January is a great time to start fresh, clean things out, and work on new goals. As you’ve been thinking about New Year’s resolutions, did anything on your list include adding more organization into your life? Maybe your closet or your pantry need some love, but don’t forget about your crafting space, too! Clear the clutter and make your space work for you with Workspace Wonder™, our customizable organization storage solution.
The individual components of the Workspace Wonder line stack on top of each other in a variety of combinations, so you can mix and match the pieces to create a storage solution that’s perfectly tailored to your crafting style and space. And if your needs change, you can easily rearrange the pieces again to get the right fit for you. There are so many possibilities for stacking and storing—you’ll want to discover them all!
Making sure everything has a place is so important. When things are put away and organized, it lets your mind relax, allowing your mental and physical space to be creative. Just having a room that is organized can help you be more creative while crafting (and who doesn’t want that!).
Tools, ribbon, ink pads, markers, and embellishments can all have the perfect home with the Workspace Wonder system. Do you have stacks of 12″ x 12″ cardstock that need to be put away? Stacked Workspace Wonder paper trays will help with exactly that. Top them off with a large tray and a marker stack or tool cubby for additional organization space.
Keeping your craft room organized can also be a huge time-saver, making your time more efficient. What happens when you can’t find that one ink pad or marker you need to finish a project? You spend time frantically searching your craft room, and sometimes even the rest of your house. Keeping supplies like ink pads organized with Workspace Wonder is easy! You can use stamp pad stacks on the carousel base and top. One swivel, and you have exactly what you need, no frustrating search required.
Staying organized can be a challenge, especially when it comes to scrapbooking, cardmaking, and papercrafting, but it helps you be more productive and more creative. Organized space saves time when working on projects and reduces stress. Embrace the joy of an organized crafting space this year by using Workspace Wonder to keep all of your creative supplies in the perfect place.
Let us know how you use Workspace Wonder to craft your workspace in the comments below!
If we’re going to talk about mixing and matching papers, we have to start by talking about our Fundamentals! In a nutshell, each of our color palettes has coordinating Fundamental papers, and these papers feature a variety of single-color paper designs. You can think of them the same way you think of cardstock: You have single-color patterns in each of our exclusive colors that you can use any time you are working with a given color.
We’ve created the Fundamentals so that they can be used as both stand-alone paper packets and be mixed in with themed paper packets, like those in our seasonal idea books. If the thought of trying to mix your Fundamentals with a different paper packet makes you nervous, we’re here to walk you through it, step by step!
Step One: Find the themed paper packet you want to work with. Let’s start with Little Dreamer as an example.Step Two: Look up the featured colors in this paper packet. They’re listed in a few places: on the zip strip at the very top of your papers, in the idea book, and on our website when you’re viewing the paper packet in online shopping.
Step Three: Choose which color you want to add more of to your artwork. Then it’s as simple as finding that specific color in the Fundamental paper packets, and using that paper in your artwork!
Not sure which colors are in each Fundamental paper packet? No problem! They are listed in your idea book and online, just like you can see with the Little Dreamer paper packet above!
For example, let’s say you’re working with Little Dreamer. You see that Thistle is one of the featured colors, and you would like to add more of it to your artwork.
Thistle is part of the Whimsy color palette, so you can pull out your Whimsy Fundamental paper packet, find the Thistle designs, and add them to the other papers you’re going to be using.
Can you spot the Thistle Fundamental paper on this layout?
How about now? 🙂
It matches perfectly, right? There’s also Lagoon Fundamental paper here.
Here are some other examples where we’ve mixed Fundamental papers with themed papers:
No Worries paper packet + Rustic Home Fundamentals neutral chevron paper and linen paper + Adventure Fundamentals Lagoon paper
Prickly Pear paper packet + Whimsy Fundamentals Sorbet paper + Enchantment Fundamentals Sapphire paper
Jack paper packet + Rustic Home Fundamentals neutral linen paper and wood paper+ Uptown Fundamentals black plus-sign paper + Enchantment Fundamentals Ruby paper
Now you certainly don’t have to follow these steps to mix and match papers. You can always just grab patterns and colors that look good together (our artists do it all the time!). But if you haven’t tried going free-style before, or if just the thought of it is enough to scare you, following these steps is a good place to start.
Some Kinda Wonderful is a whimsical, playful paper collection with bright colors and unique designs. Though you may initially look at it and think “little girl,” these papers and embellishments can be paired with all sorts of other photos as well! It really is some kinda wonderful! 😉
Here we have photos of college besties getting together to surprise their friend on her birthday. It’d also be super cute to use this collection with photos from any girls trip, like a trip to the spa or the mall.
On the flip side, this collection also has colors that work well for photos of boys at any age—including black glitter die-cuts.
All we can say is, there’s a whole lotta potential in this one paper collection!
Which of the two layouts is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!
There are only 6 more days to purchase our Welcome Home wreath kit, which includes pre-cut pieces and instructions to create a beautiful paper succulent wreath.
The great thing about this paper wreath, apart from being super affordable, is that it can work in your home all year round! Usually store-bought wreaths are season-specific, but this one adds beauty to any part of your home any time of year.
Today we want to share with you three unique ideas for decorating your home with this homemade wreath. Choose your favorite, or try them all throughout the year!
1. Hang It on an Old Window Frame
If you love shabby chic, try hanging this wreath on a rustic window frame. You can place this window frame on an entry table or mantle and lean it against the wall, or you can just hang it up on any wall. Hang the wreath with some vintage-looking ribbons, like those in our Rustic Home ribbon pack, and you’ve got the perfect country look.
2. Add a Saying
If you love those wooden plaques that say things like “home sweet home” or “live laugh love,” try adding these sayings to wreaths instead. Hang them on wreath hooks, vintage knobs, coat hooks, or just straight on the wall in a row.
3. Personalize School Pictures
Hang a wreath above each kid’s school picture with his or her name. It’s a great way to personalize the standard school picture gallery in your home, and because these wreaths are so affordable, it’s totally reasonable to get one for each kid!
Which idea is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!
The Welcome Home wreath kit helps you create a beautiful paper succulent wreath. With pre-cut pieces you simply punch out, curl, layer, and attach, this is a wonderful place for beginners to start if they’re interested in trying out DIY home décor.
It’s a great project for your first home as a married couple—or give it as a unique bridal shower or wedding present to a friend! The new bride is sure to love creating something herself for her new home—especially with her new last name 😉 !
Our Cut Above™ Forever & Always layout kit is also a great beginner crafting kit for the bride. Those first few years together go by lightning fast, so start the habit of preserving your love story by doing something with all those wedding photos! Trust us, you won’t want to forget those sweet newlywed moments.
This affordable kit comes with pre-cut pieces and instructions for assembling the two pages you see in this album, as well as Memory Protectors™ to keep your pages safe.
It also comes with pocket cards and two divided Memory Protectors™ to create even more pages, which fit in between your main pages for preserving additional pictures and moments from your special day!
The birth of your first child is definitely the time to start thinking about preserving memories—if you haven’t already (and not in that black hole of a phone or computer, either!).
In addition to being affordable (which is a must with a new babe around!), all the pages in this kit come together in less than 15 minutes—really! So complete your kit, and then take a nice long nap with all that time you save. 🙂 Get a feel for how easily these kits come together by watching this quick video:
And while you’re at it…
Why not add a Welcome Home wreath to baby’s nursery? Once again, this is a super affordable and unique baby shower gift, perfect for a new mama who will be nesting like crazy soon. 😉
Whether you’re a newlywed, young mom, or a friend looking for a unique shower gift, the Welcome Home wreath kit and the Cut Above™ layout kits are the perfect go-to projects for beginners. With affordable price tags and easy-to-follow instructions, these kits are sure to light a smile on anyone’s face as she discovers she can craft and make something beautiful for her family.
As your best crafting bud, we’re here to give you the scoop on the latest trends in the crafting industry. One trend that’s been on the rise lately is paper plants—for your home, parties, and everything in between!
Today we want to show you some of our own paper plant creations! We love this trend (especially because it doesn’t make you feel like a bad plant parent), and we have a feeling it will really grow on you, too (Eh? Eh?). 😉
Look at these beauties! We cut the shapes using two of our Cricut® collections (see recipe at bottom of post), and then attached the finished leaves to wire with a hot glue gun. Add them to pots filled with paper crinkle, pebbles, etc, and voila! You’ve got three amazing plants that will live forever!
If making paper plants from scratch seems a bit overwhelming, or if you don’t own a Cricut® machine, we’ve got just the solution for you. Try out our Welcome Home wreath kit, which comes with all the pieces pre-cut AND instructions with step-by-step photos.
