Etching a Fall Votive

How to etch a votive with dip n’ etch for a nice upcycle project.

with etchall

votive

Today I am making a votive for fall using Etchall Dip. The glass is a recycled Oui yogurt container. Instead of applying a cream to the glass you actually submerge the glass into the etching liquid. The etching results are the same, just the process is different.

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To begin, you’ll want to clean your glass with rubbing alcohol. Using hand sanitizer with a high alcohol content will also work well. I cut a small acorn shape on my Cricut Maker.

vinyl applied

Then I applied the vinyl to the glass like you would stickers in a random pattern. The acorn SVG is free and can be found in the store at the following link [acorn SVG]

dipping

Use a plastic container for the dip n’ etch liquid. Measure how much liquid is needed by testing with water first. Details for this technique can be found in the video tutorial below. You will also want something to weigh down the project so the glass doesn’t float.

dip n etch

The time to etch is the same as the etchall cream, 15 minutes. The liquid is reusable so make sure to put it back into the etchall container when finished.

Video Tutorial:

with light

I chose to finish off the votive with a wrap of raffia tied in a knot. The votive can be used in a variety of different ways. The image above uses an electric tea light. It also makes for a cute pencil cup. What a nice way to upcycle!

Make a Wreath Card

Make a wreath card in a variety of different ways with this one free SVG file.

with CutCardStock

wreath card

Cutcardstock’s featured theme this month is white and ivory. This month I created an SVG file that is more of a kit than one item. The file has a variety of different flora pieces that can be put together in a variety of different ways. You can use the card without any of the additional elements added. I chose to color the flower and leaves for the card I made.

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Basic White card stock

The soft white color, matte vellum finish, and medium weight of this Basic White card stock cuts really well in electronic cutting machines.

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I used a Cricut Maker with a 100lb card stock setting and a pressure setting of more. I wanted to make sure the small detailed pieces were cut thoroughly.

There are multiple pieces in the file. The card has a cut-away circle with a woven center. The flora pieces can be added in a variety of different arrangements, or not at all, making this file very flexible for crafting.

Here are the pieces I chose to work with from the file. Using Distress Oxide ink, I blended the ink onto the cut pieces with a brush.

This close-up shows the detail and the dimension of the card.
You also get a nice look at the yellow gem in the flower’s center.

Video Tutorial:

card standing

I really like how the light is showing through the woven circle. It would also look nice with a colored inset inside.

Please visit the store for the free SVG file: [Wreath Card]

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How to Weave a Paper Vase

Weave a paper vase with this free SVG file.

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finished vase with flowers

This month Pop-Tone is the featured cardstock over at CutCardStock. I’ve created a decorative piece that is 3-dimensional. The above is shown in two coordinating colors but it works equally well in one color. Such a cute finished piece that is great for gift-giving, decorating a small space, or sharing as a group craft project with others.

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cardstock colors used

I used two colors from the Pop-Tone sample pack, Gumdrop Green, and Sour Apple. These are 65# card stock. Each Pop-Tone sample pack comes with one sheet of all the colors in the 65 lb cover weight and has one sheet of each of the Pop-Tone 100 lb cover weight. This is a nice way to sample all the colors. Of course, you can purchase the colors separately.

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I cut the design on a Cricut Maker. Before cutting, I scaled the design to fit onto a letter-size sheet, then I set my file to cut 1 of each of the two colors. The cutting pressure was set to 100# cardstock with no additional pressure.

cut pieces

To begin weaving, flip one of the colors so the angled “rays” are in the opposite direction from the other piece, and then stack them on top of each other.

weaving

I used binder clips to hold the weaving in place to make sure the results were correct before gluing it all together.

finished in hand

Please visit the store to download the free SVG file [Woven Vase]

Video Tutorial:

View the tutorial for detailed construction information.

A Few Other Ideas:

vase with light
One-color vase with an electric tea light inside.
stacked vases
Make two vases, and turn one upside down with a battery tea light inside. Then stack them for a unique look.

Box Envelope

Make a box envelope with this free SVG file.

with CutCardStock

Box envelopes have become really popular. Especially with the variety of depth being used with card making. This SVG file makes for a nice slimline envelope. It would also make for a nice way to present a gift of money to someone special.

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pop tone card stock

I used Pop-Tone in Spearmint for my project. As of this posting, this pack isn’t currently available but no worries, you can still get Spearmint in a variety pack of Pop-Tone. Pop-Tone colors come in a variety of different sizes and invitations as well as envelopes.

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I cut the file on a Cricut Maker. As a reminder, set the red lines to score and load your scoring tool before setting the file to cut.

Here is the card stock cut and scored ready for folding. I used a bit of double-stick tape to seal the sides.

