Today, I wanted to show off some of my latest work. Last week I revealed that I’d acquired a Cricut. Here are the images I currently have for sale that I will be testing soon:
I tested out some basic cardstock projects. Here’s the pumpkin I made:
I got some Super 77, Outdoor ModPodge glue/sealer, StickyNote adhesive (to re-stick my mat as needed), transfer tape, and of course tools for weeding and creating. In the future I’d like to get markers to play with as well since the Cricut is fantastic at following paths for both drawing images and writing.
I’ve been having some success with both Etsy and Redbubble lately. I’ve started to design files for use with die-cutting machines and posting them to Etsy. I’ve made a few sales! I’ve been selling the files for $.99 each. I figure it’s a good place to start and I can increase the cost as my talent and knowledge grows.
I’ve acquired a Cricut Explore Air 2 for my birthday. That is going to exponentially increase my knowledge of how to design files properly. Also, it means I can choose to sell stickers, decals, and other finished goods. One of the main reasons I never got into such items was because I had no way to trim them nicely. My only options were square or circular Avery stickers that are already pre-cut. However, I never liked how much room for error there was. They simply don’t produce a product that feels professional, or commercial. So, that brings me back to the Cricut. I can make non-standard stickers and have them all cut smoothly and professionally. I’m very excited and can’t wait until I have a free night to set it up and start using it.