Rad + Happy for Cricut in Joann Stores
I have such fun news for you all!!!!! My friend and fellow designer Tara from Rad + Happy has her new line available in Joann stores NOWWWW!!! If you have ever met Tara you know all the sunshine and happiness that exudes from her as well as her work. I was so glad that we got to meet in person and talk to crafters about expanding their creativity and crafting fearlessly! We had a blast in Ohio last march kicking off Cricut’s Fearless Crafting Campaign, and I’m hoping you’ve had a chance to follow along here on my Instagram stories! If not you can still, go check it out and catch up.
What is the best homemade gift for Mother’s Day?
One of my most favorite gifts is getting Mother’s day coupon books from my kids. I’m a working mom and always love an extra hand around the house! This year we are making some cute Mother’s Day Coupons for my mom. I think the kids will be really excited to be making them for their Grandmas. I’m going to use my Cricut to get them all cut out along with a cute “Mother” banner for a chair backer, or centerpiece. Once they’re all cut I’ll let them color on the yellow pages with their cute writing and make adorable coupons.
*This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you! All photos ©Catcher In the Rye Photography Looking for a fun excuse to get together with some friends and beat those winter blues? I know I sure was, and the release of these lovely panels was the perfect excuse to throw an intimate little soiree with friends. Our lovely friend Amy offered up her stunning store in Daybreak: Annabelle Childrenswear, for a venue, and we knew we had a winning combo. Annabelle’s specializes in European childrenswear and gifts and has such a cozy atmosphere for events like showers or workshops. And the best part is you also get Amy with her charming British accent and warm welcoming personality! They’ve recently started an adorable story hour and music time as well. More info here.
The first thing we did was package up kits for everyone. On the back of our embroidery blanks, there are thread color suggestions to make it easy to match threads perfectly to your project. I used large lip and tape cello bags from Amazon, swirl lollipops, golden gumballs, and iridescent paper shred all from the Walmart party aisle to finish off the kits. I also used my Cricut to cut little paper butterflies to hold each embroidery needle so they wouldn’t get lost in the packaging.
Embroidery Party Supplies
- Embroidery Panels: we used the Natalie Malan Cacti and Wreath available in Walmart stores and for pre-sale on Amazon.
- Scrapbook paper (for butterflies we used this available at Joann Stores)
- Iridescent Party Shred
- Gold Gumballs
- Twist lollipops
- Embroidery hoops – I like this size
- Embroidery needles
- Floss – this pack is nice
- Scissors – I keep these in my purse
- Treats! We are lucky enough to have a Crumbl Cookies nearby so we picked up a party pack of chocolate chip and sugar cookies!
Natalie Malan for Cricut – Wild Rose Projects
Our new Wild Rose Cricut Design Space projects are out! I’m SO happy you can start using these cut files! They are even included in Cricut Access! Whaat!!! You heard me right. They are included in Cricut Access! If you’re not familiar with Cricut Access it’s a subscription to a gigantic library of Cricut cut files. Find out more about that here. And not to worry if you aren’t an Access member, you can get the files separately, or in a bundle too! Huge thanks to the lovely folks at Cricut for making sure you’d get to play with our files early!
It’s here! The new Cricut Wild Rose Explore Air 2 machine is out, and I couldn’t be more excited to tell you ALL about it! It is an Explore Air 2, which means you can use your favorite Cricut pens as well as a fantastic scoring stylus on your projects! AND it’s an “Air” so you can connect through bluetooth to your phone, computer or tablet! It’s a Joann exclusive color and I am sooooo excited to get it all set up and looking pretty in my craft room! It’s currently only available here online, but will be in stores soon.
Free Printable Thanksgiving Placecards
This year I decided to update last year’s post with a new and easy project for Thanksgiving placecards. All you need to do is print the flat page of placecards at 50% so they are small enough for tiny name tags on these adorable boxes!
For the adorable boxes I used the new Spellbinders Platinum machine from Scrapbook.com and this double box die. We watercolored our own paper using Canson XL 140lb. And then ran it through the machine. The dies even score the boxes for you so it makes it super simple to fold and hot glue!
Acrylic Floral Painting Tutorial
I have been so excited to share this post with you! I haven’t painted with acrylics for a while, and was thrilled to create a tutorial with these gorgeous new DecoArt paints! They have a medium body viscosity perfect for beginners and more advanced artists too. The colors are really bright and pigmented which is one of the top things I look for in my paints. Because the colors are so clean and bright they mix really well into a huge range of colors, tints and shades.