Autumn Cricut Crafting

Hello again, Stitchy Friends! You may or may not know that I love crafting with my Cricut. I bought my first Cricut cutting machine, and Explore Air 2, back on Amazon Prime Day 2017. Since then, I’ve upgraded twice. First, to the Maker in 2018, and then again just this month to the new Cricut Maker 3.

Happy Haunting reverse canvas

Happy Haunting reverse canvas

I’ve loved paper crafting since I was a very little girl. My parents used to have to hide the tape and scissors from me, otherwise I would cut apart tissue boxes, magazines, and anything else I could get my hands on to make houses and cars for my Barbies. I have a very fond memory of making a multi-story Barbie house one summer sometime before middle school from shoe boxes and paper.

I’ve outgrown Barbies (sort of…), but I still love paper crafting. And autumn, especially Halloween, is one of my favourite crafty seasons.

Layered Fall Shadowbox, designed by Debbie O'Neal

Layered Fall Shadowbox, designed by Debbie O’Neal

This past weekend I took part in an online class called Diva Days, run by Cricut expert Debbie O’Neal. We made three great projects in one day, and she gave out some challenges for us to work on during this week for a chance to win some prizes. I love the challenges because, although I love to make things, I’m not always sure what I want to make. (I’m more of a process maker than a product maker.)

Pumpkin & Flowers Sign, designed by Debbie O'Neal

Pumpkin & Flowers Sign, designed by Debbie O’Neal

I’m also following along with Craft with Sarah’s Halloween Craft Countdown. Sarah is a UK Cricut fanatic, and she creates some really wonderful projects. She is especially known for her fabulous layered dog designs.

Layered Pumpkin and Flowers, designed by Craft with Sarah

Layered Pumpkin and Flowers, designed by Craft with Sarah

I also sometimes watch Melody Lane on YouTube and make some of her projects. The other week she shared this very cute vampire card. I made mine using wood-look paper for the outside, and I attached the vampire with an action wobble, so he wiggles when you open the card. A few sprays of Tim Holtz’s new Distress Mica Spray in the colourway Peppermint gives the look of blood splatter inside.

I still have a ton more projects planned. But Thanksgiving is just around the corner here in Canada, and then it will be Halloween before you know it. It’s okay if I run out of time. Christmas is almost here, and I have so many projects planned!

Do you have a Cricut too? They have become so popular in the last couple of years. Do you enjoy papercrafts? Or, are you mainly a stitcher? I like to keep busy, so I enjoy doing many different crafts. If I don’t feel like stitching, I’ve always got a couple (or ten… or twenty…) other things I can work on. 😉

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2 Responses to Autumn Cricut Crafting

  1. I am so much a stitcher that sometimes I stitch things that could more easily be glued – but I love to see what other people do..

  2. Joanne P says:

    That vampire card is fantastic! I do some papercraft, mostly to FFO my stitched Smalls. Did you see the exploding cards I made recently? Or the Chinese Thread Book? That was fun.