Check out this Cricut Gift Guide for EasyPress Crafts! Whether you’re looking for gifts for crafts or looking for homemade gift ideas, this is the Gift Guide for you!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
Cricut Gift Guide
Before you cut out any iron-on vinyl, you’ll need one of the following Cricut machines:
- Cricut Maker
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut Access – You will need this to get all the pretty Cricut projects and SVG files in Cricut Design Space (note that there will still be some files you need to purchase, such as licensed artwork).
When it comes to Cricut cutting machines, you really can’t go wrong. It’s one of the most asked question on this site…which Cricut machine should I get?
And the answer? It depends. If you want to cut fabrics and thicker items like basswood, or if you want the new Maker Blades, you should get the Maker.
If you’ll only be cutting out paper, vinyl, and iron-on, then the Cricut Explore Air will do you just fine.
Have more questions about the right machine for you? Check out my Maker vs. Explore Air 2 Comparison.
Now, let’s move on with the rest of the Cricut Gift Guide for EasyPress Fanatics!
EasyPress 2 Gift Guide
You could use an iron or a heat press for iron-on, but a heat press is bulky…and irons just don’t work that well. Take it from me. Here are the EasyPress sizes you can choose from in this Cricut Gift Guide:
So, the EasyPress is my go-to. I basically never worked with iron-on until Cricut came out with this fabulous product. I have created so many fun projects, like wood signs, layered iron-on tees, and infusible ink tote bags.
But here again, which EasyPress 2 is right for you?
See this guide from the Crafty Guide (my new blog) for an in depth description, but I’ll give you a quick overview here.
If you are only going to do smaller projects, or apply iron-on to non-flat surfaces, the EasyPress Mini is perfect for you.
If you’re creating small, flat items like baby tees or coasters, the 6″X7″ EasyPress 2 will work for you.
Need something more versatile? The 9″X9″ EasyPress is large enough to create adult and children’s tees, you can use it for smaller projects, and it’s still compact enough to store easily. If you only get one EasyPress, I would recommend this size.
But I do have to say, I use my largest EasyPress the most. It’s big enough to cover a throw pillow in Glitter vinyl, for goodness sake. I also like it for Infusible Ink t-shirts since it’s really important to get it all in one go.
Iron-On Vinyl Gift Guide
The iron-on you use will depend on the material and project you have in mind, but here are some iron-on vinyls you need to have in your stock:
- Everyday Iron-on – has the largest range of materials it can be adhered to.
- Iron-on Designs – Don’t have time to create your own design? Shop through some of Cricut’s premade designs.
- Express Iron-On – this iron on can be applied to your material 2X faster than regular iron-on!
- Foil Iron-On – this material can only work on certain products and it must be the top layer if you’re layering iron-on. It’s gorgeous on fabric worth the slight extra effort.
- Glitter Iron-On – this is my absolute FAVORITE iron-on material to work with. It’s extremely durable. My daughter still wears shirts from 3 years ago that I made…and the iron-on is holding up better than the shirt.
- Holographic Iron-On – I used this material for this year’s cousin camp shirts (I don’t have pics of it on the blog, yet…but check out last year’s made with Everyday Iron-On). The kids went CRAZY over them! It’s just so fun and sparkly and I do feel it’s just as durable as the Glitter Iron-on.
- Mesh Iron-On – You’ll love this iron-on if you’re wanting to add some texture to your projects.
- Mosaic Iron-On – this is like the mesh, but it comes in different patterns – so fun!
- Patterned Iron-On – Cricut has the prettiest Patterned Iron-On out there. I made some fun Wild Shirts a couple years ago (and yes…the iron-on is still going strong!)
- SportFlex Iron-On – this iron-on is perfect for really stretchy material like workout shirts.
I know…that’s a lot of iron-on in this Cricut Gift Guide. Just make your decision on the type of project you’re creating, or ask for an assortment from Santa this year!
Infusible Ink Gift Guide
I didn’t think it was possible, but I think I love Infusible Ink even more than Glitter Iron-on. If you don’t know what it is, check out THIS POST first.
Now, here are all the Cricut Gift Guide goodies you can get for Infusible Ink Projects:
- Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets – these come in many different colors and patterns (think animal print, mermaid prints, geometrics, etc). I used the Mermaid transfer sheets for some totes and plain colors for my Halloween tees.
- Infusible Ink Pens – these come in different colors and sizes. The great thing about Infusible Ink Pens is that you can draw by hand on regular paper before you transfer it. You can also use the draw feature on your Cricut.
- Coaster Blanks – this blew my mind when I went to the Cricut product reveal event. You can create CUSTOM COASTERS with infusible ink that look professional.
- Heat Resistant Tape – comes in handy when making those custom coasters.
- Tote Bag Blanks – my daughter loves the Mermaid Tote Bag I made her…and I have plans to create many more in the future.
- T-shirt Blanks – comes in children, women, and men’s sizes!
- Baby Bodysuit Blanks – and let’s not forget the little ones!
And there you have it! The most comprehensive Cricut Gift Guide for EasyPress Crafts. What will you be asking for this year?
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