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Last year, I stayed up well past my bedtime one evening making themed costumes for the boys. I had TOTALLY forgotten about a dress up day the following day, right until I thought about climbing into bed. Ugh. I wish I was the type of mom who could just let it go, but I’m no Elsa. I worked for a good two hours on what I thought would be a “quick project” before falling into bed.
And then I started using the Cricut Explore Air 2. I can officially say I’m finished with late night projects and crazy last minute requests that turn into two hour catastrophes. The Cricut Explore Air 2 tosses out a cut 2x faster than my other Cricut machines, and it made creating this 10 Minute Frankenstein shirt a breeze!
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut Explore Standard Grip mat (mine is from a variety pack)
- Iron On vinyl
- Plain shirt
- Measuring tape
Measure the shirt and size the image to fit.
Cut the image on the Cricut Explore Air 2, being sure to mirror the image prior to cutting.
Weed the negative vinyl so that only the image is left, and place the vinyl on the shirt.
Cover it with a pillowcase or thin fabric and press the (hot) iron on the cloth. Do not slide the iron but rather press the hot iron on the image.
Peel the plastic layer away to reveal the finished shirt.
The new Cricut Explore Air 2 has several awesome features, including:
- The capability to write and cut up to 2x faster than other models (select Fast Mode)
- Cuts over 100 different materials
- Lovely colors
I love the new machine for the faster cutting and writing. If you’ve ever made a coloring page with the other Cricut models, then you know how long this can take when making full page coloring sheets. The Cricut Explore Air 2 will definitely minimize this time for me! It will also come in handy when I forget to make a project and have to create a costume the night before, ahem. See more about the Cricut Explore Air 2 and how to use the Fast Mode in this video.
The new machine would make a great gift for the crafting fan in your life. Ladies, it’s never too early to start dropping hints to the man in your life that the bling you want this Christmas is a shiny new Cricut Explore Air 2!