3D Letter assembly and decoration – How to make a 3D alphabet C Easy DIY Cricut

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I’M going to show you how to make this fun 3D letter. This is from crafty dot net. I will link crafty dot net down below. It is the subscription service from Mr Crafty Pants, and I was so excited that he has a 3D letters.

These are really fun. You can make them so personal. You can spell out words do initials whatever you really want to do, And these are super fun for, like birthday, party, decorations or decorations, in a room. Things like that.These make awesome teacher gifts as well, because they can use them to decorate their classrooms and they weigh nothing.

So they’re very very easy. You can always add little weights to the bottom if you want them to stand a little bit easier, But we’re just going to show you how to assemble, and then I’m just going to put some quick little decorations on this. But just know you guys can go crazy with these Decorate them. However, you want

Really fun really easy. So, let’s get started, We are going to be using a file from Crafty Dot Net and I love all the files they have. But these 3D letters are super easy to put together and what I love is that with their files I have yet to have any issues. I’Ve downloaded tons,

I really love it. The subscription price is 999 a month or you can save it. 10 % by subscribing for the full year.You get all sorts of downloads. They have free stuff too, that you can check out, but we’re going to make a 3D letter see So in order to download the file that you want. Simply click download and it’s going to open up and ask where you want to save it.

So for me, I’m going to save it into my cricut folder and I’m going to save it under my paper craft folder. That way, it’s easy to find I’m going to go ahead and click Save now these files are zipped to make them easier to download. So you’ll need to extract the file before you use. It.What you want to do. Is down here Open up the 3D alphabet letter zip file, and then all you simply need to do. Is click Extract all

Then just click Extract Now my computer opens up my file that has my extracted files in it and simple as that, It’s all ready to go We’re going to head over to cricut design space over cricut design space. We need to upload the SVG for the 3D letter.

So what I’m going to do is click Upload, I’m going to click upload image And instead of clicking Browse, I’m actually going to just open that extracted folder again and just click on this and hold and then drag it over into my cricut Design. Space just makes life a lot easier. Then all I’m going to do is simply click upload.

All I need to do now is select the image and add it to my canvas Now you’re going to see that it brings up all of our pieces and parts that we need to use. I’M going to go ahead, make this bigger. So we can see everything and I can kind of talk about the different parts and pieces.Now. Everything is grouped as it should be And you’ll see here that we’ve got this kind of section.

These are like the outsides of the letters, and then this is obviously the front and the back of the letter And then you’ll see that you have a couple of shapes. You have a star, a square, a circle and a triangle. That is how you know where to line up the different taps So triangle to triangle: Dimora star two star squared square circle to circle: it just makes it a lot easier. Now I’m going to go ahead and click Make it and, let’s see what it looks like after we hit Make it

So you’ll see here that you have one two three four or five six pieces, and then we have this kind of random section right here.So. This random section is going to actually need to be attached to the design. So this is something that we’ll need to kind of play with, But that’s totally normal because most vector programs don’t allow for cricut to design space and in their scorelines. So right here we see it says Basic Cut.

This is going to be your scorelines, so you can see that these are black lines. What you’ll do is over here in operation click the little down arrow and find where you see score right here under draw to score and you’ll, see all those lines change over to dashed lines. It’S going to kind of do that to your little circles and stuff too, But for the most part it shouldn’t be too hard for you to figure out where these all go, Because I always just kind of keep this up on my screen and it helps me See which way everything goes together.

But the next important thing that we need to do is select the entire design and attach it.If. You don’t attach it you’re, going to have the score lines on a separate sheet of paper, and we definitely don’t want that Now. Do you need to size this down? I made it big so that you guys could see it better, But I do want to size it down a little bit and it the way that they have it set up makes it so you can’t make it super big.

You could definitely change it around and make it bigger if you wanted to, but I’m just going to go ahead and make this on a twelve by twelve sheet It’ll be fine.It should fit no problem at this size. So I’m going to go ahead and click Make it And now you’ll see that we only have one page and it’s got all of our score lines already set and good to go Now. All we have to do is click continue and select our cutting material size.

