Labor Day Weekend Craft Sales 2019 [Cricut, Heat Press Machines, Vinyl, Tools & More]


We always love a good sale! And Labor Day Weekend typically brings around a lovely selection of sales and discounts on craft goodies, such as vinyl cutters, heat press machines, tools, vinyl, and supplies.

We want you to enjoy this time with your family and to truly soak up some R&R over the long weekend, so we are doing your dirty work and scouting out all the best Labor Day craft deals so that you can find them all on this one single page.

Labor Day Craft Sales

We love Labor Day, because it is a great mid-way point between the crazy spendings on Prime Day deals, and still far enough away from the popular Black Friday sales. So now is a good time to stock up and refresh your supply, so that you have everything you need till the much loved Black Friday craft deals come around.


When is Labor Day 2019?

Labor Day is happening on Monday the 2nd of September. However many retailers release their sales from Friday. 


Best Labor Day Weekend Sales

We have managed to find a great selection of Labor Weekend deals from some of our favorite craft and heat press retailers. To make life easier for you, we have created this round-up post of the best deals.

1. Cricut Labor Day Sales (Valid to 9/3)


Cricut loves to have discounts and deals on a regular basis, but we always get excited about their Labour Day, Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday sales.

Starting today, through 9/3, save $30 on any color Cricut Maker, 40% off Cricut Materials, 20% off Cricut bulk materials, and Cricut Access exclusive members can enjoy 70% on our Spring Cleaning Window Cling Bundle. is offering Free Economy Shipping on orders $100+. Use code SHIPAUG. 

Here are Cricut’s Labor Weekend deals:



2. Silhouette Labor Day Sales

Silhouette Cameo 3 Oracle Vinyl Bundle

Silhouette’s main outlet is called Swing Designs. And they are currently having crazy sales on their Silhouette Cameo 3 due to the new release of the Cameo 4 (which will be available for preorder from the 10th of September).

The Cameo 3 is still a brilliant machine – so if you want to snag it up for super cheap. Prices for the Cameo 3 cutter start as low as $179.99, whilst you can pick up a bundle full of awesome goodies for around $235. Check out all the fabulous Cameo 3 Labor Day Sales here.

Vinyl Labor Day Deals:

Silhouette Cameo 3 Labor Day Deals:


3. Amazon Craft Labor Day Deals

Now, I know we all LOVE Amazon. Amazon always has so many fabulous sales on and I love that I can buy everything that I could possibly need in one shopping cart. Here are some of our favorite Amazon Labor Day Craft Deals.

Cutting Machine Labor Day Deals

The popular Cricut Explore Air 2 in for sale in a variety of colors 

Grab the popular Silhouette Slate Grey Cameo 3 Craft Bundle before it disappears 

Whilst you can get a Silhouette Cameo 3 for cheaper from Silhouette directly (see the price above), if you wish to grab one from Amazon, this one is currently a fabulous price! 

Want to upgrade to the beautiful Cricut Maker cutter? This one is currently on sale. 

After a smaller and cheaper cutter? The Sizzix cutters are great quality. Grab this one on sale 

Or grab the popular Sizzix Tim Holtz Vagabond 2 cutter which is on sale as well 

I haven’t heard of this brand yet, but it has gotten some good reviews on Amazon and is currently priced really well if you wanted to try it out 


Heat Press Machine Labor Day Deals

Grab the older style Cricut EasyPress for cheap

We have never used this small heat press, however it is on sale for incase anyone is interested. The PowerPress HPM-0000-PK in Pink

And all three of the new Cricut EasyPress 2 machines are on sale as well

If you are after a multi-press, this is a fabulous price for a great 5-in-1 heat press machine 


Sewing Labor Day Deals

I just spotted this fabulous sewing machine table which is on sale for anyone interested 

The Brother Sewing Machine XM2701 is currently on sale for a fabulous price 

Grab the Singer 7258 100-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine for a steal 

The Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 Computerized Portable Sewing Machine is marked down by more than half price! 

Another Singer machine for cheap! The Singer 7258 100-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine is on sale! 


4. Sizzix Labor Day Deals

Sizzix Craft Labor Day Deals

Sizzix has some fabulous products for those of you who enjoy cutting things such as vinyl decals, die cuts and more! What is even better is that they have an UP TO 75% off sale on for Labor Day this year! WHAT!? 

