September 16, 2022
You can make magnets out of almost any SVG file that you have. You can grab any of the free SVGs from my library to make a magnet. Today we will be working with the Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice SVG File for fall to create our magnet.
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You can make a magnet with the Cricut Maker Machines and Cricut Explore Machines - unfortunately the Cricut Joy machine is not going to be able to cut through the magnet sheets. However, you can cut a stencil and hand cut these sheets if you still want to make a magnet!
We will be building a layered magnet (you can also make print and cut magnets) out of cardstock paper. The materials you will need are:
These don't require a ton of supplies! I am also going to be using my Hobby Captain tweezers - I love their vinyl weeding pack and use their tools regularly for all my crafting.
These are simple to cut - really it doesn't take a lot of extra steps. I uploaded the free pumpkin spice SVG file to my Cricut Design space and added an offset. This is going to give you background layer for the magnet sheet and a base. This is an important step if your SVG file isn't all connected.
I doubled my offset so that I can cut one in glitter paper and one from the magnet. You can also just do this together by placing your first layer of paper on the adhesive magnet sheet and cutting them together in one step.
I made the mistake of making my magnet too large.... but this is how we learn! So, remember to check your magnet sheet sizes. Mine are 6 inches by 4 inches and so I should have sized it to about 5.5 by 3.785 for it to fit on the sheet. I ended up having to piece things together and I don't recommend that!
When I was ready to cut, I made sure to have a different color selected for the back offset for the magnet and I used the magnet sheet .5 mm. For the original maker I use a fine point blade, however for the Maker 3 it seems to need a deep point. I am surprised to see this change as my Maker cuts these sheets beautifully! I always suggest doing test cuts when testing new materials.
When cutting the magnet sheets, put the adhesive side up and I use a fresh standard grip mat.
Once you have everything cut - we can build our magnets. start with my base layer and peel off the adhesive sheet and attach the back layer on. For me this is my glitter gold layer.
Then I started building all my lettering and my pumpkin spice latte. Some of the vines with very thin but I made them work! I always suggest laying everything out before gluing down any of your pieces, You don't want to glue down the wrong layers and have to re-do the whole project!
I love to use my tweezers when layering all of my wording and smaller pieces so that I get the most coverage with my glue. You can also cut these smaller pieces out with vinyl or HTV if you prefer. I love using HTV in my paper crafts and you can read all about that here.
You can make shaped magnet with these steps - I have created a print and cut pride flag, a faceless portrait, and even Halloween Minnie Mouse with these same steps.
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