Monday, July 9, 2018

DIY Bachelorette Luggage Tags with Cricut AND a Giveaway!

It's safe to say I'm pretty obsessed with today's project. I've teamed up with Angie from The Country Chic Cottage, my girl Carolina with 30 Minute Crafts, Jen with 100 Directions, and Jessica with Mad in Crafts to bring you a week filled with fun Cricut Iron On projects. They'll be posting projects every day this week and a bunch of us bloggers have joined in to post projects of our own so be sure to check them all out! AND my favorite brand, Cricut is going to giveaway an EasyPress, EasyPress Mat, and a selection of iron on products to one lucky winner! Keep reading to enter!

It's summertime and although I have no fun vacation plans in the foreseeable future (insert pouting face here) I still wanted to create something for those of you who ARE planning a getaway with your girls this summer with these fun Bachelorette Luggage Tags!
First, have you seen that my girl Jen over at Something Turquoise opened up a shop with the CUTEST digital files?? That's where I got today's adorable "I Do" and "I Do Crew" cut files

Supplies

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Fabric (Mine is from JoAnn)
Iron On Vinyl (I used Raspberry)
Suede Cord (This one is a great variety and value)
Cricut EasyPress (Or your iron)
Cricut EasyPress Mat
Sewing Machine (I just got this one and LOVE it)
Thread
Create your own DIY Bachelorette Party Luggage Tags!
As I'm sure you've heard by now, the Cricut Maker is life changing for any fabric enthusiast, which I definitely consider myself to be. Heck, I buy fabric even with no project in mind, just because I love it (in fact, its how I ended up with the fabric I used for this project!). 

To start this project, decide how many tags you will need, this will determine how much fabric you'll be needing. Be sure to cut two hexagons for each tag (one for the front and one for the back). Add heat n bond to the backside of your fabric in the size you will need to cut the right amount of hexagons, then apply it to your cutting mat. 
Create your own DIY Bachelorette Party Luggage Tags!
The new Cricut brayer has quickly become one of my favorite tools. It ensures that you have a good stick to your mat.
Create your own DIY Bachelorette Party Luggage Tags!
I believe I set my machine to "cotton, bonded" with extra pressure to cut my fabric. Your machine really does all the work for you!
Create your own DIY Bachelorette Party Luggage Tags!
See! Great cuts every time!
Create your own DIY Bachelorette Party Luggage Tags!
Remove the backing from the Heat N Bond, place two pieces wrong sides together and press.
Create your own DIY Bachelorette Party Luggage Tags!
Then using your Crop-a-dile, create your eyelet hole.
Create your own DIY Bachelorette Party Luggage Tags!
Trying to stay close to the edge, and away from your eyelet hole, sew around the outside. I decided to use a bright pink thread for a fun contrast. This is really just a fun decorative detail since the heat n bond should keep the fabric together. 
Create your own DIY Bachelorette Party Luggage Tags!
Then, you can add your eyelet. 
**I actually did this project two ways. First I did it by adding the eyelet after the iron on and second I did it before. Both ways work but I think it's actually easier to put it in after, so you don't have to worry about touching it when you're ironing.**
Create your own DIY Bachelorette Party Luggage Tags!
Cut your iron on vinyl. I've seriously been obsessed with this Raspberry color lately. I've been putting it on everything!
Create your own DIY Bachelorette Party Luggage Tags!
Find where you'd like to place your iron on vinyl and press in place using your EasyPress or your home iron. If you have already set your eyelet, be sure to steer clear of it while pressing. I thought it would be fun to add names to the other side of the tags so that they wouldn't get mixed up. I of course used my go to font these days, Better Together
Create your own DIY Bachelorette Party Luggage Tags!
Then add your suede. It's kind of personal preference, but I prefer to loop it by going in from the side that I want to be the front, I think it just has a cleaner look, but totally up to you!
Create your own DIY Bachelorette Party Luggage Tags!
And that's it! The most ADORABLE luggage tags perfect for your next bachelorette bash! And the best part is, they're totally customizable! You could use a fun buffalo plaid if you're going to the mountains or a coastal fabric if you're doing a beach getaway, or your kids favorite super hero if you want to add one to their backpack, it's totally up to you!
Create your own DIY Bachelorette Party Luggage Tags!
I can't wait to see what all the other bloggers create! 


Definitely don't forget to pop over to the Something Turquoise shop to check out more of her adorable digital files, they're a crafters dream!

