Printable Snowman Coloring Pages

Free Printable Christmas Snowman Coloring Page

A snowman is a quintessential winter Christmas icon. He’s also a favorite of many children. So much so that children all over the world recognize the snowman as a universal sign of the season.

Christmas will be here before you know it, and that means that it’s time for some fun and FREE printable Christmas coloring pages! These Christmas coloring sheets are perfect for both kids and adults – there’s something for every skill level and interest here!

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As wonderful as the Holiday season is, it can also be a bit crazy! It’s nice to take a some time to sit down and just relax. Coloring and doodling are such fun and simple way to relax and unwind. So grab a hot mug of coffee or tea and a cozy blanket and get ready to color the stress away!

Free Printable Snowman Coloring Pages

Click the image above to download your Printable Christmas Snowman Coloring Page

Give your little kids some winter-themed activities that will develop their fine motor skills with these wonderful winter coloring pages. As an added bonus, a few of the pages include a bit of winter tracing practice as well!

He’s the perfect character for a fun set of winter printable coloring pages. You’re not going to want to miss our free printable snowman coloring pages!

Did you know that snowmen date all the way back to the middle ages? Now that’s a fun fact to share with your preschoolers as they color these cute snowmen. Coloring is a fun activity for children of all ages.

Print these free snowman coloring pages, plan your most epic snowman, then go out and build it! Alternatively, stay in where it’s warm and make the perfect snowman on paper with this fun winter themed activity.

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10 Best Heat Press Machines Review (2020)

What is the best heat press machine?

We own four different heat transfer machines, and have been working with them for many years now. We want to share what we’ve learned as you look for your new machine.

There is no single ‘best t shirt press’ for everybody. It’s going to depend on your budget, the features you need, and what you’re using it for. However, we think we’ve got something for everybody here!

1. Power Press Heat Press

This PowerPress t-shirt heat press features several improvements from previous models. Therefore, it guarantees excellent performance. The Power Press heat press has been an Amazon best seller for many years now, and for good reason!

We personally own the PowerPress press, and it has served us well for all sorts of projects. We make gifts for friends and family, and then use it for small t shirt orders.

PROS

  • Heating Plate: Heat Press 15×15 inch. Voltage: 110V. Power: 1400 W
  • Silicon Gel Base Board. Pressure adjustable
  • Replaceable Fuse: Protect machine from overheating and electric short Silicon gel base board Pressure adjustable
  • LCD Control Board: Fully digital temperature and time control. Temperature Range: 32-455 F Time Range:0-999 s
  • Teflon coated heating plate: Don’t need coated sheet anymore, harmless to the cloth, convenient to clean, and provide attractive appearance.

CONS

  • It will produce a pungent smell when you use it for the first time. Many heat press machines do this. Make sure you open the windows to let that smell out.
  • Can have faults (like all cheap machines)

The Power Press is good for home craft use, and for getting started in t shirt business. It’s affordable, it has all of the basic features and functions that you need, and it gets the job done! and then it is not ideal for a busy business operation where it would be in use all day, every day.

2. FancierStudio T Shirt Press

If you are looking for the best t-shirt printer machine for t-shirts production, this is your perfect match! This machine has been specially designed to make it easy for you to transfer those eye-grabbing, unique designs on your t-shirt.

Being a commercial-grade model, you can use it to work on large t-shirt printing projects for your customers. And you can be sure to get repeat clients due to the excellent quality output by the machine.

PROS

  • Commercial-grade heat press
  • Heavy duty machine; built to last
  • Swing-away design
  • Adjustable pressure setting
  • Digital timer and temperature control
  • Temperature range of up to 750F
  • Highly versatile machine that allows you to transfer to a wide variety of items

CONS

  • Not made to last forever

3. Cricut Heat Press

Cricut is a highly respected brand, known for creating high-quality products that function well and last. They have good customer support, and a lot of online resources.

This machine is best for crafters, making t shirts at home, beginners, and teen crafts. It’s not so good for making items to sell, or for pressing a lot of shirts at once. It does reach 400°F, so is suitable as a sublimation heat press. Cricut Easypress 2 Vs Easypress Mat here.

PROS

  • It’s a cheap and easy to learn how to use heat press
  • 4 different sizes (mini, 6×7, 9×9, & 12×10)
  • Firmware updates through USB
  • Quick set up and heat up time
  • Great online support, resources, & community

CONS

  • You must manually apply pressure
  • Largest size is 12 x 10 inches

4. The MPress T Shirt Heat Press

The MPress 15″ x 15″ Heat Press Transfer Machine is a durable machine that makes it easy for you to start your new t-shirt business RIGHT AWAY!

This entry-level machine will allow you to transfer your own printed images with heat transfer paper as well as your vinyl heat transfers and your rhinestone transfers! With the MPress Heat Press, you can customize your own t-shirts, sweatshirts, mousepads, ceramic tiles, coasters, and so much more!

To start off a successful t-shirt business, a heat transfer press is a vital piece of equipment. A t-shirt press machine being an integral component makes it important to select the best t-shirt heat press in the market.

