How to Make an Engraving Design on Procreate for Cricut

One area of crafting that I LOVE using Procreate to design for is engraving metal. With Procreate, I can add patterns to my design in selective areas making the design itself visible and really stand out. Just imagine how much cooler your engraving would look if you could add shading (like to the sides of a coffee mug design to make it seem rounded). The finished look of your engraving is much more professional! But even better- what if you could fill in the engraving with ANY pattern, not just lines or crosshatching? THEN, you engrave that design on jewelry, key fobs, cake servers, or other metal items. When you know how to make an engraving design on Procreate for Cricut, all of this is easy to achieve!

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Use a card and tape to apply a vinyl laptop skin | print then cut laptop skin project with a cricut application methods

How to Make a DIY Laptop Skin with Cricut (for Beginners)

With everyone working at home, the demand for tech and tech-related accessories is on the rise! It’s fun to add a little personality and customization to these electronic devices we use every day with colorful laptop skins. But why buy something when you have a Cricut and can quickly and easily make your own custom laptop skin at home? In this tutorial, you’ll see how simple it is to make your own DIY laptop skin with Cricut, and its Print then Cut feature. I provide several free original designs that you can customize, but you could easily make your own in Procreate!

Printable Vinyl vs. Sticker Paper

For this project, you need to use Printable Vinyl. It’s made of a different material than paper-based sticker paper that is easier to peel off and reposition. No one wants a laptop decal that isn’t removable or damages the surface of their tech!

Not sure if you want to put printable vinyl on your laptop? You could try a scrap of vinyl or a small vinyl decal on the bottom of your laptop first. But I tested the “removability” and had zero issues when I used the printable vinyl. But to be totally transparent I did not test this with other laptop models- just the MacBook air and the Macbook pro that I had available.

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How to Make Name Stickers on Procreate (With a Retro 80’s Vibe)

Love Stickers? Then you may be a child of the ’80s. Stickers were legal tender in the classroom where kids would trade the really cool stickers for other stickers or even lunch. Recently, I discovered some name stickers that I had squirreled away somewhere from elementary school. The stickers feature unicorns and rainbows, and it took me back right to my childhood to see them again. And when I also happened on Silhouette’s new Holographic Dots sticker paper, I knew exactly what to do with it- make my own Personalized 80’s Name Stickers on Procreate! And with this tutorial, I’ll show you how easy it can be to create your own. I hope you have fun with this flashback challenge!

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Sticker that says, my happy place in front of iPad Pro

How to Make 3D Layered Stickers on Procreate with Cricut

Ever searching for new and cool sticker projects, today’s DIY is how to make stickers that really stand out. (Get it?) Although they take stickers to another level, (sorry couldn’t help that pun either) they’re actually pretty simple to make. I spent an afternoon drawing an entire sheet of stickers (that you can pick up free in my Creative Resource Library) but for the tutorial and video below I’ll just demo how to make a couple of designs to show you how it works. This project, how to make layered stickers on Procreate with Cricut, demos both the design and the making of the stickers– my first post/video to walk you through the entire process at once.

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How to use air dry clay Crayola | Tutorial for Crayola air dry clay |cutting and shaping small bowls of air dry clay | pottery at home

How to Glaze Air Dry Clay and Make Trinket Dishes

THESE ARE SO CUTE!!! Maybe you’ve seen trinket dishes on Etsy and thought they would make good little gifts. Maybe you’ve thought about making them but you don’t have a kiln. You can still try making these little dishes at home with air-dry clay. This tutorial will show you some simple hand-building techniques that make it easy to create these little bowls. These are all techniques I learned in my traditional ceramics courses. And to make this SUPER EASY I have a printable template that will help you make shaped trinket dishes that will help your projects stand out. I also cover what I use to glaze my Air Dry Clay pieces to make them as similar to traditional ceramics as air dry can be.