Video Tutorial:

Please visit the store to download the SVG file for the envelope. [Box envelope SVG]

The view from the side shows the depth of the box envelope.

close-up

The close-up view shows how the envelope overlaps on the front as well as showing the depth from a different angle. The sticker decoration I used to finish the envelope was one I bought at the Dollar Tree. I like how the colors of the sticker coordinate with the spearmint pop-tone cardstock as well as having a bit of depth too.

Weave a Ribbon Greeting Card

Make a woven ribbon greeting card with this SVG file. #affiliate #SVG

with CutCardStock

ribbon card

I had an idea for weaving ribbon through a card and here is the result. I love how you can change the look by changing the color of the ribbons. What about trying paper strips instead? Don’t add the bow and add a sentiment strip instead would also change the look of the card. It is so versatile.

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I used this beautiful Stardream Metallic Crystal cardstock. The cardstock is smooth and metallic. The cardstock has a mica pearlescent coating on both sides. It really is beautiful and shimmery in person. Changing the color of the cardstock would also change the look of the card – again so versatile.

I cut the SVG file on a Cricut Maker. The cardstock is heavy, you might find cutting it twice will help.

Here are all the parts I used to make the card. I used an additional piece of cardstock inside the front flap of the card because one of the ribbon strips was sheer. Depending on the ribbon or paper strips you choose this might not be necessary.

tape inside

I chose to use double-stick tape inside my card to hold the ribbon ends in place. Using a stamp pad to hold back the ribbons while placing the tape was a big help.

Video Tutorial:

Please visit the shop to download the SVG file for the card. [Ribbon Card SVG]

Pumpkin Mandala Card

Follow along and make this pumpkin mandala for fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving. It is so versatile it works for card making or home decor. #sponsored #cutcardstock

with printable and free SVG

Today I am using an SVG file to create a Pumpkin Mandala Card. This design works well for Halloween, Fall, or Thanksgiving. I’ve used the mandala for a card but you could make it larger for a beautiful decor piece. Or just framing the card would be nice too.

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Orange, brown, and gold card stocks are being featured this month on CutCardStock. I am using Cosmic Orange and Stardream Metallic Card Stock in Bronze. I really like the iridescent quality of the Stardream card stocks.

I cut the CutCardStock on a Cricut Maker. The Cosmic Orange was cut at 100# and the Metallic Bronze was cut twice at 100#. While the mat is still in the Maker, just hit the go button again.

materials

Materials:

  • CutCardStock papers (linked above)
  • Distress Oxide ink pads
  • blending brushes
  • adhesive
  • rhinestones
  • Embelli Gelli
  • free SVG file
  • printable paper file

Video Tutorial:

pumpkin circle
pumpkin mandala SVG

The SVG file for the pumpkin mandala can be found at: [mandala]

The printable paper design for the barn wood is a part of a Halloween pack and can be found at: [barn wood]

A close-up of the finished card shows off some of the detail in the printed barn wood image and the ink blending on the mandala.

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Cricut Machines

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Low Prices

If you are looking for a good deal, the Cricut Joy has dropped to possibly the most affordable price. It is available for a limited time at $139.99. This price is good until 4/17. The Maker is also on sale but sold out at Cricut. You can still find it on Amazon for $299.00. These prices are the lowest we’ve seen in a while. I guess there is no surprise that the Maker is sold out on Cricut. You might want to grab one soon, no telling how long they will last at this price.

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Lucky Card and SVG

Make a lucky card for St. Patrick’s Day.

Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or know some one Irish? Make this lucky card to send them a greeting. It is a quick card to make with a personal cutting machine. I really like the 3D aspect of the shamrocks (clovers), and there is one lucking one hiding among the others.

Some products used in this post were provided by the following companies: Cricut, CutCardStock, Scrapbook Adhesives

You’ll want to grab the SVG file to make the card and cut it out on your personal cutting machine. I used a Cricut Maker.

Purchase file: St. Patricks Day SVG

Materials:

  • SVG file linked above
  • Personal cutting machine (Cricut Maker)
  • white cardstock
  • green cardstock (CutCardstock)
  • tape runner or Adhesive (Scrapbook Adhesives)

Video Tutorial:

up close detail of the lifting shamrocks

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DIY Candy Advent

Create your own Candy Advent with this free SVG file.

Making your own advent for Christmas lets you customize it your own way. I made mine into a candy advent but it would also be fun as coins, dollars, or any other little items.

Special thanks to Cricut for providing materials that were used in this post.

Materials:

  • Cricut Maker
  • Cardstock – 12″ x 12″
  • candy
  • Cricut Markers
  • Glue Dots
  • SVG file

Directions:

To begin, download the free SVG file – Candy Advent.

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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CutCardstock Christmas Trees

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.

The free SVG files:

four sided tree
five sided tree

Don’t forget to set the red lines to score before cutting. You can change the size of the trees as you desire.

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