Dinner Party Finishing Touches with Cricut Maker and Scoring Wheels

Dinner Party Finishing Touches: Cricut Maker + Scoring Wheel Projects

July 21st, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Blog Team

The menu is set. Invites are in the mail. It is now time for a few finishing touches that will leave your friends asking, “When are you throwing your next dinner party?”

To leave that lasting impression, we focused on paper projects that used the Cricut Maker and new Scoring Wheels. Using acetate and thicker cardstock, we wanted to utilize the Scoring Wheel’s ability to create crisp scores in just one pass. The deep score lines allowed for effortless folding and a flawless finish.

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These clear acetate boxes were filled with chocolate so friends could enjoy some sweets later too! And get this! You don’t need glue to assemble them! They were reinforced with some clear tape, but it is not required.

This 3D gem favor box, when assembled, is about 5” tall and 4” wide.

TIP: This is a 3D shape. It may be resized, but must maintain the same proportions to assemble correctly.

Yep—it is paper! This paper vase is really special and the Scoring Wheel set us up for success big time. After the vase is assembled, you can place a container inside of the paper vase to hold water to keep your flowers fresh for your entire event.

This Geometric Cardstock Vase is about 9.5” tall when finished, and the base is about 3.5” square.

TIP: This is a 3D shape. It may be resized, but must maintain the same proportions to assemble correctly.

We planned on having leftovers—so we provided little to go boxes for everyone to fill before they left. This pun was the hit of the night!

You can also see a step-by-step tutorial here on the blog.

Which is your favorite?

DIY Gouda Gift Boxes

Send Party Guests Home With These Fun Gouda Gift Boxes

July 19th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Design Team Manager Dezi Moss

Turn the night Gouda with these darling gift boxes. Here is a simple tutorial to make sure your guests are feeling extra special.

1: Open Project Instructions

Begin by opening Cricut Design Space using this link to the project, Have A Gouda Night Gift Box. This project makes one gift box, but you can customize it to make as many as you need

2: Print Labels and Cut Materials

DIY Gouda Gift Boxes

Print your labels. Load your printable vinyl, matte foil vinyl, craft cardstock and let the Cricut Maker do the rest!

3: Place Label

DIY Gouda Gift Boxes

After you print and cut the label, place the label in the center of two sides of the hexagon.

4: Transfer the Border

DIY Gouda Gift Boxes

Using Cricut® Transfer Tape, transfer the border onto the label. Begin by trimming a piece of transfer tape to fit your vinyl image. Stick the transfer tape over your entire image and use your scraper to burnish the tape onto the vinyl pieces.

Peel up one corner of the transfer tape and gently pull until the tape is off the liner. Place the transfer tape and vinyl onto the label and burnish on with your scraper tool.

5: Fold Score Lines

DIY Gouda Gift Boxes

Look for the score lines and fold every last one.

6. Assemble Box

DIY Gouda Gift Boxes

Tuck the triangle tabs into the slits coordinating on the other side of the box. Do the same with the triangle tabs on the bottom of the box. Tuck them into the slits on the hexagon.

7. Close Box

DIY Gouda Gift Boxes

To close the box, fold each tab toward the center. Make sure that every right edge overlaps on top of the next left edge. It will not stay together until all tabs are the same.

There you go! You have a darling gift box.

Have fun with it and don’t forget to have a gouda night!

XOXO,

Dezi

Wine Cheese Chocolate Party

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Party: Tablescape and Wine Bar

July 10th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Project Designer Karley Hall

There is something so rewarding about planning an intimate dinner party for your friends. This month, we decided to plan a Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate party so that our friends could have an excuse to dress up and hang out… and eat and drink!

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate: Tablescape and Wine Bar

To get our guests excited about our party, we sent out these fun folded invitations. Print then cut and our Scoring Wheel made these a super quick project.

For our actual party, we came up with some really cute (and easy) DIY projects that you can recreate to wow your guests.

We set a table and filled it with décor elements made with our Cricut. Can you spot them? We were so happy with how gorgeous everything turned out—it definitely did not feel handmade.

Here are some of my favorites:

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate: Tablescape and Wine Bar

I created these fun place cards that our guests could take home and reuse as coasters or home décor. You can find the whole tutorial here!

