An Easter Egg Cloche | Easter Video Collab

Last month, our Creative Design Team was showing you multiple ways to love your stash. This month, we took a little break from the everyday posts to bring you some projects you can create for Easter. If you haven’t heard about our Creative Design Team, you learn more about us here.


The women on our team did an amazing job this past week! We had shaker egg cards, and a pop-up card, scrapbook layouts, and easy-to-make last-minute cards. Today, I am ending the collab with a home décor project that you can make with your Cricut.

Please don’t feel overwhelmed by this creation – it is not as difficult as it looks. In my video, I share a few ways you can add pizzazz to your Cricut cuts, but you are more than welcome to skip those parts of the project.

As you may know, I love adding lots of detail to my designs. The flowers I cut from the Daisy Meadows collection are designed to assemble flat or with a little dimension using foam tape.

I chose to go a few steps further. Not only did I cut the images from pattern paper and glitter cardstock, but I also added some beads in the center and cut a stamen using a flower thin cut die. As I said, feel free to skip this step. I am a very detail-oriented person. When I create flowers for home décor pieces, I like to make them bold, whimsical, and full of dimension.

In my video, I also share a few tips and tricks in Design Space. You will learn how I like to use templates and color sync. I also walk you through this entire project from start to finish. You will create it in Design Space with me, assemble all the pieces, and put the cloche together.

All of the Cricut cut items are placed on the base of a cloche around a flower foam square. I chose a cloche with a metal base. It matches the décor in my home and the patterns in the Daisy Meadows collection. I found the bell-shaped cloche stands at Michaels craft store, but I have also seen a few on Amazon you can purchase. I put links below in my supply list to both of these.

So.. here is a little tidbit of history for you. Do you know where the term cloche came from or what they are designed for?

Cloche /klōSH/

Bell shaped jar or bottomless glass jug used in France since the 1600’s. The name for a popular bell shaped hat of the 1920s

Knowing where something comes from or where it originated always fascinates me. As a gardener, I have seen a cloche used, but they are usually made of plastic. I didn’t realize that the glass bells we use in home décor are popular mini-greenhouses.

Alright, so now that you have gotten your history lesson for the week, let’s take a look at the crafting tutorial.

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How much fun was that?! Home Décor is one of my favorite paper crafts to make – it is where I started as a Maker and where my heart will always be.

I especially love teaching others how to make creations for their home. I hope this project inspired you to try a few new things in Cricut Design Space and make something for your home this Easter.

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Creating with Cricut & Creativity in Motion

As many of you know, I was blessed with a box of sneak peek products from Close to My Heart and, until now, I could not tell you what those were.  You can’t image how hard it is to have some wonderful crafty goodness sitting in your craft space that you are not allowed to share with anyone. When the boxes arrived, I was tasked to create some projects to share and inspire others and TODAY, I get to finally share my tutorials with you. 


Slimline cards seem to be all the rage right now, so I decided to create my very first one using my Cricut and the NEW Creativity in Motion animation products.  Originally, our Creativity in Motion special was not supposed to be released until September 1st, but Close to My Heart wanted you to be able to get a hold of these products earlier so that you can join us for the free online class in on National Stamping Day. 

In the Creativity in Motion bundle you will receive the supplies and instructions you need to make those adorable cards shown on my website.  I chose to use all the items in my bundle to create something a little different.  This Animated Butterfly slimline card was designed using the papers and stamps in the bundle along with a few images I cut using my Cricut Maker

After cutting out the lattice and flowers, I designed a way for the animated butterfly to peer through a porthole. The butterfly image is one of the many animated stamps you can purchase in this collection.  Right now, you can only purchase the stamp set in the bundle, but, on September 1st, you will be able to purchase it separately; however, getting the bundle at a discount is always a great bonus.  

For those of you who are wondering what an animated card is, it is an optical illusion card.  The stamped images are designed to work with the striped acetate sheets creating the illusion of movement when you shift the image.  

As you can see, when the tab is pulled, the butterflies wings move.  How awesome it that?! It looks like that butterfly is fluttering through a garden of flowers.  

In my video tutorial below, I walk you through the Design Space process to create this card front and I show you some tips and tricks for using these new Creativity in Motion stamps and animation sheets.  

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In the coming weeks, I will be showcasing more of my Creativity in Motion projects. Make sure to subscribe to my blog, newsletter, or YouTube channel so that you do not miss out on these upcoming projects. 


I was honored to be asked my Close to My Heart to create some of these projects for you.  I hope that you were inspired by today’s Animated Butterfly Slimline card and that you plan to create one of your own using the Creativity in Motion products.   

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Let’s Talk About Cricut Pens

Cricut Pens are a great find for those who wish to use their Cricut for writing or creating hand-drawn images on their projects. They also work beautifully without Cricut machine and can be used like any other pen.  Today, I am going to spend just a few minutes talking about the Cricut pens that are currently available, how they can be used, and how to load them into the Cricut machine.  

In the video above, I take five minutes to show you the types of pens you can purchase for your Cricut Machine.  Most of the items in my craft space are duel purpose, so I like to use most of my Cricut pens for everyday doodling and drawing also.  There are quite a few pens available on the website right now, and it can be difficult to decide which ones you really need, so let me help you out by telling you what each of these pens is designed for. 


Fine Point Pens

Cricut’s Fine Point Pens are usually a 0.4 tip and can write and draw with any Cricut Explore machines. These pens come in a varity of colors and are water-based, acid-free, nontoxic, and are permanent after dry.  If you have these pens, you will see an “F” at the base of the pen identifying it as a FINE point pen.  

Extra Fine Point Pens

This tips on these pens are exactly as described.  The extra fine point is 0.3 and like the fine point pens they are water-based, acid-free, nontoxic, and permanent after dry. These are some of my favorite for doodling and drawing detailed images. If you have these pens, you will see an “XF” at the base of the pen identifying it as a EXTRA FINE point pen.  

Gel Pens

Gel Pens, Glitter Gel Pens, and Milky Gel Pens all fall under this category.  The Gel pens are a 1.0 that draw with silky-smooth gel ink.  Glitter Gel pens are 0.8 pens with glitter gel and the Milky Gel Pens are 1.0 silky-smooth milky gel ink.  Each one is a little different, and provide you with smooth free flowing lines when you write or draw. If you have these pens, you will see an “G”, “GG” or “MG” at the base of the pen identifying them as a gel pen.

Infusible Ink Pens & Freehand Markers

There are two types of infusible ink pens. The Ink Pens & Markers are designed to use in your Cricut Explore machine to draw images that can be transferred onto your project.  The Freehand markers are made to allow you to use your creative brain to draw onto printer paper, then transfer the image using a heat-press. Both require the use of  infusible ink blanks and an EasyPress.  


These are just a few of the pen types available. When you visit the Cricut website, you will also find Metallics, Calligraphy Pens, Markers, and more, but the ones listed above are the most commonly used in my craft space.  Not only have I used them for writing and drawing with my machine, they also come in handy when I am writing in my scrapbooks and cards. 

Now that you know a little more about these wonderful Cricut accessories, you can go choose the colors you need for your next project.  If you own a Cricut Explore One, you will need to also grab yourself an Accessory Adapter to use the pens.  

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