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We may very well have chosen the remote learning route for the new school year. However the need for personalization still runs at an all time high. For those doing a hybrid or heading back to school full time the goal is to keep the kids from sharing their items and most of all their germs, so lets get personal. With the Cricut Maker that is, join us as we prep for back to school with personalized school supplies.
Personalizing both of my kids, nieces and nephews items for the return to school is the one thing that is getting them excited to get back to learning. We went ahead and ordered all of our school supplies online and then we decided on designs. Take a look below and let me know what you think!
Supplies needed for all projects pictured:
- Cricut Maker
- Cricut Premium Vinyl in color of your choice
- Everyday Iron-On
- Cricut Easy Press 2
- Cricut Transfer Tape
- Cricut Access (to design space)
- School Supplies to personalize
- Cricut Tool Set
Running to the nurse is how my daughter passes the day, with venturing about being limited I want to ensure she has all of the supplies she needs by her side. The pouch we used arrived with a gift we purchased a while ago and we were just looking for the right design and usage for it. So we created Gia’s Survival Kit! Have a kid in need of a survival kit? Cool, check out our design in design space and cut your own vinyl or everyday iron on and create! This design can easily be edited by clicking on Gia’s name.
I applied the germ and Gia’s Survival Kit! on the top of the pouch via transfer tape. I felt the germ needed to show it was wearing a mask but I didn’t want to take away from the sparkly effect of the pouch itself. So I applied a white vinyl circle on the inside of the pouch. My critic Gia, of course approved before hand.
Dirty Masks Pouch
Reality is our kids (as well as the adults) will get their masks dirty through out the day. The best way to ensure the dirty masks don’t get mixed up with the clean is to give the kids (and parents) some place to put them. A dirty mask pouch will definitely be found in our cars. Create our Dirty Mask design, simply cut it out using everyday iron-on if you plan to use a canvas pouch, or vinyl if you plan to place it on a plastic container.
Weed the material you choose, and then apply either using the Cricut easy press and mat, or transfer tape for the vinyl.
The most fun was creating the girls books. Unicorns, Mermaids and more. We found the designs in Circuit Access on design space and the girls chose from a variety of of unicorn, mermaid and many more designs. This process truly took the longest. They finally agreed upon Have a Magical Day, and Mermaids are only in Fourth Grade.
Gia applied the mermaids design herself and she was inn fear of not knowing what subject the mermaids book was. Therefore she left ample space to layer in the subject at the bottom, once we are informed by the teacher. This is my real life friends, my child is my mini me.
While the girls had fun creating unicorn and mermaid covered notebooks, I did a search in Cricut access for inspirational quotes. I came up with keep calm and learn, since this was a Greek notebook I added the last part. I found it funny. Gia not so much!
As for JD, he is simple. Just label the subjects Mom. Nothing fancy or cutesy, I am about to graduate 8th grade. OK Party Pooper! You can kind the subject labels design here.
Creating with The Cricut Maker
The process to create any of these designs is much simpler than you would think. Measure to size on screen, place your material on the cutting mat, choose your material on screen, and hit the flashing button on the Cricut. If you are using Everyday iron-on don’t forget to mirror your image! The Cricut Maker will display on screen which layer will print first, second and third, and which color vinyl or everyday iron-on to lay on the mat.
When your cut is complete, remove the vinyl /everyday iron-on and get to weeding!
If you are using vinyl you will then transfer your design to transfer tape. Using the Cricut scraper, apply the tape to the back of your design and scrape along to transfer the image to the transfer tape.
Once your design is attached to the transfer tape apply to your books, pouch etc. again using the scraper.
If you are using Everyday Iron-on once your weeding is complete, check out our guide on how to use the Cricut easy press 2.
We hope you enjoy creating our Back to School Designs with Cricut as much as we did. Leave us feedback below, we’d love to hear from you!