PROS

  • Strong heavy duty machine
  • Range of sizes to choose from
  • Non stick platen with cast in heating element
  • Digital time & temperature settings
  • Good for all the usual heat transfer applications

CONS

  • Not the smoothest action

5.  F2C Multifunction Heat Press

The Promo Heat 15 in. X 15 in. Sublimation Heat Transfer Press Machine is a highly flexible and extremely easy-to-use machine! It enables you to create your own mouse pads, customer t-shirts, license plates, tote bags, and so much more.

The fact that this machine is shipped fully assembled and ready to use is a huge plus for you.

One thing that makes this machine stand from the rest is the Teflon coating it comes with. As you know, this is a non-stick surface that plays a crucial role in preventing scorching of your transfers. So you won’t have to invest in a separate Teflon/silicone sheet.

PROS

  • Large heating element- 15” x 15” for versatile operation
  • Extensive temperature range of up to 750F
  • Digital LCD timer and temperature control
  • Easy to access, top mounted control
  • Clamshell style machine
  • Teflon coating included

CONS

  • Cheap versions are error prone
  • Not as good results as with dedicated machines
  • Can be fiddly to use

6. TUSY T Shirt Press

Tusy heat press is great for long term projects because of its durability people like it the most. This is also known as 8 in 1 heat press machine. This heat press is excellent for garments, mouse mats, sweatshirts, banners, comic books, blankets and much more. Also, this machine comes with an LCD control panel so you can adjust the time and pressure according to your requirement. Temperature ranges from 0 to 482 Fahrenheit timer can be set from 0 to 999 seconds which is enough for any fabric and item. A pressure adjustment knob to let you adjust the pressure desired by the thickness of the material. This machine will automatically shut-down in case of overheat which means you are entirely on the safe side.

PROS

  • Platen press size of 15×15’’ which is sufficient for any size of image transfer on a t-shirt.
  • LCD control advantage because you can adjust the temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit in case you don’t know the conversion.
  • With an alarm, it is easy to learn about the completion of heat transfer so you can work faster.
  • You can heat transfer vinyl or paper with images to transfer pictures to t-shirts or other garments. It can also transfer colorful images on to textiles like cotton, flax, fiber, etc.

CONS

The one thing that people find a little concerned about is the clamshell style because there is a slight probability of accidentally touching the heated platen.

7. Transfer Crafts T-Shirt Heat Press

The Transfer Crafts 15×15 inch heat press is designed for personal and light commercial use. It offers a 15″ x 15″ printing surface that safely and efficiently transfers graphics to t-shirts, garments, bags, mouse pads, jigsaw puzzles, ceramic tiles, plates and other flat surfaced items. Easy to use;

It arrives fully assembled and ready to go out of the box! The machine is equipped with a digital LED temperature and time display/controller. Temp: room temp to 500F, Time: 0-999s. When the timer reaches 0 the machine emits a loud alarm that will prevent overheating your project.

The top-mounted pressure knob allows easy access adjustment of the application pressure according to the thickness of the material you are working on. The heating element is Teflon coated; the non-stick surface will preventing scorching of transfers, and does not require a separate silicone/Teflon sheet.

PROS

  • Good for small transfers
  • Easy to store: 27″ x 18″ x 14″
  • Press labels & tags
  • Light weight: 50lbs

CONS

  • Can’t do larger transfers

8. Black Series Heat Press Machine

The HPN Cap Hat Heat Press Machine has become the heat press of choice for those in the profitable cap printing market. This cap press was designed around the customers’ needs – based on extensive market research and a collection of individual customer’s feedback.

The heat press features an exclusive cap hold device that keeps your cap in place during application and transfers. You no longer need an extra pair of hands to keep the cap and transfer from misaligning! Our customers love it and so will you!

Excels in all heat press applications including: heat transfer images, heat transfer vinyl, rhinestones, sublimation, screen printed transfers, Direct to Garment prints and much more.

Features:

  • Full pressure adjustable low to high pressure clamp
  • Digital time and temperature gauge
  • Temperature gauge readable in both Fahrenheit and Celsius degree measure
  • Micro processor precision heat and temperature gauge with large read out
  • Silicon wrapped swing away bar for easy “out of the way” application
  • Full range heating coils for quick heat up
  • Adjustable timer alarm indicates completion of heat press cycle
  • Automatic alarm and time starts when heat press is engaged
  • Energy efficient electrical system
  • Precision heat adjustment of single degree upward or downward movement
  • Automatic alarm and time start when heat press is engaged

PROS

  • Higher quality machines
  • Range of sizes to choose from
  • Quality control procedures
  • Access to heat press support

CONS

  • Lacks some top quality features

9. Signature Series Heat Press

Introducing the HPN Signature Series! The quality and reliability of the HPN brand heat presses has been taken to a whole new level with the Signature Series.

The HPN Signature Series is packed with a surplus of features that surely defines why we have coined this our Signature line of heatpress machines. With the inclusion of the unique bottom slide out drawer, an enhanced time/temperature gauge, and the aiding gas shock opening mechanism, our Signature Series line of heat presses has almost certainly become a staple in the industry and a favorite among the heat transfer community.

Designed to be user-friendly, high caliber and competitively priced, the HPN Signature Series line of heat press machines are sure to become a favorite of business owners and heat transfer enthusiasts everywhere.

