This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cricut. All opinions are 100% mine.
Summer may be winding down, but we’re always feeling coastal here with the beach nearby! We’re lucky to live in a great city and always have friends and family wanting to visit. Our guest room has a coastal feel and I love to switch up the decor on the side tables and shelf. Using Cricut’s new smart iron on, I was able to create 3 new custom signs in just a few minutes to change things up in there!
How can you speed up making a sign? By using the new smart iron on, you don’t even need to put the vinyl on a mat – you just load and go! If you use an image in Design Space, then it’s even quicker. Open your Cricut Joy, load the smart iron on vinyl in, cut, then finish off with your Easy Press.
Custom Sign with Cricut Smart Iron On
What you’ll need:
- Cricut Joy
- Smart Iron On
- Weeder tool
- Patterned card stock
- Portable Trimmer
- Easy Press 2
The options are endless when it comes to making a personalized sign, so I opted to make some cute, coastal themed ones using iron on on patterned card stock and framing it.
I love a good “Seas the day” play, so whipped up a design real quick in Design Space for this and resized it to fit nicely in a 4″x6″ rectangle.
Pro Tip: Use the new offset feature to thicken up a font that doesn’t have a bold option. I did it by 0.05″.
To make my 2nd and 3rd signs even quicker, I found cute images already in Design Space: “Sup Beaches” (#M26C89E22) and “Beach Vibes Only” (#M268C3349).
When you’re ready to cut, make sure “Joy” is the selected machine and choose “Without Mat”. Since we’re using iron on, mirror your design and arrange the layout. Then you just feed the smart iron on into your Joy machine (shiny side down). Super easy!
Cut each design out and weed the excess iron on away. Trim your card stock to the right size to fit your frame (4″x6″ for me). Refer to Cricut’s Heat Guide for your Easy Press 2 settings, then heat and done!
3 custom signs in less than 30 minutes? That’s easy crafting.
Don’t have a Cricut Joy machine? The Smart materials are now available for the new Cricut Maker 3 and Cricut Explore 3 for quick, mat-less cutting!