Save on Sure Cuts a Lot!

I've got good news if you have been thinking about getting the Sure Cuts a Lot software for your Cricut. There is a code to get 10% off. To get your discount click on the picture below and enter code 8774959 to get your discount.

Need an extra push? In the next day or two I'll be posting the file to cut these baby shoes out on your Cricut! Talk about a time saver!

The code expires April 14, so you have two weeks to take advantage of the discount. What a nice present to yourself with your tax refund!

Easter Card from Aly & Ash

Jacqui over at Aly & Ash posted this adorable Easter card. All you have to do is fill in the pictures. Look at my two little cuties!

Thanks for the freebie, Aly & Ash! Love it!

Now it's your turn... Go get it HERE

No-Sew Ribbon Rosette Tutorial

Cute as a Fox The other day I sat down to make a ribbon rosette and discovered my ribbon was wired. I thought I was done for, but as I started playing around I figured out I could make a no-sew rosette. Yippee!

NOTE: Click on any of the pictures to enlarge them.

Here is what you need:

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  • Wired edge ribbon - 1/2 inch to 1 inch will probably work best
  • Felt - enough to get two, 2" circles
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun and glue
Here's what you do:

Step 1: Cut out two, 2" circles. I traced an old spool of ribbon.
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Step 2: Cut about 5 feet of ribbon. You will probably end up with extra, but I'm always paranoid I will run short. On one end, pull out a little bit of the wire and fold it over. This will keep the wire from pulling through the ribbon when you start to gather it.

Step 3: On the other end of the ribbon start pulling on the bottom wire. IMPORTANT: Make SURE the side of ribbon you kinked back in step 2, is the same side you're pulling on here. If you start pulling on both sides(I.E. the top and the bottom), things get crazy later on.
Gather the whole ribbon by pulling the wire one direction and the ribbon the other direction. You can "push" the gathered part farther down the ribbon and that is how the gather gets all the way through the ribbon.

Step 4: Fold the end of the ribbon down so that the raw edge of the ribbon is down.

Step 5: Glue the ribbon down on the edge of your felt. Glue the ribbon around the outside of the whole circle. Going about an inch at a time. As you go, you can either gather the ribbon more to add extra ruffle or pull it out, if the gather is too tight.

Step 6: Continue gluing around the circle in a spiral pattern.

Step 7: When you reach the center of the flower, cut off about 2 inches so you can make the center of the flower.

Step 8: Fold the raw edge down, same as you did at the beginning of a flower. Put the raw edge down and "squish" the rest down. Not too specific I know, but good news is that almost anything looks good. The other good thing is that the wire in the ribbon will keep it in place so you can play with it until you like it. After you get it all set, lift it up slightly and put a dab of glue underneath to keep it all in place.

Step 9: You can stop there or continue on to make the headband. I used a metal headband, some 1/8" ribbon and the rosette.

Step 10: Heat seal or fray check the end of the ribbon and glue the ribbon on small sections at a time.

Step 11: Figure out where you want the rosette placed on the headband and glue it on. I didn't get a picture of the next step, but you glue on the second felt circle to keep the rosette in place.

Voila! You are done. You might be able to get one done in the time it takes you to read the tutorial. These are super fast and easy.

I did a small variation and did three rosettes. I love it with the yellow pleated ribbon.
I've got good news! I'm selling all of the headbands featured throughout this tutorial. Come on over to Cute as a Fox on Etsy and check them out.

Please, please, please, let me know if you have any questions or need clarification. I'd love to help!
This tutorial is for personal use only, please. Thanks!

Post Updates!!

First of all, welcome to any Tip Nut readers. My lollipop topiary was featured on the Easter Extravaganza and I hope you stuck around! I'd love to have you.

I wanted to do a few updates on some past projects.

#1. Yesterday was the big Easter Egg hunt so little Ms. Foxy got to wear her peeps shirt.

The picture is way too bright but look at those cute little peeps on the back of her shirt. (I might like the back better than the front!)