Features:

  • A range of auto open options (magnetic release)
  • Some with draw style opening
  • Upgraded time & temperature gauges
  • Gas shock opening for smooth action

PROS

  • High quality components
  • Durable long lasting heat press
  • Stylish look & feel
  • Upgraded & with special features

CONS

  • Much more costly
  • Not as good as US made

10. Heat Press Bundle

For many who are going into t shirt business, a heat press bundle or business package may be the best option. You can pick up a printer, cutting machine, heat press accessories, and heat press, and pay less than if you’d bought them separately.

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Cricut Fonts – Make A Monogram In Cricut Design Space

Want to truly customize all your Cricut crafts and projects? Everything you need to know about Cricut fonts, including the best Cricut fonts in Design Space by category: script fonts, bold fonts, fonts to use for monograms, etc!

Make sure to learn how to upload fonts to Cricut Design Space! It’s easy and gives you a ton of flexibility when creating your Cricut designs.

I have been making projects with my Cricut and using Cricut Design Space for a couple years now. Cricut fonts like a cat lady loves cats.

I tend to be fairly minimalistic, but the font folder on my computer suggests otherwise.

Lucky for all of us Cricut has added a lot of new ones ! I combed through all of them to share with YOU my very favorite fonts in Cricut Design Space, and organized them into categories; script fonts, bold fonts, font pairings, and some of the best fonts for monograms!

What are Cricut Font?

Cricut fonts are fonts that are built into the CDS software. They are designed specifically for Cricut machines. Therefore, when you use one of Cricut’s fonts, you will get a clean and beautiful cut every time.

You can add your monogram to just about anything! I’ve seen it on luggage, tumblers and water bottles, sweatshirts, keychains and more. I made these monogram keychains for guests at a baby sprinkle earlier this month. You can see how I did it here.

Ideally, you will read this tutorial from the beginning, because as we go, we will be implementing the concepts mentioned in the previews steps.

Are you ready?

Let’s Daydream Into Reality!

How To Design You Monogram In Cricut Design Space?

Let’s jump into how to make your own monogram for free!

Step 1 – Download the MONOGRAMOS font from here (it’s free).

Step 2 – Install font on your computer. NOTE make sure you do not have Design Space open when you install your font or it won’t show up in Design Space.

To install your font after you’ve downloaded it, open up the font zip folder, therefore click the OpenType Font File and click INSTALL in the top left corner.

Cricut Design Space Fonts

Step 3 – Open Cricut Design Space, add text and add the first letter of your monogram. “MAKE NOTE OF THE FONT SIZE OF YOUR DESIGN”

Step 4 – Add a square and resize around the second two letters in the monogram, select all and slice the second to letters out of the design, and last remove all excess letters and pieces so only the first letter is left.

Step 5 – Add text and add the second letter of your monogram. Make sure it is the SAME TEXT SIZE as the first monogram letter. Add a square and resize around the first letter of the design, select all and slice the first letter out of the design, at last, remove square and two sliced first letters.

Step 6 – In the same way, we add the last letter “Y”, therefore remove all excess letters and pieces so only the last letter is left, line up all letters of monogram and align center vertically, at last select all and attach.

Step 7 – You can now change the size of your monogram to fit whatever you are putting it on.

Cricut Design Space

So cute, right? I love being able to make 100% customized gifts for my friends!

I hope this post has helped show you just how amazing it is that you can use your own fonts within Cricut Design Space. However, it allows us to create amazing designs, above and beyond what Cricut Design Space offers on its own.

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Learn more on Cricut Design Space and making the most of your Cricut

Are you new to Cricut and wondering how to start in Design Space? When I first got a Cricut and started using CDS (Cricut Design Space), I was overwhelmed, to say the least. I had never really used a design program before.

When it comes to getting started with a Cricut machine and the Design Space software it can be daunting trying to figure out what all the functions and terms.

Even though you are anxious to use all those wonderful craft materials, before jumping into tutorials it can be helpful to familiarize yourself with all the terminology that Cricut uses.

The purpose of this article is to teach you and show you an overview of every Icon, and Panel of the Cricut Design Space Canvas Area. The canvas is the Design Space graphic work space where you will design and arrange your vectors or prints and access all the tools.

Lower Right Corner of CDS:

  • Slice – Cut images out of others or slice objects. Use to make split letter monograms.
  • Attach – Attach text or images so they cut out exactly as you have them on your canvas
  • Weld – Weld cursive text so it is one continuous line and no tails are cut. Weld objects to turn into one object.
  • Contour – Delete inside or outside of images or unwanted lines.
  • Flatten – Flatten your image together to print it

Upper Right Corner of CDS:

  • Layers Panel – See all the different layers of your images. Click the eye to hide or unhide certain layers.
  • Color Sync – See how many colors you have on your canvas. Change items to the same color by dragging and dropping in this panel.

Now, Cricut Design Space is my favorite design software! It is so user-friendly and can do so much. let’s get started!

How to Use Cricut Design Space

If you need help setting up an account in CDS, hop on over to my getting started with Cricut Design Space tutorial.

Canvas – The canvas refers to the screen that you are designing on. To start a new project on the Cricut Design Space landing page, simply click on one of the two “new project” buttons.

Cricut Design Space
Cricut Design Space

This will open up your canvas. Now let the magic of creating begin!

There is also a Zoom in and out buttons to see the tiny details or the big picture on the bottom left corner.

On the left side, you will find the main buttons.

