DIY

Cricut Launches New Smart Cutting Machine

1st August 2017
cricut-maker

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This morning Cricut had crafting and DIY enthusiasts on the edge of their seats awaiting a big new announcement from the brand. What was revealed in an Apple-style keynote streamed live on their Facebook page was a revolutionary new Cricut machine that can now cut fabric and sewing patterns straight from your computer. Self-titled ‘the ultimate smart cutting machine’, this is a huge and exciting advancement for Cricut and its users who have been asking for sewing related capabilities for years.

So what can the Cricut Maker do that the Explore can’t?

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Snapshots

The Past Six Months

17th July 2017

Bachelorette[my dream bachelorette in charleston]

What a whirlwind the past six months have been! From Vegas to San Francisco, Charleston, Portugal and France (several which were work related trips) I never imagined that I would be fitting so much mileage into such a few short months. My big news? In May, Joe and I got married at the most beautiful vineyard north of Lisbon in Portugal and have been on cloud nine ever since, and because we decided to hand make as many of the wedding details as possible (invites, stationary, calligraphy, gifts to name a few) I decided to take a little break from blogging and enjoy the planning process. Now that we’re nicely settled in to married life, I’m excited to get back into all things Paper Vines and also of course share many of our wedding crafting activities! In the meantime, here is a little snapshot of the past six months in photos.

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Entertaining

Spooky Chic Halloween Table Decor

31st October 2016

Halloween Table Setting
Happy Halloween, everyone! You may have gotten some creativity out of your system at a costume party over the weekend, but it’s not too late to celebrate in style tonight, too. Whether you’re having a quiet dinner in like us (we’re celebrating one year of engaged life!) or stuffing your face with copious amounts of chocolate you can still stick to the spirit of the season with a spooky table setting. Throw in your favorite creepy cocktails and you’re good to go for the evening! Continue Reading

DIY

10 Creative Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

24th October 2016

aliceandlois

(image: alice and lois)

I’m so happy that we are well into the autumn season now. The temperature has finally dropped (after a warm spell last week of 28°C/83°F in New York!), and the boots and scarves are officially on. Whilst I’m pretty sure this time of year is everyone’s favorite for many reasons, for me it’s all about the creativity it brings out in people. From decorating homes to making costumes, you get to see so much personality and flair in those around you. However, just in case you’re in need of some inspiration, check out these awesome creative (and no carve) pumpkin decorating ideas.
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