Engrave a Cookie Spatula for Christmas with the Cricut Maker's Engraving Tip

How to Make Engraved Cookie Spatulas with a Cricut Maker- 2020 Update!

It really is a perfect gift for the neighbor or coworker who you’d love to give something nice to but you don’t want to put a huge amount of time, energy, or money into it. Fortunately, you have a Cricut Maker and because you do- you can make all kinds of handmade gifts that are quick, easy, and don’t break the bank with the cost of the supplies. And if you love gifts that are little kits, the cookie spatula pairs really well with a baking mitt, wooden spoon, and a maybe a jar or bag of cookie mix! This tutorial will make it simple for you to take your own designs or mine and make engraved cookies spatulas with a Cricut Maker.

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How to Cut Out Engraved Ornaments with Cricut

Yes, it’s a Gnome Craft, but what makes this tutorial unique is that it shows you how to engrave and cut out an ornament with a Cricut.  This means that you’re using your Cricut to cut aluminum flashing! If you’d asked me a week ago if this was possible, I’d have told you no. In the last week, however, a member of my Engraving Metals Facebook Group, April Rhodes, proved we could do it. Now she and a few others have tried it, so I thought it would be fun to try it with this Gnome Week project. The result? Well, if you’ve wondered if you could make cut out engraved ornaments with your Cricut- you can!

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Gnome Wood Burned with a Cricut

How to Wood Burn Tags with Cricut

This is another Gnome craft I’ve been holding on to JUST for Gnome Week 2020 (this week)! The idea came to me last spring when I saw the scorch marker. It’s a chemical marker that you draw on wood with, and when you heat it, you get this cool wood burned look. It took a bit to figure out how to fit it in my Cricut- and by the time I thought I would run with it, I saw the Singe Quill. We-R-Memory Makers packaged two different widths together, and once you have the adapter, you can totally use this with a Cricut. Six months and an engraving book later, and my little Gnome buddies had had enough. “Get it done!” SO- I present how to wood burn tags with a Cricut and the Singe Quill!

Before we get into how to wood burn tags with a Cricut, I wanted to let you know that at the bottom of this post, I have a couple of other SUPER cute Gnome tags to show you! These are free gnome crafts from two of my blogger friends, and I know that you guys will love them! So check out the links below this tutorial!

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Make Gnome Stickers with Cricut Print then Cut

My Best FREE Gnome Stickers and Designs

Welcome to Gnome Week! If you LOVE Gnomes this is for you. Don’t love Gnomes? I’m going to categorize you as a “not yet” or “was traumatized by Santa’s Elves at a young age). Because, well, GNOMES! I’ve yet to do a Gnome Round-Up post. It’s time. Almost a year has passed since I first drew my Christmas Gnome Stickers. They were so much fun that I turned them into gift tags, memo pads, and so. many. other. stickers. Which made me think that it’s about time I did a gnome round-up post so that you could see ALL the gnomes. The designs are all in my Freebie Library and if you subscribe to my blog, you can get the password to these and LOTS of other free digital designs. In the meantime, here are my best free Gnome stickers and designs!

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Examples of How to Print Christmas Cards

How to Make Christmas Cards from Your Procreate Art

Can you hear those sleigh bells jingle? It’s almost Christmas and my Gnome friends have taken over my blog for their Crafty Party. Five days of Crafty Gnome Projects and 5 BONUS Gnome projects that some blogging friends of mine have posted as well! In fact, at the end of this post, I’m going to feature one of their projects so that you can see how super cute it is! Today’s post is how to make Christmas cards from your Procreate art, but even if you don’t use Procreate you can still print out and use the card designs I have below.

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How to Make Gnome Sticker Gift Tags with Cricut

Oh yes, I did! For the second year in a row (that makes it annual now!) I invited some crafty little gnome friends back to the blog to do a takeover craft party here at Well Crafted Studio. So for the next week, there will be Gnomes, Gnomes, and MORE Gnome projects. And to make it even MORE awesome, I have 5 other blogging friends that are going to be doing the same thing at their blog this week. Each of us contributed one project to feature and the projects they sent legitimately made my jaw drop- every.single.one. So I hope you’ll click on the links below and check each of these 5 projects out. And then I hope you’ll come back here for more Gnomish fun! But first, let’s make some Christmas Gnome Gift Tag Stickers!

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Engraved Snow Globe Photo Ornaments with a Cricut Maker

How to Make an Engraved Snow Globe Ornament with Cricut

Although I can get lost in designing, I know that it’s the techniques I teach that have the most value to my readers. I like to think of it as everyone has a toolbox of their own skills and experiences, and every time you learn a new technique, you add to that toolbox. In this post, I build on the techniques you already learned in my Engraved Photo Cards with a Cricut Maker tutorial and expanded on it to show you how to cut custom metal shapes and manipulate your print then cut photos to look like they fit inside the globe. I also tell you how to glue and layer metal to create a two-toned version as an optional tweak after you make an engraved snow globe ornament or two!

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Cricut Engraved Photo Cards for Christmas

How to Make a Cricut Engraved Photo Card

Yes, there’s the food, the gifts, and the Christmas Carols, but what I like best about the season is the Christmas crafting. This year, I actually started working on this Holiday MakerFest Christmas project in July. I knew what I wanted the final products to be, but I had no idea how to get there. So it was weeks of testing and failing and developing new techniques. That crazy rollercoaster experience you get as you’re inventing something new. BUT, I was able to come out on the other side with THREE amazing new projects. I plan to publish all three projects as tutorials here, but I really recommend you go grab your free ticket for the workshop. Then you can watch how I make a Cricut engraved photo card for Christmas!

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Inspired palettes and images for Christmas 2020 trends

Top Christmas 2020 Trends for Crafters to Know

Know what to make for the holiday 2020 gift-giving season with this post that highlights the colors, materials, and crafts that are trending this holiday season. Whether you want to sell your crafts, or just want to make gifts that people will like, knowing what’s trending will help you decide how to spend your time and money this holiday crafting season! Knowledge is power. All you need is a little glimpse at what the 4 top Christmas 2020 trends for crafters to make are!

4 Top Christmas 2020 Trends for Crafters to Know and Make

  1. Warm and Cozy Winter/Scandinavian Nordic
  2. Starry Nights/ Northern Lights
  3. Whimsical Nostalgia/ Handmade
  4. Fresh and Free/Socially Conscious/ Urban + Trendy
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How to make mini canvas banners | Different Ornaments for Christmas | How to Make Mini Canvas Banner Ornaments

How to Make Mini Banner Ornaments

Sometimes coming up with something new is just taking something that is already there and doing a slight pivot. Take this project for instance. These ornaments are the mini version of the hanging banners that I show you how to make in my tutorial, How to Make Canvas Banners. They’re just as simple, but smaller and thus cuter. I’m not sure why smaller=cuter, but it does. I also love how these hit with both the minimalist modern trend and the farmhouse trend that’s been popular in recent years. They’re also handmade without looking homemade. And as Christmas comes ever closer, and everything is over the top, I’m enjoying this bit of simple. I hope you enjoy this tutorial for how to make mini banner ornaments!

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