I can remember when my oldest child was just a wee little baby I discovered the world of scrapbooking and went a little nut-so. I envisioned scrapbooking every memory of him. When QVC would air their scrapbooking marathons I would actually DVR them so I could be up on all the latest tools, papers and embellishments. Fast forward 11 years and I only have 11 pages scrapbooked for the first man, and zero for the 2nd and 3rd men. Little do they tell you how expensive and time consuming scrapbooking really is…not to mention how your dining room will look like a bomb went off in there when everything is spread out.
These days I find that I have very little time for crafting and if I do it has to be quick. There are so many fun things on the market for crafters but who has the time? There is one machine that I find I use more often than any other crafting tool and that’s my Cricut Explore. What I love about it that it can cut, draw and score so many different materials. Sometimes I’ll walk in to my favorite paper store in the mall (guess which one?) which is loaded with all sorts of cute stuff and I’ll think, “I can make that, that and that with my Cricut”.
My tweenager has been complaining about not having anything to wear (even though his drawers seem to be stuffed full). What does he want? T-shirts. Seriously?
The last t-shirt I made for him was so easy that decided to make some personalized t-shirts for upcoming gifts.
I made a design in Cricut’s free software called Design Space in less than 10 minutes using their fonts and images. (This font + image is a teaser and will be coming out in a few short weeks).
Then the Cricut cut out my design on some iron-on transfer vinyl. A little heat from the iron and boom, a personalized t-shirt.
Of course, we lack in the girl department around here but we do have a niece with an upcoming birthday…
Cricut has some sparkly iron-vinyl which was perfect for a girl.
Can’t forget us moms…
I found this slogan on Pinterest and thought it would make a great t-shirt..
I promise, once you get started with your Cricut you’ll be hooked. It’s the machine that has replaced almost all my other DIY crafting tools.
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