This month’s Craft & Create with Cricut Challenge theme is St.Patrick’s Day. I think you will find all of the projects linked today are Cricut projects for beginners which makes me happy since I am a beginner myself!
I don’t ever go full out with the St.Patrick’s day decor, but this time of year adding a few touches of green here and there reminds me there will be an end to the cold and snow very soon!
And, since my name is of Irish origin coming from the name Máirín, I think I can partake in a little bit of St.Patrick’s day Shenanigans!
I have been spreading my wings a bit and trying more projects. Instead of choosing a ready-to-make project, I purchased an SVG on line (link below) and uploaded it to Cricut Design Space. It was very easy to do.
How to Upload an image to Cricut Design Space:
- open a new project in Design Space
- click the upload button on the bottom left menu
- click upload image and then click browse
- find the image you want to upload in your files and click open
- you will see the image on the next screen, click save
- then click the image and it will upload to your screen
You are now ready to begin your project!
After the image was cut with my Cricut Maker, I used the reverse weeding technique to remove the unneeded vinyl. (Simply means I removed all the of the vinyl around the image itself, leaving the image on the vinyl backing paper.
I cut a piece of 1/4 inch white MDF to fit the size of a picture frame I already had. If you don’t have MDF, any thin wood or melamine type material would work fine.
I attached the transfer tape over the vinyl image, positioned on the MDF and used my scraper to ensure the image was firmly in place.
The last step was to carefully and slowly peel the transfer tape off, leaving the vinyl image on the MDF. If the vinyl image starts to lift with the tape, simply use the scraper and firmly rub over the area again.
I do find that using the slow and low approach to removing the transfer tape is best! Slowly peel back at a very low angle!
Insert the image into the picture frame on top of the glass, secure into place and it is ready to display!
How cute is that?!
I hung it above my buffet nestled behind some faux greenery, a stack of books and some real moss harvested from the garden. Come on spring!
I may see snow falling outside the window, but a I can enjoy a little glimpse of spring in the dining room.
I purchased the SVG file download here for this project (not an affiliate link)! Be sure to follow my Cricut Pinterest board for more Cricut Projects for beginners and other project inspiration! And speaking of Pinterest…..
I am delving further into the endless creative possibilities of the Cricut Maker, but I will continue sharing Cricut projects for beginners, expanding my project tutorials as I learn along with you! Be sure to subscribe to stay up-to-date with these tutorials and other happenings at our Red Cottage.
Now lets see what the other Craft & Create with Cricut participants have made for St.Patrick’s Day!
Until next time….