Welcome Sublimation Camp Crafters!
I'm SO glad you're here and excited to share my Sublimation Camp craft- Engraved Sublimated Notebooks!
In this workshop, I’ll teach you…
- how to sublimate on metal.
- how to engrave designs on the metal.
- and how to assemble your engraved sublimated blanks into notebooks/journals.
On this page, you’ll find-
Wondering What Sublimation Is?
I gotcha! I have a post, Sublimation Made Simple for Cricut Crafters that is made to answer all your beginner questions about this process and what you can do with it.
Want to Know What Sublimation Camp Is All About?
Sublimation Camp is a FREE 3-Day event that will help you sublimate like a pro with 20+ inspiring sublimation tutorials and projects.
The goal of Sublimation Camp is to make sublimation simple. They have all the info about printers, ICC profiles, designing for sublimation, as well as ideas for what you can make with sublimation. All taught by the best crafters in their field.
My new workshop, Engraving Sublimated Metal Notebooks is on Day 3 of Sublimation Camp- and is ONLY available through Sublimation Camp.
Get the All-Access Pass for More Engraving/ Sublimation Notebook Designs
Did you buy the Sublimation Camp All-Access Pass yet? Did you know I have 4 EXTRA notebook designs included in this All-Access Pass?
The pass also includes lots of other bonus resources. Including SVG designs, mini-courses, and bonus workshops!
Just a note though, if you purchase the AAP you’ll get access for one full year from the date of the summit.
All the workshops will become available on May 12th.
SO- to recap if you want to be able to watch any of the 20+ workshops at any time and get tons of free content- get the pass while it’s still the early-bird pricing!
AND if you purchase the All-Access Pass through my affiliate link you’ll receive 2 more BONUS notebook designs + 20 pre-filled words so you can engrave your own notebook designs.
But to get this thank you bonus you do have to email me and tell me you purchased the All Access Pass. And use the email you purchased with. More on this below!
Sublimation Camp Workshop Tools and Material List
These are affiliate links, which means that if you purchase through one of these links I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting my small business!
For the Engraving:
- Free Engraving Designs for the Workshop or create your own using the Offset Feature in Cricut Design Space
- Guillotine Paper Cutter, Metal Shears or Heavy Duty Scissors to cut the metal blanks for the notebooks
- Cricut Maker
- Cricut Engraving Tool (with Quick Swap Housing, or just the Engraving Tip if you already have the housing)
- Strong Grip Mat
- Painter’s Tape and/or Double-Stick Tape
To Assemble the Notebooks
- A6 Notebook Refill Paper (blank or lined)
- or Plain Paper if you’d rather cut and punch your own notebook pages to size
- We R Memory Maker’s Crop-a-dile Punch for punching holes in the sublimated metal sheets. Here is the Amazon Canada link for the Crop-a-dile.
- Crop-a-dile Corner Chompers for rounding the corners (or you can use a jeweler’s shears or heavy-duty scissors) Here is the Amazon Canada link for the Corner Chomper.
- 3 Ring Binding Clips (set of 3 colors) or single binding rings
- Medium-Weight Chipboard- cut to 4.25″ x 7.” This medium-weight isn’t too heavy to cut with a paper cutter but gives your notebook some nice weight to it. You can use the back of a recycled notebook or sketchbook too.
For the Metal Sublimation:
- White Sublimation Metal Blanks in 8″ x 10″ or 6″ x 8″ sizes OR Cricut Aluminum works too! Here are the Amazon Canada link for the 8″ x 10″ and 6″ x 8″ blanks.
- FREE Sublimation Notebook Designs (included in the download kit) or you can use your own photographs cut to 4.25″ x 7″.
- Sublimation Printer with Sublimation Ink and Sublimation Paper (you can see all my recommendations for the best and cheapest in my Sublimation Made Simple for Cricut Crafters post.
