We love iron-on vinyl around here. So today let's talk about easy iron-on projects with EasyPress 2, projects you can make in minutes. I've talked about using iron-on vinyl before, mostly for t-shirts. But did you know you can use iron-on vinyl for other materials too? The EasyPress 2 makes it even more convenient to create heat-pressed projects beyond the t-shirt.
T-shirts and beyond! Today I'm showing you how to make an easy iron-on art notebook cover. I'll also share a few iron-on tips and tell you all about the new Cricut EasyPress 2 machine.
Check out my review of the original Cricut Easy Press. The Easy Press 2 is a new and improved version of the original. You're going to love it!
Easy Iron-on Projects with Cricut EasyPress
You can certainly create t-shirt art and other fun fabric projects with iron-on vinyl and your EasyPress. You'll never have to buy another graphic-T again. Just create all your own clever word art designs, cut with your Cricut and you're good to go!
However, don't stop there. You can apply iron-on vinyl to all kinds of materials. If you can iron it, you can probably apply vinyl. Or, maybe I should say, if heat won't hurt it, you can probably apply iron-on vinyl.
“When we launched Cricut EasyPress last summer, our goal was to make the iron-on process seamless for makers that gives them a better solution than what’s currently in the market: a bulky heat press or a home iron with unreliable and inconsistent heat settings. EasyPress 2 takes our mission to a whole new level with technology improvements and two new sizes in addition to our popular 9”x9” size that expands the capabilities of what people can make.” — Ashish Arora, Cricut CEO
What is the EasyPress?
The EasyPress is a hand-held tool that allows you to apply iron-n vinyl with a unique, smooth surface heating plate. This is similar to a heat press without the bulk of a big machine. You also don't have to worry about uneven heating like you might with a standard iron. The EasyPress 2 is the second generation of this fantastic tool.
What's new with the EasyPress 2
The original Cricut EasyPress is an innovation all it's own for the heat press community. As a first generation product, it offers a wide variety of features making heat press projects even easier to more accessible.
Now, take a look at the second generation of this fantastic product. It's definitely been improved (and re-colored) and we love it!
Here's what you can expect from the Cricut EasyPress 2:
New sizes – there are now 3 sizes to choose from depending on the type of projects you want to create. If you love making t-shirts in all sizes, the large EasyPress would be a great fit. It's big enough to easily iron those larger shirts without requiring too many passes. On the other hand, if you plan to make mostly small projects like baby-onesies, greeting cards or decorated purses or totes, the small EasyPress 2 is for you. If you like making all kinds of projects (hello, that's me!), the standard sized EasyPress 2 is a great all-around tool.
Or, go crazy and buy all three machines! I make more paper crafts than t-shirts, so the standard and small sizes are best for me.
- Faster heating – the EasyPress 2 heats up in 60 seconds or less.
- Hotter heat settings – with a higher, precise temperature option (400°F (205°C). , you can make even more projects.
- Quick Guide for Help – New Interactive Quick Reference Guide, enter time and temperature.
- Thicker Heat Plate Design – created for more uniform heating for long-lasting results
- And don't forget… Plus a pretty new Raspberry Red accent color.
For even more ideas how you can use the EasyPress 2, head over to the Cricut Blog.
What can I create with the EasyPress 2?
To help spark your creativity, I've created a quick, decorated notebook using foil iron-on and my EasyPress 2. Take a look, you can make this project in about 15 minutes!
Project Idea: How to Decorate a Notebook with Foil Iron-on
I love a good notebook that I can doodle on or add my own art. If you aren't feeling the love for the markers or paints, iron-on vinyl is a great alternative to decorate with. With the EasyPress 2, you can easily decorate all kinds of things. The smaller 6″x7″ sized EasyPress 2 is perfect for these small projects. Take a look…
- Circut machine and Cricut Design Space
- Shine word art project by Jen Goode
- Foil iron-on vinyl
- Cricut EasyPress 2 – I used the 6″x7″ size
- Cardboard covered notebook. I used a standard 6×9″ sketchbook
How cute is this little EasyPress???
- Head to the project canvas in Design Space.
- Follow onscreen instructions to cut the design from foil vinyl. Remember to mirror the image because you are going to reverse it to iron on your notebook.
- Follow vinyl recommended settings to iron the design to the notebook.
More Iron-on Projects to Make with EasyPress
I've asked some of my creative friends to share their own iron-on project ideas. Check out all this crafty fun! You can use the EasyPress with any of these projects and so much more. Whether you want to make your own graphic t-shirts or create pretty decor, here's a great list of ideas to get you started.
Thankful Wine Tshirt from Everyday Party Magazine
DIY Christmas Shirts from Clarks Condensed
Make Your Own Ninny Nuggins Shirt from Mad in Crafts
Cute Baby Christmas Outfit from The Country Chic Cottage
Follow You Arrow Shirt from Whisky n Sunshine
Tinker Bell Shirt – in Spanish from Pura Vida Moms
Muggle Teacher Shirt from Artsy Fartsy Mama
Feast Mode Thanksgiving Shirt from Kiss My Tulle
Cute DIY Bag from Simply Crafted Life
Season to Sparkle Pillow from Tisa's Creations
Sparkle like a Unicorn T-shirt from 30 Minute Crafts
Which iron-on project idea is your favorite? Now that I've gotten my hands on all three sizes of the new EasyPress 2, I really love the small size the best. It's perfect for creating paper crafts and small DIY projects. It's a definite Must Have craft tool in my studio!
I can't wait to see what you do with the EasyPress. Grab your favorite color of iron-on vinyl and start creating something fabulous!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.