Click here if you wish to pick up some fabulous goodies for cheap!



5. Creative Live Labor Day Sales

Creative Live Labor day deals

Creative Live has a MASSIVE MASSIVE sale on for Labor Day. They are offering a crazy 60% off all their classes. They are fabulous for any of you who want to start making money from your crafts. With classes on how to rock it on Etsy, how to take photos of products, how to sell at craft fairs and so much more! Their classes are super fun and easy to follow.

Get 60% off any classes that you enrol in today!



6. Bluprint Labor Day Sales

Do you love learning new skills with online craft classes? Blupring it one of our favorite brands when it comes to fun, easy-to-follow craft courses and they have a FABULOUS offer for labor day!

Get 50% Off Your First Three Months of Bluprint at through 9/2/19.

Get 50% Off Your First Three Months of Bluprint (through 9/2)

Bluprint is the ultimate community for anyone who loves to create. We think you’ll fit in great around here. Here’s 50% off three months to see for yourself.

>>> CLICK HERE TO GRAB THIS DEAL (No Coupon Code is Needed)


40% off all kits, fabric, yarn & supplies sitewide with code LABORDAY40 at 8/29 - 9/2/19.

40% Off Kits, Fabric, Yarn & Supplies (8/29-9/2)
Summer may be ending, but you can keep crafting all year long with 40% off all kits, fabric, yarn & supplies sitewide! Save this Labor Day



Save Up To 45% On Lily & Loom Fabric at Shop

Bright, bold and bursting with color, our newest batch of fabric is here to fuel your everyday, just-for-fun projects.

>> CLICK HERE TO GRAB THIS DEAL (No Coupon Code is Needed)


Save Up To 35% On Sewing Project Kits at Shop

Hear that humming? It’s your sewing machine begging for a new project.

>> CLICK HERE TO GRAB THIS DEAL (No Coupon Code is Needed)


Save Up To 35% On Quilting Project Kits at Shop

If quilting is your happy place, pick up a kit to keep you there awhile longer.

>> CLICK HERE TO GRAB THIS DEAL (No Coupon Code is Needed)


7. Even More Labor Day Discounts from Around the Web

Happy Labor Day Weekend

We would love to hear about any other Labor Day Sales for crafty deals that you might have found. Please share them with our readers in the comments below.

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5 Absolutely Stunning Cricut Leather Projects to Make

DIY Cricut Leather Projects

Looking for some stunning Cricut Leather Projects to whip up? 

I just developed a slight addiction to working with luxurious thick leather for projects. There is something super satisfying about cutting something some special and welding it into new products. 

Not only that, but it always feels like such a much more special gift when you gift something that has been made from leather.

Fortunately, leather projects with Cricut machines are super easy and you can also whip up leather items with either the Cricut Explore Air 2 or the Cricut Maker. But before we head into the projects, let’s just have a good look at some Cricut leather basics.

BLACK FRIDAY IS COMING SOON! Bookmark the Cricut Black Friday Sales page to keep track of all the deals!


Cricut Leather Products:

Cutting leather with the Cricut Maker

Cricut has a fabulous range of leather-based products on the market. Which makes it really easy for you to get your hands on some. Of course, you could expand past these and work with other leathers, but if this is your first leather project, it might be easier to stick with materials that we know will definitely work with the Cricut cutting machines.

Here is Cricut’s current range of leather products:


Cutting Cricut Leather:

How to cut leather with Cricut

Image Credit: Cricut

Now, you can cut any of these leathers from Cricut with either your Cricut Explore Air 2 or your Cricut Maker machine. Here are some guidelines on how to cut the different types of leather.

  1. Cricut Genuine Leather: We have a full post on cutting Cricut Genuine Leather here, but if you are after quick instructions this might help. Genuine Leather should be cut face down on the StrongGrip mat. You should move the white star wheels out of the way and cut with the Deep-Point blade.
  2. Cricut Faux Leather: Faux leather should be cut face down on a StandardGrip mat. Use the Fine-Point blade and select Faux Leather (Paper Thin) as the material from your list or dial.
  3. Cricut Metallic Leather: Metallic Leather should be cut face down on the StrongGrip mat. Move the starwheels to the right and use the Deep-Point Blade.


