How to Download and Use files on your IOS device

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So you purchased that awesome bundle you’ve always wanted but, there’s one problem. You don’t know how to use it on your IOS mobile.

No worries, we’ll walk you through it. In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

  • How to download the bundle to your phone
  • Getting it into the Cricut Design Space™ mobile app

1. Download the Cricut Design App

Go to App Store and Install the Cricut Design App: https://tinyurl.com/yaxf2arn

2. Download the .zip file

Head over to Craftbundles.com and log in. Once logged in, click Purchases (the cloud icon on the top right corner) and download the files that you have purchased.

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3. Download the file

Locate the file that you want to install and click download. Your browser will open a new window and the download will start. You will see that the loading bar will stay pending until the download is complete.

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Once the download is complete, you will be prompted to open the file. Click “Open in Files”:

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3. Save it to your phone

Click open in “Files” and choose where do you want to place the file. You will see few options such as your Google Drive, iCloud Drive, On my iPhone and Dropbox.  Choose any and after that click on the file. You will see the option to preview content. Click on that.

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Swipe right until you see the image of the product that you want to use. You will have to browse (swipe right and left) through a lot of files if you downloaded the bundle. Once you have, Click the export icon at the bottom left of the screen and click ‘Save Image’. Your image will be saved in your photos app:

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4. Open your Cricut Design and Click “New Project”

Be sure to set-up your Cricut machine and follow all the instruction in the app during the setup. Click Upload and choose the file that you saved earlier to the photos.

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5. Modify and cut it away!

In the app, you can choose to erase a certain part of the image, add text, text, image, layers and many others. Once you are satisfied, you can cut it away by clicking the “Make it” button at the bottom right of the app!

How To Install and Use Fonts on Cricut Design Space

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So you downloaded that awesome bundle you’ve always wanted but, you’re wondering how to install the fonts on your Cricut Design Space.

No worries, we’ll walk you through it. We created this cute phone case using the font Robot Love included in our February Craft Bundle.

 

1. Once you have downloaded the bundle and unzipped the files, your files will look like this:

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2. Click on the “Fonts” folder to access all the fonts included in the bundle, and you’ll see this:

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3. The “Quick Install” folder includes all the “OTF” files ready to be installed.

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In the “All Fonts” folder, you’ll find all the fonts in their OTF and TTF formats together with the extras (only when the font include extra files).

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4. Click on the font you want to install, your file will open and display something like this. Don’t be intimidated, this is normal. All you have to do now is click the “Install” button on top and that’s it :)

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5. Once the font is installed on your computer, you can go ahead and open Cricut Design Space and create a New Project.

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6. Once your canvas is opened, select the ‘Text’ option on your dashboard as shown below.

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7. A text box will appear and next, you can look for the font you want to use. Just click on the drop-down button and select the font of your choice.

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8. Once clicked, you’ll see a menu of all the fonts installed on your computer. Scroll through to find the font you want to use, or just type the name of the font in the search bar.
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9. Select the font you want to use, and then type the phrase or quote you that you are using for your project. We’re going ahead with “Beep! Beep!”

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10. This font also includes some really cute dingbats that we want to use for the phone case. Not sure how to find or use them? Go to the “1. Documentation” folder on your bundle, and you’ll find “The Ornaments/Dingbats Guide”.

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11. The guide will help you figure out which letters you have to use to get a nice doodle or adorn. Here, we’re using the robots in love, so we hit the letter “t”.

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How to use fonts on Cricut

12. We’re done! That’s all we want in our design. Now, we assigned a different color to the text depending on the color of the vinyl we want to use. Cricut will then separate the elements automatically when the design is sent to cut. We’re using pink for the text and a glittery vinyl for the robots.

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13. That’s it! Now, all there’s left to do is send it to cut. :)

See? It’s so easy to create your own designs using a font. Check out the final outcome of our phone case in the video below. We sure had fun creating it!

How To Make Your Own Farmhouse-Style Pitcher

A guest post by Audrey C, from Project Silhouette

How to make your own Farmhouse Pitcher with Silhoutte Cameo and The February Craft Bundle

Love and Hate Relationship

I have to be honest with you: I have a love/hate relationship with Chip and Joanna Gaines. Why? I love them because they work so well together, they create miraculous results with houses that need a lot of help, and pretty much the entire world loves their style. I hate them because I love them so much. 

Ha! Farmhouse style decor has gotten really big lately, and I attribute a lot of that to Joanna Gaines and her creative style. You can achieve the same style using just a few simple crafting tools and transform your home into something that Joanna would be proud of. So let’s get started!

Step 1: Get the file

February Craft Bundle 1 Farmhouse SVG cutting files from The February Craft Bundle 1

First, snag the February Bundle from Craft Bundles. They offer amazing bundles each month for a CRAZY discounted price, and you know what the best part is? They all come with a commercial license! That means you can make and sell items using their fonts and images. Can I get a what-what?!

For this project, I am using one of the SVG files in their Farmhouse bundle. Once downloaded, unzip the file and import the SVG into the software. Here I am using Silhouette Studio. Size it accordingly.

Farmhouse SVG cutting file in Silhouette Studio Tutorial 1

Step 2: Select your material & Cut

Next, go to your cut settings and select your material. Here I am using matte vinyl. Make sure your image shows all the cut lines! Otherwise, the cut will be incomplete.

Farmhouse SVG cutting file in Silhouette Studio Tutorial 2

Now load your vinyl into your machine and cut away!

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Step 3: Weed the unwanted part

After your vinyl is cut, you are going to weed away the parts of the design that you don’t want. Use a small hook or a pair of tweezers to get those little pieces. This part is sometimes very relaxing!

Silhouette Cameo Weeding - Tutorial

 

Step 4: Put the design on transfer tape

Now grab your favourite transfer tape and place a piece on your newly-weeded design. Rub your fingers all over it so it’s stuck on well.

Silhouette Cameo Transfer - Tutorial

Silhouette Cameo Design Flip - Tutorial

Flip your design over and carefully peel off the backing of the vinyl, exposing the adhesive side of your matte vinyl.

Step 5: Peel the Vinyl and place it in the pitcher!

Now it’s time to grab your cute farmhouse pitcher! I found this one at IKEA…they have some amazing Farmhouse-style decor at terrific prices! Place your design right-side-up onto your pitcher, and use your fingers to gently rub the vinyl on.
Silhouette Cameo Vinyl - Tutorial

Now slowly peel the transfer tape off, leaving the vinyl on the pitcher. If your vinyl starts to peel up as well, that’s ok! Just place your fingers onto the pieces while you pull up the transfer tape.


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After the transfer tape is off, rub the vinyl again in place and your farmhouse pitcher is complete!

It always amazes me at how easy it is to customize ordinary objects using the right design, and just some simple vinyl. Thank goodness Craft Bundles offers the cutest designs for a fraction of the price! Now what are you going to customize??

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Cheers!


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My name is Aubrey and I am currently from Kaysville, Utah. I’m married to a wonderful husband and we have three silly, energetic kids. I love anything creative, including refinishing furniture, interior design, making fun party favors, holiday decor, and of course all things made with my Silhouette machine. I enjoy using my creativity as part of my every-day life, and I love inspiring others to do the same!

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