7/26/17

Cricut Iron On Vinyl

This is a sponsored post paid by Cricut, but all thoughts and opinions are my own! <3


A vinyl cutting machine has been on my list FOREVER so I could make graphic tee's and add vinyl logo's and labels to my clothing. You can imagine my excitement when asked to participate on this tour and it was even crazier when my package came in the mail!


Now, since this is my first ever experience with this type of machine I figured I could share some things I've already learned. And yes, I haven't wanted to stop playing with it! I may have a pile of iron on projects impatiently waiting for me to get some shirts cut out to be put on......

First, Cricut Design Space is sooooo easy to use! Everything I've made is part of their Subscription access, which is so worth it. You will want to sign in then you can either design your own project (which I have been having a blast doing) or you can click through their project page and make one that all the works been done for you!


Like my "Anything is Popsicle" project!


Once you have your project all set, click on the green "make it" button at the top right hand side of your screen. If you would like to keep your project spaced together how you have it, click "group" then "weld" before hitting that "make it" button.


Make sure your machine is on and set to "iron on" on the dial. Grab your mat and piece of vinyl and align the vinyl to your mat face down. Make sure your piece of vinyl is big enough for the project you are making! The graph on the screen and mat make it really easy to make sure you have the perfect size on.


After you hit "make it" you will be brought to a screen that shows your project on the mat. For Iron On Vinyl make sure you hit "mirror" on the left hand side under the mat. If you have multiple layers and colors make sure to hit "mirror" on EVERY SINGLE ONE of them. I made the mistake of not, and well.... I'm left with some iron on vinyl for people who like to read backwards! (I even did it twice!)
Luckily the pause button will stop your project so you can save that precious vinyl!


Once you have that done, hit the "continue" button in the bottom right corner.


The little arrow button on your machine will start blinking. So place your mat in the machine and hit that button. My kids have LOVED doing this part for me.


Once that's done, your little Cricut "c" button will start blinking. Get your minions (ahem) push it yourself and the machine comes to life and does it's magic!


Once it's all finished the little arrow key will start blinking again and will eject your mat and vinyl when you press it and you are left with your cut out!


Now you can hit "finish" for your project and get to the fun part!


Weeding! I of course had to show a picture of all the throw away stuff. It's very therapeutic just ripping that stuff off.

Next, you can mess around with placement.
If you are sewing a shirt to put this on, I do recommend ironing the iron-on vinyl on before you sew it up. It's soooo much easier to do it that way!


The hardest part was ironing it on and we can now add a Heat Press to my list of wants! Just be patient with it. For the smaller font with my brand name and the size, it was easier to wait until the vinyl had cooled all the way before peeling the sticky layer off.


Don't forget to check out all the other amazing bloggers on the Cricut Sewing Blogger Team and don't forget to enter to win your own Cricut Explore Air 2!

Enter to Win a Cricut Explore Air 2 HERE

Week One: July 19th

Week Two: July 26th


And now onto the fun modeled pictures!




For, You Are My Sunshine shirt, I used Maize Iron-On Lite


I was invited to participate in the Cricut Party Blogger Program Kickoff.  
This experience is based strictly on my opinion.  Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed above.  I was provided the sample free of charge by the company or PR agency and I have given my honest opinion.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

2 comments:

  1. I love how you did the size tags with your name on the inside! That is such a cute idea and of course both shirts are adorable. My kids love to press the button as well. Such a fun post, thanks so much for taking part in my tour!

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