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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.
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 theseUnicorn 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Create this easy football scrapbook page layout to celebrate your child’s latest sports adventure. Use the Jillibean Soup 2 Cool for School line and your Xyron adhesive to make it even more perfect. This post may contain affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
Just this past weekend my son Siaki won the championship game with his little league football team. I figured because of this fun and exciting time for him that I’d make him a football scrapbook page to commemorate this fun achievement.
I began by cutting some of the papers into small strips. I started out with 1/4″ and then moved up to 1″ wide pieces. They were all random lengths and I wasn’t a perfectionist on how wide they were, I just wanted them cut straight. I took my Stitch Happy (or you can use your sewing machine) and just randomly placed the strips of paper. I knew the photo was going to be in the middle and that was about it. I didn’t trim any of the edges because boys are rough and aren’t neat in any way, lol.
I also took some of the hexagons from the die cut paper and just stitched a straight line through there and then layered some more strips over those for some added texture. Use some of the 2 Cool for School puffy stickers and regular stickers to add more to any corner that you’ve done some stitching. Use your Xyron Mega Runner to adhere the small card to the page and lay that next to your embellished corner. Use some 3D foam tape and place it on the back of your photo and adhere it to the page. Fussy cut some of the pennants from the scrapbooking page and then use your Xyron again to put some adhesive on the edge of the pennants and then secure them to the photo. That’s it! This football scrapbook page was really easy to make and since I had my Jillibean Soup collection pack, it made it that much more fun. Head on over to the Jillibean Soup blog for projects from their Design Team using Xyron products. Be sure to follow Xyron and Jillibean Soup on Facebook because they’re having some awesome giveaways during the week so be sure to check out each giveaway post on each page.
Grab this FREE Halloween Coloring Page so that your child can welcome the upcoming holiday.
Nothing is better than a free printable but what about a free Halloween coloring page? This is perfect for any child but my toddler has seemed to really take to it. He’s learning how to hold crayons correctly and so this is a great starter for them to learn how to color inside of objects.
Does your child have a delay in their speech? I’ll show you the most helpful food board where you can help your toddler work on their speech and play a game at the same time. This is a sponsored post from our friends at The Genius of Play. This post contains affiliate links and all opinions are my own.
Malakai was born at 24.5 weeks gestation. We knew when we got pregnant again, we were risking a 50/50 chance at whether he’d be premature. When my oldest son was born at 34 weeks, I feel he was preparing me for how to care for Leila, who was born at 30 weeks. And her the same for preparing me for Malakai.
Freddie had zero intervention from state programs, Leila qualified for speech therapy and Malakai has had speech therapy, physical therapy, monthly EI visits and now he’s off to the public school program to follow him along after he turns 3 this month.
I’ve had many speech therapists suggest a lot of things but the thing they seemed to push was just to do what you can to be able to communicate. Constantly repeating the words they’re reaching for. Even if it doesn’t sound correct, they’re still trying to communicate so that is a positive thing. I’m going to show you this toddler speech therapy activity I came up with.
Supplies for your Toddler Speech Therapy Activity Board
Begin by printing out my watercolor food printables on to some 65lb. cardstock. I gave you the options of the entire printable or the .svg files that you can use on your Cricut or Silhouette machine.
See my suggestions for cutting laminated paper with your Cricut below.
Instead of cutting them out individually, I upload the free food .svg file to Cricut Design Space. I printed them and cut them directly from the paper, then I run them through my Xyron laminate cartridge.
Cut each one out and then apply the stiffer side of the velcro to the back of the laminated cardstock. Place the softer side of the velcro to the cabinet or board. Then you can add 4 additional soft pieces of velcro to the cabinet so that they can pull what they want and place it there.
I cut a piece of vinyl to adhere above asking him “What Do I Want To Eat Today?”.
This toddler speech therapy activity is helpful to children with speech delay because it shows them common food choices and allows them to learn how to voice it on their own.
My experience with speech therapy for my toddler
The speech therapist always tells me why it’s important that they hear words multiple times. They hear it and then realize that’s what it’s called and will eventually relay that same word to you when they’re needing something.
He has a tendency just to make whimpers to us when he wants something, I’ve learned with this toddler speech therapy activity that helps with food and with drinks. Malakai no longer just whimpers, he’s actually saying what he wants, when he wants it.
You start with simple sounds that they can learn and add more to in the future. Sounds like “ba”, “da”, “pa”, “guh”, and “huh”. Reach out to your local school district to see if they offer programs like this to you and also discuss with your pediatrician. You and your doctor can make an informed decision on what kind of therapy, if any, is necessary.
Malakai also had an issue when he needed tubes in his ears. If they seem to just make a wah noise or not really enunciating sounds, that could be a sign of your child’s ears not draining correctly. I arranged with my ENT to have ear tubes put in Malakai’s ears and I’d say within a month or two, he was got out some new sounds and words.
Do you love alphabet magnets but hate the look of them? Create these easy DIY alphabet magnets and be stylish as your child is learning how to spell. This post contains affiliate links, thank you for your support.
DIY alphabet magnets are easier to make than you think. I’ve included a free printable for you or if you have a Cricut or Silhouette, I’ve got the .png images of the individual letters. Use your Xyron Creative Station with the Laminate Magnet cartridge and create these in a matter of minutes.
Just print off the free printable and cut out the letters individually or you can do it by line. You’ll see that cutting out individual letters first isn’t really necessary because it all gets covered by the laminate protector and backed with the magnet sheet.
After you’ve run your letters through the Xyron Magnet Laminate, cut them out individually. The magnet sheet is thin enough that regular scissors do the trick.
