Update- Since I first published this post I have entirely redesigned the freebie for this cookie spatula. It now has pattern fill added and is much more visible. You’ll more about this project in my post, How to Make Engraved Cookie Spatulas with the Cricut Maker.
Today’s engraving tutorial is a guest post I’ve written for Jennifer Maker.com and is part of the Great Maker 25-Day Gift-Away!!! If you’re not familiar with Jennifer’s amazing blog, fabulous YouTube channel, or awesome Facebook groups, you totally need to check them all out. The guest post project is a How-to for Engrave a Cookie Spatula with the Cricut Maker Engraving Tool. It builds on a tutorial that I did on How to Engrave Stainless Steel Pie or Cake Servers with a Cricut Maker.
Cake Servers are JUST the Beginning…. Try These Ideas Too!
Since the Engraved Cake Servers has proven to be super popular, in this blog you’ll find tutorials for engraving cheese spreaders and lots of other fun things. I’ve also included a step-by-step tutorial for engraving a grill spatula in my book, Engraving Metals with Your Cricut Maker.
Make a DIY Cookie Making Kit
It’s just such an awesome gift idea. And it would pair wonderfully with any of the sassy Christmas baking hot pads I’ve seen. Toss in a cookie mix and you’re golden- the perfect small gift for neighbors, teachers, and co-workers. I’m honestly super excited about how simple and easy these are to make.
There are a few tips and tricks so I hope you’ll hop over to Jennifer’s blog to read the tutorial. She’s also making a YouTube video to go along with the post so be sure to look for that as well.
MORE Crafty Christmas Ideas
For makers, Christmas is a great opportunity to be creative. So much of what we do to celebrate the holiday involves creating something or enjoying something someone created (yes, Hallmark movie watching friends this means you).
Whether you’re a fan of cookie baking, tree decorating, gingerbread house making, card making, gift wrapping, or cheesy Christmas movies, they all give us the excuse to create. If you’re fortunate enough to have a Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2 machine then the possibilities probably have you wishing the season lasted longer then it does.
Where to Get the Gingerbread Boy Design to Engrave a Cookie Spatula of Your Own
You’ll be able to download my original Gingerbread Man “Oh, Snap” @ Jennifer Maker’s blog. The updated Gingerbread Boy Engraving Design is in my Free Library.
So huge HUGE thanks to the always inspiring Jennifer Maker for giving me this opportunity to guest post today on her blog. I’m so *flipping* excited I kind of can’t stand it! So don’t forget the post goes LIVE on her blog at 9 am (8 am Central) today!
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- Create with Purpose - Art Supplies Sticker Set* from my Free Resource Library
- Sticker Paper: I use this matte sticker paper and this glossy sticker paper for inkjet printers
- Inkjet Printer- I love my Canon Crafter's Printer (if your home printer is a laser printer, that works too. Just make sure you get sticker paper that says "for laser printer."
- Computer, Smartphone, or Tablet
- Small Paper Trimmer or Scissors
- Cricut Design Space- I'm demonstrating using Cricut Design for Desktop
- Cricut Electronic Cutting Machine- Cricut Maker, Cricut Maker 3, Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Explore 3
- Light Grip Cricut Cutting Mat or Standard Grip Mat
- Fine Point Blade- This comes with the Cricut machines
- Download and Save the Free Sticker Design or Use Your Own
- Upload the png files in Cricut Design Space
- Process the .PNG Image File
- Insert the Images in Cricut Design Space
- Size Your Sticker Sheet
- Align the Sticker Sheets, Attach, and then Rotate Both
- Save Your Print then Cut Project
- Load Your Sticker Paper in Your Printer
- Click Make it and Check the Mat Preview Page
- Print Your Sticker Design
- Place Your Printed Sticker Paper on the Cricut Cutting Mat
- Select Your Material Setting
- Cut the Printed Sticker Sheet with Your Cricut
- Trim the Sticker Sheets
Cricut Sticker paper is cardstock-weight sticker paper and so the Sticker Paper setting in Cricut Design Space won't work for regular sticker paper. Use Premium Vinyl, Sticky Note, or Washi Tape settings instead.
Always check your cut before you unload because you can hit the "Go" (Cricut) button again and do another pass if needed.
In the new 2021 canvas, Cricut Design Space uses the term Operation instead of LineType and you can now have multiple windows open at once, and cut or paste between the different windows.
If the new canvas is giving you trouble you can go to Settings under your profile and toggle off the "new canvas" to go back to the classic canvas.
As of right now Cricut's Print then Cut is limited to the 6.75" x 9.25" but Cricut support told me that as the 12" x 12" printer popularity grows they are looking to expand that print window.
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