And, if you're looking to score some Cricut Iron On goodness of your own, enter the giveaway here!
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Saturday, June 30, 2018

DIY Leather Keychain with Cricut!

 Well, it's officially time for another installment of the "Create with Cricut Challenge". If you didn't get a chance to see my previous projects for the challenge you can find my felt project here, my cereal box project here, my burlap project here,  my tissue paper project here, and my paint chip project here!

If you're new around here and unfamiliar with the challenge, each month there is a new mystery material and using my Cricut, I make something using it! Isn't that fun?? This month, the material is leather! I'll be honest, I had never actually worked with leather before, so I was pretty excited. 
Create your own custom DIY Leather Keychains with Cricut!
I had heard that the Cricut machines could cut leather but I was still a little skeptical, so I was eager to try it myself. 
I immediately thought to try a custom keychain because I'm always losing my keys at the bottom of my purse, hence why I made this keychain. To my surprise, it totally worked and I love the way they turned out! 

Supplies

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Cricut Leather ( I used the metallic gold)
Iron On Vinyl (I used white)
E6000 glue (this stuff is seriously the best)
Keychain Ring (Not pictured)
Cricut Deep Point Blade (this is a must, for either machine)
Keychain Ring (I'll be honest, I just took apart an old keychain I had from a San Francisco trip I took years ago, but you can find them at any craft store or on Amazon)
Pliers (These are my fav, so cute right!?)
Cricut EasyPress (Or your iron)
Create your own custom DIY Leather Keychains with Cricut!
I designed the file for you so all you have to do is go into my project in Cricut Design Space and click "Make It"!
Create your own custom DIY Leather Keychains with Cricut!
A few tips for working with leather: Be sure to put the leather with the pretty side down. This prevents it from covering your mat with all that debris from the backside. Also, you're going to want to trim it down to about 11 inches wide and move all of your star wheels (the white ones) to the right side of the machine so that they don't indent your material. And lastly, don't forget that deep point blade! It's black so its easy to spot, you'll need this to cut your leather. And that's it! Let the machine do the hard part for you!
Create your own custom DIY Leather Keychains with Cricut!
 Voila! It cuts beautifully!
Create your own custom DIY Leather Keychains with Cricut!
From there just add a thin layer of the E6000 glue to the entire hexagon shape, be sure to leave the loop part free of glue, because this will be where you add your key ring. Place the leather under something heavy, like a book or in my case, a giant stack of cardstock haha to let it dry. To let it cure properly, I let mine sit for about a day. 
Then, the fun part, the customization! With Cricut you can really customize anything! To be honest, I'm not sure that ironing on leather is really encouraged but I went for it anyway, I just was very cautious about it, so use your own discretion, being careful not to burn the leather. I decided to simply add my name (in my new favorite font of course). 
Once you're done adding your iron on vinyl, time to add your key ring and you're good to go!
Create your own custom DIY Leather Keychains with Cricut!
This project is a super quick and easy way to make something totally custom to jazz up your keys! You can choose any colors leather that you want and add your favorite vinyl (I've currently been crushing on Raspberry)! Don't forget to share if you create this project yourself!

To make this project new, click HERE

Friday, May 18, 2018

Royal Wedding Watch Party Printables

Unless you've been living under a rock, I'm sure you know that tomorrow is the big day... the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle!! I still remember where I was when I watched Prince William and Princess Kate's wedding. So I wanted to create some fun (free!) printables for anyone who wanted to celebrate the royal occasion in style! Using my trusted Canon printer and their amazing photo paper (seriously, I can't stress enough what a crazy difference this makes go get vivid color and that crisp look), I was able to whip all these fun party items together in no time!
Check out these FREE Royal Wedding Watch Party Printables!

Cupcake Toppers

Because no party is complete without cake... er... cupcakes rather, these toppers are a must! Since the wedding will actually be starting at 4:00am in my time zone, I may be putting them in donuts.
Check out these FREE Royal Wedding Watch Party Printables!

Banner

So I know Meghan well likely never actually be queen herself, but this "YAS QUEEN" banner seemed too appropriate not to include, right?
Check out these FREE Royal Wedding Watch Party Printables!

Drink Flags

These sweet and simple drink flags are the perfect finishing touch for your Royal Wedding watch party!
Check out these FREE Royal Wedding Watch Party Printables!

Click HERE for the cupcake toppers.
Click HERE for the banner.
Click HERE for the drink flags. 

