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Electronic Crafting - Fourth of July

Free 4th of July SVG Files – Red, White, and Boom

May 7, 2019

Grab these adorable, FREE 4th of July SVG files to celebrate Independence Day. Use your Cricut or Silhouette to cut your Iron On and make your very own shirt.

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Me and the ladies are back at it again offering you all some free SVG files to use with your electronic craft cutter. These 4th of July SVG files are easy to download and create your very own projects. Grab all the files below.

Supplies for your Independence Day Shirt

If you’ve enjoyed our other free SVG files that we offer for the holidays, this one is just like the others. Download it below to get the link to the file and then save it to your computer.

You’re able to upload it directly to Cricut Design Space or into your Silhouette Studio as is. You will have to resize it to fit on to your project but it’s all separated by color for you.

Click here to learn how to press HTV using your Iron

Malakai looks so cute in his little 4th of July t-shirt I made him. It’s kind of cuter than the one I made him two summers ago. If you have a Cricut, you can just head to the post below and use the Cricut Design Space file there. I figured it was time for an upgrade for him.

toddler patriotic shirt

Click on your favorite Independence Day SVG file below

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Electronic Crafting - SVG Files

Free Graduation SVG for a Graduated AF Tee

April 2, 2019

This free Graduation SVG is perfect for someone suffering from Senioritis. Create the perfect tee to wear under their graduation cap and gown.

Graduated AF Tee with FREE SVG File
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The day High School ended was a glorious day for me, if only I had this shirt! Cricut or Silhouette wasn’t around yet so making your own shirts wasn’t very affordable but now it can easily be done in as little as 10 minutes. Grab this free Graduation SVG file to make your own today just in time for graduation.

Supplies for your Graduation T-Shirt

If you’re using an Iron to adhere your HTV to a shirt, read these instructions here for all my tips and tricks.

If you’re using an EasyPress, read these instruction here to learn how to adhere your Iron On to your shirt.

FREE Graduation SVG File

If you’re unsure of what to buy or use, this comparison from Hey, Let’s Make Stuff gives you all the information you’ll ever need. I love my EasyPress but I also do not have space in my home for a Heat Press. Her comparison is definitely helpful in figuring out what you want to use when making T-Shirts and other items. If you only have an iron, it works great but there is a learning curve on how to make your HTV adhere better.

We’ve been busy making these adorable Summer SVG Files for you guys. We’ve always had great success in our holiday series of FREE SVG’s we offer you so we wanted to do an end-of-school/summer theme of SVG’s. Grab all the free files below.

Summer SVG Files

Baby Showers - Cricut Crafts

Handmade Baby Shower Card using your Cricut & Xyron

March 20, 2019

A dear friend of ours is finally having a baby girl of her own and I couldn’t wait to make her a handmade baby shower card using my Cricut and my Xyron Creative Station. See how I made this easy shaker card for her baby shower.

handmade baby shower card
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Create a perfect handmade baby shower card for your next loved one’s life-changing event. Use your Cricut Maker to create this cute baby shaker card. I’ve tried a few times to make shaker cards using dies but I like to do it with my Cricut now that I’ve figured out how. Cutting acetate can be tricky using your Cricut but I’ve gotten great results using my Knife Blade and my Cricut Maker.

cricut baby shower card

Supplies For Your Handmade Baby Shower Card

how to write with cricut

You will first begin by opening up your Cricut Design Space File and then you will send it to your Cricut Maker. The first canvas should be your Kraft Board which is the one that will use the Scoring Wheel and a Fine Point Black Marker.

After you’ve cut and drawn your shapes out of the white and the patterned cardstock, load your acetate into your Cricut. Use the Cricut Knife Blade to cut your acetate into the small square to go right behind the Hello Baby layer. Adhere your acetate using your Xyron Mega Runner.

acetate for a shaker card

Next, place the foam tape all around the edges of your small square and then go around the onesie to make a barrier. You’ll fill that barrier with your sequins and then lay your folded card on top so that you have it secured to each other.

using foam tape for a shaker card
how to make a shaker card

That’s it! It’s so easy to make your own homemade baby shower card and it’s more fun when they’re for loved ones.

