Here is the New Cricut Newsletter, Cricut Chirp. They highlighted my project in the message board highlights, Butterflies on Painting. This is the second time I have had something in the newsletter, the first one is my ribbon holder I made and I posted that at the bottom of this weeks newsletter.
|March 20th, 2012 · Vol. 362|
SPRING BLOSSOMSSpringtime, in my neck of the woods, is full of little green budding plants, blossoming trees, baby animals, and spring showers. I have already purchased seeds for my garden and flowerbeds and am ready to sow them this weekend. Waiting for the seeds to germinate will require a bit more patience on my part because I’ve been eagerly waiting for spring since Groundhog’s Day. Fortunately, it won’t be long until the perennial flowers appear. While I wait for tulips and daffodils to bud, my crafting pals and I will whip up some beautiful paper blossoms indoors that will be worthy of the season!
Be sure to check out Crafty Kimber's excellent cartridge exploration of the Easter-themed Cricut Craft Room™ Exclusives in today’s Chirp. You’ll also find helpful crafting tips and glean great crafting ideas from the Cricut® message board members in this week’s newsletter.
As always, I wish you success in your crafting adventures!
Lonna Joy Smoot
Editor, Cricut ® CHIRP!
Iron-On VinylToday's tip is from message Bug Guide Scrapalette.
Q: Is there a special vinyl for ironing on clothing? I have actually been wondering about this. I wanted to make a cute onesie for my son when he wasborn but wasn’t sure if there was an iron-on vinyl that my Cricut® machine could cut. I was just going to do it on the computer and use transfer paper, but that can get messed up so easily.
A: Heat transfer vinyl is ironed on clothing after it's cut. The directions on the package will tell you whether or not you should reverse the design before cutting, but generally, if your backing goes on the mat, you don't reverse the design. You would cut the design, peel off the backing, and place the design where you want it on your clothing. Then put a pressing cloth over the design and iron it.