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate: Tablescape and Wine Bar

We made these clear acetate boxes with the new Scoring Wheel and filled them with chocolate so our friends could enjoy some sweets later too! They worked perfectly for propping up our agate place cards. And get this! You don’t need glue to assemble them! I did reinforce them with some clear tape, but it is not required.

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate: Tablescape and Wine Bar

Floral elements can end up costing a pretty penny. So we opted to use a mix of real greenery and florals with these gorgeous crepe paper flowers! I would have never guessed that you could make paper look so real!

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate: Tablescape and Wine Bar

A great tablescape usually has lots of décor in a variety of heights. We used several brass candlesticks and mixed in these fun chipboard gems to add some statement pieces down the middle of the table. Check back for the full tutorial on how to make your own.

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate: Tablescape and Wine Bar

Every fancy dinner party needs a menu! We went a little crazy with these acrylic menus and really tried to push our design outside of the box! While these babies were stunning, we all agreed that if we were to recreate the event again, we would recommend simplifying the process to be a Print then Cut on paper. We used our new Cricut font, “Merlot” and “Plain Jane” to make these menus.

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate: Tablescape and Wine Bar

Did you catch all five of those Cricut projects on the table when you first saw the photo?!

To take our dinner to the next level, we created a fun wine, cheese, and chocolate bar.

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate: Tablescape and Wine Bar

Our vision began when we saw two large wine barrels. We decided to purchase a long table top and position it over the barrels to really take our party up a notch. While we know décor is super important, we wanted to make sure we did our research and paired the right wines with all of the cheeses and chocolates.

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate: Tablescape and Wine Bar

I created this pairing list that you can recreate here. I haven’t had a chance to taste them all, so you’ll have to let me know how they pair!

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate: Tablescape and Wine Bar

We created some cute cheese and chocolate labels. The cheese labels were taped to lollipop sticks and we used old wine corks to hold our chocolate labels.

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate: Tablescape and Wine Bar

Now I am totally craving some white chocolate!

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate: Tablescape and Wine Bar

We planned on having leftover cheese and chocolate—so we provided little to go boxes for everyone to fill before they left. This pun was the hit of the night!

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate: Tablescape and Wine Bar

How adorable is this wine tote? Would you believe me if I told you that it was made 100% on the Maker? The fabric and leather were cut with the rotary blade and we added some iron-on to finish it up.

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate: Tablescape and Wine Bar

One of my favorite pieces on the bar is this paper vase! Yep—it is paper! The Scoring Wheel set us up for success big time on this one. After the vase is assembled, you can place a container inside of the paper vase to hold water to keep your flowers fresh for your entire event.

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate: Tablescape and Wine Bar

We added wine charms with our guests’ names so that we didn’t have any confusion over whose glass belonged to who!

Everyone had a great time and went home with cute DIYs and lots of yummy leftovers. I think it was a total success. Do you see a wine, cheese, and chocolate night in your future? If so, head over to Design Space and check out all of these awesome projects.

We also created a fun cartridge and font that complements this party perfectly. Make sure to test out the “Merlot” on your next project.

Happy Crafting,

Karley

4th of July Pool Party

Fourth of July Backyard Pool Party Essentials

June 21st, 2018 • Contributor: Kayla Brasher from Kayla Makes

Hey Cricut buddies! Kayla here from Kayla Makes to tell you that, in my opinion, there is nothing better than a pool party surrounded by family and friends! It's even more fun when it's a patriotic filled July 4th celebration. Today, I'm showing you 3 easy DIY's you can craft up for a backyard pool party on Independence Day.

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

Import, Ungroup and Attach

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

Most of the time, whether you're using a design from Design Space or one you've purchased elsewhere, the elements will be grouped together. Ungroup them by clicking the ungroup button in the top right. You can get this SVG file from LoveSVG.

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

To keep everything in place on the cutting mat, attach elements that are the same color by selecting them and clicking attach.

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

Now when the design is cut, everything will remain exactly where it appeared on the canvas.

Cut, Weed, and Transfer

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

Once each color has been cut, use your weeding tool to weed the designs.

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

Apply transfer tape to the largest part of the design (blue for the one I'm using) and transfer each element onto the tray. Use the scraper tool to burnish over the design.

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Drink Koozies With Iron-on

Drink Koozies With Iron-on

It takes less than 10 minutes to whip up a bunch of patriotic drink koozies!

