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Pantry Baskets with Cricut

Hi everyone!
You all know I'm so in love with my new home, well, it's not so new anymore.  We've been here going on two years.  And I'm still finding ways to keep it organized.  I've used my Cricut Air and Cricut Maker most all my organizational projects.  Today I wanted to so you how I created these pantry baskets, using my Cricut Maker, chipboard, paint and my trusty hot glue gun.


Simple Baby Gift with Cricut Infusible Ink

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.



Hello everyone! Happy Wednesday.
I have the amazing opportunity to work with Cricut to show you their amazing new Infusible Ink. Cricut makes it so easy to create a quick gift on the go with this project. Everyone will be asking, "You really made this?"
Infusible Ink system delivers pro-level, personalized heat transfers right from home. It leaves your projects seamless, smooth and the transfers come one with your material. Because of its advanced technology, Infusible Ink is peel as well as crack-proof and the vibrancy will last wash after wash.

Remember your creative imagination is endless. The personalization possibilities are remarkable and you will enjoy your vibrant projects.

There are a few things you will need for this project and the preparation takes a few moments so let's get started.

Supplies:
Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2
the cutting machines will give you ultimate cutting for all your projects.
EasyPress2
even heat plate, temperatures up to 400 degrees. It's advanced features ensure flawless results.
     Standard Grip Cutting Mat
     EasyPress Mat (small and medium)
     Cricut Body Suit (compatible with Infusible Ink)
     Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet
     Butcher paper
     Cardstock
     Lint roller
     Scissors
     Tweezers
     Personalized Design (using Cricut Design Space)

1.   Design image and cut.  Remembering to mirror your image.
2.   Remove cut design from the mat and trim away from the unused area.  
3.   Remove negative pieces from your design.  
4.   Place small Cricut EasyPress Mat covered with cardstock inside the bodysuit.
5.   Place bodysuit with small EasyPress mat and cardstock on top of a medium EasyPress mat.  Using this additional mat protects your work surface.  
6.   Use lint roller over the entire surface to remove debris.
7.   Preheat EasyPress 2 to 385 degrees for 15 seconds - Cricut EasyPress Heat Transfer Guide
8.   Preheat body-suit to remove moisture and wrinkles.
9.   Add image to the bodysuit, cover with butcher paper and press for 40 seconds
10. Let everything cool, remove butcher paper and liner with design.
The results are amazing.  Here is a helpful tip, make sure your image is smaller than your EasyPress.  I hope you enjoyed this project, you can find more information on Infusible Ink and Cricut here.



DIY "Drink More Water" Water Bottle

I've finally started to craft for me a little more.  And with that, I’ve also been trying to practice better self-care.  Part of better self-care is drinking more water, and while this can be a bit boring, I thought I would drinking water a little fun with color.  
Drinking enough water each day is really important to me and now it's a part of my daily self-care plan. This project is really easy and took less than 20 minutes to create.  I have saved the cut file on the Cricut Design Center.  You can find it here.
Simply, clean your water bottle and let it completely dry.  Cut the letters out using premium vinyl in our choice of color and apply.  When using premium vinyl please remember items should only be hand washed for better results.  
Thanks for stopping by, tell me, is there anything you do for daily self-care?  I need ideas.  Also, please let me know if you have any questions on this project.




Back to School with Cricut

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.



hi everybody!  It's been a great summer and sadly it's coming to an end.  Growing up I always loved long summer nights. And then shopping for school supplies and school clothes was also such a fun experience.

I'm sure, I'm telling my age, but my first memory of covering textbooks was maybe 2nd or 3rd grade.  We were so excited there were our books on your desks and then we would line up to select the covers we wanted to cover our books for the year.  I guess I've had a love for paper for a long time.  It took me forever to select the perfect cover for each book.  I think covering books all stopped for me a few years later.

My daughter is off to college again.  Purchasing or renting books is always the one thing we hate.  But I found a way to make these expensive, and most time overpriced books look great thanks for Cricut.


This project was so easy, let me show you how I quickly got these done.

Supplies:
Cricut Maker
Cricut Vinyl
Cricut Transfer Paper
Cricut Cutting Mat
Cricut Ruler
Cricut Precision Cutting Knife
Banner Paper Roll
Textbooks

1.  Measure your textbook and cut banner paper to size.

2.  Fold the banner paper to each of the textbooks
3.  Decorate with vinyl.  For the rainbow cover, I measured the book and used the Cricut Maker to cut 1.167-inch X 23.5-inch strips.  Covered the entire book cover and then simply added the letters.
I loved creating this project. I hope you are able to make your not so beautiful books colorful, and bright.  Having books that make you smile will make you want to always pick up that book and have it in hand.  Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you enjoyed this project as much as I have.



Felt Letter Board DIY

An oldie but a goodie! I love this felt letter board and I use it always.  I created this Felt Letter Board, and guess what - it's a DIY project.  Now, I didn't come up with this idea by myself, I got a little help from other DIY crafters.