Keep Calm and Craft On Sign – Cricut Project

I have been having a lot of fun with my Cricut Explore Air 2. I’ve made both the girls things like the My Little Pony project I shared previously and a few others I haven’t shared yet. Today I’d like to share with you my Keep Calm and Craft On Sign – Cricut project.

As I stated before I have the Cricut Explore Air 2 aka my pretty little mint beauty. I am sure all the things I create can be made on any of the Cricut cutters, but directions will be given from the Explore Air 2. I also use Cricut Design Space for designing my projects.

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Keep Calm and Craft On Sign – Cricut Project

Directions:

Open Cricut Design Space.
Click on file and then click new project.
On your left-hand side of your screen you’ll see insert images, upload images, insert shapes, add text, select canvas. Click on Add Text. A box will pop up, this is where you’ll type what you want to say. (image below)

Cricut Adding Text
Now let’s edit the font style. On the right side of your screen, you’ll see Layers, Edit, Sync, Canvas. Click on Edit, on this menu you’ll be able to change the font style, sizes, and other various things related to the font. You’ll notice next to some fonts there is a dollar amount, those are fonts that are available for purchase. There are also ones with an “a” next to them those are free to use. If you like the font I have on my sign it’s the Woodland Winter font.

Cricut Changing Font of Text  Cricut Changing Font2

Keep Calm and Craft On Sign – Cricut Project {Setting up your Mat and Cutting}

Cricut Picking Material Size

After you’ve selected the fonts, and sizes it’s time to set up your mat and cut. On the top menu you’ll see the Cricut Go button, click it. This will open the screen where you choose how many copies you’re cutting, and the size of your materials. After picking the material sizes etc. the program will rearrange your images, fonts etc to fit the size you’ve chosen.

If you’re like me and don’t like waste you can now move things around a bit to save on materials. The program is pretty good at doing this but you can play around if you’d like.

Setting up your mat

Now it’s time to load your cardstock, paper or what ever you’re using onto your mat. You’ll want to make sure you place your material in the area that the program shows on the screen. Ex: if you see all your text and images in the upper right corner of the screen on the mat, then you’re going to want to place the material in that area.

Cutting – Keep Calm and Craft On Sign – Cricut project

After you’re all set with your mat it’s time to cut! Yippie! Turn on your Cricut machine and place your mat in the machine along the guide pieces. On the dial choose your material type.
Now click the green Go button on the lower right corner of the screen. You’ll now see the screen where you’re Cricut and computer/iPad/iPhone/tablet etc. will communicate with one another.
After they connect through the bluetooth, the program will remind you to make your material selection on the dial. Then you’ll see the Up/down arrow buttons on the machine flash. Push the button to load your mat. Next the Cricut button on the machine will flash, this is the final step to cutting your materials. Push it! Then watch you’re pretty little baby go to work.

Cricut Cutting Screen

Once it’s finished cutting the up/down arrow button will flash again, push it. This will unload your mat and you can start removing your freshly cut materials from the mat. Once you’ve removed your images etc. from the mat you can put them on a canvas, in a frame or where ever you’ve decided to place them.

I used an old wooden picture box type frame I’ve had for years. Which I painted black, then added some washi tape to add a little pop. Use you’re imagination and play around with different frames, pieces of wood, this would even look super cute on those picture storage boxes.

I will be adding tons more Cricut related articles, tutorials and sharing some of my projects. Stick around and don’t forget to follow me in the social media networks. You can find my follow network buttons on the right-side bar. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me.

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