Now again, if you want to cut these on different colors of paper and things like that, you kind of need to play with it on group and do some things slicing and contouring. But for this I’m just going to show you how to assemble So we’re going to just choose a medium cardstock setting. The first thing that will need to load is our scoring wheel.I’ll show you guys how to load that

And the next thing will need to load. Is our fine point blade? So let’s go ahead over to the machine, so we can cut these out. The first thing that we need to do is to load our scoring wheel. If you don’t have a scoring wheel, you can do this with a scoring stylus as well, But I love my wheel and I have a double scoring wheel, which I have to say. I really prefer over the single

I’Ll link them down below in the video, but this is it: It has the quick swap housing. So all you do is open, clamp, be pull out. Your fine point blade and then line up the gold gears to the gold gears that are on the cradle here And then just close, your clamp be again. Now I have a little cricut tool. Holder, Love this thing:

Highly recommend I will leave this blow as well, But what I love about is holds all my tools and then it holds all the blades and the extra pieces and stuff down in the bottom and it just snaps together and then it just opens.So. It keeps my tool holder from falling on the ground or anything like that. So what I’m going to do is go ahead and load this, I’m actually going to move my star wheels a little bit.

I had them moved for another project and I want to make sure that this is going to hold this down. So I’m using this beautiful coral color just so it’s easy for you guys to see while we assemble, But I will get this all pulled in a little bit more, so you can see it and I’m going to let this do all the scoring and then we’ll Get to cutting Once it’s done scoring the little cricut button is going to flash and that lets. You know it’s time to change out your tool, So you’re simply going to open a clamp, take out the scoring wheel and replace it back with your fine point. Blade

Simple as that, And then what you’ll need to do, that lined up is to hit the cricut button and it will cut everything out. Ok, so now that it’s done cutting I’m going to go ahead and unload my map.I’m going to close my machine, I always make sure to turn it off to because I’m done using it, and I don’t want to accidentally leave it on

But what I want to show you is how to take your paper off of your mat without kind of ruining your paper. So what you’re going to do is take your mat and flip it over so that you’re, looking at the back side of your mat and a pleasing artifact that sturdy and what you’re going to do is kind of see. I’M rolling my mat away from the project.I’m going to go ahead and roll this away. Now some parts might stick to your mat like these little Caesar’s kind of staying stuck. You can just gently kind of pull those off and then you’re, going to just kind of use your hand to work your way down your project so that you’re not kind of pulling it off of the mat.

More so you’re taking the mat off of your project. Now you don’t want to bend the mat super far because you can crack it and break it and we don’t want to do that. So I’m going to go ahead and get this piece off And then you can see like I’m kind of pulling them down without bending them. And you can see this stayed nice and flat to have one more little part to go And you’ll just do that for each of the pieces of your project.

So I’m just going to kind of pop that piece off and we’re good to go and then just make sure to put your plastic back on your mat. So apparently didn’t record the first couple that I did So let me do this long. One really quick and show you guys what we’re doing So. What we’re going to do is we’re going to fold on all of our scorelines. So I like to start with a long line.

First of the longer piece in these long ones, I like to use of Bone Folder to make sure that I get a really crisp line. On.And you can get a bone folder just about anywhere at any craft store. So all I’m doing is I like to fold the outside edges first, So these do have quite a few folds on them to help them go around your letter. So all I do is I just fold them like that.

And then, once you do one direction with the folds, I’m folding them down You’re going to fold all of your other tabs the same direction. You don’t want to fold them like up Like this direction. You want fold them all in the same direction.Otherwise. It’S not going to go together correctly.

So I’m going to go ahead and get everything folded and you want to make sure that fold on every line. So there are lines like in the middle of your piece, so you want to make sure that you fold on those as well. So when I go ahead and get everything folded and then we can start assembling, OK, it’s assembly time. So the way I like to do it is, I take and match up all of the shapes So like, for example, I have the square on this one and the square here.