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How to Make Borders for Stickers – Super Fast (Procreate 5X)

Making stickers is one of my absolute favorite ways to use my Procreate digital art. I know a lot of you love to do this too. And although it’s fun to draw the stickers, adding each sticker’s borders was pretty tedious. So when I saw a different way of adding borders to my stickers on Tik Tok that was SUPER fast, I sat down and tried to figure it out. And honestly, I was a little bummed because it worked great with some stickers and not so great with others. BUT it was SO QUICK, I really wanted it to work. So I tested this method with different variables, and in this post, I’ll give you the info you need to know to make this method work. I also made a step-by-step tutorial and a YouTube video on using this method to make borders for stickers- super fast with Procreate!

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Example of how to engrave cricut Infusible inks with a Cricut Maker's Engraving tool

How to Engrave Cricut Infusible Ink Sheets on Cricut Aluminum

If you love color and want a way to make your engraving designs easier to see, then this technique is one you’re guaranteed to love. I first saw the potential in engraving through Infusible Ink when Karen L., one of the crafty and creative gals in my Engraving Metals Facebook group, started to play around with the technique a few weeks ago. Her results were nothing short of AH-MAZING. I totally had to figure it out! So in this tutorial, I’ll show you how to engrave Cricut Infusible Ink into Cricut Aluminum Sheets for a vibrant effect. You’ll see the best tip you NEED to know to make this work, a great technique for positioning your engravings, and I’ll give you a free design to use so you, too, will get out-of-this-world* engraving results. 

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Engraved Spoon Bookmarks | How to Use the Cricut Maker to Engrave Spoons | Use the Cricut Engraving Tip to Make Spoon Bookmarks

How to Engrave Spoon Bookmarks with a Cricut Maker

It may be the mad scientist in me, but I love to experiment with art and craft supplies. “Will it blend?” sort of questions are totally my jam. But instead of throwing sneakers in a Vitamix for fun, it’s more along the lines of what bonds metal and wood or what paint adheres to plastic. Adhesives? Love them. “What if” and “what’s possible” are two of my favorite questions to ask. So when the Engraving Tool came out for the Cricut Maker, my mad scientist took over. The results? This tutorial, How to Engrave Spoon Bookmarks with a Cricut Maker is one of my experiments with alternative engraving surfaces. I hope you’re as amazed as I am and as excited by the possibilities! No Cricut? No problem- you can use the same metal stamping techniques from my last project post, How to Make Key Necklaces to create these bookmarks I have a photo of how that looks at the bottom of this post.

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How to Cut Leather to Make a Fall Leaf Garland

How to Make a Leather Leaf Garland with a Cricut

Fall seems to hit all the senses, doesn’t it? The colors are brilliant, the crunch of the leaves underfoot is lovely, and the woodsy smell of bonfires and fireplaces starts to scent the air. When I think of fall, I think of crisp days and a walk through the woods. When I think of fall projects, I think of burnt oranges, rust reds, and golden yellows. I also think of textures like leather and jute. This project tutorial for how to make a leather leaf garland with a Cricut hits all the right notes for me. The shape, the materials, the colors are perfect for autumn. And it’s extremely easy to make either with or without a cutting machine!

The video below will show you how to cut the leather with a Cricut machine and then use a sewing machine to sew it. The instructions for how to cut the leather leaves without a cutting machine are in the written tutorial below the video. Once you cut the leaves you can stop there and use the leaves to add small fall touches to your home as they are. Or you can try the super simple sewing technique I demonstrate in the video to make the garland! It not only makes this project easy and fun to make, but I also feel super cool whenever I use it.

And did I mention these were SUPER SIMPLE and EASY? Even if you have NO sewing experience- you can make this garland. 🙂

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Turn a Handwritten Recipe into a Flour Sack Towel

How to Turn a Handwritten Recipe into a Tea Towel for a Heartfelt Gift

It’s a fact universally acknowledged that things that were once treasured should be upcycled. Old books are friends that need to be saved, old silverware needs me to turn it into jewelry, and yes, handwritten recipes really beg to become tea towels, aprons, casserole dishes, and pendants. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use a handwritten recipe to create a tea towel. But it doesn’t have to be a recipe that you use. It can be a signature, a marriage certificate, a love letter, birth certificate, adoption certificate, or notice of draft. There are all kinds of things that are now ephemera that we can salvage and treasure in our crafts. What do you have that you can use?

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