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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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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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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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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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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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Fun Greetings from Chris Moose

Inquiring minds want to know what Chris has to say. Don’t you?

Chris Moose wishes you a Merry Christmas in his very own special way with these two holiday greeting cards. The overall card design is the same for both cards however the change in the sentiments makes them quite different. The first card is designed to warm the heart of the recipient. A change of the eyes gives a more fun appeal as Chris peers out to make sure no one catches him peeking. See what he has to say when he catches you!

Two Chris Moose designs are available in our Library in both svg and pdf file formats.
Chris Moose
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Fabulous Faux Stained Glass Christmas Ornament

Love the look of stained glass? If you can color, you can make this ornament. Coloring between the lines is child’s play as the lines are raised making it pretty much fool proof. Yet you can fool your friends into thinking you spent tons of time on this super quick ornament. It won’t weigh down your tree branches as it is light as a feather.
Adding foil to the back will give it a different and equally fabulous look.
Foiled Faux Stained Glass
Foiled Faux Stained Glass
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Santa’s Sweet Sleigh

Santa’s sleigh has become one sweet ride with this yummy craft made from candy bars and candy canes. These sweet sleds are great gifts for office co-workers, teachers, hair dressers or any person you want to feel special. Of course the kids lover them too.
They are easy to make and since they come together quite quickly you can make some extras just to have on hand for that last minute gift giving. It is also a sweet way to use paper scraps. Only problem is that they are almost too cute to eat.
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Get around to Iris folding with a Surprise

Learn how to make a round iris folding project with a square template. Yup, a square peg in a round hole. It is made using the Iris folding method. This card is a two for one project as there in an up-cycle project on the inside. So what is iris folding? It is a technique that creates a spiraling inward effect and is reminiscent of the aperture iris on a camera. Iris folding projects are worked on the back side of an opening of a piece of card stock. Strips of folded paper are laid down in a particular order. Need a template? Check out our iris folding template design page