What is the Xyron Magnet Laminate Cartridge?
The cartridge has two sides that runs through the Creative Station. It has the top side as a laminate and the bottom section is a thin magnet sheet. The Xyron Laminate Magnet cartridge comes in a 5″ size. You can use it on your 9″ Creative Station or a 5″ Creative Station. It is a refill cartridge that comes in a sturdy box so when you have it in storage, you won’t damage your cartridge.
To celebrate the release of the new Cricut Wisteria Explore Air 2, exclusive to JOANN, make these awesome DIY Avenger Masks. Perfect timing for Avengers: Infinity War.This post contains affiliate links. At no extra cost to you, I receive a small commision. Thank you for your support.
I just saw the movie this opening weekend and I usually don’t feel like they knocked my socks off. They did this time. To show my excitement and Malakai’s excitement for seeing Hulk, we made him these paper Avengers masks using the new Cricut Wisteria Explore Air 2 Bundle available exclusively at JOANN stores.
I’ve been using the Cricut machines for over 4 years now and I cannot express how beautiful the new Wisteria Cricut Explore is. It has a metallic sheen to it and it looks beautiful in my craft room along with its sister, the Cricut Maker. It fits perfect for the Pantone color of the year, Ultra Violet. I also love the Bluetooth capability so that I can easily use my mobile phone to cut my project. My desktop conked out a few months ago so my husband and I are sharing a laptop, not ideal but, it’s working because I have my mobile devices to use my Cricuts.I began by using the Print Then Cut method for my Cricut.To start, you want to first calibrate your machine so that you get a good, close cut. You also want your bleed lines to be on so that your cut line will be on the printed project.After you’ve printed your masks, you will place them on your included Light Grip Mat and set the smart dial to Cardstock. Your machine will begin by reading the registration lines and then it will begin cutting. With your Explore models, you want to use white paper to print your items on. The Cricut Printable Vinyl is great for making stickers. I also love their thicker Printable Sticker Paper but it will not pull through my HP 8610 Printer.The easiest way to remove any paper from your Cricut mats is to bend your mat backwards and let the paper peel off. If you pull the paper directly, you will curl your paper and you can’t move on to your other part of the project until that’s resolved.The cut file includes the hole so that you can easily add the elastic or twine. My son is two so there is no way he’s going to hold still enough for me to tie it on. He just holds it up and takes it right off. That’s why I love that they’re paper and easily made, I don’t feel bad if he only likes it for a few minutes. He’ll come back to it off-and-on for days.
So what’s included in your Cricut Wisteria Explore Air 2 Bundle? You’ll receive:
Wisteria Explore Air 2
Wisteria XL Scraper and Weeder
Holographic Sparkle Vinyl
Iron-On in pink, teal, purple, gold and silver
New Foil Embossed Paper in pink and silver (for all your paper crafts)
Head to your nearest JOANN stores and pick up the Cricut Wisteria Explore Air 2 Bundle and get crafting today to create these DIY Avenger Masks, Iron Man says so 😉
Did you know that Tuesday Morning offers a wide selection of scrapbooking supplies? I love taking everyday things and jazzing them up for the perfect Butterfly Party for spring.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you to Tuesday Morning for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
I love Tuesday Morning stores. They offer a great selection of name-brand everyday items, quality toys and an amazing scrapbooking selection. When I was there I saw several Cricut’s, We-R Memories Stitch Happy machines and Singer sewing machines. I was most excited to find some Bazzill cardstock that usually retails for $1 a sheet but I got it for $3.99 for 25! I have a lot of cardstock…a lot and I was really excited to add more to my collection.
I love the contrast of the black and white with the colors in the cardstock. These Maggie Holmes papers are some of my favorites. I found a lot of American Crafts brand items at Tuesday Morning. They’re always good quality and it’s even better finding it at a reasonable price.To create this butterfly party was really easy. I used some shapes in Cricut Design Space and then just assembled them all using some scrapbook adhesive. Just add some candies and ribbons and you’ve tied the entire look of the party together.7Tuesday Morning offers high-quality items at low prices. I love a good find and I love some good scrapbooking materials. I know that this will be my first stop when I’m looking for items from now on. Find your local Tuesday Morning store here.
Welcome to summer! That’s every mother’s nightmare or best wish come true. Make these adorable summer pineapple gift boxes to welcome your child to summer vacation. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
Summer, oh summer – I don’t love you but my kids sure do! I’ve created these incredibly cute pineapple gift boxes with summer tags and initials to gift them when they come home from school on their last day.
Cutting Mylar paper is just like cutting acetate. The one I’ve found from Bazzill is darling and sturdy. You can definitely use Cricut’s acetate paper that comes in really cute patterns too. Choose that setting on your Cricut and cut away. There were a couple snags but it didn’t ruin the project so it didn’t bother me.Cut your pineapple toppers out of cardstock and place a small bead of hot glue in one corner and allow it to set.To assemble your pineapple gift boxes, use glue dots. I used 4 along the side seam and one on each fold on the top. Assemble the top first working from one end to the other to complete the circle. Then adhere the two sides together.Use hot glue to adhere the pineapple gift box topper to the actual pineapple. I just placed two small beads of glue and allowed it to harden before moving on to the next. Try not to move your topper too much as it’s drying or else it’ll just take longer and you may mess up your project.Place your candy in some clear cellophane bags and place them inside the pineapple gift boxes. Use some cute twine to tie the tags onto your summer gift boxes.
To see all other great Welcome to Summer ideas, check out the links below.