  • New – start a new project
  • Templates – One of my favorite parts of the canvas is using the templates so you can see how your project will work on different items. You can easily change the color and the size of the templates to get a better idea.
  • Projects – opens up all the different projects in CDS
  • Images – where you’ll find all the images you can buy off Cricut Access and also the ones you’ve uploaded
  • Text – What I use the most! Type in text and find the font you want to use in the drop-down menu. Watch my all things font Cricut Design Space video tutorial to learn more.
  • Shapes – All the basic shapes and scoreline. You can make a ton of different designs just by adding shapes together.
  • Upload – Upload a svg, jpeg, or png that you have saved on your computer. See #8

Do you want to learn more about cricut? Cricut Fonts?

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Cricut Easypress 2 and LinkedGo Easypress Mat

I know a lot of people want to know if EasyPress 2 is right for you! This report will guide you through all the knowledge you need to make the right decision.

EasyPress 2 comes in three sizes that offer flawless results to make almost any iron-on project in 60 seconds or less. EasyPress 2 gives you projects you’ll be proud of every time.

What is a Cricut EasyPress?

If you are just getting started with the Cricut you might not even know what an EasyPress is.

Not Fun, Right?

The Cricut Easypress 2 machine is designed to offer professional iron-on results in a minute or less. This machine combines the speed of a conventional heat press and the convenience of a typical iron box to deliver fast and foolproof results that will last long even after repeated washes. Its evenly heated plate and easy to use controls put it head and shoulders above most iron-on boxes on the market. It rocks variable temperature control settings up to 400°F (205°C) making it ideal for both large and layered projects.

On top of that, the Easypress 2 comes equipped with a handful of safety features such as auto-shutoff and an insulated resting base.

Cricut Easypress 2 vs. Easypress

As shown in the figure below, this form gives us a lot of information, and here we will explain more information about Easypress 2 functions

Size: The original Easy Press comes in one size: 9″×9″. The EasyPress 2 comes in three different sizes: 6″×7″, 9″×9″, and 12″×10″.

Heat Up Time: The EasyPress 2 rises to temperature up to 25% faster than the original. The mini size heats up in just over one minute, and the medium size takes just two minutes.

Max temperature: The EasyPress 2 has a max temp of 400 degrees, compared to the original’s max temp of 350.

LinkedGo Easypress Mat
Easypress mats

LinkedGo Easypress Mat

With bigger (and smaller!) machines, comes a need for bigger (and smaller) mats. The LinkedGo Easypress Mats are available in three sizes, perfectly fitted to your machine.

Cricut EasyPress 2 Anatomy 

Cricut EasyPress 2 supports a broader range of materials and sizes of iron-on projects with higher temperature settings, faster heat-up times and a thicker heat plate design for more uniform heating for long-lasting results.

6 x 7 Inches: this is the the perfect size for petite or small projects. It’s perfect for traveling and ideal for baby clothing, bibs, cosmetics bags, and other small surfaces.

Cricut EasyPress 2

9 x 9 Inches: This size is perfect for medium projects. T-shirts, Wood and Metal surfaces, etc.

12 x 10 Inches: This is the Jumbo size and is deal for those large big projects such as large T-Shirts, Hoodies, and large projects.

How the Cricut Easypress works

To power up the device, all you have to do is press the power button to the left of the display. With the device on, you need to find a firm, flat and heat-resistance surface. With the pressing surface in place, set the timer and temperature to match your project needs.

To adjust the timer button, use the +/- buttons to specify the desired heating time for your iron-on project. Upon pressing the temperature button, the machine will begin to heat up; use the +/- buttons to either increase or decrease temperature. Note that the Cricut device displays an orange color when adjusting the temperature and will turn green once the desired setting is achieved.

It usually takes roughly two minutes and five seconds for the device to heat up from 0 to 400°F. The device will automatically beep to signal it is ready for use. Place your shirt or other base material on top of a silicone foam mat and pre-heat it for 3 to 5 seconds to eliminate wrinkles. Place your vinyl design on the base material. Remove the Easypress 2 from its base and it directly on the vinyl decal.

Then press the green Cricut button to initiate the timer. Hold the machine in place and apply gentle pressure while pressing until the device beeps. Remember to keep the machine still during the entire process. With the pressing complete, return the press back to its stand then wait for the liner to cool down before removing it from the heat transfer vinyl.

What is a LinkedGo EasyPress Mat?

LinkedGo EasyPress Mat comes in one size: 12″×12″, it is suitable for three different sizes of Cricut easypress 2. We will also launch two sizes of 8″×10″ and 16″×20″ in the future.

LinkedGo Easypress Mat

Some people will buy the 3 of them, and I just can’t imaging needing the three of them right now. The size you get should be the one you think you will be using more.

  • LinkedGo Easypress mat is designed to work with cricut easypress 2, cricut easypress and all iron for flawless iron-on transfers.
  • LinkedGo Easypress mat both sides reusable and heat resistant, and made of heat fire insulation foam material, surface with highly insulated ironing cloth provides smooth and even surface, innovative construction eliminates moisture and directs heat to your iron-on design, while protecting your countertop and furniture from excessive heat.
  • Easypress mat is ideal for heat press transfers, pressing, ironing, sewing projects like T-shirts, sweatshirts, banners, blankets, and more. lightweight and portable, the easypress mat for heat press can turn any flat surface into a place to iron, great choice for classes or travel
  • Simply glide the easypress mat into or under your T-shirts where you are going to be heat pressing. That indentation that comes with using a easypress mat can be eliminated by using the heat press mat.

