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Have you heard about the new Cricut Foil Transfer System yet? It’s such a fun new tool to add stunning foil effects to your craft projects! I love that the New Cricut Foil Transfer System is a pressure activated system making it safe and so easy to use.
Check out this post and learn everything about the new Cricut Foil Transfer System.
I had so much fun learning about and using the new Cricut Foil Transfer System, I had to create more projects ASAP. I created 2 projects for you today all Halloween themed because well its my fav and it’s that time of year!!
This project is super easy and will make a big statement! Cricut has fully integrated the Foil Transfer kit into their design space. The program will walk you through every step along the way and makes it so easy.
Materials needed: CLICK LINKS TO PURCHASE
Craft Foam Stickers or roll
Black Frame-found at Joann Fabric Store
Here is a step by step video for this project.
HERE ARE THE WRITTEN STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS:
- Put the Foil Transfer fine tip ( 1 line) into the B clamp.
- Place black kraft board onto the 12×12 standard grip mat.
- Tape a piece of 12×12 silver foil on top of the black kraft board shiny side up. Tape is included in foil transfer sheet package. Make sure you tape all 4 sides.
- Press all the star wheels to one side so you don’t get lines in your design.
- Make sure the tape does not overlap onto any part of your design you want to foil. The transfer will not come through well.
- Load mat into machine, click go. The machine will press foil and when it’s done it will slide the mat out. DO NOT UNLOAD.
- Remove the foil and the tape from your project.
- Replace the Foil Transfer Tip with the fine tip cutting blade. Click go.
- When done, unload mat.
- Peel mat away from kraft board
- Add foam squares or glue dot on back of project, and place into frame.
Potion Bottle Labels
Ok, this project was sooo fun to create and to set up! Nothing says Halloween more then a good ol witches brew! This year I wanted to add a potion bar to my Halloween decor and the Cricut Foil Transfer System was a perfect touch to add to my labels!! It was so easy to add the foil lines into my project in Cricut Design space. All you have to do is choose foil, in the line type drop down. You can turn any line into a foil line type! It makes it so easy and adds such fun detail to your project!
Materials needed: CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO PURCHASE
This project will use a couple different techniques. Print then cut and then using the Foil Transfer system on top.
1 piece of white paper
These labels are completely ready to go through design space. Get the file HERE Click make it and the program will walk you through the print then cut process. Print the 3 pages onto the printable vinyl sheets on your home printer. You will see that the printer will print a black line around the labels, this is a registration mark that the Cricut machine will read to know where the images are on the page and where to cut. That being said with using the Cricut Foiling Transfer system, you will need to make sure you don’t cover those registration marks. I will walk you through how to do that below.
Click make it after you open the project. Print all 3 pages by clicking on each page and then click print at the top. Print these on your printable vinyl.
After your labels have been printed, we need to trim down the foil so that it doesn’t cover the registration marks. Use a pencil and mark the foil where you need to cut it . Place the foil about 1/4 inch away from the registration mark. You need to save some room for the tape. Using the Cricut paper trimmer, cut the foil on the marks you made.
The tape that comes with the Foil Transfer Sheets, is thicker than we can use for this project. You will need to also cut the tape in half. This is easy to do using the Cricut paper trimmer.
Measure the tape for each side to match the foil. Carefully place the tape 1/8″ on the foil and the other on the printable vinyl but DON’T OVERLAP THE REGISTRATION MARKS!! Once all sides are taped, place the printable vinyl sheet on a 12×12 standard grip mat.
*TIPS AND TRICKS* (READ)
The sensor that reads the registration lines typically doesn’t work well with shiny materials. The reflection throws it off and it can’t register the lines and where it needs to go. If you place a piece of white paper ( or whatever color your background paper is. It has to match.) that’s the same size as the foil and tape it with a tiny piece of tape at the bottom, like pictured below, the machine will then be able to read the registration marks. MAKE SURE YOUR PAPER DOES NOT COVER THE REGISTRATION LINES. After the Cricut machine reads all the registration marks it will move to the top and prepare to press the foil. When it moves up to the top, quickly remove the white paper. Follow the prompts from the machine to change out sizes of Transfer Foil Tips and cutting tools.
The machine will then press the foil with the fine tip ( 1 line), stop and prompt you to change the tip for the bold tip (3 lines), DO NOT UNLOAD after changing the tip, click go. The machine will press the foil with the bold tip.
When the foil has all been pressed, the machine will move the mat out, DO NOT UNLOAD IT!! You will be prompted to remove the foil and tape. Change out the Foil Transfer kit tip for the fine tip cutting blade and click GO.
YAY! The labels are all ready to go! Now you need to prepare your bottles. I rounded up several liquor bottles. Remove the labels. I used Goo Gone for most of them but some wouldn’t budge. I soaked those ones in hot water and dish soap and they came right off!
Apply the labels to your cleaned bottles and add the fun elements. This will give them a very spooky feel!! Here are some ideas of things that I added to mine!
Fill Jars with fun items, add labels and put them on your table. I used a big round tray and created levels with random stuff under them.
Black Pebbles from dollar store Moss from hobby lobby, red food color and water 1/2 baby oil, 1/2 purple water, silver and purple glitter spray paint little twigs -powder sugar for skeleton
-Deco beads for Warts
-Cotton balls, tan grass, and water for mushrooms
I hope that you had so much fun learning how to foil over a print then cut image!! It might have seemed like more steps but quick once you do it once!! The results are beautiful and you can use this technique to make invitations, tags, cards, ect..
Make sure and pin for later and thanks for stopping by!! If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below.