Another Reimagined Project: A Magical Beauty Bag

Over the past month, I have been playing with the Magical Unicorn key in the Everyday Moments collection to create two layouts – A Magical Birthday and A Magical Christmas.  Each one of these included a simple video tutorial for you to follow. Today, I have another project for you using that Magical Unicorn Key and HTV Iron-On Vinyl with another easy-to-follow tutorial showing you how to create a Magical Beauty Bag. 

My video tutorial will walk you through the design process in Cricut Design Space showing you how to create this project using the templates and attach features and show you how to apply HTV to your projects using an EasyPress Mini.  Before we go to the video, I want to tell you more about this project and let you know that a supply list can be found at the very bottom of this post. 

All of the images for this Magical Beauty Bag were taken from the Everyday Moments Cricut collection.  I took apart two of the image design (keys) and used the images to create the front of this bag. 

This make-up bag was a free give-away from Ulta, but I am sure you probably have one in your stash that needs decorating.  This design was cut from regular Heat Transfer Vinyl, Everyday Iron-On, and Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl.  In my video I show you how to cut each one of these using your Cricut Machine. 

Here are a few Tips & Tricks for using Heat Transfer Vinyl 

  1. Mirror your design in Design Space before cutting. 
  2. Place the vinyl shiny-side down on a standard grip mat.
  3. Choose “Custom Materials” on the Air2 Dial & select the material.
  4. Make sure your blade doesn’t have any nicks and it sharp before cutting. 
  5. Use weeding tools to remove the excess vinyl from the backing sheet. 
  6. Refer to the Cricut Heat Guide for temperature and application. 

My video tutorial explains each one of these tips in a little more detail.  On this design I chose to add a little glitter HTV.  If you chose to use a glitter iron-on, you will need to make sure that the glitter pieces are your top layers.  You cannot layer other iron-on designs onto glitter easily, so it’s best to make sure that the glitter vinyl is always your final layer. 

After all the vinyl had been attached to the front of the bag, I decided to add a little more bling with a handmade tassel and flower charm.  The tassel contains a few bits of our Gold Embellishing thread to match the gold on the design and bag.  I just love that little bit of bling

This project was so simple to make and perfect for a summer project with friends or to make and give away as a gift.  

For those who enjoy my Cricut Tutorials, here is a video for you to view It walks you through all the steps to create this Magical Beauty Bag – from design to completion – with plenty of tips along the way. 

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I hope that today’s project inspired you to take another look at the Everyday Moments Cricut collection and create a Magical Beauty Bag project of your own.  Remember, this Cricut collection is only available through the affiliate link below – it is not available in Access or through the Cricut website. 

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Here is a List of the Supplies Shown Today (view all my supplies)

Creating with the Complete Creativity Collection

From Scrapbook Layout to Iron-On

Earlier this week, I posted my review of the new Complete Creativity™ collection with the promise of showing you how to use the collection to the fullest potential.  If you haven’t had a chance to read the post, here is a quick review of the Perks & Quirks of the Complete Creativity Collection.  MissCarriesCreations-HalloweenShirtCompleteCreativity

Today, I am going to walk you through how to get around a few of the “quirks” in this collection using the UNGROUP and CONTOUR featuresand I have added a short video showing you how I created this whimsical Pumpkin Shirt using these techniques.

Let’s start with the UNGROUP feature

When I add this Halloween Layout to my Canvas, the images are GROUPED together. This allows me to manipulate the size of the layout proportionately as one complete image.


When I UNGROUP them image, I can resize each image individually and manipulate them individually.


Here, I UNGROUPED the image, then resized the October 31st banner to lay over one of the photo mats.


You can delete and recolor any image without ungrouping, but you will need to UNGROUP to resize, contour, slice, weld, or attach an image.

Let’s talk about the Contour Feature

Using the same Halloween Layout, I am going to work on creating the title images for my shirt. I first UNGROUP, then DELETE the images I do not want to use.


I only want the words on this image, but the title is a dual image with the journal strips below. This is where I will use the CONTOUR feature.

I click on the title image, choose CONTOUR, then click on the images to remove them. I can do this on the image itself or in the list of images on the right.


Once I have done this with all three journal strip images, I have only the title remaining.MissCarriesCreations-CompleteCreativityContourTitle

For those of you who are visual learners, I have created a simple how-to video to show you how I used images from Complete Creativity™ along with these techniques to create this this adorable Pumpkin Shirt.

I hope that this has inspired you and helped you realize the potential of this Cricut™ collection.  This collection is not available in Access. It is an exclusive collection that can only be purchased through my website and is full of images you can use for all of your paper crafting, card making, and home decor projects.

I can’t wait to see what you create!


Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.