You can upload images to Cricut Design Space

How Do You Upload Images in Design Space?

April 25th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Associate Product Manager Cortney Haymond

Did you know what you can upload files into Cricut Design Space? Whether you did or did not, we want you to know that it is so easy and fun. Watch this video below to see exactly how to do it.

Uploading Within a Browser

On the left side of your window, you have a bar full of fun options. At the bottom of those options is a cloud with an arrow in it and it is labeled upload. This is the button you want to click to bring in your own designs and files.

Once you click on it you will see three things. First, you will see the option to upload an image in one of our supported file types (.jpg, .gif, .png, .bmp, .svg, and .dxf).

Second, is the option to upload a pattern fill, again with our supported file types (.jpg, .gif, .png, .bmp).

The third is the ability to see all the images you have uploaded previously and select them for a project if you would like.

Now if you choose to upload an image your next step will be determined by the type of file that your use. If you use an SVG, with the cut paths already defined, then all you do is save and you are good to go. Any other file type you will need to clean up (ie erase the background, crop, etc…) before you can save and use.

And there you go! It is that easy. Check out our blog post on uploading images on iOS for more information on using your own images in Design Space.

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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

Make this Earth Day banner for your celebration

Celebrate Nature With This Earth Day Banner

April 10th, 2018 • Anna Rose Johnson, Cricut Digital Content Manager

This planet we live on is a pretty special place. It protects us, it nourishes us and it renews itself each year—allowing us to enjoy different types of beauty each season. Earth Day is our opportunity to give back to our home.

This year, I wanted to celebrate Earth Day with my family by teaching them the small things we can do to keep our Earth clean. My littles and I went outside and scoured our yard for twigs, fallen branches, and other greenery.  Along the way, we also picked up pieces of trash, paper, etc and put it in our recycle bin. I was able to explain to them what recycling is and why it is important.

Earth Day banner

Once our yard was clean and our bag was full of twigs, we headed inside and made a banner from our finds. Want to celebrate Earth Day with this fun banner? Make it now!

Supplies You Will Need:

Pillow fight supplies

1: Gather Natural Supplies and Cut Out Banner

Gather twigs and greenery from your yard. Be sure to pick up a few pieces of trash along the way! Then head inside and prepare your Cricut by placing the pen into accessory clamp A. Cut the brown paper bag down to fit on a 12”x12” mat.

Open up the project file in Cricut Design Space™. Click “Go” to write and cut banner pieces from the brown paper bag.

2: Glue Flora to Banner Pieces

2: Glue Flora to Banner Pieces

Using the pen lines as a guide, glue twigs, branches, etc onto the brown paper banner pieces.

3: String Banner Pieces Together

String Banner Pieces Together

String a length of jute through the pennants spelling out EARTH and another length through DAY. (Space the letters to your preference.)

The banner turned out really cute and my littles had a blast making it with me. I was able to teach them something and remind myself to take care of this beautiful hunk of rock we live on.

XOXO,
Anna Rose

Note: This lovely project is from our archives. Happy Earth Day!

How will you be celebrating Earth Day? Let us know in a comment below.

You can draw embroidery patterns with a Cricut

Draw Your Next Embroidery Pattern With a Cricut

April 6th, 2018 • Contributor: Jen Causey from Something Turquoise

Hola, Cricut lovers! My name is Jen Causey and I’m the resident wedding expert for Cricut. I’m the creative gal behind the wedding blog called Something Turquoise , but I decided to share something a little silly and creative with you this month, that really has nothing to do with weddings.

I love small embroidery projects. Something to keep your hands busy while you relax on the couch at night. Something to hang up in a special place in your home or something that would be a great gift. So today I’m sharing how the Cricut Washable Fabric Pen can really help aid you in beginner embroidery projects!

Create your own custom hoop design in Design Space and instead of “cutting” with your Cricut, you’re going to “draw” it on fabric with the washable fabric pen as your outline for sewing - it’s fabulous. The pen washes off with water and what you're left with is a lovely handmade piece of decor.

Cute embroidery design drawn with a Cricut

Supplies Needed:

Supplies Needed for Embroidery Patterns on the Cricut

1: Create Your Design

Create Your Embroidery Design in Design Space

Design your simple embroidery scenes using your own graphics or graphics from Design Space. Make sure to change them from a cut file to a “write” file in the layers panel and mark them as using the Washable Fabric Pen. Use these exact designs pictured here by visiting this canvas in Design Space.