Cricut Baby Shower Card

Easter - Electronic Crafting - SVG Files

Easy DIY Toddler Easter Shirt and 15+ More FREE SVG Files

March 5, 2019

Spring is not complete without a DIY Toddler Easter Shirt for the cute babes in your life. Check out the FREE Easter SVG file and grab 15 more from our monthly free SVG blog hop.
Create your own Easter Chick Magnet Toddle shirt with this free Easter SVG file. Get 15 more free Easter SVG files available for personal use. #totallyfreeavg #eastersvg #toddlereastershirt #eastershirt #toddlershirt #freesvg

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These monthly free SVG files myself and other bloggers have offered have been a huge hit with all of our readers. We’ve created everything from Christmas mugs, Valentine t-shirts, and cute tote bags all with our free SVG files.

Supplies for your Toddler Easter Shirt

Create your own Easter Chick Magnet Toddle shirt with this free Easter SVG file. Get 15 more free Easter SVG files available for personal use. #totallyfreeavg #eastersvg #toddlereastershirt #eastershirt #toddlershirt #freesvg


Using HTV on a shirt is very easy. After you have uploaded your SVG file into Design Space or you’ve uploaded the SVG file into the Silhouette software, you want to mirror your image before you cut.

Lay your HTV on the mat shiny side down. This carrier sheet will hold your entire image together for you. After you’ve cut, remove any unwanted HTV from the carrier sheet.

Prepare your toddler t-shirt for the HTV by preheating your fabric. This will remove the moisture from your fabric and allow the HTV to stick better and not lift.

Using a folded towel on a sturdy surface is perfect for pressing the HTV to your shirt. Do not use an ironing board. It is too bendy in the middle (that’s a term) and it doesn’t allow even heat to be distributed.

Create your own Easter Chick Magnet Toddle shirt with this free Easter SVG file. Get 15 more free Easter SVG files available for personal use. #totallyfreeavg #eastersvg #toddlereastershirt #eastershirt #toddlershirt #freesvg

Follow manufacturers instructions on the heat settings so that you can be sure to get the right seal of the HTV.

That’s it! Grab the 16 FREE SVG files below from each blogger. These are available for personal use only.

Create your own Easter Chick Magnet Toddle shirt with this free Easter SVG file. Get 15 more free Easter SVG files available for personal use. #totallyfreeavg #eastersvg #toddlereastershirt #eastershirt #toddlershirt #freesvg

Cricut Crafts - Mother's and Father's Day

Mothers Day Shadow Box using your Cricut

February 26, 2019

Create the ultimate Mothers Day Shadow Box without much effort at all by you. Let your Cricut do all the work and learn how you and your mom could win your very own Cricut Explore Air 2!Create the perfect Mothers Day gift for that special Grandma in your life. Learn how easy it is to make a Mother's Day Shadow Box using your Cricut and some rose gold vinyl. Win a Cricut for you and your mom and start creating Cricut crafts ASAP! #cricut #cricutmade #mothersdaygift #mothersday #shadowbox #cricutshadowbox #grandmothergift

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Making Mothers Day Gifts are always a fun thing to do but it can be hard to come up with ideas. I love that I can open up Cricut Design Space and I’ve got all the inspiration right there! Creating a Mothers Day Shadow Box can be as personalized as you want. Add some paper flowers to the backdrop or just some beautiful scrapbook paper.

