Unicorn Trick or Treat Bag with Cricut EasyPress 2

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What’s black and white, and magical all over? This adorable Unicorn Trick or Treat Bag!

If your little ghoul is a unicorn lover, this DIY is for you! With the help of a Cricut cutting machine and the new EasyPress 2, you can transform a plain canvas bag into a cute Halloween treat bag that can be used year after year. Oh, and ya might just win Mom of the Year, too. ;)

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For this project you’ll need:

You can totally personalize the design by mixing and matching the colors to suit your little ghoul’s taste. I highly suggest using the Cricut StrongBond Iron-On for this project because of the StrongBond Guarantee. It’s designed to withstand more than 50 wash and dry cycles when applied correctly, and if you’re not completely satisfied with the results, Cricut will replace it for free!

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To get started, go to Design Space and open this project. Since you are working with iron-on, the images need to be mirrored. Prior to cutting on each mat, be sure to click the “Mirror” option on the left of the screen. Be sure to place the iron-on material on the mat shiny-side-down.

Design Space will walk you through the steps for cutting each color of vinyl. Be sure to choose the appropriate material settings for each material that you use (i.e. Everyday Iron-on and Patterned Iron-On).

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Once all of your images are cut, use the Cricut Weeding Tool to remove all of the negative vinyl from the carrier sheet. NOTE: There is a little alignment square included on each mat…be sure that you don’t weed that away!

Now it’s time to make that magic come to life, and the Cricut EasyPress 2 is just the thing to make it happen!

If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you know how much I love my Cricut EasyPress! Well, the next generation of EasyPress machines has just been released and oh my gosh, y’all. Just when ya thought it couldn’t get any better, it did!

The EasyPress 2 has all of the amazing qualities of the EasyPress that you’ve come to love…successful adhesion in less than a minute, and precise temperature control for flawless transfers every time. But the absolute coolest thing is this: Cricut released this baby in THREE sizes. What does that mean? It means you can tackle any project, big or small!!!

Want to work on a baby onesie or add foil to some invitations? The 6x7 EasyPress 2 is perfect for that! Want to tackle a large project like customizing a table runner or creating a banner? The 12x10 EasyPress 2 can handle it!

And if you want to make this adorable, magical Unicorn Trick or Treat Bag, the 9x9 EasyPress 2 is exactly what you need! How pretty is she in that raspberry color, by the way?

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To get started, you will be heat setting each layer into place for about 5 seconds. Once all of the layers are set, you’ll do the full heat set, but initially you just want to make sure that all of your layers line up and stay in place. Preheat the EasyPress 2 based on this reference guide.

Once the EP2 has reached its goal temp, preheat the bag for about 5 seconds. This will remove any existing moisture and help your Cricut Iron-On adhere to the bag. Center the base layer (the pumpkin unicorn head) on the bag, carrier sheet side up, and heat for five seconds. Be sure to heat the alignment square on the left of the design when you heat…this will help you align the rest of your design. Let cool a bit and then peel the carrier sheet away.

Using the alignment square as a guide, position the next layer on to of the unicorn head. Cover any exposed iron on with the carrier sheet that you removed from the unicorn head. Heat for five seconds, but this time DO NOT heat the alignment square. Peel carrier sheet away.

Repeat this process, working from the bottom layers to the top, until all of the layers have been set. Use the weeding tool to remove the alignment square. If it doesn’t come off easily, apply a second or two of heat to loosen the glue, then remove.

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Set the EasyPress 2 based on the time requirement for the material of your bag, then heat the design for the full time as stated in the reference guide. Flip the bag over and heat the back for 15 seconds. Peel away the carrier sheet.

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And there she is in all her glory! Isn’t she cute?!! Where was this beauty when I was a little girl? Well, since I missed out, I’ll just have to live vicariously through your little girls (or should I say, ghouls). If you decide to make this project, be sure to tag me on social media so I can see! My social accounts are below…make sure you’re following!

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If you like these ideas, please "Like," "Pin," "Share" or "Tweet!"  Or, you can just shout it from the rooftops, if that's your thing.  Thanks bunches!!!  :) 

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

DIY Halloween Sugar Scrub Gift Idea with Cricut

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Wanna surprise your pals, coworkers, or your kids’ teachers with a fun little Halloween treat? This DIY Halloween Sugar Scrub Gift Idea is sure to do the trick!

We all love a little pampering every now and then, so sugar scrub makes a wicked cool Halloween treat. Tint it to look like candy corn, and it’s just boo-tiful!

