3 FUN VALENTINE’S DAY PROJECTS WITH CRICUT

Well hello there 2021! This is officially my very first post of the new year…and it’s almost Valentine’s Day! What better way than to kick off the new year with a Cricut post! I have to say, with the recent lockdown, I have had the need to craft…

SO today, I am showcasing three of my recent projects that I have made in preparation for Valentine’s Day! I had so much fun with these projects. There is so much you can do with cute materials, great blanks and a ton of time!

3 FUN VALENTINE'S DAY PROJECTS WITH CRICUT

DIY Cricut Materials for Valentine's Day


KISSED CREWNECK

First up, is one of the most tedious but satisfying pieces of clothing that I have made yet. I am a sucker for patterned pieces of clothing, and for years I have been looking for a cute “lip print” sweatshirt. I have found numerous styles but they are always SO expensive…so here we are. With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, this was the perfect way to use a blank crewneck…

Here is what you need for this DIY:

STEP 1

Open Cricut Design Space and create a new project. I found my own image of a kiss print just by searching a silhouette on Google Images, then imported it into Design Space. When designing, keep in mind of the material that you will be cutting it from – glitter is very thick, and so very fine lines will require a lot of focus when weeding later.

STEP 2

Once you have your lip print that you want, it’s time to cut. Because I was going to be manually placing my lip prints everywhere, I cut individual lips by the colour using various colours that I wanted on the crewneck. I guessed based on the size of my lip print (2.5″W x 1.91″H) and figured that I wanted a lot of each colour. I increased the project copies to 16 so I would have 16 lip prints in each colour that I wanted.

Left to Right: Everyday Blush, Red Glitter, Bubblegum Glitter, SMART Lipstick Glitter (also used, but not pictured: Everyday Red)

In total, I wanted five colours on my crewneck. I used a mixture of materials, including Glitter Iron-On, Everyday Iron-On, and SMART Glitter Iron-On. SMART materials, if you have a Cricut Joy, are great because you don’t need a cutting mat! (I really wanted to use this colour, and my craft store only offered it in SMART! It does come in Glitter Iron-On though!)

**REMEMBER TO TURN YOUR MIRROR ON WHEN USING IRON-ON PRODUCTS**

STEP 3

Warning: weeding lip prints is hard. It is time consuming, frustrating, and requires a lot of patience and focus. Thankfully, I have weeded many difficult projects before, and I had my essential tools near by to help make it easier. I primarily weed using the weeding tool offered in the Cricut Essential Tools pack.

Once I had weeded all of my lip prints (80 in total), I was almost ready to start placing. However, I got an idea…mixing and matching! Yup! Wouldn’t it be waaaaay more aesthetically pleasing to mix and match between colours? So that is what I did! I sorted the lip prints into piles, and used my scissors to cut them in half so I could mix and match.

STEP 4

This is the fun part: placing your lip prints on the crew neck. You will want a clear space to spread out your crew neck (or whatever blank you are using). Heat your EasyPress 2 according to the “Heating Guide“. Depending on your materials that you are working with, the temperature and time will be different.  This crewneck was an XL (for that oversized look), so I was working with a lot of material. Although I highly recommend the EasyPress mat, a towel works for larger projects!

Now that you have your space prepped, you want to heat your blank up for 5-7 seconds. Then, it’s time to place your lip prints! Whether you mix and match colours or stick with one colour, make sure you adequately space out your pieces. You don’t want it to look too crowded.

I pressed about three lip prints at a time, and gave them a long time to cool. After letting everything cool, I slowly peeled away the plastic, leaving freshly pressed lip prints all over my crewneck! Just how I imagined it!

**I also attempted the sleeves. I really wanted that all over “kissed” look, and that is exactly what I got!

Voila!! You have a one of a kind, adorable kissed crewneck – all ready for a cozy Valentine’s night in!


