Have you ever thought of using your Cricut to come up with ideas for your child's next birthday party? It's true! There's loads of ideas on your Cricut booklets. Let's take a look at just one theme idea I've come up with. Cricut: All About Birthdays - Tabletop Decor
Check out this list of party themes I've come up with. Ready to plan a party? You might want to check out your Cricut cartridges! ;-)
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With the new school year starting, there will inevitably be birthday parties for all your children's friends. Or maybe YOUR friends. Stuck in limbo for a party theme? Have you thought of your Cricut? There are loads
of ideas for party themes in your booklets.
Here’s a few I've thought of.
It Up" Cartridge
party pg. 24 castle
gaming party pg. 30 controller
cake pg. 31
party “Walk the Plank” pg. 34
party pg. 44
party pg. 45 gate plus add some flowers
Shop theme…Lollipop pg. 54
a Wish pg. 61 balloons
Your Imagination" Cartridge
party pg. 37: decorate with sunflowers in a Mason jar garden watering can pg. 69 and leaves
beach party with seashells pg. 40
cake pg. 61
birthday pg. 66 caterpillar
number party like, 5th birthday, etc.
Cake on cake stand pg. 99
of the cute animals as theme!
pg. 34 for you…put glitter the shoes!
& Games - use for game area sign
Cheers for You pg. 38
party “Let the Good Times Roll” pg. 37 (BUNCO is one fun game in case you never played it!)
Have you planned any parties using ideas from your Cricut? Let us know!
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Today we'll be creating a cute mini book necklace that can hold 6-8 teeny photos (1-1/2" x 2")...perfect for a little girl who loves to keep photos
of her special friends close to her heart. Perfect project for a Girl Scout gathering
or a birthday party!
To my book, I've added photos of myself and my friends (three are my sisters!) from when I was in the first grade. Oh, gotta love the pin curls! Supplies
Craft knife, ruler, mat
Cardstock and patterned paper
About 24" -30” of cording for necklace
2 beads, optional (cording must be able to fit through bead hole)
About 12" thin ribbon for closure
Very tiny embellishments - stamps, stickers, flowers, etc.
We are rounding out our All About Adhesives series today. Once things get
sticky, you’ll definitely need an adhesive remover and/or eraser. I've starred (*) the ones I've personally used.
Xyron Adhesive Eraser* is cheap and portable.
This gummy eraser cleans up many a dry adhesive residue. When your eraser gets
gunky, just cut off the messy edge and get a clean portion! This works great!
Scotch Sticker and Marker Remover Pen - Use for removing adhesives, marker and crayon
from walls, lockers, desks, glass, folders, photo-safe and easy-to-control. It is ideal for crafts and scrapbooking. It even lifts grime and grease from garage
areas or work sites.
Un-Du Adhesive Remover* - This is one
great remover! It instantly removes all self-sticking and pressure-sensitive
stickers, labels, tapes and adhesives without staining or damaging surfaces.
Acid-free, photo safe, archival and will not damage acid-or lignin-free paper
making it ideal for scrapbooking.
Krylon Adhesive RemoverSpray Fast-acting. Removes
sticker and tape residue, crayon, marker, grease, oil, wax, and paint overspray
from metal, plastic, glass, non-porous surfaces, most paintable surfaces, and
Elmer’s Sticky Out* - Made with non-toxic, natural oils that safely remove
tape, rubber cement, stickers, glues, model paint, labels, and crayons from
virtually any surface. I found that I needed to let the solution soak in a bit
for it to work well.
Goo Gone* is a quick and fast working solution to remove adhesive,
chewing gum, grease, tar, stickers, tree sap, labels, tape residue, oil, blood,
lipstick, mascara, shoe polish, crayon, wax and even bumper stickers. It leaves
no residue behind and contains no harsh odors. Safe to use on carpets,
upholstery, clothing, wood, vinyl, plastic, glass, stone, laminate, ceramic,
painted surfaces and even cement.
Crafter’s Companion Stick Away – Stick Away is a multi-purpose cleaner
ideal for safely removing glue and varnish from most surfaces. Ideal for
removing overspray during craft, hobby and DIY activities. Stick Away can be
used in confined spaces and leaves a ‘clean smell’.
De-Solv-It * is 100% organic, environmentally friendly and
biodegradable. It removes grease, gum, stickers, crayons, make-up, wet paint,
bugs, soap scum, and candle wax. Is
there anything this can’t do? This is
one of my all-time favorites. I was able to take off a large sticker from a heavy
plastic portable table that had been there for years…it came off easy as pie.
Just spray, let sit just a bit, and wipe.
Use as a pre-spot for laundry!
CitraSolv* is a natural cleaner and degreaser concentrate. Removes gum, ink, tar, grease, oil, lipstick,
paint, permanent marker, and more. Clean your oil paint brushes in this! Another
of my favorites. Note: When using some of these removers, especially those that claim to remove paint, be careful with any painted surfaces like the decoration on your die cutting machine, label on your sewing machine, etc. They can take off paint! Also, do not use them on wood surfaces, like your dining room table, as they can take off the finish. Always test in an inconspicuous area to determine if it is safe to use on your item. Do you have a favorite adhesive remover?
(This "interview" occurred while I and several other crafty folks were instructors at the now-closed, My Creative Classroom. For online workshops, make sure to check out Craft Classes Online!)