My kids call my mom Nani and so when I saw this one shape that said MOM, I just used my contour tool and clicked on that word to remove it. I added in Nani using the Felix font in Cricut Design Space. I used some brushed metal vinyl and cut it on the Adhesive Foil setting and had it pass two times. It gave the perfect kiss cut to the vinyl and made it a dream to weed.Create the perfect Mothers Day gift for that special Grandma in your life. Learn how easy it is to make a Mother's Day Shadow Box using your Cricut and some rose gold vinyl. Win a Cricut for you and your mom and start creating Cricut crafts ASAP! #cricut #cricutmade #mothersdaygift #howtoweedvinyl #mothersday #shadowbox #cricutshadowbox #grandmothergift

Weed your image and then apply some transfer tape over your vinyl design. Use your scraper tool to give it a gentle rub and then remove the white backing off of the vinyl.Create the perfect Mothers Day gift for that special Grandma in your life. Learn how easy it is to make a Mother's Day Shadow Box using your Cricut and some rose gold vinyl. Win a Cricut for you and your mom and start creating Cricut crafts ASAP! #cricut #cricutmade #mothersdaygift #transferpaper #vinyltransfer #mothersday #shadowbox #cricutshadowbox #grandmothergift Next, lay it on the glass and then use your scraper again to gently rub the metal vinyl on the glass. Gently pull off the transfer tape and then remove the back off of the frame so you can add your background.Create the perfect Mothers Day gift for that special Grandma in your life. Learn how easy it is to make a Mother's Day Shadow Box using your Cricut and some rose gold vinyl. Apply vinyl to glassI used this Natalie Malan scrapbook paper available at JoAnn and it’s insanely beautiful. She makes the most perfect compositions and the colors are always on point. I used her fabric from Coats to make these cute American Girl jumpsuits and I love the detail.

Cut the scrapbook page to be 9×9″ so that it would fit perfectly in the shadow boxes available at Michaels Stores. I realize this a busy pattern and so it can be hard to see if it’s not in the right light but the pinks go so well with the rose gold vinyl. In person, you can see the shimmer of the metal vinyl and then the softness of the watercolor flowers and birds.Create the perfect Mothers Day gift for that special Grandma in your life. Learn how easy it is to make a Mother's Day Shadow Box using your Cricut and some rose gold vinyl. Win a Cricut for you and your mom and start creating Cricut crafts ASAP! #cricut #cricutmade #mothersdaygift #mothersday #shadowbox #cricutshadowbox #grandmothergift

Supplies for your Mothers Day Shadow Box

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That’s it! It’s so easy to make a shadowbox using your Cricut. You can always use a solid color of scrapbook paper and then add paper flowers on top for more details but the design in the paper was enough for me. Go crazy and have a blast using your Cricut making Mothers Day Gifts.

Cricut Ideas for Mothers Day
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Electronic Crafting - Kids Crafts - SVG Files

A Trendy Childs T-Shirt and a FREE Unicorn SVG File

February 18, 2019

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Making a Unicorn shirt is as easy as 1, 2, 3 using this FREE unicorn SVG file. You’re going to make a believer out of your child once they see what you’ve made! Enjoy your new Unicorn T-Shirt by eating some Limited Edition Unicorn Magic Snack Pack Pudding Cups available at Walmart.

Make the coolest unicorn shirt using this free unicorn SVG file that can be cut on your Silhouette or Cricut machine. Use your Cricut EasyPress to adhere the holographic HTV and enjoy your unicorn Snack Packs as you rock your awesome unicorn shirt. #unicornsvg #unicornshirt #cricutmade #silhouettecameo #freesvgfile #unicorncraft #kidsshirt #diytshirt
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Make the coolest unicorn shirt using this free unicorn SVG file that can be cut on your Silhouette or Cricut machine. Use your Cricut EasyPress to adhere the holographic HTV and enjoy your unicorn Snack Packs as you rock your awesome unicorn shirt. #unicornsvg #unicornshirt #cricutmade #silhouettecameo #freesvgfile #unicorncraft #kidsshirt #diytshirt

My daughter, Leila, is obsessed with Unicorns. She’s as obsessed as an almost 9-year-old can be, to be honest. When I found these Unicorn Magic Snack Pack Pudding Cups at Walmart, I knew we had to have it. I swooped them up because they’re only available for a limited time and so while I was at Walmart, I grabbed everything else to make her this custom Unicorn shirt using my electronic cutter.

