If you follow my personal Instagram account at all, you know already that there are two definite truths about my life: I am a busy momma and my middle child is the epitome of a sassy pants. She only slows down long enough to sleep at night and can regularly be found dripping in all kinds of faux jewelry; I love her spunk and spice for life and try to accommodate her brand of crazy with clothing and accessories as often as I can. With summer coming quickly and the frequency of our library visits about to spike, I decided she needed a fancy new unicorn tote to haul her books. Bonus: the iron on vinyl used to create this was super simple to use.
While there are probably loads of images that could work in Cricut Design Space, I had a specific design in mind that I wanted to use for the unicorn tote bag. Thankfully, Design Space allows me to upload my own images in a few easy steps that don’t make me want to rip my hair out.
To upload your image, click the “Upload Image” button, where it will lead you to choose an image from your library. If you like mine that I created, you can download it here: http://sweetrosestudio.com/UnicornToteBagImage.
Once the image has been uploaded, you’ll want to use the Select & Erase tool to eliminate the white background. Just click on all of the white spaces and they magically disappear.
When you’ve gotten all of the white space removed, you can insert your image into a new blank project and stretch or shrink it to fit whatever canvas you are applying your image to. I sized mine just over 8 inches wide to accommodate the tote bag, but you do what works best for you!
I adore how easy and painless it is to cut heat transfer vinyl with my Explore Air 2. Seriously – easy peasy. If you’ve never cut heat transfer vinyl before, I have a video that I made that walks you through the entire process. You can find the video HERE.
In the spirit of complete honesty, I’m going to keep it real with you. I struggled to weed the glitter transfer vinyl because there were such small cuts in the wording and the stars. Obviously it can be done, but be prepared to put in some quality bonding time with your vinyl should you choose to use the glittery version.
If you’ve never applied heat transfer vinyl before, I also created a video for that that will walk you through the entire process. You can find the video HERE.
We may still be weeks out from using this sweet unicorn tote, but Reagan is already filling it with books from around our home that she’s excited to read. I’d say that this mission is satisfactorily accomplished.
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