Cricut Design Star Challenge – 5 Glittered Holiday Crafts

November 21st, 2014

For the November Cricut Design Star Challenge, my team created glittered holiday projects. I love all things glitter, and I love how easily my Cricut Explore cuts through thick glitter card stock.

Using my Explore, I created a Glittered Village House, and Glittered “Let It Snow” Banner  (and used them on my Michaels Dream Tree)

Here are all the lovely glitter projects that my team and I created:

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1. Glittered Village House & Glittered Tree Banner by The Project Girl
2. Christmas Woodland Terrarium by Brooklyn Berry Designs
3. Glittered Snowflake Pillow by Laura’s Crafty Life
4. Glittered Christmas Wreath by The Country Chic Cottage
Check out all the Cricut Design Space Star projects from this round on the CDSS pinterest page.  And if you don’t have a Cricut Explore, it’s the perfect Christmas gift. I’ll be posting the awesome black friday deals in a few days too!

Glue Gun Glitter Snowflakes

October 30th, 2014

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Supplies:

Ad Tech Hot Temp Glue Gun (this one was perfect because of the small metal tip)

Ad Tech Glitter Glue Sticks

Ad Tech Silicone Glue Pad (nothing sticks to this sucker and it’s see-through)

Wood Veneer Snowflake ornament (Found these at my local Michaels)

The snowflakes can be used as a template for creating a full glue snowflake. You could also use any snow-flake item you have or print out a snowflake illustration. Slide your snowflake (or image) under the silicone mat.

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With a glitter glue stick, simply glue directly onto the silicone pad over the snowflake using the snowflake/image as a guide. I HIGHLY recommend this hot temp glue gun. I tried this with a low temp and I just couldn’t get the flow that I needed to create details. Also this glue gun has a metal tip that you can use to manipulate the glue you’ve already put down.
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I hand drew a few words too. You can also use a print-out of a font you like and place it under the pad to use as a template for any words you want.glue-gun-glitter-flakes-3

After doing the glitter snowflakes, I embellished my wood snowflakes with some of the glitter glue too. I love how they turned out!
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They would be super cute on a tree, wreath, or garland.glue-gun-glitter-flakes

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And if you want to see more Christmas fun, Check out my blog on November 1st (2014), I’ll be debuting my Michaels Makers Dream Tree Challenge Tree!

burlap and glitter thanksgiving placemats – cricut design space star

October 23rd, 2014

*This post contains affiliate links and is part of the Design Space Star contest by Cricut. All projects and opinions are 100% mine.

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The thing that I love most about my Cricut Explore is that it cuts everything I give it. Usually I’m doubtful going into the cutting, and every single time the explore comes through and cuts even better than I imagined it would.  Cutting burlap was no different. I found this awesome Laminated Burlap and I thought it would work out great because it’s already backed with a laminate that would keep it from moving on the cutting mat.

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It cut my placemats like a dream!

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To complete the placemats, I cut some heat-transfer glitter vinyl (mirrored the image first).

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And then ironed it on to the center of the placemat.

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I cut two different shapes of placemats and two different sayings – Give Thanks and Thankful so I could use these on my thanksgiving table. 
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The glitter is awesome, and the placemats turned out so pretty.

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Here you can see the cut edge and how nice it looks:

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