I received a BrightPad from Cricut in exchange for my review. As always all opinions are mine alone.
Add some color and pizazz to your Cricut Explore Air 2 with vinyl and making the weeding easier with the new Cricut BrightPad.
I’ve had my Cricut Explore Air 2 for just over a year now and, while I’ve used it for 100’s of projects I have yet to decorate Explore Air 2 itself. I’ve seen people who have put cute sayings or characters on their Explore Airs; some even put their business or blog names on them. While they all look good it just wasn’t me. Then one day when I was looking up designs on lovesvg.com I came across these cute flowers and I new they would be perfect for Explore Air 2. And with my new BrightPad it would be easy to weed the smaller pieces.
Essential Tool Kit (you’ll need scissors, weeder, scraper and trimmer)
Download the 3 Floral SVG from lovesvg.com. In your download folder on your computer open the zip file (4208_3_Floral) and click the folder that has the same name.
Once you have your flowers in design space you’ll want to decide which one you want on your Explore Air (I chose the pink one). Make the other 2 flowers not visible by clicking on the eye to the right of the design.
Attach adhesive foil to cutting mat and press the flashing C.
Once design is made cut around design to remove excess vinyl.
Place design on your Brightpad and hit the power button.
Using the weeder start to pull up vinyl starting in the bottom left corner and pulling at a 90° angle.
Place design on your Explore Air machine and measure where you want it to go. Mark with a pen on the backing.
Place in the trimmer and cut along the line you measured.
Attach transfer tape to the first piece of design and use the scraper to fully press the tape into the foil.
Peel backing back at a 90° angle away from transfer tape.
Line up design to the top of the bottom lid of machine and press firmly to adhere.
Remove transfer tape slowly at a 90° angle.
Repeat previous 4 steps with the second half of design. Make sure to line up the bottom of this half to the top of the first half you applied.
Now my Explore Air 2 is just as gorgeous as the projects it helps me create! And with the help of my BrightPad I was able to finish this project in less than 10 minutes. The Brightpad makes weeding, tracing and other tasks that have intricate deals so much easier. There are 5 brightness settings and has nonslip base to make sure your project stays where you put it.
I’ll be going live over on my Facebook page tomorrow, Thursday July 27th at 11am MST showing you how the BrightPad works and answering your questions about all things Cricut.
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