• I made it into the Top 10 for this month's Cricut Design Space Star competition. Please VOTE HERE!

Cricut Design Space Star Top Ten

Friends! I am so excited to announce that I was nominated to the Top 10 for this month’s round of Cricut Design Space Star!

Cricut Design Space Star Top 10 - Round 4

And now I need to ask for your help! Please help me get to the finals by voting for my project here: VOTE HERE

You can see all the details about how I made this project: Woodland Fall Paper Wreath

Woodland Fall Paper Wreath by Laura's Crafty Life #CricutExplore #CricutDesignSpace

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.

While you are checking out all this Cricut awesomeness, you also need to check out the newest feature of the Cricut Explore machine - print then cut. You can use one of Cricut’s predesigned templates to print out a project. Then, you simply load it onto your cutting mat and the Cricut Explore cuts it out perfectly.

I recently used this new feature to create a fun game for my son’s Minecraft party. I will be sure to share it with you soon. It saved me SO much time! It really is incredibly easy to use! If you can print it, you can cut it with the Cricut Explore machine.

Enter to win the Cricut Halloween Giveaway, where you could win a Cricut gift card for $50, $75 or even $100! Winning designs will be posted on the Cricut Facebook page! 

Here are some designs that I found on the Cricut site to get your creative juices flowing. If you need to stock up on your Cricut supplies in order to give your designs that extra bit of spook, great news—Cricut offers Free shipping on orders $31+ with code HALLOWEEN31. (Valid until October 31, 2014)

Cricut Halloween ProjectsGood luck, and may the best ghost or goblin win! Submit your Entry to Cricut’s Halloween Contest here 

You can vote for my Cricut Design Space Star project once per day, now through Friday! Thank you for all of your support!!!

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Washi Tape Pumpkin Halloween Popcorn Box

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Mom and me after getting my hair brushed

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Woodland Fall Paper Wreath

Woodland Fall Paper Wreath by Laura's Crafty Life #CricutExplore #CricutDesignSpace

Disclosure: This post is not sponsored but there are cash prizes available to the winners of this challenge. This post contains affiliate links. I made it to the Top 10!!! Please VOTE HERE. I am so excited to be participating in another round of Cricut Design Space Star. This month’s category is Holiday Home Decor/Gift Ideas and our team theme is Natural Holiday.   Pin this project I was searching through the image library in Cricut Design Space . . . Continue reading

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Sofia the First Halloween Play Date #JuniorCelebrates #CollectiveBias #shop

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Contact Paper Ghost by Laura's Crafty Life

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