Supplies for your homemade Unicorn T-Shirt

How To Cut Your FREE Unicorn SVG File

You’re going to begin by uploading your Unicorn SVG into your electronic cutting machines software.

After you’ve uploaded your Unicorn SVG, you’re going to want to resize it to fit on your child’s shirt. Select cut and you’re going to want to make sure your image is mirrored so that it cuts correctly before applying your HTV to the shirt.

Since this image does not have any writing, it’s ok if you forget. If you did decide to put some text on it and you didn’t mirror it, the text will be pressed backward on your shirt.

Make the coolest unicorn shirt using this free unicorn SVG file that can be cut on your Silhouette or Cricut machine. Use your Cricut EasyPress to adhere the holographic HTV and enjoy your unicorn Snack Packs as you rock your awesome unicorn shirt. #unicornsvg #unicornshirt #cricutmade #silhouettecameo #freesvgfile #unicorncraft #kidsshirt #diytshirt

How To Cut Holographic Vinyl

Holographic Vinyl is thicker than standard HTV so there are a few tricks to get it to cut cleanly. If you have a Cricut, cutting Holographic Iron-On is fairly easy. Cricut has a setting in Design Space where you will select the Holographic Iron-On and hit cut.

On a Silhouette, cutting Holographic HTV is a little bit trickier. Since Silhouette doesn’t make their own, there really isn’t a setting for it. I chose the Heat Transfer, Metallic setting and my pressure up to 4 and it cut really smoothly.

You do not want to cut completely through the carrier sheet when using your electronic cutter. The carrier sheet is there to protect your image from the heat and it also holds all the small areas in place while you’re pressing.

How to Weed Vinyl

Weeding is the easiest part of making your own shirts but it’s also the most time consuming depending on how many accent pieces you have. You want to keep whatever part of the image you want on your shirt on the carrier sheet. If you accidentally pull up a piece that should have stayed, just set it aside until you’re completely done weeding and then you can stick it back on the carrier sheet before you press your design.

Make the coolest unicorn shirt using this free unicorn SVG file that can be cut on your Silhouette or Cricut machine. Use your Cricut EasyPress to adhere the holographic HTV and enjoy your unicorn Snack Packs as you rock your awesome unicorn shirt. #unicornsvg #unicornshirt #cricutmade #silhouettecameo #freesvgfile #unicorncraft #kidsshirt #diytshirt

Because the holographic is a material laid on top of the holographic material, they can split a bit while weeding. Just peel slowly and you shouldn’t have any problems.

What Heat Settings Do I Use For Holographic HTV

To learn how to press vinyl using an iron, click here.

If you’re going to be using an EasyPress, the heat you want for holographic vinyl is 330F. Preheat your cotton t-shirt for 5 seconds, lay your image down and you’ll press for 30 seconds, flip your material and press again for 15 seconds. You will want to remove the carrier sheet while the vinyl is still warm.

If there are some pieces lifting, you can press for just a few seconds longer to get those spots to adhere. Click here for more EasyPress settings and materials to find out what setting you should be using.

**Usually the heat settings are the same on a heat press as the EasyPress but double check with the manufacturer. Siser is a great website to visit for all heat settings, click here to learn Heat Press settings.

With any shirt you’re making, you want to preheat the fabric because this removes any excess moisture in the fibers and helps the HTV adhere and stay adhered.

