Time Required :
About 30 minutes
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

explore the great outdoors summer tote

Show your love of the great outdoors with this cute design on a trendy, two-tone tote!
Step 1

First, click here to choose a trendy design for your tote. Download the design and save it to your computer.

Step 2

To upload it into Cricut® Design Space™, choose ‘Upload’ in the left panel. Click ‘Upload Image’ and find the file on your computer. Select your image type then use the tools in the next screen to remove the background.
TIP: Do not forget to remove the spaces within your design as well!

Step 3

Click ‘Apply & Continue’ then choose ‘Cut Image’ and save.

Step 4

Choose the design and click ‘Add to Canvas’.

Step 5

Use the contour feature to manipulate the pieces of the design to separate the "layers" and then up in the ‘Operations’ box, choose a shade to represent the vinyl.
TIP: This identifies the layer and tells your machine to prompt you to change vinyl’s when cutting.

Step 6

Size the design as you would like it to appear on your shirt.

Step 7

Click ‘Make It’ in the upper right corner of your screen.

Step 8

In your preview screen, check ‘Mirror’ in the left panel for each mat, to reverse your image.

Step 9

Now, click ‘Continue’ in the bottom right corner of your screen and choose the correct material.

Step 10

Place the iron-on material for the first layer, shiny-side down, onto your cutting mat. Load the mat into your Cricut® machine, then press the blinking Cricut® icon to start cutting.

Step 11

Repeat Step 6 with remaining layers.
TIP: When cutting with multiple material types, such as matte, glitter and/or foil, be sure to watch the preview panel so update the material type so your machine knows how to cut each layer.

Step 12

Use scissors to cut the design from each iron-on material roll. Next, use your weeder tool to remove all the excess material around and inside your design. You’ll be left with just the reversed design on the clear plastic carrier sheets, which are slightly sticky.

Step 13

Preheat your EasyPress™ to the appropriate temperature for your material and, if needed, adjust the timer.
TIP: See the Quick Reference Guide, included with your EasyPress™, for temperature and times or click here for an interactive guide. You can also use an iron to press your material. Just follow the instructions included in the iron-on material packaging.

Step 14

Place your tote on top of your EasyPress™ mat and then preheat the fabric for 5 seconds.

Step 15

Place the carrier sheet, so it’s sticky-side down, onto your tote. You should be able to see the layer through the carrier sheet, just as it will appear once ironed.
TIP: Press each layer, one at a time, starting with the bottom layer.

Step 16

Place your EasyPress™ on top of the design, apply the appropriate pressure for your material and press the time button. Once it beeps, flip over your tote and press for another 15 seconds. If your material is the warm peel type, you may go ahead and peel off the carrier sheet. If your material is a cool peel type, let it cool completely before removing the carrier sheet.

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