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I recently started using a Cricut. It’s something I have wanted to try for a long time and was always amazed at all the cool things friends made with their Cricut. I got the Cricut Explore Air 2. You can read more about that in this post. One thing I got along with the Cricut Explore Air 2 that has been a huge help for projects is the Cricut EasyPress. If you will be using your Cricut for anything iron-on (which I am sure you will be!) I would highly recommend getting an EasyPress. Here’s why:
Why I like the Cricut EasyPress
1. It’s easy to Use: It comes with a super easy to follow direction card. After reading and doing the suggested sample (they include the sample project!) I was ready to use it.
2. Takes the Guess Work Out: Instead of guessing how hot your home iron is, how long you should be ironing it, etc the EasyPress does all of that for you. You easily set the temp and time and just press the little Cricut “C” button to start the timer.
3. No need to haul out the ironing board: This is a space saver too – I was not loving bringing an iron and ironing board out every time I wanted to do a project. I keep my EasyPress with the Cricut machine and using the EasyPress Mat, now can do iron ons right at my counter.
Here’s an example of something I made with the EasyPress:
DIY Personalized Toy Bag:
Step 1: In the Cricut Design space make your toy bag’s design. I wanted to make a toy bag for my nephew who LOVES cars. I picked a simple car image and typed out his name. You could make one for trains, blocks, legos, doll accessories, anything! Just type the child’s name and use the “search image” for find a cute image that goes with what you’d like in the toy bag. This is a fun gift idea but also a great way to organize the playroom!
Step 2: When printing anything iron on, make sure to click the “mirror” button on your screen. Follow the screen prompts to print on your iron on vinyl. Print and then weed out the vinyl surrounding the letters/shapes so the shapes are the only things remaining on the clear part. You can cut some of the plastic away to make it easier to iron. I had NO idea what to do when I first printed on the iron on sheet but thankfully have a super crafty Cricut using friend I could text!
Step 3: Iron the name and shape onto the bag. I use the Cricut EasyPress Mat right on my counter. Follow the time and temp instructions for the EasyPress and you are all set to go!
Here’s a link to my design
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