I've said it before and I'll say it again, wedding planning, while stressful, was also some of the most fun I've ever had, mainly because I spent a good majority of it in my craft cave.
Not long after getting engaged I treated myself to the newest toy in paper crafting, the Cricut Explore. While I have dabbled in just about every kind of crafting under the sun, paper crafting and scrapbooking is one that never quite stuck so I didn't have much experience with the Cricut brand. The Explore, however, was a brand new kind of paper crafting machine. It opened my eyes to a whole new world of creating. I had no idea the kinds of things that could be created using a Cricut! The Explore can not only cut but it can write, score, and can now even use a print then cut feature! The possibilities are truly endless!
I had so much fun coming up with different ways to use my Explore throughout the wedding planning process.
Some of the (many) things I created for the wedding with my Explore were:
Tags for the girls' dresses.
Our "Chalkboard" Cocktail Signs
Our Bar Signs
Our Cards Sign
Our Guestbook Sign
Our "Mrs." & "Mr." for our sweetheart table.
(Flowers by the incredible LeeLina Martin)
One of my favorites was our "logo" for our "Guest Guitar".
Using Cricut Design Space I was able to use the logo that was created by our invitation designer Erin to put our wedding logo on the guitar itself.
Another favorite, our escort cards/favors.
Because I am a creator at heart, I wanted our escort cards/favors to be something creative. I had the idea of having them be mini canvases on easels and after some trial and error, I decided on putting arrows on all of the boys canvases and hearts on all of the girls.
I, of course, made special "Bride" & "Groom" canvases for Sam and I.
Using the same idea, I created our table numbers on small canvases.
And lastly, the sizing for the flip flops.
There were all sorts of other things along the way, I just decided to share some of my favorites.
I had so much fun creating unique things for the wedding, and I really can't imagine doing it without my Cricut! Since the wedding, I have actually missed the long nights working on wedding crafts and have tried to come up with excuses to use it! Lucky for me, now I get to plan a baby shower and you better believe my Cricut will be putting in overtime for the occasion. :)
**This post was in no way sponsored by Cricut, I just love the product that much. **
(All photos compliments of our amazing photographer Roger with EPlove.)