A Minnie Inspired Card Cricut Tutorial

For the Color My Heart Color Dare

This week, at the Color My Heart Color Dare blog, our design team is creating with the color palette from the Happiest Place collection. This collection is full of bright playful patterns, foil cardstock, and all sorts of digital images – which I will be using today on my Minnie Inspired Birthday Card.  Along with today’s Color Dare inspiration, I have added a short Cricut Tutorial showing you how I created the card. Before I show you my project, let’s take a look at this week’s Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge

You do not have to use the Happiest Place collection to create your project, but you do have to stick with the colors on the Tic-Tac-Toe board and link your project to the blog before August 6th. 


I realized that it has been a while since I have created a Cricut tutorial for you, so I decided to make a simple design you could recreate.  This Minnie inspired birthday card is full of fun details like heat embossing, doodling, and some glittery text.

In the video tutorial, I walk you through how to create the mouse head image, how to upload your Happiest Place Digital Art designs, and how to assemble to card. You will even learn how I shaded to adorable wood button using a Lemonade Shimmer Brush. 

The inside of the card has a sentiment written with a Glitter Gel Pen using my Cricut Maker. I chose to add another stamped image inside the card for a little color and to meet the design challenge. 

All around this little card, I added some doodles.  If you follow me on Instagram, I occasionally post my doodles. Whenever life seems overwhelming or I just need to give the brain monsters a break, I grab a pencil and draw. Getting to add doodles to projects, like this, is such a joy for me. 

This Minnie inspired card is so simple to make and can be replicated multiple times using your Cricut machine.  You will need to own the images from the Happiest place collection to make this card, but you will not regret purchasing them. There are so many fun images you can use on t-shirts, scrapbook pages, cards, and more. 

These digital images are part of our July/August special so I am not sure how long you will be able to order them.  If you are wanting to make more theme park designs, you may want to grab them sooner than later. 

I am sure that by now you are ready to see how I created this card in Design Space.  In the video description there is a list of each of the tutorials and a time code for you to click on.  If you have a few minutes, please subscribe to my channel and check out the other Cricut Tutorials I have for you.  

I hope that you were inspired by today’s project and that you learned a new technique you wish to try. I always love hearing about people who are dusting off their Cricut machines and trying something new. 

Don’t forget to add your creation to the Color Dare Tic-Tac-Toe challenge this week.  Remember, you do not have to use the Happiest Place products, but you do need to use the color palette shown above and link your project to the blog before the challenge ends. 

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Having Fun in My Cricut Classroom

Back in April, when this whole “go virtual” thing started happening, I decided that it was time to start my online Cricut Classroom.  This idea had been lurking in my brain matter for months.  I’ve taught local Cricut classes for the past four years and wanted to find a way to teach more people, like you, how to use those wonderful machines you’ve invested in – thus the Cricut Classroom was born.

So what exactly have we been doing in my Cricut Classroom? Quite a bit!  We have been Covering Our Basics as we discover Design Space, create with images, and talk about all the features you can use.  Last week, the students learned how to create these magnificent shadowboxes using the Aurora Cricut Collection

Aren’t they just fabulous?! I love how those Aurora background papers make you feel like you are right in the middle of a mountain scene.  I was so proud when each of the students in my class posted their finished shadow boxes.  They all took what they had learned in the past three weeks and made some beautiful creations for their homes. 


Here are just a few of the comments that were made after class:

My 23 yr old son saw it and said he wants me to make some for friends. So there’ll be more practice for me. Really enjoyed this process, thanks Carrie.

Thanks for this fun project!

Got it done! Fun project. Thank you Carrie!


Today, we started working on a scrapbook page with an SVG title and three-dimensional flower. I chose to use one of Close to My Heart’s Free Stay At Home SVGs for my title backed with those adorable spring Mix-Ins papers. I am loving how my layout turned out and I can’t wait to see everyone’s finished projects.  

For those of you who are wanting to learn more about Design Space & how to use your Cricut machine, I would love for you to join us in the Cricut classroom.  You have multiple subscription options to choose from.  If you are just starting out with your Cricut machine, I have a FREE Class that I would like for you to consider joining. Each month, I offer a Cricut Basics Online class for new Cricut crafters where I teach machine set-up and Design Space basics in a private Facebook group.

When requesting to join the group, you will need to complete the questioner and agree to the rules before you will be approved to join.  Once you have taken the class, you can decide if you want to continue your Cricut learning in my Cricut Classroom.  

I would truly love for you to join us as we create each week with our Cricut machines. Feel free to comment below if you have any questions about my Free Cricut Classes or my online Cricut Classroom membership group. 

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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. 

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.

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