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Electronic Crafting - SVG Files - Valentine's Day

Custom T-Shirt for Valentines Day – FREE Heart Throb SVG

January 4, 2019

Make a Custom T-Shirt for Valentines Day with this super cute free Valentine SVG file. Make it for a toddler or that natural heartthrob in your life. Use your Cricut, Silhouette, or Brother Scan ‘N Cut to create this easy Valentine T-Shirt.

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I love making seasonal SVG files and for the past few months I made a Baby, It’s Really Freaking Cold Outside mug and my New Year, Same Mess t-shirt. I wanted to create a boy version of what I’m planning on showing you on Tuesday (it’s super cute). Create this easy custom t-shirt in no time.

How do I make a custom t-shirt?

To make your own custom t-shirt you’re going to need a few essentials. You’re going to need an electronic cutting machine and some Heat Transfer Vinyl (also known as Iron On or HTV). You will also need a weeding tool, heat press, Cricut EasyPress or an Iron.

To learn how to apply HTV in layers and with an Iron, click here.

You want something that has zero steam. You can use your iron but be sure that the temperature is correct and the steam function is off. Read your manufacturers instructions on what temperature to use and if your HTV is cold or hot peel.

When cutting your image from a Cricut or Silhouette, you need to be sure that the mirror function is on. You want to cut it in mirror mode and then you will weed or peel off what you do not want on your t-shirt. You do not want your image to cut completely through the carrier sheet.

Your entire image will be on the carrier sheet. Obviously, each color is different here so I had three images on three separate carrier sheets. I started with the Heart saying and then pressed for around 20 seconds, then the black for 20 and then the grey for 30 seconds, turned the shirt over and pressed for another 15 seconds.

When using multiple colors of HTV, you want to be sure that whatever you pressed before is covered before you press the next image. Just use the carrier sheet that you peeled off first and lay it over the red after you have laid the black image down.

Just to be clear, start with your red and press 20 seconds, peel off the carrier sheet from the red image and then lay your black image down. Place the carrier sheet from the red back over the areas that would be exposed when you’re pressing the black image. Do the same for the grey heart to ensure that the black and red are covered again.

Supplies needed to make your own custom t-shirt

heart throb valentine t-shirt

Get the coordinating girls version of this adorable Valentines shirt by clicking the picture below.

toddler valentine shirt that says love bug

Christmas - Electronic Crafting - Parenting Tips & Tricks - SVG Files

FREE First Aid SVG File and How I Keep Us Healthy in the Winter

December 6, 2018

Winter is busy enough as it is but you’ve got to learn ways to help you combat sickness so you won’t add more stress to the holiday season. Here are some tips & tricks to help you stay healthy in the winter months and how to get your Vick’s Holiday Fix.

This conversation is sponsored by Vick’s available at Walmart. All opinions are my own and this post does contain affiliate links.

If you’ve been a reader of my blog for a while, you’ll know that my son Malakai was born 16 weeks early. That’s right on the cusp of survival. In fact, he only had a 10% chance of surviving. He was born at the end of September and so going into the winter months we had to be conscious of us staying healthy so he wouldn’t get sick.

Washing your hands in the NICU was just like a doctor scrubbing in for surgery. You’re given their anti-bacterial soap and a one-time use scrub brush. Wearing jewelry was not recommended and fake nails were also a no-no. Things like those can harbor germs and just add to an already complicated journey.

I decided then, and we still implement them today, that we needed to take precautionary steps to avoid illness and the spreading of germs in the winter months.

For two years he got a Synagis shot which geared up his immune system to fight off RSV. It worked but still when he would get a cold, it just takes him longer to fight it off. A cold for me lasts 7-10 days, he takes over two weeks to get over it.

Supplies for your DIY First-Aid Kit

Depending on what surface you’re going to put your first aid SVG file you’re going to want HTV for fabric and be sure to mirror the image before you cut, or you’ll want standard vinyl if you’re putting your first aid image on plastic or wood and you do not need to mirror your image.

Cut your image and weed off the excess vinyl and then place your image on your surface and press. Use these tips for using iron-on vinyl with your Iron.

Be sure to follow manufacturers instructions before you apply your vinyl to make sure you’re using it correctly.

Gather your Vicks Nyquil with VapoCOOL and your Vicks VaporRub and place it inside your DIY First-Aid Kit. Don’t forget your band-aids, gauze, and some Bacitracin so that you’re covered for any cuts.

