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Cut Designs with Your Cricut
I used Canva to make a few simple designs for my nails. Feel free to download them to use as your own nail art with a Cricut! Of course, you can use them for decor, shirts, or anything else you’d like.
For my first try at this, I thought I would use some thin, elegant designs like these:
Unfortunately, when cutting nail art designs, they must be really, really tiny. So small intricate lines don’t cut and weed well. The swoops in the heart didn’t cut at all in the smallest areas. Well, they did, just in one slice, not two so there was nothing to remove.
So, when making nail art with a Cricut, it’s best to go with designs that have thicker lines. These designs worked well:
For personal use only. Feel free to download these free designs and print them or use on your Cricut projects for your own use at home. They are not for commercial use, not to be placed on items for sale. That helps me keep these printables, SVGs, and PNGs coming to you for free! Another note: you will not my logo overlay on your downloaded design. It is there to keep people from downloading the images straight from Google, or others from stealing them to use on their site. Thanks for understanding! Feel free to share this post for your friends and family to make their own projects with this design!
Upload the Designs to Design Space & Cut
Once you’ve created or downloaded the designs that you want, open Design Space and upload them. I created them with a transparent background, so that’s all you need to do.
Add them to the canvas and then resize to fit your nails. Mine were anywhere from 0.35-.0.45.”
Do Your Manicure
First, do your
at home gel manicure as usual. Finish the steps on all of the fingers that you’re leaving painted only. On the nails that you’re placing Cricut nail art, do everything up to the second coat of polish and cure it. Apply Alcohol to the Nail
Next, add some alcohol to a makeup sponge. I wish I could’ve found those cheap wedge ones I have, but alas I could not. I was forced to use my good ones. Oh well. Don’t try to use a cotton ball because it will leave lint on your polish!
Add the Cricut Nail Art to the Nails
Remove the nail art from the backing with needle nose tweezers and place it onto the center of the nail. Press it down firmly.
Now you can add nail art to the list of things you can do with your Cricut!
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