Check out these FREE Royal Wedding Watch Party Printables!
I hope you enjoyed these fun free printables! Are you planning to have a watch party of your own? I'd love to hear about it! And if you use any of our printables, be sure to tag your photos with #notsoclishea so that I can see them!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

DIY Paint Chip Card with Cricut!

 It's that time... time for another installment of the "Create with Cricut Challenge" put on by Amber Simmons and Katie of Clarks Condensed. If you didn't get a chance to see my previous projects for the challenge you can find my felt project here, my cereal box project here, my burlap project here, and my tissue paper project here!

If you're new around here and unfamiliar with the challenge, each month they choose a mystery material for us to create with using our Cricut. Isn't that fun?? This month, the material is paint chips! Paint chips come in so many awesome colors, the one drawback is that you are kind of limited by their size. 
Create this adorable DIY Paint Chip Card with Cricut!
One thing that I learned was that even though "paint chips" was listed as one of the materials from the massive list of materials, I had better luck cutting it on the "glitter cardstock" setting. So always be sure to do a test cut so that you don't waste your materials.

Supplies

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Paint Chips (FREE at your local hardware store!)
White Cardstock (I honestly just used a scrap piece)
Blank A2 card (or, another piece of cardstock to make your own!)

 I designed the file for you so all you have to do is go into my project in Cricut Design Space and click "Make It"! As I mentioned, I had more success choosing "glitter cardstock" vs. "paint chips" so always remember to do a test cut.
Create this adorable DIY Paint Chip Card with Cricut!
Once your cardstock and all of your paint chips are cut, its time to glue them all together! Using a glue pen makes this so much easier and more precise. 
Create this adorable DIY Paint Chip Card with Cricut!
This project is a super quick and easy way to make something totally custom. You can choose any colors you want and you can even frame it as artwork! Don't forget to share if you create this project yourself!

To make this project yourself click HERE


Also, be sure to check out all the other fun projects made in the Create with Cricut Challenge!





Thursday, April 26, 2018

DIY Fringe Cake Topper with Cricut!

 I'm excited to be back today to bring another installment of the "Create with Cricut Challenge" put on by Amber Simmons and Katie of Clarks Condensed. If you didn't get a chance to see my previous projects for the challenge you can find my felt project here, my cereal box project here, and my burlap project here!

If you're new around here and unfamiliar with the challenge, each month they choose a mystery material for us to create with using our Cricut. Isn't that fun?? This month, the material is tissue paper! It took me awhile to decide what I wanted to attempt to create but with Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, I figured a fun fringe cake topper would be perfect!
Create a DIY Fringe Cake Topper with Tissue Paper and your Cricut Maker!
I was a bit skeptical about how my machine would cut the tissue paper because, well, it's tissue paper, we all know it can be a bit fickle, but to my surprise, it cut beautifully! That's the magic of the Cricut Maker! Have you SEEN the list of materials that the Maker can cut? There are well over two HUNDRED materials and that list is growing every day! And guess what? You guessed it... tissue paper is one of them.

Supplies

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Tissue Paper (I just used stuff I had lying around)
Bamboo Skewers (That way you know they are food safe)
Cricut Maker (it is important that it is the Maker, the Explore will not be able to cut the tissue paper)
Cricut Cutting Mat (I used an older to one to be sure the tissue paper didn't get stuck)
Cricut XL Scraper (optional)
Create a DIY Fringe Cake Topper with Tissue Paper and your Cricut Maker!
 I designed the file for you so all you have to do is go into my project in Cricut Design Space and click "Make It"! Be sure to chose "Tissue Paper" as your material. The machine will then know to use the rotary blade. *PRO TIP*: We all have those Cricut mats that have seen better days. This project is perfect for those old dingy mats. Because they have relatively little stick left, they are perfect for the tissue paper! Just use your scraper tool or brayer to make sure they are down on the mat. Then, you're ready to cut! Watching the machine work and perfectly cut out the fringe is mesmerizing! 
Create a DIY Fringe Cake Topper with Tissue Paper and your Cricut Maker!
Once all of your tissue paper is cut, fold each piece in half so that both fringe ends meet. Open them back up and, using the fold as your guide, add a thin line of glue (the glue pen makes this so much easier and more precise). 
Create a DIY Fringe Cake Topper with Tissue Paper and your Cricut Maker!
 I used my XL Scraper to get right up to the fold to be sure the glue really held. (I seriously use this tool for everything. Everyone needs one.)
Create a DIY Fringe Cake Topper with Tissue Paper and your Cricut Maker!
 Repeat with all of your tassels and you're done!
Tie your twine to your bamboo skewers and you're ready for a fiesta!
Create a DIY Fringe Cake Topper with Tissue Paper and your Cricut Maker!
This fringe can really be used for anything so let your imagination run wild! Although I shouldn't have been surprised, I was to see how well the rotary blade cut the thin tissue paper! As always, I had so much fun with this months challenge! Don't forget to check back next month, when the challenge material is going to be paint chips!

