Monday, April 10, 2017

How to Cut and Design Your Own Images: Cricut Design Space

Cricut Design Space enables you to make Amazing designs, including your own images. Cricut Design Space let's you design your own images and let's you to upload them to Cricut Design Space!

Yes, it is that EASY!

I love this phrase and thought that I could use this phrase to make my own design using my Cricut Explore Air 2. So I gathered all my supplies that I would be needing and sat down to start designing my piece.

I use Pic Monkey to design and add images to photos, this is where I went to design my phrase. 

This is what your window will look like. Go to the design tab and it will open the design window. I already know the size of my project, the frame is 11 X 14, I will just click on Crop and it has a drop down menu. Click on 11 X 14. This will let you visualize what it will look like and help you with your font size.

I have typed out my phrase in the font that I found and centered it. If it looks good and you checked spelling, crop it down tighter to the image.  

Now save and name your image to your computer. Sign into Cricut Design Space and upload your image, since my image is black and white I choose simple image. By choosing this, it will eliminate the white background and make it all transparent.

HINT: You may have to click on some of the inside of letters to make them transparent also.  Your machine will also tell you this!

Everything is checked and now I am ready to cut my design. I used my teal vinyl and placed it on the Cricut standard cutting mat. 

I am now ready to cut!

I love how the machine basically tells you how to do it all. It tells you to load, check your dial for paper, vinyl, etc.... It even blinks when ready to GO!

Let's cut!

Now it is time to weed your project. Using the Cricut pick I can easily remove my little pieces.

Once done weeding, it is time for the transfer tape. Cut transfer tape to size and take backing off. Apply to design carefully and burnish with your Cricut scraping tool. once it is burnished well, remove tape and design slowly. 

Apply to glass on inside of frame. Burnish down and remove transfer tape at a 45 degree angle.

I made my own background using Eileen Hull Blends and water to give the appearance of watercolor. Once dried I added some glitter glue to give the appearance of Pixie Dust!!!

Insert into frame and stand back to admire your fabulous project you have made with the help of Cricut Design Space and Cricut Explore Air 2!

I adore this project and it was so simple! 

I have so many ideas for future projects! I have 4 g-kids and I can make so many personalized gifts, 
decorating projects for the play room and bedrooms! 

The possibilities are endless! 

I am going to a conference in two weeks and I am planning some fun personalized bags to put goodies in! I am looking forward to creating with Cricut Design Space and my Cricut Explore Air 2!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.


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