2: Adjust Images

Move your images in the Design Space Mat

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Move your images in the Design Space Mat

I cut 10” squares of my cotton fabric to sew on, so I moved each design to a new mat before I cut, and also dragged the design to the middle of 10” x 10” so it would be drawn in the middle of the fabric on my mat.

3: Set Your Fabric and Add Pen

Choose your fabric and add the pen

Pick your fabric and insert the washable Fabric pen, then hit go!

Let the Cricut draw your embroidery pattern
Let the Cricut draw your embroidery pattern

Draw! Let your Cricut work its magic!

4: Place Fabric in the Hoop

Place Fabric in the Hoop

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Place Fabric in the Hoop

Set yourself up to sew. Place your new Cricut drawn pattern into a 4” embroidery hoop and secure.

Place Fabric in the Hoop
Place Fabric in the Hoop

Then trim away excess material that would get in your way.

5: Sew Your Design

Sew your embroidery design

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Sew your embroidery design

Hand sew your darling design by following the outline that the Cricut created for you! This is a wonderful way to make any type of design, whether you’re a beginner or not! From cute pictures like these to words and more!

5: Gently Rinse Away Markings

Gently wash away your pen markings

Under warm water, gently rinse away the pen markings, lay flat to dry and then gently iron. The blue markings disappear like magic!

6: Finish Your Project

Finish your embroidery project

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Finish your embroidery project

I spray painted the outer rings of my embroidery hoops and you can do the same if you’d like. Then place your adorable, hand-sewn design back into the hoop and tighten.

Finish your design

Flip over to trim the excess fabric down to the wooden ring. You can glue the fabric in place and even add a layer of felt to the back to finish off the hoop.

I’m excited to see you creative Cricut users create these adorable little mythical hoops so make sure to share them on social and tag @something_turquoise and @officialcricut!

You can now curve text in Cricut Design Space!

You Can Now Curve Text in Design Space!

April 3rd, 2018 • Contributor: Shelby Jones, Cricut Social Media Specialist

It’s here! It’s here! You all have been asking for...curved text and we are here to deliver! If your mind is flowing with creative ideas like ours is right now, let’s jump into the software and curve all the things!  We will show you just how simple it really is.

You can now curve text directly in Design Space!

The Curve tool can be found in the Text Edit bar at the top of the Canvas, between the Alignment and Advanced tools.

1: Add Your Text

Create the text that you want to curve

Click on the text icon, and type whatever your heart desires, for this project we will be using the words “Happy Birthday”.  Choose your font, font style, and use the Letter Space tool to adjust letter spacing as needed.

If you have multiple lines of text you are wanting to curve you will want to create a separate text box, or use the “Ungroup to Lines” tool to separate your lines of text just how you want them.

2: Curve That Text!

Use the tool to curve text in Design Space

Now for the fun part - click the Curve tool. Don’t see it on your toolbar? Make sure your full screen is open on your computer.  If it isn’t all the way open check for the “More” button and you will see it under that menu.

Once you highlight your text and click the curve option it will take a few moments to register and then display a slider and number field. Drag the slider to achieve your desired curve.

Wondering what those numbers mean? The Number in the Diameter field is measuring an imaginary circle to determine the curvature of the text. So in the video, you will see us taking the diameter number of the first line.

For our project, we copied that number and applied a (-) sign to create the inverse of that top line. Now we have the look we want with even curvature and we can adjust the spacing as needed with the Line Space tool.

Remember that the Curve tool will only enable for single lines of text! The Curve tool cannot be used on text that has been ungrouped to individual letters, then regrouped, so if additional manual letter spacing adjustments are needed after you have used the Letter Spacing tool, wait until you have curved the text to do this.

How Simple Is That?

Before we get to crafting our project we wanted to share with you some final nitty gritty details!

  • Curved text will remain completely editable unless welded or flattened. You can continue to adjust letter spacing, rotate, edit the text, and change the font style and style after curving your text!
  • The Curve tool is currently only available in your desktop computer version of Design Space.
  • At this time, projects containing curved text will not open in mobile apps.  However, if your text has been welded or flattened so that is functions as an image rather than a text box, the project can be opened in mobile apps.

