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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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Fifth & Final Giveaway Winner!

Hello and welcome, fellow Cricut-eers!

If you’ve been following along on my blog, you know that I gave away FOUR Annual Cricut Access subscriptions and promised a BONUS giveaway on Monday.

I am happy to announce that we have our final winner!

Congratulations to Krystal Laws, who has won our Bonus Giveaway!

Thank you to everyone who entered into the contest! Stay tuned in February as we offer more prizes to our readers!

Now Krystal can join us on our daily Cricut Access Challenges and not have to worry about paying for any images.

That’s the great thing about Cricut Access!  Images that individually cost 99 cents or $1.50 or more are included in the subscription.  If you buy a few images a month, you could easily spend as much as the monthly cost of the subscription–and have over 60,000 images, fonts and projects at your fingertips!!!

 

Need more info?

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been giving away a FREE one year Cricut Access subscription (Standard) for every week in the month of January.  Winners are being announced on the blog (what you are on now) and also on my official Facebook pages and groups.

Cricut Access is the image subscription service that ALL of our Cricut Access Challenge projects are made with and each subscription is valued at approximately $96 each!

 

The fine print:

Winners were chosen and announced each week here on my blog, on the official “Miss Rita To The Rescue!” Facebook page, and in my Facebook groups–Cricut Newbies & Pros for Explore and Maker and Cricut Newbies & Pros for BUSINESS.

This offer was only for people within the US or Canada. No purchase was necessary to enter or win.

Thank you to the awesome Team Cricut and the “Miss Rita To The Rescue!” Facebook Groups admin team for helping us with this offer!

Congratulations again, Krystal! I do hope you enjoy your Cricut Access Subscription!!

 

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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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Cricut Access Challenge BONUS: Birthday Cake Numbers

BONUS Number Candles

Based on the response from this morning’s Birthday Cake Topper post, I can see there is a great deal of interest in making the celebration of birthdays special.

So I thought I would also give you the Design Space file for my Birthday Cake Numbers, too.

Candle numbers

In this DS file, which can be found on both Pinterest and the Cricut Community, you will find two sets of “Candle Numbers”, which you can mix and match to your heart’s content!  These are great for birthday celebrations that are a Big Deal–like Sweet 16 or turning 50–and can be cut in any color combination you’d like.

As you can see I like shiny stuff and anything pink!

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I finished the numbers the same was as my Happy Birthday Cake Toppers–with pieces of bamboo skewers–but you could also use toothpicks to keep the numbers in place.

Squirrel this file away for your next birthday celebration and experiment a bit.  You won’t be disappointing!

Here’s the Pinterest link to the project: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/273030796146124967/

And the Design Space file on Cricut Community: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/127631456

And stay tuned for future projects featuring all kinds of materials including acetate, bass wood, Foil, poster board, fabric and more!!

“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!

I do so appreciate your continued support.

Here is my affiliate link in case you want to buy some super cool stuff from Cricut!  https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=327204&m=51766&u=1089398

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: Birthday Cake Toppers

At my house, Birthday Cakes have always been a big deal, so I never could wrap my head around the idea that a beautiful cake could get any better…that is until I found out about Birthday Cake Toppers!

Big or small, any cake will be made ten times better with a Birthday Cake Topper!

Thankfully–with a Cricut–making one of these beautiful Happy Birthday Cake Toppers isn’t costly or difficult to create! Plus you can personalize it to your heart’s content…because: Cricut!!

In today’s Cricut Access Challenge, I’m giving you four “free-to-Access-subscribers” Happy Birthday Cake Toppers in a standard size.

You can play around with the size, of course, but I’ve found this 8 1/2″ size works well with most cakes and keeps the topper sturdy enough to avoid flopping.

In my examples, I’ve used a variety of materials including glitter cardstock, Cricut Sparkle Paper and Cricut Foil Kraft Board, which are all pretty sturdy by themselves, but to make them even stronger, I cut out a backing from Cricut Kraft Board and glue it to all the pieces.

After you’ve cut out the topper and backing, all that’s left is affixing the picks to the back of the topper. I use bamboo shishkebab skewers that I cut down for the picks, which I glue on with hot glue.

The results are so amazing that everyone will think you bought it on Etsy!

Just one more example of how your Cricut can be your secret weapon for AWESOMENESS!

Want to give this project a try?

Here’s the Pinterest link to the project:  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/273030796146156976/

And the Design Space file on Cricut Community:  https://design.cricut.com/#/design/127623903

“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!

I do so appreciate your continued support.

Here is my affiliate link in case you need to buy anything: https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=327204&m=51766&u=1089398

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!