Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

cricut® diy graphic gift wrap

Planning a very special gift? Well, then, you’ll need a very special gift wrap, too! Luckily, we’ve partnered with Craftsy® to show you how to design and print your very own graphic wrapping paper – all with the help of your Cricut® machine. Just watch the video – we’ll help you get your DIY on!
Step 1
To begin, log into Cricut® Design Space™, then click on the ‘Images’ icon (on the left) to access the image library. Choose an image you like (cacti, llamas, donuts… it’s all good!) and click ‘Insert Images’ in the lower right corner.
Step 2
Next, click on the color circle to the right of the ‘Images’ icon. In the screen that pops up, click on the ‘Write’ icon at the top, then choose your marker. If you’re using more than one layer, remember to choose a marker for each one.
Step 3

Duplicate the image you’ve chosen several times. Move the individual images around to design a pattern that covers an 11½" x 11½" area.

TIP: Take your time and have fun with this part! You can turn your images in different directions and adjust their sizes to create a pattern that’s scattered and sparse, orderly and close, or completely random.

Step 4

Now, capture all of your images and click ‘Attach’ in the right panel, near the bottom.

TIP: Why should you attach your images before continuing? Because this keeps your designs exactly where you placed them. Otherwise, the Cricut® will automatically reorganize them into a more ordered arrangement. Here are two ways you can capture your images:

  • To select your images one at a time, hold down the ‘Shift’ key on your computer as you click each image icon in the right panel.
  • To select all your images at once, use your cursor to click on a blank area below and to the right of the images, then drag upward and to the left to capture all images within your selection box.
Step 5
Next, click ‘Make It’ in the upper right corner, then ‘Continue’ in the lower right corner.
Step 6
Cut a 12" x 12" piece of gift wrap, and stick it to your LightGrip cutting mat.
Step 7
Now, connect your Cricut® Maker™ to your computer and select your material.
Step 8
Insert your mat into your Cricut® machine, then press the blinking double arrow button. Next, insert your marker into the clamp ‘A' on your machine.
Step 9
Press the blinking Cricut® icon button to start. When you see the double arrow button blinking again, press it to unload the printed paper. Carefully remove your gift wrap from the mat and set it aside.
Step 10

To go back to your design, click ‘Finish’ in the lower right corner of your screen.

TIP: Make sure you size your chosen design to fit the rectangular strips in Design Space®.

Step 11
Ribbon time! Place a sheet of cardstock onto your StandardGrip cutting mat, then repeat Steps 8 and 9.
Step 12
Once your cardstock ribbons are printed and cut, peel them away from the mat.
Step 13

Now, you’ll gently curl each cardstock ribbon. To do this, open your scissors all the way. Place the end of one ribbon over one blade and then place your thumb over the paper, so that you’re holding it on top of the scissors blade. With your other hand, carefully pull the strip so it slides between your thumb and the blade, curling as it goes.

TIP: Work carefully and slowly as you curl your ribbons over the open blade!

Step 14
Now you’re ready to wrap! Use the printed gift wrap you set aside in Step 9 to wrap your gift.
Step 15
Arrange your curly paper ribbons however you like across the top of your gift, and fasten them in place with tape.
Step 16
Don’t forget to make a tag! Add your recipient’s name, and fasten the tag to the top of your gift, so that it’s partially tucked under the curly ribbon topper.

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