- Cricut Easy Press or other Heat Press
- Cricut Easy Press Mat or Ironing Pad
- Unwaxed Butcher Paper or Plain Laser Paper
- Heat Resistant Tape- Cricut sells this or you can buy other brands online
- Sheet of White Cardstock for protecting the iron-on surface from the sublimation ink
- Heat Resistant Gloves- optional
- Lint Roller- optional to remove lint from the sublimation blanks before you sublimate.
About the Sublimation/Engraving Designs
The zip archive for this workshop contains two designs. Each design has a PNG design to sublimate, as well as an SVG for the engraving design. I explain how to use these together, and even create a template in the workshop.
I made this craft as easy as possible, the SVG is sized and aligned for the sublimation design so you don’t have to do any guesswork.
You’ll get the Fell Asleep Here design and the Adventure Journal design free with the Sublimation Camp workshop.
How to Get All 8 Notebook Designs
You can get 4 more designs as part of the All-Access Pass Bonuses. (You can purchase that with the link above).
These are the Prayer Journal, Grow Through What You Go Through, Happy Camper, and the You Make Me Happy sublimation/engraving notebook designs.
A Thank You Gift
AND remember, if you purchase your AAP through my affiliate link (above) or through one of my emails, you’ll get another 2 bonus notebook designs + 20 pre-filled words that you can use to engrave your own notebook designs. But you have to email me and tell me you bought the AAP.
You can email me here- email@example.com and use the email you purchased with.
That’s a total of 8 designs for you to play with. Yeah, I know, it’s kind of a lot but these are SO fun to design!
Tips for Your Sublimation Camp Engraving Project-
1) Tape your blank down REALLY well so it doesn’t shift during the engraving process.
2) Expect it to take a while for your Cricut to engrave. Because we’re using a tight line fill with these notebook covers, it may take anywhere between 30 min. and 1 hour for the Cricut to complete the engraving. So go do something else for a while. And, I guarantee the glittery results are totally worth the time this takes!
3) The tool will stop and rotate- that’s normal for longer engraving projects.
4) When you’re finished engraving, use the tape to pick up the engraving debris.
5) IMPORTANT- Flip the mat UPSIDE DOWN and peel the mat away from your metal sheet. Do not bend the metal sheet when you remove it from the mat.
6) The edges of the metal really aren’t sharp. But if you can glue your metal notebook cover to a second piece of the chipboard (that you use for the backing), you’ll add weight to the cover and protect the edges too.
7) You can darken the lines of your engraving project or not. I have links to what I use for this below. But going au natural totally works with this tight of a fill against the sublimated backgrounds. You can see the difference in the pic below!
A Special Sublimation Camp Offer on Engraving Metals with Your Cricut E-Book
This 100+ page e-book solves the problems and expands the possibilities of engraving with your Cricut Maker.
It demos the different tools and materials you’ll use when making engraved necklaces, rings, serving ware like a grill spatula, and making engraved gifts like bookmarks.
You’ll also find answers to your engraving questions, troubleshooting, and a quick start guide to engraving.
You’ll even get ready-to-use engraving designs for the 8 project tutorials in the book. All with a commercial license included.
This offer is the offer I usually ONLY offer to my first-time subscribers. But I’m opening it up to all my new Sublimation Camp friends!
This offer is gone once Sublimation Camp is over.
Get this engraving design, sublimation designs, PLUS over a 100 more designs in the Free Library.
Get More FREE Engraving + Sublimation Designs!
Subscribe today and get the password to my Freebie Library and grab dozens of pre-filled engraving designs for free.
You’ll also get a weekly email with updates and even more freebies. Unsubscribe at any time and keep the password!
Learn More About Engraving
I’ve picked my most helpful engraving posts and tutorials and linked them below!
Create Your Own Engraving Designs in Procreate
Create your OWN custom engraving designs on your iPad. In this post + YouTube tutorial, I show you how easy it is to draw your own designs and then fill them in.
And download the Free Procreate Engraving Brushset from the Free Library too!
Join the Engraving Metals with Your Cricut FB Community
For a super creative community that supports each other and the main goal is to try something new. We share our engraving successes and our fails in a kind of hive mind that enriches all of us. Curious? Join here.