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How to Engrave Cookie Spatulas on a Cricut Maker




Learn how to engrave a cookie spatula with the Cricut Maker and it’s engraving tip! Get the free design and templates at https://jennifermaker.com/engrave-cookie-spatula-cricut-maker

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MATERIALS LIST (contains my affiliate links):
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* This Cookie Spatula (inexpensive) https://amzn.to/2PcCyPK or This Lovely  Cake Server (polished 18/8 stainless steel) https://amzn.to/2RnXhCQ
* A Cricut Maker https://amzn.to/34VPmAD
* Engraving Tool for the Cricut Maker (with Quick Swap housing or just the tip) https://amzn.to/2OSTzPR
* Cricut Strong Grip Mat (purple)
* The free SVG cut files (available in my free resource library at https://jennifermaker.com/library )

How to Engrave a Cookie Spatula
Step 1: Get the free gingerbread man pattern.

Download the free personalized elf and stuffed animal decals from my free resource library at https://jennifermaker.com/library

Step 2: Upload the pattern to Cricut Design Space

If you’re not sure how to upload an SVG cut file to Cricut Design Space, watch this helpful video training series I made here: https://jennifermaker.lpages.co/the-joy-of-svgs-all-access-pass/ If you’re on an iPhone or iPad, here’s how to download and upload SVG files to the Cricut Design Space app.

Choose the Gingerbread Man Design from your uploaded images and click on “Insert Images” to upload it to your canvas. Insert the image into your canvas. 

Step 3: Duplicate, Align, and Attach the Design

To get a deeper engraving, use the “Duplicate” button in the layers panel and duplicate the design 2-3 times. Select all, and from the drop-down options under “Align” in the edit panel, choose “Center.” The images will now stack perfectly. 

IMPORTANT: Also be sure to group

Step 4: Change the Linetype to Engrave, Size the Design, and Rotate it

With all still selected, click the “Attach” at the lower right side of your screen. Change the Linetype from “Cut” to “Engrave.”

The spatula we’re using has an engravable surface that is about 2.25″ x 2.25″. Because of the room that the roller needs, Cricut automatically limits us from placing a design any closer to the edge of the grid than 11.75″. So those are the two restrictions you have when you size your image.

I found that this design fits best if we change its height to 1.6″. When we do this, the width will change automatically to stay in proportion. The last thing to do before we are ready to go is to rotate the design upside down. The top toolbar has a rotate feature that is perfect for this. Just type in 180, and the design turns perfectly into position. And we’re ready to cut!

Whoo-hoo! Go ahead and click on the “Make it” button in the upper right corner of your canvas! Now it’s time to get the mat ready. 

Many thanks to Jen Swift at WellCraftedStudio.com for contributing the tutorial on my blog!

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Credits:
Introduction: PixelBytes (my child!)
Music: Cute by Bensound (licensed, royalty and copyright free)
Videography: Jennifer Marx on a Panasonic Lumix FZ-1000 DSLR 4K camera
Design: A Jennifer Maker original!

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