DIY Daddy + Me Matching Bowties

DIY Daddy + Me Matching Bowties

June 12th, 2018 • Contributor: Jenny Alger from Everyday Jenny

Hi! It’s Jenny from Everyday Jenny. With Father’s Day around the corner, these darling matching bow ties are easy to make with Simplicity’s patterns and your Cricut Maker. I chose the Men’s Bow Tie and the Boy Bow Tie, but there is also a Toddler Bow Tie if you need a smaller size. The projects cost $3.99 each, but once you purchase them you can cut them out as many times as you would like.

Each bow tie project has full assembly instructions available in a PDF that you can read over. I will also go over the steps of assembly, but I recommend reading the PDF instructions as well. Both bow ties are constructed the same way; the boy’s tie is just smaller.

I chose the Cricut Fabric Rockstar sample pack and I was able to squeeze both ties on the blue fabric, but it did make the band a little shorter for the boy tie. If you want to be safe and are worried about possible mistakes I recommend two of the sampler packs.

Related: Fill in the Blank Father's Day Card

Supplies:

Supplies for Daddy + Me Matching Bowties

1: Cut Out Your Fabric and Interfacing

Cut Out Your Fabric and Interfacing for Matching Bowties

Click on Make It and select “Fusible Interfacing” as your material for the first mat and “Cotton” as your material for the second mat.

Cut Out Your Fabric and Interfacing for Matching Bowties

I chose to turn off the fabric marking because this was a fairly simple pattern and I didn’t want to wash it off later. If you choose to leave the fabric marking on, insert your fabric pen into Slot A. Cut out both mats.

2: Apply Interfacing to Bows

Apply Interfacing to Bows for Bowties

Use your Cricut EasyPress to apply the interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric bow (marked number 1 in the pattern). Do this with both bow pieces.

3: Sew Bows

Sew the Bows

Fold the bow in half, matching it at the notches with the interfacing facing out. Sew the notched edge with a 1 cm seam, leaving an opening at the center to turn it out.

Sew the Bows

Next, bring the seam you just sewed to the center and stitch the upper and lower edges with a 1 cm seam. Turn the bow right side out and press with your EasyPress. Repeat with the other bow piece. If desired you can slip stitch the back of the bow where you turned it out. I chose not to because it was going to be covered by the bow center.

Sew the Bows

4: Sew Bow Center

Sew Bow Center for Bowties

Fold the bow center (marked number 2 in the pattern) in half lengthwise matching up the notches with the right sides together. Sew with a 1 cm seam and then turn right side out and press with the seam in the middle.

Sew the Bow Center

5: Sew the Bow Together

Sew the Bow Together

Place your two bow pieces on top of each other, pinch them in the center and place the bow center over the top of the bows with the ends reaching to the back of the bow. Slip stitch the back together.

6: Sew the Band

Sew the Band for the Matching Bowties

Fold the band in half lengthwise with the right sides together. Sew with a 1 cm seam leaving the ends open. I used a chopstick to turn the band out. It took me a few times (and a couple of breaks because I was getting frustrated) but I found using the chopstick to be the easiest method for me.

6: Insert Band and Attach Bow Tie Kit

Insert Band and Attach Bow Tie Kit for the Matching Bowties

Insert your band on the underside of the bow tie center and center it. Follow the directions on your bow tie fastening kit to attach it to your bow tie. (There are also great instructions in the Simplicity PDF.)

Repeat all the above steps with your other bow tie. Now the men in your life can rock those matching bow ties! Happy Father’s Day!

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See some of the current trends in tees

Our Favorite Trends in Tees (With a Tutorial!)

May 14th, 2018 • Contributor: Kayla Brasher from Kayla Makes

Hey, Cricut friends! Kayla from Kayla Makes here to chat about t-shirt trends that are hot right now. Graphic tees are everywhere and lucky for us, they are super easy to DIY. Here are a few fun trends to try your hand at the next time you're looking for an iron-on project.

Minimalist Linework

To achieve this look, pair a simple sans serif font with a minimalistic image, just like Katie from Sew Woodsy did with this space tee. When it comes to this trend, the simpler the image, the better. Save the detailed images for another day.

