I have completed another challenge and LOVE the result!! I wanted to create a tote bag to bring along to CHA this Summer, and thought for a while about what words I could use to represent my style of crafting. I wanted to do a play on the “reduce, reuse, recycle” we see so often. I realized that the majority of my creations are given as gifts (either by myself or those who order them) and thought “Give” would be the way to end my saying… I use my Gyspy often to do my designs so that would be a good way to start, and nearly everything is created with the Cricut so there stood the last piece to the puzzle! My new crafting mantra:
Design, Create, Give!
On to the actual challenge… I was required to use products from a specific company, Imaginesce. They make some wonderful products and I bought the iRock quite some time ago. I am ashamed to say I hadn’t even tried to use it yet!! I love using gems and rhinestones on my projects but just resorted to the self adhesive ones most of the time. Thanks to this challenge I finally pulled out the tool and the 1000’s of heat set stones I had gathered and used them to embellish my Cricut cuts. WOW!!! I love how easy this tool is to use, and the durability it seems to create! Those stones are on there for good! Now the challenge requires using 3 products from their line… I’m hoping since I only had this tool that using 8 stones counts! The gems don’t quite show up in the photo, but they’re on the gift ribbon, and on each of the “i”s.
Quick tips for using heat transfer vinyl:
Be sure to flip your deisgns, and cut on the *non plastic* side
Use a hot iron, and parchment paper in bewteen the plastic and your iron
Settings for the Cricut (that work for me): Speed: 3 Pressure: 3 Blade: 4
I can’t wait to bring this along to CHA in July!!