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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.

  • 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

    Kitchen Cutting Board to Farmhouse Style Chalkboard 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 and I don’t have lots of room for having a bunch of them. The thrill of finding one for crafting left me thinking about the possibilites. 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…

  • Thrift to Farmhouse Decor

    DIY Home Decor with Thrift Store Frames     Did you ever think about throwing something out and change your mind? That’s what happened with these old picture frames. Today I’m going to share with you how they were rescued from stuff I was going to haul to the thrift store, and made into new home decor.  The Real Truth I purchased these frames from a thrift store a long…time ago. If I remember right, I paid $3.00 for them. When I purchased them, they were painted gold and had these cute vintage teacup prints in them. One was marked AVON on the back and in my research I found that…

  • Vibrant Handcrafted Card With Tim Holtz Distress Inks

    Every week I look forward to experimenting with card making techniques. Sometimes I’m inspired by a video that I watch. Often times I simply enjoy playing with a new supply. Today I wanted to share with you a card that was created using a new Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink kit that I recently purchased. The colors that come in the pack are so vibrant! Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, and Spiced Marmalade. Even the names are vibrant! I had an unopened Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio in my stash. Yes! Never opened and I don’t know why. It’s an amazing color, so I added it to the mix…

  • How to Save Money Crafting

    5 Ways to Craft on a Budget Crafting is a wonderful thing! Craft supplies can be a budget breaker unless you think about ways to save money.  Do you ever get home feeling like you need to hide the bag of  supplies you just purchased? Does your hubby roll his eyes at the mere mention of a trip to the craft store. Today I’m share a few of my own hints and tips to help you save money and still enjoy your crafty adventures. 1. Reuse and Recycle So often we throw away great crafting supplies without even thinking about it. Glass bottles can be turned into lovely accent pieces,…

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    Felt Easter Egg Hunt Bag Tutorial

    Super Cute Felt Project for Your Easter Egg Hunt  *This post contains affiliate links Last year we had our first Easter Egg hunt with our grand kids at home and it was so much fun. Today I wanted to share with you this little project for making an bag to hold all those colorful eggs when the kids find them. Several years ago, I was selling my handcrafted baskets on Etsy. Before Easter, I had come up with this little bag and had a special order from someone who wanted them for their grandchildren. At the time, I didn’t know very much about selling on Etsy, and have since learned…

  • Creating Christmas Tags from Scraps

    Christmas Tags with Scraps and Free SVG File Today we’re making Christmas tags from scraps. Tags are a way to use up bits and pieces of your stash. Today I’ve cut these little tags in Silhouette Studio from a file I created myself in Inkscape.  At 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ these tags are the perfect size for a small gift or package and they are so cute when finished. Christmas is right around the corner and these tags are so simple to make. You’ll be pulling out scraps to make your very own.  Only Three Pieces The beauty of these little tags is that they are only three pieces.…

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    Very Merry Tags Easy Christmas Card

    Good Morning, Can hardly believe that Christmas is less than 6 weeks away! I decided to work on another Christmas design that is fast and easy to do. Cricut access is great and I  found this little tree in the Very Merry Tags images. I cut my tree layers from green and white and added some Star Dust Stickles to highlight the snowy overlay. The card background is simply a piece of white, cut off at an angle. I ran it through the Cuttlebug with a snowflakes embossing folder. The “joy” stamp is a mini from Close to My Heart. The red shimmer trim is a retired CTMH product that…