TIC TAC PILLOW

This project is a lot simpler and less involved than the last project. I love decorating for all holidays – especially this year. I like to refresh my room with new pieces and accent pillows! I saw a design similar to this a few years ago, and have always wanted to try and replicate it…

Here is what you need for this DIY:

STEP 1

Open Cricut Design Space and create a new project. All of the images used for this project were found in the Cricut Design Space Library! I have Cricut Access, which allows me access to thousands of images that you can use in various projects (it is a great resource!).

STEP 2

It’s time to cut! Adjust your settings on your machine to cut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets, load your mat and watch the magic happen! When using Infusible Ink, remember there are a few differences. You will be loading it with the ink side UP (liner side down), and you will need to MIRROR your images.

Once your designs are finished cutting, turn on your EasyPress 2 and get it heating! Use the “Heating Guide“ to help you find the appropriate heat for the blank you are using.

STEP 3

Prepare your pressing space and heat your blank for 5-7 seconds. When arranging your designs on the blank, do not put the ink side down until you are ready to press. Because you have heated your blank, the ink may activate and begin to transfer. Instead, put the liner side down when still figuring out where your designs are going to go.

Once you are absolutely sure where you want your design to go, turn your design over, ink side down, cover with parchment and press using the EasyPress 2 covering the whole design. Do not move the EasyPress around. This may cause your design to smudge or move out of place. Wait for the timer on your EasyPress to run out, and then remove the press, parchment and liner. You should be left with a crisp, pigmented, infused design!

**If your design did not fully transfer, recheck your heat settings. Unfortunately, it is difficult to repress an Infusible Ink design!**

Ta-da!! You have a cute, swoon-worthy, and festive pillow cover to jazz up your place for Valentine’s Day!


INFUSED HEART COASTERS

These days, I spend a lot of time in my “sanctuary” (which can also be referred to my bedroom), and so I like adding personal and fun touches to spruce it up for the holidays. Valentine’s Day is such a fun, pink holiday, and since one of my favourite colours is pink…I decided to add some heart coasters to my collection of fun decor!

Here is what you need for this DIY:

STEP 1

Open Cricut Design Space and create a new project. All of the images used for this project were found in the Cricut Design Space Library! Craft what you want your design to look like, and get it prepped to cut. I wanted a very simple design as the coasters are small. Weeding transfer sheets can be tedious, so the simpler the design, the easier it is to weed!

STEP 2

Cut your design out…or rather, let your machine do the cutting! Adjust your settings on your machine to cut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets, load up mat and voila! Remember to place the transfer sheet ink side UP, and liner side DOWN. As always, mirror your images.

While your design is cutting, get that EasyPress heating – this is a very high setting, so you will want to prep that ahead of time! Use the “Heating Guide” to find all of the specifications for this project.

STEP 3

Once your design has been cut in the multiple colours, you will want to move all of the parts onto one transfer sheet. On something small like a coaster, you have ONE SHOT, so getting it right is crucial. I arranged the hearts on the transfer sheet the way I wanted them and aligned it on top of the coaster.

3 FUN VALENTINE'S DAY PROJECTS WITH CRICUT

3 FUN VALENTINE'S DAY PROJECTS WITH CRICUT

3 FUN VALENTINE'S DAY PROJECTS WITH CRICUT

Prior to placing your design to press, wipe your coaster down to make sure there is no lint or hair. Once the coaster is prepped, press the design ink side down, cover with butcher paper, and press away! Do not move the EasyPress. Leave it in one spot, and let the timer run down. When the timer runs out, let the coaster cool before you remove the liner – it will be H O T !!!!

Once the design is completely cooled down, peel back the liner and gaze at your BEAUTIFUL Valentine’s Day coasters!

3 FUN VALENTINE'S DAY PROJECTS WITH CRICUT

3 FUN VALENTINE'S DAY PROJECTS WITH CRICUT

I love the way Infusible Ink leaves its mark on the Cricut blanks – these ceramic coasters are absolutely perfection!


Whew! Did you make it to the end? Which one is your favourite?

I am so happy with how each of these festive Valentine’s Day themed projects turned out! I would say Cricut crafting is the highlight of most of my weekends these days…I mean, could it get any cuter?

If you liked this post, check out my other cool DIY posts.

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

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