You can find the original project HERE

Here is a close up of the rosette headband I made to match. I think she might just end up with one for every outfit!

#2. Remember the pants refashion? I figured out how to finish them off. I found this adorable applique for $1.25 and knew it would be perfect. Can't wait for the next time she gets to wear these.

I'm feeling a dollar store shirt refashion with some appliqued strawberries to match! Add it to the list!

Thanks for joining me at Cute as a Fox Creations! Come back tomorrow for the No-Sew Ribbon Rosette Tutorial!

Bunny Peep Shirt using template

Looks like we are having two posts today!

After I got the bunny peep downloads up this morning I couldn't help thinking like I needed to do something a little more imaginative with them. Here is what I came up with using a shirt from the dollar store...
The front reads, "Where my peeps at?" On the back, you have three little pink peeps hanging out on the bottom of the shirt.

EDIT: After getting some flack for my poor grammar, I guess I should explain that it is a joke. Besides being marshmellowy candy, peeps is slang for people. Hope that clears up any confusion.

Here is a close-up of the peeps on the back.
Here the steps/techniques I used.
1. Using the Bunny Peep Template, I cut out some Pellon brand applique paper. Ironed on the purple fabric and cut out my applique.
2. Also using the Peep template I cut out these three little peeps on freezer paper. I also cut out the words on freezer paper. The font was Gadzoox for any one interested in that sort of thing.
3. I'm not going to go over how to freezer paper stencil or applique as there are already a million tutorials on those things.
4. When all the paint was set, and my applique was sewed on I applied some Iron-on Studs for the eyes of the bunny on the front. The eyes on the back are Tulip brand 'Glam-It-Up' Iron on studs. I have the cordless heat-setting tool and it couldn't be easier or faster to put those bad-boys on.

One of the best parts of the shirt is that the only thing I ended up buying out of pocket was the big studs for the eyes. Everything else came out of my stash! Yippee for inexpensive projects!!

Here is a close up of the front of the shirt, you can see the studs much better.
Don't forgot to show me if you try something with the Bunny Peeps. You can either link to a blog post or send me a picture to

make it wear it

Bunny Peep Download for Cricut**Updated

Today I'm just sitting at home, chillin with my peeps.

Before I get to the post I want to share a little bit about my background, so you know how excited I am for today! I graduated with a degree in Computer Information Systems(Proud to be a nerd!). I wasn't in the working world very long before I became a SAHM. Technology however has a special place in my heart and I LOVE when technology and crafting comes together. I've been developing my own graphics for personal projects for quite some time now, so I thought I'd like to start sharing some of them.

The bunny peep seems quite popular this year, so I thought it would be fun to make a peep you can download and cut out on your cricut machine. Yippee! There is a software called Sure Cuts a Lot which allows you to cut any True Type Fonts, and graphics from your computer. You don't have to buy cartridges anymore! You can click the Logo below to buy the software if you don't already have it. They also have a huge forum where you can download tons of images.
**Disclaimer- I am an affiliate of Sure Cuts a Lot and so I get a "cut" (Ha, ha) if you follow the links and purchase the software. I'd be a cool way to say thanks for posting these cool graphics. :)

Here are the peeps! You can download these files and then click the Import SVG button to bring them into the software.
Download Single Bunny Peep

Download Bunny Peep Card

Don't worry, I'm looking out for my peeps you don't have a Cricut or Sure Cuts a Lot. You can print them out and cut away with scissors. (Scroll to the bottom of the post)

Peep Project Ideas:

  • Cut out a bunch and string them together for an easy Easter garland
  • Cut a peep on freezer paper and you can Paint a fun easter shirt
  • Cut out the peep on fabric for an applique
  • Play "Hide and go Peep" with the kids
  • Embellish with brads, eyelets, buttons, markers
  • Come up with TONS of cheesy puns to write in peep cards for friends, relatives, or school mates (You could print them on paper first, and then cut)
  • I like to give Joshua lots of opportunities to write his name, so he'll probably be making cards for the grandparents
  • Place cards for the Easter dinner table. Combined with the lollipop topiary, you could have a candy themed table-scape.
  • Cut out yellow peeps, and suddenly you have a pikachu look alike, you can embellish accordingly
PLEASE, please, please show me what you come up with. I'd love to have a showcase of how you use my peep downloads! I'll make a project too. I would have done more of these things, but I wanted to give you as much time as you could to create. Easter's only like 10 days away, so get hoppin!

