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    Make Easter Basket Gift Tags

      These cute little Easter Basket Tags were created in Silhouette Studio and the elements cut out on the Silhouette Cameo. Today I’m going to link you to a series of YouTube videos on how the various elements were created.

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    Dollar Tree Mini Fabric Tote Valentines

    Cricut Design Space Tutorial About a month ago I picked up some of THESE mini fabric tote bags from Dollar Tree. Today I’m sharing the Valentine’s Day projects that I made with the mini totes and my Cricut Explore.       Valentine’s Day Mini Fabric Totes   You’ll need:  Heat Transfer Vinyl-I used Siser Easy Weed in White Cricut with fine point blade Mini Totes Standard Grip Mat Scissors and Cricut tools Iron and pressing cloth (I used a dish towel)   Instructions: Use your imagination and the images in Cricut Design Space to create your own cut files. The train image was from the Joys of the Season…

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    Using Slice in Cricut Design Space

    You may asking “What is the slice tool in Design Space and how do I use it? Follow through this quick tutorial about how and when to use “slice” to create personal designs in Cricut Design Space.     Using the slice tool is a way to cut out, or knock out one image from another image. As an example, I’ve place a circle in the middle of a square. When both images are selected, the slice button at the lower right will be highlighted and you’ll be able to click on it.         Now when I click the slice button, the image looks the same even though…

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    Love Lives Here Free SVG File

      My Etsy shop is up and running and I’m enjoying the creative process of making new files to sell. Today I’m sharing a free “Love Lives Here” SVG file in celebration. Since we’re just a week away from Valentine’s Day, a little bit of Valentine theme was in order. However, you really could use this any time of year.    

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    Rustic Valentine Cardboard Craft

    If you have kids who want to craft, this Rustic Valentine Cardboard Craft might just be something you want to try. I started down the cardboard craft trail a little while back when I was asked to teach a workshop at our county 4-H Family Learning Day. Remember the cardboard snowmen ornaments that I shared on the blog. They’re another inspiration piece that I’ll likely share in the workshop.       Why Cardboard Craft? All my life I’ve been taught the 4-H motto, “To make the best better.”  Teaching meaningful life skills, stewardship of  our environment, and just plain having fun…all play a key roll in making the best BETTER.…

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    Fresh Flower Market

    Galvanized Metal Sign   Happy Monday! Do you like galvanized metal signs. I love the rustic look that a handmade sign adds to a space. Today I wanted to share this sign that I made using a purchased blank from Walmart, and vinyl cut with my Cricut Explore.

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    Draw a Heart in Silhouette Studio

    starting with just ONE simple shape. Hello again! January is flying by and I’m ready for some Valentine crafts hopefully BEFORE February gets here. Today I wanted to share how quick and how easy it is to draw a simple heart shape in your Silhouette Studio program.

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    DIY Trick or Treat Bag

    This DIY Trick or Treat Bag is a quick and easy project made from felt. It’s small and light for a child to carry. It is also reusable and makes a great alternative to plastic or paper shopping bags. You could also have your kids help with this project and double your Halloween fun!

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    Making a Baby Gift While Learning Cricut Explore and Design Space

    I was so excited when my new Cricut Explore One came but I really haven’t had much time to play with it. Today on this Monday Minute, I wanted to share this sweet baby gift that I made using my new Explore.   **This post contains affiliate links for Bluprint. When you sign up using my link, I make a COMMISSION. I only share services and supplies that I have come to know and trust myself and are relevant to the information that I offer on my blog. 

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    Thrifty Thursday

    Chalkboard Cutting Board It wasn’t too long ago that I purchased this cutting board at a local thrift store. I love old cutting boards, but my kitchen is small.  I don’t have lots of room for a collection of them. The thrill of finding one for crafting left me thinking about the possibilities. I picked this one up for less than a dollar when our thrift store had mark- downs on housewares. I was thinking about using it for making a stand for my Kindle Fire, since I often like using it to view recipes I find online. The cutting board itself was a little bit on the rough side,…