Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Travel Toiletries with Cricut!

I'm so excited about today's post!
It's no surprise that I LOVE my Cricut. I originally bought it when I was in the midst of the frenzy that is wedding planning. I had been considering buying a cutting machine for years but couldn't justify it (because they are a bit pricey). I studied the brands, read every blog I could to make sure I got the best machine and eventually I pulled the trigger. I can say, without question, that it is, HANDS DOWN the BEST crafting investment I have ever made. It is so versatile and can do so much! AND they have a GOLD machine!
I have been traveling a bit more recently and in doing so I've come to the realization that there is just no cute travel toiletries. I looked high and low and, nothing. Eventually I found some pink ones that were oooookay, but needed a little something extra, here is where my handy dandy Cricut gets involved. I decided to use the Print then Cut feature of my Cricut to create some custom toiletry labels.
I created them on a fun palm leave pattern in a hexagon shape (because I've been kind of obsessing over hexagons lately, remember my birthday?).

Aren't they adorable??
And the best part, the printable vinyl is totally water resistant! I originally planned on using sticker paper for this project, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that sticker paper may not be the best option, especially since most of these items would likely be getting wet. So, I ran myself a little experiment. I printed a sample label out of Cricut Printable Vinyl. Once it was done printing, I took it over to the sink and ran it directly under the faucet. Not gunna lie, I didn't have high expectations for this. But, to my surprise, the water did NOTHING to the vinyl! The printed image didn't bleed or even smudge... AT ALL! I was so excited that I called my husband into my craft room to show him!

If you want to create some of these labels for yourself, here are the files:
Shampoo // Conditioner // Face Wash // After Sun Spray // Blank
Simply upload them into Design Space, be sure to choose "complex image" when uploading and save it as a print then cut image.

The labels automatically upload at 2.66 inches wide. I went in and changed them all to 2 inches for this project. 
And that's it! Your printer and your Cricut Explore do all of the work for you! When I first bought my machine, they hadn't announced the Print then Cut feature yet. It has quickly become my favorite feature! Especially using the cool mediums like printable vinyl, sticker paper and even tattoo paper! The possibilities really are endless

AND how cute would your new travel toiletries be on your next beach vacay in this simple make it now tote bag project? 

*Because I'm sure I'll get questions... I got the adorable Palm leaf pattern here and the font is Bromello*

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