It’s still National Craft Month and I’m excited to share the third part in this month’s Crafting with Cricut series! Last week I shared how you can cut vinyl with the Cricut Explore Air 2. This week we’ll expand on that a little with a tutorial on how you can personalize your Cricut with vinyl by uploading your custom image in Cricut Design Space. Doesn’t that sound exciting?
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Let’s get started!
I love personalizing my crafting tools for my Studio. I decided since I will be using my Cricut Explore Air 2 a lot in crafting videos, I would take the opportunity to add some branding. Cricut Design Space makes it so easy and I’m excited to show you how you can upload any image for your crafts!
How to Personalize Your Cricut Explore Air 2 – Uploading Custom Images
What you will need:
The Cricut vinyl includes transfer paper! I love how sparkly it is and the silver will be the perfect accent on the machine.
Open Cricut Design Space and start a new project.
Click the Upload Images icon in the let hand corner. And click Upload Image. This will open a window for you to search for the desired file on your computer.
Select your file and click to upload. Once you see your image in the image box, select the level of complexity of your image. I chose Moderately Complex since there as a little bit of shading in my logo.
Select and erase the parts of the image you do not want cut. For my file, I didn’t want the background cut, so I clicked the areas I wanted removed.
Now you can see all the white was removed, leaving only my logo image.
To see what your file will look like once cut, click the preview button.
Select if you want to save the file as a Print Then Cut image or a Save as a Cut Image. I selected Cut Image. Next, click save.
Resize your image as needed.
Click the go button to begin cutting. See last week’s video to see it in action!
Cut a piece of vinyl and place it right side up on the cutting mat.
Press the blinking Cricut button to start cutting!
Remove the uncut vinyl from the cutting pad leaving only the cut image.
Using the pic, weed the image removing the small pieces of the vinyl from the letters and shapes.
Cut a piece of StrongGrip Transfer Tape.
Remove the backing of the Transfer Tape and apply the tape on top of the vinyl image. Rub firmly.
Remove the backing of the vinyl and position the image on top of the Cricut Explore Air 2. Rub the vinyl with your fingers and slowly remove the Transfer Tape.
And that’s it! Doesn’t it look fab? I love how it turned out and can’t wait to show it off in upcoming videos!
I hope you are inspired to create something awesome with your own logos or images and your Critcut Explore Air 2.
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