Make the coolest unicorn shirt using this free unicorn SVG file that can be cut on your Silhouette or Cricut machine. Use your Cricut EasyPress to adhere the holographic HTV and enjoy your unicorn Snack Packs as you rock your awesome unicorn shirt. #unicornsvg #unicornshirt #cricutmade #silhouettecameo #freesvgfile #unicorncraft #kidsshirt #diytshirt
Make the coolest unicorn shirt using this free unicorn SVG file that can be cut on your Silhouette or Cricut machine. Use your Cricut EasyPress to adhere the holographic HTV and enjoy your unicorn Snack Packs as you rock your awesome unicorn shirt. #unicornsvg #unicornshirt #cricutmade #silhouettecameo #freesvgfile #unicorncraft #kidsshirt #diytshirt
Make the coolest unicorn shirt using this free unicorn SVG file that can be cut on your Silhouette or Cricut machine. Use your Cricut EasyPress to adhere the holographic HTV and enjoy your unicorn Snack Packs as you rock your awesome unicorn shirt. #unicornsvg #unicornshirt #cricutmade #silhouettecameo #freesvgfile #unicorncraft #kidsshirt #diytshirt
Make the coolest unicorn shirt using this free unicorn SVG file that can be cut on your Silhouette or Cricut machine. Use your Cricut EasyPress to adhere the holographic HTV and enjoy your unicorn Snack Packs as you rock your awesome unicorn shirt. #unicornsvg #unicornshirt #cricutmade #silhouettecameo #freesvgfile #unicorncraft #kidsshirt #diytshirt

If you can’t decide if you are wanting to use an iron, EasyPress or a Heat Press, Hey Let’s Make Stuff has an awesome comparison for you.

How To Care For Your Garment After Applying HTV

Allow your garment to cure for at least 24 hours before washing it. To wash your Unicorn T-Shirt, turn it inside out to wash and I like to hang dry my items to make sure the warmth of the dryer doesn’t cause the HTV to peel up.

That’s it! It’s so incredibly easy to make your own Unicorn T-Shirt using this free Unicorn SVG file. 

Make the coolest unicorn shirt using this free unicorn SVG file that can be cut on your Silhouette or Cricut machine. Use your Cricut EasyPress to adhere the holographic HTV and enjoy your unicorn Snack Packs as you rock your awesome unicorn shirt. #unicornsvg #unicornshirt #cricutmade #silhouettecameo #freesvgfile #unicorncraft #kidsshirt #diytshirt
Make the coolest unicorn shirt using this free unicorn SVG file that can be cut on your Silhouette or Cricut machine. Use your Cricut EasyPress to adhere the holographic HTV and enjoy your unicorn Snack Packs as you rock your awesome unicorn shirt. #unicornsvg #unicornshirt #cricutmade #silhouettecameo #freesvgfile #unicorncraft #kidsshirt #diytshirt

To find everything I used, head to your local Walmart and swoop up these items. Be sure to grab the Limited Edition Unicorn Magic Snack Pack Pudding Cups and don’t forget the free tattoos inside! Make the most out of your magical day by using the printable family fun games that can be found on the Snack Pack website.

Electronic Crafting - St. Patrick's Day - SVG Files

Lucky Periodic Table St Patricks Day Shirt + FREE SVG Files

February 5, 2019

Making this easy DIY St Patricks Day Shirt is so easy and can be completed in minutes by using your Silhouette or Cricut machines. Grab the free St Patricks Day SVG files below to make your own today.
Making this easy DIY St Patricks Day Shirt is so easy and can be completed in minutes by using your Silhouette or Cricut machines. Grab the free St Patricks Day SVG files below to make your own today. #totallyfreeSVG #stpatricksdayshirt #stpatricksdaysvg #luckySVG #cricut #silhouette #heattransfervinyl

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I’ve been enjoying making these free SVG files for you each month and so now we continue the tradition by making St Patricks Day SVF files for you to use. Please remember that these are personal use only files.

Supplies for your homemade St Patricks Day Shirt

I love all these talented women and I’m so glad that we come together once a month to offer you guys these free SVG files. I’ve made cups, I’ve made t-shirts, I’ve made costumes, I’ve made a lot of things with SVG files and they’re really fun to experiment with.

