Recently Cricut released an exciting new foil tool. This new Cricut foil transfer tool allows you to add shimmering etchings onto things like cardstock, sticker paper, printable vinyl, and faux leather. I am delighted to share my step by step tutorial on using the Cricut foil tool in collaboration with Michaels Craft Stores.
While there are many exciting ways to use the foil tool, I decided to create some organizational labels for my craft room to keep all my vinyl easily recognized in my creative space.
Organizational Labels with Cricut Foil Tool
Every year once the buzz of the holidays subsides and January dawns, I always feel the need to get organized. Cricut helps with organization in a lot of ways, if you haven’t picked up a Cricut for yourself yet, then you need to this year! Michaels Craft Store is my favorite place to shop for supplies and their stores are full of great organizing containers too!
If you don’t have a Michaels near you or do not wish to go out then just use the links below to ship the supplies right to you! Michaels also offers convenient curbside pickup!
Go ahead and click play on the video to see how I make these labels and don’t forget to scroll down to access the FREE label templates below plus learn how to prep your templates in design space!
Cricut Foil Transfer Tool Tutorial – How to Create Foil Labels With Cricut
The supplies are very straightforward for this project and these labels can be created in less than an hour!
- Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore
- Printable vinyl
- Foil transfer sheets
- Cricut foil tool
- Cricut pens
- Foil label templates (download below!)
Where did you get those containers for your bookshelf?!
DOWNLOAD FOIL LABEL TEMPLATES
IMPORTANT NOTES FOR DESIGN SPACE SET UP
In the video above I cover how to set up your templates on design space by changing the line-type so your machine knows to foil the labels. The most important part is once you change your line-type for the borders to foil and the text to draw lines, make sure to use your ATTACH tool for each label so they stay exactly where they need to when you go to your cut screen.
FOIL TOOL TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS
After playing with the foil tool quite a bit I found a few things that can solve some common issues when getting use to this new tool.
FOIL WONT TRANSFER ALL THE WAY
Experiencing issues with the foil not transitioning well usually means you do not have your foil taut enough. It is crucial that the foil be as smooth as possible.
FOIL SHIFTS DURING TRANSFER
Shifting foil is frustrating. Cricut provides handy little strips to tape your foil down. My first tip with this is to be very generous with the strips. Make sure all 4 sides are taped down. However, if you still experience trouble try replacing the cricut foil strips with some washi tape. I have had better success with washi tape – especially thicker rolls.
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