The cricut cake was recently on sale for $29.95 and free ship – too good a deal to pass up for this cake loving family. The boys and I made out first one for Christmas. We made marshmallow fondant (we found the recipe on the internet, it was pretty easy to make). We cut the shapes from Christmas Cheer. The boys went a little crazy on the sprinkles. Yeah, we need a bit of practice, but the cake was still yummy.
My big holiday projects were personalized 100% cotton shopping bags. I bought a bunch of blank ones from a friend (she works at a print screening place). They are nice quality bags and a good size for groceries or whatever. I used contact paper to make stencils then used acrylic paint (2 parts acrylic paint, one part fabric treatment which is sold in the acrylic paint section). I was not super happy with the way the acrylic paint, I definitely like the iron on vinyl better, but the cost difference is BIG. If I would have done vinyl, the bags would have just been too pricey.