Its Cricut time again! Remember last month's round of ideas? Here are some new ones! I'm so thrilled to partner with Cricut to share these fun ideas with you. I can't keep from pulling out my Cricut every time a new idea strikes. I love walking away with exactly what I dreamed up, and I'm continuing to love everything about the Cricut Explore.
This month, with soccer season in full swing and everyone going back to school, there are a lot more opportunities to lose stuff. I consider myself to be pretty responsible with my things, but it doesn't mean my kids are! Time to get labeling! Using your Cricutt to put names on anything from their water bottles to the insides of their soccer cleats is a 5-10 minute job.
This is font "Everyday Fonts - Best of Times" in a basic white vinyl. These aluminum water bottles were $2 at Walmart and seem to be holding the vinyl well.
Next up is a fun card idea. If you're not making wedding cards left and right like I seem to be doing, don't forget that it might be a great time to start planning your Christmas cards! The Autumn lull is a great time to bust out a handmade card or two while you're free time is little easier to come by.
To make this card, I used a font close to "Country Life" and positioned it so that I'd be able to fold it over and get a card with the writing on the front and the blank on the inside. I used an old daily calendar page and placed it behind the cover page within four diagonal slits. If you have letters with inner parts, like "P"s and "O"s, in this font, you'll have to find them on your mat and glue them back on the card.
And now the seasonal stuff! Pumpkins!! I'm always looking for ways to decorate our pumpkins that don't initially involve carving or cutting, which leads to rotting when it sits out all month. Using your Cricut is a great way to add intricate details and decals while keeping your pumpkin preserved.
All of these pictures and fonts can be found in the Cricut archives. To make the clock, search and use any basic clock face in the image library, but you only have to use the hands. I found that trying to apply a circle shape on the rounded front of the pumpkin is difficult and almost always looks skewed, so hot gluing buttons is a much easier (and cuter) solution.
I like this "masquerade" pumpkin a lot. Search for "mask" in the Cricut archives, and you'll find this one right away. I cut it out about 6" wide, and hot glued some ribbon on both sides after painting the pumpkin up white. Easy!
This bat idea is also a quick and easy one. The bat shape is also in the Cricut library of images, and I cut them out on cardstock in a few different sizes. If you give them a slight fold in the center and place it in the creases of the pumpkin with a spot of hot glue, they hold well and give it a great dynamic effect! The words are font "Elegant Scallop Monogram". Have fun dolling up your pumpkins this year. Using vinyl would be an easy way to make exact-cut faces with intricate expressions. Happy Halloween!