Meet Your Hostess, Abbi Owner Of Abbi Kirsten Collections

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Meet Abbi. Fondly known as the Queen of Paper Flowers & the Cricut Craft Fairy!

Hey there! I'm Abbi. 

My bucket of creative ideas is always overflowing, and spreading the joy of crafting is truly why I love what I do!

My mission at Abbi Kirsten Collections is to nurture the creative magic inside your soul by bringing you fun, easy-to-learn DIY projects and quality template designs that make your creativity come to life.

I'm here to be your craft bestie, hold your hand, and have fun with you as we play with color, discover new crafts, and educate our creative side.

That's why after 10 years of crafting with my Cricut machines, and teaching more than 100,000 crafters how to use theirs, I've set out to create a one-of-a-kind learning experience for Cricut crafters of all skill levels to enjoy!

Meet Your Speakers

Crystal Allen

How To Make Holographic Rainbow Sun Catchers

Crystal is the author of two Cricut craft books and the owner of Hello Creative Family, where she shares free SVG files, Cricut tutorials, printables, sublimation projects, handmade gift ideas, and so much more. As the busy mom of two kids (and two fur babies), Crystal loves quick and easy crafty projects that give you that instant hit of gratification! Find Crystal and her creative family at hellocreativefamily.com.

(Compatible with Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Elena Anderson

How To Make A Stained-Glass Style Dimensional Dragonfly Card

Elena is a lifelong crafter, having learned cross stitch, sewing, and hardanger as a young child from her creative aunts. She started her paper crafting journey in the 1990s with scrapbooking and now concentrates on electronic cutting machine crafts.

In addition to teaching crafters how to use their machines on her blog, blacksheep303.com, with fun project tutorials, she designs her own SVGs, which she sells through her Etsy store.

Elena lives in Denver, CO, with her best friend and husband of 23 years, Alex, and their sweet dog, Django.

(Compatible with Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Sydney Anderson

Design Space Hacks You Didn't Know You Needed

becomeSydney is the face behind Tastefully Frugal. What started as a fun hobby blog almost ten years ago has turned into a full-blown obsession with crafting! Sydney started crafting with Silhouette in 2014 and made the switch to Cricut in 2016. She loves sharing simple, easy-to-follow tutorials for Cricut users and sublimation designers and has even started dabbling in 3D printing.

Find more tutorials and projects in Sydney's crafty community at tastefullyfrugal.org

(Compatible with Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Michelle Beaton

How To Make Holographic Print Then Cut Stickers

Michelle is the founder and content creator for WeekendCraft.com.

Weekend Craft first started nine years ago as a place to showcase home and craft projects that could be done over the course of a weekend. Through the years, it has evolved into a lifestyle brand showing people that you can craft a life you love!

(Compatible with Cricut Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 


Whitney Cernak

How To Make Custom Vinyl Stencils For Wood Decor

Whitney is the crafter behind  Whiskey & Whit, a blog and YouTube channel dedicated to empowering anyone to create and DIY a home they love!

She's a Midwestern girl (plus a wife and mom) who loves home decor and a good-budget craft project - especially Dollar Tree Cricut crafts!

(Compatible with Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Sarah Christie

How To Design Monogram Letters In Cricut Design Space

Sarah is a UK Blogger who shares craft tutorials, cut files, recipes, theatre, and travel reviews.
She lives in the Lancashire countryside with her gorgeous family and dogs and loves nothing more than creating new projects and designs on her Cricut and sharing them with her community at extraordinarychaos.com

(Compatible with Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Gina Cortez

How To Make A Personalized Layered Mandala Sign 

After many years of designing, Gina gained her expertise once she owned her first Cricut! Her specialty is creating SVG cut files for her fellow crafters. She strives for creative easy-to-use cut files. You can find more designs by Gina at ginaccreates.com

(Compatible with Cricut Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Kimberly Costa

How To Design Spring Floral SVGs For Your Cricut Projects

Kimberly is a designer, illustrator, budding teacher, and a ball of chaotic, creative energy. Originally from Escazú, Costa Rica, she made it to New York City to realize her dream of becoming an animator working for studios like Nick Jr., Cartoon Network, PBS Kids, & Disney on Broadway, among others.

