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Handmade Valentine Treat Bag’s

Valentine Treat Bag
Heart & Scalloped Valentine Treat Bags

This post is for all my Mama’s out there that aren’t so crafty! Don’t have a Cricut, and don’t want one either. Hey, its not for everyone. I’m going to give y’all Mama’s a cheap, cute, and super easy opt out option for this Valentines Day. Everything listed was done completely by hand, no cheating with a cricut or anything that is not listed below. So here is the list and directions.

Supplies:

  1. Brown Paper Sacks (Common, you know you bought an entire pack last month cause somebody needed a throw-away lunch for a field trip)
  2. Scissors (They can totally be last years school round tipped fiskars okay)
  3. Marker (Preferably, Valentine colored but whatever color works)
  4. Small ribbon or twine (sandwich twist ties, rubber bands??)
  5. An Adornment of some sort (I just used a heart themed stamp on colored paper and cut it out by hand)
goodie bag
Option 1 and 2 Template

Steps:

Step 1. Decide which bag you want to make. Scalloped edge does take the talent of being able to cut half circles. You can see I drew it out so all you have to do is trace it. The heart is super cute as well, less cutting.

Step 2. Once you get your bag cut, take your marker and trace your cut line so it stands out. If you choose the scalloped edge you have to trace the back of the bags edge so when it folds over the color is on the front.

Step 3. Tie your heart or fold your scalloped edge.

Step 4. Leave simple and elegant or add a Valentine sentiment. The foam sticky hearts work too, or just Valentine stickers.

BOOM! Handmade greatness for cheap and makes you look like you know what your doing. Total pro job.

Happy Valentines!

X.O.X.O

Bobbie

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DIY-Wine Glasses

Wine Glass-Flowers

Cheers flowers wine glass cut with Cricut Design Space

I L-O-V-E these!!  They turned out exactly the way I pictured them in my head.  I wanted some girly, fun, wine glasses that I could be-gift to some of my lucky gal pals.  I occasianally enjoy the glass of Merlot, Pinot, or Chardonnay.  It’s no fun to partake alone so I made a set of each genre that was banging around in my head.

Of course I used my Cricut with Cricut Design Space.  It is the bomb.com to design anything that your mind can think of!  I use design space consistently to make original items.  Aside from the hundreds of templates and pre-made designs you can up-load virtually anything you can dream up to your Design Space and then create it.

I use my own images for the majority of the time.  Things I see on Pinterest or things that I view while out and about.

Deer Head and Flowers Wine Glass Set

Deer Head and Flowers Wine Glass Set

Be-You-tiful Wine Glass Set

Be-You-tiful Wine Glass Set

Cactus Wine Glass Set

Cactus Wine Glass Set

You had me at Wine glass set

You had me at Wine

Cheers Wine Glasses

Cheers wine glass set made with Cricut design space

Hopefully I can give you some inspiration to create your vision.  If you haven’t checked out Design Space DO IT!  It will change your D-I-Y game.

 

Enjoy,

X.O.X.O

Bobbie-

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Cricut Cards for the upcoming holiday’s

Cricut design space cards

Cricut design space cards

My Cricut is one of the most used accessories in my craft room.  A Cricut card is so ridiculously easy to make.  I probably use this for almost every project that I make incorporating vinyl, dimension, or an already pre-designed project from design space.  With so many holidays coming up, you cannot have enough cards.  Typically around this time of year I begin making cards for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Easter.  It makes it less stressful when the time comes around plus I DESPISE buying store bought cards.  They are generic and cost 8.00 each, I would rather put that money toward the gift! Plus I enjoy making them.

Cricut Design Space

I cannot begin to explain how many options that you have with the online creation station that is Cricut Design Space.  A Cricut card is just a drop in the bucket for what this machine can actually accomplish. It is an infinite option of possibilities to create, do or make.  I used the Coin Purse pre-made project to make the following cards.  I changed out the paper and used different embellishments and came up with three really different cards with the same exact template.  This card is precious, and simple.  I would love to get this card from someone.

I chose this card and the program tells you the amount of paper you need and what size of paper is appropriate. You load your paper and cut out the shapes.  I added an envelope to the project afterwards and cut the envelope out of coordinating paper stock that was dual sided so the inside of my envelopes have pretty designs on them.  You just can’t make this stuff up, its a true story!  Don’t let the Cricut intimidate you it is an awesome tool and worth every penny.