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

All you need is a roll of iron-on and a handful of blank can holders. I'm using Cricut's Iron-on in white so I purchased red and blue can holders to stick with the patriotic color scheme.

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

You can filter through the designs in Design Space by selecting Categories then choose a season, holiday or event. I browsed through the patriotic category and chose two designs I liked. The flag is Design ID #MF1BDE and the Independence Day phrase is Design ID #M472C9.

Place the iron-on on the mat, shiny side down and be sure to turn on the mirror function before cutting.

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

After weeding, center the design on the can holder and press with the EasyPress for 30 seconds. I set mine to 320 and it worked well.

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

These are so fun and so easy!

Kraft Board Sparkler Holders

Kraft Board Sparkler Holders

Okay, so these may not be a necessity but they are super fun! Make a bunch and fill a cute basket with them so guests can light up the night. Or, they can take them home as a party favor.

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

Start by cutting down a sheet of Kraft Board to 8.5 x 11. I used my trusty Cricut Portable Trimmer. Load the Kraft Board into your printer and print the sparkler holder designs.

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

After printing, place the printed page on the cutting mat and watch the magic happen. The machine will read the registration box and cut around the images.

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl

To finish them off I attached a couple of sparklers to each one with a piece of glittery washi tape!

I think kids and adults alike will love these!

What kind of things will you create for Independence Day? Tag us online with #cricutmade!

Patriotic Party Tray With Vinyl
DIY Frosted Glasses

DIY Frosted Glasses for Your Next Party

June 30th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Design Team Manager Dezi Moss

Afraid to use etching cream? Me too, that’s why I love Cricut’s new Frosted Permanent Vinyl! Dress your glasses with beautiful dainty designs using frosted vinyl.

1: Open Project Instructions

DIY Frosted Glasses

Begin by opening Cricut Design Space using this link to the project, Frosted Floral Glasses. This project makes one glass decal, but you can customize it to make as many as you need!

2: Cut the Vinyl

Load your frosted vinyl and let the Cricut Maker do the rest!

3: Weed

DIY Frosted Glasses

Use a sharp hook Cricut® Tools Weeder.

4: Transfer Your Design

DIY Frosted Glasses

Using Cricut® Transfer Tape, transfer your image onto the glass. Begin by trimming a piece of transfer tape to fit your vinyl image. Stick the transfer tape over your entire image and use your scraper to burnish the tape onto the vinyl pieces.

Peel up one corner of the transfer tape and gently pull until the tape is off the liner. Place the transfer tape and vinyl onto glass and burnish on with your scraper tool.

DIY Frosted Glasses

Tips for working on curved surfaces:

  • Cut small slits from the top of the transfer tape going down, and from the bottom of the transfer tape going up to get it to wrap around the glass without puckering too much.
  • If the vinyl is puckering, use a heat gun in small amounts. The vinyl will shrink slightly.

When it is all on, peel off the transfer tape and enjoy drinking out of this darling glass!

XOXO,

Dezi

DIY Frosted Glasses
Permanent vinyl patio party tour

Throw a Patio Party This Summer With Our Permanent Vinyl and More

June 19th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Project Designer Karley Hall

Can you believe it is June?! Where has this year gone?

The sun has been out in Utah recently and I feel like it is the perfect time to throw an outdoor party! Lucky for you, we have done all of the planning, and now you can recreate this cute party quicker than ever.

You can find TWELVE new projects loaded in Design Space so you can customize this scene to your specific party needs. And as if that isn’t enough, Cricut’s very own project designers will walk you through how they created three projects with the new Premium Permanent Vinyl!

I am going to make a confession, I am not the hostess with the mostess. I have never thrown an outdoor party so when we were tasked with creating this cute outdoor scene, I had to channel my party throwing mom! She hosted amazing parties for us growing up and now throws over the top parties for her friends and family… specifically for my niece. With my mom in mind and lots of inspiration from Cricut’s project designers, we came up with some fun décor, accessories, and outdoor activities.

Creating a Bar Cart With Your Cricut!

When designing any party or scene, we often decide what furniture will fill the space and go from there. We decided to set the scene with chairs, side tables, and a drink cart of some sort! We landed on Adirondack chairs and a bar cart and now agree that these are summer essentials that every patio party needs. We then considered what projects not only would transform the space into a colorful fiesta but would also be useful to have at a party!

