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In today's article, I will guide you through how I made a small custom gift. In this make, I created a design and added the design to a small velvet-like drawstring, after I created two info cards for a couple gemstone bracelets. Follow along with this project and share your result in Lizzsews Facebook group.

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What I used:

  - HTV (iron-on vinyl)

  - EasyPress mini iron + mat

  - Cardstock

  - Cricut black fine point pen

  - 2 gemstone bracelets

  - Small velvety drawstring bag

  - Standardgrip mat

  - Cricut

How I made it:

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

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

I looked through the different images in design space for access members and found this adorable and simple sloth (IMAGE ID: #M2F6B8243)! 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 it matched perfectly with the sloth 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 on my design space canvas, and I ‘attached’ the two.

Now was the time to size my drawstring bag. I sized my design down and clicked ‘make’. I prepared my standard grip mat and mirrored the design. 

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My Cricut cut the design, I weeded the design and I ironed it onto the drawstring bag with my mini EasyPress iron. 


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

I chose 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 used 'Cricut Sans' at size 12. 

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 the text to the body of the text. 

Now that the info for the info cards was done, I had to create the cut for the cardstock. To do this, I selected ‘shapes’ and added a square to my design space canvas. 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”. 

*Select both your text and the rectangle, select actions -> attach. 

This will line up the text and rectangle to draw/cut on the same mat.

Leave a comment below and let me know if you made a similar drawstring gift! And don't forget to subscribe to stay up to date with all of Lizzsews new articles. See you next time!


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