Tips & Tricks for Staying Healthy in the Winter

  • Stay inside as much as possible –

I know this is hard with little ones but the more you stay inside, the less you are susceptible to catching germs. You can easily do this more nowadays with Walmart’s Online Grocery Pickup service.

Shopping online and choosing online grocery pick-up is so convenient. I just add items to my cart from grocery.walmart.com and choose when I can pick it up. Walmart will have everything ready to go for me and load it up in my car right in the parking lot. I haven’t been the same since I was introduced to Walmart’s Online Grocery Pickup service. Find ways to save on Vicks products at Walmart below.

  • Keep your medications organized –

When you are sick, the last thing you want to be doing is looking for the medication that you need. Organize your medications using some bins in a closet or under your sink in the bathroom. Use a label maker and mark each bin with what they contain. Be prepared before you get hit with the cold bug.

  • Use Vicks’ new VapoCOOL formula –

Grab some of your go-to Vicks products with the new VapoCOOL, available at Walmart, to get the relief of your illness with the rush of Vick’s vapors. Keep your symptoms at bay so that you can get all you need to get done this holiday season. My go-to is Vicks NyQuil with VapoCOOL so that I can get a good nights rest before the festivities start gearing up.

  • Wash Your Hands –

This one is a no-brainer but we still need reminding when it comes to keeping our hands clean. Keep some mini hand sanitizer bottles in your purse or your desk so that you can kill germs at all times. This small bottle of sanitizer cost me less than $1 at my local Walmart. I grabbed a few to keep in the car and my bedside table.

  • Stay Warm – 

I see a reflection of my mother in myself when I’m constantly telling the kids that they shouldn’t wear shorts when its 30ºF outside. Grab some cozy socks that are just for slipping on when getting into bed at night or a comfy pair of thermal pajamas. Winter gloves are also a must-have and also be sure to keep spare pairs in your car or your purse so you’re never without them.

  • Humidifier – 

The air is so dry in the winter and since I live in Utah, it’s dry all year-round. I like to use a humidifier in all of our rooms to keep from having our throats dry up and our grossness wet so that we can cough it up. I prefer the cool-mist humidifiers and we have them on almost all winter long.

I use the Vicks VapoRub in addition to the humidifier so that we can have some relief on our chests and I am able to get some good deep breaths in.

Ways to save on Vicks at Walmart:

  • $1 off any Vicks product at Walmart (except drops, Sinex, and ZzQuil) – BrandSAVER coupon from the 11/25 newspaper
  • $1 off Vicks Nyquil at Walmart – iBotta offer
  • $0.75 off Vicks VapoDrops at Walmart – iBotta Offer
  • Bonus $1.25 rebate when you use both iBotta offers

I love using the Ibotta app to get rebates on my shopping. Just scan in your receipt and see the savings start rolling in. 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Vicks. The opinions and text are my own.

Electronic Crafting - New Years - SVG Files

New Year, Same Mess & More FREE SVG Files for New Years

December 4, 2018

Ring in the New Year but also don’t forget that you’re still a complete mess! Grab this and many other free SVG files for your next handmade New Years shirt.

diy workout shirt new year same mess
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Celebrating New Years is always something I look forward to. My husband is from Tonga and they’re right on the International Dateline so they’re the very first ones to celebrate the New Year.

We ring in New Years in Tonga at our local church meetinghouse. We grab lots of balloons and string and have the most fun time dancing around the sports court.  No lie, it’s one of the most fun nights we have on the island. Here is our Christmas tree that we have in Tonga and we had a craft night where all the kids cut paper snowflakes and we blew up more balloons for the tree. I remember my husband telling me that some Christmases all they got were balloons and they were so excited. Here is the family a few years back on our trip. We try to go to Tonga every few years but it’s getting expensive since we all require seats on the plane. It’s definitely a humbling experience going there and I tell you all about our trip to Tonga in this post.

But enough about Christmas lets talk about New Years and how you can get 12 free New Year SVG files!

Like I said above, New Years is always a fun time of year for us. But believe me, when I say, I’m the same mess that I was in 2017. I can’t get my act together so this New Year, Same Mess SVG file is perfect in describing me.

Supplies for your New Years shirt

Enter your email below to get access to the free SVG file and save it to your computer. You’ll then upload it into your electronic software. To upload an SVG file into Cricut Design Space, follow these instructions. To upload an SVG file into your Silhouette software, Persia Lou has a great step-by-step tutorial on how to do that.

