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!

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!


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:

And here’s the FREE Design Space file in the Cricut Community:

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:

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





Cricut Access Challenge: Cupid Wall Hanging

Cupid Decoration
Cupid Decoration

I am a child of the 70’s and, as such, I have a weird attachment to cutesy wall decorations.  Let me explain.

Most of the time, we “celebrated” all of the major and minor holidays with cheap paper decorations taped to our door or windows and that was enough for us.  Nowadays it seems everyone has to have full on art installations for every holiday…or, worse yet, hang nothing to celebrate.

Guess that makes me “vintage” or “old school”.  And, well, you can call me anything you like–as long as I get to hang my cutesy paper decorations of yesteryear!

Today’s Cricut Access Challenge harkens back to my old-timey decorations and is quick, easy and adorable, because it uses Cricut’s “Print Then Cut” feature.

Have you tried “Print Then Cut” yet?

“Print Then Cut” is exactly what it sounds like–you print images from your printer and then you use your Cricut to cut it out precisely.

It’s really simple to use and yields incredible results!

And here’s the fun part–the original image doesn’t have to be a printable image, because you have the ability to make any Cricut image “printable” with one easy step.

That’s right!  ALL of Cricut’s images can be manipulated to make them ready to print on your home printer and cut as a single image.  And it’s SO easy to do!


For today’s project we are going to be using this adorable cartoon Cupid from the Seasonal Characters image set.   This small image set also offers an Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, a Leprechaun and even Mother Earth and the good news is they will all work exactly like this Cupid does.  Bonus!

Seasonal Characters Image Set
Seasonal Characters Image Set


Once you’ve located the image and placed it on your canvas, you can size it to whatever size you want.  For my example, I wanted something big enough to show up on a door, so I sized it to 9 inches high.

Once you’ve adjusted the size, highlight the image.  When it is highlighted, you can see there are seven layers to this image, all of which are set to Cut/Print, which means that each layer will print and cut separately.  This is a useful function, but NOT what we want, so we need to meld all the layers into just one layer; we do this by using the Flatten tool, which is on the bottom right corner of your canvas.

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Once you’ve flattened an image, it will print as ONE layer!  When you go to Make It, you will see that you flattened it correctly.  Here’s what your screen should look like:

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Then…from there it’s simple!  Just print it, put it on your mat and cut it! So easy and fun and also sure to assuage your vintage upbringing!

Here’s the Pinterest link:

And here’s the Design Space file in Cricut Community:


“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!

But seriously….I do so appreciate your continued support!

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