Minimalist Phrases

Another fun look is a design that is solely typography. It's as simple as typing out a word or phrase and choosing a great font. Kelly from Cloudy Day Gray did just that and look how cute her coffee tee turned out.

Boxed Typography

Boxed Typography Tee Trend

This is my favorite graphic t-shirt trend right now and I just know you guys will love it too!  I put together an easy tutorial on creating a typography box in Design Space. Keep reading to see how easy it was.

1: Create Your Box

Make the box for your boxed typography tee

Start by using the shape tool to open up two squares, color one black and one white (or the colors of your choosing). Size the bottom square to 8 inches and the top square to 7.5 inches. Of course, you can adjust the size later, I just use 8 inches as my starting point.

Use the align tool to center the two squares then click slice in the bottom right corner.

Make the box for your boxed typography tee

After slicing, your image will look a bit strange. Just click and delete the top two layers and you'll see the slice result. It should look like the image below.

2: Add Your Text

Add the text for your boxed typography tee

Use the text tool to add your word or phrase inside the box. The font I used here is called Bebas. Once I'm happy with the size of my letters, I ungroup the text and use the align tool to line up the top letters with the bottom letters.

For example, I select the two B's then use the align tool to center them vertically. Same with the two A's the S/L and then the E/L. It looks more finished to me when the letters all line up.

Make the box for your boxed typography tee

Group the text once again then center it inside the box. Select everything and click weld in the bottom right. You can read more about the weld tool here.

Below, you can see the difference in the cut when you do not weld vs. when you do.

Add the text for your boxed typography tee
Add the text for your boxed typography tee

3: Cut and Weed Your Design

Cut and Weed Your Design

Cut and weed your image. Don't forget to mirror and place your iron-on on the mat, shiny side down. For this shirt, I used iron-on lite.

4: Apply the Iron-on

Apply the Iron-on

Press the design onto your t-shirt using an iron, heat press or the fabulous Cricut EasyPress.

I love the way this trendy tee turned out! I will definitely be wearing it to the baseball stadium a lot this year.

Finished Boxed Typography Tee

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Last Day of School Autograph Tee

DIY Last Day of School Autograph Tee

May 12th, 2018 • Contributor: Ginger Bowie from Ginger Snap Crafts

Hello there! It’s Ginger from GingerSnapCrafts.com. I am so excited to be back here on the Cricut blog sharing a brand new tutorial & Design Space cut file with you. We only have a month until the last day of school! Isn’t that crazy? This year has flown by!

One of our favorite traditions is to make a Last Day of School Autograph Tee. Have you seen them? You get a plain white t-shirt, decorate the front with a cute design (Cricut® Iron-on Lite is perfect for this!) and then send your kiddo to school in it along with some permanent markers. The kids then take turns signing each other’s t-shirts. It makes for a fun keepsake for your kiddo!

DIY Last Day of School Autograph Tee

Last day of school autograph tee

Let me show you how I made this cute shirt.

To Make This Project, You Will Need a Few Supplies:

Supplies for last day of school autograph tee

1: Design Your Shirt

Create your design

Alright, the first thing I did was go into Cricut Design Space to design my tee. Can I just tell you how much I love fonts? Well, I do! Cricut has tons of super cute fonts. Annnnnd if you have Cricut Access many of the fonts are totally free to use. How awesome is that??!! For this design I used 3 of my favorite Cricut fonts ~ Avenida Com, Babette & Boys Will Be Boys - Block.

I love each of these fonts for a different reason. Babette is just a nice, thick script font. I just love it, and I *think* it’s my favorite font ever! I also really love the font Boys Will Be Boys – Block. It just a fun font that doesn’t have to be lined up perfectly. It was the perfect font to use for the word summer. Each letter was cut separately because they are all different colors. I didn’t have to worry about them lining up perfectly when I used that font. Avenida Com is also a fun font. This was my first time using it!

Which fonts are your favorite? Remember you can find this exact cut file right here. Now it’s time to cut it out! For the next part of the project, you will need your machine, cutting mat & iron-on.

2: Cut Out Your Design

Cut out your design

With iron-on, you will place the shiny side of the iron-on face down on your cutting mat. Also, be sure to mirror your image before you begin cutting. This is especially important when you are cutting fonts out with iron-on.

Cut out your design

Select iron-on as your material, & then send your project to your Cricut machine to cut out.