DIY Cricut Leather Projects From Around the Web

Find 5 fabulous leather projects that you can make with your Cricut machine. We love sharing some inspiration from all of our favorite craft bloggers, so we hope you enjoy our listicle today.


1. Genuine Leather Wallet with Cricut Maker

Cricut Genuine Leather Projects

The first creation is our baby from our site. I whipped up this leather wallet for my daughter because she received some birthday money and we realized she didn’t have a wallet!! The wallet is super easy as no stitching or fancy closures are required.

You can find the tutorial for this DIY easy leather wallet on our blog. We also have info on how to apply HTV on leather here as well.


2. DIY Cricut Faux Leather Triangle Earrings

Cricut Faux Leather Projects - Earrings

These gorgeous faux earrings by Kiss My Tulle is just super elegant. They would make a lovely gift for a friend or family member. You can grab the full tutorial on how to whip these up here.


3. DIY Envelope-Style Leather Wallet

DIY leather wallet Project

Who doesn’t love a leather wallet? These wallets are a bit more complex in comparison to our simply fold one mentioned above, but it is also a little more practical as a result. Stephanie also has a recommended leather tool kit in her tutorial that will help you to make your holes in the leather. You can grab the full tutorial on the Crafting In The Rain website here.


4. DIY Leather Cord Keepers

DIY Leather Cord Keepers

Looking for a super functional gift idea? How cool are these monogrammed leather cord keepers. We travel a lot and I can see this being brilliant for those who travel on a regular basis. Great way to keep things organised! You can grab the full tutorial for these on the Nourish and Nestle blog.


5. DIY Leather Vase Wrap

DIY Leather Vase Wrap with CricutHow about turning those boring glass flower vases into a statement piece? These beautiful flower wraps are a fantastic idea! Grab the full tutorial on the Dukes and Duchesses website.

And there you have some fabulous ideas on what to create with your piece of leather. We would love to know which of these crafts you might like to try out. Please leave us a comment below and tell us all about it.

Till next time,

Samantha xxx

Cutting Leather with the Cricut Maker [Step-by-Step Instructions]

Cutting leather with the Cricut Maker

The Cricut Maker is one of the newest Cricut Machines on the market and we are all collecting going through the learning curve of getting to know this cutter. We all know that the Cricut Maker is a super versatile cutting machine. It can cut over 100+ materials which is incredible, but can Cricut cut leather?? Cutting leather with a Cricut machine is actually pretty easy and kinda super fun!

Learn more about what types of projects you can make with the Maker here

Whilst I typically work with either vinyl or cardstock, I have been having some fun trying out various other types of material and today I wanted to talk to you about how to cut leather with the Cricut Maker – specifically looking at genuine leather as different types of leather will require different settings and different blades.

Today we wanted to walk you through the steps on how to cut leather with a Cricut Maker.

BLACK FRIDAY IS COMING SOON! See the Cricut Black Friday 2019 Deals page for all the best deals!


Cutting Leather with the Cricut Maker 

Find below the supply list and the steps to follow in order to get started with Cricut genuine leather projects.

Supply List:

Tip: If you don’t have any leather supplies, I totally LOVE this fabulous leather cutting bundle on Amazon.

It includes two different types of leather, your deep-point blade and your purple StrongGrip mat.

Click here to check it out!


Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Cut Cricut Leather

Find below our steps on how to cut leather with the Cricut Maker. We will also be whipping up a step by step tutorial on how to make this leather wallet with a Cricut cutter as well.

Step 1:

Place your leather FACE DOWN onto a clean Cricut StrongGrip cutting mat.

Cutting leather with Cricut Maker

We really want to ensure that the mat you will be using still has a lovely strong adhesive on it, so best to use a new mat or give your Cricut mat a wash prior to use. This will ensure that the leather stays adhered in place which will, in turn, ensure that your cuts are nice and clean.

Step 2:

To help ensure that there is a lovely and firm bond between the leather and the mat, we also highly recommend that roll a brayer over the leather.

