Do you need a little extra encouragement to keep up with your to-do list or journaling? Make yourself a DIY motivational notebook with Cricut Infusible Ink markers to inspire your day!
I love making to-do lists. I have at least 2-3 lists going at one time on varying mediums. But there’s nothing like writing down your lists on paper! Not only do I have my FREE printable to-do lists on my desk, I usually have at least one notebook as well.
After I created my Be Awesome Today SVG cut file design (get it for FREE!), I decided that it would be a great quote to put on an inspirational notebook for my desk! I’ve been jotting down blog ideas and my monthly task lists, and because it’s so cute it makes it easier, right? So far, so good!
Supplies Needed to Make your Own Motivational Notebook with Cricut Infusible Ink Markers
You can use whatever colors and design you’d like, but this Infusible Ink supply list will get you started!
- Cricut Maker
- Cricut Standard Grip Mat
- Black Adhesive Vinyl (Cricut|Expressions Vinyl)
- Cricut EasyPress 2
- Cricut EasyPress Mat
- Cricut Infusible Ink Markers
- Sublimation Blank Notebooks (they have a plastic cover)
- Nail Polish Remover
- Laser Copy Paper
- Gallon Size Freezer Bag
- Lint Roller
- Butcher Paper (comes in transfer sheet package)
- White Cardstock (to protect your EasyPress Mat)
How to Make an Inspirational Notebook with Cricut Infusible Ink
For more Infusible Ink Watercolor instructions, make sure you check out these posts:
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The first step is to make your watercolor “paint” with the Cricut Infusible Ink Markers. Using your gallon size bag as your “palette,” color in large blocks with the markers.
Add nail polish remover to the colored in area and mix with a paint brush. You can add as much nail polish remover as you like – more liquid equals lighter colors, just like watercolor paint.
Paint with the watercolor on a sheet of laser copy paper that will cover your notebook cover, creating any design you’d like.
Let the watercolor sheet dry for a few minutes.
USING INFUSIBLE INK DRAWING WITH THE EASYPRESS 2:
Preheat your Cricut EasyPress 2 to 385 degrees F and set the timer to 45 seconds.
*REMOVE THE PLASTIC COATING SHEET FROM THE NOTEBOOK COVER*
Your Infusible Ink heating supplies should be set up in this order, bottom to top:
- EasyPress Mat
- White Cardstock
- Notebook Cover (with plastic film removed!)
- Watercolor Paper (facing down so your watercolor painting is touching the notebook cover)
- Butcher Paper
Use the lint roller to remove any dust or small particles from the notebook cover.
Place the watercolor sheet face down on the notebook cover and make sure that your items are in the above order. The card stock will protect your EasyPress Mat, and the butcher paper will protect your EasyPress and absorb any excess moisture.
With medium pressure and making sure not to move the EasyPress, heat for 45 seconds. Carefully lift off the EasyPress and let the project cool slightly. Remove the butcher paper and watercolor paper carefully.
How to add Inspirational Quote to Notebook with Vinyl
Upload the Be Awesome Today SVG cut file to Cricut Design Space and size to fit your notebook.
Place adhesive vinyl face up on your Cricut cutting mat, and cut when ready. Weed away extra vinyl that is not needed.
Use Cricut Transfer Paper to remove design from backing sheet and place on top of the Infusible Ink Notebook cover.
Adhere the design using a scraper and remove the transfer tape. You’re done!
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