Cricut Be Mine Blog Hop

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Yep, I’m here again with more Valentine’s goodness!  I can’t stop guys!

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I love Valentine’s day for so many reasons.  I’ll take any excuse I can get to tell my favorite people how much I love them.  I love being able to put up my few Valentine’s decorations after the excess of Christmas.  Glittery hearts, pretty garlands, and bright pillows sure do brighten up the mood on a dreary winter day.  And let’s talk about the food… chocolates, candies, and a delicious meal are all Valentine staples.  What’s not to love?!!

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I’ve made my girls a few ‘valentine’ theme tops this year.  We love using our Cricut to make custom tees each holiday but I usually limit it to one or two per kid since they only get to wear them for such a short time.  Valentine’s things on the other hand can easily be worn all year if you keep them pretty basic.

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My oldest is awesome at coming home from school with a new request at least once a week.  She’ll see someone wearing one of the latest trends and ask me to just ‘whip it up’ for her.  Not too long ago she asked for a tee with stripes on the sleeves and I was happy to hook her up with one.

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I was planning on using the Camden Raglan from Hey June since it comes with sleeve stripes as an option.  I had a lightbulb moment though when I realized I could do those stripes in vinyl in just a fraction of the time.  Seriously sooooo much easier!  I grabbed my other trusty Hey Juniors pattern- the City Park Tee and had a finished garment in no time!  The only alterations I made for this was to lengthen it 1.5″ for her height and I widened the sleeve a bit to give it a more ‘boyfriend’ feel.  The stripes are simply .5″x 12″ strips of vinyl that I applied before sewing up the sleeves.  The 12″ was just barely enough to fit on the size 10 sleeve, you’d want to use a longer piece of vinyl for any tee bigger than that (if you buy the 24″ rolls of vinyl you’re golden but I thought it was worth mentioning if you usually grab smaller sheets).

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The ‘Love’ cut file is just from Cricut Design Space.  I get sucked into all the fun choices and suddenly need to make a million different tees!  So…many…cute…options!  All the fabric in this post is from the lovely Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  I just love all the cotton lycra solid choices and this pretty dusty pink just looks too fabulous on this little miss.

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Little sis is still totally girly and loves anything sparkly and pink.  This outfit is just too her!

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For her I used the Jolly Roger Raglan with the cowl add-on and the free Love Notions Leggins.   These two patterns certainly get a workout around here.  I know if I’m looking for something comfy with a little kick- the JRR is my man.  C’mon, that cowl just takes it over the top!  And when it comes to quick the Leggins with the yoga waistband can’t be beat (even when stripe matching ;)!

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I just love how I was able to take this outfit from boring to brilliant with a little glitter vinyl.  I knew I wanted to do a little play on fabric printing with vinyl.  I cut a ton of mini hearts out of the pink glitter vinyl and scattered them at random on the sleeve and cowl pieces.  The Cricut Easy Press made adhering them a cinch.  I could lay them on the pieces and easily move the Press around without messing them up. It takes just a few seconds and they melt right into the fabric.  I designed the cute little saying in Design Space.  I love how easy it is to do your own text in the program.  So many fonts to chose from and it’s simple to manipulate the letters to get it just right.  Throw in a couple of heart knee patches and this outfit is adorable!

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Kinda makes you want your own, huh?!  I always feel that way when I sew for my kiddos.  Too darn cute!

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Cricut makes holidays so much more fun! This week promises so much darling Cricut inspiration from some of my favorite sewing and crafting bloggers.  Make sure to check them all out! A big shout out to Shelly from Coral and Co. for putting this all together!

Cricut ❤ Be Mine ❤ Valentine’s Day Blog Hop

Monday 1/29 Sweet Red Poppy * Amber Simmons * Sew Sophielynn

Wednesday 1/31 The Intrepid Thread

Thursday 2/1 Heather Handmade * Paisley Roots * Coral + Co

Friday 2/2 That’s Sew Kari * Maytime Moms * Swoodson Says

 

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