Join Kimberly at www.kimberlycosta.com to learn more creative skills not just for fun but to infuse into your business and stand out in a whole new way.

(Compatible with Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Gjoa Crandell

How To Make Layered Abstract Art

Gjoa is a self-taught designer and lifelong crafter. She has always loved to help others be creative and learn new crafts. In addition to her designs, she works full-time in an analytical role, so her design and blog are a creative outlet. You can find her blog at specialheartstudio.com.

(Compatible with Cricut Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 


Creative Fabrica

How To Create A Layered Shadow Box

Creative Fabrica is the largest digital platform for crafters, with digital designs, crafting tools, and online classes. With Creative Fabrica' All Access Subscription, you can get access to 6 million+ fonts and designs - Try it now for FREE!

Creative Fabrica is one of Cricut Craftfest's official sponsors!

(Compatible with Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Natalie Desrochers

How To Make Felt Easter Flatware Holders

Natalie is the crafty girl and creator behind the website NeliDesign.com and YouTube channel. She is on a mission to help crafters like you create beautiful and useful DIY and craft projects with confidence.

Natalie loves to laugh and firmly believes there are no problems, only solutions. She still learns daily from crafting mistakes and shares them with you so you don't make the same ones! She's here to simplify your crafting journey and get you creating with confidence.

(Compatible with Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Megan Duesterhaus

How To Make Easy (But Gorgeous!) Labels 

Megan is a proud military spouse, mom to 3 young boys, and the creative behind thehomesihavemade.com blog. Thanks to her husband’s career, Megan has moved nine times in the last 16 years, so she has made it her personal mission to re-imagine every rental space until it feels like home. And she does it all with the help of her Cricut machines! Stop by to see the clever and creative ways she "cuts out" a more beautiful and organized home...move after move after move!

(Compatible with Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 


Lucy Foxworth

How To Make A Cricut Cutie Dollhouse

For most of Lucy's adult life, she was a physician taking care of children in the Pediatric ER; but her entire life, she has always loved to make things. So the last few years of her official career, she fell in love with papercrafts. And not just any papercrafts, but making little houses. She just loves to make little houses and to share how to create 3-D projects from paper materials. You can find more of her designs at https://paperglitterglue.com

(Compatible with Cricut Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Naomi Garcia

How To Create In Illustrator And Cut On Cricut

Naomi is a crafting coach and the creative mind behind EJsFunCrafting.com in West Texas. She’s a wife, mom, and teacher who loves to help and share. Cricut is her jam, and she’s got you covered with Design Space and coaching for specific skills and projects.

(Compatible with Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Lindsay Gilbert

How To Make Felt Stuffie Keychains

Lindsay is a crafter, graphic designer, and glitter enthusiast from Utah. She’s passionate about homeschooling her creative daughter, traveling, and spending time in the craft room. Lindsay shares DIY project tutorials, printables, recipes, kid's crafts, and more on her blog, ArtsyFartsyMama.com, where she inspires readers to live a creative life.

(Compatible with Cricut Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Shondell Gilhuys

How To Make A Multi-Layered Shaker Banner

Shondell is the creative mind and paper crafter behind The Craft Print. Her love for crafting and helping others is the reason she's built a community for crafters who want to learn new skills while enjoying themselves through lives, tutorials, and lots of laughs. You can join her community of learning and laughter at thecraftprint.com

(Compatible with Cricut Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Holly Grace

How To Make A Spring Pillow With Layered Iron-On

Holly is the DIY guru behind her self-published site Holly Grace. She specializes in several different areas of DIY and Home Renovation projects, but her favorite crafting tool is her Cricut machine! Joining the world of Cricut over 8 years ago, Holly has worked with almost every Cricut product. She is a Cricut Partner and also a member of the Cricut Artist Program, where she creates fun and beautiful SVG designs.

(Compatible with Cricut  Explore 3 and Maker 3) 

Melanie Habibzadeh

How To Make A Felt Birthday Crown 

Melanie, the creative mind behind Simple Made Pretty, is also a wife and mom to 2 loving, creative children.

At Simple Made Pretty, you'll find home decor ideas, DIY projects, craft ideas, printables, home solutions, and Cricut project tutorials created using a Cricut Explore Air 2, Cricut Joy, and the Cricut Maker Machine. You can download free SVG files on her blog simplemadepretty.com and purchase Cricut digital files in her shop.

