Creating With Cricut

DIY, My Handmade Wardrobe, Sewing, Tutorial, Video

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Hey all!  Today I’ve got an awesome DIY project for you using the amazing Cricut Explore Air 2 machine!  I got this machine just a couple weeks ago and within about an hour of unboxing, had the whole thing connected to my computer and smoothly cutting out samples.

If you’re unfamiliar with the world of cutting machines let me just give you the teensiest preview: This baby cuts vinyl, iron-on, paper and cardstock, leather, chipboard and FABRIC to name a few (yes, fabric!! I’m already in love).

I’ve put together a fun video showing a step by step tutorial for cutting out and ironing on the flowers on this cute swing dress I made but I also wanted to share my favorite features of this little baby!
* It’s WIRELESS!  Excuse the shouting but I honestly am drowning in cords on my desk and am super short on space so I really appreciate a device that can cut from across the room.  And they even have a smartphone app you can design and cut from!
* It is beautiful and has handly little storage compartments where I can store tools for weeding, scissors, pens, etc.
* It cuts so. many. things.  Did I mention that already?
* It’s ridiculously user friendly.  I can usually figure out a device, given enough time, but guys – my MOM could figure out this thing (no offense, Ma, but we know you’re not that great with the technology).  Once you’ve designed your shape on Cricut’s super easy design site, you just set the machine to cut the correct material, load the mat and press ONE button.  It really is dummy proof.

You can read more about it and shop for your own HERE – Use coupon code ChristmasinJuly for free shipping (US only)!

Last thing…Today is just day one in an AMAZING line up of talented sewing bloggers who are featuring this awesome machine over the enxt 2 weeks.  Their projects are gonna knock your socks off, I’m serious.  I wanna grow up to be just like them all!  Be sure to check them all out.

But enough talk!  Scroll on for the video and let me know what you think!

NOTE:  I essentially used this tutorial for my dress.  It’s one of the easiest dresses you can make and SO comfy!  Also, if you’re looking for the flowers I used in my design, you can find them here: 1, 2, 3, 4.


Week One: July 19th

Week Two: July 26th

I was invited to participate in the Cricut Party Blogger Program Kickoff.

This experience is based strictly on my opinion.  Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed above.  I was provided the sample free of charge by the company or PR agency and I have given my honest opinion.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

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    Katy M.
    July 19, 2017 at 7:38 am

    That dress is super cute! And SO MUCH YES about the wireless aspect. Huge selling point of this machine!

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    Heather Paulsen
    July 20, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Super fun and super perfect! I love the flowers and the colors that you chose!

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