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Free SVG Files For Silhouette & Cricut Vinyl

Are you like me, always on the hunt for free SVG files for Cricut, or free DXF files for Silhouette: you’ve come to the right place!

I’ve put together an awesome collection of my favorite SVGs, designers, & crafters. Many of these websites have hundreds, or even thousands, of free designs available for download in multiple formats. Enjoy!

Free SVG – Free Cricut/Silhouette/ Brother ScanNCut Downloads

I’ll start with my absolute favorite designers, collections, and images: all free. You can use these free SVG cut files for Cricut, Silhouette or Brother cutting machines – most are available in multiple formats to suit each cutter:

  • SVG files for Cricut (more info)
  • DXF files for Silhouette (more info)
  • SVG & DXF files for Brother ScanNCut (more info)

With all of these creators make sure to support them by either sharing their site or purchasing a design if you like their work. This lets them continue to make wonderful designs to share with all of us.

Design Bundles’ Free Files

Bundles free SVG

Their freebie offers don’t last forever, so get them while they’re free and keep checking back for newly released free SVGs! Design Bundles’ sister site is Font Bundles, who also have a huge range of free design fonts.

In Free Design Resources section you can find an excellent range of Free Designs to download instantly. These design elements are 100% free – no strings attached. You can find items such as free SVG’s, free graphic packs, free illustrations, free icons, free templates, free backgrounds, textures and more.

Creative Fabrica Free SVG

Creative Fabrica Free SVG

There are a ton of awesome free SVG files for crafts from Creative Fabrica. Use these free SVGs for vinyl, iron-on, or cardstock. These are super stylish designs that will have your t-shirts, baby onesies, and cards popping.

All these files are available in multiple formats and work with Silhouette Design Studio and Cricut Design Space. With these free SVG Cut files you won’t need an SVG editor and as they come in multiple formats, you will never have to convert a png to svg anymore.

Some of these free craft files are available for a limited time only, so make sure to check back often and don’t wait with downloading your free SVG files.

Dreaming Tree

Dreaming Tree Free SVG

Dreaming Tree have the best range of 3D SVGs for Cricut and Silhouette, this is a wonderful place to start. Remember, we include assembly videos for all of our free SVG files, you’ll find them on the product page just below the main product image.

Create stunning cards, boxes, floral arrangement, and more with these incredible design resources. Please take a moment and share our freebies with your friends!

Craft Bundles Free SVG Files

Craftbundles.com is a great source for free Cricut designs. There are a lot of really pretty designs for free, see their freebies here, available in several different format options (SVG, PNG, EPS, DXF Format). as well as huge craft bundles you can purchase.

The Hungry Jpeg SVG

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Who doesn’t love a great freebie?! The Hungry Jpeg is a hugely popular website for free SVG files and fonts. Take a look at all of their freebies here. Download these awesome, free graphic design resources today. Your bank balance will appreciate it, we promise we won’t judge you for downloading them all!

Caluya Design Free SVGs

Caluya Design has a gigantic array of free SVG, PNG, EPS & DXF files. It’s one of the very best free SVG websites for quality, useful, and best looking designs.

These freebies are actually the sort of free SVG you would use. We aren’t being given the off-cuts for free, we’re being given some of the best looking designs out there!

Simply Crafty SVGs

Simply Crafty SVGs

A recent addition that I just learned about! Simply Crafty SVGs have a unique range of 3D cut files for Cricut, Silhouette, Sizzix, and more.

They have a great range of freebies on offer as well! Try one of the many seasonal 3D SVGs today. Sure, it has spooky coffins. What absolutely separates her work are the video tutorials. Every single free design I’ve looked up has a 10+ minute tutorial.

Printable Cuttable Creatables

This website is a fantastic resource for those who want to create amazing crafts on a budget, without compromising on design quality. All original, all drawn from scratch, all crafted with love by Kristin. She has 167+ files posted, and a new design is added each week.

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The Best Free SVG Cut Files

You’ve probably got free SVG fatigue by now, right? Between all these sites, we’ve got access to 10,000+ free SVG files, so we’re not going to run out anytime soon!

Gift Tags you’ll find in this post

Here are some screenshots of al the gift tags you’ll find in this article.

If you have a Cricut machine don’t download the PDF. I’ve included a PNG file for each Christmas set for you to upload as a Print then Cut image.

If you came here to buy our product on Amazon, we hope you can leave a review on Amazon.com, for which we will be grateful, and in the future we will continue to update blog posts and add better free SVG files.

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What gift does your teacher want most ?

Teacher gifts! when teacher week is around…I like to shower those teachers with some amazing teacher appreciation gifts. I’ve said it once…and I will probably say it about 200 more times. It takes a special person to be a teacher.

and when I went in on Holidays to pick up my daughter… I saw about 15 bath and body works soaps and lotions on the teachers’s desk! And I thought…surely they has to got to be a better gift! So I asked all the teachers I know (and some I didn’t know…thanks facebook!) and I’ve got the top 4 gifts that teachers ACTUALLY want!

Here is what they said they get a lot of:

Soaps, lotions, chapsticks, hot cocoa mugs, and socks (not that these are necessarily bad things…but all things in moderation!!!

