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August 2018

DIY Tutorial, Floral Decor, Gift Ideas, Heat Transfer Vinyl, Jewelry, Silhouette CAMEO

Make Your Own Mini Embroidery Hoop Necklace

If you’re curious about how I come up with all these project ideas all the time, I’ll let you in on a little secret.  Sometimes I just wander the aisles of the craft store and look to see what new fun products they are selling for inspiration (and supplies of course!). These shopping trips are my little mini vacations on the weekend where I get to spend a little time with myself and just let my mind free.  I seriously depend on them to keep my sanity during the week with my two  ...

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Bridal Decor, DIY Tutorial, Party Crafts, Silhouette CAMEO, Wedding

How to Make Your Own Wedding Programs

I have more wedding DIY’s coming for you!  My brother and future sister-in-law tasked me with making the programs for their big day which is taking place on a farm inside a rustic barn. She wanted the barn to be part of the program design and guess what?!  design bundles sells the perfect file already!!  I love being able to search for various designs and always finding them. Click on this to read the full DIY tutorial.  

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Cricut Maker, DIY Tutorial, Gift Ideas, Home Decor, Material Tips, Silhouette CAMEO

How to Add a Carrier Sheet to Freezer Paper

So if you just read this post showing you how to work with freezer paper as a stencil for painted fabric projects you’ll know that you have to manually transfer the centers of words and designs by hand. I knew there had to be a better way, I mean who has time for that?!  (or the patience)  NOT ME! I began to experiment for you in my lab, aka craft room, and came up with a very simple solution.  I made a “carrier sheet” like you have with heat transfer vinyl.  How you ask?   ...

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Cricut Maker, DIY Tutorial, Home Decor, Material Tips

How to Make Wood Letterboard Letters with the Cricut Maker

Ok fellow Cricut Maker owners, did you do a happy dance when they finally released the knife blade?!?  There were only 2 reasons I personally bought that machine since I’m usually team Silhouette.  1. Rotary blade 2. Knife blade. Those are two features that my beloved CAMEO could not deliver and I obviously needed them in my life. Remember how I showed you a few months ago how to make your own letterboard letters?  Well, it was time for round 2 using wood this time! Find the full  ...

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