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Easy Valentine’s Day Kids Shirt with Cricut

I love making themed shirts for my littlest! Today, I’m working with the Cricut EasyPress and Cricut iron-on to create a quick and easy Valentine’s Day t-shirt.

I found these cute blank tees at Target over the summer and bought up a bunch of every color. Other than that all you need is iron-on in your choice of colors and an iron or heat press. I’m using my Cricut Maker here but any die cutting machine will work!

This is the file I used. It’s an oldie from way back when I was a blogger for Silhouette America. I just replaced the O with a heart to make it more festive. I checked the Silhouette store and it’s still available for download!

Fail Process Video

I had a little bit of trouble getting the iron-on to stick to the shirt in my video. This was my first time attempting to record myself and it was an epic fail. Insert facepalm here. When I noticed the vinyl wasn’t sticking after a second pass with the Easy Press I decided to cut the camera off and troubleshoot. So, the video is incomplete but you get the gist of it.

I figured I would show you the video because it was too much effort not to, plus it helps you get an idea of the process.

You can see in the video that I removed the letter i, the heart and the letter u before ironing on the white vinyl. After the white vinyl has properly adhered to the shirt, iron on the letter i, the heart, and the letter u in pink. Just be careful not to melt your white letters.

I love the combination of white, pink and grey! Festive enough for Valentine’s Day but not so “in your face” pink and red so that it can’t be worn year round.

I know this is a super simple shirt but I wanted to share with any beginners out there! If you have any questions leave me a comment! Happy crafting!

 

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8 Comments

  • January 23, 2018 at 12:12 pm
    william

    awesome. Great idea! Very creative. this tutorial is very helpful. The step by step explanation is fabulous. Check out our link here for more vinyl stuff: https://goo.gl/pNBjmq

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  • January 30, 2018 at 12:44 am
    Tammy

    I love this project, but I can’t find the file in silhouette design store.

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    • January 30, 2018 at 2:15 am
      Kayla

      Hey, Tammy! It’s definitely still there! Just search for ABC’s! 🙂

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      • January 31, 2018 at 2:04 pm
        Tammy

        Thank you, Kayla!

  • February 2, 2018 at 2:08 pm
    Debbie Tucker

    I would like to know how you used a silhouette design in the cricut. I also ha e both machines and hate that I can’t use the files I both.

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    • February 2, 2018 at 4:29 pm
      Kayla

      It depends on which Silhouette software version you’re using. I have business edition which allows you to save designs as SVG’s. Then I just upload the SVG into Design Space!

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  • February 8, 2018 at 9:46 pm
    Sara Matherne

    Hi! I was just wondering what size you cut this for the little shirt you are using?

    Thanks!

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    • February 9, 2018 at 4:18 pm
      Kayla

      Hi Sara, I think it was around 9 inches in height. Hope that helps!

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