Be it a garage, office, pantry or wardrobe, labeling is one of the most useful strategy for organizing your things. It could be the good old style of writing with markers or using store bought fancy labels or using chalk labels etc. It is not just useful, but creates a tidy satisfying look to the space. Here is a geometric label design that I created for your personal use. If you like the design, you can use this template to customize with texts you want and cut with Cricut.
- Premium Vinyl
- Cricut machine + fine point blade + Standard grip mat
- Weeding tool
- Transfer tape
- Design template
Geometric Label design with Cricut
Step – 1 : Design
Open the free template here in cricut design space, save the file in your PC and customize the labels according to your requirement. For this, first list down all the names you want to label. Now, select one of the label that is already there and duplicate it. Then, ‘detach’ it. Now, you can edit the text.
Note: I have used “JMH typewriter Dry” font. Please download the free font and install in your PC before opening the template.
After replacing with the texting you want, you have to ‘Attach’ each group of label design individually. Only then the design will be cut in proper spacing and alignment.
Sizing: Measure size of the surface where you are going to apply and adjust the dimensions according to it. My canister had 2inx2in space. So, I designed my label to be 1.7inch wide.
Step – 2 : Cut, peel and Weed
Once the design is done, Click ” Make it”. Check the positioning preview on the mat. If you are using leftover vinyl from another project like me, then make sure to measure it and match it with the mat alignment setting on your screen. You can move and place the label design according to the size of your vinyl.
Material setting – “Premium vinyl”. Load the mat with vinyl facing up and press button to proceed.
After the vinyl is cut, slowly remove from mat and weed. Since the labels are small, it could get little tedious while weeding. So, take your time and do it slowly.
Step – 3 : Transfer
For transferring vinyl, I usually use the standard contact paper from craft store. so far it has worked well for me. You can also reuse the transfer papers until it looses it stickiness. Peel the backing off the transfer paper and apply it onto the vinyl label. Then, cut the labels individually.
Here comes the next frustrating part. Peel the vinyl backing off the design and transfer it onto the sticky transfer paper. Again, this can be frustrating as it involves transferring of small letters. Try to do it patiently.
Step – 4 : Apply
Once the design is lifted off the vinyl backing and into the transfer tape, position the label onto the surface you want. You have only one shot, so carefully position the label and press on top. Then, peel the transfer tape slowly. If you missed any letter, you can put it back in.
You will be amazed seeing how good it looks by just adding these geometric labels onto the dollar store canisters.
Below are some of the other projects using cricut that you might be interested. Have fun making !