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6 Summer Project Ideas for Cricut, Silhouette & ScanNCut Machines

Ahhhhhh we love summer time.....swimming, vacation, picnics and plenty of time to create in the comfort of your air-conditioned, craft room 😉

Here are 6 summer project ideas for Cricut, Silhouette & ScanNCut machines that we love to work on, along with tutorials & tips!


6 Summer Project Ideas for Cricut, Silhouette & ScanNCut Machines


1. Tumblers & Mugs

Let's Flamingle & Life is better in Summer Tumblers

Who needs another tumbler? 👋🏼 I am a tumbler hoarder and I am not afraid to admit it. 😂

The Let's Flamingle and Life is Better in Summer Designs can be found in the So Fontsy 😍 All New Craft SVG Bundle 😍

You Are Mermazing Wine Tumbler

The You Are Mermazing design can be found in the So Fontsy 😍 All New Craft SVG Bundle 😍

Here are some tutorials on creating tumblers:

How to Put Vinyl on Cups and Tumblers So It's Straight

How to Make an Ombre Glitter Tumbler

How to Vinyl Wrap a Coffee Mug Without Wrinkled Vinyl


2. Layered Mandalas

Layered Owl Mandala Design

Layered Mandalas are a hot trend in the crafting world right now and for good reason - they look AMAZING! The layers create a beautiful depth & a stunning finished project.

You can find this 3D Layered Owl Design in the All New Craft SVG Bundle.

Sunflower Layered Mandala Paper Cut

You can find the Sunflower Layered Mandala HERE.

Here are some helpful tutorials for cutting small, intricate designs, such as mandalas and zentangles:

Tips for Cutting Intricate Designs with Cricut Maker & Explore

Tips for Cutting Intricate Designs with Silhouette Cameo

Tips for Weeding Small HTV Designs (Mandalas & Zentangles)

Keep in mind that many of these tips can be applied to any die cutting machine.


3. Signs

Hello Summer Flip Flops HTV Siser Easyweed on Canvas

This flip flops canvas sign was made using HTV 😮 and the Cricut Easy Press Mini.

You can find the Hello Summer Flip Flops Design in the July 2020 SVG and Fonts Bundle.

Life is Better at the Lake Wooden Sign

I am a wood frame junkie. I pick them up everywhere! That's because they make easy & quick projects. Just add adhesive vinyl & voila!

You can find the Life is Better at the Lake design in the July 2020 SVG and Fonts Bundle.

Beach Floral Mandala Framed Design

You can find the Beach Floral Mandala design in the All New Craft SVG Bundle.

Here are some tips for vinyl projects & signs:

How to Layer Vinyl Decals Without Using Registration Marks

How to Put Vinyl on Painted Wood So It Actually Sticks


4. Shirts


Distressed Pineapple HTV Design on Grey Tank Top

Grab your heat press & start creating t-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, and more using heat transfer vinyl.

You can find the Pineapple Grunge design in the July 2020 SVG and Fonts Bundle

Popsicle Crew Layered HTV Raglan T-Shirt

You can find the Popsicle Crew design in the July 2020 SVG and Fonts Bundle.

You'll definitely want to check out this tutorial:

The Secret to Layering Heat Transfer Vinyl Without the Gaps


5. Tote Bags

Be Flamazing Tote Bag with Cricut Infusible Ink

This Be Flamazing Tote Bag was made using Cricut Infusible Ink and you can view the video tutorial of this project on the So Fontsy Facebook Page.

You can find this Flamazing Flamingo Design in the All New Craft SVG Bundle.

Don't Be So Jelly Totebag and T-shirt Projects Using HTV

Tote bags make great gifts for summer birthdays, teacher thank you gifts & back to school! 

You can find this adorable Don't Be So Jelly design in the All New Craft SVG Bundle.

6. Earrings

Watermelon Summer Treats Faux Leather Earrings

Faux leather earrings are easy to cut with your Cricut, Silhouette, or ScanNCut machine.

The trick to crafting beautiful earrings is to use high-quality cut files such as these Summer Treats Earring Templates, which can be found in the Earring SVG Bundle. That includes 68 Earring SVG Templates and 2 Earring Card Templates for a steal at only $7.99!

Watering Can Gardening Faux Leather Earrings

You can find the Watering Can Earring Templates in the Earring SVG Bundle.

We hope you found these 6 Summer Project Ideas for Cricut, Silhouette & ScanNCut inspiring.

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