Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Wedding DIY using Cricut Explore

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.)


Stefana said...

I am still so sad that you lost the "Bride" and "Groom" canvases.:( So many beautiful things! I am so happy you got a Cricut, I know you were contemplating it for so long!

Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe said...

So beautiful! I especially like the little canvas placecards and the table numbers. It's all just perfect!

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