To kick it up a notch and make it even more spooktacular, personalize the jars with a sassy saying. I used my Cricut® Explore Air™ 2 Special Edition, Martha Stewart Machine Bundle to jazz up the jars with some fun personalization. If you’ve been following my blog and have seen my “Mint to Be” Baby Shower or my “She’s a Succa for Him” Succulent Bridal Shower, then you know how obsessed I am with my Martha machine.

It can cut over 100 different materials at twice the speed of previous models, and the bundle (which is available exclusively at Michaels) includes twenty-five exclusive Martha Stewart images. This is in addition to the thousands of ready-made projects and images that are available in Cricut’s Design Space! There is so much fun to be had with this bundle!!!

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To make these cute little gifts, I started with some jars that I found in Target’s Dollar Spot. They were only $3 for a set of three jars…such a bargain! Then I followed this easy recipe to create the sugar scrub.

I chose the new Cricut + Martha Stewart Premium Vinyl to personalize the jars with because it’s removable. This way, if your pals want to reuse the jars after their sugar scrub is gone, they can remove the vinyl and it won’t leave behind any residue. The cool thing is, it’s removable for up to two years!

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To begin the personalization, go to this project in Design Space and click “Make It.” Then just follow the prompts to cut out the vinyl.

I used two colors of Removable Matte Martha Vinyl: Gold and Lily Pad. Feel free to mix and match or use different colors if you want…that’s what makes it fun! Whatever colors you choose, you are gonna love how flat this vinyl lays on the cutting mat. It doesn’t curl at all, and it is so easy to work with!

Once your designs have been cut, use the Cricut Weeding Tool that is included in the Martha Bundle to weed away all of the negative pieces from the design. Bonus: This vinyl is super easy to weed, too!

Next, apply a piece of Cricut Transfer Tape over the weeded designs, then transfer the design to the jars and lids. Be sure to use the included burnishing tool to smooth over the design before removing the tape. This will help eliminate any air bubbles and will help with adhesion.

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The text goes on the jar itself…

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…and the spider web goes on the lid.

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Layer the sugar scrub colors to resemble candy corn, and you’re all done! Remember to set a jar aside so you can treat yo’self to a little pampering, too!

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If you like these ideas, please "Like," "Pin," "Share" or "Tweet!"  Or, you can just shout it from the rooftops, if that's your thing.  Thanks bunches!!!  :) 

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

"Mint to Be" Baby Shower featuring Martha Stewart and Cricut

"Mint to Be" Baby Shower featuring Martha Stewart and Cricut

Do you know a mama-to-be that was meant to be a mommy?  Then you are going to love this "Mint to Be" Baby Shower theme!  I am so excited to share this party with you.  It's my latest collaboration with Cricut, Martha Stewart, and Michaels, and it's full of beautiful colors and easy ideas that you can recreate at home, which will make planning your baby shower a breeze!

When it comes to color combos, you just can't get much prettier than mint and blush!  The Mint and Blush Martha Stewart Collection has a gorgeous array of party goodies that are so soft and delicate...just adorable for a baby shower.  

You guys know I can't resist a good play on words, so the pretty shade of mint in these goodies created the perfect opportunity for me to get a little punny, thus the "Mint to Be" Shower Theme was born!

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DIY Tile Coasters with Cricut Permanent Vinyl

DIY Tile Coasters with Cricut Permanent Vinyl

Summer is in full swing, and I don't know about where y'all live, but here in Virginia it's been hot!  We've definitely been doing our share of summertime sippin' to keep cool, but you won't hear me complain about that.  ;)

In the spirit of sippin,' today's post is a super cute, summer-inspired project, which just so happens to be the perfect resting spot for your summer sips...DIY Tile Coasters.

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Woodland Tribal Wild and Three Birthday Party

Woodland Tribal Wild and Three Birthday Party

You guys asked for more birthday party ideas for boys, and I heard ya!  Say hello to our newest boy theme, a Woodland Tribal Wild and Three Birthday Party.  :)

I was walking through Target one day and saw this plush bear hanging in the kids' bedding/room decor department.  So un"bear"ably cute, right?!!  The little guy was too adorable to pass up, so into my cart he went.  I drove home thinking about how I could incorporate him into a party, trying to see if I could build something around what is currently trending.  I have a "Wild and Three" party invitation for girls that is super popular, so I thought it might be cool to give that theme a woodland tribal spin for the boys.  A few hours later, this fun little Wild and Three Woodland Tribal invitation was born, and the party planning began!

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Succulent Bridal Shower featuring Cricut, Martha Stewart, and Michaels

Succulent Bridal Shower featuring Cricut, Martha Stewart, and Michaels

Hey guys!  If you caught my last blog post, then you know that an epic collaboration is going down between Cricut, Martha Stewart, and Michaels, and you know that I am one of the lucky gals who gets to work with them and create fun party inspiration for YOU as a result!

