You simply log into Cricut Craft Room and select “My Cartridges” and you’ll see the free cut of the week in your queue. Or select “Cricut Craft Room Exclusives” and you’ll notice that a select few are bolded. Those are cuts that are offered to you complimentary.
I instantly feel in love with the cut for this week and felt the need to share. The instructions on the Provo Craft site aren’t that great and they don’t give you picture-by-picture. Since I’m a visual learner I figured I would help all the other visual learners out there and show you how I created the 3D Rudolph Head within 30 minutes!
- Cricut / Spatula / Cutting Mat
- Cricut Craft Room
- Boning Tool
- Spray Adhesive
- Command Strip
Using Cricut Craft Room, I placed the first image (deer head) on the virtual mat.
Then, I cut out the first layer shown on the keypad for the 3D Rudolph Head.
It took me a few minutes to figure out how to get all the sizes the same. That’s when a light bulb went off! Below the cartridge cut-outs is a “default height” box. Choose whatever size you want that to be. Then all of your images will come out the right size! Why it has taken me that long to realize this feature is besides me!
Continue cutting all of the pieces to the 3D Rudolph Head using Cricut Craft Room and your Cricut machine until you have every layer cut out. I did not have enough of the same paper, so I decided to use a few coordinating colors. You’ll want a double sided paper for the “base” of the reindeer. This is the part that will be holding the various layers. you’ll notice mine is green.
Using a boning tool and ruler, I lightly scored the green base parts. This ensured I had a clean crisp line.
I then double checked to make sure that the green bases would fit in properly.
Before adhering the green bases on to the “plaque” portion; I used spray adhesive to adhere the paper to the foam. Then I stuck the green bases back in the two middle slits.
*Thankfully, the green bases were easy to remove still. That’s when I realized the largest oval with two middle slits should sit on the plaque. I then placed the green bases over top of the polka dot oval. This is what it should look like once its all adhered and in place.
I cut the excess foam from the plaque. I placed the first circle inside the green base.
Next, I placed the 2nd largest oval followed by the “deer” head.
This is what it looked like from the side.
Lastly, add the remaining 3 ovals to the green base.
Add a Command Strip to the back of the foam.
Adhere on desired place (mine was on our coat closet door in the middle of a wreath).
3D Rudolph Head available for free from November 21-28, 2012! Hurry and make this project while its free (or buy the file and make it year round with multiple variations)!
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