Gifts

Celebrate 4th of July with a dog (or cat) flag

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I'm a sucker for dog-themed gifts, mostly because I have quite possibly the most adorable Yellow Lab in the world. (No bias here, I swear.) His name is Tex. He has his own Facebook page, and he's even had a cameo in my alter-ego's romance novel (A Crazy Reunion by Cate Baylor). But I digress… 🙂

In my latest Pinterest Made Me Do It installment, I created a 4th of July shirt for dog and cat lovers. A friend showed me a shirt on Pinterest and after we all oohed and aahed over it, I decided I could totally make that with Cricut. And to celebrate the upcoming 4th of July holiday, I'm providing my readers with a Design Space project file for this design. It uses free and Cricut Access images. Enjoy!

Here's the shirt I made using iron-on foil:

Project file

In the project file, you'll find a few options—just hide or delete the items you don't want to cut. And if you're using heat transfer vinyl like I did, don't forget to mirror the design with you go to cut! I've also included both positive and reverse options for the paw “stars.”

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This is a post I hadn't planned on writing but holy smokes, I just had a freakin' religious moment. With wrapping paper.

Some time ago, I saw this video on Becky Higgins's YouTube channel after seeing a flurry of social media posts about her new HOME brand. “Cute paper,” I thought. “But how could it possibly be that much different than any other wrapping paper I've tried?”

First, this post is in no way solicited. I had a genuine happy moment with this product. 🙂

Second, there's something you ought to know about me. My very first paying job (and part of several retail jobs after) was wrapping gifts. I have so many fond memories of working in an old-fashioned family-run department store, but that's a whole ‘nuther blog post. 😉 Anyway, for better or worse (depends on whether you ask me or my husband), I walked away from those gift-wrapping jobs as a bit of a gift-wrap snob.

So imagine my surprise when I finally relented to my curiosity and purchased a few rolls, and discovered that THIS PAPER IS DA BOMB!

That part in the video when she slices in a weaving motion? So totally not an exaggeration or trick of the eye. This paper cuts like butter. LIKE BUTT-AH, I tell ya. It feels so good in the hand—so smooth to cut and fold. I mean, LOOK at the crisp folds!

It even felt good to crumple! *swoon*

So, needless to say, I am totally sold on this whole Stone Wrap concept. I can't wait for more patterns! And dare I hope, matching ribbons and embellishments. 🙂

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