Get Started with Cricut Infusible Ink

August 6, 2019

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Cricut Infusible Ink is the hottest way to DIY right now! I’ll get you started with everything you need to hop on the Infusible Ink design trend!

I bought my Cricut Explore Air 2 after the holidays last year and have been using it for so many projects ever since!  But there was still one Cricut machine that I really wanted to add to my crafting collection – the EasyPress. I was absolutely thrilled when my husband got it for my birthday this year!  Especially after Cricut came out with their line of Infusible Ink products

Have you seen that stuff?  All the heart eyes!  Every time I go to Michael’s and check out the display (which has been a lot), I’m always in awe of how the Infusible Ink transfers to t-shirts and coasters.  It doesn’t peel, wash off, or anything like that! 

So after I got my EasyPress, I started making a list of everything else I needed to start using Infusible Ink!  I bought two different patterns of Infusible Ink (linked below) so far and can’t wait to make my own shirts, tote bags, and more! 

Everything You Need to Get Started with Cricut Infusible Ink
  1. Cricut EasyPress
  2. Heat Press Mat
  3. Butcher Paper
  4. White Cardstock
  5. Coaster Blanks
  6. Blank V-Neck T-Shirt
  7. Large Tote Bag
  8. Blank Cosmetic Bags
  9. Heat Resistant Tape
  10. Rainbow Cheetah Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets
  11. Buffalo Check Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets
  12. Infusible Ink Basics Markers

A few things I’ve learned so far:

  • If you’re more of a visual learner, make YouTube tutorials your best friend
  • Choose a small design for your first design to cut just in case you screw it up (like I did!)
  • Make sure to mirror your design so it faces the correct way after pressing
  • There’s a “cracking” method where you roll the design that makes it easier to remove it from the sheet
  • Lighter color material is recommended for Infusible Ink designs
  • Apparently Infusible Ink won’t transfer to 100% cotton, so you should choose a poly-blend base instead

For more information on how to use Infusible Ink, click here.

I’ll admit that I’m still in the “practice” phase of working with Infusible Ink.  I’m afraid to jump right into big projects.  Especially since most Infusible Ink packages only have two transfer sheets! But once I’m confident enough to start sharing projects, I’ve got two ideas up my sleeve for fall! I can’t wait to work that that Buffalo Check Infusible Ink!

Have you worked with Infusible Ink?  What have you made?  If you have any tips for beginners, like me, make sure to leave them in the comments! 

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If you’re just getting started with Cricut, head over to my Best Cricut Tools & Accessories for Beginners post!

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