Personalized teacher gifts

“We spend lots of time getting to know the kids in our class…so it’s fun when they get to know us as well” the teacher said the sweetest thing.

These getting to know you surveys are awesome! Give one to your teacher and you have gifts that will last you all year long!!!

Teacher Questionnaire

Teacher Surveys

Sometimes, I struggle with teacher gifts. I want to make something all adorable and cute…but then, I’m all, “wouldn’t they rather just have a Target gift card to get what they want?”. To solve this several year dilemma, this year I plan to ask them to fill in this simple survey to give me an idea of all of their favorite things

Teacher Surveys
Teacher Surveys
Favorite Things

After you have a fun survey you can buy them gift cards to place they love…buy them some treats …surprise them with their favorite drinks… such fun teacher gifts ideas! So thoughful!

This pop printable goes great with any kind!

and luckily you can get on pinterest and probably find printables that go with any thing and every thing!

One teacher said that a mom found out that she was saving for a bosch mixer….so she got all the parents together and they all chipped in to get her one! How sweet and thoughtful is that teacher gift!!

Get to know your teachers~! I drill my son and I know his teacher loves coke (cause she always has it on her desk)

Cricut mats

Cricut Mats Guide – Which Cricut Mat Should I Use?


I felt so confused when I first got my Cricut.

I feel overwhelmed with all of the differences between Cricut Mats, what materials you should use with each one of them, and how to clean and care for them, you are in the right place.

The purpose of this article is to help you avoid the same doubts I had about the Cricut Mats and provide you with the right knowledge about them. If you read this article, you will be a PRO!

cricut mats on cricut air explore

Today we are going to tackle one of the most frequently asked Cricut questions, let’s learn what a Cricut Mat is and which ones are available.

Cricut makes 4 different mats to use with their Explore Air machines: Cricut® LightGrip Cutting Mat, Cricut® StandardGrip Cutting Mat, Cricut® StrongGrip Cutting Mat, and the Cricut® FabricGrip Cutting Mat.

Each of these mats is used to cut many different types of materials (from lightweight materials like printer paper and washi tape sheets to heavyweight materials like faux leather and corrugated cardboard). If you don’t use the correct mat for your project, you risk running your materials and then have a tough time removing them from the mat.

What do you need Cricut Mats?

Many people wonder if mats are needed for all our DIY projects.

Well, the answer is yes, you will always need to use a mat for each project. This is because every material you cut needs to be stable and solid on the surface; otherwise it will move, which is the source of the disaster.

Before I got the Cricut Mat, I have never understood why there are different colors of mats, if you don’t know what Mat does like me, this is a interesting thing for you to know.

4 different cricut mats
  • StrongGrip Mat (Purple): Provide a strong adhesive surface perfect for securing heavyweight materials. such as thick cardstock, specialty cardstock, magnet material, chipboard etc
  • LightGrip Mat (Blue): It is specially formulated for lightweight materials, such as office paper, pearl paper, printer paper, vellum, vinyl, washi sheets etc.
  • StandardGrip Mat (Green): Perfect for a wide range of medium-weight materials, such as cardstock, printable iron-on, pearl paper, vellum, printer paper, window cling, printable fabric etc.
  • Fabric Mat (Pink): Made from higher-quality, higher-density PVC to withstand the increased pressure of the Rotary Blade

You have the option of either purchasing the 12 x 12″ Cricut Mat or the larger 12×24″ Cricut Mat. Both of these sized mats work in all the Air Explore Machines as well as the Cricut Maker machine. So sizing is truly dependent on the size of the projects that you will be working on.

Here is a quick explanation of the mats, their grip and the material you should be using with them:

StrongGrip Mat (Purple)

The StrongGrip mat is brilliant for heavyweight materials. 

You need the strong sticky grip in order to keep the thicker material as the machines have to apply more pressure to cut through these materials.

  • Glitter cardstock
  • Specialty cardstock
  • Magnet material
  • Chipboard
  • Poster board

LightGrip Mat (Blue)

The blue LightGrip Cutting Mat has just enough sticky grip to hold material firmly in place during cutting, yet it allows for easy removal of the lighter weight material when you are finished cutting.

  • office paper
  • cardstock
  • light cardstock
  • construction paper
  • printable iron-on

StandardGrip Mat (Green)

StandardGrip Cutting mat is perfect for cutting medium-weight materials, and it also has the perfect amount of grip that makes for easy removal of your material.

  • Vinyl
  • Pearl Paper
  • Vellum
  • Printer Paper

Fabric Mat (Pink)

The pink FabricGrip mat has specially been created to allow those with a Cricut Maker to cut through even the thinnest of materials without the need for fabric stabilizer, just on its own with the Rotary blade and the Cricut Maker.

  • Bonded fabric
  • Any type of fabric with the rotary blade

Where can I buy Cricut Mats?

I am pretty sure that every craft store has them on hand. Plus I am quite busy and going to the store is not an option for me. However, I always buy these products online so I can compare prices.

When I first got my Cricut, I got this pack on amazon because It has all four mats.

It’s always a good idea to check out the Official Cricut website. They have everything and sometimes outstanding deals.

How to care for and clean my Cricut mat?

Taking good care of your mat is very important to ensure that your cuts are always nice and smooth.

We have published such an article in the previous post. Check out the method here.

