Look at this beauty!
We are so excited to be reviewing the Cricut Explore Air 2 (which you can get loads more info on here). And we even got the Mint color, which is Midge's favorite! We always love all things Cricut and immediately we wanted to put this one to good use.
Being that the holidays are upon us. We decided to do a quick Countdown to Christmas Calendar. We painted a 12"x12" shadow box cream. We cut the "Santa's Sleigh" from black glitter vinyl found here. For the words and the Crescent of the moon we used gold glitter vinyl found here. The Full moon is cut from gold metallic vinyl found here. And the numbers were cut from black glitter cardstock. The only other supplies you need are the 2 miniature black binder clips, (we attached our clips with Beacon Adhesives Power-Tac) and some of you favorite Christmas paper for the backgrounds.
As with all of the Cricut Machines, we found the Cricut Explore Air 2 is extremely user friendly. And the most important new feature ***the Air 2 cuts even faster than the previous machines!!! This is really an important function for us because Midge is super impatient and Madge doesn't like to listen to her LOL! The very intricate design of "Santa's Sleigh" from Cricut Access, Cut nice and clean, even with the quicker speed. You can get a closer look at the detail here.
Welcome! Let us start out by saying...
We are so excited to be a part of the Cricut Fall Challenge! So excited that we made two projects. We can't stress how much we Love Cricut. Cricut just makes it so easy to create almost anything that you can dream up! Check out our ideas, visit the other inspirational crafters and enter to win (that's right the magic word "Prize") using the rafflecopter at the end of our post. But don't go yet! The first item we want to share is our glitzy and glamorous Apron:
We used a canvas apron and some of our very favorite--Gold Glitter iron-on found here. From the gold, we cut the word "Glitter" using the Fontastic Fonts DJ Smitten font, some 1.5" circles and some 1.93" circles. Black iron-on can be found here. From the black we cut the words "all the things" using the PS font, as well as the 1.5" and 1.93" circles. Remember to click the "Mirror Image" box when using iron-on.
After our trusty Cricut Explore Air did all of the hard work, the rest was easy peasy! We weeded the extra vinyl from the liner, placed all of our iron-on cut outs just where we wanted (liner side up of course) and then went to town with the iron. Here is a full shot :):
As a finishing touch, we added a strip of faux fur trim to the pocket section. We loved the way it turned out so much that this is our next "Girls Craft Night Out"!
On our second project, we used a Cricut product that we had never used before. FAUX LEATHER!! You read right, Faux Leather (you can find it here). We love the look and feel of this material. The best part, our Cricut Explore Air cut through it like a champ!
Not only did we use the faux leather (for our hedgies blue spikes, brown eye and the words), but we also used the Gold Glitter vinyl found here for his base and the Pearl Paper sampler found here for his face which adds a fun shine!
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We are excited to join 22 other super talented bloggers for the Fall Cricut Challenge. Check out what these talented ladies created below and enter to win a HUGE box of supplies from Cricut!
DIY Faux Leather Jewelry from It Happens In A Blink
DIY Trick or Treat Bags from Housewives of Riverton
Easy Triangle Garland from Our Thirfty Ideas
Halloween Skull Leggings from 7Alive
Fall No Sew Buffalo Check Pillow from Lydi Out Loud
Brand Sparkling New Onesie from Tastefully Frugal
Cinderella Pumpkins from Auntie Tay
DIY Halloween Pillow from The Happy Scraps
Falling For You Shirt from The Quiet Grove
Faux Leather Flower Clips from 5 Little Monsters
Something Wicked This Way Comes Banner from Albion Gould
Blessed Flower Arrangement from Crafting In The Rain
Squad Ghouls Halloween T-Shirt from Housewife Eclectic
DIY Leather Bows from Artsy-Fartsy Mama
BOO Halloween Headbands from RaeGun Ramblings
DIY Flower Skull From Cloudy Day Gray
Kids Thanksgiving Graphic T-Shirts from Over The Big Moon
Faux Leather Floral Cuffs from Hello Creative Family
Fall Paper Leaf Wreath from Frenchie Wraps
Glitter Apron from Midge and Madge
DIY Fall Mantel from Major Hoff Takes A Wife
Halloween Party Props from Nite Owl Creates
Disney Savings Jar from Inspiration Made Simple
DIY Farmhouse Sign from A Southern Mother
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