Tri-Coastal Crafting

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*****Please note these free fonts are only available for a limited time!*****

These are affiliate links, however because these fonts are free we will not be making a profit from them. If you do choose to purchase anything from our affiliates we may receive a small percentage from the sales that in no way change the price to you.

All of these fonts come with commercial license are are completely FREE!!

If you do not know how to install fonts, please follow this link to our blog post:

How To Download Fonts

If any of the fonts have special characters and you don’t know how to find them watch our YouTube video:

How to Find Special Font Characters

  • Amy M.

*****Please note these free fonts are only available for a limited time!*****

These are affiliate links, however because these fonts are free we will not be making a profit from them. If you do choose to purchase anything from our affiliates we may receive a small percentage from the sales that in no way change the price to you.

All of these fonts come with commercial license are are completely FREE!!

If you do not know how to install fonts, please follow this link to our blog post:

How To Download Fonts

If any of the fonts have special characters and you don’t know how to find them watch our YouTube video:

How to Find Special Font Characters

  • Amy M.

From now until April 2nd Cricut has some great deals! These are affiliate links, and if you choose to purchase through these links we will earn affiliate commission.

Lets start with the Cricut Easy Press 2 Bundle starting at $159!

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This bundle includes:

  • Cricut EasyPress™ 2, Raspberry – 6″” x 7″” (15 cm x 17.5 cm)
  • Safety Base
  • Welcome Book
  • Materials for a practice project
  • Weeding Tool Set
  • Holographic Sparkle Iron-On, Blue
  • Holographic Sparkle Iron-On, Gold
  • Glitter Iron-On, Green
  • Glitter Iron-On, Black Gold
  • Foil Iron-On, Red
  • Everyday Iron-On, White
  • Everyday Iron-On, Gray
  • Everyday Iron-On, Black

Cricut is also offering 30% off Cricut Materials, Cricut Explore Air 2 machines staring at $269 and 30% off Iron-On Materials.

Don’t forget to use code MARSHIP to get Free Economy Shipping on orders over $99! With deals like these everyone should stock up!

– Amy M.

Check out this Cricut Pen set, deal found on Amazon! 30 pens assorted colors for only $24.54! Talk about a deal! These are great when making cards, and with Christmas coming up we all know we are going to be making cards! Make sure to click the image below to be directed to the site!


While you’re there you might want to pick up some of my favorite transfer paper too! This is a Cyber Monday Deal and it is only 9% claimed right now!!

651Vinyl has the Santa Sacks you need this season! He has 3 choices so there are great options for any of your customers, or their kids! 😉 I had an amazing season 2 years ago and the Santa Sacks flew off my “shelf”. (I don’t really have a shelf that’s why its in quotes!) I believe I sold them for $20 each!! Get them while they are hot! Click on the Santa Sack below!!

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-Amy M.

Part 1

Part 2

Stay tuned for part 3!!

I got the sequin pillows here:
http://amzn.to/2FDFnno

The font is from the January Bundle from CraftBundles Here:
http://bit.ly/JanuaryCraftBundle

amym

 

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Love these fonts? You can find them HERE

Hi there! In continuing with our Cricut Basics Mini Series, today we are going to tackle the next installment to Design Space 3’s creative functions: Group. Now, Our first mini series entry was Attach and ways/where/where to use it. Group, though similar in it’s actions, is slightly different. Confused? Don’t worry! We are here to give you a quick breakdown so you’ll be running Design Space like a pro within no time!

Group essentially and easily put is just that – grouping two objects together and pinning them together so you may move them around the canvas without losing your spacing or placement. Sounds EXACTLY like attach, right? The difference with Group is it does not tack together your items until you tell it not to. When you go to the “Make it” screen, you’ll quickly find the difference between the two. While ATTACH will hold your entire design together through cutting (which is SUPER helpful when working with multiple elements you don’t want to weld together), group simply holds them together on the CANVAS. Once “Make it” is selected, all those elements that were held snugly together transform back into their own pieces, often jumbling up on your preview mat (cue frustration and tears!)