On the bar cart, we started with our big décor pieces. If you missed it, Cricut just announced the new Scoring Wheel and it is pretty amazing. To show off the Scoring Wheel and the precision cutting of the Cricut Maker, we brainstormed several different paper vase ideas that were brought to life by the illustrators.

Permanent Vinyl Patio Party Tour

I absolutely love how they turned out. We used real glass vases inside each paper vase so that our flowers wouldn’t wilt. What I love about this project is that you can use old jars that don’t match, cut out these incredible vases, place your glass jars inside, and bam! Now you have a cohesive set of vases in the colors of your party!

Permanent Vinyl Patio Party Tour

You can’t have a bar cart without some booze! We wanted to create a new, fresh twist on mimosas. While I am sure you have seen several “Mimosa Bars,” have you ever seen juices this fun? These big, bright juice labels will inspire your guests to create the perfect mimosa concoctions. And when they have had one or two drinks, the labels will still be large enough for them to read! 😉

Permanent Vinyl Patio Party Tour

We even included frosted vinyl cups and drink stirrers to give your guests’ drinks even more pizzazz.

Permanent Vinyl Patio Party Tour

And if mimosas aren’t your thing, we thought of a craft for that too! These cute koozies will keep your beer or soda cold (and cute) for the entire party.

Permanent Vinyl Patio Party Tour

Two DIY Yard Games That Everyone Needs!

With drinks and food covered, we thought about different activities for our guests. We decided a large tumbling tower (tutorial here) and matching image game would be fun for all ages. We opted to pick up some large blocks, but you could easily cut down some 2 x 4s! Our permanent vinyl worked great to dress up the games. If they get dirty or wet, the vinyl will hold up just fine!

Permanent Vinyl Patio Party Tour

While we thought the matching game would be fun for kids, it seemed like the big kids enjoyed it too! You can go crazy with this game and make as many pairs of matching images as your heart desires.

Permanent Vinyl Patio Party Tour

To add to the competitive nature of the games, we created some fun prize boxes for our winners. I feel like the packaging may have been cuter than the prize!

Permanent Vinyl Patio Party Tour

With the Scoring Wheel, just think of all the possibilities!

Extra Décor Pieces

Permanent Vinyl Patio Party Tour

With the Knife Blade and Scoring Wheel announcements, don’t forget about the Rotary Blade! We created these fun Summer Star pillows to add some color to our party with the new Riley Blake fabric sampler packs.

Permanent Vinyl Patio Party Tour

Now that our party looked perfect, the final touch was an accessory to wear to the party. We found this adorable vinyl tote and added permanent vinyl to it to match our party theme. It is absolutely perfect for the pool or beach.

Permanent Vinyl Patio Party Tour

Lastly, we created some coasters using Cricut Chipboard and the Knife Blade to protect our cute outdoor furniture.

Permanent Vinyl Patio Party Tour

We had a total blast designing this party and cannot to see how you all recreate our projects. Have you seen the new project sharing feature?! If you have not, check out this article. Once you are done with your project, share them on Pinterest or Facebook and tag us so we can ooh and ahh!

Links to All Projects:

Happy Crafting!

Karley Hall

Tumbling towers tutorial and other yard games

Tumbling Towers and Other Essential Yard Games

June 16th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Designer Meagan Patterson

We mentioned earlier how much fun these simple outdoor games added to our outdoor party and now we’ll show you step-by-step how to recreate one of them for your own stylish summer party.

Our new Premium Vinyl – Permanent is the perfect way to create your outdoor games for long-lasting results! Did you know it is water resistant?

Okay, let’s get to crafting! First, you’ll need these essential materials.

1: Open Project Instructions

Begin by opening Cricut Design Space using this link to the project, Tumbling Tower Game. This project makes 6 different flowers. We used one flower for each block.

Once you’re in the cut screen, feel free to duplicate the project to as many as you need. For this project, we need 53 flowers, one for each block. By rounding up we duplicated the project 9 times.

2: Cut the Vinyl Pieces

Cut the vinyl pieces for the Tumbling Towers game

Design Space already has already separated each image to the correct mat. All you need to do now is place the vinyl face up on the mat and begin cutting.