How do I upload an SVG file to my computer?

Uploading the SVG file to your computer is really easy. You’re going to want to click on the link above and then you’ll save the SVG file to your computer. Pay attention to where that file has saved. I like to save mine always to my desktop so that I know where I can easily find them. I move them to other folders after I’ve uploaded it into my Cricut or Silhouette software.

If you use an Apple system, your file will automatically unzip when you double-click on the folder. If you have a PC, you’re going to want to find a program that helps you unzip the file. You cannot upload zip folders into the Silhouette or Cricut software.

If you have a Cricut, follow these easy steps that Hey, Let’s Make Stuff shows or if you have a Silhouette, Persia Lou has a great tutorial.

Making this easy DIY St Patricks Day Shirt is so easy and can be completed in minutes by using your Silhouette or Cricut machines. Grab the free St Patricks Day SVG files below to make your own today. #totallyfreeSVG #stpatricksdayshirt #stpatricksdaysvg #luckySVG #cricut #silhouette #heattransfervinyl

To learn how easy it is to apply HTV using an Iron, click here.

To learn how easy it is to apply HTV using the Cricut EasyPress, click here.

To learn how easy it is to apply HTV using a Heat Press, click here.

 

Making this easy DIY St Patricks Day Shirt is so easy and can be completed in minutes by using your Silhouette or Cricut machines. Grab the free St Patricks Day SVG files below to make your own today. #totallyfreeSVG #stpatricksdayshirt #stpatricksdaysvg #luckySVG #cricut #silhouette #heattransfervinyl

Electronic Crafting - Holidays - SVG Files

DIY Jedi Shirt with FREE SVG File – May the 4th Be With You

January 31, 2019

May the 4th Be With You! Who else loves Star Wars and wants this free Jedi SVG file? Scroll below to find out how I made my own Star Wars t-shirt using my Cricut or you can use a Silhouette.

diy jedi shirt free svg
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May the Fourth is a popular obscure holiday to Star Wars fans so I created this modern Star Wars SVG file to make you a DIY Jedi shirt.

Celebrate May the Fourth by making your own DIY Jedi Shirt. Grab the FREE Star Wars SVG File and make one for yourself or for that nerd in your life. #starwars #starwarsshirt #diyjedishirt #freestarwarssvg #maythefourthshirt #maythefourth

I love the straight lines of this design and the fact that I can take this image and really do anything. It doesn’t need to be a shirt. I can make a Reverse Canvas, make my own Doormat, or even make some DIY tattoos with it!

My brother is a huge Star Wars fan and so this DIY Star Wars shirt is cool enough for him to wear or even my 13-year-old son to wear.

Supplies for your homemade Star Wars Shirt

  • Cricut or Silhouette
  • Iron, EasyPress, or Heat Press
  • Black Iron-On (HTV)
  • T-shirt
Celebrate May the Fourth by making your own DIY Jedi Shirt. Grab the FREE Star Wars SVG File and make one for yourself or for that nerd in your life. #starwars #starwarsshirt #diyjedishirt #freestarwarssvg #maythefourthshirt #maythefourth

Upload your SVG file into your cutting software. I’ve included both SVG and PNG formats of the files so you can trace it or upload it as an image, just whatever method you’re most comfortable using.

Mirror your image and cut and then weed away anything you don’t want on the shirt off of the carrier sheet.

Press your image according to package directions. For Siser EasyWeed or Cricut Everyday Iron-On, I use a temperature of 315 for 25-30 seconds.

Celebrate May the Fourth by making your own DIY Jedi Shirt. Grab the FREE Star Wars SVG File and make one for yourself or for that nerd in your life. #starwars #starwarsshirt #diyjedishirt #freestarwarssvg #maythefourthshirt #maythefourth

Remove the carrier sheet while your image is still warm, turn it over and then press again for an additional 15 seconds. 

This Star Wars shirt is perfect for the May the Fourth holiday and can clearly be work year-round.