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INSPIRATION

Using vinyl scraps – rainbow bookmark project

Ask any crafter, they’ll tell you they want to make the most of their supplies and stash. We’ve seen our community making some fabulous rainbow projects using up vinyl scraps to make beautiful multicoloured projects! Let us show you how you can use all those little scraps of vinyl you have lying around (or stored neatly in a scraps box if you’re an organised crafter) with this easy rainbow scraps project tutorial.

This project is also perfect for using the strips at the top of any Smart Vinyl you’ve used. This is the perfect way to use up all of those left-over pieces to make an awesome multicoloured design.

You will need:

How to make

Step one:

Take your scraps and cut them up into even pieces. You can decide how wide you want each piece to be depending on how many colours you have and how many scraps you would like to use, just make sure they are even in width.

Step two:

Lay the scraps onto your mat, lining them up next to each other. Make sure that there are no gaps between each of the vinyl pieces.

Step three:

Next, cut out your chosen design, double-check that the design fits into the space covered by your scraps.

Step four:

Next weed the design. Keep it on the cutting mat so that you can keep all of the pieces in place.

Step five:

Lay a piece of Transfer Tape over the top of the design (still on the cutting mat) and use your scraper tool. This will pick up all of the design from the mat. You can then remove the backing pieces so that only the design is left on the transfer sheet.

Step six:

Transfer onto your blank and burnish well. Carefully peel back the Transfer Tape to reveal your completed multicoloured design. A perfect way to use those scraps pieces of vinyl up!

Finish with a tassel or decoration and use in your current book. This would also make a fantastic gift. Show us what you’ve made with your scraps by tagging @Cricut_UK on Instagram.

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INSPIRATION

Bake Off inspired makes!

Feeling inspired by the return of The Great British Bake Off TV show? We are too!

And just in time for the first episode of series 12, UK illustrator Emma Jewell’s Baking image set just went live in Design Space. You’ll find lots of baking icons, iconic phrases, and some useful labeling images to keep your pantry looking on point too!

Together with the wide variety of baking-inspired projects in Design Space, your makes will crown you as Star Baker (or Star Maker!) amongst friends and family.

So whilst you’re baking maybe you’ll be making some of these projects too! We’ve rounded up some of your favorite baking-themed projects that you could make this weekend whilst the cake is in the oven.

Phrase Themed Cake Toppers

Whether it’s a wedding, birthday, or just because, a cake topper can make all the difference!

Love Cake Topper Project can be created here.

Mr & Mrs Cake Topper Project can be created here.

Cake Decorations That Wow

There will be no soggy bottoms when the cakes look as fabulous as these. From beautiful florals to an enchanted castle, level up your cake decorating with one of these projects.

Garden Cake Topper Project can be created here.

The storybook forest cake ring project can be created here.

Kitchen Organisation

Keeping all the baking ingredients organised is a big task, but your Cricut machine is up to the challenge. It’s quick and easy to make labels plus they look beautiful on your kitchen shelf too.

Gold Baking Labels can be created here.

Raw Ingredient Labels can be created here.

Dry Erase Pantry Labels can be created here.

Visit our post with top tips on how to make an organised home here, and our previous post earlier this year on nailing the storage labeling here.

Personalised Cake Stands

When you have put so much effort into the baking, it really needs to sit on a stand that’s worthy. From festive decorations to intricate mandalas there is something for everyone’s tastes on Design Space.

Mandala Cake plate can be created here.

A snowflake cake plate can be created here.

Stenciled Bakes

Create artwork on the bakes themselves by using a cut-out stencil! Everyone will remember your bake with a stenciled design plus it is so easy to create but looks like it must have taken you a while!

Tribal pie stencil can be created here.

Treat yo self cake stencil can be created here.

So grab your aprons and your Cricut machines for a bit of bake-off fun!

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IN THE MEDIA

Behind the Scenes at the Big Christmas Press Show

Last week, we attended the Big Christmas Press Show creating a beautiful and festive stand where visitors could take a look at our Cricut machines and get a first-hand experience of making with our products.

