This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
I still vividly remember walking through the craft store in Ohio more than 10 years ago ogling the Cricut on the shelf (and all the cartridges — remember those?!) willing it to be mine.
To be 100% honest, I considered it an item to play around with for fun things like scrapbooking, but I never considered all of the various uses and how much money they could be saved along the way!
Around the time Fox was born in 2015, I was tinkering around with the idea of starting another blog and exploring other options, I realized that there are people who have created businesses where their sole income comes from their Cricut creations.
It is so amazing that this brand has created jobs for makers.
I was interested in purchasing a Cricut, but I felt intimidated and didn’t know if I would catch on.
Cut to last month: I was selected to hop on board as a Cricut Brand Ambassador. It felt like a true full circle moment! I was a little scared and a lot of excited.
Cricut sent along a Cricut Explore Air 2, Easy Press 2, and a bundle of materials to get started.
Each Explore Air 2 and Easy Press 2 come with starter projects. They helped me to get acclimated with each machine and I wound up with a neat papercraft card and a drawstring bag with a sparkly Cricut logo.
If you caught my Instagram stories you may have seen the spooky “Enter at your own risk” Halloween sign I made for my front entry. I got lucky and married a graphic designer, so he grabbed a font and laid it all out in the Cricut Design Space for me. Voila! That was easy.
Alas, I knew I wanted to learn for myself so I plotted out an easy beginner’s project that I planned, designed, and executed all by myself.
I think it turned out pretty great too!
Since we bought a house last month, I wanted to create a sign for our family to commemorate the occasion.
Here’s how I made it!
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut Self-Healing Mat
- Cricut Weeding Tool
- Cricut Vinyl, Midnight
- Cricut Vinyl Transfer Tape
- Cricut Scraper
- Pre-made wood wall decor from the craft store
- Dollhouse door
- Dollhouse wreath
- Black chalk paint
- Foam paint brush
- E6000 adhesive glue or hot glue gun
- Open this link that takes you to my project in the Cricut Design Space.
- Customize the design.
- Position your vinyl on the self-healing mat. Make sure your materials dial is turned to vinyl. You’re ready to start!
- When you see your Cricut button flashing, tap it. It means you can turn on fast mode for this project.
- Use your weeding tool to remove extra vinyl around lettering.
- Place layer of transfer tape over lettering. Use scraper to remove any air bubbles and thoroughly stick letters to tape. Peel off in one piece.
- Place sticky side down onto wall decor in position, again using scraper to press down. Peel back transfer tape taking care that letters are adhering to the sign.
- Paint dollhouse door black. Attach to wood sign using glue. Add wreath with glue once dry.
If you wind up making this beautiful sign, please send me photos! I’d love to see how yours turns out.
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