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Cricut EasyPress 2 + Cricut Explore Air 2 project idea. Sharing how to make this super cute Valentine’s Day heart patches shirt.
A couple of weeks ago I told you guys all about my new Cricut Explore Air 2 machine and how I’m learning all the awesome things I can make with it. I’ve been kind of obsessed with it, it’s just so much fun exploring all the projects on Cricut Design Space and working on creating ideas of my own.
I got the Cricut EasyPress 2 along with my new Cricut machine. It makes professional heat transfers a breeze so you can create all kinds of things with your Cricut cut designs. We’re talking t-shirts, tote bags, home decor projects and tons more.
Cricut EasyPress 2
The Cricut EasyPress collection includes four sizes to fit all types of DIY projects. The largest plate is 12″ x 10″ and perfect for handling big graphics while the smallest measures in at 1.92″x 3.25″ and handles detail projects with ease.
Cricut EasyPress 2 is the one I’m working with, but I plan to invest in the other sizes as well so I have the whole set for all my project ideas.
What’s great about the Cricut EasyPress 2 is that it’s a pro-level heat press that’s designed to be user-friendly for anyone wanting to create crafts at home. It features an advanced heat plate design, precise temperature control and helpful safety features.
Valentine’s Day Craft
For my first project using the EasyPress 2 I wanted to create something simple. Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner I thought it would be fun to make a shirt with hearts above the elbows. I’ve seen similar styles on Instagram and loved the look so I figured why not try and make my own.
Here’s the list of things I used to create this project:
- Cricut EasyPress 2
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut LightGrip Mat,
- Cricut EasyPress Mat
- Cricut Everyday Iron-On
- Cricut Design Space
- long sleeved cotton white tee
How to Make: Heart Elbow Tee
- Open Cricut Design Space and click on New Project
- Open my Heart Elbow Tee project via this link
- The design will appear on your canvas. Click on the green MAKE IT button at the top right.
- Place a sheet of Cricut Everyday Iron-On onto the LightGrip Machine Mat, lining it up along the guides at the top left corner.
- Load the mat into the machine.
- The machine will prompt you when it’s ready to cut.
- Slowly remove the hearts from the machine mat.
- Turn on your Cricut EasyPress 2 and allow it to preheat. Set the temperature to 315 degrees and the timer to 30 seconds.
- Place your tee on the EasyPress Mat. Use the Cricut EasyPress to smooth out wrinkles and heat your shirt. This will allow for a better, smoother transfer.
- Place the heart on your shirt sleeve shiny side up. I pre-measured with my tee on to make sure where I wanted the heart design according to where my elbow hits.
- Set the Cricut EasyPress 2 down on the design and press the Cricut button to start timer.
- Hold Cricut EasyPress 2 in place and apply recommended amount of pressure.
- Flip base material, and heat back side of design for recommended time.
- Remove liner while design is warm.
I’m in LOVE with my new tee! It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day and actually just adorable enough to wear year round. Which I plan to do! This would make the cutest gift idea too!
If you missed my first Cricut project be sure to click over and check out the cute “Galentine’s Day” printable tags I made with my Cricut Explore Air 2.
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