How To Make Funky Jungle Boxes With The Cricut Maker

paper box project

There’s little we love more than following a Cricut Maker tutorial. This week, we decided to mix it up with a paper crafting project — making these cute triangle boxes. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s the perfect project for anyone wanting to make some beautiful gift wrapping with the Maker. You need minimal materials … Read more

A Huge List Of The Best Cricut Tutorials Ever

cricut tutorials for beginners

You guys should know by now just how much we love the Cricut Explore Air 2 cutting machine. Scratch that — we love the entire Cricut line of products. That’s right: from the Cuttlebug to the Expression to the Maker and everything in between. To celebrate our love, we’ve compiled this list of the best Cricut tutorials … Read more

How To Use Cricut Iron On Vinyl

cricut iron on instructions

One of our favorite materials to work with is Cricut Iron On. But it’s also one of the most complex and easy to mess up — no wonder why most beginners and first-time users shy away from it! We’ve already done a general guide to using heat transfer vinyl, but we thought it was about … Read more

Silhouette Cameo 3 vs Cricut Explore Air 2

Before you read our verdict on Cameo 3 vs Cricut Explore Air 2, please note: It’s the ultimate battle of the craft cutting machines… Cameo 3 (available to buy on Amazon) vs Explore Air 2 (also available to buy on Amazon or the Cricut Store). Which will come out on top? Silhouette released their hotly … Read more

Sizzix Eclips2 Review

sizzix eclips2

Hold on to your horses. We’ve found a craft cutter to rival the Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore Air. The Sizzix Eclips2 electronic cutting machine (available now on Amazon) hasn’t had as much airtime as its popular rivals, but if it’s precision cutting you’re looking for, you can stop looking. For perfect scoring, reliable cutting … Read more

Cricut Cuttlebug Review

cricut vs cuttlebug

Sometimes there’s nothing better than turning our backs on our fancy electronic cutting machines and busting out the brilliant Cricut Cuttlebug (available to buy on Amazon) instead. This little guy is one of the best craft cutters and embossers on the market — no wonder its got such a huge fan base. Sure, you’re not … Read more

Silhouette Curio Review

silhouette curio review

For the experimental crafters out there, the release of the Silhouette Curio (available to buy on Amazon or Swing Design) cutting machine in Spring 2015 was an exciting moment. It’s marketed as the “perfect machine for DIYers that love to diversify their creativity”. A Silhouette product that can cut, emboss, deboss, stipple and etch? Sign … Read more

Sizzix BIGKick Review

sizzix bigkick vintaj

If there’s one machine that almost all cardmakers love, it’s the Sizzix BIGKick (available now on Amazon). This crank-operated die cutter is a real pocket rocket when it comes to small cutting crafts — and at it’s famously low price, it’s a perfect gift for kids, beginner crafters and those on a budget. We’ll also … Read more

How To Make A Watercolor Cake Stand With Cricut Maker

cricut maker cake stand

Our latest crafting project with the Cricut Maker is this beautiful watercolor cake stand. But this is more than just paper crafts — this week we’re experimenting with heavy chipboard and the renowned Knife Blade. This bad boy can cut up to 2.4mm thick material, which includes balsa wood, matboard, leather, craft foam and basswood. … Read more

How To Make A Valentine’s Sweetie Wagon With Cricut Maker

valentines day crafts

We know, we know… it’s only just the end of January. But there’s nothing we love more than Valentine’s Day crafts! With that in mind, this week we’ve been experimenting with a challenging paper project on the Cricut Maker 3… a Valentine’s Day Sweetie Wagon. Sporting a piggy bank-style slot in the top, this is … Read more

Compared: The Best Sizzix Die Cutters

sizzix big shot vs bigkick

Today we’re comparing machines from the cult classic die cutting company, Sizzix. If you’re curious about who wins in the battles of Sizzix Big Shot vs Big Shot Pro, Sizzix Big Shot vs BigKick and even the Sizzix Big Shot vs Cricut Cuttlebug, read on to discover more. Sizzix is one of our favorite companies … Read more

How to Make Crepe Paper Succulents With Cricut Maker

crepe paper succulents

This week we decided to test out the Cricut Maker with crepe paper — a notoriously delicate and difficult material to cut. We found the Crepe Paper Succulents project in Cricut Access, originally made by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body. Looks good, right? Read on to find out how we got on, and top … Read more

How To Make Cute Dog Neckties With Cricut

dog necktie tutorial

We’re starting a series of Cricut Maker tutorials that are perfect for beginners — and we’ve even got our own craft cutting beginner intern to make these pieces alongside you. If she can do it, anyone can! This week, we’re making super cute double-sided neckties for your dog. We’ve actually adapted it from the ‘Kitty … Read more

Silhouette Alta 3D Printer Review

The Silhouette Alta 3D Printer (available now on Swing Design or Amazon) is the latest product to be released by craft cutting giants, Silhouette. We’ve had a few weeks to play with it so read on for our full review. Are we excited? You bet we are. 3D printing is a natural extension of vinyl … Read more

Cricut Maker Knife Blade Review

cricut maker knife blade

We’ve been waiting for it for months now… introducing the Cricut Maker Knife Blade (available to buy on Amazon)! This revolutionary blade has been made exclusively for the Cricut Maker cutting machine. We’ll be delving into everything you need to know about this exciting tool, but suffice to say that it’s been designed for extra … Read more

Cutting Machine Crafts by Lia Griffith Review

best craft cutting book

We are so excited about the release of Lia Griffith’s first book: Cutting Machine Crafts with your Cricut, Sizzix or Silhouette: Die Cutting Machine Projects to Make with 60 SVG Files. Phew, that’s a long title. Most of you will already be acquainted with Lia Griffith. Her new book is now available to order on … Read more

Cricut BrightPad Review

cricut brightpad review

While we’re waiting patiently for the release of the Cricut Maker 3, we thought it was worth introducing another new product — the Cricut BrightPad (available to buy on Amazon or the Cricut Store). It’s not a new superstar cutter, but it is a tool that promises to make your cutting experience more fun, efficient … Read more

How to Start a Successful Vinyl Decals Home Business

starting a vinyl cutting home business

So, you’re thinking about starting a vinyl cutting home business. If you have a passion for vinyl decals, you’ve probably thought once or twice about turning it in to a small business. Wouldn’t it be great to get paid for doing what you love? The good news is that making money from vinyl decals is … Read more

How To Use Silhouette Cameo 3: A Beginner’s Guide

how to use cameo 3

You all know how much we love the Silhouette Cameo 3 (available from Amazon here) — the popular craft cutting machine from Silhouette. And if you don’t — read our review here and take a look at how it ranked in our Best Vinyl Cutting Machines Guide. Every so often, we’ll receive an email from … Read more