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I’ve finally finished some Shrinky Dink earrings. I think they’ve turned out pretty cute. They’ve been finished with a small coat of resin to protect the surface.

See more at my Etsy store.


I decided to make some mirrors and pinback buttons out of the material I got in Hawaii. They turned out pretty cute.

We just got back from vacation in Hawaii. While we were there, I found this little fabric store called H.Kimura Fabric in Kona. I picked up the cutest Japanese fabrics! I can’t wait to make something out of this.

I thought I’d try out some more heat press vinyl. Today I made a Domo kun t-shirt and a Hello Kitty Mouse Pad. The vinyl was cut out on my Cricut Expression using the Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge (my favourite!) and SCAL.

I’m still waiting for my replacement Gypsy to come…

Weeded vinyl ready for pressing

Finished shirt

Hello Kitty mouse pad

I finally got my Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge! It’s so cute. Unfortunately, I’ve already made all my Christmas cards. If I had received this earlier, everyone would have Hello Kitty on their cards.

Anyways, I had to try it so I made 1 card for my niece. (Front and inside.)

The cartridge also has silhouettes of Hello Kitty so I can’t wait to cut some out of vinyl. I’ll probably stick them on my dirt bike to cute it up a little!

I was making some Chinese New Year cards and needed a stamp for the Chinese character for rabbit. I remembered I had picked up some Cricut Cuttables Stamp Sheets on sale at Michaels a while back & thought this would be the perfect time to try them out.  They come in a 2 pack of 6×6 sheets in a vinyl storage envelope. They recommend cutting with a deep cut blade on these settings – blade depth: 4.5, speed: 3, pressure: 4. I’m sure you could cut them with a regular blade on a blade depth of 6 though.

I used a new cricut mat to make sure the stamp material was secured firmly in place. The sheets are quite thin and I could see them slipping around easily if your mat is old or isn’t very sticky. I used SCAL and set up the character to cut at about 1 each in height. I was actually surprised that it cut the little details as well as it did. Here is a pic of the stamp on the block and stamped on paper in black ink.

You have to make sure when you’re inking not to get random ink all over the block (the stamp sheets really are that thin!). If you do wipe it off or make sure you don’t rock the block when you’re stamping or you’ll get ink all over your paper. It turned out better than I expected and came in really handy considering I had no clue where I was going to find a pre-made stamp on short notice. I wouldn’t recommend getting the set that comes with the blocks since it only comes with 1 stamp sheet (unless you don’t already have any blocks).

The finished card:

I received 2 Cricut carts in the mail today. Robotz and Create a Critter.

The Create a Critter cart is awesome. It has so many cute animals & lots of extras. I had to try it right away, so I made up some really quick Christmas cards. I’m still waiting on my Hello Kitty Greetings cart. I can’t wait for it to get here!