Make an art supplies pouch with Cricut Infusible Ink. This post contains affiliate links which, when purchased through, add no cost to the consumer but provide a small commission to this site to bring more Cricut tutorials.
The Cricut Infusible Ink Cosmetic Bags are great for more than make-up. They are perfect for those on-the-go to keep their essentials (like these Nurse Squad Bags), but they are also coming in handy this school year for my kids in the form of an Art Supplies Pouch.
If you haven’t tried Cricut Infusible Ink yet, I definitely recommend it. It is a fun way to use the Cricut machine and the special Cricut ink material that infuses into the Cricut blanks via heat. The ink isn’t subject to peeling and cracking like iron-on vinyl.
- Cricut machine with Fine Point Blade– The Cricut Maker or a Cricut Explore series machine will work with the Cricut Infusible Ink. I’m using a Cricut Maker. While I have both both the Cricut Explore Air 2 and the Cricut Maker, the Cricut Maker is my preferred machine due to its capability to help me finish a large variety of projects.
- StandardGrip Cutting Mat
- Cricut EasyPress Mat
- Cricut EasyPress 2
- Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets
- Cricut Infusible Ink Cosmetic Bag blank
- Cricut 12″ by 12″ cardstock, white
- Butcher Paper – This comes in the Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet package.
- Lint roller
Create your design in Cricut Design Space. I used a paint splatter with my choice of font. I added the words “Art Supplies” in the center of the paint splatter. I then selected both the words and the paint splatter and clicked “Slice.” I then deleted the words until only the paint splatter with the words cut out remained.
Re-size the text or image to fit on the size cosmetic bag blank.
Place your choice of Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet on the StandardGrip Cutting Mat with the liner side down.
Send the design to the Cricut machine. Be sure to set the design to MIRROR image.
Set the material to Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet. For any Cricut Explore series machines, set the dial to “Custom” first.
Load the mat into the machine and cut the design.
Once the design has finished cutting, remove the Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet from the cutting mat.
Use scissors to cut the design out of the unused portion. Save the unused portion for another project.
Carefully weed the image so that only the desired part of the design is left on the liner. You may need tweezers or other Cricut weeding tools for small parts.
Trim the liner so that it does not go past the EasyPress plate. This will be varying according to what size Cricut EasyPress that you are using.
Place the cardstock inside the cosmetic bag blank.
Use a lint roller to remove any fibers or small pieces of debris that may be on the cosmetic bag. It is important to not skip this step. If you do not have a lint roller, a piece of fresh adhesive tape (something like the blue painter’s tape) will also work.
Cover the blank with a piece of butcher paper. Butcher paper is included in the Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet package.
Head over to the interactive EasyPress heat guide to determine the heat settings for the cosmetic bag blank. This is my go-to site any time I am using a project that requires heat.
Follow the directions on the Cricut EasyPress Heat Guide to complete the project!
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