This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
Get professional results with Cricut Infusible Ink!
Halloween is around the corner. It’s time to start thinking crafts! My daughter loves to have a treat bag that matches with her costume. My son is almost too-cool for Halloween, so I’ll dial it down a notch on his treat bag and make something creepy that even a tween would love. Wish me luck!
For a full step by step intro to Cricut Infusible Ink, check back to this introductory post.
Here’s what you’ll need to make 2 tote bags along with me!
Lint Roller (prep the bag by removing all traces of lint and dust)
Step One - Design your totes
I’m designing two totes, but the steps are the same. I’ll link both designs at the end of this tutorial.
In Cricut Design Space, I found the cutest fox design that will match my daughters cute and cuddly fox costume.
I’ve resized it so my largest dimension is 8.75”. My EasyPress2 is 9x9” so this size will fit perfectly.
Step two - Cut and weed
Make sure you choose Cricut Infusible Ink transfer sheets as your material and mirror your image. Set the Infusible Ink transfer sheet down on your cut mat liner side down.
To weed your design, bend the Infusible Ink paper gently with your hands. It’s more like a cardstock than vinyl, so weeding with your hands is recommended. And simpler!
Step Three - Prepare your tote bag
First, the tote bag must be prepped. Begin by inserting the EasyPress Mat into the tote bag. Then put a piece of cardstock between the EasyPress Mat and the tote. This will absorb any ink that might bleed through (spoiler: none bled through but it’s a good precautionary step to avoid destroying the mat). Next, use a lint roller to clean the surface of your tote bag. This will ensure a clean transfer.
Step Four - Use the EasyPress
Check the Heat Settings Guide https://cricut.com/heatguide by Cricut for proper temperature and timing on your project. The settings for a polyester tote blank is 385 degrees for 40 seconds.
Preheat your bag to help flatten the surface and remove any moisture. Heat the bag using the EasyPress at temperature for 15 seconds.
Important: Allow the bag to cool before you place the Infusible Ink on top. The ink will begin to transfer if you place it down on an already hot surface.
LINKS TO BOTH OF MY DESIGNS:
Happy Halloween crafting!