Hidden Paper Clips – Wild Animals

paper clips

Yes, these cute images are hidden paper clips. I belong to a paper clip group on Facebook where we are challenged with a theme each month. For December the theme is wild animals. I thought the penguin was so cute I had to use it, and my daughter loves panda bears so that was chosen also. By the way, she loves the clip and will use it as a bookmark.

If you are interested the penguin image comes from Vecteezy.

Video Tutorial:

Suggested Materials:

Links are Affiliates
AZ – Amazon, O – Other
Brother Scan n Cut
Brother Scan n Cut
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AZ
Glassboard discount code JANET20
Glassboard discount code JANET20
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AZ | O
HP Envy Inspire
HP Envy Inspire
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AZ
HP Paper
HP Paper
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AZ
Paper Clips
Paper Clips
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AZ
Reptile Glue
Reptile Glue
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AZ
Temu Glue Bottles
Temu Glue Bottles
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O

And here are the paper clips in use – so cute and functional!

Freebie Friday – Floral

floral paper

As the new year approaches, most of us plan and set goals or resolutions. Why not write them down on a pretty page? Download this floral notepaper and print. You could turn it into a paper pad by printing multiple sheets and gluing along the top edge. Change the size of the page in your printer’s dialog window and it could be sized to be the start of an artist’s card.

Download the PDF file here: [Floral page]

Creatively Crafty Link Party #412

, Try It - Like It - Create it
This week’s Link Party

Welcome to our weekly Link Party! This is a great opportunity to share your latest blog post, recipe, craft tutorial, or any other creative work you’ve been working on lately. We’re always excited to see what our readers come up with! However, we have a few simple rules to ensure the party runs smoothly.

Last Week’s Feature
shimmery glass

The feature from last week’s party is this upcycled glass jar created by Steph Creates.

Here are a few simple rules:

  • Link to a specific post, not your homepage.
  • Link up something YOU made/wrote/created.
  • Giveaways, other link parties, Etsy shops, or business links are not accepted.​​
  • ​Don’t link and run. Try to visit at least one link and show them some love. You may make a new friend.​ 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Tips for Beginner Cricut Users

cricut machines

Download and explore design space: Take some time to explore the software and learn how to create and customize your designs. Learn the functions of the different aspects of the software. You can even do this before you buy the machine.

https://cricut.com/en-us/apps

Familiarize yourself with the machine: Take the time to work through the beginning tutorial project.

Start with simple projects: Begin with small and straightforward projects to get a feel for how the machine works. Paper and card stock projects are the least expensive to create and a great place to start.

materials

Use quality materials: Using high-quality materials will ensure better results and prolong the life of your machine. Invest in good-quality vinyl, card stock, and other materials compatible with your Cricut machine. There are more than just Cricut brands but Cricut materials are a good place to start. 

https://cricut.pxf.io/4PAAoM

Practice, practice, practice: Like any new skill, using a Cricut machine requires practice. Experiment with different materials, designs, and techniques to improve your skills and discover what works best for you and what you enjoy most.

online icons

Join online communities: Many online communities and forums are dedicated to Cricut users. Joining these communities can provide you with valuable tips, inspiration, and troubleshooting advice from experienced users.

Please take advantage of tutorials and resources: Cricut offers a wide range of tutorials, guides, and resources on their website. Take advantage of these resources to learn new techniques, troubleshoot issues, and expand your knowledge. YouTube is another great place to research and learn techniques and step-by-step tutorials. 

https://cricut.pxf.io/LX114L

Remember, practice and patience are key when starting with a Cricut machine. A Cricut is an expensive investment in both money and time. Take your time, enjoy the process of creating, and don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things.

Ultra Mini Ribbon Tag – Tag it Tuesday

mini tag finished

This cute little tag was made with a tag from the Dollar Tree and Gwen Studios Ribbons. After finishing it, I think it might be a nice altered paperclip so I will probably share that tutorial in the future. But back to this week’s tag.