Our head is swimming with ideas and we can’t wait to see what you will add some curve to! Head over to https://design.cricut.com to try the brand new tool out!

Like what you see? Be sure to share this to your Facebook or Pinterest to refer to later or share with a friend!

Make these gorgeous agate coasters for your next dinner party.

DIY Gorgeous Agate Coasters for Your Next Dinner Party

March 30th, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Project Designer Karley Hall

Hi everyone!

This month was a super exciting month for us here at Cricut! We got the opportunity to make three mini sets to show off just how powerful and versatile the Cricut Maker is! We designed and created a gorgeous tablescape to highlight projects with foil iron-on, vinyl, and crepe paper! I designed these cute little coasters that double as place cards and favors for our guests. I mean come on—how cute is that?!

If you are looking for something to wow your guests, then this project is for you! I found my coasters online from a variety of retailers. Depending on how big or small you want them, you can find agate coasters in all sizes to fit the budget you are working with! I ended up choosing agate gems that had about a 4-inch diameter.

I used foil iron-on and my Cricut EasyPress to create this project, but if you are more of a vinyl fan, you can use vinyl instead. Iron-on is a more permanent solution, but if you want your guests to be able to peel off their name, vinyl would be a better option.

The other reason I used iron-on is that the liner is already attached to the material; with vinyl, you also need transfer tape. Again—totally a preference thing and I love each material so I included details on how to complete the project with both!

1: Create the Names in Design Space

Create the Names in Design Space

Open Cricut Design Space and choose any font on your computer to begin typing your guests’ names. One of my favorite parts of using my Cricut Maker is that I can use any Cricut or system font in Design Space. I chose a script font and paired it with a thin sans serif font to highlight the elegance of the agate coaster.

2: Cut Out Your Design

Cut out your design

a. This screen shows a preview of your images laid out on the material.

i. Vinyl: If you are cutting your image from vinyl, click the “Continue” icon.

Cut out your design

ii. Iron-on: If you are using Iron-On, click the “mirror” icon on the left side of Design Space. This will horizontally flip your image. When using Iron-on, you will place the shiny side (liner side) down. This way when you flip it over, your image will appeal in the correct orientation. Click the “Continue” icon.

Cut out your design

Choose the material you plan to cut. I chose “Foil Iron-on.” Load your material onto your mat.

i. Iron-on: If you are using iron-on, make sure the mirror option is turned on and your material is placed shiny side (liner side) down on the mat.

ii. Vinyl: For vinyl, place the liner side on the mat so that the color of the material is right side up. Ensure the correct blade is loaded and press the flashing Cricut icon on your machine.

3: Weed Design

After your cut has finished, press the flashing “load/unload” button and remove your material from the mat. Remove the unneeded pieces using a weeder tool. It is usually easiest to move from the inside out while weeding.

4: Transfer Design to Agates

Transfer images to agates

a. Iron-on: Place your weeded names on the agate coasters.

Transfer images to agates

Vinyl: Take your roll of transfer tape and remove the liner. Take the transfer tape in each hand with the adhesive side facing down. Gently place the transfer tape over the images.

Start in the center and move out toward the edges. A craft stick or the Scraper from the Cricut Tool Kit can be used to burnish (rub or polish) the tape onto the vinyl.

5: Finish Application

Finish Application

a. Iron-On:

Use your Cricut® EasyPress, or an iron and press cloth, to apply the gold foil iron-on. Let the plastic liner cool before removing. I used a heat setting of 340° F for 30 seconds. I let the coaster cool down for several minutes before peeling off the liner. Be careful! The coaster retains heat for a while.

b. Vinyl:

Carefully place the transfer tape with vinyl images on a clean and dry surface, making sure the images are straight. Peel the transfer tape away from the vinyl at a 45-degree angle. If the vinyl sticks to the transfer tape, simply burnish the vinyl onto the surface again. Peel the transfer tape away from the vinyl.

Elegant tablescape

I hope you enjoyed this project! Check back to find more tutorials on how to create this stunning tablescape!

