I spent some quality time with my Cricut Explore this weekend. Even though I’ve had it for months, I haven’t been able to play around with it much.
And since it was set up I decided to see what it could really do. I put it to the test with some glittered canvas that I found at Michael’s and some leather to create this mixed media canvas.
To make one yourself, you’ll need the deep cut blade from Cricut, glittered canvas and a wrapped burlap canvas both from Michael’s.
I used Cricut images for the cloud and the stars and the font is Elephant in Trees. It is so awesome that Cricut let’s you cut your own fonts now!
I was most excited to cut leather. My mat wasn’t too sticky (I cut felt out earlier and it used up most of the stickiness) so I used washi tape to help hold it in place. I also found that it worked best to put the smooth side of the leather down and mirror the image so that the images were facing the right way when flipped over.
To cut leather you’ll need the deep cut blade and to set the dial to custom. Which is code word for “everything else you can think of”.
Once you’ve selected “custom”it will have you choose your exact material from the drop down menu. See how’s there are 3 options for just leather!
And look how smoothly those letters cut out! Like butter. That would take me forever with a pair of scissors!
Once everything is cut out, just attach it to the burlap canvas!
Cricut is giving away a Cricut Explore every day until the end of July! All you have to do to enter is upload a photo of ANY project you’re made and tag #cricut and #imadeit on Facebook, Instagram or tTwitter. And it would be awesome if you’d tag #craftingchicks so we can see what you’ve made too!
Cricut, I Made It! contest official rules (no purchase necessary). Sponsored by Provo Craft & Novelty, Inc., South Jordan, UT. Entries must be received by 11:59 pm MST July 30, 2014.
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