Cricut Chat

We had another very busy week on Cricut Chat, making six new projects! If you didn’t catch them, I’ve listed them here for your reference!

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Videos from this week of Cricut Chat:

Writing on Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets:

Upcycled Valentine Craft with Holographic Vinyl:

“Happy Love Day” Card with Envelope:

Cupid Love Banner with Textured Metallic Vinyl:

“You’re The Coolest” Ice Cream Card with Envelope:

“Do All Things With Love” Rob & Bob Framed Art and Card:


Pop Up Box Cards for Your Cricut

Learn how to make Autumn & Halloween Pop Up Box Cards from Lori Whitlock!

Today on Cricut Chat, we are putting together some really unique cards called Pop Up Box Cards, which are from Designer Lori Whitlock.

Pop Up Box Cards are a Lori Whitlock specialty and she has dozens of cards in this design.  In fact, she has so many it’s easy to get lost in all the choices.  Thankfully they all go together in much the same way!

Watch today’s Cricut Chat video to get all the details!

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To replicate this project, you will need:

-Solid 12″ x 12″ and 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock.  I prefer Cricut brand 12″ x 12″ cardstock, which you can buy using my link

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.  Michael’s Recollections makes wonderful and economical 8.5″ x 11″ solid cardstock and is often on sale.

-Patterned paper–For these designs I used Echo Park Paper Company and American Crafts paper.

-Glue–I use Art Glitter Glue, which you can buy here:

-I got my full sheet sticker paper from Online Labels (

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Miss Rita

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Cricut Chat Week in Review

What an incredible week for Cricut Chat, the only daily “live” Cricut-focused video series anywhere!

Thanks for all of your support!!!

Did you catch all the projects we did? Don’t forget all of the videos are on #replay on the “Miss Rita to the Rescue!” YouTube page.

Here are the individual video links in case you missed anything:

Infusible Ink Pride T-shirts

Faux Leather Earrings with Iron-On

New Infusible Ink Cosmetic Cases & Beverage/Wine Bags

Patriotic Paper projects from Lori Whitlock

Anna Griffin Projects in Cricut Design Space

Lighthouse & Lighthouse Keeper’s Quarters (note: this video is not available on YouTube, just here on Facebook)

Don’t forget to tune in to Cricut Chat on Monday morning for an All NEW week of Cricut Chat, including working with the Design Space App for the iPad and a project using wood veneers.

Thanks and have a great night!

❤️ Rita


Rolled Paper Flowers with the Cricut

I declare today Rolled Paper Flower Day!

Rolled Paper Flowers are simple to make, adaptable and have the appearance of intricacy, when they’re not!

Cricut has an entire image set devoted to quilled flowers.  It’s called Flower Shoppe and it’s FREE to all Cricut Access subscribers, too!

Here is the FREE Design Space file for all six of these rolled flowers:

For today, we are going to focus on these spiral shapes, which have all sorts of fun edges. I’ve chosen the scalloped edge ones and put them on my canvas, which are available in my project file below, but feel free to check out the full set of images by searching for the Flower Shoppe cartridge in Cartridge Search.

Once I pulled the spiral shape to my mat, I make sure they are the size I want. I like to make my quilled flowers on the small size so that they work with my quilling tool, but you can experiment with the size to suit your taste.

In this example the shapes are about 3 inches in size, which allows me to fit 9 shapes on one mat.

Full mat of cut spirals
Full mat of cut spirals

Once quilled, these three inch spirals will shrink to about an inch wide, so keep that proportion in mind.

When the cut is complete, carefully remove the excess paper from your mat.

Caution! You may become mesmerized when you remove the excess paper from the mat.

Isn’t that so interesting to watch?

After removing the excess paper, carefully remove the spirals from your mat. These are a bit fragile, so do use caution. I recommend bending your mat to help remove each spiral. Cricut mats are very bendy, so don’t be afraid to do that to ensure none of your cuts get ripped.

Removing the excess paper after cutting
Removing the excess paper after cutting

Once removed, you should have a pile of spirals that are now ready to be spun.


The quilling part requires a little tool you can get at any craft store and it looks like this. It’s basically a pen with a little tip that has a slit in it.

Quilling Tools
Quilling Tools

If you can’t find a quilling tool, you can use tweezers or even a dowel. Someone even told me they use a motorized drill to quill theirs!

However way you choose, start with the outside edge of the spiral and twirl the spiral upon itself. This does require practice and patience. Go easy with yourself!  (Please pardon my ugly, un-manicured fingers!)

Once you get to the middle of the spiral, carefully remove the wound flower from the tool while holding the outside edge. You’ll notice that the inside end of the spiral has a little circle. This is for your glue.

Drop some glue on that circle and rest it on the edge of the quilled flower.

Completed Quilled Flower
Completed Quilled Flower

Note: you can decide to allow your flower to unwind a lot or a little depending on your taste. I let mine unwind a little bit before doing the glue.

Hold the rolled flower to the circle base for a minute until it fully adheres together.

White all purpose glue works just fine for this job, but if you’re brave you can also use a glue gun. I’m not brave, so I avoid the glue gun whenever possible.

Here’s what a completed quilled flower looks like!

Note that–depending on your project–you may need to make dozens of these little beauties. I recommend cutting out more than you think you’ll need and relaxing in an easy chair to do the rolling.

Your completed flowers can be used for a myriad of projects. I’ve seen some really gorgeous shadow boxes filled with these flowers and decorated with vinyl on the glass. Stunning!

What will you use your completed quilled flowers for? Let me know in the comments or on my official Facebook page.

Here’s the Pinterest pin for this project:

Also, here’s a collection of pins showing all the different ways you can use these adorable flowers: Pinterest quilled flower projects

And, of course, here’s the Cricut Design Space file in Cricut Community: Here is the FREE Design Space file for all six of these rolled flowers:


I do hope you will try making these delightful little rolled flowers. They are so cute and you will definitely feel a sense of accomplishment once you complete one!

Now…go forth and Cricut, my friends!

Best always!!!

Miss Rita

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Infusible Ink Snowflake Coasters

Let’s make some Snowflake Coasters with Infusible Ink transfer sheets!


In this video, you’ll learn all about Cricut Infusible Ink and how to put them on the Cricut Ceramic Coaster blanks.

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