(Compatible with Cricut Maker and Maker 3) 

Mim Jenkinson

How To Make A Reusable Planner Sticker Sheet Template In Cricut Design Space

Mim is a planner-obsessed sticker-maker, 5-star Etsy seller, host of "The Planner Podcast," and creator of the Paper Planner Club app.
She's taught over 4000 people worldwide how to create perfect planner stickers from scratch with Cricut + Silhouette.
Many of her students have gone on to start their own profit-focused sticker shop, selling the stickers people actually WANT to buy!

If you're ready to get creative with planning and stickers (even if you’re not a designer!), Mim is your person. Find more from Mim at mimjenkinson.com

(Compatible with Cricut Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Abbi Kirsten

How to Make A Paper Primrose Floral Wreath for Spring

Abbi is the creator of Abbi Kirsten Collections. Abbi is on a mission to nurture the creative magic inside your soul and bring that bursting imagination inside you to life with easy-to-learn tutorials. Abbi spends every day making messes and making magic in her home studio with the goal of making the world a more colorful place, one craft at a time, through sharing her Cricut tutorials, papercraft projects, and handmade gifts. Read all of Abbi's tutorials at abbikirstencollections.com

(Compatible with Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Heidi Kundin

How To Reverse Tie-Dye With Bleach 

Heidi is the founder and creative director of HappinessIsHomemade.com, where she shares easy craft tutorials, free printables and SVG files, party ideas, family fun, and creative inspiration!

(Compatible with Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Tracy Lewis

How To Make An Acrylic Keychain Using Adhesive Vinyl

Tracy has been crafting for more than 30 years and has always enjoyed being creative. Her crafting journey began with painting and sewing, and she had a small business with a fellow crafting friend where she sold goodies at local craft shows. Over the years, Tracy had to put it on the back burner because life got busy.  She purchased her first Cricut in 2017 and never look back. Tracey was hooked on making keychains and badge reels out of acrylic shapes and had the desire to be able to create something that no one else had. That sparked her design journey!

Find more projects and tutorials from Tracy  on her blog mainroaddigitalcreations.com

(Compatible with Cricut Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Nick Lupu-Karayanis

How To Make Fun Slider Cards

Nick, aka The Bearded Housewife, is a lifelong crafter who loves creating beautiful things that craft a house into a home. His passion is in easy card making and paper crafting with his Cricut machines to brighten anyone's day or life event! You can find more designs from Nick at thebeardedhousewife.com

(Compatible with Cricut Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Brandi Mahon

How To Create Gorgeous Thinking of You Cards

Brandi is the creative owner of Stamp Me Some Love, host of the highly successful 4-day Card Maker Success Summit, and the course creator of Craft Biz in a Box. Cardmaking is her hobby, but her passion is bringing creators together and helping them build their creative businesses.

She loves throwing parties and is a master networker. Hailing from Kentucky, she lives with her wife and 3 fur babies.

(Compatible with Cricut Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Jennifer Maker

How To Turn Your Signature Into An SVG To Cut, Draw, Engrave, Or Foil

Jennifer’s passion is helping people craft lives they LOVE! She inspires and teaches tens of millions how to make all the things, from stunning home decor and gifts to useful DIY and organizational projects. She believes everyone can make — and share — what they love. Through the JenniferMaker.com site, channel, and academy, she de-mystifies everything from supplies and equipment to techniques and styles, inspiring the confidence to create beauty and realize your dreams.

(Compatible with Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Megan Maketa

How To Make A Spinning Card For Any Occasion 

Megan is a crafty content creator, author, and Cricut crafter. She has been crafting with her Cricut and sharing tutorials and process videos since 2016, which has led to her collaborating and creating content for brands like Cricut and Michaels. Megan also wrote a book called, The Maker’s Guide to Cricut, which is a complete guidebook to Design Space and has 28 step-by-step projects, perfect for beginners to expert Cricut crafters.  Find more projects and tutorials from Megan on Instagram!