How to cut Cricut Genuine Leather with Cricut Maker

You could also use other tools such as a scraper or a baking rolling pin to achieve the same effect, or if all else fails just apply some hand pressure to ensure it is stuck on properly.

Step 3:

Next, you will need to move all of your white star wheels (rings) all the way to the right.

Can a Cricut cut Leather? Step by step instructions

If you feel the wheels with your fingers you will realize that these are pretty sharp. This normally helps to keep your materials from shifting, however in this case, the wheels might actually leave an imprint on our beautiful leather, so we need to ensure that they are out of the way.

Step 4: 

Load the mat and leather into the machine by clicking on the flashing “C” button.

Step 5: 

Now it is time to get cutting. Go to your Design Space where you have been designing your image or template. Your first step is to select the material. Click on “Browse all materials” and then choose “Genuine Leather”.

Step 6: 

Using Cricut Deep-Point Blade to Cut Leather

Next, the Maker will tell you to install your Cricut Deep-Point Blade. So, install the blade and then cut out your design.

Step 7:

Before you unload the mat, do a quick check to ensure that it is cut through. If you used a sharp blade, you should have a beautifully clean and sharp cut.

How to cut Leather with a Cricut Maker

Step 8: 

Before you forget, make sure to re-adjust those white star wheels so that they are ready and in position for your next project.

And there you have it – super easy and simple once you know exactly how to cut leather with the Cricut Maker. We hope you are feeling more confident to jump straight into your first Cricut leather project. 

We would love to hear your ideas of what you created, so please share your thoughts in the comments below.

Till next time,

Samantha xxx

We have plenty of Cricut Machine Resources here, as well as loads of DIY Cricut Project tutorials on our blog here.

Best Amazon Prime Day Cricut, Craft & Heat Press Deals [2019 Guide]

Finding the Best Amazon Prime Day Cricut, Craft & Heat Press Deals

Amazon Prime Day (together with Black Friday/Cyber Monday) happens to be one of our favorite shopping days of the year - it is even bigger than Black Friday!! In actual fact did you know that Amazon Prime Day usually has over one million deals on offer!!? 

Let's face it, craft supplies, tools, cutters and presses are costly, so when you can save some $$$ and find some great deals - well that is truly exciting!!

Now, as amazing as Amazon Prime Day is, it is important to note that the sale only lasts for 48 hours, so you have to be quick and you have to check in regularly as the best Cricut Deals for Amazon Prime Day can sell out in only a few minutes!

We will track all the craft, heat press & Cricut Amazon Prime Day deals and share only the best deals here for you all to have an easy one-page browsing experience 🙂 

How to Reach the Amazon Prime Page [Country-Specific Links]

Amazon Prime Day 2019 will occur in 18 countries. You can grab the links for the Amazon Prime Day Canada, UK and Australia below.

Of course, you if you are based in the US, you can also browse through our list of Amazon Prime Day Deals for Cricut, crafters and heat-press lovers below. It will help save you time because we have weeded through all the 'not-so-great' deals in order to find you the ones that are exciting!


We highly recommend you do these two things PRIOR to Amazon Prime Day.

Finding the Best Amazon Prime Day for Cricut, Craft & Heat Press Deals

1. Become a Prime Member

Now, I have to point out the obvious guys. But in order to enjoy prime day sales, you do actually need to be a Prime member.

Not a member yet?

No worries! Fortunately, you can pick up a Prime membership trial FOR FREE! The free trial lasts 30 days, so you can quickly join and make the most out of grabbing products on the cheap.

To access it simply click this link and follow the on-screen prompts.


2. Super Secret Way of Saving EVEN MORE on Prime Deals

Wanna know how you can save even more $$$ on these deals? Well here is our secret sauce 🙂

If you grab one of Amazon's credit cards, you can actually get CASH BACK from your shopping at! Yep 🙂 LOVELY isn't it!!!

Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card:

Even better though, seeing as you will have a Prime Membership, is this brilliant credit card! It normally gives you 5% cash back on Amazon, but this year Amazon has a special promo to give you a massive 6% back during Amazon Prime. Guys that is CRAZY savings on top of CRAZY DEALS.

