How to Make Print then Cut Spring Gnome Stickers with Cricut

How to Make Spring Gnome Stickers with Cricut

Love Gnomes? From the craft designer who brought you Leprechaun Gnomes, Christmas Gnomes, Vday Gnomes, and Halloween Gnomes… introducing Spring Gnomes! These little guys are just another variation of my other gnome sticker sheets. Of course, because they are PNG files you can use them in your digital planner as well! And if you’re new to my gnome obsession (or Cricut’s Print then Cut sticker possibilities), I have a tutorial below that will walk you through how easy it is to make these Spring Gnome Stickers with Cricut!

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Use a card and tape to apply a vinyl laptop skin | print then cut laptop skin project with a cricut application methods

How to Make a DIY Laptop Skin with Cricut (for Beginners)

With everyone working at home, the demand for tech and tech-related accessories is on the rise! It’s fun to add a little personality and customization to these electronic devices we use every day with colorful laptop skins. But why buy something when you have a Cricut and can quickly and easily make your own custom laptop skin at home? In this tutorial, you’ll see how simple it is to make your own DIY laptop skin with Cricut, and its Print then Cut feature. I provide several free original designs that you can customize, but you could easily make your own in Procreate!

Printable Vinyl vs. Sticker Paper

For this project, you need to use Printable Vinyl. It’s made of a different material than paper-based sticker paper that is easier to peel off and reposition. No one wants a laptop decal that isn’t removable or damages the surface of their tech!

Not sure if you want to put printable vinyl on your laptop? You could try a scrap of vinyl or a small vinyl decal on the bottom of your laptop first. But I tested the “removability” and had zero issues when I used the printable vinyl. But to be totally transparent I did not test this with other laptop models- just the MacBook air and the Macbook pro that I had available.

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Feeling Lucky? How to Make Leprechaun Stickers with Cricut

Legend says Leprechauns are little fairies who earned their pot of gold by working as cobblers. They look a lot like gnomes to me though. So I did a little digging this week to find a connection, and I’ve concluded there are similarities between gnomes and leprechauns that can’t be ignored. For instance, both are small, mischievous creatures who are rarely seen and are portrayed as little guardian figures. Gnomes are thought to be protecting woodland animals, gardens, and the land. Leprechauns guard their pot of gold and their freedom. They’re also both super cute and I have a lot of fun drawing them. Which is lucky for you because you can make these DIY Leprechaun stickers at home with just a printer and a Cricut (or a pair of scissors).

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How to Make Name Stickers on Procreate (With a Retro 80’s Vibe)

Love Stickers? Then you may be a child of the ’80s. Stickers were legal tender in the classroom where kids would trade the really cool stickers for other stickers or even lunch. Recently, I discovered some name stickers that I had squirreled away somewhere from elementary school. The stickers feature unicorns and rainbows, and it took me back right to my childhood to see them again. And when I also happened on Silhouette’s new Holographic Dots sticker paper, I knew exactly what to do with it- make my own Personalized 80’s Name Stickers on Procreate! And with this tutorial, I’ll show you how easy it can be to create your own. I hope you have fun with this flashback challenge!

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DIY Gnome Valentine Cards with a Cricut

How to Make DIY Gnome Valentine Cards

They’re JUST SO CUTE! I know, I said the same thing about the Cabbage Patch Kids and Care Bears in the ’80s. And I might have said it about Japanese Anime characters in the 2000s along with any and all baby animals. But, there’s just something about Gnomes right now. They’re cute and cuddly but just gruff enough that you want to hold them in your hand and squeeze them. (A little like Grumpy Smurf, now that I think about it.) So, when Valentine’s rolled around this year, I gave my Christmas Gnomes a Vday makeover. Last week I posted about my Valentine’s Gnome Stickers, and this week, I have this tutorial on how to make DIY Gnome Valentine Cards!

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Sticker that says, my happy place in front of iPad Pro

How to Make 3D Layered Stickers on Procreate with Cricut

Ever searching for new and cool sticker projects, today’s DIY is how to make stickers that really stand out. (Get it?) Although they take stickers to another level, (sorry couldn’t help that pun either) they’re actually pretty simple to make. I spent an afternoon drawing an entire sheet of stickers (that you can pick up free in my Creative Resource Library) but for the tutorial and video below I’ll just demo how to make a couple of designs to show you how it works. This project, how to make layered stickers on Procreate with Cricut, demos both the design and the making of the stickers– my first post/video to walk you through the entire process at once.

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How to use air dry clay Crayola | Tutorial for Crayola air dry clay |cutting and shaping small bowls of air dry clay | pottery at home

How to Glaze Air Dry Clay and Make Trinket Dishes

THESE ARE SO CUTE!!! Maybe you’ve seen trinket dishes on Etsy and thought they would make good little gifts. Maybe you’ve thought about making them but you don’t have a kiln. You can still try making these little dishes at home with air-dry clay. This tutorial will show you some simple hand-building techniques that make it easy to create these little bowls. These are all techniques I learned in my traditional ceramics courses. And to make this SUPER EASY I have a printable template that will help you make shaped trinket dishes that will help your projects stand out. I also cover what I use to glaze my Air Dry Clay pieces to make them as similar to traditional ceramics as air dry can be.

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Everything You Need to Know to Start Engraving with a Cricut in 2021

You bought the Cricut Engraving Tool or someone gave it to you, but you have NO IDEA where to even begin to figure out how to start engraving with a Cricut machine. OR you saw some super cool engraving projects on Facebook or Pinterest and are wondering how the heck they did that with a Cricut. Now you have questions about engraving with a Cricut that you’d like to find answers to but don’t want to spend all your time googling answers. In this post, I took the most common questions that I’m asked in FB groups, in comments, or in emails and answered them. If you get to the end of it and have more questions, please feel free to comment below or contact me. I’d love to help you start engraving with a Cricut!

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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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