And then over here we have the star and the star, and then the triangle and the triangle or no, oh, I do. I did that one backwards Triangle triangle and then the circle and the circle will match at the ends. So I like to match all of that up first and then I kind of go with the assembly. So what I do is I assemble the outside. First

So what I’m going to do is take and put – and you want a quick drying glue and you do this So I’m using some hot glue and I’m just going to put a small dab on that little tab. And then I want to just line up the tab with the edge here so that everything is pretty well lined up and you’re going to do that the whole way around. So your next tab will be your triangle and it’ll match with your triangle And again I just use a little bit of glue and then I just line them up so that they are straight and even press them together, And then this one will attach down on This and so this will be the square, meets the square

And even though these are done with the scorelines, because that’s how it was set up, you can still see the shape I do wish they were cut out, but you can still see the shape.It’s just a little hard on some of the parts. So I’m just going to go ahead and get that one Oops that one did not go lined up as well as I wanted it to see. If we can slide it a little bit and then we’ll just get these two and you’ll see that you have a kind of a giant ring of paper, So we’ll go ahead and get the circle.

And again, I’m not using a ton of glue. I don’t want to use a lot. I don’t want to see both the sides, So I’m just using a small amount and then I’m just lining them up so that we have a nice line. And now you see we have kind of a big O. If you will

So once you’ve kind of got this big, O you’ll, see where you have long sides and you’ll see that you have like shorter sides and you’ll kind of be able to see that see, see the sea starting to form So like these. Here, these short one and the long long one are the lines for right here. So this one is this line, and then this one is this inside line here.So, that’s sort of how I do it. I find like the longest stretch of line, and I start with that. One

So what I’m going to do is just like how I did this part with the tab. Is I’m going to put some hot glue on to the cabinet? Never makes fun of me for calling it hot not glue, But, like I grew up with hot melt glue. I don’t know what else you really call it. Is it just hot glue?

I don’t know, But I’ve always called her Hotmail glue, so go ahead. Make fun of me It’s fine or rude, but go ahead. So what you want to do is get it lined up as best you can, and I totally fudged it.

But it doesn’t dry right away, so you can kind of push it a little bit. That’S not bad! Ok, so once I’ve got that one lined up, I don’t want to put this one on Like as much as I know that this one goes here. This is going to be really hard to kind of get around to the edges, So I just work my way around and from here you can kind of put the glue on the see if that’s easier, for you,

And I actually need to add some glue to my glue gun. So we add another little blue stick. So what I’m going to do is just put a little bit of glue just on the edge of the sea and remember nobody’s going to see the inside of your letter. So I wouldn’t worry too much Like if you glob it on there and it gets on the inside. I wouldn’t worry.

Nobody’S going to see it, so I wouldn’t be too concerned So again, I’m just going to kind of go around and I’m going to get it inside of this one. Because then, once I hit a certain point, I do find it a little bit easier to just put it on the actual letter versus on the tab.So. It’S just kind of a matter of like what works best for you. As you decide when to use – And one cool thing about this paper that I thought was fun, is it changes color When it gets hot? It goes back to the coral color once it cools down.

But when it’s warm, it changes color And I thought that was fun. There’S a couple of papers. I have to do that. I don’t know why, but they do And it’s a really fun.

Sorry we’re going to get this one done, I’m going to go ahead and finish, putting the glue all around the tabs on this And then what I’ll do is I’ll show you guys how we’re going to put the next part on the back.OK. So there is part of it, so you can see you really get an idea of what it’s going to look like once. It’S all finished, but you can. You can leave it like this. If you really want to, I mean it’s up to you:

But there’s definitely a reason that we have the back, so we’re going to go and put the back on Now. This part is not quite as simple So because of the way the taps are they’re going to need to be kind of pushed against the sea.So. What I like to do is I kind of pull the taps out a little bit just a little. I don’t do a huge like bending, but what I’m going to do is I’m just going to put glue along these couple of tabs down here at the bottom?

