Follow Your Dreams Canvas: Mixed Media Cricut Project

This painted project uses original stencils cut from heavy paper or stencil film with a Cricut die cutting machine.  The stencils plus colorful gel pens create an attractive pattern on the painted surface and an interesting background for your choice of inspirational text.

Cricut Fabric and Pallet Project Inspiration for Your Christmas Wall Decor

Joy Bird: Mini Tutorial. Use your die cutting machine to whip up this easy Christmas wall décor in a single evening.  The project relies on a small scrap of fabric and other materials that you likely have around the house.  Add a wooden pallet, and you’re all set.

Snowflake Holiday Cards Using Cricut Pens and Watercolor Painted Papers

Cricut Pen Project. A simple watercolor effect creates a beautiful background for drawing with gel pens.  The background provides an artistic touch to this easy snowflake card that you can use to share good wishes with friends and family this holiday season.

Hand-Colored Christmas Cards Using Vintage Illustrations and Your Cricut

Cricut Pen Project. Use your Cricut to jump start hand-colored cards for all the special people in your life.  Upload a vintage black and white image to Cricut Design Space and let the machine do the drawing for you!  Finish the illustration using your favorite markers or colored pencils for … Read MoreHand-Colored Christmas Cards Using Vintage Illustrations and Your Cricut

Fall Project: 3D Paper Flowers + Vinyl Mason Jar (free design file too!)

Fall is coming close to an end, but I wanted to make a cute sign to have in the house as I don’t have a lot of Fall decorations. I just got a Cricut Explore Air 2 so I thought I would start with something fairly simple and add a … Read MoreFall Project: 3D Paper Flowers + Vinyl Mason Jar (free design file too!)

How to Create a Cricut Design Space Account

To use your Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker machine, you will need to create a free account with Cricut. Design Space is the name of Cricut’s software program that is used to create and design files your machine will understand. Creating an account will give you access to … Read MoreHow to Create a Cricut Design Space Account

Cricut Maker and Cricut Explore Air 2 System Requirements

Before investing in a new Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2 machine, make sure your computer system requirements are up to snuff.  While you likely don’t need to purchase a whole new computer to use a Cricut machine, for best functionality, make sure your computer has these minimum system … Read MoreCricut Maker and Cricut Explore Air 2 System Requirements