Cricut’s Christmas in July Sale

Great savings on Cricut’s Christmas in July Sale.

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Cricut is having a Christmas in July Sale with up to 50% off materials & accessories! Plus, save on machines. There is still time to find great savings. Grab discounted items for yourself or stock up on gift items for the crafty people in your life.

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Retro Christmas Tree

Make a 3D paper Christmas tree with this free SVG file.

with CutCardStock

finished tree

I thought it would be fun to create something for Christmas in July, so I made this retro-looking Christmas Tree. Because there is no glue needed, you can create it now and store it flat to use later. How fun would it be to wrap it in little twinkle lights or place fun objects on the shelf-like sections? You could make it in a different color to suit your decor.

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To make the tree I used Bonsai-colored cardstock in 8.5 x 11. I needed to use three sheets for the tree.

Cutting this file on a Cricut Maker, I set it to cut 100# cardstock and it was quick and easy to cut through.

cut pieces

As mentioned, the file is designed to fit on three sheets of 8.5 x 11″ paper. There are two triangles and five circles that vary in size.

Video Tutorial:

You can download the free SVG file from the store [Retro Tree SVG]

Making a Christmas Present for your Cat

I am participating in a round-up of Christmas in July posts. I am sharing a post for an animal gift, specifically for our new kittens. This fish is sewn, stuffed, and filled with catnip. The fabric is also painted using Marabu fabric sprays.  Of course, I had to give it to them now in order to share this post, they took a minute to warm up to it but they love it.

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If you want the pattern, it is a free download here. [fish]

print out and pin to fabric

cut two

Video Tutorial:
painting the fabric

pin wrong sides of fabrics together

sew most of the way around, leaving an open space

remove pins and turn inside out

fill the fish with stuffing

put a desired amount of catnip into the fish

with needle and thread sew the opening closed

the cats checking it out!

Every day in July, a participating blogger will release new free crochet, knitting, sewing pattern, or craft tutorial. Each week will have a theme.

I am posting towards the end of the round-up so you will be able to see a lot of the projects at the following link.

[Christmas in July]

Christmas in July – Recycled Ornament

With the temperature outside reaching close to 100 degrees, it is really hard to be creative with a Christmas theme. But, for Christmas in July, a blog hop with the Creative Crafters, I made a recycled Christmas Ornament. The ornament is made from pull tabs from soda cans. 


  • Hot glue
  • Hot glue gun
  • pull tabs
  • beads
  • thread
  • needle


I have to apologize, I was so busy trying to figure this out, I didn’t take photos. I will try to walk you through the steps with my words.

To begin, I drew a circle on a scrap piece of paper. Then I laid out the soda tabs around the circle (as pictured above). 

Using hot glue, I glued the second layer of soda tabs onto the original circle. This time I staggered their placement.

Next, I threaded an embroidery needle with a green cord. I sewed it in and out around the soda tabs. 

In the second round of sewing, I added a bead. Then I joined the cord and made a loop for hanging. 

The hot glue doesn’t fully hold the soda tabs long-term. This is why I added the cord. 

Having finished, I would have liked to have red beads in the right size for this project. I would also like to add some ribbon or a floral pik, center top. 

Check out the other projects made for this Christmas in July blog hop. After the 17th, feel free to add your own Christmas in July project to the hop. The link-up will be open until the 22nd.