Special gift to you

This is two new products launched by our LinkedGoVinyl, it suitable for Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore One/Air/Air 2/Maker

It has been sold on Amazon.com, and we have received a lot of good reviews from customers.

  • LinkedGo cameo cutting mat 12×12 inch work perfectly in Silhouette Cameo 4/3/2/1 and Cricut Explore One/Air/Air 2/Maker
  • LinkedGo cutting mat square gridded area size: 12 x 12 Inch, minimum accuracy: 0.25 x 0.25 Inch contain exact grid lines, which will greatly help the cutting process.
  • 12×12 inch cutting mat is a multi-purpose mat that is perfect for a wide range of huge size materials.
  • LinkedGo cutting mats are 3 PCS in pack. Our replacement cutting mats are made of PET which is durable and environmental-friendly.
  • Keep the clear film cover on the cutting mat when storing to keep cutting mat stickiness free from scraps and dust.

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Cricut Explore Air 2 vs Silhouette Cameo 3 Should I Buy

When you buy the first cutting machine (exciting!), do you want to know which one of the silhouette and Cricut is right for you? You can find the right place here.

I’ll break down everything about the Cricut Explore Air 2 , including how it differs from the Silhouette Cameo 3 model.

What is it exactly that makes this craft cutting a crowd favorite?

Let’s explore.

Cricut Explore Air 2
Cricut Explore Air 2

About the Cricut Explore Air 2

The Cricut Explore Air 2 was released in late 2016, it is a great machine for most people. It’s a good value and 2x fast mode to cut at twice the speed of the previous model. I think it’s the best-designed cutter on the market: it looks stunning and is a pleasure to use.

If you want to go straight to the best deals and bundles, give that a click to head down to the bottom of this review where I’ve collected those for you.

Key features of the Cricut Explore Air 2

The Cricut Explore Air 2 comes with the standard Fine-Point Blade, and it’s compatible with the Deep Point Blade and the Bonded Fabric Blade (sold separately). With these tools, you can cut over a hundred different types of material including:

  • vinyl
  • paper
  • foam sheets
  • chipboard
  • bonded fabrics
  • paper and vinyl, foam sheets and chipboard, to bonded fabric.

Here are three important features of the Cricut Explore Air 2:

2x fast mode. It has one major upgrade, which lets you cut thin materials like vinyl, paper, and cardstock at twice the speed. This is really helpful for people who make multiple copies of their projects (like teachers) or people who make things to sell who will appreciate the amount of time they save.

Built-in bluetooth capabilities. You can cut wirelessly and a double tool holder so you can cut and write all in a single pass. And like the Explore Air, the second clamp is compatible with accessories like the Scoring Stylus, Cricut Pens, etc. so there’s no need to purchase an additional adapter.

Cricut Explore Air 2
Smart Set Dial

Smart Set Dial. You can easily choose the material you’ll be cutting, and the Cricut will automatically select the appropriate cutting depth and speed. This takes a lot of the frustration and guesswork out of picking the cut settings and will end up saving you significant time and material.

Conclusion

It’s a gorgeous machine with useful features to make your cutting projects a success. Personally I don’t actually use Fast Mode all that often, but it can definitely save you time if you do a lot of cardstock, vinyl, and iron-on projects!

About the Silhouette Cameo 3

Cricut Explore Air 2

The Silhouette CAMEO® 3 was released in August 2016. The Cameo 3 represents the newest model from Silhouette’s best-selling Cameo line. At first review, it sits on the desk like a gorgeous, sleek printer. But instead of printing ink onto a page, the Cameo 3 can cut and draw on over 100 different types of material.

I’ll run through the newest features of this machine and the important pros and cons, and then I break down all of the Silhouette Cameo 3’s features in an easy-to-read format, so you can determine if it is the right cutting machine for you.

New machine design

If you’ve used the Cameo 2 before, you’ll notice that the biggest change with the Cameo 3 is that it’s, well, bigger! The Cameo 3 is longer, wider, and weighs more than the Cameo 2. it keep a clean and streamlined design, and it has an incredibly sleek look that looks fabulous sitting in your crafting area.

I think overall the Cameo 3 is definitely a more attractive model than the previous Cameo.

Features of Your Silhouette Cameo 3

(A) Storage

The Cameo 3 has multiple storage compartments. With your lid open, there are places to keep extra blades on the left. On the top rack, you can keep blades, tools, or pens, and the pull-out drawer at the bottom opens for more storage.

Cricut Explore Air 2
Improved storage

There is also a long, narrow tray above the dual carriage that is great for holding up to 12 sketch pens. (Really they all fit!)

(B) LCD Touchscreen

Cricut Explore Air 2
Touchscreen

With the touch screen, you can load your media and access your machine settings. The Cameo 3 is our first machine to feature sounds to help you navigate through the screens. The touchscreen now features a series of easily-accessible tutorials that help with those who are new to the Silhouette family, or to cutting machines in general.

(C) Adjustable Rollers

Silhouette Cameo 3
Adjustable Rollers

The Cameo 3 is the first Silhouette featuring new adjustable rollers. The spring rollers have been designed for a strong yet gentle way to hold project materials in place, it much easier adjustment mechanism, just twist and slide.

Now that I’ve gone over how the new Cameo looks and feels, let’s move on to how she cuts!

