Happy Wednesday Cardmakers!

Today we’re making another fancy fold card.  Today’s is called the Gate-Fold Fold Card and I’m so excited to share my Cricut Design Space Tutorial with you!

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To learn how to create our first fancy fold, the Double Easel Card, visit our previous blog post here.

We’re going to create our fancy fold card using basic shapes and score lines in Cricut Design Space.  No need to create an SVG in Photoshop or Inkscape or even purchase an SVG.  It’s easy, peasy in Design Space.

Let’s get started on our fun fold card with today’s theme “Thank You Card.”

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Happy FRI-YAY Crafters!

Today we’re making some awesome Unicorn Party Decor to go with the invitations we made a couple of weeks ago using Cricut Design Space.

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If you haven’t already, check out my recent blog Unicorn Pop Up Box Invitations to make the matching invites to go with all the unicorn party decor we’re making today.

Today we’re going to make thank you tags, cupcake toppers and food tent labels for the ultimate UNICORN PARTY!  I used graphics and colours we already used in our invitations to make the perfect matching decor.

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Happy Humpday Crafters!

Today we’re making my famous Unicorn Pop-Up Box Invitations using Cricut Design Space and I couldn’t be any more excited to share these with you.

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These invitations are sure to WOW your guests when they receive these in the mail.  They are full of beautiful pastel colours, sparkly gold glitter and a whole lot of handmade love.

Sure, it’s easy enough to just download your invitations and print them out, but what’s the fun in that?

I believe the invitation sets a precedent for how the overall feel of the party will be.  Who doesn’t want to go to a party where you receive this invitation?

If you haven’t already, I highly recommend reading our blog A Start-to-Finish Guide on the Pop-Up Box Card for a more in-depth tutorial to creating the Pop-Up Box Card before beginning this project.

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Happy Friday Cardmakers!

As promised earlier in the week, today we’re making another fancy fold card.  Today’s is called the Double-Z Joy Fold Card and I’m so excited to share my Cricut Design Space Tutorial with you!

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To learn how to create our first fancy fold, the Double Easel Card, visit our previous blog post here.

We’re going to create our fancy fold card using basic shapes and score lines in Cricut Design Space.  No need to create an SVG in Photoshop or Inkscape or even purchase an SVG.  It’s easy, peasy in Design Space.

Let’s get started on our fun fold card with today’s theme “Thinking of You.”

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As I’ve brought up in the past, when I first started making cards I had no idea what a Cricut machine was.  I did all of my cards by hand with my Cuttlebug, a paper cutter, dies, ink, stamps and many others.   

I started with your basic fold card but wanted something more. 

My new favourite thing was making fancy fold cards, such as the Double Easel Card, Gate Fold, the Z Fold and accordion fold to name a few.  Previously, I used my paper cutter and bone folder tool to create these fancy folds.

Now, I use my Cricut Explore Air 2, which is a game-changer.  I can now very simply create the card using basic shapes and score lines in Cricut Design Space.  No need to create an SVG in Photoshop or Inkscape or even purchase an SVG.  It’s easy, peasy in Design Space.

This week, we will create two fancy fold cards using our Cricut Machines and I will take you through a step-by-step tutorial on the easiest guide to creating these gorgeous creations.

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Children’s Tooth Exchange Mailbox: An Easy Cricut Papercraft Tutorial

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Hello Papercrafters!

Today we’re crafting the cutest little mailboxes for children to put their teeth into for the Tooth Fairy.  

What I love about these is that they are a perfect size to fit on your child’s nightstand being just about 4″L x 2.5″ W x 2.5″ T.

These are super easy to create in Cricut Design Space, using their mailbox SVG cut and some of my own designed SVG’s which are FREE!!

I’m also including my FREE printable Tooth Fairy Receipt to leave your children after the Tooth Fairy takes their tooth.  It’s adorable and so much fun for the kiddos to receive with their money.

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3D Paper Letters: Home or Party Decor Cricut Tutorial

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If you’re like me, I love to find creative and inexpensive ways to create decor.  Creating any sort of decorations with paper is a bonus in my books.

Today we’re making gorgeous 3D letters out of cardstock, graphics and rice.  Yes, you heard that correctly, rice!  Which again, super inexpensive.

These 3D letters can be decorated for a birthday party, sweet table, a shelf in a child’s bedroom, the head table at a wedding, an entryway console table, or anywhere you see fit.

Today’s theme is Paw Patrol!  My 3-year-old niece is obsessed (as are many other three-year-olds) and her room is pink.  Our letters today will be based on both concepts.

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How to Use Digital Stamps with your Cricut machine

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Happy Monday Crafters!

To be honest, when I first started making cards I had no idea what a Cricut machine was.  I did all of my cards by hand with my Cuttlebug, dies, stamps, ink,  Copic markers and patterned paper.   

I patiently waited for the next Lawn Fawn or Avery Elle release because they always came out with very exciting new sets.  The other issue I had with this is how difficult it is to get your hands on anything in Canada.  There are a few suppliers here but again, nothing local.

One thing I know for sure, the Cricut machine is a game-changer.  I do not miss getting ink all over myself or images not stamping correctly.  I don’t miss cutting every piece by hand with a handheld crank.  The one thing I do happen to miss? Colouring!

I love to colour, I’m not the best at it nor do I have a huge selection of Copic’s, but I do love to do it. 

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Cricut Tutorial: Handmade Pop-Up Box Wedding Place Cards

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How to make a handmade pop-up box Place Card

Hello, fellow Crafters! Today we’re making Handmade Pop-Up Box Place Cards for MY wedding.  Yes, that’s right, we’re getting a little more personal today doing a tutorial for my wedding place cards.

I’m thinking many of you may find me a little crazy for wanting to do this. Fortunately, with the wedding having to be postponed due to COVID-19, I have much more time to spend the time on these.

This is, indeed, quite a timely project I am doing, but I just couldn’t resist.  They came out stunning, and its the perfect way to incorporate all the information necessary for our place cards.

For an introduction to the Pop Up Box Card and my tips and tricks, visit my previous blog post An In-Depth Guide to the Pop Up Box Card before starting this project.

I also recommend checking out my Beginners Guide Pop Up Box Card Tutorial.  This will equip you with the right tools to start this project.

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Camping Papercraft: Paper Lantern and S’mores Treat Box

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It’s camping season!  I can smell the campfires, hear the trees rustling in the wind and taste the toasted marshmallows. 

Growing up, camping was a big part of our summers.  Our days were spent swimming, hiking, having picnics and of course my favourite, making smores!

With the current global pandemic, camping is one of the ways families are still able to enjoy the outdoors during this unprecedented time. 

With that being said, I found these super awesome crafts anyone can do on their Cricut.  

Today we’re making a Smores Treat Box and a Paper Lantern.  What I love about these is they are both kid-friendly. 

Each child can have their own personal Smores Box with all the fixins’! 

The Paper Lantern contains a battery-operated, flameless tea light. It’s super fun for the kids to have and enjoy in their tent without any potential hazard.