Have you ever heard of writers’ block?
I think we all face at one time or another some kind of creative’s block and for us Cricut or silhouette users can be easily gone in 3 steps!
I love browsing for ideas and projects I can easily accomplish so it can get my creative juices flowing, if a project is a bit too hard it may not work as well “deblocking” your creative spirit, so the best is to choose a fairy simple but exiting enough project to make.
STEP 1: visit a website that will get your inspired! IN SPIRIT
My go to is Creative Fabrica and their craft section as you can browse for phenomenal fonts, graphics, illustrations and best part is that you don’t need to have a paid membership to enjoy them. They have a section for freebies and it’s vast!
STEP 2: Go to FREEBIES top right side and choose FREE SVGS
This will show you a great range of project and this is when your creative juices will start to flow!
The very first one caught my eye, because I needed to personalize a mug for a friend, so when she comes over my place she can have tea in her own mug. You can download the same one following the link provided. You will need to download and open the zip file under files if using iPad like me; after that the file as a PNG or SVG will be ready to upload from Cricut Design Space
STEP 3: Open Cricut Design Space and Upload your chosen file!
EXTRA STEP : Add a name to the design. I wanted to make this mug extra special and decided to add her name to the design and so I went to Creative Fabrica’s Free fonts and looked for one alike the one of the design. All these fonts also include commercial use! SWEEEEET!!
After you have downloaded it, go to your files and open the file so it decompress itself. I use Any Font app to download fonts to my iPad system. It’s super simple!
Back to Cricut Design Space and let’s work on our design!
Because I am using DS in iPad I can not use the curve font tool, but I use a circle from shapes and arrange the letters using it. I forgot to get a screenshot of before, but it’s easy to do with patience. Make sure you align the name to the centre of the circle and start arranging left and right to the letter from the centre, in my case it was the second N.
Once my design was ready to go and measured to size I used outdoor vinyl (premium vinyl setting) and cut my design. I decided to take the little bits inside the banner as they are harder to stay for long, as they are really tiny.
Hanna’s mug is ready now and I’ll cure it for a good couple of weeks before hand- washing it.
Head to Creative Fabrica and get your creative’s juices flowing and make something pretty for yourself or someone you love.