This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cricut. All opinions are 100% mine.
If you know me, then you know I am notorious for wanting DIY projects done but not able to make them come to life. Seriously, I have tried so many different projects that I have seen on Pinterest or thought up myself and not one of them have worked. Until I received the Cricut maker from Cricut.
I was so skeptical that I wouldn’t be able to make one project and I would let Cricut down on our partnership but it turns out, The Cricut Maker was pretty easy to use once I got over my fear.
The first thing I did after setting up the Maker and Downloading the software onto my MacBook was to choose a simple design that I thought would be a good first project. One of my best friends and I were pregnant at the same time. She had a boy and I’m having a girl and I thought it would be so cute for them to have matching onesies to wear once they were both born.
Once I accomplished these onesies with little mistakes, I decided to go a step farther and I designed myself a going home outfit to wear home from the hospital once sienna is born. This was a little trickier because the sizing was much larger and I was using a different type of vinyl (Sport Flex) that you can only use with a poly blend material.
With this project, I learned that a script font is a lot harder than a wider font. You have to weed the vinyl a lot slower to make sure that the letters aren’t pulling up along with the extra vinyl. Once this is done adhering the vinyl is the same as any other htv project.
For my 3rd project — I made Jason a sticker for his phone. He is a H-U-G-E Star Wars fan and I found the perfect Stormtrooper to use on Design Space (the software you use to create all your projects). I had never done a sticker before and I wasn’t quite sure what to do once I had the vinyl cut. I trimmed the extra vinyl away, weeded all the extra vinyl off the sticker, and took the transfer tape to try and transfer the sticker onto the tape. The first time, it didn’t work, I had to recut and redo the entire sticker to get it to stick to the transfer tape and onto Jason’s phone.
My most recent and current project I am in the process of making is a sign for our house. We have been slowly revamping our entryway and I was inspired to use the Cricut to create our own sign.
Since this is my first wood project with the Cricut, I learned that I need to sand the board down more and seal it so that the vinyl will stick better. I am also working on sizing for the wording. As you can see the letters don’t take up as much of the board as I had hoped and the flowers I used a frosted vinyl for and was expecting the design to show up more on the board, I am going to get a deeper color to add under the frost to make the vinyl look layered. This is still a work in progress but I am so happy that I decided to work with Cricut and stepped outside of my comfort zone. I am learning that the possibilities are endless and sometimes there will be trial and error when creating a project and that is 100% okay! Stay tuned to see what the board turns into and whatever other projects I decide to dive into!