I recently got a chance to try out a cool, brand new product from Cricut, Iron On material! It comes in many different colors and even in glitter. It’s very simple to cut the Iron On material with the Cricut, you lay it liner side down on your mat and use the “kiss” function so it only cuts through the top layer, leaving the liner sheet intact. Be sure to flip images and especially text so they are going the correct way when you’re done. Once your finished cutting out your shapes weed away the unwanted part of the image (using the Cricut weeding tool is very helpful with this). With your iron set on a cotton setting heat the fabric you wish to adhere your designs to for 10-15 seconds and then lay the die cuts face down (with the liner up), lay a cloth or light towel over top and heat with your iron for 20-30 seconds. Lift off the towel and let everything cool, then peel away the liner and viola’, you’ve got a beautiful iron on image!
For my projects I made a couple of pretty matching wall hangings. I found a shaped fabric book at the craft store and took it apart to use the individual pages. I die cut my shapes, a bird and cage, a frame, a key and a woman’s silhouette from the Heritage, Sophie and Fancy Frames Cricut cartridges using the black and gray iron on material. I ironed on my shapes onto the fabric panels and then stamped a quote (one from Emily Dickinsen and one from William Blake) on each using permanent ink. I added some buttons to some red burlap flowers and adhered those to my panels. Then I added large eyelets to the holes and twill red ribbon to hang them from. I’m so happy with the results.
I loved the Iron On material, the Cricut cut it like butter, even the more detailed designs like the frame and key and it ironed on easily and beautifully. The material even layers nicely so you can place one color over another for layered images.
This terrific new product from Cricut will be available to the public on April 11th but you can actually order it now! Cricut is offering our readers a Pre-sale bundle offer, you’ll receive 1 roll of Iron On lite Pink, 1 roll of Iron On lite Cyan blue and 1 roll of Glitter in black for only $34.99! Click here to take advantage of this great offer.
And for those who don’t already have a Cricut we also have a bundle offer for you that includes the Cricut Expression Machine, the tool kit, and one roll each of Iron On in lite white, lite teal and glitter silver for only $199.99! Click here to take advantage of this terrific offer.
By Heather Holbrook