I had planned on a video for today’s post, but I’m hoping you’ll forgive me for reposting this post I made last year instead. DH has been out of town all week and I’ve been BEARY busy with my children. See their photos below. I hope you all enjoy this post…again. 😉
That’s DH, DS#2, DD, DS#1 and Me!! Do I look fat in this picture?
Hi Friends! Well, yesterday I showed you how to cut regular felt in your Cricut. Click here for a link to that post. Today I’m going to show you how to cut adhesive felt! I just have to tell you how MUCH I’m ENJOYING doing this! Felt is fun!! You know what’s even more fun? Well, I’ll have to tell you that in the next few days.
It’s a surprise. 😀
What Is Adhesive Felt?
First thing’s first! Adhesive felt is felt that is somewhat stiff and has a sticky adhesive backing. The adhesive is also covered with a paper backing. When you pull off the backing, the felt can be stuck directly to other things. It is different from the felt I used yesterday, which was just regular, floppy, non-stiff, non-adhesive felt. I bought my felt at Michael’s, but you can find it in other craft stores too.
How I Stuck Adhesive Felt Down & How I Cut It…
I realized pretty quickly that the only way the adhesive felt was going to stick to the mat was if I removed the slick paper backing. I was concerned that the sticky mat + the mat’s adhesive would be so strong that I might not be able to get the felt back off when the Cricut finished cutting. I tried it anyway. It worked out! See how it came up? Best of all, sticking it down like that made sure that it didn’t rise off the mat until I took it off. YAY!
I used the Deep Cut Blade set at 6, Speed 2 and Pressure 5. I set Multi Cut to 2.
This pretty heart is from the Storybook cartridge. I love that cart! I was really impressed with the detail that could be cut from the adhesive felt as opposed to the regular felt. The regular felt (from yesterday’s post) would pull too much to accept this kind of detail.
Isn’t that cool?! Just look at how well it cuts. Amazing. I LOVE IT!
The LUV letter (love letter, LOL…I’m cracking myself up) cuts are also from the Storybook cartridge. 😉
Do you heart the heart? I do!
So, I took that adhesive heart off the mat and stuck that baby to the other heart from yesterday’s post. Cool, huh?
These pink Storybook cartridge hearts are cut at 3″. The big red hearts from yesterday are from the Designer’s Calendar cartrdige and were cut at 5″. The LUV letters are cut at 2″ and the small hearts (you’ll see in a second) were cut at 3″.
Also, you can see in the photo that it leaves a bit of a mess on the mat. There are definitely some pieces of the felt’s adhesive backing still stuck to my mat. I was able to pull some of it off, but I gave up on getting it all off. I’ll worry with that later.
I know my kids look like triplets, but they’re really not.
That’s DS#1 and Me. Isn’t he handsome?
Do you want to know more about the bears? Well, I just happen to have a post on that experience right here.
I hope this was helpful to you! 😀 Have a happy day!