How toGet Started With Vinyls On A Cricut Machine
26 steps
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What you’ll need
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Cricut Explore air 2 Bundle From Hobbycraft
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A5 Notebook From Hobbycraft
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You can access ready made projects at design.cricut.com or create your own from scratch
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Place your notebook on the cutting mat and use the grid to measure the size
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Select ‘add text’. Type your wording. Select the font. Use the grid to align your design
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Click ’shapes’. Choose star. Right click to duplicate the shape. Arrange and resize to suit design
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Click ‘make it’ to cut it out. If you’re happy with the layout click continue. If not, click back
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To keep your design in format tap on a layer on the right, select all, click attach. Click ‘make it’
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Choose your Cricut vinyl. I opted for Glitter Vinyl but there are many you can choose from
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Use the grid on the screen to make sure your vinyl is big enough to cover your design
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Cut a piece of vinyl to size - make sure it’s big enough to cover your design without being too big
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Remove the protective film off your cutting mat. Keep it somewhere dust free while using the mat
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Align your vinyl on the mat to match where your design is on the grid on your screen
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Load the mat into the Cricut. Turn the dial to select the material you want to cut
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Double check your label to make sure you choose the correct setting for your vinyl
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Select your chosen vinyl
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Watch in awe as your Cricut works its magic!
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The screen will tell you when it’s finished cutting
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Carefully remove your vinyl from the cutting mat
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Precision cutting makes using the Cricut really easy
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Carefully remove the excess vinyl which is around your design. Slow and steady is best at this stage
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Use a weeding tool to remove all the extra vinyl from your design
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Check which strength transfer tape you need for your vinyl. Strong is recommended for glitter vinyl
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Lay the transfer tape, sticky side down, over your entire design
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Press your design onto the transfer tape
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Rub the entire design to make sure it all transfers
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Remove the backing off the vinyl. Ensure your design is stuck to transfer tape. Transfer to the book
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The finished product!
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Thanks!
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