Again, I don’t put a lot I just put a little and then what I want to do is line up the bottom of my see onto those tabs.And. If that kind of pressed down a and that’s pretty good, All right that looks good, Perfect, So we’ll let that dry for just a few seconds. That way when I peel the sea kind of up like this

It doesn’t peel off because we want to make sure that it does stay on those taps, because next tab – I want to do – are these ones right here, So this this edge right here on the bottom part of our seats. So what I’m going to do is kind of peel this back, Like I said I let this dry a little bit so that it didn’t kind of mess up with the ones on the bottom.And. Then I’m going to go ahead and do this corner and I’m just going to kind of squeeze the tabs a little bit.

Press down the sea and you’ll see you can kind of see where it’s kind of the glue, because it’s a change in color that looks pretty good. Now I’m going to wait to do the back and the middle here, because I think those might be a little bit easier to wait on. Oh, maybe not! I changed my mind, I’m going to go ahead and do the back one

Sometimes you just sort of got a look at it and figure out which way is going to work best for the way you kind of want to put it together. So I’m going to do the back and I’m just going to gently set this down and you want to make sure that it’s touching At least that’s kind of sealed. You know And then all right that looks good. It looks pretty good

All right So now I’m going to go ahead and do the middle. It’S kind of makes me nervous to do the all, but I’m going to do the middle. So I have this one tab that I did not get glued down. So what I’m going to do is kind of shove. My glue stick in here my hot glue gun and just put a little bit of glee there and press it all together.

Hey that looks good. So then I’m going to go ahead and get this one, and this one is going to need to be pulled out a little bit because it’s kind of tucked in funny. So we’re going to put some glue right here and you don’t need a ton.That’s kind of like that’s the nice thing about this. I don’t need a lot of glue.

I’M going to use my finger to help with this, and I want to pull this middle portion out just a little. It was tucked in a little too much and I got a little edge, but that’s OK. I don’t think it’ll be too bad once it’s all. Together, These do take some practice: You’re not going to be a master at these. The first time you put them together.

So be kind to yourself and know that, like it’s, OK, if they’re not perfect, because it is hard, These do take a little bit of like figuring out how you have to place them together. I’Ve done a few. I am still not an expert, but I love doing these little 3-D letters, They’re, fun,

You can make lots of science with them. These are great party decorations as well. People love looking at these. I just think they’re cool and he’s got the whole alphabet, so you’ll be able to find these on crafty dot net. So there is our see.

Oh she’s cute. All right so cannot 100 % perfect, but it does take some practice And one nice thing about like doing these types of things is: you can grab some stickers and other things to embellish them. So I have these little ones that I got. I’M not sure where I got these

I really don’t remember, And you can use like pattern paper and things too, if you want to kind of dress them up a little bit more. It’S really up to you, But I’m just going to add some of these cute little stickers to this and some little gems, because I do have like I got these again on Clarence’s or little sticky, gems, These ones. I know we’re from Joanne these little sticky ones, because these are Park Lane and that’s their little brand.

But like you can just jazz it up a little add some little bubbles or some stickers, whatever you want to do to just sort of add a little bit of pizzazz to your little letter. So again, like I said not perfect, This was one just to show you how to assemble and kind of give you an idea of how you can make these really fun. 3D letters. Oh, we lost the sticky gem. That’S OK!

This happens. These gems are not super sticky, which is why I think that guy doesn’t even have adhesives. That’S why So there you go So that is a simple 3D letter.

It weighs literally nothing They’re, really really cute, Really easy to assemble. You can make them in all sorts of styles designs, whatever you want to do Lots of fun ways that you can make these letters your own

So feel free, Busted out Play with it. I would love to see if you guys make 3-D letters so be sure to tag me on all the social media.If you make any of these. I would love it to see it.

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