Howdy! It’s shark week and I’m excited to share how to make tabletop standees with Cricut for a Shark Party, so let’s get started!
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How to Make Tabletop Standees with Cricut
I created this project with the Cricut Maker 3 but if you use kraft board or heavy cardstock, you can also make this with your Cricut Explore machine. For my first run, I made it with Heavy Chipboard and it took forever to cut both pieces. But the result was a durable standee, which is great for when you need reusable party decor (great for party planners). For just a one-time-use, a thick cardstock or kraft board should be all you need. I created a second one with Cricut Kraft Board and it was super fast and came out nicely as well. You basically follow the same process, but your blades may be different depending on the material you use. Let’s get into the details!
What you will need:
Knife Blade for the Chipboard
Fine Point Blade for Kraft Board
Single Scoring Wheel for Cricut Maker series
Scoring Stylus for the Cricut Explore series
Hot Glue Gun
I created a quick video showing the cutting process, check it out below:
Let’s walk through the steps:
Open the design in Cricut Design Space. Resize as needed. Click Make It to print. Load your inkjet printer with the sticker paper and print. I deselect bleed and use the system dialog to select my printing preferences. With my printer, I select High Quality and Photo Paper as my material.
Once printed, remove the backing of the sticker paper and apply it to the chipboard or kraft board. Be sure to get it as close to the corner as possible. Use a brayer to secure the adhesive.
In Cricut Design Space select your material. Change your blade to the Knife Blade if using Chipboard. Calibrate if needed. Secure the Chipboard to the Strong Grip Mat with masking tape and move the white wheels on the machine all the way over to the right-hand side and Cut. If you are using Kraft Board or other cardboard, follow the prompts. Cut and remove from the mat.
Load a second piece of chipboard or kraft board to the mat and cut the easel design. Select your material and switch to the scoring wheel or scoring stylus when prompted. Switch back to the knife blade or fine point blade when prompted depending on the material you are cutting.
Fold the easel on the scoring lines and glue the back of the easel to the back of the shark cutout. And that’s it!
What do you think? Aren’t they JAWSOME? 😉 I hope you try this project for your next shark party!
Need more shark ideas? Check these out…
Happy Party Planning and Crafting!
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