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My first project with my Cricut Express Air 2 was a personalized journal. I’m someone who needs everything written down and I love to write down everything that pops into my mind. I’ve gone through countless journals, notebooks, and planners. I’ve never really doing one where I’m crazy about the pattern so I’m excited to use my Cricut to create designs I will love. This time I went will something fairly simple.
I chose a fairy tale theme because I’m a huge fan of all things magical and fantasy. This seemed like a great starter project and it was one of the best things to get me started.
First you’ll need the following
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Easy Press 2
- Press Mat
- Cutting Mat
- Tool Kit
- Everyday Iron On
- Glitter Iron On
- Butcher Paper
Let’s get started
Pull up the design on your design space app, click here.
- Once you’ve opened it, click customize and then adjust the sizing to fit your book.
- You’ll see two layers, depending which vinyl color you want the each item on you’ll want to select it and move it to the correct sheet.
- After you’ve done that you’ll want to load your machine with your mat and materials.
- Set it to start cutting and you’re Cricut will begin creating the design.
- You’ll have to do this for each layer. My original design has 2 layers!
- Unload and Pull your material off the mat slowly.
- After you have finished, carefully pull the transfer sheet from the vinyl. Have your tools ready to tweed any small details left behind.
- After you have your transfer paper exactly as you would like it to appear on the finished project, carefully press it onto your book.
- Set your Easy press to 375° for 45 seconds.
(Put a piece of butcher paper between your project and the press to prevent any sticking!)
- Press your design and after you’ve finished, begin pulling the transfer tape away slowly.
If your vinyl is peeling away: place the tape back down and apply the press directly to the area for a few seconds. (If you’ve turned you’re machine off, it should still be warm enough to do this part.)
- Turn your notebook over and repeat.
Don’t forget to safely put away your tools, turn off and store your press and close the Cricut machine!
You’ve now completed your “once upon a time” book! Yay!
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this! There will be more diy and cricut projects coming soon!
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