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The Unofficial Book of Handmade Cricut Crafts

Create Personalized Gifts with Your Electric Cutting Machine

Crystal Allen, Andrea Marvan (By (photographer))


List Price: 16.99*
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From the author of The Unofficial Book of Cricut Crafts and the creator of Hello Creative Family and Cutting Machine Crafting comes a brand new book, all about making handmade gifts with your Cricut cutting machine! 

Throughout the pages of this book, author Crystal Allen will walk you through twenty-five new Cricut projects that can be personalized and given as gifts, no matter the occasion. With her easy approach, "pro-crafter tips," and step-by-step photos, you'll feel like you're crafting with your best friend.

Whether you are a skilled crafter or new to DIY, you will find exciting ways to use the Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore Air 2, and Cricut Joy.

If you're new to the Cricut scene, you'll want to pore over the pages that help you unbox your Cricut, giving you a general understanding of the parts of your machine, as well as tips for using Cricut Design Space and Cricut Access.

If you're an experienced Cricut crafter, you can skip ahead to the projects, which use the most popular materials your Cricut can cut. These include fabric (cotton, felt, and fleece); basswood and chipboard; leather; vinyl; paper; and heat transfer vinyl. Tips for using infusible ink are also included.

Projects include: 
  • Glitter cups with hidden picture
  • Tic-Tac-Toe Board Game with Photo Faces Game Pieces
  • Flower Shadow Box Frames
  • Etched Keychains
  • Milestone Baby Blankets
  • Personalized Growth Charts
  • Family Name Welcome Sign
  • "Oh, Hello!" Welcome Mat
  • Etched Glass Casserole Dish
  • and so much more!

Crystal's hope is that the techniques learned throughout the book, along with the included cut files, will inspire you to create designs of your own that you can not only gift, but also sell on creative marketplaces such as Etsy and even at craft fairs.

With your Cricut cutting machine and this book, you'll always be prepared with a handmade gift idea for any occasion including holidays, birthdays, graduations, baby showers, housewarmings, weddings, and more! Show love and appreciation with personalized, handmade gifts that are easier to make than you ever thought! (Seriously, get ready to hear a lot of "You made this?!")

Skyhorse, 9781510766563, 304pp.

Publication Date: September 7, 2021

About the Author

Crystal Allen is the owner and creative director of Hello Creative Family, a website for families looking to ignite their creativity with simple, playful, and fun crafts, DIYs, and recipes. Raised by two creative parents, Crystal is a firm believer that creative parents raise creative kids. With an emphasis on projects that take sixty minutes or less to make, Hello Creative Family’s goal is to inspire families everywhere to carve out a bit of time to get creative and create a handmade, homemade, heart-made home. She is the author of Caticorn Crafts and The Unofficial Book of Cricut Crafts. Crystal resides in British Columbia, Canada.

Andrea Marván is a writer and photographer with a passion for design, travel, and all things handmade. Being a creative person herself, she loves using photography to tell captivating stories about makers and creative individuals. Most recently, her work has been published in magazines such as UPPERCASE, Little U, Montecristo, Maple, and Edible Vancouver. She resides in Vancouver, B.C, Canada.