I’ve got some really exciting news to share today… I am giving away a brand-new Cricut Explore Air 2! (Scroll to the bottom fo the entry form – You must have a US mailing address for me to ship to.)
If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen a post a few weeks back about my new Cricut Explore Air 2 and the insulated wine glasses I customized with vinyl. (They’re so cute! I’m planning a blog post next week about the wine glasses and the designs I created and used, so stay tuned for that.)
Cricut had reached out asked if I wanted to participate on Instagram in the launch of an exclusive version of the Explore Air 2 available only at Walmart. I said of course, but I didn’t have a Cricut. (only a competitors machine)
So not only did they send me a new Cricut, but they also sent me a second Cricut to give away to my blog readers!
Can you believe it? I’m so excited to be able to give one away to you guys!
So, thank you Cricut!
Cricut Explore Air 2
This machine does tons of stuff – I can’t even begin to explain it all.
But one of the things that caught my eye is the new Infusible Ink.
Instead of the ink sitting on top of the fabric like heat transfer vinyl, the infusible ink is “infused” into the fabric, so it will never peel off.
You can also draw your own designs on inkjet paper with the infusible ink markers and transfer that to fabric as well.
As of right now, for best result, you have to use the fabrics and blanks from Cricut, but I bet there will be other options very soon.
My First Infusible Ink Project
I was starting to get a bit overwhelmed with all of the ideas of what my first infusible ink project should be, but then I attended the Middle School Girls Athletic meeting and found out that the 7th-grade girls have athletics first period. And individual sports practice starting at 6:30 am!
Oh man, do I feel sorry for these girls… I had athletics first period when I was a senior. Both cross country and basketball had practice before school and it was rough! Oh well, it builds character, right? (Although I’m pretty sure I napped multiple times a week during 4th period that year.)
Since practice is so early, the girls have to show up at practice on time and in their PE uniforms. They will bring their regular clothes with them to change after athletics.
Infusible Ink Tote Bag
Which means my little missy needs a new tote bag to pack her clothes in each night for the next day. Yea! An Infusible Ink tote bag would be perfect!
Cricut has a couple of different size tote bags to choose from, so I grabbed the biggest one to hold her clothes and shoes.
The Cricut Design Space is really a great place to design words and phrases, plus they have quite a few designs and fonts available for you to work with.
I actually own a commercial license for about 500 fonts that I can use to create items to sell and giveaway so I went ahead and designed a couple of phrase choices for her tote bag in photo shop and just imported the .jpg file in to the design space.
This is My Clothes Bag
And …. This is the design she chose!
I have the SVG available for download if you would like to have it, here.
Transferring the design to the tote was fairly easy and I can’t believe how cute it turned out. I love how saturated the colors are. There will be no mistaking her tote bag for someone else’s!
The perfect bag for her clothes, don’t you think?
I will be giving away the Cricut Explore Air 2 Shown above, plus a couple of rolls of vinyl from my personal stash to get you started and a weeding tool.
To be eligible for the giveaway, you MUST BE 18 AND HAVE A CONTINENTAL US MAILING ADDRESS.
Enter via the rafflecopter below: