The SVG file can be used to cut and draw. I chose to draw the type and numbers but you can cut them out of vinyl or card stock too. Then the shape was cut from the 12 x 12 card stock.
The drawn text is done as an outline. I chose to fill it in with a marker. A thick permanent marker was used to fill in the numbers. I did so in a rough, quick manner to make the advent appear more handmade. You can choose to do yours as you desire.
I used snack sized candy and attached them to the advent with Glue Dots.
Here is a close up of the numbers and the candy attached to the advent.
What will you use on your advent?
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Grab these free SVG files and make your own light-up Christmas Tree decor.
I created these Christmas Trees for a post at Cut CardStock. We were presented with a mood board to influence our creations this month so I changed my original plan for green trees to red. I think they would also look nice in white. There are two different tree versions, a four-sided tree, and a five-sided tree.
I cut the free SVG files on a Cricut Maker. A special thanks to Cricut and Cut CardStock for providing materials for this post.
Grab this free printable so you will always know which Cricut mat to use.
Are you new to Cricut? Are you confused by which mat you should use with the material you are working with? Maybe you are just afraid to ask because you don’t want to feel silly. Don’t worry, we all were there at one point or another.
Figuring out which mat to use isn’t that difficult especially if you use the free printable I have created to help you out.
A few mat tips:
They all come with a protective cover sheet that you should keep and use to cover the mat when not in use. I actually write FRONT on the front on the plastic so it always gets put back on the mat the same way each time.
Why? to save the mat from being introduced to additional lint, dirt, and such.
When I remove the plastic sheet to use the mat, I turn the plastic sheet over so I don’t contaminate the side that touches the mat.
If you cut through your mat or crack your mat, use duct tape on the back and continue to use the mat.
Have a need for a 12″ x 24″ mat but don’t have one? You can tape two mats together on the back with duct tape and continue on with your project.
Let’s talk about mats. There are four different variations and each one has a special job to do. You will notice that each one is a different color which helps to define its use.
basic standard grip
The image above is the printable you can download for free and keep with your mats so you will always know which mat to use.
I received a box of Butter Toffee Coffee to review from Crave. Doesn’t that sound delicious? It is.
Enjoy guilt-free decadent flavored coffees- No sweeteners & No calories. Which is great but I like to add a bit of milk and sweetener to my coffee, yes I have a sweet tooth.
Crave coffee comes in Blueberry Vanilla, Butter Toffee, Caramel, Cinnamon, French Vanilla, Hazelnut, Southern Pecan, and Vermont Maple. I don’t know about you but I had a hard time choosing which flavor to select, I guess that is why they also make a variety pack!
Crave Coffee PODS are recyclable, kosher certified, and compatible with Keurig K-Cup brewers, including 2.0. They are available on Amazon. (affiliate link)
You can enter to win your own 40 pod package of Butter Toffee Coffee from Crave by entering below. The winner will be chosen by random and approved by the promoter.
Learn how simple it is to sew a bowl cozy with help from a Cricut Maker.
I have seen bowl cozies offered at craft fairs, they intrigued me but I always passed them by. Recently watching a YouTube video making them, I became interested in making my own. Watching someone use a bowl cozy, now it made sense to me. We tend to use a pot holder, which works, but it doesn’t wrap around the sides of the bowl to protect your hands. So, I decided to make my own with the help of my Cricut Maker.
Some items used in this post were provided by Cricut.
cotton batting (or cotton felt)
Cut your fabric and felt to 9″ squares, two of each. I used my Cricut Maker to cut the cotton fabric, it was so easy, and made the squares the exact same size.
Place the batting or felt to the wrong side of the fabric. Sew diagonally across the pieces making an X shape.
Do this to both pieces. The color of the felt or batting doesn’t matter because it will be inside the cozy.
Fold one side of the fabric in half with the right side together. Measure and mark a point along the fold 2″ and up the short side 1″. Draw a diagonal line connecting these points together. Do this to both side.
From here it is easier to explain the steps in a video.
The finished bowl cozy with a bowl in place. This is going to be so handy. I think I am going to need to make a few more!
The sewing machine I am using is a Brother SE-350 Sewing & Embroidery Machine, it is discontinued but there are similar machines available.
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Make this tree ornament with a free SVG file included in the post.
I am participating in an SVG hop. This months challenge was to create an ornament. I love making paper ornaments cut on my Cricut Maker. The Maker can cut such detail as seen in the sides of my tree ornament.
This ornament can be cut out and put together as is. You can line the ornament as I have done. I used Rinea foiled paper to do so, or you could line it with tissue paper or rice paper and put a light inside. So you have different options with this ornament along with making it in different sizes or colors.
Download the above SVG file. All black lines and shapes cut while you will need to change the red lines to score before cutting. You might also want to change the size of the file before you cut.
Once the card stock is cut, it should look like the above image. At this point you need to decide if you will line the ornament. The tree ornament is designed so you can place a light inside it if you desire.
To construct the ornament, follow along with the video tutorial below.
I have a post on the ScraPerfect blog today making decorative notepads.
I have a post on the ScraPerfect blog today with a video tutorial making these embellished notepads. They are really easy to make and can be put together quickly with minimal supplies. They make for a great gift as well. Check out the post here: [Notepads]
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