Cut out your design

Annnnd just a little plug for the Cricut Maker, I just love how they thought of everything. This little storage compartment is my favorite. It’s the perfect spot to store your tools.

Don’t forget to pin this post for later!

3: Weed Away Excess Vinyl

Weed Away Excess Vinyl

Grab your weeding tool & weed out the excess iron-on, leaving your design behind.

4: Press On Your Iron-on

For cotton, using the Lite iron-on you will need to heat up your EasyPress to 315°F, and the timer for 30 seconds.

Tip: Bookmark this page to see all the recommended EasyPress settings.

Attach iron-on

The all-new EasyPress Mat comes in super handy for the next step. The EasyPress Mat will protect your work surface area & help you achieve flawless iron-on projects. It is the perfect companion for the EasyPress. I put the EasyPress Mat right underneath my tee.

Attach iron-on

Preheat your tee for 5 seconds. Put your iron-on design in place and then apply the EasyPress for 30 seconds. Leave the liner on & then flip your shirt over and press for 15 more seconds.

Attach iron-on

Remove your liner while warm. This is called a warm peel.

5: Applying the Word Summer

Applying the Word Summer

Let me show you how it did the word summer. Since each letter was a different color, I had to place them all individually on my shirt.

Tip: Before using the EasyPress make sure you put the lining back over the black letters. I had applied them first. They’ll need to be protected from the heat of the EasyPress.

Attach the word summer

Since my design was so large, I had to do 2 or 3 different pressings until I was sure I had everything adhered. I flipped it over & did the back as well.

Attach the word summer

Just like the black iron-on, I used a warm peel to remove the lining from the letters once I was finished with the EasyPress.

Attach the word summer

My daughter can’t wait to wear this cute tee the last day of school & get all her friends' autographs!

Attach the word summer

You can find more easy & fun iron-on projects here.

Attach the word summer

Do you have any fun end of the school year traditions? I’d love to hear!

Don’t forget to pin this post for later. I’d love to hear if you make one of these t-shirts!

DIY It Girl shirt

DIY Your Own It Girl Shirt

April 12th, 2018 • Contributor: Lauren Duletzke, Cricut PR Manager

Graphic and phrase tees are on everyone’s chic lists right now as we divest of our heavy winter coats and transition into spring. What better way to show the world who you are than designing your own fashion-forward t-shirt. I don’t know about you, but any time I walk into an H&M, Zara or Nordstrom store, I feel overwhelmed by the graphic t-shirt choices both from a design and price point perspective. I’m inspired by the colors, graphic patterns, and phrases but feel I can never quite find the right option for me.

Enter Cricut. I’ve found my craft calling in making graphic t-shirts with Iron-On. I love the fact that I can pick any t-shirt base - some of my favorite are from Target, they have really nice high-quality t-shirts - and customize the graphic or phrase with an amazing variety of color and patterns (have you seen our new Patterned Iron-On options now… they’re amazing!).

Tres chic It Girl shirt

Today, I’m going to show you how you can easily make your own it girl shirt in a few easy steps. I love the “trés chic” French phrase so I went with that for today’s tutorial.

Supplies Needed:

Supplies to make your It Girl shirt

Here is what you need to get started:

I also used a Cricut BrightPad for easier weeding of my letters after the phrase was cut on the machine.

Make sure you throw your shirt in the wash before getting started. We recommend this step first because it helps with the iron-on adhesive.

1: Design Your Phrase

Design Your Phrase

My design was super easy to achieve. I wanted simply, bubbly letters and found that the Arial Rounded MT Bold was a perfect font. I was also able to use the special characters for the “trés chic” with this font (some of the fonts don’t allow this so just be aware of that). If you’re using a Mac, to get a special character you click “alt-e” and then press “e.” You can also easily Google instructions for how to use other special characters.

2: Cut Your Design and Weed It

Cut Your Design and Weed It

Click “Make It” and make sure you choose “mirror” on the mat screen before you move on to the cut screen. Choose “Iron-On” either on your dial or if you’re using a Cricut Maker, choose in the materials settings. Set the “fast mode” (if you’re using a Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker) and you’re all set.

