Block of the Week · Cricut

Success! Cricut Vinyl and Dishwasher Test!

Do you recall that the other day I did a test using the regular Cricut vinyl (631 type) and said I would test it in the dishwasher for you?  Well, I did it and it WORKED PERFECTLY.

I have washed both of my test mugs by hand and in the dishwasher AND they still look as good as new!  If you’re not sure of the test, check out a previous post here, my YouTube Channel or my BRAND NEW FACEBOOK GROUP.

If you want to see what vinyl I used,  please click my affiliate link to check it out! I can wholeheartedly vouch for the vinyl and the light transfer tape for this application.


The Lowly Pincushion Saves the Day….sorta

pincushionI was creating a new vinyl project…. it was to be a silhouette of my Golden Doodle, Daisy. Unfortunately, the blade of my Cricut must have had some gunk on it because it did not cut the text out well AT ALL.

(VERY unusual for my machine for sure!)

When I examined the blade, I could see something on it. I tried to wipe if off with a paper towel but it didn’t work. Soooo I got out my old trusty pincushion.

Here’s a little wikipedia history on the tomato cushion (I know you want to know):
One popular design—a tomato with a strawberry attached—was most likely introduced during the Victorian Era. According to folklore, placing a tomato on the mantel of a new house guaranteed prosperity and repelled evil spirits. If tomatoes were out of season, families improvised by using a round ball of red fabric filled with sand or sawdust. The good-luck symbol also served a practical purpose—a place to store pins. Typically, the tomato was filled with cotton, wool, horsehair, or sawdustand the strawberry with emery powder, an abrasive to clean and sharpen the pins.

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Make a super cute gift for less than $1 with your Cricut

Learn how to make a super cute gift for less than $1 from an IKEA frame haul.

Cricut skills you will learn are:
welding, slicing and writing with the Cricut pen.
Lastly you will learn to create spiral flowers to embellish your gift.



Please click HERE to visit my affiliate Cricut link where you can see the machine I use (and LOVE!)


I do have a Brother Scan N Cut but find this Cricut so much more user friendly.


SWEET Valentine Mug using Cricut Vinyl

Cricut Valentine mug

This Valentine design was created in Cricut Design Space. If you click HERE you can grab the file. (This is the first time I’ve tried sharing a file directly from Cricut. LMK how it works!)

The video below shows the steps I take to get ready to put vinyl ON the mug and how to use transfer tape.

If you need some of the tape and vinyl, below is my affiliate link to the Cricut site.


Cricut Vinyl Test


I am doing a test with Cricut vinyl…the regular vinyl which is like 631 Vinyl NOT 651 (the permanent stuff).

I have heard that it can be used on mugs etc. and will stay on through washings and possibly even through dishwasher washings. We shall see. 🙂

I will report back on the comment section of my youtube video and let you know how it goes!




cricut vinyl

This affiliate link shows the vinyl I’m testing.

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A follower asked, “How Do You Print and Cut using Cricut Explore?”

Since a YouTube follower of mine asked me (in the comment section) how do you use the print and cut feature in Design Space, I told her I’d gladly create a video for her. Soooo, here it is Helen! If you have further questions, please ask! I LOVE helping people whenever I’m able.



Both Minnie and the text were “print and cut” using two different techniques which I show in the video.

Please share with your friends (if you like the video) AND,  let me know if you have any other questions. 🙂