(Compatible with Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Emily Minor

How To Make A Mantle-Worthy Photo Card

Emily strongly believes in craft therapy. She helps crafters make amazing personal paper creations for special people. You can find more of Emily's pop-up cards, explosion boxes, and supportive cards for super sucky situations at minorDIY.com

(Compatible with Cricut Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Shawn Mosch

How To Make A Twist And Pop Card

Shawn started her Cricut journey in 2008 and quickly fell in love with all of the amazing things she could create with her Cricut. Over time, this transitioned into Shawn sharing her projects online with other Cricut crafters, inspiring and motivating them also to create new projects.  Now she teaches others how to use their Cricut at ShawnMosch.com

(Compatible with Cricut Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Charynn Olsheski

How To Use Your iPad And Procreate To Make Cricut Designs

Charynn is a mom of 4, designer, pineapple lover, and Disney enthusiast! She loves to share SVG designs for Cricut, Glowforge, and Silhouette machines, plus printables, stickers, and great cocktail recipes. You can find her designs at pineapplepaperco.com and onceuponathemepark.com.

(Compatible with Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Debbie O’Neal

How To Make A 3D Flower Gift Card Holder

Debbie is the Creative Director at scrapmequickdesigns.com and has been teaching others how to love creating with their Cricut for 10+ years. Her fun, easy-to-follow teaching style has created a community of enthusiastic followers on her YouTube Channel and Let's Learn Cricut Design Space Facebook Group.

If you have Cricut questions, need project inspiration, or just looking for a craft buddy, she welcomes beginners or experienced crafters to follow her.

(Compatible with Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Chelly Ontis

How To Make A Fast (& Cute) Valentine's Day Scrapbook Page

Chelly is a self-proclaimed craftaholic and SVG designer at We Can Make That. Her blog inspires other crafters with DIYs for home decor, easy-to-create scrapbook pages (with SVGs), cards, and business crafting ideas. Chelly also hosts a Craft Business Summit for those making money from their hobby. She often talks Cricut when crafting a lot — but no matter your machine preference — after visiting wecanmakethat.me, you're sure to be inspired to create!

(Compatible with Cricut Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Stephanie Paxman

How To Make A Notebook Cover With Layered Vinyl

Stephanie lives in Washington State with her husband and their three kids. Her blog started back in 2011, and her love for crafting, design, and blogging inspired her to go back to school and earn a degree in web design.

Visit craftingintherain.com to find gift ideas, Cricut projects, free SVGs, and more.

(Compatible with Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Jamela Payne

How To Layer Iron-On

Jamela's grandmother introduced her to crafting at age 6, and she has been in love ever since. She has been a Cricut maker since the first machine, which was only 6 inches, and you had to use cartridges to make the designs! She loves pushing the limits with all of her machines and sharing her creations on her blog colormecrafty.net

(Compatible with Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Katherine Peck

How To Make Faux Leather Bows

Katherine is a long-time crafter.  She started her Cricut journey when the Cricut Expression machine was first introduced.  She enjoys sharing her designs and tutorials with fellow crafters to inspire them to try new things with their Cricut.  You can find her designs and tutorials on her blog kpeckscreativecafe.com.

(Compatible with Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Amy Pelzner

How To Make A  Larger Than Mat Gnome

Amy is a retired Optometrist turned DIY and craft blogger living in Northern California with her husband and three children.  She loves to teach people of all ages that they have a creative side!  Amy's blog leapoffaithcrafting.com and YouTube channel offer detailed step-by-step tutorials on all things Cricut, crafts, and DIY!

(Compatible with Cricut Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Michelle Price

How To Make A Pocket Letter Card

Michelle, as the marketing director at 12x12 Cardstock Shop, has been obsessing over paper for over 20 years. Her love affair with cardstock went to a whole new level when she discovered SVG files, and she loves to make handmade cards with lots of layers.

12x12 Cardstock Shop carries... (yup, you guessed it) cardstock in every shade of the rainbow, from top brands like Bazzill and American Crafts to lesser-known favorites like Neenah Stardream. And it doesn't just stop there, as you'll find glitter cardstock, foil cardstock, and more, plus lots of inspiration for whatever type of paper crafter you are.

12x12 Cardstock Shop is a proud sponsor of the Cricut Craftfest!

(Compatible with Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Amy Romeu

How To Make A Flower Bracelet & Earrings

Amy is a lifelong jewelry maker and crafter. She loves creating fun and fashionable jewelry designs that can be made with a Cricut cutting machine. Amy enjoys sharing her passion for jewelry making and crafting with crafters everywhere on AmyRomeu.com.

