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DIY Personalized Packing Cubes with Martha Stewart and Cricut

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Can I tell you about the magic of packing cubes? Well, sit right down, grab a drink, and let’s talk. They are the best thing I’ve discovered for trips of any kind. Available in a wide variety of sizes and shapes, pack your undies in one and your t-shirts in another. Shoes are protected from your clothes. Dirty clothes can come home in their own cube. Your stuff is separated from your partner’s stuff. You can open your suitcase in the airport without your unmentionables flying everywhere.

Truly. Magical.

Like any good organization item, personalization makes them even better. You’ll instantly know who’s cubes are who’s when unpacking at your honeymoon destination. Using the Cricut Explore Air 2 Martha Stewart Edition and the Martha Stewart Materials bundle from Michael’s, I personalized these packing cubes to use on our next trip.

Materials you’ll need:

Cricut Explore Air 2 Martha Stewart Edition

EasyPress2 Martha Stewart Edition

Set of packing cubes (similar)

Martha Stewart Materials bundle

I’m using a technique here to layer the iron-on material onto the packing cube. Each color of iron-on is pressed on individually, on top of each other, right onto the packing cube. I chose a font available in Cricut’s Design Space that already made a square and a letter as I typed.

Think of all of the personalization you could do on these cubes! Take it a step further by labeling what goes into each one. Or label them by color. Get crazy and throw in your monogram.

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Round Up: The Best Guestbooks

My top 10 picks for modern wedding guestbooks for all of you brides and grooms out there. The point of the guestbook is, well, exactly what it sounds like: to have a place for guests to record that they were present at your wedding. Some guests will simply write their name. Some will write a whole message. Others will draw pictures. Years from your wedding, you’ll be able to flip through to remember everyone who celebrated with you.

You can go simple, like #3, with a blank book for everyone to write you a message. With some planning, you can do #1, and print a photo album of your relationship for guests to experience. For a more tactile approach, a vintage typewriter like #9 will give your guests a fun surprise moment while they type out a loving message for your marriage.

I like #6 as a piece that you can display in your home after the wedding. Customize it with the day of your first date, first I love you, and engagement date. Have your guests sign their names all around the dates.

For a more minimal couple, #10 would look awesome styled on the built-ins in your living room. Put out slips of paper for guests to write their messages on to drop in the box.

Your guestbook is one of the easiest things to cross off of your to-do list. Order it now, pack it up, and it’s one less things to think about. While you are at it, don’t forget the pens, instax camera and film (if you are doing that option), and a pretty pen cup.

  1. Artifact Uprising Guestbook
  2. Self-Adhesive Photo Album
  3. Modern Guest Book
  4. Kolo Photo Album
  5. Minimal Guestbook
  6. Date Sign
  7. Heart Drop Frame
  8. Jenga Set
  9. Typewriter
  10. Brass Box
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DIY Wedding Favor bags with Cricut and Martha Stewart

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

We all know that time is finite when planning a wedding, and although DIY projects are fun, no one wants to be slaving away on favor bags for longer than say 2 hours. I think that two hours is a sufficient amount of time to spend on some thank you bags for your guests. It’s long enough that you feel accomplished but not too long that you give up on the project. Turn on two episodes of Queer Eye or blaze through four episodes of Veep while cutting, weeding, and pressing these modern favor bags. This wedding diy project is all about efficiency. With the Cricut Explore Air 2 Martha Stewart Edition and the Martha Stewart Edition EasyPress, you’re able to make four favor bags at one time.

I used the gold foil out of a Martha Stewart Mixed Materials set, a standard grip mat, the Martha Stewart Explore 2 and the Martha Stewart Easy Press.

In DesignSpace, I set up a file that said “Thank you, we love you, Amy & Joe.” Obviously sub your own names here. Then I put a square around the words, selected everything, and hit Slice. This cut the words out of the square. Once the Cricut did it’s magic, it was onto weeding all of the letters out of the iron-on.

The Martha Stewart EasyPress 2 comes with a mat that is specifically made to be the perfect size for the machine. I was able to press four small favor bags at one time. Follow the EasyPress directions for the correct temperate, amount of time, and pressure level for your materials.

How cute would these be all lined up on a table filled with a yummy sweet treat? Very, very cute. Or you could place one on each guest’s place setting as a fun surprise when they sit down at the reception. Either way, you’ll feel good about yourself completing this project in a few hours. Bonus: you can make these way before your wedding, like months before. Then cross this off your to-do list, pack them up, and move on to your next wedding diy.

Materials Needed

Explore 2 Martha Stewart Edition

EasyPress 2 Martha Stewart Edition

Gold foil iron-on

White favor bags

Cricut tool set

 

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