Materials:

Links are Affiliates
AZ – Amazon, SSS – Simon Says Stamps, SB – Scrapbook, O – Other
Dollar Tree
Dollar Tree
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O
Non-Stick Scissors
Non-Stick Scissors
Shop at:
AZ
Reptile Glue
Reptile Glue
Shop at:
AZ
ribbons
ribbons
Shop at:
O
Scrapbook Scissors
Scrapbook Scissors
Shop at:
SB
Tape Runner
Tape Runner
Shop at:
AZ | SSS | SB
Temu Glue Bottles
Temu Glue Bottles
Shop at:
O

Video Tutorial:

Winter Clip Art

clip art

Today I am sharing a set of winter-themed clip art images as a part of the printable winter hop. The hop was cancelled but since I had my post done, I am going to go ahead and share. These cute images can be used in so many different winter crafts. Download the free PDF file, print it, and then cut out the images for use in scrapbooking, card making, junk journals, glue books, mixed media, and more…

Free PDF file: [winter clip art]

Iron Claw Movie

iron claw poster

From A24 Films comes the true story of the inseparable Von Erich brothers, who made history in the intensely competitive world of professional wrestling in the early 1980s. Through tragedy and triumph, under the shadow of their domineering father and coach, the brothers seek larger-than-life immortality on the biggest stage in sports. 

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for A24 Films.

The Iron Claw stars Zac Efron, Jeremy Allen White, Harris Dickinson, Maura Tierney, Stanley Simons, Holt McCallany, and Lily James. Rated R. 

I can’t even imagine the amount of work it took to get these bodies in shape for this movie. Such dedication to their craft.

Check out the movie trailer:

Grab your tickets for The Iron Claw opening in theaters on December 22, 2023. 

Freebie Friday – 2024 Calendar

calendar image

Let’s get ready for 2024 with this free printable set of monthly calendars. The PDF file contains all 12 months. You can print them all at once and bind them together or one month at a time as needed.

This set of printables would also make for a nice gift, just add your own touch to join them together.

Printable PDF file: [2024 Calendar]

Creatively Crafty Link Party #411

, Try It - Like It - Create it
This week’s Link Party

Welcome to our weekly Link Party! This is a great opportunity to share your latest blog post, recipe, craft tutorial, or any other creative work you’ve been working on lately. We’re always excited to see what our readers come up with! However, we have a few simple rules to ensure the party runs smoothly.

Last Week’s Feature
joy blocks

An Artful Mom shared these Christmas Joy Blocks with us last week.

Here are a few simple rules:

  • Link to a specific post, not your homepage.
  • Link up something YOU made/wrote/created.
  • Giveaways, other link parties, Etsy shops, or business links are not accepted.​​
  • ​Don’t link and run. Try to visit at least one link and show them some love. You may make a new friend.​ 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

2024 Happy New Year

SVG Blog Hop

new year shhirt

Start the year off in style with this vibrant and celebratory 2024 Happy New Year design. Whether you’re attending a New Year’s Eve party or simply want to spread some cheer, this t-shirt is the perfect addition to your wardrobe. Embrace the spirit of optimism and joy as you welcome 2024 with open arms. With this free SVG design, prepare to make a statement and commemorate the new year.

Download the free SVG file here: [2024 Happy New Year]

what tools

Not sure what Cricut tools you need or should use? Check out this post – What tools to Buy.

Need to know about the different vinyl products available? You can learn all about it at About Cricut Vinyl.

Cricut mats

Are you confused about the different colors of mats? This article will clear it all up for you. 
Which Mat Do I Use?

Check out all the fun and free New Year’s SVG files below. I am sure you will find a great image to suit your needs.

new year collage
Artsy-Fartsy MamaDrop it Like It’s Hothttps://www.artsyfartsymama.com/2023/12/nye-drop-it-svg.html
Kara CreatesNew Year Crewhttps://karacreates.com/new-year-crew-svg-cut-file/
Hand Lettered PrintablesNew Year Same Mehttps://www.handletteredprintables.com/new-years-shirt-svg/
Hello Creative FamilyWake Me Up When The Ball Drops SVGhttps://hellocreativefamily.com/free-new-years-svg-files
Life Sew SavoryHappy Happy Happy new yearhttps://lifesewsavory.com/fantastic-new-years-free-cut-file/
Try it – Like it – Create it2024 Happy New Yearhttps://tryit-likeit.com/2024-happy-new-year/