Monday, October 18, 2010

Cutting Fabric with Your Cricut & New Video

A couple of weeks ago I was wandering around Big Lots while waiting for Brent to meet me at the ortho dr  for a knee check up and saw this FABULOUS beaded and satin fabric frame that just needed to come home with me.  {Seriously, it JUMPED into my card} So $5 and some tax later I was rolling all sorts of ideas around in my head for it. 

I wanted some cute letters cut out to spell “Fall” but didn’t necessarily want to just cut and glue some paper.  When I was sitting at my desk staring at various sheets of paper I caught a glimpse of my pumpkin scraps out the corner of my office… Hrmmm..

I’ve been wanting to cut fabric with my Cricut Expression for quite some time now.  I asked around and Googled it and decided on a method that works pretty well!  I cut out some fabric letters and adhered them to a piece of linen textured chocolate brown cardstock and placed it behind the glass.

Here’s my finished project:


It’s PERFECT nestled amongst my pumpkins and fall foliage on the hutch/buffet in my living room. 

You might be able to see the texture in this photo.  The Cricut really did cut out the letters a lot more cleanly than I thought they would.  How fun would this be to cut out a cute phrase or image and applique to some baby onesies or a tshirt of your own?

And here’s a silly and short video @ The Inky Smiles Craft Lounge (sorry, it got cut into two pieces while recording on Ustream and I haven’t figured out how to splice it and re-upload it yet) of me showing you how I cut fabric on my Cricut Expression.  Be sure to watch part 2 as well!  Each link opens in a new window.

Fall For Fabric Cut On Your Cricut {Part 1}

Fall For Fabric Cut On Your Cricut {Part 2}

~Inky Smiles


Syme Family News said...

You are so creative!! Wish I could do it with ya. Love, me.

Nancy Ball said...

falalala.......good recovery! So, I must say I was happy to see your video on cutting fabric. I have tried several times to failure!

I learned something important in yours....use fabric soon after you have ironed it!

Question: Rather than stick the fabric to paper, could I now iron the letters down on more fabric?

You've got my e-mail....please let me know, Erin!

Kathi Carlson said...


Jeanne said...

Hi Erin,

Just got done watching your great tutorial! LOVE it! I was wondering if you used the regular blade or the deep cut blade? I'm assuming the regular one, or you would have said so.

So glad you are having a great time with your bug (the good kind)! Keep sharing the great ideas!!!


Barb Turpin said...

Erin that project turned out so awesome! Awesome find on that frame too!

Heather said...

Wow! I have enjoyed the last two hours pouring over your blog and Ustream! I got to you from Tresa Black and thank God I did, you are awesome!

I have two questions...
#1 - which blade was used to cut fabric?
#2 - how do i get to the Stamper Storage site to get them? It says access denied!