I am having a very busy graduation session this year! I have 3 nieces that are graduating! I’m such a proud Auntie. 🥰 The first graduation we attended was at the University of Minnesota. Can I just tell you that it was raining so bad, I was actually ready to come back to Detroit!
We had a wonderful time watching her graduate. So it was worth it!
I found this great tutorial video to make a graduation exploding box gift card holder. It was really fun and easy to make. You do not need a cutting machine, but if you have a scoreboard it would be helpful. I also used an embossing folder I picked up at Joann’s. Here is the link to Mixed Up Craft video tutorial on the box.
Mr. Craftini Time and I are defiantly big Marvel fans. So, we are extra excited to see the new Avengers Endgame movie this weekend. 🤓 We bought our tickets a couple of weeks ago and are ready 3 hours of excitement. This post is a little late because we were not able to see the movie until Saturday, so we were on a social media blackout to avoid any spoilers.
I have been on a 3D paper craft project kick lately, so I wanted to make something 3D. You can check out the Peeps Basket I made a couple of weeks ago for one of my Easter projects here on the blog and the YouTube video here.
So, I went searching for a cut file that looked like the gems or some type of stones. I came a crossed a couple in the Silhouette Design Store, I purchased both. But, I found some issues with one of them after bringing them into Cricut Design Space and ended up going with this one – Design ID 145559. I go into more details about the issues in the video project share below.
There are 5 different color stones, so I used some glitter paper to create them.
You can check out how they came out below.
Hopefully, in the week or so, I will finish the tutorial on how to bring in svg files purchased from the Silhouette Design Store into Cricut Design Space.
I created this quick and easy Spider-man Birthday Card in Cricut Design Space (CDS). The design was originally from one of the Cricut digital mystery boxes that came out last year. These designs are NOT included in the Cricut Access subscription, but you can purchase them.
Here is a breakdown of what I used:
White 5×7 card base
Kawaii Spider-man design from CDS
The background is digital paper that I brought into CDS as a pattern and resized it to fit correctly on my card base.
And few foam dots to pop him up
I posted a quick project share on the channel. Check it out below
If you want to check out another birthday card I created in CDS, click here.
Lately, I have seen so much Easter project inspiration on Instagram! There are so many cute 3D paper projects popping up on my timeline. You can make anything from gift boxes, treat bags or even an adorable purse! Now you can create these cute projects from SVG files on your Cricut or Silhouette cutting machines.
With so many options, I am currently obsessed with making anything that is 3D. The Silhouette Design Store has soooooo many designs to choose from. Even if you do not own a Silhouette machine, you can purchase the svg file in the Silhouette Design Store and bring it into Cricut Design Space to cut using your Cricut machine. I picked a couple of designs, imported them in CDS and had so much fun.
I found this super cute bunny basket, here. The Design ID is 121694. How cute did this come out?!? I absolutely love it! I was able to fit 6 peeps in here.
The next project was this Egg Favor bag. The file is from Lori Whitlock and you can purchase it on her site, here or from the Silhouette Design Store. The Design ID at the Silhouette Design Store is 190117. (Sorry I am unable to link directly to the design). This bag is perfect for loading up with candy or cute embellishments to send in happy mail. It was super quick to put together and you can make them in every color.
For a more detailed look at the projects, my super cute bunny nails 🐰 😁 and some cute little fox embellishments, click here or below to watch the Easter project share video over on my YouTube channel.
Looking for more cute holiday projects? Check out this post on Valentine’s Day embellishments. You could easily change up the sentiments and colors and use them for Easter projects.
I just realized I never posted about Issa Link Party Vol 1 🙃… if you are interested you can see the video response here on the YouTube channel. I will write a post about it later in the week to try and catch up.
Scrapdaworld is hosting a Issa Link Party every month on her blog and YT channel. You can see the Vol 2 (February) challenge here. I really like this idea for a few reasons:
It helps me get my “craft therapy” in each month
She picks the project, so I don’t spend 3 hours just looking at paper lol 🙄
She even provides a tutorial to make it 😁
You also get to check out/follow crafters new crafty friends
This 3×3 boxed notecard set was very easy to create and came together quickly. I only used 1 page of design paper and still had scraps left over. I also used a die to create the paper tassel. All the paper is from Michaels.
Here is the video response:
I also participated in a swap with Scrapdaworld. You can check out that post here.