I made this great Cricut sign for my niece. The Cricut is so versatile and can be used for all kinds of crafts. When I first got this amazing machine, I only used it for scrapbook pages. Then I started using it to craft handmade cards. Now, I’m starting to use it to its full potential.
My 8 year old niece, LOVES to play Beauty Salon, so I took her this Cricut sign that I made using the Forever Young Cricut Cartridge. My brother invited my Mom, my daughter, and me over one Sunday afternoon for a day of pampering at Makayla’s Salon. She does a really good job applying nail polish and eye shadow for a someone still in elementary school!
How I Made This Cricut Sign
I attached designer paper to a piece of chipboard that I saved from a paper pack. The designer papers came in a pack from Tuesday Morning. I love combining lots of coordinating patterns. I used the paper for the backgrounds, but I also used it to cut the “fashion diva’s” shirt and skirt.
I used coordinating cardstock to cut the lipstick and nail polish. I accented them with cardstock flowers, rhinestones, and Stickles. I added a bow to the nail polish for a little extra dimension. I also added a piece of ribbon to separate the two patterned papers and the same ribbon for a hanger.
The Crop-A-Dile was the perfect tool for cutting holes in the chipboard for the ribbon. The Crop-A-Dile will also punch holes in metal, foam, and thick fabrics.
The OPEN sign is based with chipboard and attached with Velcro. There is a CLOSED sign on the back also held with Velcro, so that my niece can change it.
If you look closely, you can see rhinestones in the corners of the “Makayla’s Salon” sign, in the fashion diva’s hair, on her shoes, and down the front of her shirt.
My niece loved the sign, and we had a wonderful afternoon. We can’t wait to do it again!
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