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YouTube Video: Cricut-ized Target Dollar Spot Banner

Target Dollar Spot Felt Banner, Cricut-ized!

As promised, here is the YouTube video about how I turned a $3 Target Dollar Spot red Felt Banner into a gorgeous Retro Valentine’s banner using NEW Cricut Premium Vinyl in Textured Metallic Gold!

https://youtu.be/to9PoRQ2-FA

I discuss the differences between Cricut’s new Premium Vinyl and “the other brand”. 
We talk about the term “permanent” as it relates to vinyl.

My FREE Design Space file on the Cricut Community–search for and follow my Cricut Community Profile (Ritamarie Cavicchio) to get ALL of my FREE Cricut Design Space files!

You all know how *new* I am to making videos and I have always appreciated your insights and feedback. Thank you!

MO’s suggestion to me was to remind you to SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel and to like the videos. He also told me if you “ring the bell” you’ll be notified of all my future videos.

I hope you enjoy it!!

 

This is the original blog post:

I’m back with another great Target Dollar Spot find that I’ve made even better by giving it a little Cricut touch!  And just in time for Valentine’s Day! ❤

I found this great red felt banner at the Target Dollar Spot and I just couldn’t resist!  It was just THREE dollars and was perfect for embellishing with some Cricut vinyl.  The red felt banner consists of seven traditional flags in Valentine-y red felt with white stitching.

It was just begging to be paired with something gold!  

At first I thought I’d use some Cricut Iron-On, but then I remembered I had this roll of new TEXTURED gold vinyl that I’ve been just dying to try!  And I am glad I did!

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I know what you’re thinking: “Wouldn’t Iron-On be better on felt?”

The answer is: “Not Always!”

The wonderful texture of this textured vinyl is just perfect with the red felt and, because of its permanent bond, the Cricut Textured Vinyl grabs those felt threads and hangs on and on! LOVE Felt Banner

Furthermore I’m totally digging the amazing texture and how awesome it works with these traditional images.

And, of course, ALL of the images used in this project are available in Cricut Access for free to subscribers–otherwise it wouldn’t be a true Cricut Access Challenge, would it?

I hope you enjoy Cricut-izing these amazing felt banner, which can be used year after year for your Valentine’s Day decor!

Target Felt Banner, Cricut-ized

Totally adorable, am I right?

Here’s the Pinterest link for this project: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/273030796146215258/

And here’s the FREE Design Space file in the Cricut Community: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/130635479

Please remember, if you are going to place an order for Cricut supplies–such as the some of this amazing Textured Vinyl–I would really appreciate it if you used my affiliate link: https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=40359&m=51766&u=1089398

As a “thank you”, you can use my code “MISSRITA1” with the link to receive 10% off your order and free shipping (some exclusions do apply).

Thank you and you know what I always say: “Go forth and Cricut, my friends!”

Best always,

Miss Rita

LOVE Felt Banner

 

 

 

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Another Target Dollar Spot Find, Cricut-ed!

It seems my post about Target’s Dollar Spot has struck a cord with a lot of my readers!

Perhaps there are more “frugal”–dare I say “cheap”?–people out there than I imagined?!?

Of course, I’d be foolish if I didn’t capitalize on this momentum, wouldn’t I?

So today I’m showing you what I did with a $3 Target Dollars Spot cosmetic case and some new Cricut Holographic Vinyl.

Holographic anything is right up there with foil and glitter for me, so I–of course–jumped at the chance to get some of this brand new Iron On from Cricut when it first released.

Again, totally worth it!

My only complaint about Holographic materials in general is that they are difficult to photograph, but otherwise I could stare at this shiny stuff forever. Couldn’t you?

I chose this adorable and quite roomy cosmetic bag from Target’s Dollar Stop on my recent visit.

And, yes, it was only three dollars!

Look how glammed up it looks with Cricut’s new Holographic Iron-On!!

Simple, cute and CHEAP!!

Cricut Access Challenge: Target Dollar Spot Case

My Design Space files include SIX different designs that would be appropriate for this project–all cute and correctly sized–so you could really go to town with this project and make one for each of your friends!

