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

Amy Romeu

How To Make Reindeer And Snowman Earrings With A Cricut Joy

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

Charynn Olsheski

How To Make Holiday Shaker Ornaments With The Cricut Explore Air 2

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 and

Chelly Ontis

How To Make Embroidery Hoop Decor With Personalized Ribbon With The Cricut Maker

Chelly Ontis is the CEO of We Can Make That, a DIY blog for crafters. You can usually find her designing SVG files for her blog playing with her Cricut, sewing, crafting, or kayaking (AKA floating downstream!) with her hubby. Along with her passion for her Cricut and craft business, Chelly has been an entrepreneur since 1997, helping local and online businesses with marketing. As a marketing mentor for creators, she self-published the Marketing Planner for Entrepreneurs™.

Lucy Foxworth

How To Make A French Country Manor Gift Box With The Cricut Maker

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

Katherine Peck

How To Make Glitter Tumblers With The Cricut Maker

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

Blaire Fujimoto

How To Make Printable Fabric Ornaments With The Cricut Maker

Blaire is the creative girl behind her crafty lifestyle brand, Freshly Fuji. She is a crafter, designer, and stylist aspiring to spread joy and encourage creativity through her art. From Cricut crafts to home decor to cute costumes for her pups, she believes that making things is not only fun but a form of self-care. Her vibrant imagination and knack for color and style shine through in all of her client work and fun projects on her blog,

Brandi Mahon

How To Make Detailed Christmas Cards With The Cricut Maker

Brandi is the creative owner of Stamp Me Some Love, host of the Card Maker Success Summit, and the Course Creator of Craft Biz in a Box. She is a card maker turned craft business coach. Creating beautiful professional handcrafted cards is her jam. She loves getting inky and playing with paper on her blog Brandi resides in Kentucky with her wife and 3 fur babies.

Jen Swift

How To Engrave Mirror Ornaments With The Cricut Maker

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

Jennifer Sanderson

How To Make Screen Printed Ornaments With The Cricut Maker

Jennifer Sanderson 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 or on Instagram and TikTok @pigskinsandpigtails.

Sarah Christie

How To Make Print And Cut Layered Oversized Gift Tags With The Cricut Maker 3

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

Nick Lupu-Karayanis

How To Make Holiday Pop-Out Concertina Cards With A Cricut Maker

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

Cori George

How to Make "Hot Mess" Holiday Artwork With The Cricut Maker 3 

Cori is the creative mind behind the blog and digital shop Hey, Let's Make Stuff! Based in the Pacific Northwest, she loves inspiring half a million readers every month to make their lives more fun with easy Cricut and Glowforge crafts, sublimation tutorials, and digital SVG and printable downloads. When she’s not crafting, she loves reading, strong coffee, and spending quality time with her husband and adorable twin boys.

Alice Smith-Goeke

How To Make A Mini Gift Bag With The Cricut Maker

Alice the Fabric Ninja makes sewing easy and fun. Her patterns are super detailed; even beginners can make them. Her video tutorials will make you laugh as you sew along with her and create practical projects at

Gina Cortez

How To Make Holiday Cups With Layered Vinyl Using The Cricut Explore Air 2

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

Melanie Habibzadeh 

How To Make A Wood Nativity With The Cricut Maker

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 and purchase Cricut digital files in her shop.

Emily Minor

How To Make An Easily Customizable Explosion Box With The Cricut Explore Air 2 

Creating and teaching paper crafting is a form of therapy and creative outlet for Emily. She helps crafters make amazing, personal paper creations for special people and occasions. You can find more of Emily's designs at

Stephanie Paxman

How To Make Custom Place Cards With The Cricut Joy

Stephanie lives in Washington State with her husband and their 3 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 to find gift ideas, Cricut projects, free SVGs, and more.

Kelsey Sergi

How To Make A Halloween Banner With The Cricut Maker

Kelsey is an avid paper crafting mama! She began Cricut Crafting in June of 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

Angie Holden

How To Make Wood Burning Gifts With The Cricut Explore Air 2

Angie has been crafting with her Cricut for over a decade and loves helping people to get started with their machines. You can follow her blog or YouTube channel to learn all about Cricut crafting as well as sublimation!

Cheryl Spangenberg

How To Make A Magnetic Countdown To Christmas Sign With The Cricut Explore Air 2

Cheryl Spangenberg is the author of the creative lifestyle website 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.

Amy Pelzner

How To Make A  Holiday Gift Card Holder With The Cricut Explore Air 2

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 and YouTube channel offer detailed step-by-step tutorials on all things Cricut, crafts, and DIY!

