is-under-the-kitchen-sink kind of guy. However, I recently discovered something that made this project sing, and I must write about. It’s called the Cricut Expression. I swear I’m not paid by this company; in fact, I have recently started stalking them and I’m sure they will be filing a restraining order any day now. My goal (if they don’t throw my crafty butt in jail) is to be their one and only spokes-crafter.

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