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This coupon book of fun Disneyland coupons is a great idea for your next Disneyland trip! I’ll walk you through how I created it with my Cricut Maker Tools.
Let me just be clear upfront; if you present these to anyone at Disneyland they will likely smile kindly and tell you you’re a crazy person. These are just for fun! This little booklet is a fun momento to hit some of the highlights of Disneyland. This is also a good gift to give someone heading to Disneyland. Unfortunately this won’t mean much to someone going to Disney World but if I have enough interest in that I’ll happily create one for ya! I’ll also answer a few questions all about the new Cricut Maker tools that you are going to want to add to your arsenal as soon as you hear about them!
What you need for your Disneyland Coupons
- Faux Leather
- Embroidery Floss
- White Cardstock
- This Cut File
- Knife blade
- Engraving blade
- Perforation blade
- Cricut Maker
Print off the files from the cut file. You can always customize the words and add additional coupons if you want! I have extra empty coupons you can have write in later too.
After it’s all printed off you’re going to load in your perforation blade. Each of your little coupons is going to easily rip out because of this super cool blade. I had so much fun messing around with this it sparked so many future project ideas!
After I cut each piece of paper I loaded the faux leather with the engraving tip. I suggest using faux leather that has a darker or contrasting background color. The blue and green both have a dark backing on it so the letter pop a bit more.
After engraving I cut the chipboard with my knife blade. You can’t really see the tape on this but make sure to secure your chipboard with tape!
Alright now you will assemble your fun Disneyland coupons. I used embroidery floss but you can use whatever string you’ve got around.
Put the faux leather piece without the engraving down first, then line up the pieces of paper with the holes. After that I put the two pieces of chipboard on either side and started threading the embroidery floss through the holes.
I put threaded it through about 3 times then tied a not along the back.
That’s all it takes! It is a pretty intricate Cricut project between switching blades and using different materials but the Cricut makes everything seem simple.
Should I get a Maker or an Explore Air 2?
I get this question ALL THE TIME. The answer is, it depends. They’re both amazing. But if you want to make this project and other specific projects that involve, fabric, engraving, and cutting through thicker materials you’re going to want the Maker and might want to invest in some special tools too.
When Cricut launched Maker 2 years ago, it made a promise to come out with more tools and materials, so that Maker could grow with creators as they master new crafts. These tools are possible, and can be used only with Maker, because it was specially designed with an Adaptive Tool System. This system brings together three major technologies that give Maker professional class cutting versatility and performance. It:
- Delivers 10 times (4 kg) or more cutting force than the Explore line
- Uses a sophisticated steering system to actively control the direction of the blade at all times
- Tests to be sure you are using the correct blade before it starts cutting, and tells you to change it, if not.
- To deliver on this Maker promise, Cricut is introducing even more tools that deliver on the Maker versatility promise and are part of the expanding Adaptive Toolset.
- These new tools allow creators to utilize even more techniques, such as engraving and debossing, and materials such as metal, with Maker, further expanding Maker’s capabilities.
- Each of the tools are part of the Maker’s QuickSwap Toolset, so creators everywhere can quickly and easily move between tools as they complete their projects.
So there you have it. All about the Maker, this darling project and it’s new tools. If you want to see these cool tools utilized in other ways I have a few projects shared below.
These engraved luggage tags are so fun and would be a quick project you’d use quite often.
Here is a cool project utilizing the debossing blade.