Happy Birthday to my loving man!
This year I wanted to make everything myself for my guy’s surprise party. His Birthday and Father’s Day are in the same week. I made sure with all the party decorations that I was pumping out that I made time to slip in the Father’s Day gifts as well, and I did it! Note to self* start the decorations a lot earlier next time…. It took me forever to finish and I did not make everything that I had planned. The place looked great though and everybody loved the decor! My man is all about music, he loves Rock & Roll. This got me thinking, I wanted to make a theme that was all him and I did! See the photos below for some of your own inspiration.
The first thing that I did before turning on my Cricut was search google for free uploadable images. Seriously, anything that you are looking for you will find a free png or SVG image to download. Some of the sights wanted my login info but I get the purpose in that. It really is simple. Download all of the images that you are going to use for your project to your computer. Log onto Cricut’s Design Space and upload your image(s) make sure you upload it as a print then cut image. Actually, it is completely up to you which one you choose. Sometime’s I just upload it straight to a cut file. It all depends on what I am making.
Try to save as much space as you can for your print
The above photos show Cricut design space and then after the cut on the mat. I watched a tutorial on how to make banners. When I got my Cricut machine I knew absolutely nothing about the machine! I just knew I wanted one and I could imagine all the things that I wanted to make for my home (especially around the holidays) I will be doing everything a lot different know. I’ve always loved the labeling concept. In fact, I have almost everything in my home labeled for some reason or another. Store bought label makers are definitely a whole lot cheaper but they have so many limitations. Fonts and pictures are very limited on most label makers.
Fathers Day gifts with the Cricut Explore Air 2
These turned out so darn cute!
I made one for the daddy in my home now and one for my dad. Every year we all get together on Fathers Day. Along with a cool Papa t-shirt that we ordered off of Etsy, we made canvas wall art for both Dads. They turned out great!
*A little something that I learned while making these was that my metal nail file made the transfer from the tape to the canvas so easy. I used the very tip of the file to kind of separate the vinyl from the tape and it all just flowed so well. On this specific project, the file worked a lot better than the Cricut tools. It’s funny how you accidentally discover something that ends up being an awesome go-to hack. My nail file is my favorite tools to transfer now.