Once the machine cuts the letters, it’s time to weed! As a reminder, weeding is a process of taking the negative material off of your design so you have the positive (and can transfer it in this case on to a shirt).

As I mentioned above, I used the Cricut BrightPad so I could easily see the cut lines for weeding. It’s truly magical, especially when you’re working with glitter material.

3: Iron-on Your Design

Iron-on Your Design

Heat up your Cricut EasyPress and make sure you have the right setting for your t-shirt material and iron-on material. We created this easy chart to reference so you can check the settings. I used a polyester and cotton blend shirt from Target (specifically the A New Day brand because I love how soft it is) so I set my EasyPress to 340 degrees (F) for 3,0 seconds.

First, you want to heat up your t-shirt for 5 seconds and then place your design on the t-shirt. After you place your design, simply set the EasyPress on top of the design and press the Cricut “C” to start the countdown. Make sure to put a little pressure on the EasyPress as it helps with the heating process.

After the countdown ends for the front of the shirt, make sure you also iron-on the back and repeat the same process.

Once you finish with the EasyPress on the back of the shirt, flip it over and let it cool down for 10-15 seconds before peeling off the plastic.

4: Peel the Plastic and You’re Done

Peel the Plastic and You’re Done

Slowly peel back the plastic in a rolling motion (to make sure the iron-on material is perfectly transferred on the shirt) and then you have your amazing It girl shirt.

It’s super simple and will give you that amazing “I made it” feeling while also being fashion-forward as you step out into the warmer spring weather.

If you want to make the exact design I made, here is my canvas link: https://design.cricut.com/#/landing/user-project/87752332.

Tell us what amazing DIY shirt you’re making right now! It’s so much fun and so easy. #CricutMade

Meet the new SportFlex and Patterned Iron-on

Check Out the New SportFlex and Patterned Iron-on

March 29th, 2018 • Contributor: Jessica Roe from Everyday Party Magazine

Hi there! I am a HUGE fan of Iron-on…I may have a hoarder style amount of it at my house and office. I love it, you can put it on anything, and I think I have. But, my favorite things to use Iron-on for are shirts and bags. It’s a simple way to make an inexpensive shirt or bag totally custom.

Meet the new Cricut Patterned Iron-on

Cricut recently released two new types of Iron On and I am SO EXCITED to start creating with them. The SportFlex Iron-on is perfect for rec-tec athletic shirts. It’s thin, lightweight, and is stretchable and flexible! It can even be layered. The new SportFlex Iron-on features the Cricut StrongBond Guarantee, making it longer lasting than ever before!

The Patterned Iron-on is a beautiful alternative to standard single color iron-on. It’s perfect for all fabrics!

I decided to try the new SportFlex on a few shirts for myself and a friend. You can grab the cut files here and here. You will need Cricut Access to create both shirts.

Meet the new Cricut SportFlex Iron-on

Heavily Meditated is in the Karly font.

Meet the new Cricut SportFlex Iron-on

Everything Hurts is in the Enviro Com font.

My bloggy friends used the new Patterned Iron-on to embellish simple bags, and I am so in love with both of their bags!

How darling is this Easter Bag from Over the Big Moon? So much better than a basket that won’t get used again!

Patterned Iron-on project by Over the Big Moon

And uh, I’ll be right back, gotta run to Target to get one of those bags to make my own simple monogram! Pineapple Paper Co. has such a great eye for design, right?

Patterned Iron-on project by Pineapple Paper Co.

Have you done projects with SportFlex or the Patterned Iron-on yet? Tell us about it below in the comments and tag us on social media with #CricutMade.

Make this cute patterned iron-on onesie for a first birthday

Celebrate a First Birthday With This Patterned Iron-on Onesie

March 26th, 2018 • Contributor: Jenny Alger from Everyday Jenny

Hi! It’s Jenny from Everyday Jenny. Have you seen the newest iron-on Cricut just released? It’s patterned iron-on and it’s so pretty!

There are so many fun sampler packs; it’s hard to choose (but why choose just one right?) This In Bloom Pink pack is perfect for Spring with its beautiful florals. I also love this black and white Nature Walk Basics pack.  Plus, these watercolor Natalie Malan Sunset Blossom and Aquamarine packs are dreamy. The sample packs come with three different designs in 12” X17” sheets and they are great to mix and match.

