Knockout Text – Inkscape Method

Applying HTV to a Shirt

How to create a Straight Line on a Curved Surface

I promised you a video, and here it is! How do you get a straight line on a curved surface? Watch the video and see her trick!

Amy R Signature Charlotte

Heat Press Break-Downs and Recommendations

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

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Happy crafting!


Wednesday’s Free Font Round-Up 10/4/17

Wednesday’s Free Font Round-Up

Simply click the FREE font you want, make an account and download! It’s all yours including commercial license! Can’t get any better then that!

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How To Upload Your Own Images To Design Space

Cricut Design Space has hundreds of images available for use, some free of charge while others costing a couple dollars. However, if you’re anything like me, all these images and options still aren’t enough and you want to be able to cut anything you want! Here we’re going to show you step by step how to upload virtually any image to Design Space.

First thing you’re going to do is go to New Project.

step 1

Once you’re on this screen click Upload.

step 2

From here you’ll see two options, Upload Image or Upload Pattern. Click on Upload Image.

step 3

Find the image you want to upload on your computer and click Open.

step 4

Your image will appear along with three different options to choose from for image type. Our image is pretty basic so we are going to upload as a Simple Image but if your image has more detail or low contrast between colors you are going to want to upload using the Moderately Complex or Complex image. Hit Continue.

step 5

Once you hit continue your image will appear on this screen. YOU ARE NOT DONE YET. Using your Select & Erase tool you’re going to click on the part of the image you want to be cut out. Think of the pieces of the image you would want to weed and using your mouse click on the pieces to get rid of them.

step 6

As you click the pieces of the image you want to be cut out your image will start to look like this, with a checkered background in the areas that you have removed. Once you’ve removed all the pieces hit Continue.

step 7

Your next screen will look like this. You will have the option to save this as a print then cut image or as a cut image. Remember, print then cut will need to first be print out on a printer then be cut out on your Cricut. We want to save our image as a cut image NOT a print then cut. Your image will cut exactly as it looks like on this screen. If your image does not look exactly how you want it to be cut out you do have the option to go back and edit it some more. If it looks how you want it to cut, give your image a name then hit Save.

step 8

Once you hit Save it will take you back to this screen. You will see your image in your Recently Uploaded. That’s it! That’s all there is to it! You will be able to go to Images on your left side bar and find all your Uploaded images there.

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Happy crafting!


How to Download Fonts

Hi Everyone! If you’re anything like me, fonts quickly become an addiction, especially when you can customize anything under the sun! Having the right font is important and can make or break a project. When you’re just starting out in the world of crafting with your Cricut and all the capabilities can feel VERY overwhelming. Well, we’re going to take away one stress so you can spend less time frustrated and more time creating!

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