Wondering About Cricut Vinyl?

Learn which Cricut vinyl is right for your project with this free printable resource.

Maybe you are new to Cricut and cutting vinyl and the variety of materials is overwhelming. Maybe you have never ventured into using vinyl and you want more information before you begin. Vinyl can be confusing. Which is used outside and which is used inside? Learn how to figure out which kind of vinyl to use for your project with this simple downloadable chart.

Grab this free printable PDF file and keep it with your vinyl for a quick and easy reference.

Cricut mats

What about Cricut mats? Check out this helpful post and printable.
[Cricut mats explained]

Do EasyPress settings have you baffled? Grab this free printable chart.
[EasyPress chart]

Suggested Cricut Products:

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Cricut Card Mat
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Cricut EasyPress
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Cricut Fabric Grip Mat
Cricut Fabric Grip Mat
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Cricut Insert Cards
Cricut Insert Cards
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Cricut Iron-on Vinyl
Cricut Iron-on Vinyl
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Cricut Joy
Cricut Joy
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Cricut Light Grip Mat
Cricut Light Grip Mat
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Cricut Maker¬ģ Machine
Cricut Maker¬ģ Machine
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Cricut Markers
Cricut Markers
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Cricut Portable Trimmer
Cricut Portable Trimmer
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Cricut Rotary Blade
Cricut Rotary Blade
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Cricut Standard Grip Mat
Cricut Standard Grip Mat
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Cricut Strong Grip Mat
Cricut Strong Grip Mat
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Cricut True Control Knife Blade
Cricut True Control Knife Blade
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Cricut Vinyl
Cricut Vinyl
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2021 Calendar

Grab this free printable 2021 calendar by subscribing to the email list that is sent once a week on Friday morning.

This colorful calendar is a free download gift from Try it – Like it – Create it. The file is a PDF. Each page contains two months, just cut the pages in half. You’ll print out six pages, cut them in half, and then you’ll have the twelve pages for your calendar.

If you would like a smaller version as pictured, print out the files at 70% on your printer. This will result in a calendar that is 6″ x 4″. Just the right size to fit within a frame. I suggest one of those clear acetate versions. Or use clips as I have.

Enjoy! To get the file, join the mailing list on the right side of this page. The link is included in every email at the top. Try it – Like it – Create it emails are sent every Friday morning.

Which Cricut Mat Do I Use?

Grab this free printable so you will always know which Cricut mat to use.

Are you new to Cricut? Are you confused by which mat you should use with the material you are working with? Maybe you are just afraid to ask because you don’t want to feel silly. Don’t worry, we all were there at one point or another.

Figuring out which mat to use isn’t that difficult especially if you use the free printable I have created to help you out.

A few mat tips:

They all come with a protective cover sheet that you should keep and use to cover the mat when not in use. I actually write FRONT on the front on the plastic so it always gets put back on the mat the same way each time.

Why? to save the mat from being introduced to additional lint, dirt, and such.

When I remove the plastic sheet to use the mat, I turn the plastic sheet over so I don’t contaminate the side that touches the mat.

If you cut through your mat or crack your mat, use duct tape on the back and continue to use the mat.

Have a need for a 12″ x 24″ mat but don’t have one? You can tape two mats together on the back with duct tape and continue on with your project.

The mats:

Let’s talk about mats. There are four different variations and each one has a special job to do. You will notice that each one is a different color which helps to define its use.

Greenbasic standard grip
Bluelight grip
Purplestrong grip
Pinkfabric

Free printable:

PDF printable

The image above is the printable you can download for free and keep with your mats so you will always know which mat to use.

How to re-stick your mat:

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Cricut Fabric Grip Mat
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Cricut Light Grip Mat
Cricut Light Grip Mat
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AZ | C
Cricut Standard Grip Mat
Cricut Standard Grip Mat
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Cricut Strong Grip Mat
Cricut Strong Grip Mat
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AZ | C

Thanksgiving Candy Wrappers

Grab these free printables to wrap around a candy bar for Thanksgiving.

Are you planning your Thanksgiving festivities? Don’t forget to print out these Thanksgiving candy bar wrappers. Make sure you have one for every sweet tooth you’ve invited.

The wrappers will fit most full-size candy bars. 

You can choose from the three versions or use all three. Each link is to a printable PDF file.

Pilgrim

Silly Turkey wrapper

Turkey wrapper

Hallmark Countdown to Christmas

Grab your free Countdown to Christmas holiday movie guide from Hallmark.

I know many of you love Hallmark Christmas movies and they now have their Countdown to Christmas Movie line-up available. Is it too soon? Don’t worry, the movies start on Oct. 24th with Jingle Bell Bride and run every day through Dec. 20th. You can download the printable at the link below but, did you know they also have an app? Yep, there is a QR code on the printable for you to access the Hallmark Movie Checklist app with your smart phone.

Cricut EasyPress Heat Settings Chart

A free printable Cricut EasyPress heat setting chart.

Since Cricut changed its site to include an interactive heat guide for the EasyPress Machines, I have heard a lot of requests for a printable version. I created the above chart from their instructions, making it easier for those interested in printing out a chart for your craft room. This way you can work offline and without a connection to the Internet when you are going to press your projects.

The chart works for all four EasyPress Machines. The temperatures and times in red are for warm peel and relate to the 3 different EasyPress 2 machines. The blue temperatures and times are for cool peel materials and relate to the 3 sizes of EasyPress 2 machines. The green letters are for the EasyPress mini and indicate one of the three settings on the machine. The warm or cool peel will remain the same as the EasyPress 2 machines. 

If you would like a copy of this printable you can download it below. The file is a PDF and the size is 8.5 x 14″ (legal).

[download EasyPress guide]

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Cricut EasyPress‚ĄĘ 2, 12″ x 10″ – available in mint and raspberry

Cricut EasyPress‚ĄĘ 2, 9″ x 9″ – available in mint and raspberry

Cricut EasyPress‚ĄĘ 2, 6″ x 7″ – available in mint and raspberry

Cricut EasyPress Mini‚ĄĘ – available in raspberry

Lilac, Blue, and Rose have been available but are sold out at the time of this writing.

Free Travel Printable

Fun travel images to download and craft.

travel

Summertime usually means vacation traveling. These images would be fun to use in your scrapbooking, journaling, planner, and more…Grab the free download PDF file by clicking on the button below.

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Free Summer Printable

While this summer might look a little different for all of us, these images are great icons of summer. Get this free printable. Use them for scrapbooking, card making, decoupage, stickers… I bet the ideas are endless. Use the button below to get your free PDF printable file and enjoy your summer!

Coffee – free printable

Coffee, whether it is plain or fancy has an aroma that is pure bliss to many. Can you survive without coffee? Which is your favorite, or is it too hard to pick? Get this free printable and make your own stickers, or print and cut for crafting. However you use them, you know you’ll need them – because coffee!

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Printable Dog Stickers

What a fun set of dog stickers. Each one has it’s own personality. You can download and print these out on sticker paper. They work great with the print and cut feature with Cricut Design Space. Just click the button below to download the free PDF file.

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