Cricut- “Happy 4th of July” Stencil

I hope you are learning from the information shared on the blog! So far, we have covered creating a new project, saving projects, inserting images, selecting and resizing images, inserting text, slicing, welding, attaching, detaching, grouping, ungrouping, duplicating, sharing project links, cut settings, stencil materials, and probably a few other things that I am forgetting. … Read more

Cricut-Fireworks Stencil Set

Today I am going to show you how I use Cricut Access images for stencils. When I have a theme in mind, like July 4th, I create a new project and enter lots of search terms. After I select several images for my theme, I insert them into one project as you see below. I … Read more

Father’s Day Stencils

Father’s Day is almost here! These stencils are just in time! I have designed stencil files to share with both Silhouette and Cricut users. You will find the links with access to the files at the end of the post and on the Shared Stencil Files page.   Cricut Design Space Here is a pic of my … Read more

Cricut-All About Bridges

Creating bridges in Design Space can be done two ways. The way I prefer to create them is by inserting squares or ovals and slicing away part of the letter, number, or image while in the workspace. Slicing away areas doesn’t sound like you are bridging anything, does it? Taking areas away with the slice … Read more

Cricut-Designing a Background Stencil

Now that you have created a stencil frame for your stencils, let’s design a striped background stencil using the Insert Shapes tool. You can use this stencil for creating a striped pattern on cookies or you can cut two striped stencils, lay one on top of the other in the opposite direction, and make a … Read more

Cricut-Designing a Stencil Frame

To begin your stencil making adventure, I am going to show you how to design a stencil frame. This is the part of the stencil that holds everything in place. I like to make my stencil frames 5.5 x 5.5 to fit in the Stencil Genie, but you can make the frame any size or shape … Read more

The Ever Important Cut Settings

When I started playing around with the Design Space Software, I could not find any information about making cookie stencils. I saw one post on the Silhouette School blog. I could only find a few YouTube videos about making stencils from vinyl, but they were not much help. The there are a few things that make cookie … Read more

Parts of a Cookie Stencil

Let’s start with the basics– A cookie stencil is a thin sheet of polyester film, plastic, or acetate with a pattern or letters cut out of it, used to produce the cut design on the surface below by the application of icing or airbrush colors through the holes. I took this from the dictionary, but … Read more

How I Began Making Cookie Stencils

I use both a Silhouette Cameo 3 and Cricut Explore Air now, but years ago when the Cricut was a brand new invention, I bought one. I knew nothing about it, but I have always liked having the newest crafty gadgets available. I could not figure out that crazy little machine and it was expensive to … Read more

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