Coin Purse Pineapple Card

Coin Purse Pineapple Card

Coin Purse Floral Card

Coin Purse Floral Card

Coin Purse Card

Coin Purse Card

Supplies used

  1. Cricut machine
  2. Paper
  3. Adhesive

Layered Floral Card

I selected the second card in mind for Mother’s Day and this was also a pre-made template.  Chose, cut, adhered.  That is it, super simple.  This one an envelope was incorporated into the template so I did not have to add an envelope at the end.

Floral Card and Envelope

Floral Cut Cricut card and envelope

Envelopes

Can you imagine never buying envelopes again?  I don’t have to. I  can make envelopes of any shape, color or need with my Cricut.  Super awesome and convenient.

DIY Envelopes

DIY Envelopes

 

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Simple Bow

Simple Bow

Simple Bow

How many of you Mama’s out there need an easy bow recipe?  Let me tell you, we go through a’many of bow in this house.  My girls need bow’s that match school uniform’s, special holiday bows, “oh my gosh tomorrow is Dr. Suess day bow’s” and favorite dress matching bow’s.  This is a super simple and super cheap template. You can make them in a variety of sizes and the best part…..it only takes a few minutes.

If you want to get fancy with this template you absolutely can add a variety of embellishments and ribbons to spice it up.  But, I wanted to write this post for the mom that wants an “I only spent 2.00 to make this bow” bow.

Supplies

  1. Preferred ribbon-really you only need a fraction of the spool of the same color ribbon and you can make a bajillion bow’s with that one spool.
  2. Glue gun
  3. Metal bow clip
  4. Lighter- if you plan on cutting your middle wrap around piece from the same ribbon that you used to make your bow you will need to singe the cut end of the ribbon.  It will unravel if you do not singe the end.

Step by Step Instructions

  1.  You need to cut 2 equal pieces of ribbon in length.  This particular bow pictured was cut at 13.5 inches.  You also need to cut a small strip that is at least 1.5 inches to wrap around the middle and secure it to the bow clip. Don’t forget to singe the cut part of your middle piece so it doesn’t unravel. (Top left picture)
  2. Fold both pieces of ribbon exactly in half and make a crease in both.  You are going to put hot glue on both sides of your crease on the back side of the ribbon and glue the ends of the ribbon inward at the crease. (Middle left picture)
  3. On the crease side of the ribbon you will put a drop of hot glue directly in the middle and lined up on your crease.  You just want to glue the middle of the bow, the sides need to remain free. Do this for both pieces of ribbon.(Bottom left picture)
  4. You will then turn the ribbon over and fold the 2 sides into an accordion fashion and pinch in the middle. You will also do this to both pieces of ribbon. Add hot glue to both sides that you are pinching together  (Top right picture)
  5. Now you will have two ribbons that are folded and glued that look like small long bows.  You are going to take both of those pieces and glue them together side by side or on top of each other, however you look at it. (Right middle picture)
  6. Lastly you will glue the metal bow clip to the back of the bow. (Bottom right picture)  Remove the middle metal bracket from the inside of the metal bow clip.  You will then take the small 1.5 inch ribbon that you cut and wrap it around the middle of the bow and the metal bow clip then secure it with even more hot glue.  Once that dries add the metal bracket back to the inside of the bow clip.  BOOM Done!

Simple Bow step by step

Simple Bow step by step

No worries you will get much faster with practice and when you learn it by heart it will come second nature.  Happy Bow Making!

 

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Valentine Jump Start

Valentine 2018So this year is a special Valentine year.  My oldest daughter, is in her last year of elementary school.  This will probably be the last year I get to make her a Valentine Card Box!  A bit emotional, but my youngest daughter, (8) has a few more years,,,,whewww.  Needless to say EVERY year I wait until the last possible minute to construct their Valentine collection kits and this year, oh YAAS, this year I said, I will be ahead of the game and will get them done early!  So far SO good on my New Year Goals.  Its only the end of January but I am still killing it!

 

 

Kids valentines, mail boxes, valentine boxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 . I did use the mailbox cut template from designspace.com.

2. (cricut) If you have this program then you will need 3- 12X12 sheets of cardstock and 9-standard cardstock.

3.  I used a tape gun and a liquid glue pen to complete the project.

4.  I added some glitter, yarn and adorning hearts with glitter and embossing powder for the full finished effects.

 

 

 

 

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