LEARN HOW EASY IT IS TO DESIGN AND MAKE PERSONALIZED CRICUT INFUSIBLE INK COASTERS USING DESIGN SPACE IMAGES, TEXT, AND INFUSIBLE INK TRANSFER SHEETS!
A Cricut Infusible Ink Coasters Blank has been specially engineered to work with the Cricut Infusible Ink Transfers and Pens.
This tutorial will focus on the Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets and how to design a coaster in Cricut’s Design Space.
Let’s make some fun Cricut Infusible Ink Coasters using multiple images, text and utilizing tools such as Slice, Weld, and Contour!
I made 2 sets (Blue Sky and True Blue) of the same four designs and just love how they turned out.
How to personalize your own Cricut Infusible Ink Coasters
Also, look how easy it would be to switch just a few words and images to personalize your own set. Let me provide one simple example.
Let’s take the “Sewing mends the Soul” Now picture this, either you or someone you know just loves boating.
Swap out “Sewing” for “Boating” and swap out the “button” image to a “Helm” (a boats steering wheel) and you now have personalized a coaster for that Boater enthusiast in your life!
OMGosh! I get started in designing these and it’s hard to stop, so here is one more for ya! Are YOU or someone you know a CRICUT LOVER?!?
The Cricut and Boater Coaster files will also be included with the Sewing Coaster files located in my FREE Cricut Design Space File link here.
Talk about ADORABLE!!! Make one for your craft room and display on a cute little stand like my favorite 4″ rose gold stands I use and love!
So now the file I share will open like the picture below. If there is a coaster design you “don’t” want to use simply click on the “eye icon” in the layers panel and it will turn off that layer for you. ✔
These are done using solid color Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets. I made another set of Coasters utilizing the patterned Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets.
I actually don’t even use them as coasters but cute little messages on stands. They bring me so much joy and reminders!
If you’d like to jump right into how to design your coaster and then apply the ink to your coaster, I highly suggest watching the video ✔ where you can pause or fast forward if needed. So much easier to learn this way or even get a little inspiration! 😊
Video of Cricut’s Infusible Ink Coasters Tutorial
- Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets (I used Blue Sky and True Blue)
- Cricut Infusible Ink Coaster Blanks
- Cricut EasyPress
- Cricut EasyPress Mat
- Standard Grip Cutting Mat
- Cardstock 80# White
- Cricut’s Heat Resistant Tape
- Butcher Paper (comes inside the package of Infusible Ink)
- Soft lint-free cloth (comes inside the package of Infusible Ink) or use any other cloth that is lint-free
- A way to cut your Infusible Ink such as a Cricut
- My link to this Cricut Design Space File
- Digital laser thermometer (Optional) or this model
If you would like to design your own coasters, the video above would be best to watch.
If you’d like more clarification on learning Cricut’s Design Space, I put together a FREE easy to follow guide located here. And I have a video that covers in detail how to use Cricut’s Design Space located here.
All images and fonts I used on this project came from Cricut’s Access subscription. If you would like more information on joining the Official Cricut Access you can do so right here.
Again, if you like my design and wish to use it, you can locate it here in my resource library where I store free links and files.
Once you either design your own or use my file you will next be ready to click on “make it”
Then you’ll want to select “Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet” If you don’t have it saved as a favorite as I do, then select “Browse All Materials”
Here you will be able to type in Infusible Ink in the search bar
Then select Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet 😊 then continue down below, which you will see this screen below.
Notice how close those four squares are? You COULD cut it this way but I prefer to move them oh say 1/4″ – 1/2″ so they will be easier to cut apart once they come off the Cricut Cutting mat.
To move them simply click on the squares you want to move and hold down your mouse while you drag the squares. Easy Peasy!
This is how I like them moved below, notice the slight difference?
Next, you will want to “Mirror” the mat. Simply click on the slider button as seen below, it turns the slider to green, then click on “Continue”
Prior to touching your Infusible Ink, be sure to wash your hands real good to remove any possible lotion or oils so as not to damage your project.
Be sure to load your Infusible Ink Transfer Sheet with the shiny side down on the Cricut cutting mat and the Infusible Ink will be facing up so you can see it.
Then place your mat into your Cricut and press the load button and then the Go button when it flashes
Weeding Infusible Ink is a different but easy experience than weeding vinyl or HTV. If this is your first time weeding Infusible Ink it may make a “crackle” sound. This is normal and to be expected.
You basically start out by slightly bending or rolling the cut piece of Infusible Ink. This is likely when you hear the crackle 😃
Then simply remove the excess Infusible Ink Paper in and around your design which will leave your design intact on the clear liner piece.
First, you will want to trim with scissors any Infusible Ink that is not part of your design to save and use for a later project. This will leave you with just your four square coaster shapes.
Next, in this picture, I am just getting the outside upper edge piece and tearing it to the outside to get it started
Then simply pull off the strip on the outside and around each coaster piece
Then cut all four coasters into individual pieces for ease of weeding
Now just simply get the edge of a letter or image and carefully peel it off. The main concern is to be careful with anything really small such as a DOT or perhaps the inside of a letter such as a P.
You don’t want to accidentally forget the middle of the P needs to stay on the clear liner with your design.
Place your EasyPress Mat down first then put your white cardstock on the EasyPress Mat. The cardstock protects your beautiful EasyPress Mat.
Take either the piece of cloth that comes in your Infusible Ink Transfer box or a clean microfiber cloth and wipe your coaster blank.
Place your coaster blank face up on the cardstock.
Next, use heat resistant tape to secure 2 sides of your Infusible Ink piece to place face down(ink side down) on your coaster blanks.
Then place all four coasters cork side sitting directly on the white cardstock. So now you will see the backside of the clear liner when you look down at your coasters.
Alrighty! Time to place a piece of Butcher Paper (It comes in the Infusible Ink Box) over the coasters. Depending on what size your HeatPress is, will decide if you press 1 or 2 or all 4 coasters at once.
Today I am using the large EasyPress 2. Time to add your butcher paper
Dependent on which EasyPress you are using will determine the temp and time needed for the coasters.
TIP: In the future, I highly suggest downloading a shortcut to Cricut’s Heat Guide for any device you use.
If you need help with downloading Cricut’s shortcuts onto ANY device (or any web address for that matter) I made a video for each device with timestamps to get you right to your device quickly Windows, Apple/Mac, iPhone, Ipad, Android)
I keep the Cricut Heat Guide and Cricut’s Help page on my devices for quick reference.
Infusible Ink Square Coasters using EasyPress 2 = 400° for 60 seconds – cool peel. My coasters took approx 9 min to cool enough to pick up.
Carefully place the EasyPress on the Coasters and make sure they are all under the heat plate.
Also, be careful not to move the EasyPress at all while heating. There is NO pressure needed, but I still keep my hand on the Press to avoid ANY possible movement. Any movement will likely ruin the ink design on your coasters. ✔
When the timer goes off, carefully pick the EasyPress straight up and place it in its base.
Once cooled, you can remove the tape and admire the beauty!
It’s truly amazing the vibrant color the Cricut Infusible Ink Coasters turn out to be! ❤
Two completed Infusible Ink Coasters on stands
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