In case you missed it, I’ve recently been selected to be a Cricut Ambassador, and I’m beyond thrilled! I received a Cricut Explore Air 2, you can read everything you need to know about this fancy cutting machine here. But today I’m here to talk about the Cricut EasyPress 2. If you’re anything like me, then one of my favorite features of the Cricut is the ability to design my own t-shirts. Let’s see how the Cricut EasyPress 2 makes it EASY to make your own!
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Everything you need to know about the Cricut EasyPress 2
When I tell you that the Cricut EasyPress 2 works like magic, I’m not kidding. Long gone are the days of using an iron to adhere your HTV to your shirts. I really cannot get over how much of a time saver the EasyPress is! Here are some facts about the EasyPress2:
- Advanced heat plate design. Its ceramic-coated surface and two heating elements create edge-to-edge heat for transfers.
- Precise temperature control up to 400°F (205°C).
- Features an insulated Safety Base which protects your surface. The auto shutoff feature turns the machine off after 10 minutes of inactivity.
- Transfers your designs perfectly and EASILY!
How to make your own “Be Kind” T-Shirt using the Cricut EasyPress2
For my first project using the EasyPress 2, I wanted to try something relatively easy. I searched the Cricut Design Space for “Free Project” ideas. I quickly came across the “Be Kind” t-shirt! My youngest son’s Kindergarten class has been focusing on the importance of kindness. In fact, they sing a “kindness” song every morning…how cute, right?! I knew he’d just love this shirt to wear to school and show his classmates and teacher!
- Everyday iron-on vinyl in the color of your choice
- StandardGrip Machine Mat
- EasyPress 2
- EasyPress Mat
Directions to make your DIY Be Kind T-Shirt:
One of the most important things is to make sure you mirror your image when using iron-on and lace the shiny side down on the mat. The photo below shows the image the original way, and then mirrored.
Simply follow the prompts in Design Space to cut the images from the iron-on material.
Next you’ll want to use your Weeder Tool (if you don’t have one, tweezers works okay), to remove the negative pieces of iron-on so only your design remain on the clear liner.
Now it’s time to use your EasyPress 2!!
Easily apply the iron-on to your project! Using the Heat Transfer Guide, you will be able to determine the perfect time and temp settings.
I cannot even tell you how EASY this was to transfer. As someone who has STRUGGLED with using a regular old iron, the EasyPress 2 makes it a breeze! Check out our finished project!
Avery cannot wait to wear his new shirt to school! He’s so excited to share his “Be Kind” shirt when his class sings the “Kindness song” in the morning! I love that his classroom is teaching the importance of kindness. It’s something I try to instill in my kids daily.
Have you tried the Cricut EasyPress 2? What is the first project you would make?
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