Also PLEASE leave me some feedback if you give it a try. This is my first design to share and I hope it goes well for everyone!

Update: This is the project I came up with using the template. It says, "Where my Peeps at? Turn the shirt over and they are they hanging out at the bottom. Because really, isn't that where peeps like to hang out anyway... on your butt! Separate post coming with a few more details about the shirt.

I've been featured!

I'm so excited to say I was featured on Life as Lori. She has awesome linky parties every week, so if you have a fun craft to share, make sure you link up!
I was featured on Life as Lori

Baby Shower Recap

My Sister-in-law's baby shower was last Saturday and it went off so well. Everything got rave reviews and a few little girls kept asking their Moms if they could eat the burp cloth cupcakes.

I wanted to one last post that wraps everything up and features a few things I haven't blogged about.

These are little paper baby booties. They were so cute. My other Sister in law made little tulle pouches with pink candy that we filled the shoes with. They were the perfect favor! I'm trying to put together a downloadable template that you can use on your cricut machine. Exciting huh? Sadly graphics work takes a lot of time.

I also made these little pink napkin dresses. I saw the tutorial over at How Does She?

I also made these strawberry flowers. They were delicious! You can find the recipe I used here.

I baked some button cookies. I loved how they looked, but they might have been better utilized as clay pigeons. Good flavor but WAY too crunchy for my tastes. I'm more into super soft lofthouse style cookies.

Here's a picture of the favor table. It was the first thing you saw when you walked into the house.
Here was the dessert/drink table. Check out how awesome that buffet server is. I love it and I want one!
If you couldn't tell I will be having a niece pretty soon. I can't wait!!
No party shots, I put my camera away and just had a great time!
I also forgot to get a shot of the lollipop topiary. It was a huge hit too. Especially with all the little girls running around!!

In case you missed them the first time, you can go and check out the tutes for everything here...

No Sew Ribbon Rosette

I have got a really exciting tutorial in the works. It is a No Sew ribbon rosette. I wanted something that doesn't require a sewing machine or sewing skills. Not even a needle and thread for this cutie. (Jax, I'm looking out for you!)

Here is how it turned out....
I'm in love with the color and how the ribbon on the headband gives it a total romantic feel!
I got so excited about it that I listed it in my Etsy shop.
If you are too excited to wait for the tutorial or don't feel like doing it yourself, come check out Cute as a Fox on Etsy.

Recycled Jewelry Headband Winner

Make sure you head over to Aly & Ash to see who won the giveaway!

Boys Jeans to Girls Shorts refashion

This is my little Ms Foxy. I think she's adorable! I decided to try refashioning some of her older brothers pants into shorts for her.

This what we started with. A pair of pants that never actually fit Joshua. Way too big in the waist.

The first thing I did was remove the pocket, so I could change it to a back pocket. It's hard to see but there is some red stitching going across the pocket on both sides of the white.
Next I trimmed the shorts to the old pocket seams and hemmed the legs.

I took some of the pleated ribbon I used on the headbands and stitched down the center of the ribbon. I made sure there was a little hanging over on each end so that I could wrap the ribbon around to the back of the pocket and not worry about loose ends sticking out or fraying ribbon.

I've always wanted to take an up-close sewing picture. I positioned the pocket on the back and sewed it on, following the old seam lines.

I added some rhinestones to the red ribbon tags on the front to try and girl it up a bit more.

Here is my cute little model. Poor thing, I had to tuck in her shirt so you could see her bling.

Here is another pic of her rosette headband.

Now I am asking for help. I think the shorts could use a little something extra. I am stumped though. I'd LOVE any ideas.