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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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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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.

A Simple Guide to Quickly Adding A Gift Card and Money Envelope to Your Pop Up Box Card

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I feel as though I can hear what many of you are thinking when watching my tutorials, “The cards are great, but I like to add money or gift cards to my greeting cards, so this won’t work for me.”

Well, before you completely write off these beautiful creations, I have the solution!

I quickly learned when starting out that this would be a huge problem, especially for wedding goers who like to include monetary gifts.  Although I already jam pack lots of pop-out elements into my cards, I found the perfect spot for this tiny little pocket.

The gift card and money envelope found their home at the back of my card base.  It doesn’t take away from the overall design but still gives it a great spot.

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Create An Encouraging Environment for your Child with our Positive Affirmation Box

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It’s no secret that the current global pandemic is scary, especially for children. Each day, we watch and listen to confusing advice from politicians, public health experts, the media, and our friends and family.

Daily routines of children are disrupted, family vacations and school have been cancelled, and all so suddenly, they can no longer hug their grandparents or play with their friends. For many of them, their parents are now working from home, and everyone is worried about the future. How do we even begin to talk to children and reassure them when we are still trying to understand ourselves?

Although I do not have children of my own, I see how it has affected my nieces, nephews and all children in my life. It’s tough. None of them can quite make sense of it, and to be frank, neither can many of us.  

 

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Fathers Day Kids Craft: Paper Tie Tutorial

Hello all! Today I am doing something a little different, outside of the Pop-Up Card world.  I wanted to share a fun craft you can do with your kiddos for Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, Stepfather, or any special man in your life.

This craft is super simple to do, and all of the project content is found within Cricut Design Space.  My favourite part of this father’s day craft is seeing what the kid’s answers are!

 

Father’s Day Edition: Pop Up Box Card Tutorial

How to make a Pop-Up Box Card with a matching Gift Tag for Father’s Day

Today we’re making another fun Handmade Card: The Pop-Up Box Card with a matching Gift Tag! But, this time we’re making one for Father’s Day!

Seeing as it is right around the corner, this is the perfect time to make a fun card for my own Father using my Cricut Explore Air 2.

I decided I would do a theme based around one of my father’s favourite cartoons (he’s a big kid at heart).  I purchased the White Dog & Friends Digital Clipart from DoodlinkStudio.

What I love about this graphic purchase is that it also comes with 4 different digital paper designs that you can use as part of your card box design! 

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First Edition Pop Up Box Card Tutorial

 

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Hello, fellow Crafters!  Today we’re making Handmade Pop Up Box Cards.

We’re diving right in with a start-to-finish guide on how to create these magnificent, little paper creations. Don’t get me wrong, these are not the easiest craft, but with my step-by-step guide, it will not be quite as hard as you think!

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.

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