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  1. Cricut Type Candy Font Cartridge Ideas

    by Richelle Naegle Check out the various projects we have completed using the Cricut Type Candy Font cartridge and submit your own projects. Though it's an older cartridge, it works with newer machines, like the Cricut Explore Air. Spring Is in the Air To make this fun home decor project you will need a regular ceramic plate and some vinyl...
  2. Cricut Sweet Tooth Boxes Ideas

    by Richelle Naegle I love advent calendars, and so this year I decided to make my own, and after lots of searching, I came up with this wonderful idea. I used the Cricut Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridge to make a “cake-like” advent calendar, that way every day can have something inside of it. You can add treats, scriptures, or fun...
  3. Cricut Christmas Ideas

    by Richelle Naegle With the holiday’s quickly approaching us, it’s not only time to start thinking about making Christmas cards as well as Christmas décor or even getting a jump start on your Cricut Christmas scrapbook layouts. Making pre-made scrapbook pages makes getting all those fun holiday photos in your scrapbook so much quicker, this is great when you have...
  4. Cricut Nursery Rhymes Cartridge Projects

    by Richelle Naegle Why not make an elegant bookmark for storytime?  It's one more thing that will help your kids get excited about reading time. This would also make a great decoration for a toy room or a child's bedroom. This quick simple card was made using the Cricut Nursery Rhymes cartridge. The little girl's silhouette is cut out at...
  5. Cricut Winter Frolic Cartridge Ideas

    by Richelle Naegle cricut winter frolic snowman card For this cute and fun little snowman card I used the Cricut Winter Frolic cartridge. This cartridge comes in very handy during the holiday season, and is popular for all the right reasons. You can use all your Cricut cartridges with many different machines, but we love the Cricut Explore Air system. The overall size of the card is 6 x 6 inches and the snowman is cut out at 5". Get creative and mix and match the accessories that you use (I'd love to see your own personal twist on this card, so please submit it to our blog), but if you want to copy my method: I used some Tim Holtz Stickles and put dots all over the snowy background. The stamped face is from Peachy Keen Stamps, and I used the little puff balls for his ear muffs. Continue reading →
  6. Winter Woodland Cricut Cartridge Ideas

    by Richelle Naegle The Winter Woodland cartridge is one of my favorites and among the most popular. It's compatible with all machines, but we love using it with the Cricut Explore Air 2. Customers love all the options it offers, so get it and get creative. To make this card for the cat lover in your life follow these simple...
  7. Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge Ideas

    by Richelle Naegle I decided to make this fun Halloween decoration. It could also double as a Halloween gift container. How awesome would it be to grow a pumpkin in this pot for next fall? You can cut this project out with your favorite machine, like the Cricut Explore Air. Materials: I used a painted green pot and glued some...
  8. Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge Projects

    by Richelle Naegle One of the most popular cartridges of the last few years, the Simply Charmed Cartridge offers cute options for card-making. Use this classic cartridge with the Cricut Explore Air 2 and many other Cricuts. Here are a few examples of projects I've done with this cartridge. Make Lemonade The Simply Charmed cartridge made this summertime card fun...
  9. What Is an Embossing Folder?

    by Richelle Naegle Have you ventured out and tried paper embossing yet? If you don't know what it is, you’re not alone. The biggest reason people resist embossing is they are hesitant because they don't understand how easy it is. Or maybe they think that it will add too much time extra time to a project. Today we are going...
  10. Cricut Christmas Card Ideas

    by Richelle Naegle With Christmas just around the corner you're going to want to be prepared for the crafting projects you'll share with friends and loved ones. Cricut has just the thing. If you have not had a chance to check out the new Anna Griffin Winter Wonderland Cricut cartridge yet, I highly recommend it. It is an absolute must...
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