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Happy Monday Everyone! By now you’ve seen all of my projects that I’ve made with my new Cricut Maker. Today, I’m part of a group of 50 bloggers (that I had the pleasure of participating in the Cricut Mountain Make-a-Thon with) to show you each of the 50 FREE Projects you can make when you purchase the Cricut Maker! In addition, you can ENTER TO WIN A CRICUT MAKER HSN BUNDLE at the end of the post!
I chose to make the Tiny Dancer Wall Art found in Cricut Design Space. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PROJECT IN DESIGN SPACE.
Here are the Materials you need to make this simple but darling project with your new Cricut (all materials and instructions also shown in Design Space):
-Cricut Vinyl (colors you can choose): skin tone, leotard/shoe color, tutu/hair band color, hair color, and black for the eyes/smile
-Cricut Transfer Tape
-Cricut Vinyl Weeding Tool
-Picture Frame (at least 8×10″ space, without resizing the project)
-Background Paper for inside frame
When you open this project (and most others in Design Space), you can choose to “Customize” the project. When choosing the colors and the size of your project, you’ll want to click that button, which can be found on the bottom right corner of the project description:
I didn’t want to change the size of the project, just the dancer to the colors I wanted so the Cricut would know how many mats I need for each color. You can change the colors of each of the components by clicking the colored circle next to each layer and selecting the colors you wish. When I finished, my color choices and canvas looked like this:
When the colors are set the way you would like, you just have to click “Make it” in the top right corner, and Design Space will tell you how many mats you need and which order you need to place them in the Cricut for cutting:
You can see that the project requires 5 mats (or to change the vinyl colors 5 times). I’ve chosen to have the light blue vinyl highlighted so you can see that Design Space knows which layers to lock in place so your placement of the pieces onto your frame is already done for you (notice the position of the leotard in comparison to the ballet shoes).
Once you have all of your pieces cut out, you just have to transfer the cut pieces to the outside glass of the frame using Cricut Transfer Tape. Place all of the pieces from bottom to top (the instructions on Design Space explain that), and then put your patterned paper in the frame. You’re done!
I also completed a secondary project–the bow and rosette cupcake toppers–that I will share with you in a later post!
Giveaway open to residents in the US and Canada ages 18 years and older. Giveaway runs from 10/2/17-10/9/17 and winner will be notified by email no later than 10/10/17. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.