how to make your own stencils in cricut design space
We recently bought a new Cricut Explore Air 2 and have been learning tons! We've got some great tips and tricks to share with you. Our number one tip is...
The cricut machine can be just as overwhelming as it is amazing. There's SO much you can do, it's hard to know where to even start. Often the easiest way to get started is simply to start. Choose a project, and learn just what you need to know for that first project. But I know that's hard - so I've made a list of resources that might help while you decide where to start. Tools & Accessories What else should I buy? Tools & Supplies that will help with your projects - https://fieldsofhether.blogspot.com/2017/09/what-do-i-need-to-get-started-with-new.html Apps & Websites to use with cricut - sites & software that will make a lot of this easier! http://fieldsofhether.blogspot.com/2017/11/which-apps-websites-to-use-with-cricut.html Do I Need to Subscribe to Cricut Access? No. You may choose to, but you do not need to! I have never subscribed, and I have not missed it at all. There are thousands and thousands of free projects you can download online, then upload into design space! Where to find More Freebies than you could ever use - https://fieldsofhether.blogspot.com/2018/12/freebies-for-cricut-how-to-use-design.html To use free svgs in design space, you just need to download them, unzip the folder, find the svg (it often looks like an html file, displaying your default browser icon) and upload that to design space. How to View SVG Files as Thumbnails http://fieldsofhether.blogspot.com/2018/01/how-to-see-thumbnails-of-svg-files.html What are the different kinds of vinyl? HTV is the same as iron on - it's Heat Transfer Vinyl, and what you need if you are putting vinyl on fabric. 651 is permanent vinyl, and 631 is temporary vinyl (for things like wall decals) Which Vinyl Do I Need & Where Should I Buy It? http://fieldsofhether.blogspot.com/2017/09/cricut-which-vinyl-do-i-need-where-do-i.html This is one of the first "problems" you may run into when uploading photos to design space. If you upload something that is not an svg, it will automatically make it a print then cut image. You can clean it up and have it just cut, but you will need to change it to cut at the top of the page. How to "clean up" simple clipart to use in Design Space: https://fieldsofhether.blogspot.com/2018/12/how-to-convert-simple-free-clipart-to.html And if you want to convert your own photo into an svg to cut in design space, here is a comparison of 10 free sites and apps that will do that for you - https://fieldsofhether.blogspot.com/2019/02/programs-sites-for-converting-to-svg.html Using Text In Design Space A Detailed Step By Step of How to upload free fonts to design space https://fieldsofhether.blogspot.com/2017/12/all-about-fonts-text-in-cricut-design.html How to add swirls, curve, space and weld, and use writing fonts, in design space. http://fieldsofhether.blogspot.com/2017/12/using-text-in-design-space.html This is one of many "Quick Tip Cards" you can see in a facebook album here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/fieldsofheathercrafts/photos/?tab=album&album_id=242031163401556 (you do not need to have a facebook account to view the album) Do I Need To Buy A Heat Press? No. You may chose to buy one, and you will hear a lot about how you have to "use all of your body weight" to use an iron (false) and that vinyl will "not hold up as well" without a heat press (also false). Another option is an Easy Press, which is basically an iron made by cricut, with a chart for temps and times. But a plain old regular iron will work just fine too. https://fieldsofhether.blogspot.com/2018/11/using-plain-old-regular-iron-for-htv.html A Project To Start With - Using Vinyl For the First Time - Using your Cricut To Cut A Vinyl Decal For The Very First Time: https://fieldsofhether.blogspot.com/2019/11/cricut-for-newbies-lesson-2-vinyl-on.html Looking for more? I have an index of my cricut related posts sorted by theme here: https://fieldsofhether.blogspot.com/2019/02/an-index-of-cricut-resources-how-tos.html -------------------------------------------------------------------- Find Even More On Facebook - The facebook page for my crafting posts https://www.facebook.com/fieldsofheathercrafts NEW! There's now a facebook group for this site! Bring your questions, share your projects, and find lots of free svgs! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1121399284857845/ https://fieldsofhether.blogspot.com/2018/11/where-to-find-free-cut-files-for-cricut.html Pin This:
Here's how to sew your own Cricut Maker cover. Keep it dust free. You can even use your Cricut to personalize it as well. Make one today!
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This Fun Kitchen SVG bundle includes 77 Kitchen elements & quotes Cut Files. You can use the files with your Cricut, Cameo Silhouette or other major home electric cutting machines. If you have Silhouette Cameo BASIC version, you will need to use DXF, as it does not take SVG file. Create your own t-shirt or anything by using HTV or Vinyl, or even stickers for your planner. | affiliate link |
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The Cricut is a great machine for people that love crafting, and for or people that need to cut a lot of things and different types of materials.Before I got my Cricut I had TONS and TONS of questions. In fact! I still do. That’s why I am creating this giant post so I can document and save you the hours and hours of research I have done. #Cricut #CricutMaker #CricutExplore
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I still remember the day, 4 years ago, that I pulled my first Cricut out of its box. I had recently gotten back from a conference where I got to see the Cricut in action and spend a bit of time playing with it. As I talked to the Cricut employee the wheels in my head immediately started spinning with all of the amazing things I could make with it-- custom shirts for my kids, etched glass casserole dishes, laptop decals, bumper sticker, window clings… the list went on and on. As I waited for my Cricut to arrive in the mail I spent hours watching YouTube videos, exploring blogs and compiling a list of “Things I NEED To Make” which kept growing bigger and bigger. You'll see some of what I've done with this page, 10 Free Cricut Maker Sewing Patterns + Tips & Tricks To Get You Using Your Cricut Maker Today.
I spent the next three years making countless projects for my blog, myself, family and friends. The crafty side of me was completely hooked on my Cricut, but the sewing girl inside of me was feeling a bit left out. I wished that my Cricut could cut fabric.