Once each mat is done cutting, remove the vinyl from the mat. I find it easiest to cut around each flower image using my scissors to separate them before moving on to the next steps.

3: Weed the Vinyl Pieces

Weed the vinyl pieces for the tumbling towers

Remove all the negative excess from each flower cut.

Once each layer is successfully weeded, begin assembling each flower. Use a small piece of transfer tape as well as your scraper tool to layer each image to create your flower. Reference the Design Space image to replicate the flowers.

4: Transfer the Vinyl Flowers

Transfer the vinyl flowers for the tumbling towers game

Once each flower is layered and assembled it is now time to transfer it to one end of each block. Transfer tape and your scraper tool are your best friends with this project so don’t forget to use them!

Now let’s let the games begin!!

DIY Tumbling towers game

We also had such a blast making and playing this adorable matching game! A few of our friends got so distracted with all the cute images that they didn’t bother to take away their matches once they found them! Ha ha, we took that as a compliment!

Yard games

Here is the link for the Design Space canvas with instructions and materials. We really hope that you enjoy it!

Yard games

But don’t let the fun stop there! With the summer sun shining be sure to check out these awesome yard game ideas made by some of our fun friends here at Cricut!

Yard games
Yard games
Yard games

https://thequietgrove.com/blog/2016/07/19/diy-outdoor-dominoes/

We can’t wait to see how you customize these yard games to fit your outdoor vibe! What other yard games have you created? Don’t forget to tag us so we can celebrate the summer sun with you!

Make life beautiful!
Meagan

Quick Dollar Spot vinyl project

Make This Quick Vinyl Project Featuring Target Dollar Spot Items!

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

Hi! It’s Jenny from Everyday Jenny. Today I’m sharing a quick vinyl project that you can make using some fun items from the Target Dollar Spot!

I don’t know about you, but I always have to check out what’s new in the Dollar Spot because there’s always something I need. Usually, I leave with quite a few things. But that’s okay because everything’s at least $5 or under.  At least that’s what I tell myself! From small gifts to home decor there are so many things you can easily personalize and add to with your Cricut.

I found these cute wooden serving spoons that will be great for summer parties. I also couldn’t resist this cute pineapple (you can’t beat $3!). I added some fun sayings with vinyl.

1: Measure Your Items

Measure your items for the vinyl Dollar Spot project

Measure your serving spoons so you can decide on the right size to make your design in Cricut Design Space.

2: Create Your Design

Create the design for your Dollar Spot vinyl project

Open Cricut Design Space and create your design with your desired sayings. I loved “Dig in!” and “Party Time”. I used the Cricut font Karley for my words.

*To change up the look of the font a little bit we added some uppercase letters. I ungrouped them and change the sizes of my uppercase letters to closer fit the size of the lowercase letters.

3: Cut Out Your Vinyl

Cut Out Your Vinyl for the Dollar Spot vinyl project

Place your vinyl on the StandardGrip (green) mat. Select which type of vinyl you are using from the materials list. Make sure your fine tip blade is loaded into your machine and cut out each mat.

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4: Weed Your Vinyl

Weed Your Vinyl

Carefully remove the excess vinyl from your words using your Cricut weeding tools. Don’t forget the tiny pieces inside letters.

5: Apply Transfer Tape

Apply Transfer Tape

Cut a piece of transfer tape to fit your vinyl. Remove the paper backing from the transfer tape and place it on your vinyl. Use your scraper tool to press the tape on the vinyl.

6: Apply Your Vinyl

Apply Your Vinyl

Flip over your vinyl design and remove the paper backing, leaving the transfer tape and vinyl. Place the vinyl on your item and use your scraper tool to apply it.

Apply Your Vinyl

Carefully remove the transfer tape and your item is finished! Now you have a fun and unique serving spoon for summer parties!

Apply Your Vinyl

*Remember to carefully hand wash your serving spoons (I usually don’t wash all the way up the handle to keep them looking perfect.)

Apply Your Vinyl
Apply Your Vinyl

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We All Scream for Ice Cream Cake Topper

Use the Knife Blade for This We All Scream For Ice Cream Cake Topper

May 17th, 2018 • Contributor: Kim Byers from The Celebration Shoppe

Hey, Cricut friends! Kim Byers from The Celebration Shoppe here to chat about the new Cricut Knife Blade! This amazing new tool is a game changer for crafters like me who love to cut thick materials like chipboard, matboard, foam, basswood and balsa wood.

