Cricut Craziness

It seems that everyone has some sort of die cut machine these days. I don’t. I guess I just don’t want to spend the money, or maybe, it’s that I don’t want to spend the money, and then never use it like some people I know. But, if you have one, there are amazing things to be done. I found one such project that just blew me away. I don’t know if this is something that I am amazed at from an, “I never want to do that” perspective, or an, “I wish I had patience for that”, or better yet, an “I need to buy a Cricut right now!”

Whichever one of those thoughts it is, it doesn’t matter. This is an amazing project. This amazing scrapper made an entire Christmas village out of cardstock. Yep, you heard me right. And, all I can say is, WOW! To see pictures, and step by step instructions, go here.

While they claim it is easy, I can’t help but look at a project like that and think, “Where would I find the time?” They also teach you how to make adorable trees out of ribbon, to spruce up the village scene. The houses have windows and doors that open, and all you need is your handy Cricut, and coordinating cardstock. Amazing.

I feel like the last man (or woman I should say) standing that doesn’t have one of these machines. Call me old-fashioned, or call me whatever you want, but I just don’t get the obsession! Yet, I hear stories, I see projects, and I know people that make amazing things with their Cricuts. I’m jealous. The shopper inside me whispers, “you need one of those machines. You could work miracles.” While I’m only joking, I can’t help responding to myself, “You’re right! Maybe I do.”

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About Meredith

Meredith is a native Texan who is currently living in Salt Lake City, UT. She graduated from the University of Utah in 2002 with a B.A. degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She has been married for almost 10 years and has three beautiful children who consume most of her time. However, she started blogging in 2007 and has fallen in love with the idea of becoming a writer. She started scrapbooking over 10 years ago, and has become obsessed with that as well. She also dreams of the day when someone will pay her to scrapbook for them! When she is not scrapbooking, or blogging, she loves to people watch, and analyze what makes people tick. Meredith is proud to be a Mormon, and even served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she fell in love with the Latin culture and learned to speak Spanish. Visit Meredith on her personal blog at