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Today’s post is super special because it’s all about my recent collaboration with Expressions Vinyl! If you’ve read any of my Cricut posts or watched any of my YouTube videos you’ve heard me mention my obsession with Expressions Vinyl’s Paper Transfer Tape. If I was stranded on an island, that’s one of my MUST-BRING craft supplies. Well, I guess that’s a silly analogy, but you get my point.

This past fall, their marketing team reached out and asked if I’d be interested in working with them, and when I tell you I JUMPED, I really did. I couldn’t believe a brand I loved so much knew who I was.

I was so excited and honored when Expressions Vinyl asked me to curate their January 2023 Mystery Project Box. From designing patterns to creating cut files and hand-picking all the contents, it was such a fun time! I was like a kid in a candy store picking out colors to compliment the patterns and giving those who purchased the best assortment of all my favorites.

What was in my January 2023 Expressions Vinyl Mystery Project Box?

This box came with three groupings: adhesive vinyl, HTV (heat transfer vinyl), and blanks you can use to create with! Check out the unboxing video where I showcase all the things I chose!

Here’s a full listing of everything in the box along with links so you can purchase them as one-offs from Expressions Vinyl if you’d like! At the time of this post, they also had a few boxes left, so you can check here if you’re interested!

Learn more about Expressions Vinyl and their monthly Mystery Project Box here.

HTV (Heat Transfer):


This box came with a 12″ wood round and two large tote bags.

And I forgot to mention – there were also 20 cut files I designed and they were included with the box! Now don’t worry if you didn’t get a chance to get a box, I have a ton of other free files on this blog. You can browse all my posts with free cut files attached here.

Now let’s get into what you can MAKE with all this fun stuff. Seriously, the sky is the limit, but here are a few ideas I came up with to get you started! Please note: the cut files are exclusive to the January 2023 Mystery Project Box, but you can find many more for FREE on my blog here.

DIY Stenciled Wood Sign with Oramask 813 Stencil Film

Make Winter a welcome guest in your home with this adorable tea towel! I used my whimsy winter-patterned vinyl as a background to add a fun pop of color!


The towel is from Hobby Lobby
Patterned Heat Transfer Vinyl – Winter – (Exclusive to Mystery Project Box)
Siser EasyWeed Heat Transfer Vinyl – Black
Cricut EasyPress

DIY Tote Bag with Siser EasyWeed HTV

Seriously, we can never have enough tote bags! These sturdy canvas tote bags were blanks included in this month’s Mystery Project Box, and there are so many fun ways to decorate them! Here are two ways that you can decorate your totes.

The first one is so relatable! You never know what you’ll need to carry that day, and knowing us, there’s a high possibility it’s craft supplies!

Plus, everyone could use a reminder that they are enough as they are. How perfect is this tote for Valentine’s Day? (Or everyday errands?)

Canvas Tote Bag – Blank from the box
Siser Easyweed HTV – Black
Cricut EasyPress

Why use plain old vinyl when you can use a stencil?! This sign is so much fun to make, especially with the adorable cut file! I used Oramask 813 stencil vinyl, and it adds that extra touch of craftiness.

Wood Sign Blank (similar)
Oramask 813 Stencil film:

DIY Peace, Love, & Crafting Pillow using Siser Easyweed HTV

The three most important things in life: peace, love, and crafting! This pillow is perfect for relaxing after crafting all afternoon (while still showing off all of your craftiness)!

Canvas 18×18 Pillow Cover – From the December EV Mystery Box
Siser Easyweed HTV – Black
Patterned Heat Transfer Vinyl – Purple Plaid – (Exclusive to Mystery Project Box)
Cricut EasyPress

DIY Valentine Beer Can Glasses with Color-Changing Vinyl

Drinks just taste better in cute glasses! This would make the perfect gift for your gal pals on Valentine’s Day, too! Plus, how fun are the color-changing hearts on this glass? Too cute!

Libbey Beer Can Glasses
Oracal 651 Permanent Adhesive Vinyl – Matte Black
Color Changing Vinyl – Cool Pink

DIY Scrap Wood Reversible Winter Signs with Oracal 651 Vinyl

These little signs are adorable and reversible! Talk about a space-saving win! Plus, you can mix and match them however you’d like! This project is the perfect way to get the most out of your materials while also making adorable decorations!

Scrap Wood
Oracal 651 Permanent Adhesive Vinyl – Traffic Blue, Matte White,
Glitter Permanent Adhesive Vinyl – Hyacinth
Patterned Vinyl – Winter – exclusive to the box

DIY Valentine’s Day Wood Door Hanger with Adhesive Vinyl

This adorable door knocker uses one of the blanks from this Mystery Project Box! This is the wood round you received in your box, transformed into an adorable Valentine’s project! This is the perfect addition to your front door to get festive for the season.

12″ Wood Round (from the box)
Patterned Permanent Adhesive Vinyl – Pink Check – (Exclusive to Mystery Project Box)
Oracal 651 Permanent Adhesive Vinyl – Soft Pink, Lavender, & Matte White

DIY Dollar Tree Valentine’s Day Bags with Siser Easyweed HTV

I’m always looking for fun ways to show friends and family that I’m thinking about them and these bags would be PERFECT for Valentine’s Day! Just add a little HTV and boom, adorable!

Bags – Dollar Tree (3 for $1.25)
Siser Easyweed HTV – White, Red, & Light Pink:
Cricut EasyPress Mini

DIY Valentine’s Day Sweatshirt with EV Puff Vinyl

This DIY sweatshirt is just so perfect for Valentine’s Day! EV Puff makes any project more fun by adding that extra texture and dimension. I can’t wait to wear this!

Sweatshirt – Amazon
Expressions Vinyl EV Puff Vinyl – White
Cricut EasyPress

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