Take a look below at just how Group works:

In this short pictorial, we are going to use the triangle and square from our SHAPES, located on the left side of your Canvas. If you wish to follow along, click on both shapes to bring them to your canvas.

group - pre action with layers panel

 

Once you have a triangle and a square on your canvas, take a look at your layers panel ( located on the RIGHT side of your canvas). Both items display as separate items. They each are a LAYER on their own.

 

 

 


group - two objects selected final

The GROUP option should become available after you click and drag your mouse to select all the pieces you would like to group together! In this case, it’s only our triangle and square. Once they are selected, select the GROUP button, joining the two items together in one item that can be selected and moved together around your canvas while designing as needed. It won’t ungroup unless you tell it to so no worries!


group - grouped together final

Now that the GROUP button has been hit, you will see on your Layers panel every action that you have taken. Instead of the triangle and square being two SEPARATE objects and layers they are now a GROUP in the panel, with a drop down arrow showing exactly what the group consists of! Pretty easy, huh?

group - make it page

When you send the grouped items to your “Make it screen”, instead of them remaining grouped together like you had them, they revert back to being individual objects. Therefore, group is only a tool you may want to use on the main canvas/design screen. If you want your items to stay as you have them when they get to the Make it screen – attach is going to do the job for you! If you forgot how to use Attach, you can find the post here on our blog 🙂

Group is a great way to temporarily hold items together like fonts or images so you can get a better idea of how they may look together, without the commitment of weld (more on that later!) or the constant attach/dettach fight. We hope you found this quick little run down helpful!

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With so many brands and styles of heat presses which one do you choose!? Purchasing a heat press is a huge investment and you’re really going to get what you pay for. Low quality heat presses can produce uneven heat and pressure application. Investing in a good quality heat press will reduce times, costs and frustrations!

Two Main Types of Heat Presses:
• Swing Away
• Clam Shell

What is a Swing Away heat press?

This style of heat press has a heated top platen that swings to the side and away from the bottom platen.


For Amazon’s best selling Swing Away heat press Click here

Pros of a Swing Away heat press:

• The top platen swings completely away from the bottom platen (often 360 degrees) which allows you to easily work with multi-layered pieces and gives you easy access to adjust your garment.

• Will easily press thicker items and has the ability to press different types of materials with ease.

• You get access to the bottom platen without the risk of burning your hands or knuckles.

Cons of a Swing Away heat press:

• Takes up the most space. You will have to allow for space for the heat press and for the plate to swing away.

What is a Clam Shell heat press?

A Clam Shell heat press has a top and bottom platen that open and close like a jaw or like -you probably guessed it- a clamshell.


For Amazon’s space efficient Clam Shell style heat press Click here

Pros of a Clam Shell heat press:

• They take up the least amount of space. The top platen moves up and down where as a Swing Aways top platen moves side to side.

• They are simply made and have less of a potential for problems arising and are easier to learn how to use.

Cons of a Clam Shell heat press:

• The top heat platen is directly above the bottom platen. This gives you less space to lay out your garment and design. You also have to be careful not to burn your knuckles!

So Which One do you Choose??

Things to take into consideration are how much space do you have to properly use and store your press? You also want to think about how clumsy you are (especially when considering getting a Clam Shell press!). Take into consideration others reviews. There are a lot of package deals so if you are wanting to press garments such as hats, mugs, plates you may want to get a heat press with attachments such as the one pictured below.

To check it out Click here

If this was helpful to you please share with your friends and subscribe! If you have more questions about heat presses leave us a comment below. Also, let us know what you want to see next!

Happy crafting!

Jenn

Part two of our Glitter Ornament Tutorial, working in Cricut Design Space to get everything ready to cut! Check back next weekend to see how I layered the vinyl and how I applied it to my ornament!

Find the Bundle Here:
https://craftbundles.com/…/the-october-craft…/ref/164/

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/tricoastalcrafting/

Check back next weekend to see how I layered the vinyl and how I applied it to my ornament!