From the moment I saw this infomercial I was in love.



I dreamt about a Cricut of my own.


So imagine my disbelief and excitement when Today’s Mama and Cricut asked to me try this unbelievable machine. I was so eager to create fabulous things, but this isn’t quite how it went down. When I saw my boys watching the instructional DVD I should have been suspicious. Just when I was ready to get started I realized my Cricut had been totally commandeered by my 12 and 16 year old boys.


Really this is the biggest testimony to the ease of the Cricut. I was impressed one thousand percent with how creative they could be with this machine —–COMPLETELY on their own without any supervision. They did not want any ideas (interference) from me.


First they made this adorable gift sack and birthday card for their aunt.


The perfect birthday gift!


They made a cool Father’s Day card for their dad.


The perfect Father’s Day card! The cartridge, “Jubilee,” has some cool sayings like “you rock” !


They even made a Father’s Day card for me to give to my dad!


I drew out some ideas for our Fourth of July table and my boys got busy. They made some bling for straws, a fun crayon box (from the Tags, Boxes Cartridge cut at 5 1/4 inch) and put the name on a rocket party favor I made. Cricut’s new cartridge, ” Stand and salute,” is perfect for celebrating the fourth of July.  My ideas are overflowing!


I know I am sounding like a commercial, but I am thrilled that it cuts fabric too. When the boys went to bed I was able to make this embellished onesie in a matter of minutes. The Simply Sweet cartridge is full of darling motifs and a delicate font.  I cut a sweet little flower for the front and a heart for the bottom and sewed the fabric shapes to the onesie.


Next time my boys are gone I am anxious to cut birds and butterflies out of vinyl for my daughter’s bedroom wall. The Home Decor cartridge if filled with adorable designs perfect to decorate your home!


I might have to wait until school starts to really get my chance, but I am thrilled that my boys love it as much as I do. Truly there are no limits— the possibilities are endless!


Cricut is having a fun promotion, “Find the Cricut Ticket” going on from July 1 – August 15th. Twenty winners (yes 20) will receive a seven day Eastern Caribean “Craft Cruise” for two, plus a $600.00 airfare credit! All you need to do is purchase one of four Cricut cartriges for a chance to find a winning ticket. Look for tickets in Jubilee, Simply Sweet, Home Decor or Stand and salute!


Would you like a chance to also win these four cool cartridges?  Today’s Mama is offering free giveaways for Cricut cartridges.  Maybe if you win a free cartridge, it will have a winning cruise ticket too!!

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  1. I am so jealous but happy for you. I can watch the Cricut infomercial all day…..wow, the boys did a great job!!!

  2. I love my Cricut!!! I do so much with it and have made letters, banners….the possibilities like you have shown are endless!! I am about to cut a monogram letters out for my daughters new room makeover….I cant wait. Love this and all of your posts.

  3. That is pretty cool. I wish I had the time to take up some of those cool projects! How fun for kids!

  4. I have a Cricut and now I want the Cricut Expression and I did not know it cut fabric; I’m so excited to give that a try. I also own the Tags, Bags, Boxes and more cartridge and I LOVE IT! Great to see someone else’s creations.

  5. I got one for Christmas!!!! And I haven’t stopped using it since!
    They truly are the greatest. My husband has been getting props for months for getting it for me and all of my friends think he is the greatest husband ever because of it. Tell your husbands they can become heros too if they get you one. 🙂

    I have been really getting into applique. I cut out letters in the fabric and Heat and Bond it to whatever. So cute!!!

    Me + Cricut = BFF

  6. I bought one in the spring. I adore it. I have vinyl allll over the house, cards galore, so many ideas I can barely stand it. How much fun. Thanks for the ideas, though. Love it.

  7. I’m with Biddy….I have wanted one of those forEVER!!! That’s it…I’m getting one for my birthday this year!!!

  8. I didn’t know you could cut fabric with it….I’ve got one of the older Cricuts…I’d love to have the newer model but that isn’t going to happen any time soon! LOL!

  9. Pretty cool post. I just came across your blog and wanted to say
    that I have really enjoyed browsing your posts. Any way
    I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon!

  10. Hey so I got one of these for mothers day and I was really excited about doing some vinyl and some fabric appliqués for onesies. I can’t get them to come out…you had that problem or am I doing something wrong. I have the deep blade on my expressions and I have it cutting as deep as possible and on the slowest setting, still it isn’t cutting well…help!

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