Coffee?

I have had friends ask me if I could make personalized coffee cups and while I have told them yes, I  also tell them they are not dishwasher safe. I would use the permanent vinyl and it would last through many hand washes. But I wanted something I didn’t have to worry about so when I found an inexpensive mug press I bought it! Such fun!!!

Materials

HTV heat transfer vinyl

mug

mug heat press

Settings

15″ KNK Maxx

red capped blade

Force 32

Speed 400

multi pass 2

When cutting HTV I always use the multicut. I simply typed the sayings, resized them to fit the mug, mirrored the image and cut it. Once it was cut and weeded it was just a matter of applying it to the cup and placing it in the heat press. I used 350 degrees for 60 second but each press will have it’s own settings. My son in law and niece are realtors so I thought they might enjoy these cups.

New beginnings

My son recently bought his own practice and moved from San Diego to Wisconsin.Then they got a kitten to keep their older cat company. Their older cat had a skin condition which made it scratch and caused sores. So like any good cat person, his better half Annie, had a dress made so the open area would be covered and ordered a matching dress for the kitten. I applied the logo to the dresses. The kitten in a Savannah hybrid, her name is Lily. The older cat , Mia, has since healed and the kitten has outgrown her dress.

 

And then because at one time I had ordered 200 koozies ( just in case I ever needed a koozie) I made some Koozies with their logo.

Materials

Heat transfer vinyl

heat press

Settings

15″ KNK MAXX

Speed 350

Force 33  2 passes

red capped blade

 

Both were pretty simple. My son had designed the logo and sent it to me as a jpeg. I was able to trace it and turn it into a KNK file. I then mirrored the image and cut it from the heat transfer vinyl.  When cutting htv I use a lower force but do a multiple cut with 2 passes. It seems to weed better this way. I don’t do a lot with htv and my heat press compared to regular vinyl, but everytime I make something with HTV I am so happy that I invested in a heat press.

Birthday shirts

As I am preparing this post I have come to realize that my Maxx and I may have an unhealthy relationship. I chose to use my Maxx to cut the Heat Transfer Vinyl instead of using my Force. I was trying to rationalize why and thought that it is like having a husband and then seeing a new guy that is newer and stronger and deciding that he was better and then FORCEing him to stand by while you played with the new guy. Like my husband, Maxx and I have been together a long time. As long as Maxx is alive he will be my go to guy. But I need to learn how to use the Force so when that sad day comes I am prepared. I know, therapy is probably in order…but then, Maxx is my therapist. :~)

On to the shirts. These started out when I was able to buy Crayola Fabric markers on clearance for $1. I told my daughter that I would like to make shirts for my granddaughters birthday party and have an outline so the girls could then color the shirts. This is what she asked me to design. The girls will color in the heart and the {you}. Once it is colored it will then be heat set and ready to wear. Here is the file for the shirt. It should have KNK,MTC and SVG ready for the Force. Be you tiful shirt

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heat transfer vinyl

t shirt from Wal-Mart

heat press

Settings

15″ KNK MAXX

red capped blade

70 force

400 speed

heat press 320 degrees for 20 seconds

Heat transfer vinyl

About a year ago I bought a heat press. I love cutting vinyl and thought that I could have a lot of fun with heat transfer vinyl. From what I read on line you can have a lot of success using an iron but a heat press is definitely faster and less work. I don’t use it as much as I would like to but when I do it sure is fun.

A friend has a sister who is a Chicago Bears fan, we live in WI, we are not Bears fans. So her sister asked for a Bears shirt for Christmas and this is what we came up with. :O)

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The red Glitterflex HTV is so pretty on this shirt

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For a little princess in my life

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And for the little princesses Aunt I made a hoodie using Thermoflex

 

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Materials

Glitterflex

Thermoflex

Settings

KNK Maxx

Red capped blade

Force 50

Speed 400

2 passes for Glitterflex

The fun thing about the shirts is that the majority of them are just using a font to create the verse and then mirroring it so that it appears correct on the shirt. Most of the shirts cost under $10 to create, including the price of the shirt. The hoodie was a bit more.

It’s me again!

I may have a warped sense of humor and put that together with a heat press and it can be dangerous.

IMG_3723 In case you are so inclined here is the file. HTV my wife is psyc Hot Ic

Materials

HTV vinyl

Heat Press

KNK Maxx

Settings

15″Knk Maxx

red capped blade Force 60

Speed 450

Temp 320 for 25 seconds