(Compatible with Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Jennifer Sanderson

How To Screen Print Using Vinyl

Jennifer is the screen printing crafter behind Pigskins & Pigtails. Her passion for printing turned into a successful business, and now she teaches others how to master this fun and rewarding craft through in-person and online classes. You can learn all about screen printing with your Cricut by following her tutorials at pigskinsandpigtails.com or on Instagram and TikTok @pigskinsandpigtails.

(Compatible with Cricut Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Kelsey Sergi

How To Make A Spring Shaker Card In Design Space 

Kelsey is an avid paper-crafting mama! She began Cricut Crafting in June 2020 and became addicted. Kelsey currently lives in South Florida with her husband, son, and two dogs. She enjoys making 3D paper crafts, mandalas, and of course, shakers! You can find more of Kelsey's designs at dinosaurmama.com.

(Compatible with Cricut Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Betsy Smith

How To Make An Easy Resin Serving Tray

Betsy is a Cricut crafter, resin enthusiast, Yorkie mama, and chief mess maker. She spends most of her day elbows deep in a project and loves to share her love for creating. When she's not creating YouTube videos, she's playing with her dogs. You can find more of her projects at happilyeverafteretc.com

(Compatible with Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Laura Smith

How To Get Your Cards Organized And Never Forget A Birthday Card Again

Laura is a wife, mother, business owner, friend, and lover of all things color-coded. She's made it her goal to transform her home into a haven for herself and her family, and through Get Organized HQ she shares what she's learning so that you can create a life of less stress and more peace.

(Compatible with Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Alice Smith-Goeke

How To Make An Iris Paper/Fabric Folding Spring Decor/Card

Alice the Fabric Ninja incorporates fabric into traditional paper crafts. Her patterns are super detailed, and she makes sewing easy and fun; even beginners can make them. Her video tutorials will make you laugh as you sew along with her and create practical projects at fabricninja.com

(Compatible with Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Cheryl Spangenberg

How To Make A Personalized Doormat

Cheryl is the author of the creative lifestyle website thatswhatchesaid.net. She helps Amazon Prime moms look like Pinterest Moms with easy holiday crafts, quick weeknight family meals, free printable activities & digital files for cutting machines, and sublimation projects. When she is not crafting, you can find Cheryl with a margarita in hand, with her husband and three boys, hunting for shark teeth on the beaches of her new home in coastal North Carolina.

(Compatible with Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Jen Swift

How To Engrave Infusible Ink Pendant Necklaces

Creative & crafty, Jen loves to help you own your creative self through tutorials, workshops, FB groups, and her YouTube channel. She teaches Cricut crafts like engraving and making stickers, as well as how to use the app Procreate to design for Cricut. Jen is from MN and also loves her mini Goldendoodle, coffee and a walk down by the lake, and watching the Great British Baking Show. You can find more of Jen's designs at wellcraftedstudio.com

(Compatible with Cricut Maker and Maker 3) 

Alex Vanover

How To Make DIY Mugs With Infusible Ink

Alex has been crafting with a Cricut for over six years, and just over three years ago, she decided to help others bring their crafty dreams to life by creating tutorials. Though she'll try almost any Cricut craft, her favorite things to create are resin crafts, wood signs, screen printing, and paper flowers. When Alex isn't crafting, you can find her reading, enjoying the outdoors, or visiting with family. You can learn more from Alex at diyalex.com.

(Compatible with Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Tara Wiley

How To Design And Make Your First Cake Topper

Tara is the creative owner and designer behind CraftaraCreates.com. Her goal is to help you go from your Cricut machine still in a box to making gorgeous cake toppers and papercrafts. Tara enjoys sharing her passion for Cricut-made cake toppers with crafters at all skill levels on CraftaraCreates.com

(Compatible with Cricut Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

Katie Zetia

How To Etch Glass With Your Cricut

Katie is the creator of kandfdesign.com. She has always loved crafting and trying new medians. Katie will inspire, encourage, and guide you with new and beautiful projects while reminding you to laugh and have fun along your crafting journey.

(Compatible with Cricut Joy, Explore Air 2, Explore 3, Maker, and Maker 3) 

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