The new iron-on is perfect to decorate t-shirts, pillows, tote bags and more.  If you’re trying to decide on a project to use them on just remember you will want to pick images and text that allow the fun patterns to stand out. So think bold texts and larger images.

Sweatshirt with patterned iron-on

I used the pink watercolor sheet from the Natalie Malan Sunset Blossom pack to make this sweatshirt. (Design Space link here.) I chose a simple text, Cricut Sans, but the watercolor gives it a fun effect. I love the light pink tones with the green of the sweatshirt.

Unicorn shirt with patterned iron-on

I also made this little girl’s unicorn shirt with the peach and pink watercolor sheet from the Natalie Malan Sunset Blossom pack. (Design Space link here.) You can really enjoy the beautiful pattern with a large simple image.

I’m sharing the tutorial below for this adorable first birthday shirt made with the Party Time Pastels pack. Following these steps means you can use patterned iron-on for any project!

1: Create Your Design

Create your design for the patterned iron-on onesie

Open Cricut Design Space and create your design to fit your shirt.  (You can open my design here.) You can play around with different fonts to see which ones you like best, but remember you’ll want to choose a thicker font for the pattern to show. I used the Cricut font Birthday Bash for the words and number one.

2: Slice Your Image

Slice the image for your design

Cricut’s official recommendation is to NOT layer patterned iron-on. In order to create the layered look with the iron-on, you will need to slice your image.

The easiest way to do this is to duplicate the words and set them aside for later. Line up your words exactly where you want them on the number one. Select both the words and number and use the Slice tool.

Slice your design

Delete the extra layers that have been sliced out, leaving just sliced number one and your extra set of words that you set aside.

Slice out your image

Now you have your two images for your design.

3: Cut Out Your Iron-on

Cut Out Your Iron-on

Place your iron-on on the StandardGrip (green) mat liner side down.  Select Patterned Iron-on from the Materials list. Make sure your fine tip blade is loaded into your machine, mirror your image and then cut it out.  

Be sure to pin this post to try later on!

4: Weed Your Iron-on

Weed Your Iron-on

Carefully weed the excess material from your number and words using your weeding tools.

5: Heat Up Your EasyPress

Heat Up Your EasyPress

Preheat your EasyPress to the temperature for your shirt material and iron-on type. I used a cotton shirt and patterned iron-on so my temperature was 340 for 50 seconds.

Make sure you have a flat, heat-resistance surface to use your EasyPress. Cricut now has the EasyPress mat which is specifically designed to work with it. Use the EasyPress to remove wrinkles and prepare your shirt.

6: Press On Your Design

Press on your design

Place the iron-on number on your shirt and press it. Test a small corner of your design and gently lift the liner. If the liner does not peel easily, reapply heat.

Peel off the liner.

Press on your design

Center the words on your sliced image. Press again with the EasyPress. Remove the liner and your birthday shirt is finished.

Now go throw that little one a party and eat lots of cake!

Which patterned iron-on are you going to use? Be sure to share on social media with #CricutMade so we can see!

Learn how to use Cricut's patterned iron-on to make onesies and more
You can cut delicate fabrics using the Cricut Maker

Cutting Delicate Fabrics With the Cricut Maker

March 22nd, 2018 • Contributor: Jenny Alger from Everyday Jenny

Hi! It’s Jenny from Everyday Jenny. Today I’m sharing a tutorial on how to use the Cricut Maker to cut out delicate fabrics.

One of the adaptive tools released with the Cricut Maker is the rotary blade. It makes cutting fabric so easy! From heavy fabrics (like denim) to delicate fabrics (like chiffon and tulle), the rotary blade can cut it with ease!

I made this darling skirt with some tulle butterflies that were cut with the Maker.

Supplies:

Supplies for butterfly tulle skirt decorations

 

 

 

1: Create Your Design

Create the design for your delicate fabric project

Open Cricut Design Space and create your design. (You can open my butterfly design here.) To choose your own image click on “Images” on the left in the design screen and scroll through Design Space’s image library. Some other fun ideas for embellishments are flowers or hearts.

Once you have decided on your image, click on “Insert Images” in the lower right corner. Make sure to resize your image to fit your skirt.

2: Cut Out Your Design

Cut out your delicate fabric design

Select “Make It” and set your material to delicate fabrics.