Next, cut your free New Years SVG file with your electronic cutter. Remember to mirror your image so that it cuts properly. I prefer using my Cricut and that’s just because I’m used to it. I haven’t used a Silhouette in a few years but they cut the iron-on vinyl just as good.

After you’ve unloaded your vinyl from the cutter, you want to remove any of the images that you do not want to go on your New Years shirt. Use a weeding tool or a safety pin and take off the vinyl. You now have your entire New Year, Same Mess image still attached to the carrier sheet.

Being by preheating your fabric to the suggested settings. Lay your iron-on vinyl on top of the shirt and then press for the recommended amount of time. Turn the shirt over and press again. Depending on what material of HTV you use, you want to check if it is a warm peel or cool peel.

Use this handy Iron-On Vinyl Guide to know what setting you should be using with your HTV.

What does it mean to cool peel or warm peel heat transfer vinyl?

It’s simple, cool peel means to allow your HTV to come back down to room temperature before you peel off the carrier sheet. Warm peel means to pull the carrier sheet off of your material while it is still hot.

A lot of foil iron on is cold peel. You want to allow it to cool down so that your foil HTV doesn’t wrinkle. You’ll have to use a little bit of force to take the carrier sheet off of the cool HTV but it won’t peel off your shirt.

What if I don’t want a workout shirt?

Easy, put this on any shirt you own to let your friends, family, and strangers know you are one hot mess! It looks super cute on this baseball shirt and quite frankly, you can wear it all year round.

You can use these free SVG files on anything. Make yourself a mug like I did last month with our Christmas SVG file hop. Follow the links below to grab your own and make whatever your heart desires.

Now for your other FREE SVG files, just click on the link and you’ll be taken to the blogs to download their own files.

Pop! Clink! Kiss

That’s So Twenty Eighteen

Champagne Squad and Rose Squad

New Year, Same Mess

Midnight Kisses, New Year Wishes

Kiss Me Now, Midnight is Past My Bedtime

New Years Resolution: Be Just as Awesome as I Was Last Year!

Kiss Me… at Midnight

This is My Year to Sparkle

Available for Midnight Kisses

Happy New Year 2019

Cheers Y’all

free New Years svg file

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Alphabet Toddler Christmas Shirts for the Holidays

November 26, 2018

We all love Christmas but we love it more when our kids look the part. Create this children’s Christmas shirt using the FREE Christmas SVG file.

free Christmas svg for kids
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Malakai has been all over the place lately. I often wonder how I ever did parenting with three kids, not in school and my house was clean. I blame the cleanliness on one thing – we have too much crap laying around here. While cleaning out drawers of old clothes I came upon this red baseball tee. I figured it was perfect to make Malakai a cute Christmas alphabet shirt with this free Christmas SVG file.

Supplies for your Kids Christmas T-Shirt

So now that Malakai is in preschool, he’s starting to learn his letters. I made these letters in the shape of a tree to bring in more excitement for Christmas.

This free Christmas SVG file doesn’t need to be used for a toddler shirt. Place it on a wood plank or even a shirt for you.

toddler red Christmas shirt

Where can I find FREE Christmas SVG files?

The best places I have found to get FREE Christmas SVG files is blogs. Use Google, use Pinterest, use Etsy as inspiration. Just search for free SVG files and the item you’re looking for and things will pop-up like crazy.

I also like to buy my SVG files. Etsy is awesome, there are also blogs like Hey, Let’s Make Stuff, Happiness is Homemade, Pineapple Paper Co., and Everyday Party Magazine are all sites I like to buy my SVG files from.

Electronic Crafting - SVG Files - Thanksgiving

Free Fall Leaf SVG File to Make a Custom Fall Wardrobe

October 9, 2018

To celebrate Thanksgiving, grab this free fall leaf SVG file. Be sure to check out other free thanksgiving SVG files from the other blogger below.

modern leaf svg file for free
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I’ll be honest, Thanksgiving is a fun holiday but I usually dislike the decor. I go straight from Halloween decorations to Christmas because that’s what fits my aesthetic more. This modern fall leaf SVG file is perfect. You can put it on a mug like I did here or you can put it on sweatshirts, napkins, anything really.

I do, however, love modern Thanksgiving decorations with sharp edges and crisp lines. I did make this crepe paper wreath the other week and I can change the sign on it to make it more modern and fit the autumn theme that I prefer. 

woman holding fall mug

How do I put HTV on a ceramic mug?

You have a few options. If you have space for an industrial heat press, that’s always going to be your best bet. You can buy a mug adapter for it so it’ll allow you to crank out a bunch without a lot of effort.