We All Scream for Ice Cream Topper

I make a lot of party decor with my Cricut Maker, like cake toppers, banners, treat bags, favor tags and more. The new Knife Blade is perfect for durable crafts like these that you want to use again and again. Did you see my 4th of July cake topper?

July 4th Cake Topper
For my We All Scream For Ice Cream cake topper, I used chipboard and painted it. For this patriotic cake topper, I used Cricut printable vinyl, then adhered it to chipboard. I love how the patriotic cake topper is sturdy and has all the design of print then cut! Join me for the complete 4th of July cake topper tutorial!

Ice Cream Cake Topper Supplies

To make this cake topper you'll need:

Ice Cream Cake Topper Tutorial

  • Step 1 - Design Space - Open the project linked above and size the design. My cake is an 8" round, double layer, so I made my cake topper 7" wide.
  • Step 2 - Prep Mat - Knife Blade projects require a strong grip mat (purple). And they require you to tape down the edges of the material you're cutting.
  • Step 3 - Start Cut - Move the Maker star wheels (those little wheels that grab the mat) to the right. Connect your computer to your Cricut Maker machine and start the cut. (Note: Knife Blade projects cannot be managed from your mobile device due to the length of time they can take.) This project could take up to 20 passes and 2 hours to complete depending on how new your blade is. You can check around pass 16, and if the blade is fairly new your cut might be done.
July 4th Cake Topper
  • Step 4 - Stay Near - I recommend staying near the project while it's cutting. When I see an edge in tight spots that wants to pop up, I pause my cut and trim away the excess with small scissors or pull it out with a weeding tool.
  • Step 5 - Paint - I like to spray paint cake toppers. I use several light passes (in a well-ventilated area) and then end with a glitter spray so they sparkle.
  • Step 6 - Attach Dowels - Using a hot glue gun, attach two food-safe dowels to the backside of the cake topper.
July 4th Cake Topper

It's that easy to make a cake topper with the Cricut Knife Blade!

July 4th Cake Topper

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Summer drink holders and coasters

DIY Drink Holders + Coasters for Summer Nights

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

Hi! It’s Jenny from Everyday Jenny. Today I’m sharing a fun summer project you can make with iron-on and your Cricut EasyPress.  I chose Cricut’s new SportFlex Iron-on for the drink holders because they are slightly stretchy and it works great because of its flexibility.

These can holders and coasters will be perfect for those summer nights coming soon. There’s nothing better than relaxing with friends and sipping an ice cold drink!

1: Create Your Design

Create the design for your summer drink holders and coasters

Open Cricut Design Space and create your design for your can holder and your coasters. The Cricut Design Space library has lots of fun images you can add. I think some pineapples or watermelons would be fun additions! There are also some premade sayings if you search “Summer”.  I used the font Cricket for my words.

What saying will you put on your koozie? Be sure to share with #CricutMade so we can see!

2: Curve Your Text

Curve the text for your design

A fun new feature in Cricut Design Space is the ability to curve your text! I thought it would be fun to have curved text for my coasters. Simply select the text you want to curve, and use the Curve Text button slider to curve it exactly how you like it.

3: Cut Out Your Iron-on

Cut Out Your Iron-on

Once you have your design finished, click on Make It. Select SportsFlex Iron-on from the Materials list. Place your iron-on on the StandardGrip (green) mat liner side down. Don’t forget to mirror your image.

4: Weed Your Iron-on

Weed Your Iron-on

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

5: Press on Your Design

Press on Your Design

Make sure to check the recommended settings online for your EasyPress.  There are different settings if you are using the EasyPress mat or a towel. Preheat your EasyPress and warm up your can holder.

Uneven surfaces can be a little trickier to press. For the best results, you want to get your surface as flat as possible. One idea is a to use different sizes of wood blocks to make your surface flat. I was able to press my drink holder by having the uneven bottom piece stick out from the EasyPress, leaving the top flat.  

Place the words on your can holder and apply the heat. 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

Press your coasters with your EasyPress following the same steps. These are a lot easier to press because they are already nice and flat.

Now you’re ready to enjoy those summer nights!

Finished summer drink holders and coasters
Finished summer drink holders and coasters

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