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Glitter Vinyl: Cutting and Application Instructions

Cutting Glitter Vinyl with a Cricut Machine

  1. Place vinyl (liner side down) onto Cricut LightGrip cutting mat. 
  2. Select images and size and load mat into the machine.
  3. Refer to Kiss Cut Guide table below to adjust machine settings.
  4. Press CUT.

 

Preparation with StrongGrip Cricut Transfer Tape

Glitter vinyl rolls include a sheet of StrongGrip transfer tape for use with glitter vinyl. This is usually rolled up with the vinyl, and can be found near the center of the roll. 

  1. Remove the negative pieces from each of the images using the Weeder found in the Cricut Tool Kit, leaving the liner intact. This process is known as weeding.  
  2. Remove the transfer tape liner. 
  3. Gently place the transfer tape (adhesive side down) over the images. To prevent bubbles, start in the center and move out toward the edges. Use a craft stick or the scraper found in the Cricut tool kit to burnish (rub or polish) the tape onto the vinyl. 
  4. Peel away the vinyl liner at a 45-degree angle.  If the vinyl does not separate from the liner, simply burnish the transfer tape onto the vinyl and peel away again. 

 

Application

  1. Make sure your project surface is clean and dry. Carefully place the transfer tape with vinyl images onto your surface how you would like them to appear. 
  2. Now burnish transfer tape onto the surface, starting in the center and moving out toward the edges. Use a craft stick or Cricut scraper. 
  3. Peel away the transfer tape from the vinyl at a 45-degree angle. If the vinyl images stick to the transfer tape, simply burnish the transfer tape onto the vinyl and peel away again. 

If using a delicate or intricate design, peel the transfer tape away slowly, being careful to ensure that your intricate lines do not tear, but successfully transfer to the project surface. 

 

Glitter Vinyl Kiss Cut Guide

Machine

Blade Depth

Pressure

Speed

Multi-Cut

Blade Assembly

Cricut Personal 

Cricut Create

Cricut Expression

                 2

   Medium

Medium

             1

Fine Point

Cricut Expression 2

                 4

             3

Medium

             1

Fine Point

Cricut Imagine

                 3

             3

Medium

             1

Fine Point

Cricut Mini

                 2

             1

Medium

             1

Fine Point

Cricut Explore

Turn the Smart Set dial to "Custom." Select "Browse all materials," then select the "Glitter Vinyl" setting.

Premium Fine Point

Cricut Maker

Select "Browse all materials," then select the "Glitter Vinyl" setting.

Premium Fine Point

 

Results may vary. Always do a test cut to verify settings.