Next is the method I use. I don’t have space for an industrial heat press so I use a mini iron so that I can get all the curves of the ceramic mug. Set your mini iron on medium heat and then press firmly.

Fall svg projects

Use continuous motion and pressure so that you don’t burn the iron-on vinyl. Remove the carrier sheet and double check the adhesion. If you need to keep pressing, just continue the steps above. Slow and steady is the key to this way.  

What kind of vinyl can I put on a cup?

I’d recommend using the 651 oracle vinyl or permanent. I would only recommend hand washing your items that you apply the permanent vinyl on to. Some people have said that the permanent vinyl is dishwasher safe. It’s up to you if you want to take that risk of it peeling off because of the heat of the dishwasher.

Handwash the item that you place your vinyl or iron-on vinyl.

Do not use removable vinyl. Removable vinyl is great for walls or on items you only want to be decorated for a season and then reuse the cup.

What is the difference between 631 and 651 vinyl?

631 vinyl is a removable vinyl and 651vinyl is a permanent vinyl.

Different fall svg files

1. Rachel’s Trifle (From Friends) – The Simply Crafted Life
2. The Bird is the Word – Pattern Revolution
3. Always Eat the Pie – That’s What Che Said
4. Family, Pie, Football, Thankful – Pineapple Paper Co.
5. Thanksgiving Maternity Shirt – The Country Chic Cottage
6. Leftovers are for Quitters – Happiness is Homemade
7. Best Leg Day Ever – Everyday Party Magazine
8. Place Setting Accent – 100 Directions
9. Modern Leaf SVG – seeLINDSAY
10. Hey There Hot Stuff(ing) – Kingston Crafts
11. Friendsgiving – Hey Let’s Make Stuff
12. Gobble Til You Wobble – Happy Go Lucky
13. #Blessed – Hello Creative Family
14. Let’s Eat – Crafting in the Rain

Electronic Crafting - Home Decor - SVG Files - Valentine's Day

DIY Valentine Pillows using the cutest FREE SVG Files

January 14, 2018

These quick and easy DIY Valenting Pillows are a breeze to make when you use these free Valentine SVG files and some pillow cases from Ikea. Learn how easy it is to complete them in less than 10 minutes.

DIY Valentine Pillow decorations you can make
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These DIY Valentine Pillows were a lot of fun to make. Check out other ideas that you can use your Cricut for other Valentine crafts.

Supplies for your Valentine Pillows

So start by uploading your images into Design Space. Since these are .svg files, it’s just a straight download. You don’t need to edit the image before importing it. 

For the girl’s face, I used plain htv for the eyes, bow, and mouth. For her cheeks, I used pink glitter.

Love you to the moon and back SVG

On the Moon and Back image, I used black glitter and weeded it using my BrightPad. You don’t have to have one but it’s been a lifesaver when weeding glitter htv. Because the image is pretty detailed, some of the glitters peeled up. For that reason, I just pulled up all the polka dots in the O and A. I just used some scissors to clean up the lines.

how to use the cricut bright pad

If you use the standard Iron-On for that image, you should be ok. When you’re ready to press, use the Cricut EasyPress to get good adhesion. For easy weed htv, use your EasyPress at 305º for 25-30 seconds. 

When you use your EasyPress for glitter Iron-On, use 325º for 25-30 seconds. Use your Iron-On Protection sheet to be sure not to have the EasyPress touch any exposed Iron-On. Or you can just lay the carrier sheet back over the image.

cute pillows to make for a girls room
DIY Valentine Pillow

These are in my daughter’s room and she absolutely loves them. Such cute accompaniments to her pink bedding from Pottery Barn Teen.

Love you to the moon and back SVG file
pottery barn cat pillow

For more great Valentine crafts using your Cricut, check out the other bloggers and what they made!

valentine decor with cricut
Valentine's Day OutfitDIY Cat Lady Valentine's ShirtEasy to Make Heart Shaped Fabric Coasters using Cricut MakerMaze Valentine's Day CardsValentine's Day Pun SignsReverse Canvas Valentine Wall Art Using Your CricutWall Sign - You'll Forever Be My AlwaysCute Wooden Conversation HeartsSpending My Valentine's Day (Han) SoloDIY Valentine PillowsHeart Garland Cricut TutorialHeart Shaped Love CardVinyl Mason Jar Valentine's Day SignMetallic Heart Valentine GarlandHeart Shaped Trays With Princess Bride QuotesDIY Valentines Cards

Electronic Crafting - Holiday Parties - SVG Files - Valentine's Day

Personalized Valentine Felt Envelopes with your Cricut

January 8, 2018

Forget Valentine Boxes. Make these personalized Valentine felt envelopes using your Cricut. Super easy and so fun for kids to receive.

