I want to share with you today a trick I just figured out well enough this weekend to feel like it would be worth sharing.
Do you all know what freezer paper is? I talked about it once before back here.
In case you don’t know freezer paper is amazing and awesome. You buy it on the aisle right next to your tinfoil and saran wrap. It comes in a big huge roll and it is rather inexpensive. I believe you can use it to wrap your food before you freeze it but I have never used it for that so I have no info for you there.
I use freezer paper for crafting. The paper has a shiny side and a dull white side. The shiny side will actually stick down to your fabrics if you iron it onto it. While I could recreate the wheel and write up a whole post on how to use freezer paper as a stencil I am not going to. Dana over at Dana Made It wrote up a great tutorial which is how I knew about this trick in the 1st place.
What I want to tell you is how I got my Cricut to cut my images out for me over and over again without tearing the paper and with nice clean edges.
To do this you will need a Cricut and Freezer Paper!
I was using Craftroom to set up everything but I wrote down the settings it used so hopefully it will help someone else.
In Craftroom you need to set your paper weight to Custom.
If you’re just using your machine you’re fine to just do the settings as you normally would.
I set my blade depth to 6.
I set my pressure to low.
I didn’t set the speed Craftroom did but it looks like it is on max.
The kicker though to get the nice clean edges was the low pressure and then setting it to cut the image twice.
If you’re not using Craftroom and are just using your machine you’re going to use your multi-cut button (I should say here I am using the Cricut Expression, I don’t own the other machines so I am not positive if it will be the same with them). There is a video here that can show you how to change your multi-cut button. It appears that if you push the button it will cut the same image twice. Through the settings however you can set it to cut the same image 2, 3, or 4 times.
I only had to cut it twice and it worked wonderfully for me.
Isn’t it awesome? I love the ease of this. So much easier and smooth than cutting them out with scissors or an exacto knife. You know you want to try this right!
I’ve got a couple projects to share just in time for Valentine’s Day and I used my Cricut and my Freezer Paper so I figured you might appreciate knowing how I did that part first. Come back over the next few days and see some of the fun projects you can do with freezer paper!
Have a WONDERFUL day!