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



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







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.