Betsy Smith

How To Make Personalized Resin Ornaments With The Cricut Maker 3 

Betsy is a Cricut crafter, resin enthusiast, Yorkie Mama, and chief mess maker. She spends most of her days' 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

Kimberly Costa

How To Create Illustrated Holiday Motifs 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. Now she is reimagining how small businesses do branding and design by infusing it with all sorts of illustrated & hand-lettered motifs.

Join Kimberly at to learn more creative skills not just for fun but to infuse into your business and stand out in a whole new way. She brings a special knowledge amassed over a varied career and a true love of creativity and what it can do when we let it flow!

Kimi Kinsey

How To Create Sticker Sheets: No Drawing Skills Required, Using The Cricut Maker

Kimi believes in chasing inspiration with her whole heart, and that's why she's a business strategist for multi-passionates. She didn't consider herself to be "crafty" until she discovered a love of pairing her design knowledge with her Cricut to produce stickers. She's since turned her know-how into yet another successful business,, and loves teaching others how to follow in her footsteps.

Heidi Kundin

How To Make A Paper Gingerbread House With The Cricut Explore Air 2

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

She lives in Northern California with her husband, their three energetic sons, and two totally adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppies.

Tisa Jackson

How to Bling a Holiday Tumbler With The Cricut Joy

Tisa is the creative enthusiast behind This Is Tisa & Confetti University. Selling colorful stationery + gift items and sharing all things crafting. Creating everyday things to make you smile...everyone could use a little HAPPY.  Visit her blog, and you can come away learning quick and easy crafts anyone can create, even if you don't consider yourself a crafter.

Follow her not-so-perfect beautiful life on Instagram.  Tisa has worked with Michaels, Beacon, Groove, HP, Cricut, and more.

Natalie Desrochers

How To Make Interchangeable Holiday Candle Wraps With The Cricut Maker 

Natalie is the crafty girl and creator behind the website 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.

Tara Wiley

How To Make Hot Chocolate Bar Decorations With The Cricut Maker

Tara is the creator and owner behind Her goal is to help busy mamas create fun and easy crafts with their Cricut machines. Tara’s crafting specialty is simple DIY party decorations and seasonal decor with paper. Her site is full of ideas, tutorials, tips, and cut file designs to help you get the most from your Cricut Machine.

Becky Dykes

How to Make An Easy Double-Sided Farmhouse Sign With The Cricut Maker 3

Creative Fabrica is the largest digital platform for crafters, with digital designs, crafting tools, and online classes. Get access to Creative Fabrica's entire platform for just $1 for your first month! Creative Fabrica is one of the Cricut Craftfest's official sponsors!

Debbie O’Neal

How To Make Easy Foil Iron On Acrylic Ornaments With The Cricut Maker

Debbie loves to share Cricut projects and tips on how to successfully create with your Cricut. Her fun, easy-to-follow teaching style has created a community of enthusiastic followers. She is a life-long crafter and truly enjoys sharing her knowledge to help you avoid crafting pitfalls. Debbie’s blog,, and her YouTube Channel showcase step-by-step tutorials and craft product reviews that help crafters like you every day make the most out of creating with your Cricut.

Alex Vanover

How To Make A Wood And Vinyl Holiday Sign Using Your Cricut Maker 3

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

Courtney Brickner

How To Make Peek-A-Boo Glitter Wine Glasses With The Explore Air 2

Courtney is a crafty mom of three from San Diego. She’s been crafting her whole life, but her creative game really stepped up when she got introduced to Cricut in 2012. She opened The CraftyBrick in 2019, where she started out selling vinyl crafts on Etsy but quickly fell in love with designing and now sells her digital files as well. She loves to help others tap into their creative side, so you can always catch her on Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube sharing her love of crafting through tutorials and fun videos at

Crystal Allen

How To Make Holiday Gifts For Foodies With The Cricut Explore Air 2 

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

Jamela Payne

How To Make A Dollar Tree Holiday Reverse Canvas With The Cricut Maker 3

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

Michelle Beaton

How To Make Print Then Cut Holiday Gift Tag Stickers With The Cricut Maker 3

Michelle is the founder and content creator for Weekend Craft. 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, Michelle's blog has evolved into a lifestyle brand showing over 7 million people that you can craft a life you love!

Abbi Kirsten

3D Layered Paper Christmas Ornaments With The Cricut Explore 3 

Abbi Kirsten Collections is a place to nurture the creative magic inside your soul and bring that bursting imagination inside you to life. You will discover fun yet easy-to-learn DIY projects and quality template designs that will have you crafting a storm of “wow, you made that?!” praise!” You can find all of Abbi's crafts on

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