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I am so excited to share the NEW Cricut EasyPress 2 with you. I went to Cricut’s Mountain Make-a-Thon in July to teach a class on Podcasting, and Fonts in Design Space. Gosh was that the most fun I have ever had teaching and learning since I did get to pop in to several classes while I wasn’t teaching. They announced their new EasyPress 2 machines at the event and in THREE different sizes. I love that Cricut listens to their customers and really revamped the new machine to meet the needs of the customers and then some. I got to preview the EasyPress 2 before it was even available to the public which is super exciting.

The new EasyPress 2 comes in three sizes, 6×7, 9×9, and 12×10 all in a FABULOUS raspberry color. I will be using the 9×9 today which is a great size for things like t-shirts, pillows, and pretty much any project. I thought it would be heavy but it is lightweight and easy to use. It has an automatic shut off feature which is something I always need with anything that has heat – hello busy mom life. Cricut is always updating their products so the EasyPress 2 has a USB for easy updates.

The great thing about the new EasyPress 2 is that it is super easy to learn and it heats up in 60 seconds or less. You can control the temperature, up to 400 F, with ease on the digital display which also has a timer which takes the guesswork out of your projects with different materials. Cricut even has a super helpful guide online for the EasyPress that I reference with every single project to make sure I get great results. Oh and it has a little safety base it stays in when not in use so it won’t knock over easily.

Okay onto the project because the fun part of the EasyPress 2 is using it to make gorgeous projects. I am not a big Fall person but I love Thanksgiving with a fire in the fireplace. I enjoy a holiday that doesn’t involve gifts but does include a lot of food. I wanted to make a project that I could use as a visual reminder to use this season to be Thankful for the blessings in my life. Let’s get started.

Materials

Cricut Machine – I love my Cricut Maker

Weeding tool

Cricut EasyPress 2

EasyPress mat

Iron on vinyl of your choice – I used Cricut’s iron on foil

Decorative Cotton Pillow

Design Space Project

Open the Design Space Project and resize to your pillow cover. Remember when using iron on to place your vinyl shiny side down on the cutting mat and reverse your image.

Weed your design and turn on your EasyPress 2. I referenced the EasyPress chart for the Cricut iron on vinyl and set to the correct settings.

Setting for the EasyPress 2
295°F / 146°C
Pre-heat: 5 sec
Apply: 30 sec
Post-heat back(leave liner on): 15  sec.
Cold Peel

Position your vinyl on the pillow and use the above settings to complete your project.

Enjoy the reminder to be Thankful for the Blessings in your life this season.

Reserve your EasyPress 2 today! Pick your size and reserve yours today – 6” x 7”, 9” x 9”, 12” x 10”.

 

 

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