To make this project yourself click HERE


Also, be sure to check out all the other fun projects made in the Create with Cricut  Challenge!




Monday, April 16, 2018

DIY Cactus Teacher Lip Balm with Cricut!

Last week I was part of a Cricut challenge where I created an "End of the School Year Project". I had so much fun with it, that I created another one! The two projects would be great together, OR on their own!

It's no secret that I love cacti, so I decided to keep the cacti love comin' with today's project. By now I'm sure you've seen at least one EOS lip balm project, they're all over Pinterest. I realized I hadn't seen a cacti one though! So... I created one!Create your own Cactus Lip Balm Teacher Gift!
SUPPLIES
Printer (I love this one)
My Design Space File (Which you can find at the end of the post)

I've taken care of all of the work by creating the Design Space file for you, all you have to do is click "Make It"!
Create your own Cactus Lip Balm Teacher Gift!
Once you do, be sure your print settings are correct and that you tell your printer you'll be using photo paper. 
Create your own Cactus Lip Balm Teacher Gift!
YOU GUYS... I have a confession to make. I've never actually used photo paper until this project and O-M-G it makes SUCH a difference! I feel like I've been living under a rock!
 Seriously! Look at the difference! The printable on the left is on regular cardstock, and the one on the right is the matte photo paper. Look at how much more crisp and clean it is!
Create your own Cactus Lip Balm Teacher Gift!
Once you have printed your project, put it on a Cricut cutting mat and load it into your machine. The machine will read the registration marks (the square around your image) and cut it out perfectly!
Create your own Cactus Lip Balm Teacher Gift!
Then all that's left to do is add your EOS ball and you're done!
Create your own Cactus Lip Balm Teacher Gift!
So easy right?? This project can be done from start to finish in a matter of minutes! 

To make the project yourself click HERE.


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Friday, April 13, 2018

DIY Cactus Teacher Gift

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So, I recently became a crazy plant lady... they're inside, they're outside, they're everywhere! I started safe, with cacti and succulents, once I did ok with them, I moved on to houseplants. I've gotta say, I'm pretty proud of the one's I've kept alive thus far. That all being said, gifting a plant isn't always the best gift choice (let's just say, I'm not ready for an orchid yet), but a cactus is pretty foolproof (and super trendy!) so thats how I came up with today's DIY! As we all know, the school year is coming to an end and summer is right around the corner (but don't you dare say the word swimsuit), and while I don't have any school aged children of my own, I still wanted to be a part of the Cricut End of the School Year project challenge put on by Angie from The Country Chic Cottage, my girl Carolina with 30 Minute Crafts, Jen with 100 Directions and Jessica with Mad in Crafts. I may not be a teacher myself but most of my friends are so I always love to see a good teacher gift, and I'm especially a sucker for one that is a play on words. BOOM! That's how this DIY was born... or, grown rather. 
Create your own DIY Cactus Teacher Gift!
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 I'm pretty obsessed with the way it turned out. I found the talk bubble plant stake in the Target dollar spot (and it was actually only a dollar! I swear I always grab the stuff that is 3 or 5, but not this!). Then, aside from some vinyl and my Cricut Design Space file all you need is a planted cactus!

Supplies

Plant Stake (mine is from Target)
Cactus (Find at your local home improvement store)
Plant Pot
Potting Soil
Vinyl (I used flamingo, mint and black)
Transfer Tape
Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2
My Design Space File (can be found at the end of the post)
Create your own DIY Cactus Teacher Gift!
I did the tough part for you and designed the file, all you have to do is click "Make It"!
Once you've cut all three colors, use some transfer tape and attach them to your plant stake and just like that, you're done!
Create your own DIY Cactus Teacher Gift!
Such a fun and easy way to tell a teacher thanks!

To open the Cricut Design Space file click HERE.


Be sure to check out the rest of the awesome Cricut End of the School Year projects!


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