Mainely DIY · Other Crafts · Paper Crafts

We are Excited to Announce our New Partnership Cricut

We use our Cricut Maker all the time for a myriad of crafts and are thrilled to tell you about our new affiliation with

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     Cricut’s primary product line is a family of electronic cutting machine that make it easy to for you to create phenomenal do it yourself projects. Cricut Maker Machine
     With Cricut you will never need to run to the store to buy a birthday or any other greeting card. You can use a predesigned one as is or you can personalize a card from Cricut ‘s extensive library. Or start from scratch to make it entirely your own.
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     Not only did we use our Cricut to cut out the shapes in our Foxy Card, all the lettering was drawn by the same machine.

     Chris Moose and Have a Ball are other examples of our designs made utilizing our Cricut.
     
     
What else can you do with a Cricut cutter? Here are some ideas?

     Got art work? You can make a fantastic frame mat to emphasize your artistry.

     Make stencils. Use the stencil to paint unto wood to make a rustic sign. Etching glass is another great idea. Watch for upcoming videos on these.

     Boost self-esteem of kids with a Certificate of Achievement, let coworkers know your thoughts with a Certificate of Appreciation, or make gift certificate for friends and family.

Be sure to check back with MainelyDiY to see upcoming projects using Cricut. In the mean time check out:

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Hacks & Tips · Kitchen · Mainely DIY

Clean up Yucky Coffee and Tea Stains with this How to Video

Coffee and tea stains make your cups look yucky. MainelyDiY explores and compares 4 non-toxic cleaning techniques for effectiveness and ease. So clean up with MainelyDiy.com in this how to video. You will also learn how to have a sparkling clean coffee pot!

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Fun · Hacks & Tips · Mainely DIY

Introducing the New “Fun” Menu Featuring the Humorous “Wacky Words” Section

We have just added a new menu to the MainelyDiY.com website named fun. This week’s featured section is “Wacky Words” where we share humorous twists on sayings, quips, jokes and more. Please check it out and let us know if we have made you laugh and smile.

Coming soon the the Fun Menu are sections for Animal Antics, Making Music, and Where’ the Waterfall. Check back soon for updates.

Holiday · Mainely DIY · Paper Crafts

Foxy Peek-a-Boo Valentine’s Day Greeting Card

Update: Foxy template is available in our library.

      The front of this foxy card is hand stamped with a fun and simple heart designed to complement the Valentine’s day theme. Patterned cardstock would be another great option. The front also features a peek-a-boo heart shaped window with the word “You” visible.

     Opening the card reveals the full inside sentiment “You are a Fox!”. Under the greeting, you will find a cute little fox made from adhered shape layers. The fox design is based on hearts.



While the card was designed for Valentine’s day it is easily adapted for a birthday or any time. Check out

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Holiday · Mainely DIY · Other Crafts

Lovely Victorian Lace Heart ❤️ Ornament

Enhance your décor with this romantic lacy beaded ornament that has a Victorian feel to it. Hang it in a window and when the sun catches it, it will sparkle and glisten in the sunshine. It is reminiscent of the twinkle in your eyes when you first fell in love.

Perfect for Valentine’s day or any day you want to put a little love in your heart. ❤️

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Check out these Valentine’s Day and Heart Inspired DiY Projects

Holiday · Mainely DIY · Paper Crafts

Simply Heart Valentine’s Day Card

     Sweet and simple Valentine’s Day card is all heart. You do not need to have a special paper punch nor an expensive cutting machine to make this greeting card. Just check out our Heart Template

     The card base was embellished with rubber stamps and then embossed. ❤️ Alternately you could use printed card stock instead of plain card stock or use stickers.
     The sentiment on the sash could be printed on a printer if you do not have a sentiment you like.
     Another heart themed stamped design finished off the inside of my card yet you can use any of the ideas suggested above for the outside.
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Other Crafts · Holiday · Mainely DIY · Paper Crafts

Learn to Create a Heart Template

Do you need a heart shaped template with smooth curves for a project? You will find 2 different methods here. Neither one requires any special tools. Both are simple and quick. One of the techniques is particularly flexible in the depth and length of the points. Make them any way your heart desires. Perfect for Valentine’s Day. Template is perfect to use for paper crafts including greeting cards or for sewing appliques or any heart themed project .

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Paper Crafts · Holiday · Mainely DIY

Have a Ball This Winter – Humorous Greeting Card

You are sure to have tons of fun making these greeting cards. They are perfect for a winter birthday or to make any day special. This humorous card is sure to put a smile on the recipient’s once the inside sentiment is revealed. This step by step project includes 2 different interiors based on the same theme plus a simplified version is included. Be sure to check out the bonus project made from the scraps of the greeting card.
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Sew-Quilt · Mainely DIY

Reversible Baby Bib – Learn to Sew Project

   Do you want to learn how to sew? Why not start with this easy confidence building project!

     This step by step how to video will show you how to get the most from pre-printed fabric by to making a pattern which can be used over and over. You will learn how to handle sewing and turning curves. There are lots of tips including fabric suggestions.


     Every parent will love that you took the time to make their precious bundle of joy a reversible baby with fabric chosen to fit their baby’s personality. Makes a great gift!

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Mainely DIY · Fix & DiY · Sew-Quilt

Handy Dandy Pocketed Roll up Tool Case. Perfect for Wrenches, Screwdrivers & More

Keep your tools organized and ready to roll with this roll-up handy holder. Just place your tools in pocketed slots, fold down top flap to keep tools in place, roll it up, tie the shoe lace and you will have a compact tool storage kit that is perfect for storing in car, truck, garage or tool box. This one was designed with wrenches in mind but would work well for other tools such as screwdrivers.

We suggest using a sturdy fabric like denim. It sews up very quickly.

Makes a Great Gift for a Birthday or Father’s Day

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