I have been having so much fun creating and styling with these goodies, and I'm super excited to share my latest project with you, a Succulent Bridal Shower

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A Celestial Graduation Party featuring Cricut, Martha Stewart, and Michaels

A Celestial Graduation Party featuring Cricut, Martha Stewart, and Michaels

Once upon a time, three fabulous, very well-known brands joined forces for a dynamic collaboration.  A girl (who isn't very well-known and works at home in her pajamas) was asked to be a part of it.  The girl, realizing what an unprecedented opportunity this was, fainted, came to, then excitedly got to work on the most fun partnership ever...kicking off the celebration with this Celestial Graduation Party!

You guys, I have been holding this secret in for months, and I'm SO EXCITED to finally spill the beans!

CRICUT, MARTHA STEWART, AND MICHAELS have all joined forces and have released an exclusive line of phenomenal products that are truly incredible...and I get to help them share it with you!

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Fun Ways to Use Cricut Iron-on Designs

Fun Ways to Use Cricut Iron-on Designs

Y'all.  Our family has grown, and we are in LOVE!!! 

Meet Banks, our daughter's new English lab puppy {and our newest obsession}!  She is sweet, fluffy, curvy, and so darn adorable!  (I mean, just look how she fills out that outfit...can you even handle it)?!!

And while we're talking about the outfit...is it not the cutest?!!!  You guys, I made itin minutes, using the new Cricut Iron-on Designs!

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DIY Cinco de Mayo Shirt Using the NEW Patterned Iron-On from Cricut!

DIY Cinco de Mayo Shirt Using the NEW Patterned Iron-On from Cricut!

Bring on the chippin', dippin,' and margarita sippin' y'all!  Cinco de Mayo is on it's way, and I can't wait!  To celebrate the occasion, I created a fun little DIY Cinco de Mayo shirt, and it turned out so cute that I thought I'd share it with you.  :)

All of my loves collided for this project, and I am obsessed.  

What's got me so excited?  Well, I got to use my Cricut Maker and Cricut EasyPress, which always make me happy.  Then, I got to use the new Cricut EasyPress Mat, which is so convenient. But then, y'all...then...are you ready for this?  I got to use the newly released Cricut Patterned Iron-On!  They didn't release just any old patterns either, y'all.  They released adorable patterns...including my absolute FAVE...watercolor iron-on!!!!! 

This is a total game changer, you guys!  We can mix and match patterns to create one-of-a-kind designs!  I mean, just look at that cactus.  The pattern on the iron-on adds so much more to the design!!! 

The possibilities are endless, too.  You can make fun shirts like this.  You can use it on throw pillows in your home decor.  How about making Mom a fun tote for Mother's Day?  So darn exciting!!!

All in all, there are 9 sampler packs of patterned iron-on to choose from, each with three 12" x 17" sheets in three different designs, so there is something for everyone!  I already have a list of things I want to make, but for now, let me walk you through making this fun Cinco de Mayo shirt!  

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St. Patrick's Day DIY Pinch Proof Bracelets

St. Patrick's Day DIY Pinch Proof Bracelets

It's inevitable.  Either you're going to forget to wear green on St. Paddy's Day, or you're going to come across someone that did.

Well, if you make these St. Patrick's Day DIY Pinch Proof Bracelets, you can save yourself... and any greenless gals you come across...some potential pinch problems! 

They're ridiculously easy to throw together, they're super inexpensive, but what I love most about them is that they will totally brighten someone's day!

Take some to work with you.  Or to the grocery store.  Send some to school with your kiddos.  They are guaranteed to bring a smile to someone else's face...even yours!

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"Stay Golden" St. Patrick's Day Party

"Stay Golden" St. Patrick's Day Party

If you wanna show your friends that their friendship is like pure gold, there's no better way than with a "Stay Golden" St. Patrick's Day Party!

This adorable celebration was designed by my gal pal, Annaliese of Made and Sugar and Spice, and I was super excited to design some fun goodies to go along with it.  :)

This party is for sure the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow...take a peek below to see for yourself!  

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Mint to Be Galentine's Day Party

Mint to Be Galentine's Day Party

When one of my party BFFs, Annaliese of Made of Sugar and Spice Partiesasked me to team up with her on a Galentine's Day Party, I was all in!

You may remember Annaliese from this Back to School Party or this Bootiful Ball Halloween Party that have been featured on the blog...they're just a couple of many collabs that my gal pal and I have teamed up on.

Anyhoo, if you've seen the parties then you know that she and I are two peas in a pod with very similar tastes, so any chance that we get to play together, it's gonna be fun! 

