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 Here’s how I made a small custom gift! In this make, I will be creating a design then adding the design to a small velvet-like drawstring, after that I then create two info cards for a couple gemstone bracelets. 


What I used:

Cricut

HTV (iron-on vinyl)

Easy press mini iron

Cricut black fine point pen

Cardstock

2 gemstone bracelets

Small velvety drawstring bag


How I made it:


To start off this project, I went into my mobile Cricut design space and spend a *significant* amount of time looking at different images and fonts. 


Eventually, I decided that look I was going for was a cute animal with a cursive type font. 


I looked through the different images already in Cricut design space for their membership and found this adorable and simple sloth! Although I continued to search for a font that I actually liked the look of combined with the sloth… we aren’t kidding when we say finding a good font is hard or when picking between all of the good fonts…


I decided on the ‘Aphrodite Pro’ font and I just love it! It is such a cute font and matched perfectly with the sloth and for what I was envisioning. 


I wrote out the name that I wanted for the gift and placed it where I wanted in correspondence to the sloth. I ‘attached’ the two and now was the time to size my drawstring bag. I sized my design down and clicked ‘make’. I prepared my mat and mirrored the design. 


The Cricut cut the design, I weeded the design then I ironed it on the drawstring bag with my mini easypress iron. I just loved the look of it!


Next was to create the info cards for the two gemstone bracelets. I decided that I wanted to have the Cricut write them out and to have them on cardstock, which I also cut with the Cricut! 


I choose the style of info card I wanted, including the fonts and typed the words/info. For the title on the top of the info cards, I used the font Dtc Autumn Sunshine at size 40 and for the body of text I just used Cricut Sans at size 12. Now the key here is to select your text then click style, there should be multiple different styles including normal, bold, italic and writing. You’ll want to select writing. Then I attached the title of text to the body of text. 


Now that the info for the info cards was done a had to create the cut for the cardstock. To do this I selected ‘shapes’ then added in a square, now to change the dimensions to create a rectangle, you’ll want to click the ‘lock’ this will unlock the dimensions for the square. I set my line type to cut and made the rectangle about 2.1” x 2.9”. 


Now it’s important to make sure that you line up your writing and rectangles by the sizing on the mat previews before you click make, as the first time I did this step I accidentally had the writing off the cut of the rectangle. 


** update: a few weeks after making this project I was doing a similar project when I realized a much simpler way to line up the rectangle with the text! I don’t know why I didn’t think of this before.. but I’ll share it with you guys now. 


: select both your text and the rectangle, select actions then attach. 


That’s it. Literally. That’s all you have to do! That way they will be lined up on the same mat!**



And there you go! There’s exactly how I created the small custom gemstone bracelet gift. Let me know in the comments any questions you may have, article ideas or even what you’d like to see me make next. 

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