Shirley Pando here, on-the-spot reporter with
all the latest craft talk from the MCC instructors.
recently had the chance to interview many of them and ask, "What are
your favorite adhesives and why?" Let's take a look at their faves:
a side note, we do not receive any compensation from manufacturer's
of the various adhesives noted. Links are provided for your
understanding of the product only...and possibly a bit of enabling!)
Donna Maligno says: "Shirley, I am terminally in love with Tear-ific Tapes from Sparkle N Sprinkle. They come in 1/8", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", and 3/4". The Tear-ific Tapes are superb for card making
and glittering. They are strong enough to withstand the heat and lights
at trade shows without all the elements falling off the cards. We all
know how heat can effect adhesives. These are incredible."
SP: WOW! An adhesive I have never even heard of! Where have I been?
Cara Miller says: "Oh you know me, Shirley.... Foam Tape and pop dots! My Xyron X for itty-bitty Cricut cuts and I also love Zip Dry and 3-in-1 from Beacon when I am using chipboard and heavier cardstock layered die cuts."
SP: That's my kind of gal...I love my ATG gun, too! Teri Martin says: "I love my tape runners because I am quick and dirty. For a real stick on an art piece, I use acrylic matte medium. For cards and other stuff, I love my Xyron!"
SP: That's right, Teri, tape runners are super quick and efficient!! Catherine Matthews-Scanlon
says she uses way too many glues, and they are all her favorite for one
reason or another - but for different types of projects. Catherine
"I like to use double stick tape for paper projects, because I don't have the patience for tape runners.
I use a UHU glue stick for
gluing papers to collages and canvases, and to cover boxes and things
like that. It doesn't make my paper buckle, I can roll the bubbles out
with a brayer and it dries pretty fast.
I use gel medium when I want to get messy and use my fingers to spread the adhesive around.
I use a hot glue gunto glue dimensional items together when I don't want to wait for the glue to dry.
I use Aleene's when I am gluing fabric or don't care how long it will take to dry."
SP: I know Catherine loves a good gel medium, too. Donna Salazar likes different adhesives for different applications. She says,
"For dry adhesives I love SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES by 3L foam tape and Crafty Power Tape (the Crafty Power Tape is insanely strong).
For liquid glue for my 3-D and fabric projects I love Fabri-Tac or 3-in-1 from Beacon.
For glitter I like using Clearsnap's Glue Gloss (works FABULOUSLY with my new glitters from Clearsnap)."
SP: Donna, these are all new-to-me adhesives... Jeri' Parks: "Here is my list, it only includes my faves and not everything I use.
ATG tape runner....love this! But it is super sticky and very permanent.
Pop-dots, Dot Glue Runner....I like this type of adhesive for ribbon and other small bits and pieces.
Glossy accents and matte medium. I use these when I want to be able to move something around before it dries.
UHU glue stick. I call this my filler adhesive. Meaning I add a
bit of ATG to the corners and then fill in with UHU. Catherine is right
in that is does not wrinkle the paper and it has a good hold. I always
try to apply it to both pieces for a better hold.
My sewing machine. LOL! Yes that is one of my all time
favorite adhesives. I starting using my sewing machine because it was so
much cheaper for making mini albums and pockets. And I still use it for
that reason today."
What, Jeri'? You've included a sewing machine as an adhesive? Sheesh! Jennifer Priest says, "My faves are as follows:
for anything paper, especially tiny die cuts. It is a book binding glue
and dries rock hard. Few scrapbook stores carry it -- I usually go to
Blick Art Supplies to get it. Once it's stuck, it's not coming off.
ATG for layouts and projects. It is big but once you get used
to it, there is not going to back regular tape runners. A little dab is
all it takes and it is sooo affordable compared to every other tape
runner on the market.
If I'm making a book and I am going to wrap chipboard, I use a glue stick. My glue stick of choice is the Coccoina. Not only does it smell like almonds but it's super strong! This stuff is made in Italy.
If I'm in need of attaching on something little with holes in
it, I'll use a dot roller but they are usually not my favorite. I do
like that if I'm adding a word or some other small die cut that I can
rub off any of the dots that are shown. I keep one of these in both
permanent and repositionable at all times.
I used to use the Kokuyo Tape Roller Plus and that was my ultimate favorite for all around usage but they no longer sell it in the states.
If I need a wet adhesive, I will use mostly a Multi-medium in
matte. Whether it's Mod Podge, Ranger, or Golden, I believe they all
work well and I have a jar of each here at the house.
If I need something with huge dimension and don't mind waiting a few days for it to dry, I'll use YES! Paste. A jar of this will last me the rest of my life!!
Lastly, well maybe not - I do have a ton more but this is my
last favorite, I use Glossy Accents by Ranger for encasing
embellishments. This stuff is great if you need to place something down
that's heavy and then want a nice coat of shiny (or matte, or sepia or
crackle) on top of it. I own one of each of the kinds they make!"
SP: Kim, I'm with ya about the wonderful smell of the Coccoina paste! YUMMY! Karen Hunter says "My go-to adhesives are:
For layouts and cards I usually use my ATG - quick and very sticky.
For bulkier items I almost always use Beacon's 3-in-1 - love that stuff!
For tiny items I like my Zig glue pens.
I use these right on my Cricut mats and don't have to worry about clean
up because the glue is permanent when first applied, then turns
repositionable if left to dry (can use them to revive old Cricut mats,
SP: Ah yes, another ATG - lover!! Sandy Hulsartsays, "My favorite dry adhesive is
Scotch ATG. It is permanent but can be removed from the back of paper if
you get messy just by rolling it up with your finger. I love the
accuracy and ease of using a tape gun.