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Succulent Baby Shower Invitation

Succulent Baby Shower Invitation

Today is a happy day, y'all!  I've been keeping a secret for weeks, and today I finally get to spill the beans.

This adorable Succulent Baby Shower Invitation is for a very special friend...and she has no idea.  :)

This morning, my sweet friend Laura, the amazing gal behind Make Life Lovely, is going to wake up to a Surprise Virtual Baby Shower...all in her honor!

Laura is expecting baby number five, a sweet baby girl, and I've teamed up with some of my blogging pals to celebrate the mama-to-be!  

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FREE Valentine's Day Printables using Oriental Trading Goodies

FREE Valentine's Day Printables using Oriental Trading Goodies

Valentine's Day is for lovers, you say?  It's for PUN lovers, if you ask me!

I mean, there is no other holiday that caters to pun-lovin' hearts quite like Valentine's Day.  You can get as corny as you want, and it's widely accepted...that's my kinda holiday!  

So, in honor of all my fellow punny peeps out there, I've created some FREE Valentine's Day Printables just for you.  

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Winter ONEderland Polar Bear Party

Winter ONEderland Polar Bear Party

Oh. My. Goodness!  If my babies were littles again, this is the birthday party I would throw them for their first birthday.  Y'all, I can't even begin to tell you how in love I am with this Winter ONEderland Polar Bear Party.  It just may be my new favorite!

Brace yourselves, you're about to witness one of the cutest first birthday parties ever!!!

It all started with this adorable little polar bear invitation that I designed.  I fell kinda in love with that cuddly little dude right from the beginning.  

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Hot Cocoa Bar - Have a Cup of Cheer!

Hot Cocoa Bar - Have a Cup of Cheer!

I am not a cold weather girl.  As soon as the temps even come close to dipping below 50 degrees, gimme cozy blankets, fires in the fireplace, and hot cocoa...lots of it!  

When I saw these sweater mugs and buffalo plaid to-go cups from Oriental Trading, I thought they'd be great for setting up a Hot Cocoa Bar that could last all through the cold weather season.   

I love the idea, cuz no matter what you've got going on, hot cocoa is always at the ready! 

If you're staying in, grab a sweater mug and cozy up.  If you're heading out, grab a cute disposable cup for the road.  Perfect, right?

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DIY Christmas Milk and Cookies Tray

DIY Christmas Milk and Cookies Tray

Santa isn't the only one who loves milk and cookies, ya know.  If ya ask me, milk and cookies should be served nightly throughout the Christmas season, and this fun DIY Christmas Milk and Cookies Tray helps you do just that!  

I scored this adorable, rustic tray at JoAnn a few months back, and have been holding onto it until I had the perfect use for it.  Well, when I was searching for something on Etsy last week, I came across this SVG file from Honeybee SVG and knew right away that it would be perfectfor the tray!

I pulled out my Cricut Maker, dug through my adhesive foil stash, and within 20 minutes, I had this tray whipped up!  

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Llama Deck the Halls: Kids Ornament Decorating Party

Llama Deck the Halls:  Kids Ornament Decorating Party

Deck the halls with super cute ornaments, fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, LLAMA!

You guys, this may just be my new fave theme:  Llama Deck the Halls, A Kids Ornament Decorating Party!  

It takes the classic kids' ornament party to a whole new level with fun little llamas that are so on trend right now.

This entire party is just so cute I could spit!  ;)

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Christmas Ornament Making Party with Cricut

Christmas Ornament Making Party with Cricut

It's time to deck the halls, y'all, and what better way to do it than with some of your best pals?

A Christmas Ornament Making Party is a great way to get together with some of your girls, get some quality time in before the holidays get crazy, and create some really cute ornaments for Christmas! 

So gather your friends, whip out your Cricut cutting machine and EasyPress, and follow along as I show you how to create some adorable DIY Christmas ornaments that you can create for your tree, or give as gifts!  

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One of My Favorite Neighbor Christmas Gift Ideas and a Chance to Win a Cricut Maker!

One of My Favorite Neighbor Christmas Gift Ideas and a Chance to Win a Cricut Maker!

Hey y'all!  Tis the season to start thinking Christmas {can you even believe it?!!}, and I'm about to make you the best neighbor on the block with one of my very favorite Neighbor Christmas Gift Ideas!

It's fast, it's easy, and it's something they'll actually use...happily.  :)

I mean, let's face it.  Is there anyone out there that doesn't need a little sip or two of an adult beverage to get through the holiday craziness?  If you happen to have a neighbor that might answer yes to that question, then fill this wine bottle gift wrap with sparkling cider instead (and send me that adult beverage)!  

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