You can also get money back at other retailers and Amazon gives you a massive $80 welcome gift card to use as well! Click here to check out more info on the Amazon Prime Rewards Card

Amazon Store Card:

This card offers 5% cash back at Amazon. Imagine all those lovely dollars you will be getting back after Prime is finished - that means FREE money, which means you can have a guilt-free shop!! WHOOP! 

It has no annual fee which is fabulous too!  Click here to check out more info on the Amazon Rewards Visa Signature Card.

Eager to Shop? Here are Some Quick Links for you

Amazon Prime Cricut Deals

In a rush?? We get it 🙂 It is an exciting few days. I will share some quick links here so you can hop to product and brand specific pages full of Prime Deals.

However if you wish to browse through the best deals rather than get lost in loads of products, we do recommend browsing down on our page to find the best products on sale!

Best Amazon Prime Day Cricut, Craft & Heat Press Deals

Here are all the current deals deals on Amazon from the Prime Day sales.

  • Save 40% on the Cricut BrightPad

Still can't decide on what you want? Our post about whether the Bright Pad is helpful will be great for you.

  • Save 10% on the Cricut Explore Air 2 Fuchsia Bundle

Whilst this Cricut Explore Air 2 Amazon Prime Day deal is cool, if you still can't decide on what you want, then our roundup of Cricut Explore Air 2 Bundles can help you find what you're looking for.

  • Save 61% on the Cricut Maker

This Cricut Maker Amazon Prime Deal is a steal!! But if you still can't decide on what you want? Our roundup of the best Cricut cutting machines can help you find what you're looking for.

  • Save 50% on the Cricut Explore Air 2 Cherry Blossom

Still can't decide on what you want? Our roundup of the best vinyl cutting machines can help you find what you're looking for.

  • Save 51% on the Cricut EasyPress 2

We love bundles and you can grab a fabulous Cricut EasyPress 2 Bundle deal from our page here.

  • Save 6% on this HTV Bundle

Still can't decide on what you want? Our roundup of the best HTV Vinyl can help you find what you're looking for.

What you Need to Know about Amazon Prime Day

Here is everything you need to know about Prime Day as well as info on how to get the most out of your Prime Day experience.

1. What Is Amazon Prime Day?

The wild and fast-paced sales and deals day that Amazon called “Prime Day” is essentially a shopping event that allows you to shop for best selling products at crazy discounted prices.

From Cricut machines to heat press machines, to thousands of other crafty products (and well any other products you can think of). Whilst you can get fabulous savings on all DIY and crafty products, you can also stock up your home with groceries and household products through Amazon Pantry and Amazon Fresh.

Not a Prime member? Sign up for a FREE 30-day free trial before committing to the monthly fee. That way you can still enjoy all these crazy promotions. 

2. When Is Amazon Prime Day?

This year (2019), Amazon Prime Day will start on Monday, July 15 (midnight PT), and continue through Tuesday, July 16.

The deals are only live for 48 hours, with new deals starting every 5 minutes! So make sure you schedule loads of computer or Amazon app time to grab the best deals.

3. If I’m not an Amazon Prime member, can I still shop Prime Day deals?

Sorry but no. You HAVE to be a Prime member in order to get the advantage of the deals. Fortunately, you can sign up for a free Prime membership trial for 30 days.

You can always cancel after the sale if you wish, although most customers love the Prime membership and find massive value in the benefits you get from it.

4. Can you still shop if you are a Prime Student member?

Yes for sure! If you have a .edu-based email, you can sign up for a 6 MONTH FREE membership of Prime. Definitely great value for students!

5. Are there other ways to shop for Amazon Prime Deals?

Yes, we are finding that there are loads of sneak peaks on the Amazon App! Never heard of the App? Click here to grab the Amazon App – download it to your phone and you can check out the Prime Day page regularly during the day.

You can also use Alexa to check out the daily deals on your behalf. In actual fact there are actually exclusive Alexa Prime Deals for those of you who own an Echo or Echo Dot!


What sort of deals can you expect on Prime Day?

Lightning Deals: This is the most common type of deal. This is where you will find the biggest discounts and the most exciting offers. Lightning deals move FAST due to limitations on time or limitations on supply on offer. They can be gone in minutes, but they are brilliant buys! 

The best way to find lighting deals on products that you love is to simply set up a notification on your favorite products that will alert you when the product goes on sale. 

