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5 Things I love about my Cricut Explore Air 2

5 Things I love about my Cricut Explore Air 2

As we are approaching the holiday season I know a lot of you talented crafters are trying to decide if the Cricut explore air 2 is the right die cutting machine for you. I thought I would go over some of the key points of the Cricut Explore Air 2 and what my top 5 favorites are. 
According to the Cricut website these are the Features for the air 2

FeaturesThis DIY speed machine combines time-saving performance and class-leading simplicity Cuts 100 materials – everything from cardstock, vinyl, and iron-on to a range of specialty materials Fine-Point Blade for cutting a wide variety of popular craft materials Fast Mode for up to 2X faster cutting and writing(1) Bluetooth® wireless technology Compatible with Scoring Stylus and Deep-Point Blade (sold separately) Double tool holder to keep blade and pen always at the ready Design Space® software for iOS, Android™, Windows®, and Mac® Upload and use your own images and fonts for free Compatible wi…
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NEW Maker Tools

NEW Maker Tools

Cricut released 4 new tools for the Cricut maker as promised :) YAY!!!
The Cricut Maker Delivers 10 times (4 kg) or more cutting force than the Explore line 
When Cricut launched the  Maker  2years ago, it made a promise to come out with more tools and materials, so that Maker could grow with creators as they master new crafts.  These tools are possible, and can be used only with Maker, because it was specially designed with an Adaptive Tool System. This system brings together three major technologies that give  Maker  professional class cutting versatility and performance. 
Here is what Cricut has to say about the new blades.
Basic Perforation Blade - Create finely perforated lines for any design:  Get the perfect tear quickly and effortlessly with precise perforation cuts for a wide variety of projects. To create uniform, finely perforated lines for any design, just snap this tip onto the QuickSwap Housing and tell your Cricut Maker to "Go!" Evenly spaced perf…

Personalized Halloween T-shirts and Tote Bags With Cricut Infusible Ink

Halloween Ideas With Cricut Infusible Ink

You guys are going to love Cricut Infusible Ink after watching this tutorial! :) CLICK HERE
I have 2 really fun designs for you to use with Compatible with Infusible Ink T-shirts and Totes they are completely free for access members. 
If you go to Cricut Design Space images and search under Miss Kate Cuttables you will find a ton of fun and vibrant images. 
Make sure and use my files Pumpkin, Frank, Cat as I have sliced and welded to make them easy to work with Infusible Ink.  Now if you would like to use another one of her images just make sure you slice and weld to make it work like a puzzle piece for infusible in so there is no overlapping as you can't layer on-top of another. I will try and do a tutorial on this soon :)

Supplies I used for The Tote Bag Pumpkin
Cricut Infusible Ink
Black Warm Grey  Rose Pink Ultraviolet Bright Green Animal The butcher paper is included with the ink White card stock Cricut Medium Tote Bag Heat Resistant Tape 

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Cricut has Rhinestones?

Cricut Has Rhinestones?
Have you been waiting for Cricut to bring in some rhinestone? Well they sorta did they have released Holographic mosaic circles Iron on! It looks just like rhinestones I have made some tutorials over on my Youtube to show you how easy it is to use.Cricut also released mosaic squares in metallic and everyday iron on that are a ton of fun you could do some really cool plaid looks that are super popular right now.
Both the squares and circles are also available in vinyl. You can get them in holographic, metallic, premium and even shapes.
Here are two videos I have done so far with the circles and squares.
This look was created using a square and the word boo!

I found all three of these designs in images they are free for access members. I sliced and welded them to make them work for me. Here is the Design Space File
Links Holographic Sparkle Iron-On Mosaic Circles Everyday Iron-On™ Mosaic Squares
Metallic Iron-On Mosaic Squares
Mosaic Vinyl 
Easy Press 2 6x7
Easy Press 2 9x…

GETTING STARTED WITH CRICUT INFUSIBLE INK

GETTING STARTED WITH CRICUT INFUSIBLE INK
WHAT IS CRICUT INFUSIBLE INK?Cricut Infusible Ink is a special ink that when combined with heat turns into a gas that becomes one with the polyester. Basically it's science it turns from a solid to a gas pretty cool right?
You can get it in sheets, Pens or Markers.


HOW LONG WILL THE DESIGN (IMAGE) LAST?  It will outlast the blank you put it on. once you press the design onto the compatible blank it will not fade, crack or peel. 
WHAT CAN I PUT INFUSIBLE INK ON? Cricut has created some product's (Blanks) that are compatible with Infusible Ink such as shirts, totes and coasters. Just look for the sticker that says compatible with Cricut Infusible Ink.


WHAT ARE THE HEAT AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS? Using the Heat Guide  on Cricut will give you the perfect heat settings, supplies and preparation, applications instructions as well as the after care instructions for each blank. 
WHAT DO I NEED TO GET STARTED?Cricut Infusible Ink transfer sheet or