Saturday, May 16, 2015

DIY Personalized Water Bottles for Teacher Gifts Using Vinyl and a Cricut

Looking for an QUICK & EASY teacher gift? I whipped up these cute little water bottles for Kailyn's teachers at daycare in under an hour. 

This was my first Cricut project using vinyl and it was seriously easy (and fun!). I was surprised at how fast it was, actually. I used Cricut Design Space to add my text in the default free Cricut font. This font worked perfectly for this project, but you can use any font that's on your computer or that you've purchased. If you are using an older machine you can still do this!

Here's a video from Cricut on how to cut and apply vinyl.

This video from Cricut shows how to add and edit text in a project.

Be sure to use permanent vinyl. The Cricut brand vinyl is not permanent - you want something like Oracal 651. Also be sure to let the vinyl "cure" for at least 24 hours before washing the bottle. 

The bottles are from Joann's...I thought they were fun and unique. The teachers love them!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Free Workshop Guides: Taste of Summer Paper Pack

It's May, yay! My favorite month of the year. I love the warmer weather, flowers blooming all around, and my garden is starting to sprout! My strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are gonna be ripe before I know it.

Speaking of yummy fruit, CTMH's National Scrapbooking special is especially sweet! This Taste of Summer paper packet is available for only $8.95! Check out these bright colors...

This adorable coordinating stamp set is also available for this month only.

Free Workshop Guides
As an extra bonus, there are card and scrapbook workshop guides created especially for this paper packet.

Card Guide
Here are the cards you will make with the card workshop. Download the card guide >

Materials needed for cards:
Finding the Words Stamp Set
Taste of Summer Paper Packet
White Cards & Envelopes
Stamp Pads in Black, Canary, Sunset
Silver Shimmer Trim
Bitty Sparkles
3-D Foam Tape
Acrylic Blocks (recommended 1" x 1" - 1" x 3½" - 2" x 6½")

Scrapbook Guide
And here are the scrapbook workshop layouts. Download the scrapbook guide >

Materials needed for scrapbook layouts:
Documenting Moments
Taste of Summer Paper Packet
White Daisy Cardstock
Black  Stamp Pad
White Shimmer Trim
Sequins Silver Assortment
3-D Foam Tape
Journaling Pen
Acrylic Blocks (recommended 1" x 1" - 1" x 3½" - 2" x 2" - 3" x 3")

This paper packet is only available during May while supplies last, so get your order in early. 

Order Taste Of Summer >

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P.S. I don't want to forget to show you the new May stamp of the month. How perfect for scrapbooking and pocket pages! You can get this cute set for only $5 with any $50+ purchase on my website. That means if you order what you need for the Taste of Summer workshops, you can add it to your order!