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I love that Cricut always has on trend products. Right now, the holographic trend is super cute (Hello, unicorns and mermaids!). When I heard that Cricut had NEW! Holographic Vinyl available in their shop, I had to try it on a project. As always, I learned a few tips along the way, and I’m here to share them with you today.
#1 This Holographic vinyl is not as pliable as regular vinyl. I found it to be a bit stiffer and more like foil adhesive than other removable vinyls.
#2 The product instructions recommend the StandardGrip mat. I had to use the StrongGrip mat. The Holographic Vinyl kept popping up on the StandardGrip Mat. Considering the thickness of the Holographic Vinyl, I will use the StrongGrip Mat with it forward.
#3 It is adhesive yet removable. This makes it perfect for things like electronics! I used it to make a flower for my Chromebook. I think this vinyl would look cute as monograms for phones, laptops, and any other electronic. I did do a test on the back of an older iPod. I left the vinyl on for a few days and then removed it easily.
#4 Holographic vinyl can be difficult to photograph. This isn’t a deal breaker for most things, but if you are an Etsy shop owner or frequently photograph projects for sale, I wanted you to be aware of this.
For this Chromebook decal, I measured the top of my Chromebook. I then sized a flower image to be a bit smaller than this measurement. I cut it using Cricut Holographic vinyl in Opal and Pink. I applied the cut vinyl to the top of the Chromebook.
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut Explore StrongGrip Cutting Mat
- Cricut Holographic Vinyl in Opal and Pink
- Scraper from the Cricut Tools Basic Set
- Tape measure
I am constantly amazed at the items that I can make using my Cricut Explore Air 2. Between the machine capabilities and the cutting material offerings, I have made everything from jewelry to decor signs with the Cricut Explore Air 2. If you are new to the machine, then you may be asking, “How Does the Cricut Machine Work?”
The Cricut Explore Air is an electronic cutting machine. It accepts different cutting materials into the machine by a set of rollers. A blade cuts the materials into shapes.
The machine knows what shapes and images to cut because the user (that’s you!) tells it what to cut via Cricut Design Space. In this newly redesigned software, any user can create cards, stencils, and more. After designing, the user then sends the image or shape to the Cricut machine which then cuts it out.
This is a very simplistic explanation of how the Cricut machine works, but creating a beginner project with the Cricut machine really can be that easy!
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