Spotlight Deals: These are your prime deals on some of your favorite brands. These deals last longer and have larger quantities in stock. They can still sell out though, so don’t wait too long to grab these deals! You can find these deals on the Prime Day Deal Page here.


How long will my Prime Day Shipping take?

You can learn more about what type of delivery options there are for Amazon Prime members here.

Essentially, the item will have info on it about how long delivery will take. We love Prime Day membership because more than 3 million products have FREE SAME-DAY delivery which is AMAZING!!!

But some products offer FREE 2-day shipping, whilst those who have Prime Now can enjoy 2-hour delivery which is brilliant for items such as food.

How to Apply Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) on Leather

Cricut Iron on Vinyl on Leather

We often have readers who ask us whether vinyl will stick to faux leather – or genuine leather for that matter. It is actually really easy to use HTV vinyl on leather. You can either create your own leather product from scratch or buy a leather product from the store – such as a leather diary, a leather pencil case, leather vase wrappers etc.

I truly feel that gorgeous leather decals can just simply elevate any boring leather product to something luxurious, special and unique. So I wanted to show you how you can easily create some beautiful products with this simple technique.


Heat Transfer Vinyl to Leather Supply List

Find below the supply list and the steps to follow in order to add your own vinyl decal to leather.

Supply List:


How to Apply HTV on Leather

Find below our steps on how to transfer a vinyl design to leather:

Step 1: Design your Decal

Applying HTV on Leather Products

lThe first thing you want to do is to either upload a pre-made leather decal or to create one yourself. As I’m using a Cricut cutting machine, I will show you guys how some steps from the Cricut Design Space Software. The steps will be similar if you are using Silhouette Studio Designer or similar.

I purchase the valentine fox here and grabbed the vine leaves from here.

Measure out the area on your leather product that you want your design to fill. (I created an easy foldable leather wallet – instructions here). 

Step 2: Mirro-Flip and Prepare to Cut

How to apply heat transfer vinyl to leather

Next click on “Make It”. Remember to mirror-flip your image seeing as we are working with iron-on vinyl. Select your iron-on vinyl from the material list and ensure that your standard blade is installed and ready to go.

Step 3: Cut Decal

Place your HTV FACE DOWN (shiny side down) on the cutting mat because we want to cut the backing sheet. Load it up in your cutting machine.

You can find out what the best heat transfer vinyl is in our guide here. I typically prefer to use Siser heat transfer vinyl, but for this project, I really loved the elegant feel of the Cricut Foil HTV range. 

Step 4: Weed your Design

How to add vinyl to leather

Next, is the weeding. So carefully peel back the excess vinyl. And then use your weeding tool to pick out all the finer details in the design. Here is our tutorial on weeding vinyl if this process is new to you.

Step 5: Prepare to Press Vinyl to Leather Product

HTV on Leather

Carefully place your HTV leather decal on your leather product. I wanted to add my face and vine leaves on the flap of the wallet. Place your item on a heat mat (not as essential if you are working with a sturdy product such as a book).

I was really worried about the effects of heat pressing my leather. So to protect that beautiful bright red leather, I ended up placing some baking paper over the design. You can also use more official heat transfer protective paper for this, but I find that good old cheap baking paper works equally well.

Step 6: Heat Press Leather Design

heat transfer vinyl on leather

Heat up your Cricut EasyPress or Heat Pressing Machine. Check the temperature and time settings for your specific type of HTV Vinyl. You can usually find this on the info sheet that comes with the vinyl, or simply do a quick Google search to find the optimal settings.

Next heat press your design onto the vinyl. Please make sure to check out whether the design has properly melded with the fibres of the leather.

Cricut Iron on Vinyl on Leather

If you are happy, peel your HTV carrier sheet away. Check to see whether you should cold or hot peel as it will depend on your type of heat transfer vinyl.

And there you have it – a new beautiful iron-on vinyl decal on your leather product.

Custom Foldable Genuine Leather Wallet

Have fun and do let us know if you have any questions for us. Click here to grab even more inspiration on Cricut leather DIY projects.

Till next time,

Samantha xxx

We have plenty of Cricut tips and resources here, as well as loads of Homemade craft tutorials on our blog here.