Here’s the Pinterest pin for this project: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/273030796146168998/

And here is the Design Space file in Cricut Community: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/128249520

And don’t forget the Holographic Iron-On from Cricut, which you can find through my affiliate link:  https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=327204&m=51766&u=1089398

Oh! ICYMI:

Here’s the link to yesterday’s project featuring a faux leather passport cover from the Target Dollar Spot: Cricut Access Challenge meets Target Dollar Stop!

Had enough? No???

Good! I’m glad you want more, because I’ll be doing a monthly Target Dollar Spot post here on the blog. You might want to bookmark my site so you don’t miss a thing!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Here are the links again:

Pinterest link: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/273030796146168998/

And here is the Design Space file in Cricut Community: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/128249520

“Go forth and Cricut, my friends!”

Best always,

Miss Rita

Please note: This post may contain affiliate links, which means if you click on one of my links and buy something I will receive a small commission from your purchase. Thank you for using my links as this is how I support myself and keep MO in pickles and Ted E. Bear in chew toys–they both are insatiable!

Here is my affiliate link in case you want to buy some super cool stuff from Cricut!  May I suggest some Holographic Iron-On?

https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=327204&m=51766&u=1089398

I do so appreciate your continued support. 

Remember if your order exceeds $50 and you use my code MISSRITA1 and link, you will receive an extra 10% off and free shipping on most items!

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Cricut Access Challenge meets Target Dollar Stop!

Passport Cover

I have to laugh. 

My sister and I used to take turns calling each other “cheap” and getting angry.

But the reality is we’d both do anything to save a few bucks!

But seriously, folks, we refer to each other as “frugal” and it makes it all feel better.

Frugality is a deeply seated New England tradition and I have been thoroughly steeped in it from decades of growing up with Depression Era parents.

“Why spend more money than you have to?” has always been my family’s motto and ferreting out “good deals” was mandatory growing up.

Clearly the folks at Target know this or they wouldn’t have created the very popular Dollar Spot area of their store.

For those that don’t know, the Dollar Spot is an area–usually in the front of the store–that is stocked with seasonal or everyday items that range in price from one dollar up to $5.  Nothing is ever over $5 and most items are just a buck–hence the name Dollar Spot.

Target keeps their Dollar Spot inventory fresh and always rotating, so it’s like a treat for us “frugal” people every time we show up.

This week’s Target shopping adventure was no exception–I snagged an adorable Passport Cover in rose gold faux leather, a zippered pouch for cosmetics and two Valentine’s banners.

Total spend in the Dollar Spot?

$8!  That’s right! Eight dollars!

Worth it!!!!

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Today’s Cricut Access Challenge features the $3 rose gold Passport Cover embellished with Cricut Iron-On.  There are five designs in this Design Space file for you to choose from, so do make sure you check out the full DS file on Cricut Community.

 

A few thoughts on this project:

  • Cricut has a practically-life-saving interactive tool online that helps you choose the right settings for your project.  For my project, I set my smallest sized EasyPress 2 to 280 degrees, because I was using Cricut Everyday Iron-On with a Faux Leather passport cover and only pressed for 5 seconds.
  • You can download and print the Settings Guide, if that is better for you!
  • All of the designs in this project are about 3.5″ wide, which fit perfectly on my Target Dollar Stop Passport Cover, but you can adjust the sizes as needed
  • Don’t be upset if you see a color change on your faux leather when you remove your EasyPress! Any color changes are from the heat of the iron and should go back to the original color once cooled
  • The smallest sized EasyPress 2 is perfect for small projects like this one!
  • If you don’t already have one of the awesome new EasyPress Totes, I highly recommend them!  And…P.S.!!!  They can be decorated, too!

 

EasyPress 2, Mini

Pinterest pin for this project:   https://www.pinterest.com/pin/273030796146161811/

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Design Space file on the Cricut Community: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/128253187

“Go forth and Cricut, my friends!”

Best always,

Miss Rita

 

Please note: This post may contain affiliate links, which means if you click on one of my links and buy something I will receive a small commission from your purchase. Thank you for using my links as this is how I support myself and keep MO in pickles and Ted E. Bear in chew toys–they both are insatiable!

Here is my affiliate link in case you want to buy some super cool stuff from Cricut!  May I suggest the new EasyPress Totes?  Or some great new Holographic Iron-On?

https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=327204&m=51766&u=1089398

I do so appreciate your continued support. 

Remember if your order exceeds $50 and you use my code MISSRITA1 and link, you will receive an extra 10% off and free shipping on most items!

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