The kit’s only available until the end of January though, so if it’s calling your name, get it before it’s gone!
Another fun idea is to play around with arranging paper plants and leaves in picture frames. By slightly bending the leaves here, these plants seem to be growing out of the picture frame.
What do you think of this trend? Yea or nay? Tell us in the comments below!
Ready to make your own paper garden? Then be sure to check out our Cricut® Flower Market collection! It’s filled with tons of flowers, plants, leaves, and other shapes that would be perfect for creating paper plants projects, like this wreath:
It’s already October (oh how time flies!), which means Halloween is right around the corner! If you love creating your own holiday decorations, you’re going to LOVE this two-dimensional paper Halloween village.
All we needed to create this spooky village were a few shapes from our Cricut® collections, including our new Cricut® City Sidewalks digital collection. Yep—those houses with the white front doors are actually from a Christmas Cricut® collection! It’s amazing what a little creativity can create!
In addition to the houses, we used our Cricut® collections to create all sorts of fun details, like black cats and Jack-o’-lanterns…
…and Black Widow spiders, oh my!
To give the village an antiqued look, we sponged the edges of many pieces with ink, like these tombstones. This is also a great way to add dimension any time you’re working mainly with layers of paper.
We think this village would be adorable on a mantle or entry table, but there are all sorts of places you could display something like this! Be creative!
You can see the Cricut® shapes we used for our village below. Use them to create your own paper Halloween village or other decorations inspired by these shapes. Show us what you create on social media by using the hashtag #ctmhhalloween.
Our brand new Holiday Expressions idea book has now been live for almost two weeks, and we’re thrilled you finally get to see all the beautiful seasonal papers we’ve worked so hard on getting just right. 🙂 Part of making sure our papers are absolutely perfect includes balancing themed patterns with non-themed patterns so you have as much versatility as possible when you sit down to create.
Take this artwork, for example. It uses our Jeepers Creepers paper packet, which is Halloween themed, but you would never guess that it came from a Halloween paper packet, right?
The fun lightening bolts are just the pattern for pairing with this spunky little girl. They’d also be adorable with pictures of a little boy.
Now how about this one? Does it remind you of Halloween?
Who would have thought that this paper packet could be paired with spring photos? And yet it totally works! We paired some ribbon from our Whimsy ribbon pack with the purple Jeepers Creepers paper to give it a feminine touch.
Switching seasons, Jeepers Creepers also has colors that are perfect for your fall photos, like these family pictures:
Whenever you pull out our papers to create something, you can count on beautiful themed patterns and also patterns that will work year-round. When it comes to preserving your memories, we want you to get papers with the best value that will also allow you to get as creative as you’d like!
As you’ve probably noticed, succulents are IN! From wedding bouquets and hanging planters to wreaths and mini terrariums, these plants are popping up all over the place! The only problem is that succulents can be tricky plants to keep alive.
If you don’t have a green thumb, try your hand at paper succulents instead! With our brand new Cricut® Flower Market collection, you can create all the trendy succulent projects you see on Pinterest without any of the maintenance.
For example, here is a simple centerpiece and favor for a wedding:
By using different colors of cardstock and daubing a bit of ink around the edges of the succulents for shading, they look even more realistic.
You can also use these succulents in a wide array of home décor projects, like this cute succulent monogram.
If you love these paper succulents, you’re going to love the rest of the flowers and plants you can make with our Cricut® Flower Market collection. Here’s the 411:
The collection features 700 images, including a brand new font!
Each key of the collection contains all the cuts you’ll need for a coordinated card, scrapbook layout, or 3-D project. These cuts include layers to create a flower, a container for the flower, accents and a background, and a title piece, all of which tie into the same theme.
We’ve made layering your flowers easy! All you have to do is enter the size of the finished flower you want for each layer of the flower, and it will cut the layer accordingly (so long as you have Real Dial Size off).
When you purchase the collection, you also get the Adventure cardstock combo pack, featuring our brand new colors, and three exclusive D-size stamp sets.
We’ve designed this collection with scrapbookers and cardmakers in mind, but as you’ve seen from today’s artwork, it definitely lends itself to some wowie 3-D projects as well—just take a look at one more amazing bouquet:
Get your hands on this Cricut® collection, and have fun creating paper succulents and more for your scrapbooks, cards, and home.