Cricut Crafts: Get to Know Your MachineNatalie Malan
With the Cricut Explore Air 2 Wild Rose bundle, there’s no such thing as starting from scratch. Your first projects – empowerment hashtags – are ready to make right out of the box. Artist, designer, and avid Cricut user Natalie Malan shows you everything that comes with the bundle and three ways to connect your machine. Use transfer tape and the scraper to attach a vinyl hashtag to your machine, then learn to cut, weed and transfer a design of your choice. After completing this class, you’ll have the skills and confidence to begin working independently on your Cricut machine.
The Cricut EcosystemKesley Anderson
Cricut enthusiast and educator Kesley Anderson walks you through the family of Cricut machines, materials and tools. Get an overview of the variety of cutting machines Cricut offers and their extensive capabilities. In this class you'll take a look at Cricut's Design Space where you can browse existing projects or make your own. Learn about the varieties of cutting mats, essential tools as well as the materials you can cut like vinyl, fabric, paper and more. Kesley also introduces you to the range of Easy Press machines so you can select the right one for your project. This class is an excellent resource if you're considering purchasing a Cricut machine for your crafting or are curious about explanding your craft room to include more tools and accessories from the Cricut Ecosystem.
Cricut Crafts: Make an Affirmation ToteNatalie Malan
Natalie Malan uses the Cricut Wild Rose plus patterned iron-on vinyl from her custom line to craft an empowering tote bag. She’ll show you how to take an existing image from Design Space and hide contours, change colors, and resize and center elements. You’ll then use the Cricut to cut out your design. After weeding, you’ll use the Easy Press to adhere the vinyn to your tote bag. Once you’ve learned how to manipulate an existing image, you’ll see how easy it is to create your very own design.
Cricut Crafts: Make a Custom Pencil PouchNatalie Malan
Artist, illustrator and Cricut aficionado Natalie Malin lends her design expertise to customizing and crafting a custom pencil pouch. She’ll walk you through the three-layer design, then demonstrate how some of her favorite Cricut tools – namely, the Bright Pad and the Easy Press – can really simplify the process. Finally, you’ll learn how to customize type in Design Space to make it your own. Essential for keeping your tools organized or crafting on the go, the resulting pencil pouch is versatile and once you’ve personalized it, totally unique to you.
Cricut Crafts: Layering Iron-On VinylAmber of Damask Love
Layering vinyl is an essential technique for creating dynamic projects with your Cricut. Professional Cricut crafter, Amber of Damask Love, explains how to plan your iron-on motif in Cricut’s Design Space, using the slicing and contouring features that make this layering technique possible. Once the vinyl has been cut, Amber shows you how to assemble your layers using the Cricut Easy Press tool. These layered vinyl pieces are perfect for tote and t-shirt designs, and best of all, won’t have any excess bulk!
Cricut Crafts: Layered Nature CardNatalie Malan
Designer and illustrator Natalie Malan uses patterned papers based on her original paintings and the Cricut Explore Air 2 to create two dimensional cards inspired by nature. Working in Cricut Design Space, learn how to add your own setiment to a beautiful layered butterfly card and play with color and pattern to create a variety of beetle cards along with a matching envelope. These insect cards combine color and garden florals that are perfect anytime of year.
Cricut Crafts: Make Stenciled VasesCourtney Cerruti
Upcycle old vases or bottles with this fun, quick Cricut project. Courtney demonstrates how to use the Cricut Explore to create a floral stencil, and then she spray-paints the pattern onto a glass vase. Drop in a votive or add some water with your favorite fresh flowers and you will have a lovely new table decoration.