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Kait collects vintage teacups, has two King Charles Cavalier Spaniels and firmly believes sandwiches taste better cut diagonally. She’s passionate about supporting Canadian brands and local communities.

Blog topics include: fashion, beauty, food, gluten-free cooking, home decor, DIYs, product reviews, local community events and much more.

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How to make Constellation and Zodiac gold-foil art prints with your Cricut Maker

Needless to say, for my love of all things star-related and the recent craze of constellation and zodiac related designs, I knew I wanted to create something related to this theme for my first go at creating some art prints with the Cricut Foil Transfer System! The reason for this is that if you put the gold foil directly onto the grip mat it will transfer to the mat and ruin it, so we want to make sure the entire sticky part of the surface is covered. At this point, it’s time to switch out your fine point Cricut blade to the Cricut foil tool, with the tip of your choice. When your machine is done with the foil transfer, unload the machine and carefully remove the masking tape, followed by the foil transfer sheet (this should just pop right off once the tape is removed).

International Women's Day – easy DIY custom shirts with Cricut Joy

For this shirt, I decided to use a pre-made cut file that I found in Cricut Design Space that said “let equality bloom” and was surrounded with some flora details – I just thought this design was so pretty and perfect for International Women’s Day. Smart iron-on material or regular iron-on plus Cricut Joy mat Because I was using a mixture of both Smart iron-on and Everyday iron-on, when selecting you materials Design Space will give you an option to load your materials “multiple ways”. Remember, when working with iron-on the shiny side always goes down on your cutting mat or for Smart Materials, you simply load it shiny side down, and line it up with the base of the machine.

I love you a latte – DIY Valentine’s Day inspired latte art stencils with the Cricut Maker

I also tried using 100% beetroot powder to create some red hearts, but that didn’t work out as nicely as the latte powder. I made some custom designs as well (stay tuned for another post on those later!), but for these ones I just searched keywords like “heart” and “Valentine’s Day” in Design Space. If you chose a different acetate sheet, I’d recommend doing a few test cuts first to see what pressure and settings work best to produce a clean cut. Next, I would pop the stencil off the grip mat and then remove the detailed cuts/shape from the stencil by hand or with my Cricut tweezers for smaller pieces.

Christmas Cranberry Sangria

Cranberries are one of my favourite things to experiment in the kitchen with this time of the year I thought I would take the time to finally upload the recipe here so that it’s easier to find! Christmas looks a little different this year, so we’re not having our usual brunch, but my friends, family and I have been making the most of it anyway we can. We’ve done drive-through Christmas light tours, secret Santa’s by snail mail and virtual Christmas parties and trivia nights; the latter of which this cocktail has been my go-to drink of choice for.

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