Making stickers should be at the top of your list whether you are an expert crafter or a newbie with the Cricut. Having the flexibility to design and cut any kind of sticker you can think of in any size, color, or shape is one of the best things about owning a Cricut machine.
But there are a few extra steps that you're used to taking when making stickers with a Cricut machine if you've recently gotten into paper and vinyl crafting. This complete guide will show you how to make stickers with Cricut for beginners when you're prepared to take the next step and begin making your own stickers.
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What is a Cricut?
A Cricut is a digital DIY cutting machine that can cut a variety of materials for many craft projects. It can cut different types of materials like paper, cardstock, vinyl, wood, leather, fabric, and cork.
What Types of Stickers Can a Cricut Machine Make?
A Cricut cutting machine can make three different types of stickers:
- Vinyl decals
- Written Labels
- Print Then Cut Stickers
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What Do You Need to Make Stickers with Cricut?
Here are the supplies needed to make stickers with Cricut:
- A Cricut machine
- Transfer tape
- An Inkjet printer
- A computer or smartphone connected to Cricut Design Space
- Smart vinyl (White)
- Material trimmer
- Weeding tool
Note: The "Print then Cut" feature, necessary for making stickers, is absent in Cricut Joy. So, if you own that machine, you cannot make stickers with it.
How to Make Stickers With Cricut in the Design Space App?
We are only going to give a quick overview of how to make stickers with Cricut for beginners because there are so many Cricut sticker tutorials available. We'll fix some of the things that were bothering you in the beginning to save you time. No matter what printer you have, the process for making stickers with Cricut in Design Space is the same.
- In the first step, tap on the "Name" text box, and then another box will pop up.
- After that, click on that box and enter your name.
- Then, you need to center the text back on the polka dot.
- If the notebook is not 5" x 7", use the resizing arrows to adjust the images.
- Once the design is ready to be cut, select all and press the "Attach" icon.
- At the top right-hand side, you have to tap the "Make It" button.
- Follow the steps in the software and on the Cricut machine through the process.
- Once cut, the machine will signal that it is time to take off the vinyl and clean up the design.
- Lastly, put transfer tape on the front of your design and stick it on your notebook.
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Tips and Tricks for Making Stickers With Cricut
It's quite simple to make stickers with Cricut, and once you get the hang of it, you'll be able to do it in no time. However, it is important to keep some things in mind. These are our tips and tricks for making stickers with Cricut.
1. Always Check the Calibration of the Cricut
Cricut is the ultimate DIY cutting machine, but sometimes they require some help. If the cutting process is not correct, then go to the Settings tab and follow the Print then Cut calibration instructions. In order to be effective, the calibration sheet must be printed in black and white and at the proper size.
2. Where You Keep Material Matters
When you put your material on the cutting mat, it should be on the top left-hand side. Line it up directly with the top left edge of the mat. If the material is not placed correctly, the sensors will not be able to detect the image, and your cut will not work.
You can see how easy it is to make stickers with Cricut; There are so many different types of craft projects you can do with a Cricut machine, including making your own mugs or cutting HTV vinyl and making your own customized T-shirts with a Cricut EasyPress.
3. Print Then Cut In One Go
Be sure to start the print-then-cut project at once on the same desktop computer to prevent bouncing off designs and incorrect censor marks.
4. Sensor Not Working? Check Light
If your Cricut machine throws an error during the scanning process, it may have something to do with the lighting in your room. Direct sunlight hitting your machine's sensor will cause interference. Draw the curtains or turn off the lights before starting the scan, as the sensors perform best in low light.