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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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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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DIY Calligraphy Placecards with Martha Stewart and Cricut

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


In our fourth installment of our series of DIY projects with Martha Stewart and Cricut, I present to you the easiest way to achieve a DIY calligraphy look for your place cards. DIY calligraphy place cards is one of the most popular wedding craft projects. Why? Hiring a calligrapher is expensive, as it should be, because hand calligraphy is so so hard. I tried to teach myself once, I even took a class…and me, the girl who can probably make any kind of craft project, couldn’t get my head around it. I was awful at it.

Take my advice here: use your Cricut Explore Air 2 Martha Stewart Edition to “write” all of your “calligraphy” place cards for you. Plus, make them even cooled by having the calligraphy written onto die cut tropical leaf motifs. Here’s how you do it:

I used the Martha Stewart white cardstock and the Martha Stewart Cricut pen set. I created a file in Design Space with a cut out palm leaf. Then I choose a writing font from the font list to type the names in. The Cricut uses a pen to write the names on the paper and then cuts out the leaf. That’s it! No classes to take, no crafty egos bruised when you realize real calligraphy is hard AF, and you’ve got diy calligraphed place cards in no time.

Materials Needed

Martha Stewart white cardstock

Martha Stewart Fine Point Pen set

Cricut Air 2, Martha Stewart Edition

 

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