Cricut

Glass Etching With Cricut

I was killing time in a dollar store last week when I found some gorgeous black tinted tall glasses. I put 4 of them in my cart along with about $40 worth of other stuff. I knew just what I wanted to do with them and today I finally found a little time to work with them!

A bit of back story here:

My 11 year son has been bugging, I mean seriously driving me crazy, to watch the movie IT. I told him under no circumstances was he allowed to watch it but that I would find him a different show that would be a little more age appropriate but was still “scary”. I had watched a few episodes of Supernatural a couple years ago but for some reason I never really got into it. I decided to give it another try but this time I would watch it with someone. That someone is my son. (It is rated PG according to Netflix so judge me if you will) Anyways he loves the show and we have been binge watching it all summer. We are currently half way through season 8. He loves it so much that he is going to dress up as Dean for Halloween. I will post more on that closer to Halloween as he wants us to make a hunting kit and everything!

Back to the present:

As I said above my son loves Supernatural. I thought that these black tinted glasses would make great themed glasses for him. I had purchased the svgs previously to make t-shirts (we still have to do that!) I cut the svgs out of a stencil vinyl with my Cricut Explore Air 2 and weeded out the parts that I wanted etched into the glass, placed the stencil on the glasses and made sure that it was firmly attached especially around the inner edges where I wanted the etch to be crisp.

I put a generous amount of Rustoleom Tub & Tile etching cream. I left it on for about 15 minutes. I scrapped off as much etching cream as I could without moving the stencil then rinsed the rest off in my stainless steel kitchen sink.

After all of the rinsing I removed the stencil and rinsed again. I love the finished look! I was only able to make 3 this afternoon because I didn’t realize that I had broken the 4th glass on the way home from the store. I will go back tomorrow to get a few more of these black tinted glasses!

Here is the set of 3. If you are a fan of the show you will know the significance of these symbols.

I am most excited with how this one turned out! I had planned on giving these to him for Christmas but I was so excited with how they turned out that I decided to give them to him today! I will work on a different theme for his older brother.

Supplies needed

  • Cricut Explore to cut stencil (or prepurchased adhesive stencil)
  • Stencil vinyl
  • Etching cream (I used Tub & Tile by Rustoleom)
  • Sponge paint brush
  • glass
ball hockey, Cricut, Family, kids, sports

Hockey Family-Cricut Style

You may or may not know that we are a hockey family that doesn’t play ice hockey! 😂We watch hockey. We play street hockey. We play knee hockey. We talk hockey. We collect hockey cards. We talk stats! We love the stats! My boys DO however play ball hockey which is basically, hockey off ice!

Every season has playoffs, hopefully ending in a trip to the medal games. We have made it to the medal rounds a few times before but have always come up empty. The one constant in our playoffs is the t-shirts that I wear to cheer on my teams! For the past few seasons I have used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut and design my t-shirts. I used my Cricut Easy Press to press it.

Here are some of my past t-shirts. As you can see our teams have been the Grizzlies and the Wolves.

Again we are on the Grizzlies and Wolves but last playoffs I only made one Wolves shirt because both boys ended up on Wolves team but in different age groups. This time I needed another Wolves shirt to wear so I made this one for me.

My younger son wanted to get in on the T-shirt action so we made him this one which he will proudly wear this weekend to his brother’s games.

Unfortunately our team drew the short straw so we have a game at 7am on Sunday morning! 😴 I made a shirt for the occasion! I love this shirt so much that I will be wearing it a lot even when we aren’t in playoffs!

I love using my Cricut Explore Air 2 and Easy Press. It gives us the flexibility to create what we want, when we want it! You can bet that as long as my boys are playing ball hockey I will be making playoff shirts!

Creative Moments Challenge, design team, Uncategorized

Red & White Queen-Creative Moments Challenge #137

Welcome to my Creative Moments project for the Creative Moments Challenge Blog Challenge #137. The theme this week is all about fairies and other magic/mystic/fantasy creatures.

My sponsor for this round of challenges is

There are so many pretty digi stamps at the Mari Digi Stamps store! My chosen digi is Red and White Queen. I thought this would be part of a really cute and fanciful table centre piece. I started by colouring the image with Spectrum Noir markers.

I used permanent metallic markers to colour the crowns and buckles. Fussy cutting is not my friend! 😕

The cup was cut with my Cricut.

Here is the complete project! I hope you like it!

Supplies used: Mari Digi stamp, Spectrum Noir markers, Chameleon markers, DCWV card stock, & various ephemera.

Scrapbooking

12 Month Journey Of Craftiness

I love to make things! I know you have heard it from me before but lately most have my crafting has been for others. I have decided that the new year will bring a renewed love of crafting just for me. I realized that since July most of my projects have been for others, whether it be custom orders or gifts.

I made this layout at least a couple of years ago! Notice anything about it? It has no picture! It has been sitting in my To-Do pile for quite some time. This is what inspired my “12 Month Journey Of Craftiness Event on my Facebook page. Scrapatini on Facebook

I hope you will join me and maybe take your own Journey Of Craftiness in the new year! Happy Crafty New Year!

Craft Sale, Family

Christmas Cheer-Cricut Made Style

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So Christmas is just under 10 days from today. All of our actual shopping is done although we are waiting for a few parcels to arrive. I am a little unsure when I am actually going to have time to wrap them though. Our boy’s Christmas lists were a little sparse this year, neither of them are really into toys as they are 10 & 13 years old now. They did ask for a big ticket item each but they also asked for things like movie gift cards to see a couple of movies coming soon. I made the boys some Christmas Eve boxes with a few necessities like chocolate, hot chocolate, socks and more. If I have time I am going to make them some t-shirts with their favourite video games on them.

Since my successful craft sale back in November I have been working on custom orders mostly personalized items. I made some gifts for family, friends, coworkers and neighbours. I use my Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut my designs and if working with htv (iron-on) I also use my Easy Press. These Christmas Pyjama bags and moose were personalized for my boys using both.

If you are looking to treat yourself you can find the Cricut Explore Air 2 & Easy Press here.

Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine

Cricut Easy Press

Cricut Iron On And More Supplies

Here are a few other Cricut-Made items.

Added the rabbits name to the stocking. Teacher ornaments customized.

I love versatility of using my Cricut. I can cut iron-on to create T-shirts and more, vinyl to put on everything from signs & ornaments to wine glasses. It also cuts paper! (shocker right?)

My favourite thing about making shirts is that I can put anything that my heart (or my son’s heart) desires! We made a Wonder canvas for one of his teachers. He loved it so I made him a T-shirt that was opposite colours of the canvas.

I also make myself shirts to cheer on my boys during their ball hockey playoffs.

Which reminds me that we have one last game before the Christmas Holidays. One of my cubs is playing for a bronze medal this afternoon! Fingers, & toes are crossed that we win! Wish us luck!