Craft & Create With Your Cricut Explore
Open up your project possibilities with this helpful Cricut Explore how-to! DIY and paper crafts designer and blogger Lia Griffith shows you how to get your machine out of the box and start creating custom designs. You'll begin with the basic components as you learn how to make simple designs, set your materials, align cutting mats and use your tools. Ready to make personalized projects? Lia shows how the Cricut Design Space® software and tools help you modify images and fonts. Step up your skills as you discover easy ways to create intricate designs with the software's Print then Cut and pattern fill features. Then, go beyond paper designs and experiment with vinyl, iron-on materials and more. Finish class with a simple yet stunning leather earring project and Lia's tricks for working with wood and fabric.
Lia Griffith is a handcrafted lifestyle expert from Portland, Oregon. Her unique designs and easy-to-follow DIY tutorials have helped millions of people worldwide reignite their creativity, explore new skills and create one-of-a-kind parties, weddings, home decor products, kids crafts and more. As well as contributing to many craft magazines worldwide, Lia has also been invited to share her DIY knowledge on several television shows, from "Hallmark Home & Family" to the "Today" show with Kathie Lee and Hoda.
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Let your instructor, paper crafts and Cricut designer Lia Griffith, introduce you to the possibilities of the new Cricut Explore! You'll learn how to set up your machine and use your tools, then see how easy it is to get started with a beautiful Make It Now place card project.
Lia takes you on a tour of Cricut's Design Space system so you can learn to navigate the software like a pro. She'll teach you how to use the tools to customize an adorable baby onesie, and you can do it all from your computer, tablet or even your phone!
Now it's time to unlock the power of Cricut's Print then Cut feature, a great way to add personalized elements to any design. Lia will walk you through the possibilities of the new Pattern Fill option, and you'll create a set of fun finger puppets with just a few clicks.
Cut, score, draw and more as you learn to upload and modify your own images and fonts, so you can transform even a simple JPG into a project that wows. Plus, go three-dimensional as Lia walks you through a paper house ornament, step by step.
Go beyond paper and explore the vast array of materials you can use with your Cricut Explore! In this lesson, Lia explains what you can cut with your machine, then you'll turn a plain mug into a cute custom creation with vinyl, and make a tote bag with one of Lia's favorite materials: iron-on!
Lia shares tips and tricks for working with more advanced materials. You'll see how easy it is with a pair of simple leather earrings, plus an intricate wood cut-out. Finally, learn Lia's secrets for cutting fabric, including perfect felt flowers.