Cut out your delicate fabric design

Cut your tulle to fit on your FabricGrip mat. Place your material on the mat and use your brayer to help smooth and apply the tulle to the mat.

Cut out your delicate fabric design

Make sure that your rotary blade is loaded and then hit go. Watch the Maker easily cut the delicate tulle into beautiful butterflies!

Be sure to pin this so you can try it later!

3: Remove the Tulle and Decide On Placement

Figure out where you want to place your delicate fabrics

Carefully remove your butterflies with your large tweezers. Be careful not touch the mat with your fingers because the oil from your hands can break down the glues in the mat.

Take two butterflies and line them up with each other and place them on the skirt. Decide on the placement and spacing for each butterfly.

4: Sew On Your Tulle Butterflies

Sew On Your Tulle Butterflies

Use your needle and thread to carefully hand stitch “X’s” through the center of the butterflies. You may want to put a couple of tiny stitches in the top of the wings so they don’t fold over. Repeat with each butterfly. Your butterfly skirt is finished!

Some lucky little girl is going to love twirling in her new butterfly skirt!

You can cut delicate fabrics with a Cricut Maker

What fabrics have you cut out using your rotary blade? Let me know in the comments below.

You can cut delicate fabrics with a Cricut Maker
You can use iron-on to decorate wood

You Can Use Iron-on for That??

March 16th, 2018 • Contributor: Kayla Brasher from Kayla Makes

Hey Cricuteers, Kayla here today and I have a confession, I love iron-on! It's by far my personal favorite when it comes to Cricut cutting materials. From iron-on lite to glitter, foil and holographic sparkle, there are so many options and even more possibilities when it comes to this versatile material.

Today, I'm showing you some fun ways you can use iron-on that aren't your typical t-shirt or baby onesie. Let's jump right in!

Hats

You can use iron-on for hats

Iron-On lite adheres nicely to baseball caps. I used a mini iron to create the hat above and it worked perfectly for me.

You can use iron-on for hats

These bride tribe hats by Something Turquoise were created using the coolest trick! Click over to see how they used one of their Cricut tools to get the iron-on to stick.

Wood

You can use iron-on for wood

I can easily remember the first time I saw someone use iron-on on a wood surface. I was blown away! Think of all the cute things you can make! It has a lot more staying power than adhesive vinyl and is just as easy to apply.

For this decorative wood slice, I used Cricut's foil iron-on in gold and my EasyPress.

Paper

You can use iron-on for paper

This Jungle Rules nursery wall hanging is a project from Design Space. Cat (one of Cricut's FIT scholarship winners) used Iron-On Lite on a sheet of paper to create this custom look.

You can use iron-on for paper

Last fall I added gold iron-on to a sheet of cardstock to create this print. It has the look of a foiled print without the hassle or cost of foiling.

Neoprene

You can use iron-on for neoprene

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You can use iron-on for neoprene

These Bridal Party Koozies from Something Turquoise are super cute and make the best wedding favors. They opted for glitter iron-on but any of the varieties will stick well to neoprene.

You can use iron-on for neoprene

These neoprene popsicle holders were all over the place last summer. Why didn't anyone think of this when I was a kid?!

Shoes

You can use iron-on for shoes

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You can use iron-on for shoes
You can use iron-on for shoes

Cricut Design Space has a ton of fun ideas for using iron-on on your shoes. Check out this tribal pair, this lucky pair and this cute polka dot pair for kids. All of these projects are included in your Cricut Access subscription if you have one. Also, check out these Lucky Chucks for tips on how to put it on.

Have you created a project with iron-on that stands out from the crowd? We'd love to hear about it! Leave a comment down below!

Wisteria Explore Air 2

Get Ready for Sparkle & Shine With the New Wisteria Air 2!

March 15th, 2018 • Contributor: Emily Miller from B. Lovely Events

Hey, Lovelies! Emily here from B. Lovely Events and I am swooning over the new purple Wisteria Air 2. Talk about your favorite color coming to life.  It also goes perfectly with the Pantone color of the year, Ultra Violet. It’s vibrant, it’s fun and it has a shimmer finish that I just can’t get enough of! Adding this beauty in your craft room will really sparkle things up.