Valentine Felt Envelopes
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I found these adorable felt envelopes in the Dollar Spot section at Target. What can’t you find at Target? I knew that I wanted to make these personalized for Valentines Day and fill them with goodies for my kids. I made a really cute SVG file and sized it to fit perfectly in my deisng software. I added each of their names underneath and I may just keep them do this every year.

Supplies for your Valentine Felt Envelopes

Begin by opening the SVG file and upload it into your design software, then send it to your machine. Be sure to mirror the image when using any iron-on. To prepare your image, you’re going to weed out the negative space of the file. The main image will remain on the carrier sheet. You do not want to cut all the way through the carrier sheet for Iron-On.

Create these easy DIY Felt Valentine Envelopes. Give them to your kids for the perfect Valentines gift.

Lay your image on your felt envelope and press. If you’re using the Cricut EasyPress to press your iron-on foil, set your machine to 300°. Preheat your envelope for 10 seconds and lay the image where you want it. Place your iron-on protective sheet over the image and press for 25-30 seconds.

Create these easy DIY Felt Valentine Envelopes. Give them to your kids for the perfect Valentines gift.

You can peel your iron-on foil warm but it is best to allow it to cool. Give it 1-2 minutes. If you’re going to press it with your iron, head here for tips

Create these easy DIY Felt Valentine Envelopes. Give them to your kids for the perfect Valentines gift.

If you want to add a personalized name in a different foil, apply that now. You can just add the name and attach it to the Valentines Day SVG file. Your file will now cut as one.

Create these easy DIY Felt Valentine Envelopes. Give them to your kids for the perfect Valentines gift.

Now fill your personalized Valentine felt envelope with more Target goodies and you’re personalized Valentine felt envelope is good to go. It’ll be perfect for years to come or just use it this year alone. They’re inexpensive enough that you don’t need to feel bad if you lose it.

To find more Valentine projects that you can make with your Cricut, check out the links below.

valentine Cricut projects

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DIY LEGO Batman Shirt with your Cricut Explore and Glow in the Dark Iron-On

September 26, 2017

Create this DIY LEGO Batman shirt using your Cricut and glow in the dark iron-on vinyl. It’s perfect for the little vigilante in your life. This post does contain affiliate links. Thank you to LEGO for sending our kids these awesome books.Create this DIY Lego Batman Shirt using Glow in the Dark Heat Transfer. Such an awesome shirt for any Lego fan.This post does contain affiliate links.Create this DIY Lego Batman Shirt using Glow in the Dark Heat Transfer. Such an awesome shirt for any Lego fan.I don’t know about you but LEGO Batman has become an essential in this house, or should I say the car? It’s pretty much the only DVD my kids want to watch in the car and because of that, I’ve become really good at quoting the movie. We took Siaki and his friends to see it when it was in theaters and I’ve never seen kids laugh louder in my life. These shirts have become their go-to wardrobe because the glow in the dark vinyl lights up for a good 5-6 hours after they’ve been playing outside all day.

Supplies

Go ahead and upload the LEGO Batman shirt cut file into your computer using this method. It has both images on the file so you can upload both or just one. You do that by selecting whatever part of the image you don’t want. So for the words in Batman’s logo, you’re going to select it so that the Cricut will know to cut it out. This Batman cut file can be uploaded on your Silhouette but it’s been so long since I’ve done that. There are plenty of instructions on how to do that online.Create this DIY Lego Batman Shirt using Glow in the Dark Heat Transfer. Such an awesome shirt for any Lego fan.After you’ve uploaded your file, size it to fit the shirt. For a child large and medium, I made the file about 8.5″ wide. Set your file to cut and be sure to mirror the image for iron-on. Once your image has been cut, remove the excess iron-on material. Only leave what you want your image to be on the carrier sheet.

To secure your image with an iron, follow this method. If you’re using a heat press, your temperature needs to be set for 305° and pressed for 20 seconds. Cricut has a new EasyPress and I’m excited to get my own. For now, I just used the iron.Create this DIY Lego Batman Shirt using Glow in the Dark Heat Transfer. Such an awesome shirt for any Lego fan.There you go. You’ve now become the coolest mom on the block cause your child has their own LEGO Batman shirt and they can put together all their LEGO Batman sets while looking good.