Happy crafting,

Karley Hall

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
Learn how to write in multiple colors by using the Contour tool

Write in Multiple Colors Using the Cricut Contour Tool

March 23rd, 2018 • Contributor: Cori George from Hey, Let's Make Stuff

Hello, my favorite Cricut fans! It’s Cori from Hey, Let’s Make Stuff here to share some out of the box thinking when it comes to using Cricut pens and the Contour tool in Cricut Design Space.

I’m using Cricut’s lovely Glitter Brights Pen Set for this project—have you picked up a set yet? Let me know what you’re using them for in the comments!

Today I want to dive into using the Contour tool in the Layers Panel and how I use it to allow me to write in multiple colors.

The Cricut Image Library has a lot of cute files designed to be drawn using Cricut pens. Because we’re heading into a new season, I’m using this sweet Spring Is Here file (#MCD03BC).

Spring is Here sign

When you import this file, however, it’s just a single draw image.

Spring is Here image

You could change the color, but the entire image changes color. Instead, we’re going to use the Contour tool to change each word to a different color.

Have you used Contour? I love it. The Contour tool basically allows you to delete certain portions of a single image. So to change this single image into three colors, we’re going to start by inserting three copies of the same image.

Using the Contour tool

Then select that first image and click Contour at the bottom of the Layers Panel. A window will pop up with your image. From here, you can click on anything you want to delete from your image. In this first image, I’m deleting everything from “is” and “here.”

Using the Contour tool

Then repeat with the other two images, keeping “is” in the second image and “here” in the third. When you’re done, you will have three separate words.

Using the Contour tool

Then move the separate images together to create a single quote.

Using the Contour tool

The images are still separate, so at this point, you can change the color of each one. The Cricut Glitter pens aren’t in the color selection tool, so just choose colors that are similar to the colors you’ll be writing in. This will help you know you’re inserting the correct pen when actually drawing your image.

Using the Contour tool

From here, if you want to draw it as is, you can use Attach at the bottom of the Layers Panel to keep everything together and hit “Make It.”

Using the Contour tool

But I decided I wanted to embellish it a little bit with a few flowers. I searched for “flower” in the Cricut Image Library and inserted two that I liked.

Using the Contour tool

I changed the flowers from “cut” to “write” in the layers panel, and then duplicated and rotated them around my quote.

Using the Contour Tool
Using the Contour tool

You’re almost ready to draw—just make sure to attach everything so it all draws together properly!

As your Cricut works through the file, you’ll receive prompts to change the pen. Change the pen without removing your mat from your machine. Make sure to cap your pens when you’re done with them, too!

Using the Contour tool for drawing
Drawing with the Cricut

And, if you’d like to draw this yourself without having to do any of the work yourself, you can head over to Cricut Design Space, where I’ve saved the final file for you to make!

I really do love these glitter pens. It’s hard to do them justice in a photo, but you can really see how they sparkle when I get up close.

Drawing with the Cricut
Using the Contour tool for drawing

Hope you all enjoyed this tutorial and it inspired you to look into different ways to use the Contour tool. It’s definitely a more advanced tool in Cricut Design Space but it really opens up possibilities for modifying files you find in the Cricut Image Library!

Pin this to save for later!

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

Tips for Layering Iron-on

March 21st, 2018 • Contributor: Cricut Product Marketing Manager Cortney Haymond

I always like to say there is no wrong way to be creative, and I absolutely believe it. However, I do think there are correct methods or techniques in different creative mediums. So today we are talking about Cricut iron-on best practices when it comes to layering. If you would rather watch the explanation rather than read it, check out this Facebook live we did on the subject.

When you layer iron-on you have a base layer and a top layer. We recommend only using certain types of iron-on as a bottom layer.

For instance, when layering Sportflex iron-on you can use it as a top and bottom layer. However, we only recommend using Sportflex on Sportflex as it has a little stretch to it and our other iron-on types do not.

As a regular bottom layer, we recommend Iron-on Lite which you can layer on top of itself as well.

Here is a list of what you can layer on top of Iron-on Lite:

  • Glitter Iron-on
  • Foil Iron-on
  • Holographic Iron-on
  • Patterned Iron-on

We don’t recommend using any in the list above as a bottom layer.

We know many of you out there have layered and loved it.

Feel free to share your creations in the comments on our video!

If you want to make the project shown at top, go to the Ready-to-Make project in Design Space.