Meet the new Wisteria colored Explore Air 2

The new Wisteria Air 2 is the gift that keeps on giving because it comes with a bundle of materials that really sparkle and shine! There are so many cute projects that you can do with them. With vinyl, iron-on, card stock and pens, you can really let your creativity run wild.

I personally love the silver holographic sparkle that comes in both iron-on and vinyl. There are pink, teal and gold that are really lovely too though!

Wisteria Explore Air 2

Just for you, I have made 3 fabulous projects that I made using the materials that come with the new Wisteria Air 2 to give you some inspiration when you get yours.

You Were Born to Shine Bag

You Were Born to Shine Bag

Who doesn’t love a good makeup or knick-knack bag? This girl does! I picked up a clutch from the store and customized it with silver holographic sparkle iron-on. I found a cute saying and uploaded it into Design Space for the Air 2 to cut out.

You can also use the Cricut fonts to make your own saying too! I ironed it on with the new Wisteria EasyPress (More to come on that in my next post) and it came out beautifully in just a few seconds!

You Were Born to Shine bag

I just love the sparkle to it!

MerMom Wine Glass

Mermom Wine Glass

The teal and the pink holographic sparkle vinyl are dreamy and perfect for all things mermaid! I love the mermaid trend that this happening right now and I can never turn down a customized wine glass. This MerMom glass uses both colors to create dimension and add a little bit more pop of color. I just love this cute glass and I am totally a MerMom!

Love Card

Love Card

The cardstock that comes in the Wisteria Air 2 bundle is all foiled and gorgeous! I love the light pink and silver together and you can make so many fun projects with it.

This Love Card in Design Space is so cute and great for all sorts of occasions or even just because! The rose and silver burst paper coordinate beautifully together to make this adorable love card and matching envelope.

Love Card

These lovely projects are just a small sampling of what you can do with all of the goodies in the Wisteria Air 2 bundle. I just love that you can craft right out of the box with your new favorite machine!

Love Card

Cheers!

Emily- B. Lovely Events

Lucky Chucks for St. Patrick's Day

Make Your Chucks Lucky for St. Patrick’s Day

March 5th, 2018 • Contributor: Jessica Roe from Everyday Party Magazine

Hi everyone! It’s officially March, so I can break out all of my clovers and rainbows!! For real though, I’m probably the worst ever when it comes to wearing green on St. Paddy’s Day...this year I want to make it a little easier on myself, and still rock my mom blogger uniform. (AKA jeans or khaki shorts, a t-shirt, and Chucks, the nickname for Converse)

My oldest works at a shoe store and gets a killer discount on Chucks for me, so I have more now than I’ve ever had...which is what led me to today’s simple, albeit unconventional, St. Patrick’s Day DIY.

1: Measure Shoes

Measure the spaces on your shoes

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Measure the spaces on your shoes

Measure the space for your design. I decided to add iron-on to the back of the shoes and the tongue.

Measure the spaces on your shoes
Measure the spaces on your shoes

2: Create Your Design

Open Design Space and create your design (or use this cut file) and size it to fit your shoes. I used Anna’s Fancy Lettering - Carson font for the text.

3: Cut Out Design

Send the image to your Cricut to cut. Don’t forget to mirror the cut and cut the iron-on shiny side down if you are using traditional iron-on)

4: Weed Iron-on

Weed your iron-on

Weed the Iron On, and place it on your shoes as a “dry run” to check placement.

5: Remove Tags and Preheat EasyPress

Remove the tags on your Chucks

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Remove tags on your Chucks

Preheat the EasyPress to 360* and remove the tag from the tongue on your shoes using the Cricut Sewing Tools if you choose to place iron-on there.

6: Apply Iron-on to Tongue

Apply Iron-on to Tongue

Weed the Iron On, and place it on your shoes as a “dry run” to check placement.

7: Apply Iron-on to Back

Apply Iron-on to Back

If you choose to add text to the “spine” of the shoe, carefully heat the shoe, add the iron-on, and press it on. This will require a second set of hands...wearing oven mitts.

8: Rock Your Chucks

Wear your new lucky Chucks

Sham-ROCK St. Paddy’s Day in your awesome new Chucks!

Have you ever used iron-on on your Chucks? Show us using #CricutMade on social media!