DIY Stocking Onesies Part 2

DIY Stocking Onesies Part 2

December 20th, 2017 • Contributor: Ginger Bowie from Ginger Snap Crafts

Hello there! It’s Ginger from Ginger Snap Crafts, and I’m back to finish up what we started yesterday. Yay! Yesterday I showed you how I used Cricut Design Space to create some really cute stocking designs. Today I’m going to show you how to easy it is to use the Cricut EasyPress to create these super cute stocking onesies. Let’s get started!

How to use a Cricut EasyPress for Iron-on

Supplies Needed:

You will need:

If you missed yesterday’s post, be sure to pop over HERE & check out how to design & cut out the stocking design using the printable iron-on and glitter iron-on.

Let’s make some onesies!

1: Apply Your Cricut Printable Iron-on to Your Onesie

Attach the Cricut printable iron-on

If you remember, yesterday I used the printable iron-on to create some fun patterns for my stockings. If you missed that post, don’t forget to click over HERE and check it out. First, set your Cricut EasyPress to 250° and 30 seconds.

Attach the Cricut printable iron-on

TIP: Before you attempt to apply your printable iron-on, be sure you remove the backing paper.

Attach the Cricut printable iron-on

TIP: Also, Cricut Iron-on comes with a sheet of parchment paper. Before you use the Cricut EasyPress on your design, be sure you lay that parchment paper right on top of your design. It will protect your design while at the same time allow the heat to transfer the design to your onesie.

Next, place your Cricut EasyPress on your design & press for 30 seconds.

Attach the Cricut printable iron-on

Can I say how much I love this scrip design? So cute!

2: Apply Your Cricut Glitter Iron-on

Attach the Cricut glitter iron-on

Next, you will apply your Cricut Glitter Iron-on. Tip: You don’t want the sticky backing paper of the glitter iron-on to touch the printed part of your stocking. It could lift some of the ink off. So, I trimmed back the edges that could touch the printed part of my stocking.

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Attach your Cricut glitter iron-on

Normally, you don’t need to do this. You can use the Cricut EasyPress right on top of the glitter iron-on, but since I needed to protect my printed patterned iron-on, I put the piece of parchment paper back over my whole design.

Attach your Cricut glitter iron-on

I let my Cricut EasyPress heat up to 340° for 30 seconds. Then I pressed my glitter iron-on onto my onesie. TIP: I tried my best to avoid touching the printable iron-on with the Cricut EasyPress since that temperature is way too warm to put directly on top of the printable iron-on.

Attach your Cricut glitter iron-on

Next, you’ll carefully remove the backing paper from the glitter iron-on. All done!

Just imagine all the amazing projects that you can make with the fun printable iron-on! Let me know what you would create in the comments below. Don’t forget to share this post with your friends! Happy Holidays! 

DIY Stocking Onesies
DIY Stocking Onesies

DIY Stocking Onesies Part 1

December 19th, 2017 • Contributor: Ginger Bowie from Ginger Snap Crafts

Hello there! It’s Ginger from Ginger Snap Crafts. I am so excited to be back here on the Cricut blog to share another fun tutorial. You can see my fun Christmas cards HERE. Today I am going to begin a two-part series on how I created these adorable Stocking Onesies using my Cricut Maker, Cricut EasyPress, Design Space, and a few fun products from Cricut. Let’s get started!

1: Choose Your Image

Pick out the image for your stocking onesie

You can get the design I used right HERE, but I wanted to show you how easy it is to create your own custom designs in Cricut Design Space. First, I selected the stocking image that I wanted to use for my design. TIP: If you have Cricut Access, this shape is totally free. Then I clicked insert image.

2: Simplify Your Image Using Cricut Design Space

Edit your image

I just wanted a simple design for my stocking, so I needed to simplify this image.

Edit your image

To do that, all I needed to do was click the little eye by the images I wanted to hide. I clicked them all until my image looked like the picture above.

Edit your image

Then I used my slice tool to separate my image into these shapes.

3: Add Some Fun Patterns

Pick out fun patterns for your stockings

One of the features that I love about Design Space is that you can add fun patterns to your shapes. Then you can use the Print & Cut feature later to make some really neat designs that will add a lot of patterns, colors & textures that would be hard to do otherwise.

To do this, all you have to do is click on the image, click pattern & then choose your favorite. If you notice, right next to the icon you also see a little printer. That means this part of your design will first print on your home printer and then your Cricut Maker or Explore Air will cut it out. I really love this feature!

Fun patterns for stocking onesies

I ended up choosing three different patterns – a buffalo check design, a polka dot pattern & a cute holiday scrip pattern. Now it’s time to send all of this to my printer and then to my Cricut Maker.

4: Send Design to Your Printer

Print out your customized stockings

I clicked Make It. I love how Cricut Design Space tells me exactly how many mats to prepare and tells me exactly what I need to do. First, I printed out my 3 patterned designs onto Cricut Printable Iron-on, light paper using my inkjet printer. My printer had an iron-on setting. Make sure your printer is all set before printing for best results.

5: Send Your Design to Your Cricut Maker or Explore Air to Cut Out

Cut out your vinyl

When you print your design with your printer, you will notice a black box prints out as well. This helps your Cricut machine “see” where to cut. It’s truly an amazing feature!

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Cut out your vinyl

Cut out your vinyl

See! My Cricut Maker cut out the design beautifully! Amazing! 

Cut out your vinyl

The last thing I did was cut out the rest of my design using Cricut Glitter Iron-on. TIP: Instead of cutting out a sheet of glitter iron-on, just leave your glitter iron-on on the roll when you cut it. This will prevent waste, so you’ll have more vinyl to create more projects with!

Cut out your vinyl

All done!

Come back tomorrow, and I will show you how I used my Cricut EasyPress to create these adorable onesies. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below. Be sure to share this post with your crafty friends!

DIY Stocking Onesies
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