The Big Christmas Press Show brings journalists, media and potential collaborators together to meet brands that have exciting products to share for Christmas.

Almost half of all visitors registered for the show came to spend time with us on the Cricut stand over the two days. Each one got the chance to make a project with Cricut, learn about our products and were amongst the first people in the UK to see the newly released Cricut Mug Press!

Cricut Mug Press Launch

The team was excited to launch the Cricut Mug Press and reveal that it would be available in the UK & Ireland from October 1st making the announcement live from the event which you can watch back here. Naturally, both press and collaborators alike were intrigued to see the new Cricut Mug Press work its magic and even make a mug themselves!

We also made personalised stockings, Christmas cards with the Cricut Joy, and personalised vinyl baubles. These quick but beautiful projects demonstrated how easy it is to use Cricut products and show that creating personalised gifts and home décor has never been easier.

Dreamcarts

We used two Dreamcarts from Create Room for visitors to make on. The tables were great as you can spread out with materials and machines on the desk and store lots of tools and materials in the compartments underneath too!

Winter Wonderland Decor

The stand itself had lit-up gondolas and snow-capped cabins as decorations to create a winter wonderland. And yes, these were made with our Cricut machines!

We also had a variety of projects to hand to show all the amazing things you can create with a Cricut machine. From cards with the Cricut Joy to long vinyl cuts created with a Cricut Explore 3 or Cricut Maker 3, visitors got to see a range of making inspiration.

ITV News

Not only was it great to share our products with visitors but we were filmed on ITV News too! Our very own Emma Jewell Crafts was interviewed at the stand about Cricut, the Christmas Press Show and more!

After over a year of not being able to connect in real life, it was amazing to be able to give people a first-hand experience of Cricut and share our passion with others.

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DISCOVER

Cricut Mug Press Has Arrived!

The Cricut Mug Press™ has arrived in the UK and Ireland! Create beautiful and personalised mugs for yourself or as a gift with the new Mug Press.

We introduced Cricut Mug Press a few months back and are super excited that from 1st October, makers will be able to buy it online and at selected retailers, online and in-store, in the UK and Ireland.

What is the Mug Press?

Want a new way to decorate your mugs? The Cricut Mug Press is the perfect option for creating personalised mugs with ease. Use with Infusible Ink ™ Transfer Sheets and Infusible Ink ™ Marker Pens, to create beautiful designs.

With Infusible Ink, once heated, the design becomes one with the mug itself, meaning no tears or cracks, plus they are dishwasher safe!

Simply create your design on Cricut Design Space, then use your Cricut machine to cut this out with Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets or draw with the Infusible Ink Marker Pens.

After this, adhere your design to the mug and place it into the Cricut Mug Press. Your mug needs to be either a Cricut mug or a compatible sublimation mug.

Insert your mug, lower the lever, and let the press do the rest! The advanced heat plate applies the perfect time and temperature settings, so you don’t have to think about that.

For best results, we’ve outlined step-by-step instructions in the Cricut Heat Guide.

Where can I buy Cricut MugPress?

Cricut Mug Press will be available online on the Cricut UK Shop from 1st October.

As well as your local Cricut retailers from 1st October:

Currys

HobbyCraft

Very

Ryman

John Lewis

Harvey Norman

Want to see the Mug Press firsthand? Head to one of the following Hobbycraft stores for an up-close experience of the Mug Press from 1st October:

Southampton

Bristol

Stockport

Coventry

Maidstone

Chester

Crawley

Havant

Glasgow

Croydon

Colchester

Droitwich

Swindon

Woking

Harlow

Tunbridge Wells

Epping Forest

Lincoln

Belfast Newtownabbey

Taunton

Kings Lynn

Boucher Crescent

Sheffield

Leeds

Leicester

Warrington

Gateshead

Bolton

Tamworth

Stockton-On-Tees