I will be showing you how to create a beautiful and unique epoxy heart ornament that is perfect for Valentine’s Day. This project is easy to follow and can be completed in a few simple steps. All you will need is some epoxy resin, color pigments, and a heart-shaped mold. Whether you’re giving it as a gift or keeping it for yourself, this epoxy heart ornament is sure to be a hit. So grab your materials and let’s get started on this fun and creative project!
If you own a Cricut Maker, you know that it is an incredibly versatile machine that can cut a wide range of materials. One of the materials it can cut is vinyl, which is great for creating custom decals, labels, and more. However, when cutting vinyl with the Cricut Maker, it is typically recommended to use a cutting mat to ensure clean, precise cuts. In this blog post, we will explore a method for cutting normal vinyl (i.e., not Smart Vinyl) without a mat, and discuss the basis of Smart Vinyl and how it differs from normal vinyl.
Cutting Normal Vinyl without a Mat: A Tested Method:
While it is generally recommended to use a cutting mat when cutting vinyl with the Cricut Maker, there may be times when you don’t have a mat on hand or you simply want to cut a small piece of vinyl without the hassle of setting up a mat. In these cases, you can try the following method, which has been tested with good results
While this method may not work for all types of vinyl or for all design shapes, it can be a useful option to have in your toolkit when you need to cut a small piece of vinyl without a mat.
The Basis of Smart Vinyl:
Smart Vinyl is a special type of vinyl that is specifically designed to be used with the Cricut Maker and other cutting machines. It is made with a unique adhesive that allows it to be easily removed and repositioned after it has been cut, making it perfect for creating temporary decals, labels, and other applications.
One of the key benefits of Smart Vinyl is that it can be cut without a mat, making it an ideal option for small projects or for cutting intricate designs. It is also very easy to weed, or remove the excess vinyl from your design, which is another advantage for projects that require precise cuts and fine details.
In conclusion, it is possible to cut normal vinyl without a mat on the Cricut Maker, although it is generally recommended to use a mat for optimal results. Smart Vinyl is a specialized type of vinyl that is specifically designed for use with the Cricut Maker and other cutting machines, and has the advantage of being able to be cut without a mat and being easy to weed. Whether you are using normal vinyl or Smart Vinyl, the Cricut Maker is a powerful tool that can help you create a wide range of custom projects.
“Finally, you have everything you need at home – your Scanncut, your vinyl, and you’re all set to start. Connect your machine and… drumroll please… it’s time to get excited! Grab a cup of coffee or tea, relax, and watch this video where I explain everything step by step. You might even want to watch it again. And then, turn the video back on and follow along step by step as we go through the process together.”
These arabesque shaped ornaments are very cute. I added a dome to it so you can put candy in it.
What do you need for this ornament.
-A craft ornament you can open so you have 2 halves
– The file you can find here
Have you ever struggled with the blade holder settings on your ScanNCut machine? It can be frustrating to constantly hear that the settings are variable, especially when you’re trying to cut a specific material.
The problem is caused by the fact that the settings are simply determined by two stickers, which are not placed in exactly the same spot on each holder. This means that every time you switch to a new holder, or even if you have multiple holders for different materials like I do, the settings will be different.
But don’t worry, there is a simple solution to this problem. I’ve made a short video to show you exactly what I mean, rather than trying to explain it through writing and leaving things open to interpretation. Check it out and see how easy it is to get consistent blade holder settings on your ScanNCut machine.