(D) Cameo 3 Cutting

If you are using a long piece of media, the crosscutter can be very helpful. It is basically a paper-cutter on the back of your machine. The crosscutter lets you separate your finished cut job from the remaining media in one quick stroke. With the crosscutter track attached directly to the back, you will get a perfectly straight edge every time. Then, when you use the remaining media for a different project, your Cameo will load the nice, even edge very easily. If you use rolls of vinyl, the crosscutter will be very helpful.

Cricut Explore Air 2

The Cameo is able to cut long materials because you don’t have to stick your material to a cutting mat to run it through the machine. This Silhouette can do matless cutting on lined media (like regular adhesive backed vinyl).

(E) Built-in Bluetooth

The Cameo 3 is the first Silhouette machine with Bluetooth capabilities, all other Cameo editions, Bluetooth® is enabled, but you will need to install a Bluetooth® adapter.

Cricut Explore Air 2

Bluetooth lets you connect wirelessly to your computer, iPad, iPhone, or Android device. With 100 foot range, you can set up your Silhouette anywhere you want, without being tethered to your computer. Use Bluetooth® to get some of those pesky cords out of the way!

(F) Dual Carriage

Cameo 3 features a dual carriage. Are you like us and are a little bit EXCITED about the project possibilities? The tools are marked with little red circle on the left and a blue circle on the right. Insert your tools (such as an AutoBlade and a sketch pen) into the corresponding tool holders assigned in your Send panel. Watch two different tools work in one cut job!

Silhouette Cameo 3
Dual Carriage

The tools compatible with the its dual carriage are:

  • AutoBlade. Automatically adjusts cut settings.
  • Standard Blade. AKA the ratchet blade.
  • Fabric Blade. Same as the standard blade, but in a different color to distinguish it for fabric-use only.
  • Premium Blade. Lasts 3x as long as the standard blade.
  • Deep-Cut Blade. Cuts materials up to 2mm thick.
  • Sketch Pens. 24 colors now come with now with 2x the ink.
  • Pen holder. Can hold 3 different sizes of pens and markers.

Conclusion

The Silhouette Cameo 3 is a solid machine, a great value, and the best Silhouette machine you can get today.
Unfortunately, Silhouette still has not improved on the mediocre cutting power of the Cameo series, so it can’t easily handle dense or tough materials.
If you want to cut long materials, the Silhouette Cameo 3 is a great choice.

Specifications

  • Silhouette Cameo 3 machine.
  • 12″ cutting mat. This is how material is usually loaded into the Silhouette. Its price is very expensive, about one dollar is about 10 dollars, we recommend customers to use LinkedGo Cutting Mat, the same low price
  • AutoBlade. Automatically adjusts to the cut settings you choose in Silhouette Studio.
  • Crosscutter. A very useful tool for cutting rolls of vinyl.
  • Power and USB cables.
  • 1-year limited manufacturer’s warranty.
Silhouette Cameo 3
Iron on vinyl

WHAT IS IRON ON VINYL/HEAT TRANSFER VINYL ?

Iron on vinyl sometimes called heat-transfer vinyl or HTV. 

Iron on vinyl is a special type of vinyl material with a heat-sensitive adhesive, it is a product that is applied to t-shirts and other substrates by heat. You will have had many t-shirts and other garments with HTV on it! Therefore, the heat transfer can be done using a heat press machine, a home iron, or the recently released Cricut EasyPress.

IRON ON VINYL

It comes in sheets or rolls, and has two parts to it. There is the vinyl and the carrier sheet. They are both joined together and come apart during the heat transfer.

There are different types of iron on vinyl, including:

  • flocked HTV
  • foil HTV
  • patterned HTV (my favorite!)

In conclusion, perhaps the most well known brand of heat transfer vinyl is Siser EasyWeed. I have to confess that this is my favorite brand, just because it is so easy to use, and it looks and feels great.

What Can You Press Iron On Vinyl Onto?

HTV vinyl is most commonly used for t shirts and other clothing. I use it all the time on baby onesies. However, you can press it onto a ton of other surfaces – some of the following I haven’t even tried myself yet!

Iron on vinyl

You can press HTV onto:

  • T-shirts
  • Sweatpants
  • Baby onesies
  • Sweatshirts
  • Hats and caps
  • Shoes
  • Wooden farmhouse signs
  • Swimsuits
  • Placemats
  • Teatowels
  • Baby and children’s clothes
  • Canvas tote bags
  • Stretched canvas (a reverse canvas project, for example)
  • Drink coolies
  • And much more!

How To Use IRON ON VINYL

Here’s what you need in order to make your own T-shirts:

  • Cricut machine (I used the Cricut explore air 2 for this tutorial but any Cricut machine will work!)
  • StandardGrip mat
  • weeding tool
  • Cricut EasyPress 2 (or a household iron)
  • EasyPress mat (or a super fluffy towel, folded up)
Cricut Explore Air 2

Design your project in Cricut Design Space. For instance, Place the iron-on vinyl onto a StandardGrip cutting mat LINER side down. Load the mat into the Cricut machine. Send your image to the machine from Cricut Design Space. Make sure to MIRROR the design. Set the cutting dial on the machine to “Iron-on” For more information on adhering the iron-on vinyl, see my post on “ How to Cut Heat Transfer Vinyl on a Cricut