Monogrammed Print Then Cut Keychain
If you are looking for a very quick and easy-to-make gift, a personalized keychain is a great idea. Keychains may seem like a commonplace kind of item, but a special handmade one, customized for the recipient is really special. This monogrammed print then cut keychain is such a fun design.
Monogrammed Print Then Cut Keychains
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Cut Files/Fonts Used:
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- StandardGrip Mat
- Printable Vinyl
- Alcohol Pump Bottles
- Acrylic Rounds
- Keychain Kit
- Canon TS3320
- Measure the acrylic you’ll be using to make it easier to size your design in Design Space.
- Download the cut file and font from Makers Gonna Learn. Import the cut file to Design Space and install the font on your computer.
- Using the leafy stem file, we’re going to create a repeating pattern. Duplicate it and then line it up one above the other until the pattern matches.
- Select both of those and click Weld.
- Once welded, they are now one layer. Duplicate that and line it up next to the original welded file.
- Select both of those and Weld again. You can repeat that as many times as you need to create the pattern you want.
- Change the color of your repeated pattern.
- Grab a square from Basic Shapes and size it appropriately. Then, it over to the pattern design, and send it to the back. To do this, with the square selected, choose Arrange and then Send to Back.
- Change the color of the square too.
- Get another shape from Basic Shapes but this time it’s going to be a circle. You need to size it to the size of your acrylic and after that, duplicate it. You will need two of them because we are going to be slicing one circle out of the pattern and one out of the plain colored square.
- Move the square away from the pattern and place the circle over it. Select both and then choose Slice. Delete the sliced pieces you don’t need.
- Now, place the remaining circle over the patterned square and do the same thing.
- Another option instead of slicing out a circle would be to simply change the color of your sized circle. Either way works!
- Place the patterned circle over the plain colored circle and line them up.
- Grab your monogram font. You’ll need to get both the left and the right for your monogram. To find a font that you imported into Design Space, you’ll need to choose System Fonts.
- Once you have both the left and the right parts of the monogram, select them both and size them together. Use Align to get them lined up perfectly and size appropriately for your circle.
- Select both parts of the monogram and Weld.
- Duplicate the monogram.
- Place one monogram over the plain circle and Slice. Repeat with the patterned circle and the other monogram. Discard the unnecessary sliced layers.
- Place your patterned sliced piece over the plain sliced piece and Align.
- Select both layers and choose Flatten.
- For an alternative, you can simply change the color of the monogram to white. Place it over the patterned circle and the plain circle. Use Align to get them all centered. With it all selected, press Flatten. This option is a good one to use if you don’t want to see the clear acrylic.
- Now, they are ready so go ahead and click Make It and send it to the printer. Use the System Dialog to change quality to Best.
- Back in Design Space, choose the printable vinyl for the material. Place your printed monograms on a cutting mat, load them into the machine, and cut.
- Prep your acrylic by cleaning it with alcohol. Once the designs are printed, remove the sticker from the backing and apply it to the acrylic.
- There will be a tiny hole where the keychain will be attached so you have to poke it with whatever you have available but be sure to do it nicely and gently.
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