As I told you back in July, and then mentioned again when I started reorganizing my craft room, I recently bought a Cricut machine. If you’re unfamiliar with what this is, it’s basically a printer but instead of printing your design the machine cuts your design out of whatever material you want . . . vinyl, iron on, paper, thin wood and more. There’s a definite learning curve (don’t ask me how much vinyl I’ve wasted trying to get the cuts just right) but there are videos and tutorials galore and they are quite helpful.
Today, because it’s Thursday and because I’ve got three, I’m going to show you three things I’ve made recently with my Cricut.
This onesie (or bodysuit, as it’s technically called since onesie is a copyrighted term) for Jackie. The design was free and I had the machine cut it on iron on material so that I could transfer it to the shirt.
This t-shirt for Jackie. I paid $2 for this design on etsy because I just couldn’t resist it when I saw it. Both this shirt and the onesie were garments Jackie already had, I just asked Jess for anything plain he had that I could practice on and she gave me these.
And this mug for Hannah. I saw this design on Pinterest and I almost then bought it on etsy but decided to put my skills to the test and I did it myself with fonts from the Cricut software. It might be hard to read because of the curve of the mug but it says “Does this ring make me look engaged?” The cursive stuff is a little tricky, you have to weld the letters together, and I used the character map to get those extra swirls, and I would have preferred to do the ring itself in gold but I didn’t have any gold vinyl. Honestly, I think it’s pretty good for my first effort. Plus it made Hannah laugh when I gave it to her for her birthday – which happened on Tuesday and I forgot to tell you! My girlie is 27!
I feel like a person with a brand new label machine . . . I want to put vinyl on all.the.things and I walk through my house coming up with ideas of how I can customize and personalize our stuff. Christmas ought to be extra fun this year, I think! Plus all that wedding stuff. Oh my!
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